Sunday, September 23, 2007

The Robbins, Week 16/ Mission Developments


TITLE: MISSION DEVELOPMENTS



Lot: The Robbins Homestead, Mission Control - Timo, Jati, Samarah, Brax, Skyliana, Raydin, and Qwoy

Last Visit: Headquarters Moves - Zaed speculated on why the Mission Control building "blew away". ASimWen explained it was due to the advent of Seasons.

This entry features the Grand Prize Winner of the Proseprity Falls Trivia Contest. Meet The King of Anatoth...AKA Steven in real life. :)




The Voice screams in Zaed's head. "Do it I tell you! Do it right now. If you do not, you will be forever a disgrace to all Anotothians and the Mission!"

Zaed inwardly trembles. "I know not why you say this. Who are you?"

The Voice: "It is none of your concern who I am or why I command you to do this. You are only to do it."

Zaed: "This is NOT part of the Mission! It goes against everything I have ever learned and ever imagined it would be like. My father never did it!"

The Voice: "Your father was a great man. He started the Mission here on earth. I have seen things are not going according to plan on the foundation he carefully laid. The Mission is to spread Anotothian DNA throughout all the land, and teach Our Kind the Ways. This is not happening!"

Zaed: "You are Anotothian? Who are you?"

The Voice: "Again, you have no need to know."

Zaed: "I must ask. Why do you see the Mission is not going according to plan? Have I not done the job I have been called to do?"

The Voice: "Your human wife gave birth to a son who snubs the Mission, and does everything he can to avoid his responsibilites. Your human wife gave birth to him, he who has none of our DNA. I have had to intervene and ensure he had something to pass to the humans. Your other son has the physical DNA to pass, but seems very human at heart. I have had to pass him special traits as well. I have had to send our air craft to visit the humans to inject them with our raw DNA. I have had to send a Watcher to infiltrate home of you daughter Jenn and your son Xuan due to their insolence. Must I say more?"

Zaed: "You are the KING.....!"

The Voice: "Quite. Now do it."






Timo: It is I! Timo! I have experienced life on my home planet of Anatoth, life inside a human being's body on Earth, and death in that body. I have birthed once again from the grave. I am back!

Zaed: Father! Why have you come back? I....didn't know it was possible!

Timo: It is only for the King to know. He has called me back to work the Mission.

Zaed: My...my son Jati, your GRANDSON will be the Commander when I am dead. Why can you not rest?

Timo: There is no rest for those who are capable within the Mission.

King: Now go forth...Timo....




Timo begins the arduous task of inspecting the family that presently resides within the Mission building. He suspects Samarah is alright. After all, her father Johnson was abducted by the Anotothians and gave birth to Regis. The bodily hair that Jati displayed was very un-Anotothian...however, he did outwardly possess the yellow eyes of his people, and did carry 100% DNA.




The boy Brax was very knowledgeable in the Mission, and was excited to carry on. He too, carries the DNA. His outward skintone proved it, and Timo was able to discern the boy also carried the DNA of the yellow eyes, whilst his eyes outwardly were Bostic Blue carried over from his grandmother Synclare Strickland. At this time, Timo begin to think that maybe the DNA was not diluted too badly.




He also began to study all that had happened since his death, and he read the book that was kept on the trouble maker's lives, those of Jenn and Xuan. His eyes widened at all he read. He could not believe that someone like Xuan would come from his loins. Jenn was direct Anotothian descendant, so he really did not understand her attitude. She was alot of talk and no action. Xuan was outright insubordinate. He read how the King had given Xuan gifts. The gift of fetal recognition, telepathy, and one other one that had not been disclosed yet.

The day came for the Meeting.




Timo: I am honored to serve the Anotothian people, my King.

King: Can it, Timo. We are here on Earth, so we really need to talk like we were born and bred here. Timo, you have had a chance to check the family. What have you discerned?

Timo: Ah, of course. How should I address you?

King: You can call me Steve.

Timo: I realize the DNA may not be as diluted as we first thought. With the exception of the humans Samarah and Synclare, all here have our DNA. I believe it will continue to spread the more our people couple with others. Eventually, the circle will complete with long lines of lineage, and two will couple who both carry the DNA.

King: Ah. I see what you mean. Then there will be those born who will be especially strong Anotothians.

Timo. Yes. We can only hope there will be those in the Mission who will be able to teach The Ways.

King: Of course. That is where you come in.

Timo: How can I be of service?

King: You will run the Mission fortnight two. You will do it through your grandson Jati. As the Mission states the Commander must always reside in the Central Command and be the eldest child born. We cannot deny Jati that leadership. You have been given the gift to control Jati as far as the Mission is concerned. His thoughts will be thoughts you place there. His decisions will be yours. He will behave in a manner in which you have. He will believe all his actions and thoughts are his own.

Timo: What will happen after fortnight two?

King: You will perish.

Timo: Once again.

King: Yes. At that time, Jati will have run the Mission accordingly, and Brax will be in Command.

Timo: My Leige. Timo dips his head in reverence.

King: See ya later, Timo.

The Meeting is over.

It is I, Jati! I am reporting for the first time as the Commander of the Mission. I am reporting my human wife, Samarah is pregnant once again with another addition to the Mission.




This will make the third Anotothian born to the Command Center of the new generation. Firstly, it was the boy Brax who was born. Then the female Skyliana. My commission to Commander came to be through the natural progression of human life on Earth. As the Mission states, the eldest of the Commander will assume all responsibilites upon his or her death.




Firstly, my human mother Synclare passed. She was in the middle of cooking a salmon dinner. In human terms, it was a peaceful passing, and all was well.




The human flaws of my father Zaed roared to life the moment Synclare passed. He was extremely upset, and began to shed tears. The death of Synclare upset his emotions to helter skelter. But that did not last long. His time came almost immediately after.




Death came to Zaed only moments after Synclare passed. I suppose I could be thankful my father did not suffer long in his grief.










My wife Samarah was completely disraught over the passing of her in-laws. I was concerned the babe would come early due to her emotional state. The boy Brax was very strong seeing Death before his eyes. He will be a good Commander, indeed, when the time comes.




Zaed and Synclare Robbins.

(Editor - Many Sims that were born into this hood are now beginning to pass away. That shows a nice progression in the neighborhood. However, this death was difficult for me. I got a lump in my throat watching the whole thing. That sadness quickly disappeared when Zaed appeared three times before I left the lot and scared Brax mercilessly each time. The kid is tough. ...hahaha)




It wasn't long after the Deaths, the girl Skyliana aged. I stood by and let Samarah aid with the child with the aging process.




Syliana holds a blueprint of my DNA. Her facial features even look very much like me, right down to the red hair. That was injected into the family tree by Timo.




It wasn't long after the aging of Skyliana, that Samarah went into human labor with the third child. It seems in this family, all the important events occur in the kitchen. First the deaths of Zaed and Synclare, then the birth of Raydin.




Our ancestor Timo seemed especially taken with young Radyin, and spent much time with the lad in his early time teaching him the Ways.




I was no schlepper with the boy; I engaged in teaching activities every day with all the children in this Commander Center.




Brax Robbins
Aspiraton: Fortune
LTW: To Make $100,000

The boy Brax became of college age, and immediately began to think of ways to fund the Mission, and to spread the word. As is normal, he drove to town to get a communication device, and met his Aunt Lynn in the Four Winds Shopping center.




They discussed a miriad of subjects, the main one being the Mission and the visits of Our People to Earth. I was proud he took responsibility right away for his actions in the Mission. Lynn seemed to think all was well. Her DNA was infected when Count Orlano Moniff turned her to Vampirism in University. When she turned back to her former state as an adult, her skintone never returned to normal. So her part in the Mission has been scrubbed.




By now, Samarah was pregnant again, with our fourth child. I was proud that we were producing so many for the Mission!




Brax studied the stars, and pinpointed Anatoth. He had hoped he would be chosen for a visit from our people. That I do not know if it will happen or not. But it did not before he left for University.



Brax leaving for Uni




The boy Raydin aged to child. He is very happy to have a part in the Mission, and is a sponge thirsty for knoweldge.




Finally our fourth child, Qwoy, was born. What is his part in the Mission? It is hard to tell. As a human, my wife Samarah was very taken with the infant, and immediatley demanded to have six more children for a total of 10. If it is so, then I will do it. Qwoy has the yellow eyes of our DNA and seems to sport the brown hair of his mother like Raydin and Brax. (Brax has custom hair that is binned brown, but it looks black in the game).




Skyliana Robbins
Aspiration: Family
LTW: To Have 6 Grandchildren




Qwoy has aged to toddler. Even though he has not learned to speak at this time, the intelligence is evident in his eyes. I know he will be a grand addition to the Mission.

As for myself...




I reached the top of yet another career. I am now the Education Minister in Prosperity Falls. What a better position to be in to make sure others know about the Mission. My plan is to make sure all descendants of Timo and all those who are born through abduction will be in special classes called Extraterrestrial Studies where they will actually be taught about the Mission in school. My cousin, Mich Robbins, is currently teaching the class. There will always be a Robbins teaching the course. That is my personal contribution to the Mission.

That is all there is to report at this time.




Timo: I will do what is right by the Mission. I will ensure that all who 'have a need to know' will know and participate.

Xuan: Huh? Who are you?

Timo: It is I, Timo. Your ancestor.

Xuan: Oh, man. Like I have another voice in my head.

Timo: You will listen, Xuan. And you will abide by what ever I say.

Xuan: You are Timo? I have learned about you. You died when my father was but a lad? How are you here now?

Timo: The King has sought my advice for the Mission. It is none of your concern or need to know, how I am here.

Xuan: Grrreaaat. Now I have Ruby, The King, and you bossing me around.

Timo: It is so.


Accomplishments This Round: TOC: Jati - Education Minister. Two new Sims - Raydin and Qwoy.


I end every lot on Monday morning at 7 am. I installed Bon Voyage, then opened this lot. It was Thursday, at 1:41 in the afternoon. Not correct! I played through until Monday, then decided to play another week.


Odd Pics Out:




Timo is quite taken with the maid Lucy Hanby.




Brax as he lands on his lot in Uni. He is peered at by his cousin Andrew McClelland.




Sunday, September 16, 2007

Stricklands, Week 16/Aliens, Vamps, and Other Things


TITLE: ALIENS, VAMPS, AND OTHER THINGS


Lot: The Strickland Homestead - Martin, Joselyn, Sacha, Decota, Tobria, and dogs Skippy, Abbey, and Pearl

Last Visit: Goodby Kirstee and Chevy - ASimWen here. The last time we visited the Stricklands, CAS Sims Kirstee and Chevy Strickland passed away. Much to my sadness. I am at a point in this neighborhood now where many of my favorite Sims are passing away, and it is getting harder and harder all the time for me to play the Falls. This visit with the Strickland household holds many surprises. I hope you enjoy it.




Berry Nosey reporting! I am delighted to bring the following story. I was able to catch up with Martin Strickland, patriarch of the Strickland family in Prosperity Falls. This family was one of the first to settle here. I asked Mr. Strickland about his father, Chevy, and his experience with the family telescope in the back yard.

Berry: So Martin, tell me what happened to your father Chevy the night he received The Chicken.

Martin: Well, my dad loved to stargaze. Even though he was a Family Sim. I think he was a Knowledge Sim at heart.

Berry: Your father bought the telescope, and was a habitual user.

Martin: Yes. So was my sister Gertrude.

Berry: So why is this telescope so special that I am here today talking with you about it?

Martin: Well, it seems to be a portal to Outer Space. Don't look at me like that. I am not crazy!

Berry: Oh Mr. Strickland, I would never think you crazy. Tell me what happened to your sister Gertrude and your father Chevy.

Martin: Well, they were abducted by Aliens. Yep, sucked right up into their Air Ship and taken for a ride. It happened to Gertrude first, then to dad. When Gertrude was abducted, she came back normal, normal as can be. In fact Sim State University gave her an Extraterrestrial Scholarship for meeting the Aliens.

Berry: What happened to Chevy?

Martin: The Aliens stuck a chicken on his head.

Berry: Excuse me? A chicken?

Martin: Yep, a chicken. Mom just accepted it and went on with life. That was a great thing about mom. She would accept you no matter who you were or what you looked like. She worked around the chicken as far as dad was concerned. Dad seemed to like the clucking company. After all, he did spend many solitary hours stargazing at night when everyone else was sleeping.

Berry: The chicken kept him company?

Martin: Yep.

Berry: So Martin, I hear you have been stargazing.

Martin: Yes, I have. I find the experience to be extremely enjoyable. I am a Knowledge Sim, after all.

Berry: Have you gotten to meet the Aliens?

Martin: Yes, I have.

Berry: I don't see you blessed with a chicken on your head.

Martin: No, those Aliens left me with something else. Now I know what Joslyn has gone through 3 times.

Berry: Tell me about your experience with your abduction.




Martin: Well, it was a clear night, perfect for stargazing. The stars were bright, and the moon seemed especially large.




I was outside on this cool evening, gazing. I love to gaze. Joslyn was in the house with the kids, getting everyone settled down for the evening. She respects my hobby and gives me plenty of time to do it. Relieves stress.




I heard a peculiar noise. I wasn't sure what it was. I looked around the yard, but didn't see anything at first. I wasn't thinking it was Aliens or anything.




Then I finally got the idea to look up. There it was...the biggest thing I had ever seen in the sky.

Berry: What did you see, exactly?


Martin: It was a spaceship, I tell ya! It flashed through my mind that this is what Gertrude and dad must have seen. I was gonna meet the Aliens just like they did! My heart started beating a hundred times a minute.




They turned on some kind of floodlight....when that happened I couldn't see the ship anymore, it was so bright. I had to shade my eyes. I wondered then how I would get in the space ship. I decided to do what ever they wanted me to do.




It was still a really big surprise when I felt the tractor beam sucking me upwards. I hung on for dear life. I thought maybe they would trow a rope ladder down or something...but that wasn't it. It was a tractor beam.

Berry: That is very interesting!

Martin: Yep, it was.

Berry: So what happened whilst you were in the ship?

Martin: I remember lookin' around and seeing these funny green beings with great big eyes. One of them shoved something in my ear, then I don't remember much after that. I just remember them pushin' me out the door of the space ship.




Man, did my hiney hurt!




Even though this is something I had always wanted to do, it was still one of the most odd things I had ever done. I couldn't believe it.

Berry: You said the Aliens left you with something. Let's see. Gertrude got a special scholarship, Chevy got a Chicken on his head. What did you get?

Martin: You ain't gonna believe this. I am pregnant.

Berry. No! That is impossible! Males do not get pregnant and have children!

Martin: 'Tis true. I have checked it out with my scientist sister, Lillith the Vampire. She says I am carrying an Alien Baby.

Berry: Errr...how is it going to be born? Eh, you don't have....

Marin: *cheeks flush* Well, I don't rightly know how the baby is gonna come out. I just know it will. I am very excited.

Berry: So. There you have it. The Strickland family seems to be a target for the Aliens who have been visiting Prosperity Falls for decades. And getting bolder all the time by spreading and mixing their DNA with humans. What will happen now? This is Berry Nosey, signing off!




Martin: Well, I am glad that interview is over. I did love that ride with the Aliens. It was one of the best experiences of my life. Anyway, I am gonna tell ya the normal news that has happened here in the Strickland household since Dad and Mom passed.




This is our dog Skippy. I bought him from Tomas Capehart a few weeks ago. He is kinda odd looking, but a dog is a dog. I thought the kids would really enjoy him.



Joslyn was movin' right along in her job in the Culinary field. She is one busy lady, let me tell you. When she wasn't working at the restaurant, she was at Kirstee's Bookstore keeping that place going. Dad bequeathed the place to her...called it a wedding present. Eventually she made it a top rated place to shop.




She got a good write up in the paper too. The place was really busy. We never saw her between the bookstore and her regular job. I guess when it came right down to it, she realized it too when....



We were going to have another baby! That would make 3 for me and Joslyn. She knew she had to give something up , so she sold the bookstore. Even though it was a gift from dad. I think it did what it was supposed to, and that was to give us some simoleons to put away. Mom and dad had poured every meager scent they made into expanding the house for their growing family.




Around the house whilst Joslyn was gone, that Landgrabbe kid, Richie, came by to visit quite often. I think he is at our house more often than his own. Don't know what Malcom and Aazia have goin' on there. But he is welcome to come in and eat with our own.




After my visit with the Aliens, I was hungry all the time. I couldn't get enough to eat! My waist started expanding alright, but it was due to the babe .



This is our boy Decota. He had a birthday, a while back. He is calm of mind like me and his mother. Now our boy Sacha is a different matter.




SACHA STRICKLAND
Aspiration: Pleasure
LTW: To Have 50 First Dates

He takes after Joselyn's side of the family, the Capeharts, appearence wise. Where he gets his life time aspiration from? I don't know! We Strickland are either Family Sims, or Knowledge Sims.




Well, the boy didn't waste any time workin' toward his lifetime goal of havin' 50 first dates, lemme tell ya. I felt like the whole thing was harmless enough, really.

























I don't know if alla the girls he has dated knows he is doing that...dating them only once, I mean. I hope he doesn't go 'round breaking their hearts.

Well right about this time I decided to get Skippy a play mate.







Turns out Abby and Skippy like each other an awful lot, and presented us with a puppy we named Pearl. The more the merrier, I always say.




Me and Joslyn's third born was a girl, who Joslyn named Tobria. Where she got that name, again, I have no idea. Here I was still suffering with morning sickness due to my Alien ride, and she has our child, who grows up to toddler. I think I want to meet Aliens again, but I don't want to get pregnant again!

Hey, I think I will get Sacha on here...he has a special story. Are you ready, Sacha?

Sacha: Yeah dad. I'm here.

Martin: Good. Sacha is on the phone callin' all the way from Sim State. Take it away!~

Sacha: Well, as is tradition with all the teens in Prosperity Falls, as soon as we grow up we make a trip to the city to get some new clothes and a cell phone. I went to Cold Issue Clothing.

While I was there, I saw the Count. He was busy biting again. I stayed out of his way! I have no desire to get bitten. I mean, if I did, I don't think I could turn the chicks on with that gray pallor to my skin.




He headed right for my cousin Vonfirmath Capehart. Which I guess wasn't really all that unusual, if you think about it. His mother is my aunt, Lillith Capehart, and she is a Vampire too. I thought it was rather neat watching it.






So now I can say my cousin the Vampire, and my aunt the Vampire. !! How special is that! I think it is kewl to have Vampire relatives, but I really don't wanna be one myself.




The Count was on a roll, he also bit this townie chick. I don't know what her name is, but she doesn't seem to mind being a Vamp. I don't know how Von feels about it.




While I was there I decided to make the best of things and lighten the mood. After all, the Count was there, and very active! So I started singing. I made enough tips to pay for my cell phone. I was a big hit!

Dad was saying I was dating alot of girls. I was, and I will start on 'em here at Uni too. I just love them! I found one that was willing to give me my first kiss. She had kind of a dog face, but I don't care. A girl is a girl, and they all of their beauty in some way.






Heh. Girls, I just love 'em. Uh, dad, I like, need to go now.

Martin: Okey dokey. See you at Thanksgiving, son.

Sacha: Bye dad. *click*

Martin: Well, that was a quick but sweet story.




Well I can't tell you when it happened in the middle of all this excitement. But Joslyn made it to the top of the Culinary field. I can't count how many jobs she has had. She is quite motivated.

Me?




I am kinda pinned down for the moment. Yeah, still waiting on this Alien babe to come. *sigh* this is a longer pregnancy than Joselyn ever had. Well, gotta go sit and put my feet up. Swelling ankles you know. Talk to you later.


Accomplishments:

Joselyn: TOC: Culinary field, 1 new Sim - Tobria