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Meet the Helmquists - a Sims 3 story

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  • AlexaKryAlexaKry Posts: 211 Member
    I successfully avoided error 12 today, but I don´t like the solution. I had to reduce the options again and now screenshots from Moonlight Falls have such a bad quality that they hurt my eyes, unfortunally. :'(
    But I love this neighborhood so much that I have to make this concession. :s
  • AlexaKryAlexaKry Posts: 211 Member
    Today was a quiet day. Taius went to school, Haldir to work and Stella and Tyler met each other at the outside pet bowls after getting up. They talked and flirted and then I decided that they had enough and that (at least) Tyler should work a bit (they don´t have to, they have made so much money over the years, that the family owns 99 999 999 Simoleons and every time they earn some money the game tells them that such a high amount of money couldn´t be booked at their account and is booked at an obscure account at overseas.
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    Travis played and socialized with the oldest member of the family, dog Sissi. (I don´t know if I should keep her and make her young again or if I let her die, she is just a few days near to her end :'( )
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    Stella decided to play the drums after I made Tyler to write on his book (if I don´t give them something to do they would end up woohooing)
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    when Taius and Haldir came home both went straight to the stereo and danced, watched by some of the pets
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    Streuner had really fun watching them :D
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    when it got dark the grandpas played video games with Taius while Tyler and his wife played chess
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    as I said, a quiet day!
  • AlexaKryAlexaKry Posts: 211 Member
    When my Sims are in Moonlight Falls they tend to stay at home and lead a quite boring life. This world is immemorial, I´m playing in it and with the Sims of it since Supernatural came out! So I can´t play on highest options anymore, because there are so many tremendous houses and so many Sims with maxed out skills that this town suffers from error 12 and sometimes stuttering.
    In the beginning of the performance issues I culled a lot of Sims but then I discovered Traveler and after igazor patiently explained its functions, my obsession with new worlds began! (I don´t want to bother igazor, so I don´t tag him, he has so much to do, that he doesn´t have to read my texts!)
    I could now move my beloved Sims to other worlds and could even play with them! Suddenly there were so many possibilities!
    Especially, because, as you can see below, Travis and Haldir have a lot of children and before Traveler they all lived in Moonlight Falls, which led to the problem that everyone was related to each other and the Sims didn´t find a partner. And Haldir has a few siblings, too, who also lived there.
    When I installed Traveler I began to move important family members to different worlds, this process isn´t finished at all. Because of this my Sims travel so much.
    And so, over the years, my families grew and grew, until now. I hope, that it isn´t too confusing to read who is related to whom. :)

    So, let´s continue the story!
    Haldir and Taius went to work and to school in the morning, Tyler was working on his book, Travis was reading (he is a bookworm) and Stella was working on a sculpture
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    (she was making a big show and in the end the sculpture broke :D )

    when Taius came home, he played with his best buddy Tyson, they had a lot of fun!
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    in the early evening the family ate together (and I have to admit that my pets are slobs, they always beg for food, sorry, bad parenting o:) )
    Stella made a lasagne which everyone liked
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    afterwards they went to a party thrown by Stella´s niece Sylvie
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    Stella and Taius went dancing
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    Tyler and his brother Timon jumped on the trampoline
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    and when Tyler fell off he went to his wife and wanted some love
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    and danced with her
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    Sylvie´s husband came home and guess what? He is Tyler´s oldest brother, Emerson. :D
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    and Haldir and Travis had fun together, inappropriate to show here :p

    When they all came home, Stella and Tyler watched the stars, nee, ceiling ;-) the others went to bed
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  • AlexaKryAlexaKry Posts: 211 Member
    The family´s day was very boring today, I made just a few screenshots mainly from the pets, like this one
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    I just play through the day so that the neighbourhood could progress. I have some teens that are actually a bit older than Taius, but because of his many travels he is now older than them. So I have to age them up one by one and have to do a makeover in any case. ( :) The game generated outfits are hilarious and sometimes hurt the eyes!)
    And Taiuy gets older at Saturday, so I have to hurry up.

    But I´ve searched through some of my pictures and found something funny:
    have you ever noticed that the Sims put a newspaper under the pumpkin when they carve, but then they put the waste at the floor? They could save the work of searching for a newspaper if they didn´t put the waste on it!
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    and in winter the family had a visitor in the night:
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    I don´t know what´s more discombobulating, the eyes and their lacrymal sacks, the stick (I really thought that aliens overcome old age!) or the swimsuit?
  • AlexaKryAlexaKry Posts: 211 Member
    Today I´ve tried to do a makeover of 5 Sims that became young adults, 2 are ready and saved and because of this I became too brave and tried (after saving and reloading) to make over the other 3. I was punished for it and got error 12 :'(
    So nothing new today. I hope my game behaves kind tomorrow and I can actually play again (heavily addicted :D )
    I´ll just post a picture of 2 of Haldir´s brothers, I´m planning of visiting one of them when Taius becames a young adult.
    Here are Hendrik and Helo Helmquist
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    and in order to show that they are brothers here is Haldir again (just because I can :p )
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  • AlexaKryAlexaKry Posts: 211 Member
    edited December 10
    All make overs have been made, Moonlight Falls has progressed, so it´s time to travel to Cape Garner Islands to celebrate Tauis´ birthday. The family travelled to the island, because Taius´ big brother Timian and his family live there and Taius wanted to see him again (he thought of him a few times in the last week and had the wish to invite him to plum). So thee family will celebrate the birthday together. And because 2 of Haldir´s children also live at the island (Misty, his oldest daughter, and Thom, his third son), he and Travis traveled together with the others.
    So here is the family arriving at their house at Cape Garner Islands:
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  • AlexaKryAlexaKry Posts: 211 Member
    And here are the first pics of the beautiful landscape, the family had to walk the dogs after the trip
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  • AlexaKryAlexaKry Posts: 211 Member
    More pics of dog walking!
    They spent the whole day out in the wood or the beach, played with the dogs, met a friend, got a nice suntan.
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    Travis, Stella and Taius went to a nice fishing spot together with T-Rey, Sissi and Rasta
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    Stella met Felix there, he is her son-in-law, he and Timian live with their two little kids at the island
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    then she read a bit while Travis got to know his grandgrandson
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    the dogs had fun, too
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    when it was getting dark, the six went back home
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    after the the others left for the fishing spot, Haldir and Tyler played with Tumari and Streuner
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    then they went to the beach with Tumari and Tyson
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    when it was too warm at the beach, Tyler and Haldir went home with the dogs
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    while waiting for the others to come back home Tyler read something and Haldir made some researches
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    and after a relaxed day they went to bed happily :)
  • AlexaKryAlexaKry Posts: 211 Member
    And to tell the truth: it´s such a relief to play on highest options again! Although I really, really love Moonlight Falls, I always appreciate to be able to see my Sims and the surrounding clearly! :D
  • AlexaKryAlexaKry Posts: 211 Member
    The pets enjoyed the holiday, too.
    Streuner was playing with his toy mouse
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    and for T-Rey every puddle is a good puddle :D
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    mission accomplished ;)
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    and welcome to our newest family member Takujo
    (he was a stray I couldn´t resist to add to the family, he will find a new permanent family when I travel with the family again :) )
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  • AlexaKryAlexaKry Posts: 211 Member
    edited 1:32AM
    At the day of Taius´ birthday the sun rose over a nearly cloudless sky, it was already warm and it would be a wonderful day
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    Taius was up first, his parents and grandparents were still sleeping. To distract himself he draw a picture (why his main color was brown, I don´t get, his view wasn´t the inspiration obviously
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    when the grandparents were awake, they took him to the football field where they played catch and threw the frisbee
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    so his parents could organize his birthday party
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    Tyler was texting his intstructions to the party planners, while Stella played with Sissi. And why not combine the stress with leisure?
    After everything was organized, Tyler sat down and drew his wife
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    well, ok, it´s not an exact copy of her, more an interpretation ?!? ;) of her, but hey this is creative freedom, right?
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    the three are at the beach at the back of the house
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    in the dawn Tyler and Stella went to the football field to join the others and then it was time to go to the birthday party location (the dogs were sent home)
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    nearly half of the people of the island were there (there are only 31 inhabitants, so this was not difficult to achieve, especially, because all 31 Sims are related to each other somehow :p )
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    then it was time
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    Taius was happy to be of full age (but no way I keep his outfit!)
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    the guests tried to get a piece of the birthday cake, not all of them got one
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    I was happy to see Taius´ brother at the party and that he got a piece of cake (and that he was pregnant with his third child!)
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    when they finished the cake the guests and the family were dancing, drinking and having fun
    (can you see at the bottom left corner of the picture where Tyler is dancing? He actually is a loner, so he autonomiously searched for the loneliest spot to dance, in front of the restrooms :D )
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    all others were in the main room
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    and then I thought I couldn´t see properly: Sissi was sleeping at the dancefloor! The poor old girl run across the whole island to follow her mistress (she is Stella´s dog)! I really felt sorry for her, because she was so much in the red with her needs that I´ve cheated and rose her needs!
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    I discovered grandpa Haldir dancing happily, he made such a cute face, I have to show!!! <3
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    even the birthday child danced
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    and Tyler had to deal with his attraction, all three of the ladies tried to flirt with him and didn´t leave him alone, poor boy :D
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