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The Cowboy and the Mermaid

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  • king_of_simcity7king_of_simcity7 Posts: 23,054 Member
    @bekkasan Nice scenery from the top of the temple :smile: Nice that they upgraded their belts :smile:
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  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,767 Member
    @KevinL5275 Thanks for reading and commenting. She keeps him on her shoulder while doing some things and puts him away while doing others. The dev's thinking was strange on that. I'm having her get him out more often to see just what she can do while he is on her shoulder. She can't drive a houseboat with him out, she puts him up.

    @king_of_simcity7 Thanks for the comments. :) I think it is a beautiful world.
  • ZeeGeeZeeGee Posts: 4,299 Member
    I can't see the pictures :weary: It's all pixelated lines. Everyone else sees them okay?
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  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,767 Member
    @ZeeGee They look normal to me.
  • ZeeGeeZeeGee Posts: 4,299 Member
    @bekkasan I'll try tonight when I get home from work when internet traffic is not so heavy. Maybe that's the issue. So frustrating! I wanna see the pics! :scream:
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  • king_of_simcity7king_of_simcity7 Posts: 23,054 Member
    @bekkasan I might have mentioned that I will send my Sims back there one day but too busy with the story at the moment :smile:

    @ZeeGee Might be a minor glitch
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  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,767 Member

    The Cowboy and the Mermaid

    The next morning they had one more training session and both got new belts. Today is their last day in Shang Simla and they spend it walking some of the lovely paths in the low hills. While walking they found a few more excavation sites and found some broken pottery and a gem or two. Soon it was time to go back to the hostel and pack up and catch their flight.
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    The plane lands and they take a taxi to a houseboat that Dwight rented in Isla Paradiso. Lorelei is excited to be back in her hometown and can't wait to show Dwight the beautiful waters she grew up in. They sit on the deck enjoying the sun and sounds of the surf and the gulls as they dive around the waters searching for fish. (I totally love the ambiance of IP and really need to fix a world for sims to live in)
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    Dwight had a crash course in driving a houseboat by the realtor and they decide to move the boat away from land into the open waters. Lorelei fixes some drinks at the bar and then joins Dwight in the bridge room.
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    Dwight manages to get the large houseboat through the narrow channel and they soon arrive at their first destination. The area is called Rocky Reef and is aptly named with abundance of rocks and several caves to explore. Coming face to face with a seahorse was a bit of a surprise for Dwight seeing such an unusual creature. Lorelei snatched it quickly for her home aquarium. She needs to find it a mate though.
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    Lorelei and Dwight decide to explore one of the caves together.
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    Back on the houseboat, Dwight prepares dinner. Lets see how spaghetti and kelp tastes.
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    After dinner Dwight plays the guitar that a previous renter must have left on board the boat. It has a good sound, but, he likes the electric one that Lorelei gave him better. Lorelei has started working on her book about the discovery of the underwater memorial.
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    At the end of the day, they snuggle together whispering sweet words of love and enjoying the closeness that two lovers share.
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  • ZeeGeeZeeGee Posts: 4,299 Member
    Awesome! It's almost 3 a.m. so that's all I've got for now. :)
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  • king_of_simcity7king_of_simcity7 Posts: 23,054 Member
    @bekkasan Beautiful scenes from Isla Paradiso. I have never had any problems playing the world but I have not played in it long term. Is it possible for Sims to keep seahorses?
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  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,767 Member
    @ZeeGee I appreciate the awesome and your reading very much. I do hope the pictures finally showed up for you on the other update.

    @king_of_simcity7 Thanks for the comment. IP gets very laggy because there are so many issues that cause routing problems in various homes and places in the town that the original build team just blew it on. The longer you play the worse it gets it seems. So, I only use it as a vacation town. She can put the seahorse in an aquarium just as she does her other fish. It will eventually die in the aquarium though :(
  • king_of_simcity7king_of_simcity7 Posts: 23,054 Member
    @bekkasan Sadly as IP was one of the later EPs it was one of the 'least evolved'

    I have heard of similar things with Bridgeport
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  • ZeeGeeZeeGee Posts: 4,299 Member
    bekkasan wrote: »
    @ZeeGee I appreciate the awesome and your reading very much. I do hope the pictures finally showed up for you on the other update.

    @king_of_simcity7 Thanks for the comment. IP gets very laggy because there are so many issues that cause routing problems in various homes and places in the town that the original build team just blew it on. The longer you play the worse it gets it seems. So, I only use it as a vacation town. She can put the seahorse in an aquarium just as she does her other fish. It will eventually die in the aquarium though :(

    Yes, they finally showed up. Thanks. Must have been the internet here. Love the seahorse! I'm so involved with the Goths I haven't explored diving much yet.

    So y'all probably know that Ciane has an IP save that cures the lag? In case you don't, it's a save file. You just put it in your saves folder, boot it up and it's a fixed version of IP. She's removed the things that cause all the route fails and lag.
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  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,767 Member
    @ZeeGee I keep meaning to get it and keep not getting it! :lol:
  • ZeeGeeZeeGee Posts: 4,299 Member
    @bekkasan Same! I just usually go to SL if I need a beach but some of these days I will explore IP!
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  • KevinL5275KevinL5275 Posts: 1,885 Member
    bekkasan wrote: »
    The Cowboy and the Mermaid


    Lorelei and Dwight decide to explore one of the caves together.
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    Oh is that what the kids are calling it these days, "exploring the caves" ?? :D :D :D

    I also love her hair in the braid! <3
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  • PuddinroyPuddinroy Posts: 3,763 Member
    @bekkasan: Lorelei and Dwight are so adorable together. :)

    Pretty honeymoon pictures :)
    :) Smile!

  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,767 Member

    @KevinL5275 Thanks for the comments. :smiley: hehe, worked for me! They have had fun exploring all the caves in IP!
    I do like that braid as well. I've put it on another outfit of hers.

    @Puddinroy Thank you! I'm enjoying their honeymoon. :smiley:
  • AlexaKryAlexaKry Posts: 970 Member
    bekkasan wrote: »
    Dwight sets up the fire and they roast their dinner. Lorelei is a bit afraid of the fire and eats quickly because the heat is drying her scales out faster than normal.
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    @bekkasan : nice updates, as always! How did you get them to stick more than one product at their fork to roast?

    And what about Rafe and Autumn? Excuse me for being so impertinent! :D
  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,767 Member
    @AlexaKry Thanks for reading and commenting! I don't do anything, that just happens in my game. Sometimes it will be several things of garlic which will cause the one that eats the garlic to stink and if others are around they get the bad moodlet from a stinky person. It is hilarious! I think Dwight had some garlic on his, but only one. It did not bother Lorelei...she's so in love.
    hehe, Rafe and Autumn are exploring and making that tomb safe!
  • ZeeGeeZeeGee Posts: 4,299 Member
    Lettuce roasted over an open fire...it's what's for supper. :lol:
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  • PalmArrowPalmArrow Posts: 3,524 Member
    I don't think I've ever seen a sea horse while my sims were diving. It looks so pretty!
  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,767 Member
    @ZeeGee hehe, the new dining experience!

    @PalmArrow Thanks for commenting. They are beautiful sea creatures. I wish they appeared more often!
  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,767 Member

    The Cowboy and the Mermaid

    Lorelei and Dwight mostly keep to themselves. It was their honeymoon after all. They did spend some time in town as she showed him around the beautiful islands. She introduced him to some of her friends as they came in contact with them. Dwight could see how much she loved the islands and knew just how much she hurt leaving them when her parents died. She tells him, "my home is with you now, wherever the tides might takes us."
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    They also met a few of her mermaid friends who were happy to see her back in the waters of home, but a bit surprised at her choice of a mate. It was not unknown for merpeople to mate with humans, just unusual.
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    Triton King heard about Lorelei's visit and her marriage from Maya Ocean. He called Lorelei and Dwight to a meeting and the other mermaids Mia Azul, Maya and Salty Seaworth showed up to see how Triton King would behave. You never know if he is going to approve or disapprove of a mer and human joining. He spoke with Lorelei first and told her since her parents were gone he felt an obligation to meet Dwight and pass judgement. Lorelei nodded at the mer king respectfully, but she knew in her heart even if he does not pass good judgement on Dwight it will not affect her decision to stay with Dwight.
    Dwight approaches the mer king respectfully and uses the signals that Lorelei taught him. The mer king acknowledges Dwight and asks many questions which Dwight answers honestly. Dwight has nothing to hide from the mer king and does not. His love for Lorelei shows and the mer king tells him he will pass good judgement and Dwight is welcomed to the mer kingdom.
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    Dwight moves the boat to another area of the waters closer to another dive spot that Lorelei wants him to see. He loves the sound the horn makes and pulls the cord frequently warning small craft they are coming through. When they arrive at the spot he finds Lorelei downstairs and quickly gets frisky with her.
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    Dwight practices his guitar while Lorelei works on her book. She has almost completed her book about the discovery of the underwater memorial. She will use some of the pictures she and Dwight took of their adventure as part of the book. She hopes to publish it and perhaps get it added to the local library and school.
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    They enjoy swimming and exploring in the new dive spot. A shark encircles one of the caves curious about the sounds it hears coming from the normally quiet cave.
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    Lorelei drives the boat to the next spot and I guess if you are not driving you might get seasick.
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  • king_of_simcity7king_of_simcity7 Posts: 23,054 Member
    @bekkasan Nice update with the honeymoon :smile: At least Dwight got along well with the Mer King :smile: Unfortunate that he got seasick lol
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  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 7,767 Member

    @king_of_simcity7 Thanks for commenting. Appreciate it. Yes, Dwight gets along with most folks so was not worried too much about meeting the Triton King.
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