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Re: The CrumpleSteel DecaDynasty: Generation 8, Chapter 125 31/12/12
« Reply #700 on: December 31, 2012, 05:54:27 AM »
Party Babies

This one's mostly a filler chapter because a lot has happened but I didn't take very many screenshots.



Gabrielle: Rawr! Rawr! Rawr!

Iris: Ahhhhh! Mummy help!

Nothing like a bit of child-scaring to start a chapter, is there?



And yep, Gabrielle's pregnant again, as most of you guessed.



The twins become toddlers. Which is a good thing, as I hate the burrito stage. Toddlers you can have some fun with.

Gabrielle: You hate the burrito stage? You're not the one cleaning up their nappies and getting woken up in the night by twins screaming in tandem.

No, but I have twin younger siblings, I have a pretty good idea what it's like.



Meet Ethel. She seems to mostly have inherited her looks from Kris. I like that they've gone down another generation. I don't know where the hair colour is from though, probably Great-Granny Lexa.



Her favourite colour is black, and so she ends up looking slightly like an orphan from the Victorian era. I suppose with the naming theme I've got going for this generation, that's kinda to be expected.

I don't think I gave you her traits; they're Athletic and Clumsy. I random roll for all the spare's traits.



And Mary. Her hair is from Daniel, and I think she favours Gabrielle more in looks but I can't really tell yet.



Her favourite colour is spice berry and her traits are Genius and Virtuoso. Toy xylophones and peg boxes all round, then.

Ethel: Eurgh.

Yes, well, you can't train athletic skill as a toddler, can you?

Gabrielle: You do realise you're talking to a baby who can't talk, don't you?

Shut up.



Gabrielle CrumpleSteel's guide to toddler training

Always toilet train your toddler first. Not only does it reduce the amount of messy nappies you'll have to clean up, but it also means they can't talk back to you while you're doing it.



Get your husband/partner/anyone to help you. It's important to have regular breaks from the toddlers, else you'll go insane. It's also good for the toddler to bond with their other parent, and try out different teaching styles to see how they learn best.

And, your husband gave them the stubborn gene so he should at least try to deal with it.



Choose a safe location for your training. The nursery is a good idea. The kitchen, with it's well documented dangers, is a terrible idea.

Although being near the fridge for bribery purposes can be useful.



When teaching to talk, talk about topics which may interest your child. For example, when dealing with a toddler expressing musical genius, do not talk about topics such as sport. Instead, discuss music or Fermat's Last Theorem.

And that is how to train your toddler.



Back to the story...

Iris turns child. Daniel's thrown a formal party for the occasion. Iris, being insane, does not dress up.

Daniel: Stay tiny. Please. If I don't let you blow out the candles, you won't grow up and then it'll all be fine.

It doesn't work like that.

Gabrielle: No, please age her up. It's one less lot of nappies. Not that you do nappies.



Kieran: Eurgh. Toddlers are smelly.

Yes, Kieran's back! He was in Daniel's relationship panel but not able to be invited over for ages, and then randomly the day of this party could be invited round again. He's suffered some kind of weird aging bug though, and has become an elder already even though he's Daniel's twin and so shouldn't be an elder for another few days yet.

Kieran: Please stop talking about me like I'm not in the screenshot.

Sorry.



Iris sparkles up into a child.

Iris: Tickles.



Gabrielle: It's coming!

You've had three already, this one should be a doddle.

Gabrielle: You... try... it...



Daniel: I can't believe you're here. Sophie, Cait and I thought we'd never see you again. How could you worry us like that?!

Kieran: I'm sorry. It wasn't my fault.

Daniel: No, you just upped and left us. Not your fault at all.

Kieran: Let me explain, please? Your watcher thinks it was a glitch, but actually... well, it's weirder and more exciting than that. Give me five minutes and I promise you it'll make sense.



Kieran: Brothers?

Daniel: Brothers.

Gabrielle: I'm having a baby here! Can't you take your emotional moments and plot hints elsewhere?!

Daniel and Kieran: Sorry.



Here's child Iris.



Her new trait is Photographers Eye. Yep, trying to supermax Photography. I do have a backup though, if I can't get some of the challenges to register like I know sometimes is a problem.

Iris: It'll be the shark's fault if they don't. Not yours or mine.

Sharks???

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Re: The CrumpleSteel DecaDynasty: Generation 8, Chapter 125 31/12/12
« Reply #701 on: December 31, 2012, 06:04:28 AM »
Return of the SHARKS!

Iris is one cute kid  :)
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Re: The CrumpleSteel DecaDynasty: Generation 8, Chapter 125 31/12/12
« Reply #702 on: December 31, 2012, 06:11:01 AM »
The Sharks return! This will be interesting.


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Re: The CrumpleSteel DecaDynasty: Generation 8, Chapter 125 31/12/12
« Reply #704 on: December 31, 2012, 07:08:01 AM »
Iris is adorable! I'm glad the sharks find their way back lol. :P

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Re: The CrumpleSteel DecaDynasty: Generation 8, Chapter 125 31/12/12
« Reply #705 on: December 31, 2012, 10:39:54 AM »
Gabrielle's guide to toddler training is a gem!
Lol - Kieran has a story to tell... Another cliffhanger?  :D

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Re: The CrumpleSteel DecaDynasty: Generation 8, Chapter 125 31/12/12
« Reply #706 on: December 31, 2012, 10:41:39 AM »
They're so cute!

Yeah, that's really all there is to say. Cutest Crumplesteels yet. Oh, and a big "welcome back" to Kelsey's anti-shark sentiments. I was starting to miss them.



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Re: The CrumpleSteel DecaDynasty: Generation 8, Chapter 125 31/12/12
« Reply #707 on: December 31, 2012, 10:46:18 AM »
The sharks return! It's always the sharks! Oh Iris, you're going to be way too much fun. And this time it's the insane one who is the heir!

Poor Kieran though. I hate it when non-household members age strangely. :/

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Re: The CrumpleSteel DecaDynasty: Generation 8, Chapter 125 31/12/12
« Reply #708 on: December 31, 2012, 12:15:30 PM »
*plays doom like music* The CrumpleSteel Decadynasty: Return of the SHARKS! Coming to a forum near you.
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Re: The CrumpleSteel DecaDynasty: Generation 8, Chapter 125 31/12/12
« Reply #709 on: December 31, 2012, 08:59:15 PM »
Good to see that someone in the CrumpleSteel household knows of and is prepared to defend against the dreaded sharks! I'm sure Gabrielle and Daniel would have been helpless otherwise.
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Re: The CrumpleSteel DecaDynasty: Generation 8, Chapter 125 31/12/12
« Reply #710 on: December 31, 2012, 09:40:35 PM »
Kelsey would be proud, I'm sure.

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Re: The CrumpleSteel DecaDynasty: Generation 8, Chapter 125 31/12/12
« Reply #711 on: January 01, 2013, 12:31:01 PM »
The sharks... from Kelsey Crumplesteel return... in an all new show... with her great great niece... Iris Crumplesteel! Brace yourself for an epic journey with sharks in Iris' Anti-Shark Generation. Coming soon to a cinema near you!

Is insane one of Iris' traits? I know it's kind of one of mine...
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Re: The CrumpleSteel DecaDynasty: Generation 8, Chapter 125 31/12/12
« Reply #712 on: January 04, 2013, 09:48:41 AM »
I'm glad you all enjoyed the return of the sharks! I was worried about leaving the family undefended for too long...

bubbles, Iris's traits are Insane, Hates the Outdoors and Photographer's Eye. She's an unusual insane sim though, she's normally wearing the right clothes.


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Re: The CrumpleSteel DecaDynasty: Generation 8, Chapter 126 4/1/13
« Reply #713 on: January 04, 2013, 10:23:42 AM »
Zombies in the Family Way



We start with a birth. Meet Albert CrumpleSteel. It was about time we had a boy this generation. I've not been influencing the genders.

Daniel: I was beginning to feel very outnumbered.

Gabrielle: You're still outnumbered.

Daniel: Shhh.



Iris has so far enjoyed a skill-free childhood of dressing like a princess and riding a rocking horse.

Iris: Fly! Fly you fools!



When I say skill-free, I mean listening to photography tabcasts.

Iris: It's not a tabcast. It's a device by which I can keep in contact with other anti-shark activists. And by which they give me lessons in photography in between sightings.

That sounds suspiciously like a photography tabcast to me.



Iris: Daddy... can I have a camera?

Daniel: How did you get so big?

Iris: I grew. Can I have a camera?

Daniel: A camera? I remember when you were so tiny I was scared of dropping you, and now you're so big I'm not sure I could pick you up...

Iris: If you get me a camera I won't grow anymore.

Daniel: Done.



Daniel: You won't grow will you, Ethie?

Ethel: Never call me Ethie.



Iris: Mum... can we shark-proof the house?

Gabrielle: Shark-proof?

Daniel: There's no water nearby, they can't get here.

Iris: That's what you think. But we have custard, and there's such a thing as Shark Infested Custard you know. You have to be very careful to buy reputable custard.

Gabrielle: One day my life will become sane again.

Not with four children it won't.



Albert's birthday comes and he's on the floor next to the rocking horse.



He ages up alone. Luckily he's too young to notice.

Albert: Goo.

Gabrielle: Stop trying to guilt trip me, or you can change Mary's nappy!



He's got some really awesome pink eyes. I'm not sure who he takes after.



Iris: I can't believe they put me in time-out for rigging the sinks up to be shark proof. It's not my fault their taps weren't safe.



Gabrielle: Come on Albie. That's a good boy. Walk to Mummy.

Albert: Okay!

Ladies and gentlemen, introducing the first CrumpleSteel baby to ever agree with toddler training.



Gabrielle: Finally no nooboos in the house, finally everyone is old enough to use the toilet by themselves. Freedom at last. I'm surprised any of my plants are still alive, the little amount of time I've had to look after them lately.

Daniel: I wouldn't be so sure about 'old enough to use the toilet'.

Gabrielle: Why are you damp?



However, the house will not be staying nooboo free for long.

Gabrielle: I feel like a factory.



And to add insult to injury, the last remaining plants might not live long. I can't believe I forgot to fence them in.



Hospital Escapee Paparazzi: A zombie party! EPIC!



But... who is this one?



Kieran?



Noooooooo!

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Re: The CrumpleSteel DecaDynasty: Generation 8, Chapter 126 4/1/13
« Reply #714 on: January 04, 2013, 10:37:01 AM »
Oh my goodness! Kieran the ZOMBIE! I usually get homeless townies as zombies so this is just weird!

And I don't know how you can cope with any more nooboos! But, Gabrielle, remember that Madison in my Dynasty ended up with ten kids so let's hope your Watcher isn't that cruel to you as I was the Madison!
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Re: The CrumpleSteel DecaDynasty: Generation 8, Chapter 126 4/1/13
« Reply #715 on: January 04, 2013, 10:40:19 AM »
Good grief! That was so totally unexpected... Poor Kieran!  :-\
Unexpected, because what comes before is utterly delightful.
Young Albert's eyes are so pretty. Iris is a walking bundle of fun and Ethel had me in a fit of giggles. :)

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Re: The CrumpleSteel DecaDynasty: Generation 8, Chapter 126 4/1/13
« Reply #716 on: January 04, 2013, 10:45:27 AM »
Ha!  That was a twist.  Poor Keiran needs some elixer, stat.

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Re: The CrumpleSteel DecaDynasty: Generation 8, Chapter 126 4/1/13
« Reply #717 on: January 04, 2013, 11:40:05 AM »
Oh my goodness! Kieran the ZOMBIE! I usually get homeless townies as zombies so this is just weird!

And I don't know how you can cope with any more nooboos! But, Gabrielle, remember that Madison in my Dynasty ended up with ten kids so let's hope your Watcher isn't that cruel to you as I was the Madison!

I think Kieran is a homeless townie now. I can't find where he lives at any rate. I'm not sure how I cope with more nooboos either! I might have cut down drastically for the last couple of generations if I want to finish this anytime soon.

Good grief! That was so totally unexpected... Poor Kieran!  :-\
Unexpected, because what comes before is utterly delightful.
Young Albert's eyes are so pretty. Iris is a walking bundle of fun and Ethel had me in a fit of giggles. :)

I know, I feel so sorry for Kieran. Albert's eyes are random, they're saved from an IF I had. And I love Iris. She's mad but in a good way.

Ha!  That was a twist.  Poor Keiran needs some elixer, stat.

Poor boy. Next time I move a sibling out, I'm buying them a house.

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Re: The CrumpleSteel DecaDynasty: Generation 8, Chapter 126 4/1/13
« Reply #718 on: January 04, 2013, 11:53:10 AM »
Poor boy. Next time I move a sibling out, I'm buying them a house.

Sorry, but that might not work :(.  I've had exactly the same problem in my Life States Dynasty (well, apart from the zombie part - I don't have Supernatural).  I moved out two of triplets who were the wrong life state and they disappeared from the house I'd bought.  They're still in the family tree but have become homeless (in fact, I've not seen either of them around town since just after they moved, so they may have gone altogether) and they can't be invited to parties.  I thought it was because I was playing with ghosts until I saw you'd had the same trouble with Kieran.

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« Reply #719 on: January 04, 2013, 11:58:16 AM »
Sorry, but that might not work :(.  I've had exactly the same problem in my Life States Dynasty (well, apart from the zombie part - I don't have Supernatural).  I moved out two of triplets who were the wrong life state and they disappeared from the house I'd bought.  They're still in the family tree but have become homeless (in fact, I've not seen either of them around town since just after they moved, so they may have gone altogether) and they can't be invited to parties.  I thought it was because I was playing with ghosts until I saw you'd had the same trouble with Kieran.

That's exactly what happened to Kieran. He moved out with his wife and a baby son, his wife disappeared completely and Kieran and James (son) were in the family tree but unable to be invited to parties. Until randomly one day Kieran became able to be invited to parties. It's actually somewhat ironic, all of my sims in this file are named after people I know and the RL Kieran is prone to disappearing.

Maybe it's a new glitch. Still, I hope your ghosts turn up again like Kieran did.

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Re: The CrumpleSteel DecaDynasty: Generation 8, Chapter 126 4/1/13
« Reply #720 on: January 04, 2013, 01:50:06 PM »
It's actually somewhat ironic, all of my sims in this file are named after people I know and the RL Kieran is prone to disappearing.

:)

Maybe it's a new glitch. Still, I hope your ghosts turn up again like Kieran did.

Thanks, I hope so, too - although I've worked it into the story in case they don't.  It's been over a generation now.

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Re: The CrumpleSteel DecaDynasty: Generation 8, Chapter 126 4/1/13
« Reply #721 on: January 04, 2013, 02:22:58 PM »
That's exactly what happened to Kieran. He moved out with his wife and a baby son, his wife disappeared completely and Kieran and James (son) were in the family tree but unable to be invited to parties. Until randomly one day Kieran became able to be invited to parties. It's actually somewhat ironic, all of my sims in this file are named after people I know and the RL Kieran is prone to disappearing.

Maybe it's a new glitch. Still, I hope your ghosts turn up again like Kieran did.

Poor Kieran seems to be down on his luck... I've got it! It's the hat! Now that he's got no awesome hat, everything is falling apart! Or it could be a glitch... but my idea is more likely ;D
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Re: The CrumpleSteel DecaDynasty: Generation 8, Chapter 126 4/1/13
« Reply #722 on: January 04, 2013, 05:52:09 PM »
Oh dear. :o

Poor Kieran! That's just terrible...

At least the nooboos are adorable. Wow, do Gabrielle and Daniel have a houseful! I'll bet Daniel is wanting another boy to help even things out a bit.

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Gabrielle: Why are you damp?

That part was just hilarious!

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Re: The CrumpleSteel DecaDynasty: Generation 8, Chapter 126 4/1/13
« Reply #723 on: January 05, 2013, 12:46:03 AM »
It can't be! Keiran, a zombie! He has to be cured right away!

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Re: The CrumpleSteel DecaDynasty: Generation 8, Chapter 126 4/1/13
« Reply #724 on: January 05, 2013, 03:43:31 AM »
Not zombie Kieran! Of all the sims in town to choose from, Kieran had to become a zombie!

Come on, this baby has got to be Gabrielle's last. Five kids, really?
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