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The Dreamweaver Immortal Dynasty (Completed)
« on: August 29, 2010, 02:06:40 AM »
I just couldn't think of a name that topped Dreamweaver for me personally, so I gave in and started my Dreamweaver Dynasty.  I also changed my mind about playing in Twinbrook.  The lot there is just too small and the down is dreary.  My founder, Carina Dreamweaver, much prefers the beaches of Sunset Valley.



Her traits are:  Green Thumb, Angler, Natural Cook, Bookworm, and Charismatic
Lifetime Wish:  Culinary Librarian
Career:  Gardener

She spent her first day fishing at the pond across the street, then headed to the library to get started on her gardening and charisma skills.  She spent the night at the fire station and got to slide down the pole.  Another day at the library learing cooking and another night at the fire station.  Life is good!



Next on the agenda is to start her garden, earn some money, and find Mr. Right.  She'll be hanging out at the Art Museum, hoping to meet someone artistic to paint her young adult portrait soon.

I don't have the whole Dynasty planned out.  I'm just going to wing it and see how I do.  
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2010, 02:36:17 AM »
Good luck, Pam!

I've never seen that dress style before. I hope you'll test and document the hidden skill of pole-dancing! I have a feeling I'll learn a lot from Carina's dynasty.

Edit: Oh, it's the sarong. Gorgeous fabric.
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Re: The Dreamweaver Dynasty
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2010, 03:43:30 AM »
This is the second instance where someone has slept at the fire station. I really need to explore town a bit more I think.

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Re: The Dreamweaver Dynasty
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2010, 03:59:47 AM »
Thanks, LlamaMama!  I'll be happy if my Dynasty doesn't crash and burn!

@Twinmum:  The fire station has beds, toilets, nice showers, and a kitchen for quick meals.  It has everything the gym has plus beds.

Update:

Carina's first jaunt to the Art Museum only turned up Gobias Koffi and there's just no way I could look at that unibrow every day, much less allow him to father her kids.  I don't know if he's artistic, but he won't do at all.  Carina made a stop at the gym for a shower and some cereal and met Christopher Steel.  I was hoping she could find someone else because he's such an obvious choice (single and easy to woo).  Alas, the heart chooses as it will and they got married the next day at the Summerhill Pond. 

I love the dopey look on her face:



He brought the household funds up to $8,000 and they were able to build a house for a tight budget.  It doesn't even have rooms and everything is black and white for simplicity.  No building challenge entry for this one!



Christopher wants to join the military, but he'll be much too busy painting for that.  One way I thought of to keep others away from the easel is to always leave it with an unfinished painting.  So, Christopher will always start a new painting before he walks away.  He'll also be making daily trips to the junk yard to salvage furniture and appliances, both for money and to furnish the house.  It'll be awhile before they have any real money.

Carina has made friends with Molly French and I plan to get recipes from her as often as possible.  She needs to look up Emma Hatch, too.
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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2010, 04:19:37 AM »
It's such a shame that SV has only that one tiny junkyard. I guess the fire station makes up for that. You've got some really clever strategies!

I love the dopey look on her face

*snort*
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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2010, 04:28:01 AM »
*snort*

That made me laugh!  I snort, too.  ;D
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Re: The Dreamweaver Dynasty
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2010, 04:47:47 AM »
:D Add me to the snorting club, haha!  And that expression is great indeed!

I had no idea that just anyone could use the fire station's resources!  I guess I never tried to go in there without being a firefighter.  My standby is always the gym.

I love the name Dreamwalker and Carina's haircolor.  I hope we see that color through generations.

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Re: The Dreamweaver Dynasty
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2010, 08:25:27 AM »
Great start, Pam!  I 've been wondering where your story was.  It was worth the wait!

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« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2010, 08:45:26 AM »
Christopher has already reached level 7 in painting and has painted Carina's young adult portrait.  Now they are tready for their first child.

Carina's up to level 7 in gardening, so she is now able to grow special seeds, looking for life fruit and money trees.  They are still very poor and have only about $2,000 to their name.  Some of the salavaged items from the junk are now decorating their house and the rest are sold. 

Yes, we've moving right along!
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Re: The Dreamweaver Dynasty
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2010, 09:31:37 AM »
Great start, Pam. I predict Christopher Steel will be the official "catch of the day" for a lot of Founders.

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« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2010, 09:33:27 AM »
Most likely, great start!  :D

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« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2010, 01:55:22 AM »
Carina is a little more than halfway through her young adult stage and her portrait is on the wall.  She's got three money trees growing and many special seeds planted.  Christopher is at level 8 painting and is all set to paint all the portraits he can until he dies.  My plan for getting recipes from other cooks has hit a snag.  For some reason, the interaction isn't coming up for Molly French and Emma Hatch.  There's no reason I can find for it, so it's a bit frustrating.  Carina resorted to buying two recipes at the bookstore.  The house is mostly furnished with repaired items from the junk yard.  What doesn't get used is sold.  I've made walls for the bedroom and bathroom so that they don't have to do everything out in the open.  I've also added a room to the house and put a junk yard crib and toybox in it.  Yes, it's time for the second generation to be born.  Carina got pregnant on the first try and is stuffing herself with watermelons!
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« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2010, 03:25:07 AM »
Pam, one of the Frio brothers is a chef and has Natural Cook as one of his traits.  You might have Catrina go see him to trade recipes with.

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« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2010, 03:44:04 AM »
Carina went into labor a couple of hours early, outside the grocery store.  She had just bought some eggs and cheese to plant in her garden after completing the Uncommonly Good skill challenge.  Again, I love her face:



And...

It's twins!!  I was totally not expecting this.  Nobody has the Fertility Treatment and Carina didn't watch any TV, kids channel or otherwise.  Here I was merrily picking out the name and traits for the second generation immortal and BAM!  There's two!  I've only got one crib salvaged from the junk yard.  I sold the second one, never dreaming there would be twins.  I had just got through telling hubby that this challenge wouldn't have a bunch of kids.  Well, they sure showed me!

The second generation heir is named Nectarine Dreamweaver and her traits are Athletic and Disciplined.  She will pursue athletics and martial arts, with the appropriate Lifetime Wish of Physical Perfection.  For her sister, Indigo, I rolled random traits and took the first set that came up:  Excitable and Insane.  Because the house is black and white, I'm making the kids all have names related to colors and all of their clothes will have the appropriate hex codes to match their names.  Clever, no?  ;D
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« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2010, 07:35:05 AM »
Clever, no?  ;D

Very!  ;D I only remember White and I think I get that one wrong - ffffff?

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« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2010, 08:47:40 PM »
Very!  ;D I only remember White and I think I get that one wrong - ffffff?

Yes, that's white.
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« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2010, 09:11:44 PM »
That's so crazy, and kind of poetic, that you got twins!  You just can't escape from the nooboo's can you?  :D

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« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2010, 09:46:17 PM »
At least they happened now, and not later, when the house will be fuller. ;D

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« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2010, 11:28:41 PM »
That's so crazy, and kind of poetic, that you got twins!  You just can't escape from the nooboo's can you?  :D

I know!  They sure do take a lot of time, especially when I've got other things for Carina to do.  She can't just piddle around and enjoy the babies.  She still has to cook and garden every day.  Christopher helps, of course, but he's still busy with paintings.  He's got Carina's adult and Nectarine's toddler paintings done. 

Update:

Carina aged up to adult the day before the twins aged up to toddler. 



Christopher aged to adult on the twins' birthday.  Both Nectarine and Indigo have Carina's hair and eye color.  Yay!  I think I'll be able to get both them to walk, talk, and potty, but Nectarine is really the important one for that.  Indigo can slack if needed because her traits will be random anyway.  Unless I change my mind about that.



Carina has reached level 10 gardening and is at around level 5 in her profession.  She's at level 8 cooking and getting recipes from other cooks is working again.  They've got about $25,000 in household funds, but that will get better as those money trees really start producing and as Christopher's paintings are worth more.  She's got three or four best friends and I bought the Long Distance Friend Lifetime Reward to make sure they don't decay.  I hope Molly French doesn't die before Carina eats Ambrosia.




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« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2010, 12:49:01 AM »
Wow, you really do play close-up! I like your idea of using the Long Distance Friend reward. Hopefully you can use that for all of the immortals.

I wish the Store had actual screenshots of hairstyles. I really like Carina's hair, but didn't like the illustration of it at the Store. Are you old enough to remember Barbara Feldon's perfect Pageboy in Get Smart? All those sleepless nights, going to bed with rollers in my hair, and I never got that smooth curve! :D
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« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2010, 01:05:27 AM »
Pam, your screenshots are always so awesome—so close, so full of life.

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« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2010, 04:38:48 AM »
Nectarine and Indigo both aged up well to children.  I gave Nectarine the Artistic trait so that she can take over the portraits when her dad passes on.  Indigo rolled the Good trait.  Carina and Nectarine didn't have much of a relationship, especially compared to Carina's Best Friend status with Indigo.  Carina rolled a wish to be best friends with Nectarine and I thought was a good idea considering they'll be spending eternity together.  So, Carina took Nectarine with her to the Consignment Shop and they had a nice long chat afterward which did the trick.



Carina bought a partnership in Hogan's Deepfried Diner.  I didn't want to spend the money for full ownership just yet, nor did I want to spend it on a property.  Money for the family is still rather tight with household funds at only $35,000 after buying Carina her first car.  Most of the furnishings for the house continue to come from the junkyard, including upgraded living room furniture, a dishwasher, and a trash compactor.  Carina also reached level 10 in cooking and the Ambrosia recipe isn't far off.  She invites Emma Hatch over to visit almost every day, nabs a recipe from her, then tells her to leave.  Did I mention that she's also at level 10 gardening?  I think I'll have gardening be her SuperMax skill.  I didn't want to make that decision at the beginning because I wanted to see how the game would go, but I think I can easily keep anyone else from gardening.  If nothing else, I'll put a fence around the garden and lock the gate.

In an effort to avoid the runaround bug from playing tag, I've been sending Indigo to the Summerhill Pond to learn fishing while her sister is busy with mom and painting.  Indigo is already at level 5 after only the weekend.  The girls played on the blocks table together Sunday night before starting school the next morning.  It looks like Nectarine has inherited her mother's ability to make me laugh with her goofy faces.

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« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2010, 08:53:06 AM »
Pam, i love the name of your founder mostly because my youngest daughter is called Karina which in case you did not know means pure. Her middle name is Elani which means light so her full name means Pure Light

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« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2010, 01:46:38 PM »
Pam, if money is tight, why did you buy a car? Do sim taxis not allow more than one passenger?
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« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2010, 07:08:50 PM »
Aw, your twins are so cute!