Normally I would have posted some updates, however, both stories are on hiatus due to working overtime for the next forseeable future. I will pick these back up in due time and if I am able I will try (no promises) to update one story per month.
Hey Ciane (and others) I'm glad you could make it over. Your final gift Ciane is not just the sims and the house, but a story of what came to pass, and so with the amount of photos, I thought this might be an easier format. :)
This is Sashi Chopra, she just moved to Sunlit Tides. Her home is rather tiny and modest, but it's just her that lives there so not a huge deal. She got a job at the local restaurant and it helps pay the bills. She also has something special in her backyard.
It was the Wishing Well. She would spend what spare time she had fishing the seemingly endless supply of fish, day in and day out, until one day she threw a coin in. (Slideshow below)
Sashi had wished for a child, of course that's putting the cart before the horse, but whatever, it worked out for her . .sort of. Admittedly, Sashi was horrified that a demonic like child rose out of the well in a black shroud. And she was worried for a reason, that child was a prankster by nature. And enjoyed setting booby traps at the sink.
But like all things, it began to turn around. A bit more luck was happening at the well. A real means for Sashi to provide for Tanya, her strange little daughter. She would fish night and day, sometimes she would find a treasure chest, sometimes a fish she's never seen before would be caught, and sometimes a special gem would be found.
But what Sashi truly longed for was love. A husband, a partner, someone she could share her hopes and dreams with. A father figure for Tanya, and so one day, she wished really really hard.
And he was. He played with Tanya, usually water balloon fighting was more their speed and helped to curb Tanya's more prankster side.
And now you see, my part of the story ends. Sashi's soon to be husband wished for wealth and was rewarded with a pair of car keys of a very expensive car and they used that to build and furnish their home in a style they may not have had.
It's up to you now to decide what will happen to this family. Can a House built on Wishes really last? Or will it fade as easily as a dream? Download link is found on the original thread >>here<<
Hecate is a mysterious resident that lives in Storybrook. Most having never met her, especially those that live in the City Core. Sometimes though, for those that live in the Rural Core see an older, green skinned woman living in a small cottage with a huge pond and mountain as the backdrop.
They are never sure what she is: a witch? One of the fabled PlantSims? An alien? Though none really dare to disturb her as she cares for her small garden. With the stocked pond and fruits and veggies, she does not really need to leave her home.
She always has this look of resigned loneliness with a touch of Don't get too close. Children tend to avoid her place on Spooky Day and there never seems to be anyone that ever visits on any of the other simolidays. Hecate really is a recluse.
What we were able to determine is that Hecate is a very promising writer, concentrating on both Non-Fiction and Horror Novels. But the Mystery of who she is still remains to be solved.
We look in next on the Megacy family. The Megacy family are horse ranchers, some of the finest in the land, fast horses, good breeds, and the perfect little family: A Dad, a Mom, a first born son and a little girl. But it's not all happy fairy tales as from time to time, Ribbon and Levar get into some heated arguments in public.
It was Ribbon who had all the money and the last name of Megacy, Levar was merely a stable hand at her Father's ranch. The two fell in love, although most stated that Ribbon was merely slumming it, and the two married young, against her father's protests.
Ribbon was, at the time, rebelling, that she was no more than an Imaginary Friend turned real by the same little boy she used to play with, only all grown up, childless and calling her Daughter.
Most days, after a big fight, Levar would hop on Kingston and train.
And every night, they would go out and compete for first place in every competition they enter. But it was still not enough to please Ribbon.
We will revisit the Megacy family again, but lets pop into this household here, home of Dimitri, the Casanova of Storybrook.
Dimitri leaves on the beach in a beautifully decorated home built for one. He likes it that way, secluded for the most part, and not having to change his bachelor like ways just yet. He is engaged to a Genie from the City Core. She beautiful and rich and loves to party. She finds small gatherings a waste of time and has no idea just how naughty of a reputation Dimitri has.
Genie insisted he host a Bachelor Party before their I Dos, and Dimitri invited two of his friends, Tink Ann . . .
. . .who really is nothing more than a friend, as there are no romantic interests whatsoever, and he also invited Zirnia, an Alien Fairy he met at the Arboretum. One he may choose to become a fairy for. He enjoys her company because she isn't looking for anything too serious, not that they ever are serious with each other.
When Tink-Ann had left, Dimitri found it was the perfect time to get to know Zirnia a little better, and well into the morning. They parted ways, but could it be that something more is going to come of this encounter than Dimitri would have wanted? And how will Genie take it to learn her Fiance is nothing more than a womanizer?
Dimitri's Naughty Reputation continues to make its way across the Rural Core of Storybrook, because as it is known, if you are looking for a reliable woohooty text, Dimitri is your sim. We explore this and more as we get to know Rosalyn.
Yesterday afternoon as I was heading home I was going to drive through the Walmart parking lot. There were two police cars on either side of the entrance. Later in the day it was revealed that a guy had called into the local police for a bomb threat. The unit from another province had to be called to do a sweep with a K-9 unit. Things like that don't really happen here. You are more likely to see a car accident as people try to look at what is going on over a bomb going off. Which very nearly happened as I saw one man in a truck with his head swiveled around to check out the store.
My brother works there so I am sure he will fill me in. Things like this become the talk of the town fairly quickly and for a fair amount of time.
A coworker's boyrfriend went to schooI with the guy who had called it in and it was done mostly for the "kicks" of it. As I said, things like that don't really happen here a whole lot, but the response time of the officials is amazing. Usually it's done to get talked about, because when things like this DO happen, it's mostly what people talk about.
I stand by previous thought of wtf is wrong with people?
The Shaw Household
The home they live in isn't quite big enough for Emiliana, Halo and the three Unicorns. But Emiliana can't just abandon them after rescuing them, having lost their mother, and with the bond she is developing with each animal, she plans to take the Equestrian World by storm in breeding, racing, jumping, cross country - everything expected of a world renowned horse rancher, or rather she WILL be, someday. This is their tiny home. Well, for a family of their size.
First though, she needs to get her riding skills up. She's quite nervous being on Starla, especially when Starla takes off galloping. "Whoa! Starla! Whoa!" Emiliana exclaimed, slowing Starla down to a much more manageable trot.
Emiliana was happy for Starla's endless patience. She knows she was a nervous wreck, but Starla took it in stride and didn't allow her inexperienced rider to spook or agitate her.
When Emiliana heard there was going to be a racing competition, she signed them up for it. She wanted to test their mettle so they knew what areas to work on. They came last.
"So a lot then," Emiliana murmured to Starla, with earned a neigh in agreement.
Not letting it discourage her, Emiliana and Starla practiced in between looking after Halo and the two foals.
Even in the rain. Emiliana's confidence began to grow and it seemed as though Starla trusted her more and was becoming faster and more agile.
Later that same week, Emiliana and Starla won $400 for placing second in a racing competition and $25 for placing 6th in a jumping competition. Not near enough to move out of their current home, but it was a start as they both continue to work on their bond.
Of course the foals needed attention too. Emiliana thought it best to get their training started early by leading them around the surrounding area of her small ranch.
It was made easier as Frosticle would follow Cinnamon everywhere, but Frosticle still needed to get used to the bridle since Cinnamon wouldn't always been in the same race as her. She also needed to learn to trust Emiliana if she was to ever enter any Equestrian competitions.
And of course it wouldn't do to have Goldie not receive any training, so Emiliana taught her how to hunt. Who knows, maybe Goldie will find some valuable stuff so that they could move into a bigger ranch sooner.
While the young ones were training with Emiliana, Starla decided to spend the day practicing to jump. There was a competition coming up and Starla wanted to do her best for her rider.
The jumps did pay off, and the pair ended up in second place, but in the racing competition, Emiliana and Starla took home the gold.
In Part two, the pair tackle a jumping course. Will Starla lose her nerve?
I started writing this out over at Vid's C-Box and thought screw it, I'll just do it here. A certain Gossip Blog is pissing people off (nothing new there), if you want more go see Vid!
While I agree that using BLM as a means to your own end doesn't help the cause much and makes people react negatively; for each negative action there is an equal and positive action as well.
I haven't really followed the BLM much here in Canada. I HATE the world news, but to suggest that the movement is SOLELY for a person's or group's personal gain is ridiculous. While I am sure that there are such despicable people in the world that would use pain to line their pockets, cuz lets face a good deal of the human population IS greedy, it doesn't mean that the message behind it and the original intent for it doesn't matter.
And then of course adding in ALM as well. If we are talking solely on the senseless deaths of African Americans than YES, Black Lives Matter. If we're talking about the white cops that are getting murdered, then YES Their Lives Matter. If we are talking about Nice and Istanbul, ALL LIVES MATTER.
Why does everything have to be twisted to fuel another's own needs? Where does the need come from to TROLL all over well-intention'd people who are just trying to bring awareness to an alarming matter?
People can never be happy with supporting one another, there always has to be that one jackass that needs a little amusement in their lives or to feel important, or to get rich from the suffering because they have no moral compass.
There is always a group being made to suffer, because they are in the minority and seen as weak. You know what we have coming up where I live next week, it's Pride Week. Tolerance, acceptance, love, friendship, celebrating differences, because underneath it all, we are all just the same.
And if I want different cultures/races in my Game, well, ya don't read this blog anyway, and You are MOST CERTAINLY not the Boss of ME. One of my favorite sim models is African American. And how dare you suggest that those of different origins can't share their cultural/racial backgrounds. The Sims is not the next White Supremacy BS that our forefathers put others through. It was their time, but this is our time, our time of equality.
So BLM, ALM, use it in the right context because really it just stands for: You, Me, Us.
It was a bright sunny day and the residents of Storybrook just started to awaken. We peek in on the Kennedy household.
The founder of this family is Emillye Kennedy (my simself) who married Connor (now Colin) Frio and their children starting with the eldest: Seth, Tayme and Ollie. The little girl used to be Seth's imaginary friend, now brought to life, her name is Vanilla.
Their pet dog is Halo and their young horse is Wilder. Vanilla had seen the young foal walking along the road, neighing softly, looking for his mother. Vanilla befriended the colt and brought him home. Colin and Emillye accepted it as they accepted a doll brought to life and a mummy, so why not a foal, but told Vanilla she had to be the one to look after him.
The Mummy, Adamnus, followed Emillye home after one of her many adventures in a sarcophagus she brought back with her. He made quick friends with the brave Emillye, but loves to scare Colin whenever he can.
Emillye and her family used to live in Sunset Valley before settling in Storybrook. She used to be a CEO of a Mega Corporation but has since retired while Adamnus works as a organ donor (weird but ok) and Colin is a professional gardener.
Seth, Tayme, Colin and Emillye went to the summer festival and decided to get into a water balloon fight. Despite Tayme and Colin (who makes the BEST faces) getting hit with balloons, in the end they were the ones who won.
As a consolation, Seth treated himself to a sno cone.
We move over to peek in on Maveryn Castle. A witch of mysterious origin with the mark of a vampire, but no vampiric powers. Perhaps dormant inside of her, Maveryn lives in the woods away from the town and normally can be found in her Magics shop or telling a sim their fortune when not at home.
Maveryn is not evil and nor is she good, she is an alchemist at heart and a brewer of potions. Oftentimes, she is misunderstood, because of the fortunes she bestows on others. Heed her words or don't, it's your life.
Her household consists of herself, her Armored Black Dragon, Wicked, and her kitten, Mags. They are her most trusted friends. She just doesn't believe she'll ever be more than the scary old witch of the town. Someone you go to when you need a little magical helping hand. And so she brews.
And hones her magical skill, for whatever may come her way.
Maveryn, not having the money to hire a salesclerk, tends her cash herself. It's not the best part of the job, but Maveryn is hopeful she can earn enough money to hire a salesclerk, so she can do what she likes best, telling fortunes.
Although oftentimes, the townsfolk don't really believe Maveryn is a seer and believe the fortunes to be bogus. It's why Maveryn carries a Voodoo doll. So she can bind the sim to it and take out her frustration to the more rude customers.
Although what is more interesting is that Maveryn met two very interesting characters. Faelan, who was wearing a towel. She was polite enough about it, but wondered why the werewolf was walking around mostly nude.
She also met THE Count Dracula. Weird that his head was shaved and he wasn't wearing a shirt and maybe thought there was something in the water that made the men just a touch crazy.
In this house, tiny as it is, doesn't really have the room for its occupants. Only one box stall downstairs with room for the pup to sleep and eat and the upstairs is nothing more than a bachelorette pad. Not even enough room to run around the yard. But the owner has a dream. (And incidentally, you'll be seeing her again soon because she is the Legacy Founder in the other story coming out in 2 weeks time.)
Emiliana Shaw dreams of being an amazing horsewoman. She's befriended 3 unicorns, and if that isn't the start of an amazing legacy, what else could be? Only thing, she needs to tame them just enough to ride and lead them. Here she is getting on Starla to practice jumping and riding at the training grounds while Cinnamon, Frostbite and Goldie (the husky) gallop and run around.
It's a bit nerve racking to be a top a unicorn, however, Starla is a sweetheart and doesn't throw her inexperienced rider. Before too long they are jumping over the training jumps like a pro.
Although they do need to take breaks so Starla can give attention to the two young foals. She may not be their mother, but it helps them to have another unicorn to be affectionate with. Emiliana does her best to give them attention and bottle feed them as much as possible. She hopes they one day turn into beautifully grown unicorns, strong and fast.
And when the day is done, they head back home for some grub, some grooming, and a little shut eye.
Next Time . . .
We meet the mysterious Hecate le Fay and two other families. What secrets will we learn of Hecate? Or is she just a harmless and lonely old sim.
Hello all and welcome! Storybrook County (a world I downloaded from My Sims Realty) is finally finished. Well, as finished as it is going to get for now, but the town is ready to play and the empty lots will fill up eventually lol.
So my plans are to do two types of stories. One where I play rotational so you can see the goings on with each town member. Although with Twallan's SP, anything can happen and probably will.
The next type will be a legacy challenge. I've never gone past Gen 3 and it's about time I did. So this post is about meeting the townspeople and then a poll at the end to decide who should be the founder of my new legacy.
One thing to note though. Some of the townspeople are already "established" so they won't be available for the legacy challenge, BUT, they will have legacy opportunities, like polls for the new heirs as they come up.
Now with these two stories, my tentative plan, and I will try uber hard to stick to it, is to update each story once a month about two weeks apart. Lets meet the town!
Astra is a 100% alien. (I maybe got moddy with a few things, hehe). She wants to be a blog artist.
The Fairy Twins
Meet Wintry Bominable and Diana Fawn. Wintry wants to adopt a unicorn and Diana wants to do Magic Makeovers. Fun fact about Diana, not only is she a fairy, she's also an Imaginary Friend. Maybe one day, she'll show you her Toy Form.
Meet Fancy Pants. She's a partner at Fancy Pants Ristorante, and hopes to buy out the other partners to reclaim the business her father lost, but for now works as a lowly kitchen helper.
Faelan is a werewolf and he plans to join the Law Enforcement. Best not to break the law during a full moon
The Blaine Twins
The twins of Christian Blaine and my simself, Nino and Nina Blaine live together with their friend, Jamie Marsters. Nino has joined the Education Career, while wanting to get noticed for his street art, while Nina dreams of being a big time actress in the film career.
Friend to the Blaine twins, and their roommate, Jamie's joined the military career, and wants to be a blog artist.
Probably the only Genie in town, this Genie wants to be popular in all the social groups.
Probably the only Genie in town, this Genie wants to be popular in all the social groups.
Count Dracula Vampyre
This dude can be pretty badass, or tame, mostly tho, he just wants to turn a few sims and drink some blood. And, well, he's also striving to be a Doctor. Makes sense, hospitals have a lot of blood . . .and accidents.
This witch, is evil, and a criminal. In her family, there must be two potential heirs, a battle and either good or evil will win.
Pandora, simply put, just wants to be swimming in Cash.
Once a mannequin, Clarita was mysteriously brought to life. She'd like to adopt a unicorn some day, but as for a career, she's just not sure.
Pyro Blossom has some family in town who aren't Legacy Eligible, but she is and despite her name, she's a firefighter.
She's a military woman, lives alone and is willing and able to kick some major butt. Note: CravenLestat was who I got her from. But she is a townie from another world.
Gabby, as she is known to her friends, looks like a pirate, but has a heart of gold. She's just more interested in the deep sea and the treasures that lie there waiting.
There certainly are a lot of bloggers in this town, Dimitri's also joined the military career.
He's a Private Eye and a great one at that. It's all Elementary!
My Simself''s daughter from a different father and a different game, this nut wants to create 3 monsters.
This girl is lucky. She owns a fully grown Unicorn, and twin unicorn foals, although one of them is a ghost unicorn. Emiliana plans to take the horse racing scene by storm, and introduce a little bit of magic.
Morgan le Fay
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She's a fortune teller and owns the Magics Store. A place to get dragon eggs before they hatch, wands, and alchemist equipment. Might be a voodoo doll or two as well.
On her way to becoming a Martial Arts Master, this cop brings a different style to the team.
The Blossom Household
This household consists of an Alien Fairy and her daughter and Arashi Kazama. Arashi wants to become the leader of the free world and that could be because he doesn't want his friends and roommates to be afraid.
Tink-Ann has joined the military career temporarily, although what she really wants to do is be an inventor.
Trevor was a gift from Ciane. Trevor was adopted by Old Man Spears and when he died, he left everything he owned to the young Trevor. Trevor is still a teenager, hopefully he can handle school and a part time job. Good thing he has that garden.
Talia's got a bit of Simtaly in her and spent nearly all her money on her own Pizzeria.
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You'll meet them later.
The Windtree-Haunter family. The mother is a fairy elf and the father is a werewolf. The mother's eldest daughter is a fairy elf for her first husband, but the twins and their toddler son are a mix of the two.
The Deadly Family. Not related to Sin Deadly, but just as mean. A group of mismatched occults that will have you screaming for the hills.
Blossom Family. There are two main branches of the Blossom family, not related to each other, although distantly they could be. This family consists of Sisters: Orchid, Glacier and Pyro (who lives separate from them) and their daughters: Iceis (Glacier's) and Vanilla (Orchid's)
The other Blossom Family consists of Sisters, Apple, Butter and Cherry and toddler Strawberry. While Butter and Apple work in a restaurant, Cherry bought her own, The 3 Cupcakes.
Kennedy Family. Although Rosalyn is my simself's daughter, she is not directly related to this family. This is my simself's family.
The Megacy Family. You would think I would do a Legacy with this family, but no. This family is already big on the horse racing and breeding scene and Emiliana's biggest competition.
The Moore Family. A single dad raising his three sons on his own.
Earlier today, Cat had mentioned a useful cheat on Crinrict's blog that helps with placing lots and correcting if they sink or elevate. I was facing that particular issue, because the world I downloaded doesn't have a lot of large lots and Cat's lot I wanted to use was gonna be a bit weird.
So I checked it out and then looked at a few other helpful tips and such while there. In particular there were a few houses that would not get back in game through the launcher. It wasn't the launcher, it was the sims3pack files themselves.
The tip was to convert them to .package files and add them to the library. My lots have been recovered, thankfully. I saved them fresh, with a few minor adjustments because I built them ages ago and deleted the library files of the old ones. I am just soo relieved that when I remove the old ones, I still have them. I'll probably retweak them, but soo happy!
I am sure everyone following the story is aware the fire is still blazing in Alberta. It seems a good deal of Fort McMurray was spared, however they did lose 2,400 structures. They have no gas, no electricity and no useable water.
Russia, the US, Mexico and other countries have offered assistance in the fire, including Russia's massive Water Bombers, but PM Trudeau has declined the offers stating that all resources in Canada that can be used are being used. That everything that can be humanly done is being done.
This fire is so Huge that it is just not possible to fight this by human effort. It's like spitting on a campfire and expecting it to go out. It has showered a bit, but not enough to make it effective. This fire has been blazing for a week now and it looks like there is no end in sight.
It needs to downpour. C'mon Mother Nature, what are you waiting for?
My Name is LE or LE Style. I have a tendency to go off on tangents from time to time. Such is the MADNESS of my Mind.