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Grats on getting the red back in, Rica! Sorry to hear about your travel troubles. I'm sure everything will work out in the end though, even if that means giving up photography.
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I'm sorry to hear about the travel problems. You are so close to finishing now, I'm sure everything will work out fine! :)



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Re: Artie's Lunar Lunacy (New Chapter: Yes Another Birthday)
« Reply #602 on: July 30, 2012, 12:22:19 AM »

Apollo: "You're just the cutest little guy I've ever seen with your little cowboy hat."
Amon: "Grandpa!"
Rica: "Hey that's what you get for not running away.  Just think Apollo is the nicest of the meanies."


Amon: "They call me a rhinestone cowboy.."
Rica: "NO! Stop it right now."
Amon: "What's wrong?"
Rica: "You guys glitched out the other one and this one doesn't make you sound better so you sound horrible."
Amon: "Hey.  I have feelings you know."
Rica: "That's nice.  You obviously don't have hearing."


Every night before bed, Cory would read to Amon from the riding book.  She gained a whole level in riding and when he aged up, it was like I hadn't even bothered.  I think we did it wrong.
Cory: "And this part is the head of the horse.  It's supposed to be facing the same way as yours.  It's also where the teeth are.  Keep your fingers away if you want to keep them."
Amon: "Do horses fart?"
Cory: "Just listen and pass out ok honey?"


Out of boredom, Cory got to learn how to paint.  I forgot she was evil until I realized this is supposed to be like purple or something.


Artie: "My butt, my beautiful butt!"
Rica: "You're the who decided to do a metal sculpture!"


Bob: "Hey ole girl.  Ready to come home with me?"
Bronte: "Wondered when you would show. "
Bob: "Yeah it's a shame about dogs living shorter lives but you're 45.  That's not too bad really."
Cory: "Oh.  You're just here for the dog."


Bob: "Hey hey Be careful.  If I go home with some strange mark, Sheila will kill me first and ask questions later."
Artie: "Tell her hi for me before it happens though."
Bob: "Always always. Can't wait until we can start going to barbecues together again."
Amon: "What kind of barbecues?"
Artie: "The kind that are rated R for Roasting and of course all the bad things that happen during one.  So.. no more asking."
Angus: "Come on kiddo.  Let's go see your first unicorn."


Bob: -pops in- "Oh hi little Grim.  This is kind of awkward."
Angus: "I guess we're not getting that unicorn after all."
Amon: "You again?  Are you the only reaper on duty tonight or something?"
Bob: "No.  It's just easier to send one guy to one town than to make several do it.  Less paperwork if it's a double pickup."
Amon: "What do you mean?"
Bob: "Uhh.. Ask Artie."
Amon: "Didn't know how to explain the answer did you?"


Bob: "Bye kid. "
Amon: "That was awesome.  It sucks the unicorn died but hey I want to see that again."
Angus: "See what again?"
Amon: "The place beyond the light."
Angus: "I think it's time you had a chat with the rest of us."


Amon: "Dad says I was to come talk to you guys about something."
Apollo: "He should have already taught you how to wipe.  What more info could you need?"
Amon: "I want to know about the place beyond the light."
Artie: -blinks and hits button on remote.  TV breaks-
Apollo: "Aw man."
Ares: "This should be good."
Artie: "Woman.  Leave."
Rica: "I never get to listen to the good stuff."


On the day of his birthday, Amon got awarded the best ballet dancer award.  Isn't he so cute in his little outfit?


Mario: "So you see, I just can't help but think that you prefer my company to that of your housemates.  So when I hear there is going to be a party, I have to throw one too to get you away from them.  I'll keep doing it until my vampire days are over for you and our daughter."
Saffron: "I don't think you realize just how close I am to my family.  Perhaps we should leave your party and go to my house."
Mario: "You mean his house."
Saffron: "No I meant mine."


One...


... Two.  Amon made sure to throw in some pranks while he was still cute and adorable. 


Prince Amon the First: "I want a pony."


Rica: -whistles- "Hey cutie.  Looks like the Cross nose is almost officially gone.  We're back to looking like Artie."
Amon: "Where's my pony?"
Rica: "You didn't think I would just give you one did you?"
Amon: "Yes."
Rica: "Sorry kiddo.  You're going to actually have to go buy one after school tomorrow."


He's a heartbreaker. 


Amon: -thinks- "I don't need to buy one.  I can just watch one for a while and then get it to move in."
Rica: "I knew you weren't paying attention to those riding books before bed."
Amon: "What's that supposed to mean?"
Wild Horse: -spooked by sudden talking, runs off-
Amon: "Now look what you did."
Rica: "Yes but you have to be a high level rider to actually adopt a wild horse."
Amon: "Oh.  Well then.  I guess we better get me some riding skill."


Rica: "Hey not bad.  What's her name?"
Amon: "Alegra."
Rica: "Hello Alegra."
Amon: "Silly Rica.  Horses can't hear you."
Alegra: -dumps her rider-
Amon: "Hey.  You made me spook her."
Rica: "Yes now get off your tookus, get back on and go home.  Sheesh.  I've got some city planning to figure out real quick."




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You always have the best stories, Rica. I haven't done riding yet, so it'll be interesting to see you and drift doing it in your dynasties. Good luck!

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Wow, Amon is a total hottie. All your Grims have such ripped abs! It's Insane ;)
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I love the shot of Artie jumping into the divewell. "My butt, my beautiful butt!" Hahahaha! Too awesome.

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Hello, Amon! I've also never had a riding sim, in fact - I've never even had a horse in my games yet.

I think the Grims get hotter and hotter as each generation goes by! (No offence to Artie, original is always best ;))



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Wow, Amon is a total hottie. All your Grims have such ripped abs! It's Insane ;)

When I made Artie, his muscle definition was all the way to the right so it was maxed.   We've had nothing but boys so I guess it will be interesting to see what Gen 7 looks like or even Gen 8 if it's another boy. 
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Amon is a real heartbreaker! it will be interesting to see him learning the riding skill lol.
I love the picture of grim riding the unicorn.

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Well Rica I have to say, yummy yummy yummy!!  ;D When you first started with Artie, I didn't think he could get any better. BUT he did. I am loving this story. And the heirs are so handsome and get better looking each generation. You GO GIRL!!  8) ~Shannon

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Hi, Ricalynn, I just got this huge tip from Ratchie to check out your story! She told me you're going for a record, which is extremely exciting! I saw your contents table and realised that there is a lot of ground to cover. It may be a little while before you hear from me again, because I am a slow reader. I like to chew over the details of a story and I'm a stickler for reading every comment made. Saying that, there will be a comment to follow this one once I'm up to date. :)

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Re: Artie's Lunar Lunacy (New Chapter: Horses Talk)
« Reply #611 on: August 02, 2012, 10:33:09 PM »

Amon: -bumpy voice- "Aaaaa-leeeggg-rrrr-aaa Sssslooooow d-ddd-ddown."


Alegra: "Don't be an idiot and I won't have to punish you."
Amon: "Wait.  Did you just speak?"
Alegra: "Of course I did you silly thing."
Amon: "But wait - the cat said that horses couldn't talk."
Alegra: "The cat was evil."
Amon: "So am I."
Alegra: "Yes but you're not 100% evil."
Rica: -mumbles- "The diet coke of evil."
Alegra: "More than that I would think.. Maybe the 10 flavors of Dr Pepper Evil versus the 23."


So this is the dog park as it looks when we put it down a while ago.


This is the dog park after Amon and I got to it.  It's no longer making me money but it's funny until I get the horse ranch placed properly.


Alegra: "This is kind of silly you know."
Rica: "I know but it's what he wants so who am I to deny him."
Alegra: "This is true but you know that without any of the Bigglesworths there will be trouble eventually."
Rica: "We were ordered."
Alegra: "Yes but they didn't expect you to bring in anymore."


Cory: "You want to put the money where you mouth is, old man?"
Apollo: -snickers- "You do anger so quickly.  So competitive.  I shall enjoy this victory."


Bridget: "I do like having you rodents around.  It's fun to watch you pretend you have freedom as you run about this rock without shelter."
Alegra: "So you're the cat.   You should pay more attention to horses.  We're true friends to Sims."
Bridget: "These are no ordinary Sims.  Let me tell you a story."
Alegra: "And then you will let me tell you one as well."


Saffron: "Prim! Darling is everything ok?"
Prim: "Mom!"
Saffron: "You were supposed to be at school for several more days.  What happened?"


Prim: "So you see I just couldn't stay behind with those snobs anymore.  I hated it there and I already have an A that will transfer to the schools here.  I'll be ok Mom.  I'm one logic away from maxing it and I've decided I want to be a doctor.  The local hospital will take me because of my previous experience.  It all works out."
Saffron: "I'm just glad to see you and have you home.   There are some things you should know.  Amon is a teenager now and your father became a vampire."
Prim: "Who's Amon?"


Amon: "So, my pretty little purple haired lady, how about I stand like this huh?  It shows off my manly chest."
Prim: "This is going to be a long night isn't it?"
Rica: "Yes but I have moodlet managers waiting.  Enjoy."



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Re: Artie's Lunar Lunacy (New Chapter: Horses Talk too!)
« Reply #612 on: August 02, 2012, 10:49:10 PM »
Yaay, talking horses!
Anyway, I'm curious about how PrimXAmon is going to work out...Will this finally be a fusing of the lines, or will it still be out of reach? We shall see soon, I bet.
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« Reply #613 on: August 03, 2012, 06:07:57 AM »
*Best doctor evil voice*  Just one calorie, not evil enough. *Rolls on floor laughing*

Thank you for yet another really good laugh!

I think I detect on coming schenanigans from Prim and Amon Grim, but will they bicker, or will they get all romantic-y, that is  the question.
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Re: Artie's Lunar Lunacy (New Chapter: Horses Talk too!)
« Reply #614 on: August 03, 2012, 08:51:02 AM »
Umm. Rica? When you picked the name, did you consider the likelihood that she would end up being Prim Grim? Or was that on purpose?
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« Reply #615 on: August 03, 2012, 08:57:59 AM »
Umm. Rica? When you picked the name, did you consider the likelihood that she would end up being Prim Grim? Or was that on purpose?
Totally on purpose.  My sister and I used to call Amon "Prim's Grim" before he was born because I literally didn't pick out his name until the screen was in front of me.  I think I stared at that little window forever.  I'm actually surprised no Korra fans have come out to say something. 
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Re: Artie's Lunar Lunacy (New Chapter: Horses Talk too!)
« Reply #616 on: August 03, 2012, 02:51:38 PM »
You are going to have so much fun with equestrienne!  Just make sure you queue Alegra up to "run around" a lot.  By the way, the horses can skill themselves in racing and jumping.  You just queue them up to either jump or race around the training track by themselves and they reach THEIR level super fast.  Then it's a matter of Amon doing a lot of reading to reach his level, then a bit of practice and voila!  I love the color of Alegra!  I didn't know you could choose a color like that.

Amon and Prim are so adorable I think they will make a wonderful couple and produce gorgeous nooboos.
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Re: Artie's Lunar Lunacy (New Chapter: Horses Talk too!)
« Reply #617 on: August 03, 2012, 02:54:49 PM »
Yeah it's too bad Amon only gets to have one child.  I may have to take him and Prim into an alternate life to see how cute they could be together.
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« Reply #618 on: August 03, 2012, 03:10:44 PM »
Of course she'll have him, how could she resist that manly chest? Hahaha, I hope she takes him, they are so beautiful...imagine a combination of them...
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Re: Artie's Lunar Lunacy (New Chapter: Horses Talk too!)
« Reply #619 on: August 03, 2012, 05:54:46 PM »
All up to date now! Wow, what a story! Mind blowing! And you're right up there with Ratchie and Juxt in the hall of comedy.  :)
I have a question. That museum (which you show very little off) is filled with masterpieces? Like, every single piece is a masterpiece?

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« Reply #620 on: August 03, 2012, 05:58:11 PM »
There is only one non-masterpiece painting, but all of the ice sculptures are masterpieces.  The photos are all the large size but some of them never appreciated in a manner that I thought they would so while some are quite large monetarily, others aren't so much.  I just took a tally of how my museum is doing and I don't think I'll ever reach yours and ratchie's scores but then again, you never know either.  Photos can't be masterpieces but there are some pictures that are worth more than others.

Thank you so much for reading by the way.  All pictures of the current museum are somewhere near Generation 6's teen cycle.  I promised Thomas I would show them and this is a promise I'm making to all my readers.
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Re: Artie's Lunar Lunacy (New Chapter: Horses Talk too!)
« Reply #621 on: August 03, 2012, 06:31:05 PM »
Dear Ricalynn,
I found that ice sculptures make up the bulk of the final museum value. For some reason rather, these works of art increase far quicker in value than paintings. The highest value of an ice sculpture in the Centauri museum was just over $60,000 (generation four). That was a masterpiece, but most others were just brilliant. So keep faith! Every painting I had was a masterpiece, but with all your ice sculptures being masterpieces, you will pull your score over the $2,000,000 mark for sure (and quite easily, I would have thought). I wish, I knew the secret to masterpiece ice sculptures like you do.
As you know, I did not do photography in my challenge. But listen to this: If you take a pic of, say, a toddler with a tiny bit of a real gnome, or a life plant, or a relic collection, even a gem, in it... there are chances that the 'portrait' registers as far mor than just 'my child' or 'my friend' etc. I've never tested how that would work abroad. Can you imagine? A portrait being worth what the dragon cave is worth?
Also, to make more masterpiece paintings, change the size of your paintings regularly. Make, say, four small paintings (normal mode) than do four large portraits in a row. I vow, you'll get more masterpieces that way.
One other thing, my founder did painting and sculpting from the beginning, but at generation four or five, the spouses - which all did what yours were doing - could not match the value of his pieces anymore - not even with the death bonus. Me thinks, your most talented immortal painter and/or sculptor should now paint/sculpt as much as possible to boost the initial value of their work. It keeps on going up and up!
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Re: Artie's Lunar Lunacy (New Chapter: Horses Talk too!)
« Reply #622 on: August 03, 2012, 06:43:05 PM »
Actually, it's against the rules to take a picture of something that is not the Sim involved.   So taking a picture of a Sim and it registering as anything not a Sim is invalid.  I can't take a picture of a Gnome or the Dragon Cave.   Although I did have a picture that when it traveled, failed to appreciate properly and it's one of my lower ones. 


And yes I know I screwed up on the painting but I'm hoping to correct that with some serious use of a moodlet manager since traveling is no longer an option for me.  Or not until I install my new RAM anyway.    When it is your turn to do another dynasty, I encourage you to PM me and I will tell a secret that I'm betting you wish you had known before!  ;D

Thanks again for your support.  Yes I'm going for the highest score possible but I'm also going for completion because if anyone deserves to not do this again.. it's Artie.
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Re: Artie's Lunar Lunacy (New Chapter: Horses Talk too!)
« Reply #623 on: August 03, 2012, 07:00:10 PM »
Aw, my bad, I did not know that. Thank Plumbob, I did not include photography in my dynasty.
OH! Sorry to hear you won't travel anymore.
Thanks so much for the invite to PM you! I will do, before I start. It may take a little while. I'm reading up on the stories of people who replied to my thread at the moment.
As for your last remark, I'm in total agreement. Artie glows!  ;D

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Re: Artie's Lunar Lunacy (New Chapter: Prim Makes a Move)
« Reply #624 on: August 03, 2012, 10:28:47 PM »

Prim: "So I hear the Prom is coming up on Tuesday at the school."
Amon: "Yeah I heard that too."
Prim: "I think you should take me since I'm the new kid in school."
Amon: "And why should I take you?"



Amon: "Ok good enough reason."


Amon: "I know we've been doing this sculpting thing nonstop for a couple of days now and we're best friends. Not to mention you're my prom date so how about we.. you know.. make it all official like?"
Prim: "Alright.  You're my boyfriend until you die or someone better comes along."


Rica: "Don't hurt yourself."
Alegra: "I'm just going to see the real Horse Ranch you put in town."
Rica: "Have fun.  I think you'll like it.  It might even work better if you live there."
Alegra: "That's what I was thinking."


Prim: "I don't understand why you can't wear your formal."
Amon: "Why should I?"
Rica: "Be glad he's not in his swimsuit.  You're welcome.  Have a good time.  Remember the party is at 10."


And we have Prom King and Prom Queen.  My streak lives on!


Rica: "Oh good you made it to the cake before you aged up in the middle of the road."
Saffron: "Happy Birthday sweetheart!"


Prim: -through clenched teeth- "How bad is it?"
Amon: -gasp-
Rica: "I almost like it but I think no."
Rica's Sister: "Give her a braid!"
Rica: "Exactly.  How about a braid?"


I think there is a family resemblance.  I'm not sure though.


Rica: "Very nice.  All very well suited for a future World Surgeon."
Prim: "Naturally.  Plus this means if Amon gets out of line with any of those floosies I met at Prom, I can give them experimental pills."
Rica: "Are you sure you don't have the hidden evil trait?"


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