Thursday, December 31, 2009

Fruitandale Island

Here begins the tale of Fruitandale Island. Once, long ago, a ship wrecked just of the islands coast. The captain could be heard calling out "Save the Ale". And so the crew did. Those who made it to the coast survived for weeks on nothing but fruit indigenous to the island and ale saved from the sinking ship. And then after a few months, the men discovered a lost tribe of women on the other side of the island. And the rest as they say is history. For tales of the island inhabitants see the listings below.

The Shade Legacy

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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Shade 2.6 - In other news

At our ISBI house:

Is there anything sadder than a worrying werewolf alien? Well it is ISBI so I see this a lot.

Oh the joys of ISBI households. But eventually Blue's kids start to grow up.

Christof, the family heir, wanted to torture me by becoming a pleasure sim. I'd honestly rather have a anything else. All those 500 pt wants just drives me insane.

ACR struck again and the family added yet another son to the ranks. This is the youngest son Cyrus Shade. I'm happy to report that Maggie's third pregnancy was indeed her last.

The twins grew up and bless their hearts they didn't go pleasure.

The twins are each their own man with one being turned on by fitness while the other is turned on by fat.

Maggie manages to top the athletics career due to networking. I'm so glad that her boss has so many cousins running around town. I'm also glad she didn't attack any of them until after they promised her the promotions.
Poor Maggie. She's had a hard life as Blue's uncontrolled wife.

Finally the baby of the bunch grows up. Cyrus rolled into pleasure but I guess I didn't capture the moment. He rolled into romance for a secondary aspiration so maybe it won't be so bad.

Unfortunately Cyrus is his mothers son. He has no nice points and loves to fight with townies. He'll have a bad reputation before it's all over. He didn't have time as a teen because he didn't stay a teen long. I was waiting on him to age up and after he did I sent all four boys off to college. They will be worked through with the legacy kids. I'm currently thinking that I will continue the ISBI household with Christof as the heir and at least one brother (currently thinking Cyrus) living with him. Not sure about the other brothers. I think I'll just send them all to college, only control Christof and just see where things go from there. As for scholarships, the twins got one on grades, three of the four had dancing scholarships and I think all four had a scholarships for creativity.

Right before their sons were shipped off to college, Blue and Maggie had their birthdays. They look good in their old age. Now they just have to wait for the day when at least one of their sons comes back from college. Notice I didn't say graduate. There are no guarantees of graduation with this bunch. I've never had a simmy get kicked out of college. MAWAHAHAHA!

At the home of the famously evil witch Burgundy Shade:

Well Burgundy got tired of trying to pay off her debt shrubs so she moved in her three bolt vampire boyfriend and is now debt free.

Count Lane Gabriels took Burgundy as his bride making her name now Countess Burgundy Gabriels. Burgundy then got a wild hair and turned her vamp into a warlock.

Now the two happily study all day in their thrones of darkness. I really need to get someone in this neighborhood to learn flower crafting so that they can stay up all day doing something other than sitting on their butts. Also the Count's LTW is 50 1st dates so I've either got to get him dating strangers OR I've got to find some other way to get him aspiration points. I can't have a worrying count. It will just add to the bite count.

Due to three bolts and ACR, our vampire family now totals three. Burgundy gave birth to a son, Calhoun Gabriels. He has black hair and brown eyes. I wanted to see him as a toddler but I was just to tired the night I was doing this so he still remains a baby. I also really need to remember to fiddle with the ACR settings in the household to hopefully keep my vampire family from growing to quickly.

Well that's our update for today. And what about Black you ask?

Yeah. What about me?

Stay tuned for next week when you find out what craziness I got into which involves our beloved Black.

Shade 2.5 - Battle of the Heiress

We're back. Ello there my little baby girl. You will beautiful as your mother. No?

How do you know that it's another girl?

Because Ewan says so. He has the gift.

Making the daughters is a gift. No?

Humm. I suppose.

Why do I have to do all the cleanup work from this party and Ewan doesn't?
Because I am her favorite. No?
No. Because.... Because I said so and I am in control here despite what you guys think.

Oh. Poor Brown.
Your fault. All your fault.

Sweet. I have an admirer. No?
No. I think that's probably for Bisque. Or maybe Brown. I don't know who it's for but I know it's not for you. You have been to faithful despite your romancing ways.

*grumbles* Why do I have to be the one to spray the plants? Why can't Ewan do it? Or Brown?
I am her favorite. I told you this. You should listen. No?
Because Brown is with child and Ewan.... Because I said so that's why. Now carry on. We have a lot of vegetables to get to harvest.

Don't know why we had to do more vegetables this year. We have plenty from last year.
Because I said so darn it. Pull those weeks silently or you will all be sorry.
Wow. Such pretty numbers. The accountant in my drools and wishes it were mine.

While the adults work, I thought I'd let the kids play.
I think I'm gonna barf.
Look what I can do. Not just anyone can do this. Only a true heiress could do this.

Yeah yeah. You want to be heiress. I got you the first time.

Wow. You can see Casmir's house from up here.

Blue? What are you doing?
Drop the paper right now you werewolf paper thief. Brother or no brother I'll kick your butt for stealing our paper.
Umm, Brown. To many pregnancy hormones?
Your fault. All your fault.
I suppose you want to blame this on me too even though I didn't tell you to woohoo Ewan.
It's a girl. Isn't she beautiful?
Well I'll be damned. Three girls in one generation. Why am I already dreading the next generation. I'll probably have all boys.
Awww. She got Aqua's eyes too.

Bisque, don't you want to come.... Oh. *coughs* Never mind.

My hair. What did you do to me? The men won't want me like this.
You are just a witch plantsim. No biggy. And the men will still want you. They're men. Nough said.

Just wait. She'll be having you drop a plantsim baby before you know it.
No I.... I probably.... Never mind.
Brown you sure are filling out nicely.
Your fault.
You are going to have to get past your anger.
Your fault.
*sigh* Yes it's all my fault. I am terribly sorry to have inconvenienced you and made you get paid maternity leave while you were at home earning even more cash during your time off. How very terrible to make a fortune sim like you earn cash for doing nothing.
When are you going to turn me back?
You are going to turn me back, right?
Well. It's not the end of the season yet. I still need someone to spray the plants.
But then after the harvest, you are going to turn me back. Right?
Ummm...... maybe.
Chance what are you up to?
Just chillin.
In the lie detector chair?
Yeah. Uncle Black gave me some great tips about lying without getting caught. And Uncle Ewan gave me more tips about how to beat the chair. I'm just preparing for my future.
So you're going to be a spy or a criminal?
Na. I'm just going to lie about stuff. You know, to make life easier.
Chance, I'm starting to worry about you. I really am.
Worry about me. I'm the one having the alien spawn.
Baby. Brown it's a baby not a spawn.

Whatever it is GET IT OUT OF ME!

There. All better. Brown you had a girl. We'll name her Chartreuse. Darn I'm starting to run low on C names.

And look, Bisque's other daddy DID impregnate poor Brown. Chartruese is Bisque's niece/sister. What a messed up family tree.

Ow. That hat so does not match your rock and roll finery. I wish they would let the plant sims have normal hair. Anyone know of a hack for that? Anyone?

Time for another birthday. No cake this time. Cyan grows into a pretty little toddler. And it looks like I have an entire generation of cancers this go round so personality won't be much of a factor in choosing the heiress.
Also having a birthday today is little Crimson. This is the moment that I realized that Crimson is alien green not William custom skin green. Apparently Ewan had reason to be tramatized. He really does have an alien somewhere in his dna.

So. Do I get to be the heiress?
But I would be a good heiress. I'm sure I would.
I AM THE HEIRESS! ME! ME ME ME ME! NOT YOU. ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Also having a birthday today is Chance.
Look. My hands are blue. Coooool.

Not cool. Pleasure? Really Chance. Couldn't you have been romance or something?

No. I want to be a pleasure seaking gamer.
Oh. Well that's ok then. Carry on.

Cute toddler pic. Is it me or does she look like she should be in another family. I mean really, who does she take after?
Aunt Bronze. What are you doing?
What she told me to do. Now just hold still. My aim isn't always good. Now how does that spell go again?
Wow. Wicked Cool!
Chance. Chance Shade. Warlock and Pleasure Sim Extrodinaire.
I rock!

I think you should step aside and let me be the heiress. I am not as agressive as you and I'd be a much better choice.


And if you step down then you could possibly live here with me and my husband and my kids. I wouldn't have to kick you out or anything.

That last pic got me wondering if Coral had inherited the pointy ears like Crimson did. So I checked and yes she did. Only Cyan got the boring old ordinary ears.

See. So your heiress WILL have pointy ears.
Yes, she will.
But I could be.

I'm glad I'm not the heir. I'm not sure that I want to stay here and take care of babies forever.
I'm not staying here am I. I'm going to college and then never coming back like Uncle Black right?
Aw man. I don't want to be in this mad house any more. Can't I go to college already?
Not yet. Maybe later.
Oh dang. That hurts. My poor little accountant heart feels awful heavy now.
Since giving birth, Brown has changed jobs and is now in the natural science field. How is that working for you Brown?
It's fine. Good money. That's all that matters.

Not your husband. Your husband has been faithful. And this guys dating your sister.
Crazy freakn ACR loven sims.

Chartreuse has a birthday and becomes a toddler. She definitely isn't a cancer.

Cute though. You know I seriously need to get a red head into the family next time. Sorry, stray thought flying through.

Dad, don't you think that I would make the better heiress?
Aw love, I think you would make a fine heiress. But so would your sister. No?
But I'd be better.
See. I'd be better.
FIRE! My daughters have driven me to distraction and I have set the house ablaze. Such an embarasment, no?
Man get out of the way. Professional coming through.

It's ok baby. The girls will grow up quickly now and we will be able to just kiss and kuddle until we pass on.
Wha? We are allowed to do more than cuddle. No?

All right Cyan, let me show you how to build your own tower. It is something every heiress needs to know.
Ha ha ha. I'm the heiress and your not. I'm the heiress and your not. I get the towers. ME! ME! Not YOU!
Block. *chews* Good block.

And we're heading up again. It's like a roller coaster. Up and down. Up and down.

Why am I doing this again?
Because you are a natural tinkerer and I can't get Bronze to stand still long enough to do it.
Oh. Ok.
Maybe we should go inside. We could have much fun. No?
But I want to stay outside and enjoy the sun. Couldn't we just do it here?
No. No hacks for that. Sorry. So, does anyone know if a satalite can fall from the sky and take them out while they are like this? I've been wasting time trying to find out but so for it's a no go. On the up side there have been no more babies so yeah.
And speaking of babies, Bronze's oldest is all grown up. Well practically.

Yes. Your future heiress will devote herself towards family. I'll have as many babies as it takes to you get you the future heiress I know you want.
Family. Your grandma was family. I was hoping for something different.
Oh well. It looks like I have a family sim witch.
No. Grandkids. Grandkids? No career? Don't want to carry on the oceanography thing?
No. I am going to be a great heiress. I am going to marry well. I'll have a daughter and she'll have a daughter. I'll get me six grandkids. You'll see. It will all work out for the best.
She doesn't have to let you be the heiress. I could be the heiress. I would make a great heiress.
Grrrr. For the last time, I AM THE HEIRESS.
Humm. We'll see.
Look! It's a falling satalite. No wait. Damn. Just another shooting star.
In case you're wondering, I have every adult in this house cloud watching and stargazing. So far it's a no go.

Well. I don't care what any of you say. I will be the heiress. So you don't like me aspiration. You don't like my LTW. Tough. I'm the heiress so deal with it.
You need to drop the attitude before I send you outside to watch the stars.
You won't do that. You need me. I am the only one who can carry on your legacy. My legacy. Our legacy. We're a team. You and me. We will see that the next generation comes into being.

Humm. You are maturing slightly. I might keep you around as the heiress but DON'T push me. I could still use your sister.
Crimson brought Casmir home with her from school. Unfortunately the school bus drove away before Casmir was finished getting off. Casmir is now the incredible floating boy.

Congrats Brown. Oh darn. That negative bonus is back. I just freakn fixed that. Darn M&G has wacked it out again. It doesn't have a patch does it. I wonder if I can load the AL patch twice?

Just a couple more birthdays this time. First up is Cyan who becomes a child. Say hi Cyan.
Hi Cyan.
Smart ass.
And finally come Chartreuse. She has very nice bone structure.
You're welcome.

Finally a couple of family tree shots. Not my best work but it will do for now. Wait. I'm not done. Darn. How many pictures did I load anyway. I'm ready to be finished. I have stuff to do. I mean other stuff. You know yard work and house work and stuff I don't really want to do.

Mom, I don't have to be the heiress do I?
Why wouldn't you want to be the heiress honey? I didn't want to be the heiress either but it turned out pretty good. I got your dad and he can do amazing things with his hands and I love being the heiress now.
But if I'm named the hieress, I think Coral might hurt me. Possibly even kill me.
Oh nonsence. Coral would never kill you just to be heiress. Would she?
Let's see. I found this new potion at Aunt Burgundy's . This should definitely take care of all my problems.

Poor Christof. He hung around the house to long and his Aunt Bronze zapped him. Have to keep the witchery alive and well.
No you didn't.
Yes I did. You are the heir of the ISBI legacy or whatever the heck it is I'm doing over that way.
Cute cat photos. This is the stray that Bisque wanted to adopt. I can't even remember the cats name but in a weak moment I let Bisque adopt him. Now I have no idea what I'm going to do with him.
Hello private school guy, I'm Coral and I'm the heiress here and I think you would be wise to let me into your private institution.
Really. What's in it for me?
Well I'm in the market for a husband. Have you ever considered joining a legacy?
Chance takes a job as a gamer and gets promoted.
Promotion are cool.
Umm, yeah.
Ok that is the fastest way to get yourself sent to the pound. I loose a thrown and your butt is toast.

Well that was close.
But I got us in. Only an heiress could do that.
I could have done it if I was a teen.
But now you can't because I've already done it so there.
Well I finished it. What now?
Now you get to rest. Let's sit him against the wall somewhere. I wanted him just in case but I'm not ready to activate him just yet.

It's my first day of private school. Don't I just look like an heiress?
Ha. You look like a dweeb.
Do not.
Do too.
Kids. I've officially had enough for this episode.

So we end on a much calmer note. Yummm.
Oh nothing. Just stand there for me. Yes. Just like that.

Well that's it for now. And wasn't that enough. Stay tuned for next time we shall get more teens and maybe even a college student or two or four.