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Vintage Newcrest (New Years) Updated May 26

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Screenshots from a world where it's forever a mishmash of time between the 1930s and the 1960s, featuring Lava Man (a maxis-made sim available on the gallery; now called Manny Mana Conner) and a much younger (and surprisingly cute) Vivian Lewis (under her maiden name, Vivian Denise Bell) as the main sims. They're engaged to be married. Part story and part captures of moments from their daily lives. Relive the past, or experience it for the first time.

Skip ahead to page 2 if you want since I didn't start writing dialogue until page 2, so page 1 is kind of boring in my opinion (and I should know since I wrote it, haha). You can come back and read page 1 for back story later on after you decide if you like the story/not a story/vicarious living/voyeur experience or whatever you want to call this. Hit the star in the upper right if you want to be notified of updates. Don't forget to hit the like button if you like what you're reading.
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  • QueenofMyshunoQueenofMyshuno Posts: 1,308 Member
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    Watching a movie with moms.
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  • QueenofMyshunoQueenofMyshuno Posts: 1,308 Member
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    Having to go to work when you have cramps. I feel ya, girl.
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    Vivian at the movies with her fiance, Manny.
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  • QueenofMyshunoQueenofMyshuno Posts: 1,308 Member
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    The Bell family decided to get a family portrait and made an appointment weeks in advance. Unfortunately, when portrait day came around, almost everyone was in a bad mood. Mom was uncomfortable from the heat, Vivian was in pain from her cycle, and dad was angry (nobody was quite sure why). Only Vivian’s sister, Comfort, felt fine, but she kept blinking every time the photographer snapped a shot.

    After they were done, dad griped on the car ride all the way home about the money he was shelling out and how he might as well have thrown it down the toilet. Now they just have to wait for the film to be developed to see if this miserable day produced anything usable.

    [Ah, the joys of trying to get sims to take a photo. Thanks to a mod I have, Vivian actually broke out of a pose I had her in to tell me she had to go change her feminine products and then she broke down and wept. Also, Bell is what I decided Vivian Lewis’s maiden name was in this alternate timeline.]
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  • QueenofMyshunoQueenofMyshuno Posts: 1,308 Member
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    After the whole fiasco with the photographer, the Bell family came home and had some of mom’s apple pie which put everyone in a good mood.

    [Apparently, mom was a little drunk, too, which probably helped with her mood, LOL, but I never saw her drink anything. Maybe she hides her drinking??]
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    After having some apple pie with the family, Vivian does the dishes.
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    After having some apple pie with the family, Vivian does the dishes.
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    That's such a cute kitchen. I love the feel of all these photos. <3
  • QueenofMyshunoQueenofMyshuno Posts: 1,308 Member
    @15aewar Thank you so much! I've been really trying to duplicate the feel of of vintage rooms and looking at a lot of old photos of rooms on Google. :)
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    Manny working out at the boxing gym with his brother, Kyle. In addition to his full time job, Manny sometimes does amateur boxing for extra cash. All that will change soon, though, as Vivian doesn’t want him fighting after they get married.
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  • QueenofMyshunoQueenofMyshuno Posts: 1,308 Member
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    Manny plays “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” with his dad and brother. These little family jam sessions are a common occurrence at their home.

    Click to listen to the song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" on YouTube.
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  • QueenofMyshunoQueenofMyshuno Posts: 1,308 Member
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    The family portrait has finally been delivered! It came out surprisingly good considering how terrible everyone was feeling that day. Vivian checks it out. She likes what she sees.
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  • BloosmooBloosmoo Posts: 625 Member
    I love this! I did a save with the premades as kids and was also suprised by how cute Vivien was, she's lovely. I'm all inspired now but dang it.....I have earthships I need to build in game lol.
  • QueenofMyshunoQueenofMyshuno Posts: 1,308 Member
    Bloosmoo wrote: »
    I love this! I did a save with the premades as kids and was also suprised by how cute Vivien was, she's lovely. I'm all inspired now but dang it.....I have earthships I need to build in game lol.

    @bloosmoo Thank you! Haha--I know how it is to have competing ideas for projects. There are just too many cool things you can do with The Sims. Earthships sound fun!
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  • QueenofMyshunoQueenofMyshuno Posts: 1,308 Member
    Bachelorette Party: There’s Always That Guy

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    Vivian at her Bachelorette party with her bridesmaids: her sister Comfort and her friends Shandra and Janay.

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    There’s always that guy who wants to hone in on your party with your girls. And here he comes.

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    Vivian says, “Um…sorry, taken. Hi, bye!” (Haha, girls are so mean.) Shandra (who’s not taken) actually seemed to kind of like him, but Vivian shut him down.

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    He took it well. Here he is in the background introducing himself to another group of ladies.
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  • QueenofMyshunoQueenofMyshuno Posts: 1,308 Member
    Bachelorette Party: Girls on the Dance Floor

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    The ladies planned Vivian’s bachelorette for when Shandra’s brother, Darnell, would be playing at the Stardust Lounge because they know he’s her favorite singer.

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    Vivian loves her fiance, but that Darnell sure is easy on the eyes.

    [Darnell has a really good voice! I was kind of mesmerized listening to him sing.]

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    Everyone was letting loose on the dancefloor, including Shandra who’s usually pretty subdued. Vivian, of course, has no problem letting loose.
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  • QueenofMyshunoQueenofMyshuno Posts: 1,308 Member
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    Another Monday. Vivian and Shandra meet at the lunch counter at Behr Druggist and Goods during their lunch break. Vivian becomes quiet because she’s daydreaming about her wedding day. Shandra, who has never had a boyfriend, finds this lovey-dovey stuff annoying.

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    “Is your food okay, hon?” Vivian’s dad is the manager of the store. “Everything is perfect, dad,” Vivian beams.
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  • BloosmooBloosmoo Posts: 625 Member
    I love Viviens yellow dress, I need my pc updating so it'll handle the game and custom content lol.
  • QueenofMyshunoQueenofMyshuno Posts: 1,308 Member
    @Bloosmoo Thanks! I decided not to do any buy/build cc for this save (other than a typewriter substitute for the computer and 1 older style TV) since I want to eventually share these lots. So the majority of my cc is CAS. It’s so much fun picking out vintage outfits and hairstyles.

    I hope you’re able to get an upgrade soon so you can go cc shopping! 🛍
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  • QueenofMyshunoQueenofMyshuno Posts: 1,308 Member
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    Rehearsal dinner with the families, bridesmaids, and groomsmen. Maui is happy his son is getting married. Wesley is sad his daughter is getting married.
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    Manny and Vivian are surrounded by people, but they only have eyes for each other.
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  • QueenofMyshunoQueenofMyshuno Posts: 1,308 Member
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    The best man, Joey Darby, by some coincidence, always seems to end up wherever Comfort is.

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    Everyone knows he has a crush on her, but then, Joey Darby is known for having crushes on quite a number of women.

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    Mama doesn’t trust a man who doesn’t take off his hat indoors. She keeps a close eye on him.
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  • 15aewar15aewar Posts: 1,034 Member

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    Mama doesn’t trust a man who doesn’t take off his hat indoors. She keeps a close eye on him.
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    LOL! :lol:
  • QueenofMyshunoQueenofMyshuno Posts: 1,308 Member
    @15aewar Mama has very definite ideas about manners, haha. :smiley:
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    After dinner, everyone gathers in the living room to enjoy some music. While the other guys do some last minute tuning to their guitars, Manny’s brother Kyle has to stretch out before he can play. Nobody else needs to stretch to play a guitar, so everyone thinks this is funny. They start with the Johnny Cash song “Walk The Line.”

    Click here to hear the song on YouTube.

    [This was a pretty common scene in my childhood. All the men in my family played guitar, so at family get-togethers, they would always end up in the living room having a jam session. Those times were so special, and I wanted to recreate that here.]
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    Vivian and Manny pick up their marriage license.
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