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DITFT: The Vidars 1.2/5.anumber


Recap: We were introduced to Embla Vidar, the girl who would have been VDS Vidar heiress, except that part of the Vidars was ending at Generation 5. Fortunately for Embla I decided that my DITFT challenge would be the carrying-on of the Vidars, yay! Embla had a cat, Rincewind, modeled after my own cat named Rincewind. There was a long and winding story of WHY Rincewind is called Rincewind, and a picture of said RL cat. Stuff caught on fire. Embla was emo and paranoid about weather. She tried to seduce a teenaged Norwich kid, and I hastily populated the hood with pixel_trade townies. Embla met racing_oatmeal's Amnara, and there was flirtation. All good? Sweet.

This picture pretty much sums up Embla and Amnara's courtship. Flirting and kissing (no woohoo allowed until Embla puts a ring on it! OOOOO WAIT. Have you guys seen the XKCD comic? Just a sec - here. Don't forget to read the alt-text-hover your mouse over the image Go read it. I'll wait for you to read. And to stop laughing so hard that you cry.) Erm. That aside got away from me. Oh yes. This picture is Embla and Amnara's courtship. Flirting and kissing while Embla is improperly dressed, surrounded by poverty and holes in the ground.

AWWWW KISSING. Man, I'm beginning to wonder if it was a BAD idea having a super dark-skinned sim as spouse when Embla can't afford lights. Amnara fades into the background! Or is just a dark splotch! OH WELL. I love Amnara, so all is well.

As soon as Amnara leaves (note the bunch of flowers in the background), it is back to digging - and failing - for Embla. *sigh*

OH WOW. PRESENT! My sims hardly ever get presents from dates! But this is not going to be sold, even if we really need the money. It is going in Embla's inventory for once she has a house. :D

Embla fails.at.nature.


Rincewind: Are you sure she's the dominant species?

Uh, have you ever looked at a cat/human relationship???

OH LOOK, IT IS QUASAR (racing_oatmeal)! Looking very fine in an element-of-winter sort of way!

Wow! We eat tonight! ...dammit, I can't remember where that quote is from.

Embla: I has fishie. :D

Awwww, Embla. *pats* I can't stay irritated at her for long.

Rincewind: She may not be able to fish, but she can clean the litter box!

Which is one of the purposes of humans in relation to cats. XD

She went hiking, came home, swooned from heatstroke, and I just about came unglued. I couldn't wake her up. I tried canceling, getting Rincewind to interact with her, everything! Usually how to fix this is to get another sim on the lot to dump water over them, but there were no other sims. D: D: D:

EIGHT SIM HOURS LATER she wakes up. And I start to calm down.

...bees chase you whenever you hunt for bugs, and you go smack on your bottom every time you try to fish, your plants are unhappy, but you have a silver thumb? Go figure.

That delicious man walking past is slyndsey's Mikey. SO DELICIOUS.

AWWWWW! And see what I mean about pet relationships? Even MAXIS understands, and they're notoriously made of fail. Best friend relationship from the dog's view? THIS IS MY MASTER/MEMBER OF MY PACK. Cat? MUAHAHAH YOU ARE MINE AND NOW I WILL TAKE OVER THE WORLD.

...or is it only MY cats that try to take over the world?

Bloody hell, Amnara! This is the third day you haven't been home!

Rincewind scratched the bed/couch instead of his kitty house scratcher thing. -.-

This is Dewey. He belongs to jens_sims and he is ADORABLE.

Guess who finally decided to be home!

YAYYYYYY! Usually I prefer my founder's spouse to bring in less money, to make it harder longer. But it is going to be so hard to get money thing gen, and they really need a house. Embla still has less than $1,000 of her own. XD

Oh, balls, Amnara. You'll have to quit.

*twitch* Six kids in the second gen, with no money. This will be FUN.

Cute little house!

No, not really. But eh, rules.

~twu luv~ amirite? And they have three bolts, btw. So SUPER FAST RELATIONSHIP SCORE YUS.

...I have a fix for this. I KNOW I have a fix for this.

Our guests are Percia (Amnara's sister - racing_oatmeal - and yes, they are linked as sisters) and Mile (keoni_chan).

Three cheers!


Oh cake! *calms down a bit* Cakeeeeee!


They wasted NO time. XD


Heh. I'll BET they 'raised the roof' after being forced to wait. >.>

LATER THAT EVENINGGGGG...Embla becomes a plant! XD

Hm. Not sure about how I feel about this default.

*points to locked want* *points to gold badge* WTF? Does becoming a plantsim automatically give you gold or something?

I think we can do this! >:D

O_O That is a very pink child. I think I have a weird geneticizing somewhere.

CUTEEEEE. She has black hair, blue eyes, and MASSIVE elf ears. XD

Oh, and her name is Orchid. Since this generation is all about growing things, I decided that the naming theme for the generation will be trees for boys and flowers for girls! Although orchids are really a parasitic vine. *shifty eyes*

I think I'm in love with Orchid. Especially as she's the BRIGHTEST sim I've ever had. SO PINK OMG. O_O

No. It was hard enough getting her to that state.

Dancing Orchid!

Rincewind: Damned kids and their damned loud music in the wee hours.

I don't think I've ever seen a tot with this want!

Someone is expecting a child by not-mitosis!

Rincewind: I can kill you with my mind.

No, you can't. You do not have one of the eight spells of the Octavo stuck in your head.

Dammit, you two! While double pregnancies are ADORABLE, keeping two pregnant sims alive at once is a pain. Though with Embla being a plantsim, it shouldn't be too bad.

More details of this very cool plantsim default. XD

First pop of the legacy! Since Orchid sprung forth from Embla in Athena-from-Zeus style. Only there was no hammer involved in the growing of Orchid. And she was wearing a leafy skirt, not full armor.

Shall we end the update with some Orchid-and-Rincewind spam? I think we shall.


( 17 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 18th, 2011 11:48 pm (UTC)
Ah, XKCD, where would we be without you? *laugh*

Orchid is adorable!!! But yeah, where the heck did her skin tone come from? Could you take a screenshot of her family tree?

Wonder what could be conflicting with your fix? *has a sad*

I do think becoming a Plantsim automatically gives you a gold badge, but not the points for it, which is annoying. But I don't think curing her will give her the silver back. Dang it!
Mar. 18th, 2011 11:50 pm (UTC)
Sorry, forgot to add this to my previous comment:

Are you using a hack that makes it harder to get Plantsims? I'm doing this challenge, too, and my founder only sprayed a few trees and plants before he was turned (maybe a dozen over the course of two or three days?). Is that unusually easy?
Mar. 19th, 2011 12:12 am (UTC)
We would all be sad. And less geeky.

With plant babies, the ideal plantsim replacement is not shown, so it acts like the kid only has one parent. What happened will have been that the pink skin was geneticized at a level somewhere between Embla's pale skin and my replacement's dark skin.

I dunno! I'm starting to wonder if I took those fixes out and have forgotten.

I don't think I'm using a hack. It took about a week for Embla to change. Maybe your sim has a really high nature enthusiasm? I know that if a sim's OTH is nature, they do 'nature' skilling (cleaning, gardening) faster.
Mar. 19th, 2011 01:21 am (UTC)
...or is it only MY cats that try to take over the world?
Possibly, Java knows that he already OWNS the world, and we all bend to HIS will. xD

And.. All my other comments were made to you in chat, and stuff xD
Mar. 19th, 2011 08:37 pm (UTC)

Ahahahah, yes indeed. XD
Mar. 19th, 2011 02:02 am (UTC)
Pffffft the world belongs to TINYCAT. Also ilu Rincewind and making references to Book!Rincewind makes me happy.

Mar. 19th, 2011 08:41 pm (UTC)
...I totally forgot how the world bows to her. *prostrates self and begs forgiveness at the alter of tinycat*


Mar. 19th, 2011 04:58 am (UTC)
D'aww Orchid is adorable. ^_^

...or is it only MY cats that try to take over the world?

I don't think so. Then again I think all the cats in my neighborhood are evil bastards. >_>

Edited at 2011-03-19 04:59 am (UTC)
Mar. 19th, 2011 11:25 pm (UTC)
I lurve Orchid. :D

A lot of cats are evil. It is part of what makes them awesome. XD
Mar. 19th, 2011 07:09 am (UTC)
That plant sim default is awesome! Where can I find it? :)
Mar. 19th, 2011 11:25 pm (UTC)
UMMMM. Drat. It is on some dreamwidth. I shall go searching!
Mar. 19th, 2011 11:29 pm (UTC)
Found it! Google is awesome. XD

Mar. 22nd, 2011 08:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! I had seen it used before in different legacies and it looks awesome. :) Now, it's my new PlantSim default. What a great find!
Mar. 25th, 2011 08:58 pm (UTC)
No problem! Fortunately I remembered what the name was (just a growth) and googled it in reference to sims. XD

I really liked it. I can't decide which skin I like better (this one or my next one) so I keep switching. Just to make it confusing. >.>
Apr. 1st, 2011 10:49 am (UTC)
Yes, plantsims get a free gold badge when they're transformed.
Cute little family :)
Apr. 1st, 2011 10:58 pm (UTC)
Part of me loves this, as it makes it easier. The other part hates this because...it makes it easier. I am a creature of contradictions. XD

I'm glad you like it! ^_^
Apr. 27th, 2011 02:15 pm (UTC)
Don't worry. I'm pretty sure my cat is trying to take over the world too...
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