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Meet the Helmquists - a Sims 3 story

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  • AlexaKryAlexaKry Posts: 610 Member
    In the early evening the family went to the local bowling alley
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    Travis met a grandchild of him and talked to her
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    while the others were bowling
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    then Travis got his notice that he´s pregnant again! It will be his 13th and Haldir´s 15th child (I think it´s too much but they are fairies on an epic lifespan and love children, they have to deal with the Christmas and birthday presents, not me :D ) and Haldir congratulated him (a very lame animation, if you ask me!)
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    to celebrate and to show their affection to each other, they danced together (they are so cute with each other!)
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    their grandchildren made a photo meanwhile and played basketball after that
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    guess who won
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    and this two tried out their luck
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  • AlexaKryAlexaKry Posts: 610 Member
    This post will be very picture heavy, so I´ll put the most screenshots into a spoiler.
    And this update is just about Stella and Tyler playing Black Jack, so if you don´t want to watch the funny faces they pulled while playing, you don´t have to load all the screenies!

    So make your stakes, you two!
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    Stella played on high risk
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    Tyler was counting the cards
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    they were big competitors
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    And although it seems, according to the pictures, that Tyler had won, well, he lost 1000 Simoleons, Stella 8000. It was not such a good sleep they fell into that night! :p
  • AlexaKryAlexaKry Posts: 610 Member
    On their last day at Cape Garner Islands the family started their day quite relaxed. Everyone was packing and when the dogs needed to have a walk, everyone took a dog and went across the island.
    Tyler went with Tyson and I can´t even think of his thoughts when he had to wait for Tyson >:)
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    Meanwhile Taius played with Streuner
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    they had lots of fun

    In the late afternoon the boys went out for dinner, Stella stayed home "to take care of the pets" (she was still packing!) ;)
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    when all of them were back home again the couples ended their last day by watching the stars, Taius and Christian played table football
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    Very early in the morning they took the first ferry to leave the island and to go home to Moonlight Falls
    They arrived in the late afternoon and Tyler was the only one who hadn´t eaten at the plane so he went to grab something from the food generator after filling the pet bowls
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    Evidently Travis and Haldir were in the need to move a bit,so they fought against each other. Keep in mind, that Travis is pregnant! He didn´t take it easy and won the fight (but I think Haldir let him win, because he wanted to spare his husband!)
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    Streuner had to adapt himself to the garden again as it seemed, he was running around in the garden and then stopped in front of the bowl and was frightened of it (didn´t know what to think about him, to be true! :o )
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    all others relaxed instead
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    but then it began to rain, so the family was creative indoors
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    and while Christian was writing on his book, Streuner was sleeping, the new surrounding seemed to make him tired
    but in the night, when everyone was sleeping, he felt lonely
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  • AlexaKryAlexaKry Posts: 610 Member
    As you noticed perhaps, I didn´t post a few days. That´s because I had to work a lot in real life and wasn´t in the mood to play with the family.
    And I´ve purchased Aurora Skies Gold and then stumbled across a fixed version of AS for seasons, where the snow has the right texture.
    So I sat in front of the TV a lot while I was travelling* from Moonlight Falls to Aurora Skies, pick up all important Sims there (Haldir´s brother Hendrik and his family), moved them to a different town temporarily, installed the fixed AS version, had to rebuild the town a bit and then I travelled back to AS with this Sims. Now I´m playing them a bit, so my next update will be about a different branch of the Helmquist family!
    So prepare for Hendrik (left) and Argus Helmquist
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    *travelling lasts 20 to 25 minutes every time, so I could watch TV a lot ;)
  • AlexaKryAlexaKry Posts: 610 Member
    Before I tell more about Haldir´s brother Hendrik I think it´s useful to show you their parents and tell a bit about the family bonds and their history.
    First let me show you the parents of Haldir,Hendrik and their other 8 siblings.
    this is Hennig, the father/founder of the big Helmquist family
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    he is a very powerful warlock and sometimes he can be seen coursing somebody and threatening them :)

    this is Freia, his wife. She is the most powerful fairy (next to Haldir) of her fairy people (you can´t see her wings, because in my game the fairies are so mighty that they can hide their wings to not to be recognized by normal people) (nee, I have a mod that makes fairy wings invisible, because if you play with a family/town of fairies the only thing wich you can see are their wings which causes some headache for me)
    Her father is the king of the fairies and he is very angry that his daughter married a witch!
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    they run away to Moonlight Falls to live together and they married when Freia was expecting their first child, Haldir. It was on a full moon in a private ceremony long years ago now, only the moon was their witness.
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    they are still in love very much, when you see them in town they still flirt and kiss, as if they were newly weds!
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    Hendrik is their third oldest child and he also is a level 10 warlock
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    when Haldir moved out Hendrick was a teen and he was sad about it, because in fact Haldir raised him and some of his younger siblings. Freia and Henning were loving their kids, but they loved each other even more so they only had eyes for each other. When Haldir got divorced to his wife (it was a fake marriage, I will explain that later, when we´re back with Haldir and Travis), Hendrik joyfully took the chance to move into Haldir´s house, where the two oldest children of Haldir and his ex-wife, Misty and Emmerson, lived, too. So he took care of them and could help Haldir in return.
    Hendrik became an adult and got to know Argus Brown, a young soon-to-be doctor. They fell in love immidiately and married a few weeks later, like Hendrik´s parents in a private marriage.
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    (it was in Misty´s bedroom, her favourite colour is purple/pink, so the room looks like a bubble gum :D )

    they then moved out and founded a family on their own. Their two oldest 'boys' still live in Moonlight Falls with their families, but when Argus got promoted to the highest doctor level, he got a very good job offer at the hospital of Aurora Skies. And because Hendrik is a well known rock star and just plays few concerts, it didn´t matter where he lived, so both decided to move to Aurora Skies.
    they live there many years now, got a few more children, some of them already young adults and love their life so far.

    they´ve gotten twins recently, so I decided to change to them to help the kids to start in a successfully life, although Hendrik and Argus are very good parents, their grown up children are leading very good lives, too.
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  • AlexaKryAlexaKry Posts: 610 Member
    And I´ve forgotten to say, that Argus is a werewolf! :)
  • AlexaKryAlexaKry Posts: 610 Member
    edited January 21
    They had been to Moonlight Falls recently to show the twins to the grandparents and to their 2 sons living there and came back to Aurora Skies at early afternoon.
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    While the big ones ate, the little twins Hannes and Andre were talking with each other
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    They live in this house
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    next to Haldir´s and Travis´ house
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    when in plum Milton got a new outfit by his grandmother, they both went to a big shopping center and Freia forced Milton to buy something more fashionable than this
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    and he looks much better in his new clothes, well done, grandma!
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    after re-clothing, Milton got Andre up and put him to bed
    Hannes was put to bed by Argus and he watched over their sleep, untill he himself and all the others went to bed, too.
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    before going to bet, Hendrik went to the cat pension to take their two cats back home, they haven´t been to plum.
    the boy (I can´t remember his name, sorry) (edited: now I can: Mojo is his name!)
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    and the girl, Minnie
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  • MousellineMouselline Posts: 631 Member
    I know you've been writing a lot of this, and it's really good, but when are you going to write more Streuner?
  • AlexaKryAlexaKry Posts: 610 Member
    @JoAnne65 : That´s awesome, thank you! <3 Hopefully you´ll like the next posts!
  • AlexaKryAlexaKry Posts: 610 Member
    @Mouselline : Thanks for your kind words! I asked Streuner and he said, that he will work on it and you will get news of his life whenever he is ready! ;) he then turned around in the bed and slept deeply...
    (Tomorrow!)
  • MousellineMouselline Posts: 631 Member
    AlexaKry wrote: »
    @Mouselline : Thanks for your kind words! I asked Streuner and he said, that he will work on it and you will get news of his life whenever he is ready! ;) he then turned around in the bed and slept deeply...
    (Tomorrow!)

    Yay!🥳 plz tell streuner I can’t wait and that he’s the #1 cat
  • AlexaKryAlexaKry Posts: 610 Member
    @Mouselline : Uh, we won´t tell him this, will we?!? His ego already is bigger than it´s good for him, so telling him he´s the number one is like putting gasoline into a fire! :p
  • MousellineMouselline Posts: 631 Member
    AlexaKry wrote: »
    @Mouselline : Uh, we won´t tell him this, will we?!? His ego already is bigger than it´s good for him, so telling him he´s the number one is like putting gasoline into a fire! :p

    LOL good point😂😂😂
  • AlexaKryAlexaKry Posts: 610 Member
    On the next day, a Sunday, Ares was the first to wake up. He went to his brother´s bedroom and watched TV (it´s his favourite place for watching TV, although there are better TVs in the house!) The twins woke up shortly after and played at the block table together. During the night, their hair grew magically and they got different clothes. It´s a bit weird, but hey, we´re at a warlock´s home, so magical things could happen, right?!? ;)
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    After everybody was awake, Argus made some breakfast and they ate together, but at the hospital there was an emergency, so Argus had to hurry to the surgical operation.
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    So it was on Hendrik to care for the twins. First he fed them
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    then he made them ready for a day full of fun, excitement and learning.
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    Milton went fishing at the beach
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    he likes to be outside

    while Ares went back to Milton´s room to watch TV again. Later he was joined by Andre. (Good for Milton that Ares made the bed for him!)
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    But Hendrik didn´t want his little one to watch TV, he thinks that the twins are too little to sit in front of the TV the whole day, so he picked Andre up and put him on the seahorse so Andre could have some better thrilling experience.
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    then he took Milton up from the beach and began to teach him to drive (no pictures here, Milton asked me urgently not to blame him! :p )
    But because Ares was still watching TV and didn´t take a closer look of what the twins were doing, the family lost a few chairs and carpets to the destructive anger of the little werewolves
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    but as you can see, Argus came back from the hospital and saw what was going on so he scolded both
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    but he couldn´t be mad at them for long and so he snuggled and listened to Andre, what he had done the day
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    another family member was destructive, too. (Argus and Hendrik have a lot of work to do in the future!)
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    meanwhile Milton passed his driving test and was so excited to be able to drive his new car on his own, that he chewed an ear on his father (as we Germans say when somebody is constantly talking :D )
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    When they were home again, Hendrik played the laser harp and Milton sat outside in the play house
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    while Argus and Ares talked to each other first, then they fought and then they had a meeting at the trash cans
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    later, when the others were sleeping, Argus inspected the trash a bit further, apparently he must have something traced in them and he found two virtual reality glasses (don´t know how they´re called in English) then he went to bed, too.
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  • AlexaKryAlexaKry Posts: 610 Member
    And here is the branch of Hendrik´s family tree, so that everybody can follow who belongs to whom, when I write something about the Helmquist family
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    (at the top) Freia and Henning Helmquist
    (2. line) Hendrik and Argus Helmquist
    (3. line) Hannes/Andre/Milton/Henke/Jerik/Andrew/Morris/Jebediah/Ares
  • AlexaKryAlexaKry Posts: 610 Member
    While Argus worked for free in the park he healed all the Sims who came to the park (a few of them belong to the family so theoretically they could pay for his cure, but nothing comes of nothing, right?
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    Hendrik was at home and took care of the twins
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    perhaps not as much fun as he wanted to have
    but overcame the moment of disappointment over the lacking skills his little one had and encouraged his son (always praising your little princes/princesses, of course they are better than all the other kids! ;) )
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    when he was sure that the little ones were safely playing
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    he cleaned the garden from noxal insects
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    had some fun at the broom
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    worked on some fan posts and thought about a new song
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    and prepared the dinner so they could eat together, when everybody was home again
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    while eating they discussed the day
    and as Argus cared for the twins to make them ready for the night Hendrik played video games together with Milton and Ares.
    It was so exciting, that Ares had to change into werewolf form ( he is not as experienced in staying in his human form when he is angry or excited than Argus, the pack leader, is)
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    (and an additional shot of Milton, I like this little teen, have to think how to play more often with him!)
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  • AlexaKryAlexaKry Posts: 610 Member
    Sorry that I haven't posted here so long, but real life and illness made me to take a little pause, but I just wanted to let you know that I didn't stop writing, new updates will follow! 🙋
  • AlexaKryAlexaKry Posts: 610 Member
    Again Ares was the first to wake up and decided to go fishing to earn some money. (he tries to save a bit in order to buy an own house somewhere, because at some day even he wants to move out, but his savings aren´t very high at the moment, so moving out ist still far off!)
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    on his way to the lake he asked Jebediah to meet him so they could fish together
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    at some point the event must have been very exciting, because Jebediah had to calm himself down with meditation (didn´t know that fishing could be such exciting :D )
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    when Milton came back from school, his dad took him and the twins to the local pool, the weather was sunny and warm and they surprisingly don´t have an own pool
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    later they were met by Argus and Ares who finished their work, too
    Argus and Hendrik took advantage of the diving boards
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    but Argus just had some short fun, because one of the annoying townies felt ill suddenly so he had to examining her
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    and prescribed her some medication (I still believe that these pills are so big, because this is the revenge of the doctors for being constantly interrupted! ;) )
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    Ares and Milton played at the football table and talked simultaneously to the twins (real multitasking! not the awful fake multitasking of The Sims 4!!)
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    even with reaction to the topic and relationship boost! (again: no fake multitasking, just so normal, that someone who just plays a game, because it "looks so good and it plays" could oversee it!)
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    and were later joined by their dads. the whole family had a lot of fun together!
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    then it began to rain and the family decided to go home
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    they could have gone to a party Jebediah was giving and I, no, they, shortly thought about of going to it, because Henke was there, too, but it was already late and Milton had to go to bed early, because he had school the next day
    Jebediah (don´t know why he was so annoyed)
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    and Henke (the whole time of the party he stood outside in the rain and waited for his husband to arrive, but the stupid husband decided to walk to the party, which took him all night!)
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    and to top it off, Minnie played joyfully in a puddle (never had a cat doing that!)
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    so it was time for bed for them ( a bit earlier than normal, but this day was eventful enough for all of us them) :D
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  • AlexaKryAlexaKry Posts: 610 Member
    The next day was the twins´ birthday.
    After the family was back home after school and work it was time for the birthday cakes
    first Andre became a child
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    then it was Hannes´ turn
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    and because it still was bright outside , Hannes went fishing with Ares ( his first attempt was a bit embarrassing for him :D )
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    meanwhile Argus and Andre played chess; Milton was reading, watched by the two cats and Hendrik practised his guitar skill
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    And there we´ll leave Hendrik´s family and we move over to his bigger brother Helo and his family in Dragon World
  • AlexaKryAlexaKry Posts: 610 Member
    @JoAnne65 : Thank you! And I love my family, too! :D
    Whenever I play with other Sims, I miss them!
    But sometimes I have to play with others, because I´m running out of space and I need a new world for my family members. Then I playtest other worlds with new Sims, sometimes this new Sims grow on me and they find a way into the family. But I´ll always go back to my family!
    BTW: the version of Aurora Skies I´m using is by potato ballad sims, the winter season and the snow now look like white fluffy snow and not like greyish mush.
  • AlexaKryAlexaKry Posts: 610 Member
    So here we are at the Helmquist family! ;) It´s Haldir´s brother Helo (right) with his husband Otto-Shawn (left) (and don´t ask me about Otto-Shawn´s name, the game has a strange humor sometimes! :D )
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    Their children are (from left to right): Orson/ Leonel/ Damian/ Margaret/ Gus/ Darian (Darian and Damian are identical twins and Gus can´t be seen, because Haldir hasn´t met him yet, so he doesn´t know how Gus looks!)
    Helo, Otto-Shawn, Leonel and Orson live in Dragon Valley in this house, the others have their own houses.
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    Helo and Otto-Shawn met in Monnlight Falls when Helo came back from university. Helo didn´t have a boyfriend at this time, so he went to a "house of ill repute" where he met Otto-Shawn, who had to work there. It was love at first sight and a "Pretty Woman-Story" began (sort of, it was more a pretty man-story :D )
    Helo still lived together with his parents and two of his sisters, but when Freia and Henning discovered that their 3.born son had an affair with a rented boy (I don´t know if this will be censored, if so, just fill it out with your thoughts B) ) and threw him out of the house!
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    He met Haldir after he had to sleep at the park bench for a few days and Haldir immidiately offered him to live at his house! Both worked hard to get Otto-Shawn out of his "job"
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    and finally, after Haldir´s own marrige with Travis, Helo could sink on his knees in front of his love and ask him to marry him!
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    Of course Otto-Shawn said yes!
    They stayed with Haldir for so long that they could buy their own house across the street, the brothers still have a strong connection and talk to each other daily! Even now, after Helo and his sons moved to Dragon Valley.
  • jillbgjillbg Posts: 3,950 Member
    edited March 15
    Caldey Isle by StellaToronto Sims looks a little like an old German town, what with the half-timbered houses! I also like the fact that you use many worlds! I have to ask you what screensize you use to take pics on, though, they seem a little compressed.
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  • AlexaKryAlexaKry Posts: 610 Member
    @jillbg : First of all: thank you for your awesomes! <3
    And Caldey Isle looks like a German town in old? That´s funny, because I thought it looked more like an old medieval French Village?!?
    At least somehow old and European!
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