Far away from Eden ep. 4: Cut & Past(e)
Chap 4 of my apocalegacy: Kids grow up, Founders Past revealed, Author goes mad -any more questions?
Family Name: Ottomas
Lot Name: Steg-Allee 407
Categories:Komödie,Lebensgeschichten der Sims,Satire
- Hello and Welcome back to the next
episode of my apocalegacy 'Far away
from Eden', where I try to follow all
kind of cruel restrictions and also
some additional legacy handicaps... -
"This... is a nightmare, right?! I'm
waking up any minute! I want to
wake up, NOW! "
- Sorry, Long Ben, but you're already
awake and already ruining my
" NOOOOOO! "
- Fellow Readers, meet the newest
household member: Benjamin Long.
Yes, the guy whose name correlates
with the shape of his... -
" Not this again! "
- OK, OK, Anyone knows already
anyway... sheesh, what a b... -
- Nothing, nothing... -
*To learn more about the Apocalypse
And Legacy Challenge, visit
Legacychallenge.com or join the
community at boolprop.com.
- As you see, I've finally got the
Seasons expansions pack. Since
Pinstar introduced Playtesting Season
Rules, I've decided to 'upgrade' the
Challenge. Sadly this makes it
necessary to skip the middle-of-
Nowhere-Handicap, since the music
restriction forbids objects outside,
which (could) include cars..
Though, for this chapter, I'll still
follow this handicap, since there is
still a little discussion about cars
allowed or not and no one of the
household needs to go to work
anyway (Anais lifted Showbusiness,
Jerry Business and Benjamin was
already employed as a General...).-
" *Yawn*... "
- And here my Founder, Anais Eden,
reminds me again to stop
Rulebubbling... so, without further
ado, let's take a little Look back to find
out how eternal winter came to the
*Side note:The title refers to the fact,
that I played this chapter two times -
my neighborhood ate itself first time
and I've made no backup, with other
words: AARRGH! So Incongruences
are based on pasting old pics into the
- Not so 'Long' ago:
"Anais, I don't think this will work...
You know... "
"Okay, I get it. So they aren't the best
'material' for an army, but I don't
think, the Count's forces are much
better at all..."
*I have to pee!*
*Are we there yet?*
*What are we doing here?*
*I want my lawyer!*
*I want icecream!*
*... and then you need an apple and
two boots and mix it with some...*
" OH, SHUT IT, YOU... ehr, I mean,
Hello, my dear friends
*cough*former*cough*. I welcome you to
the first meeting of the upcoming
resistance army, that'll break the Counts
and his evil vampires reign of terror in
the neighborhood and fight for a
*Eh? / What? / ??? etc.*
"Sigh...Okay, to put it simple: we'll kick
the Count's and his friends butt, bring
back peace yaddayaddayadda, now
"Uh, question: why are they the 'evil'
vampires, and why do we have to fight
them and not discuss it out? I mean,
we're all vampires, after all..."
"Hrrgn... First, they are Evil, because 'I'
say so! Second, since when being the
same species was ever a problem to
battle each other?! And third, the next
one asking such stupid questions gets a
nice little vacation 'under the sun', you
catch my drift?!"
-Anais, this was so wrong on so many
"Hey, it's not my fault, that most people
have no backbone and follow like
- THIS IS ...oh well, for the sake of the
"Anyway, for the success of the
resistance, General Long accepted to
join our cause and lead the army with
his superior knowledge of warfare
and tactical combat... "
" Hehe, yeah, I've never lost a bar-
fight downtown... "
"... and will strengthen our troops
moral with his solid personality
(Science Aspiration, Lifetime Want
Criminal Mastermind, 2/3/9/3/4,
Likes redheaded vampires(...), dislikes
blondes) and support them in any
way possible with his amazing
Talents (3/8/7/10/3/2/3) to end the
Counts cruel reign as soon as
" Watch it Count, here I come!"
"...which will with no doubt end in a
glorious victory for us and will result
for General Long to reach the status of
a true Hero forever!"
" Ladies and Gentleman: I - Rock ! "
"... which is nothing more than I'll
expect from him, since he will also be
the husband of my daughter... *sigh*
" Sorry, Benjamin, it's the rule... you've
moved in, you're spouse."
" But your daughter... she... I ... we.... "
" Look, I know, that's hard, but due to
the new restrictions we can't afford to
lose you as a best friend if we can only
invite you over every tuesday or by
randomly walkby's... "
- For once in my life, I have to agree
with Anais, it was necessary... come
on Ben, if it helps, just add 21 years to
both your age, then no one would
" But... but... but... *faints* "
" Great, this just starts wonderful...
though I have to admit, a different
reaction, and I'd probably snapped his
- Despite this... little... mischief... well,
Benjamin was able to concentrate on
fighting the Count and his vampires
leading the resistance army from
victory to victory... -
*(Also this picture should show, that
he is in fact a General... sadly, he
didn't move in with the uniform as
additional clothing, so when quitting
his job later, he had to stay in his old
townie clothes... not that it matters, for
the rest of the story he wears mostly
his pyjama, lol...)
- Especially the 'Vampire Llama
Squad' was really succesful fighting
the Counts army, destroying their
bases, eliminating their leaders and
finally hunting the remaining small
raiding parties that still beared a
threat to 'normal' life, sending fear
into the hearts of their opponents with
their battle cry... -
" VOOOO GERRBIT !" (or however it
- ... And shattered the moral of the
enemy to an enormous extent... -
" Bohohohw... My wonderful army is
" Oh, Count... "
" ...and my Love, my beautiful Anais,
has dumped me for another guy...
*sob* she even has kids with him...."
" Count! "
" ... and the evil Vampire Llamas are
scaring me... Mommy!"
" CO... oh forget it, this gets me
nowhere ... "
"... So I came here the long way, to see
how my *competent* Secret Agent
Lucy manages her simple task to
watch this Gieke Guy getting a robot
gold badge and what do I see?
" uhh... I'm sorry Countess, but my
hubbie... I mean Gerd got a bit
distracted, when he had this, as he
said, cunning idea and... "
" I don't want excuses, I want results!!"
" erhm... I ... eh... do you want see
Gerds new invention? It's amazing
" I'm not interested and losing my
" But it's great! Really!"
"... whatever. Show it and get over
"... So what does this thing do? "
" Wait, Let me just adjust a few things
here... and there... "
[Insert loud, mechanic noises here]
" It makes noises. Great. Anything
[Insert more, even louder mechanic
" MY EARS BEGIN TO HURT! NOW
WHAT IS THIS THING GOOD
[INSERT INHUMAN LOUD NOISES
HERE, FOLLOWED BY A...]
" AGH. My Eyes! I'm blind!"
[INSERT... the sound of snowflakes
beginning to fall, sssh...]
" SNOW? It produces Snow?!"
"No,No, Countess, it 'produces'
Weather. Isn't it great? Gerd has just
invented a machine people dreamed
for thousand of years and..."
" WEATHER? "
" Uhm... yes? I mean, he still had some
problems with the noise and... well,
the snow function is still a bit
unstable, so the snow could stay a bit
" I WILL... *ACHOO*... I think I will
return now to my Castle. When I'm
here next time, your... hubbie will be
ready, or... "
" Ehrm... you know, there is still a
little problem... we ran out of money
for buying the parts for the weather
machine and... "
" Good. Bye. Agent."
* Beep*.... *Beep-bedi-bop*.... *Click*.
" Uh, hello, am I speaking with... ah,
good... ehrm, yes hello, my Name is
Lucy Gieke and... yes I'm... yes, it's
about money... Nono, I don't want my
money back... I just... well, I heard
you're currently creating a new
expansion pack, introducing Seasons
for... well, I have my sources... now,
are you interested in a weather
- ... And that, my dear readers, is the
story, how the license for the weather
machine was sold to Maxis. Sadly, the
Giekes had to spent all the money
they received into new robotic parts
and since the rest of the
neighborhood, though the vampire
threat mostly banned except small
raiding parties, was now stuck in
snow, nobody was able to import a
decent amount of improved weather
machines to end the new ice age that
had caught the neighborhood - the
Giekes prototype was really
unstable... - and the people suffered
once more from the Counts evil
plans... it was all his plan, right?
- ... well anyway, I of course was lucky
to get one of the improved ones (it's
good to be rich...), which was a bit
difficult, even for me, since the
Hotlines have been freezed due to the
weather, as well as most all other
telecommunication or even the local
press... and because that stupid
MMORPG Server in this region
couldn't overheat anymore, the
remaining Lines were constantly
blocked doesn't help either... Oh, and
the backside of defeating the Counts
army was, that it raised the average
crime rate in this area, and a working
law system under these
conditions...they even stole this magic
Unga-whatever stone that powered
the career rewards... and the high
school was overrun by a glacier and...
whew, I think that should cover all
the new rules... -
" BOOO! This was... the stupidest story
I've ever heard... well, aside from this
vampocalypse itself... but it's still stupid!
- Hey, somehow I just had to explain,
why all these new restrictions are now
set into force and... ANAIS! What are you
doing on my lot - and in the sun?! -
" Simple: Protest! I refuse to obey these
new rules anymore! You can't do that to
me! You cannot just change the rules in
the middle of the... "
- Sorry Anais, but I've already made up
my mind. And if you'll excuse me now, I
have to go, Candi and EphemeralToast
invited me to weddings in their legacies,
and I want to make a good impression... -
" You and a good Impression? And what
about this story? "
- Oh please, you could as well do this for
me. Your critizising mostly fills half of
the chapter, so it can't be that diffcult... -
- Good Luck and Bye-Bye ! -
"...I can't believe this.. "
* Read Candies Prettacy and
Ephemeraltoasts Ugothlacy at the
exchange, to watch me in action, or just
for fun, :-)
... but of course, he left me with no choice.
I had to return to my Loved Ones not only
with the sad message, that our suffering
would become even harder, but also with
the grim destiny to continue this insanity
of a story. However, I was never someone,
who'd just give up and run away. I will
get through with this, and if it's the last
" Anais? what are you doing there?"
"... Writing 'our' story, Jerry."
" 'Our' story? "
" You didn't kill him? "
" ...no. "
"... Why not?"
" ... I love you."
... with the Roads covered by Ice and
Snow cars became mostly useless, and no
helicopter or transport was willing to get
us out of this mess, the fear of the Counts
remaining vampire troops still scared
everyone. For us, without protection from
the sun, it became too dangerous to go to
work, so we had to quit our jobs...
"Hello, Mr. Studioboss-whose-name-
is-not-important. Know what? I quit! I
refuse to work for a company any
longer that thinks, the quality of a
movie correlates with the number of
its special effects, earns more money
with merchandise than with the
movie itself and relies more on big
names than on talented actors. Good
... Jerry and Ben followed my example, which
lead to some problems, since we only had two
coffins in the house. Thankfully, we were
already properly experienced in the art of
meditation. I decided, against both their
protests, as the only Perma-Plat in the house
I would be the one staying awake, because we
would need all our strength to survive this.
Sadly, non one had told us, that the coffins
were Light- but not snowproof...
" Do you also have the urge to watch the
falling snow now? "
" Yes. How is that possible? We're inside
the house, in a coffin, we shouldn't even
know that it snows. It's like... if some...
invisible force commands us to... uh, you
don't think he...?"
" No, not his style. I rather guess Maxis
forgot to think about us vampires, when
they coded the snow routine..."
" So it's like the no-smart-milk-for-babies-
sitting-in-high-chairs before the Nightlife
" Yes, or the Can't-move-in-because-of-
"...We start to talk like him, right?"
... But there were also good news: my
daughter Amaryllis grew up into a
healthy little girl...
" I still can't believe this will...
*shuddder*... okay, Ben, calm down,
just add 21, and everything will be
good,... just add 21..."
... and a smart one as well...
... Like her brother...
... and Alexandre and Amaryllis were a
Heart and a Soul from the beginning...
" Bunny is beeeft fwiend!"
" Sis, first rule in this house: Don't talk
with mommy about religion.
Especially not one that involves long-
eared animals or toilets."
"Cheese? Uhm, I don't know, but I
guess it's forbidden too. Not that I
ever saw a cheese... in fact, I don't
even remember I ate anything since I
grew up... those Outings... though I
vaguely remember, somewhere... in
another reality... another situtation... I
ate some chips, and then everything I
remember is someone screaming:
Dammit, not again this autonomous
munching, your hunger bar is already
... in fact with the kids growing up so
well, our little home business running
nearly by itself - we got good ratings, our
customers came to us even under these
harsh conditions - Jerry and I found the
time to be together a bit more again... only
the two of us, alone, side by side,
breathing, warm each other.... yes, it was
one of these perfect little moments that
should last forever...
so please, could you click the button now,
we're having a moment here...
... Looking back, it was obvious, that
stringpuller had tricked us again... why
am I always so blind? Don't get me
wrong, I love my children, I care for them,
and I was full of joy when I realized
another little life was growing inside me...
but I still hate it, that for him, they're
nothing more than point-raising, career-
topping... whatever...Okay, perhaps I'm
overreacting, perhaps he's not so bad...but
you are forced to become a bit paranoid if
someone controls your life even into the
tiniest detail. We have Free Will on? I
don't feel it, and if it means we are free to
take the trash out or grope the beds or
stand angry (and hungry) before a fridge
that is turned around, than Free Will
my...*urlgl* sorry, I think, I have to go
now for little girls...
Alexandre was a smart child. He even
loved to go to school(!), perhaps because it
was the only interesting thing that
happened in this rather monotone world of
white. Thankfully the busdriver was one
of the 'Old guard', a man, that neither
Snow nor Vampires could stop to fulfill
his duty. Sometimes I felt guilty, because I
couldn't welcome him home like a good
mother should do... it was at that time
that I became a bit grateful that the Stilts
of our house were sentient...beings...
" Frank, I got an 'A+'! "
"Wooo.... Congratulations, Alex....
ehm...what's an 'A+'?"
" A Grade, Frank! It shows how good
you're at school!"
" Ooooo... Than I want an 'F'! An 'F'
like in 'Frank'!"
" You... surely'll get one, Frank..."
" Mom! Mom! I've got an 'A+'! "
"Um, Mom, could you please stop it
for a minute? I'm a bit tired and you're
blocking the way to the bedroom..."
"Mom, you're talking like him again..."
... despite being the best son a mother
could wish for, I was forced to prepare
him for the Unevitable: the necessity of
"I still don't get it: why is
spongebathing bound to sloppyness?I
mean, how could there be people that
don't know how to do this? We all
know how to clean ourself in a
Shower, so why...?"
"Alex, what have I told you about
"...Logic in this world is like a hit on the
head: it hurts, but thinking about it
doesn't make it better..."
And then Alex birthday was there - and
'he' decided to play a wicked game with
my poor boy...
" Pfffft, Chess again... Can I at least
play one time with the putter? Or the
Dj Pults? I mean, why do we keep
these stupid Outing rewards people
left for Mom anyway? After all, what
sense does the athletic restriction
make, that we can sell one-tile-marble
statues, but not recliners? Why... Oh
no, not again, I rather grow up only
gold, instead of going to bed every
full hour just to keep my plat..."
... and of course, I felt so bad that I
couldn't give him a birthday party,
because we couldn't buy or bake a Cake
for him, the daylight even denied us to
watch how he had grown...
"Wow! Fireworks! Thank you, Mom !"
... into a handsome young man... It is as if
I could see all my children from my
former life in his eyes...
" Wow, I think, I've just found a new
perspective in life. Mom is right:
nothing is more important than...
friends! Many friends... especially the
blond and black-haired ones...no
chance for greys!"
... Oh yes, my little boy wasn't so little
anymore - he started noticing girls...
...and made his first experiences... not
only good ones...
" Back off, Freak, I know how this
goes: first we fall for you Player-Sims,
then you grow up and then it's: 'We
were in love? I don't know anything
about this!' So no chance, Buster.
Meadow Thawyer is out of range for
...and as a good Mom, I was determined to
help him a little...
"...Wow, this is... this is...err.."
" This Look is called: 'Sarah Dreamer'.
It's named after a girl I knew once. She
was the Granddaughter of a famous
Scientist and her father was a well-
known artist and writer. Her mother
had married him after she broke up
with her first husband, a terrible
Gigolo and Cheater. So this style
represents the power of true love, if
you just open your eyes, kid."
... yes, you surely all know by now, this
was also one of 'his' ideas...
... but a rather good one, I had to admit...
" Oh, Sophie, you're so... oh..."
" Oh, Alex..."
...I think, we can stop here...
...Since it was time for my little girls
birthday... I could murder for a cake right
"Hey, my hair matches my pyjama!"
It was so cute, seeing that she was so
happy about such a small thing... By the
way, my daughter is a born Aries, a bit
neater (6), more outgoing (8) and active
(7) than me, but a bit less serious (3) and
she shares her fathers - sometimes -
lovable grouchy (3) Behaviour. Still, now
that she was old enough, some...
unavoidable... consequences had to be set
" Sooo... you are supposed to be my
"Ehhrr... I ... well, you know..."
"Sooo... how are we going to define
"I mean, what are we like? Are we like
Leon and Mathilda...?"
" ...I, I..."
"... or more like Louis and Claudia...?"
" ...Or perhaps like Padme and Anakin
from Episode 1?"
"... If I plead myself guilty and go to
jail, will you stop?"
I didn't know at that time if I should be
angry with or proud of my little girl...and
I even felt a bit sorry for Ben... at least it
seemed like he wasn't the worst decision
as a... well, 'candidate'...
Freed from the burden, that the situation
would scare Amaryllis (or Ben...) for life, I
had at least some time to recover, before
Alexandre surprised me with a new
" Oooo, Kitty!"
*Meowr! Me- Meowr?* [Hi Kid!
Uhm..., do you realize, that you're
standing barefoot in the snow with
only a pyjama?]
I felt a bit uneasy first to adopt a stray,
not because of fleas or things like that, but
because we would be six to seven persons
in the household and our food supply was
still limited...but a look in Rafi's eyes, as
we called the little guy, and I knew my
case was lost. He adapted really soon to
his new environment and showed a great
amount of artistic and musical talent, as I
*Meow, Meow, Meow Meohohow,
... and we were even able to organize some
decent cat food for him... It was just when
I realized, that from now on, Rafi would
be the only household member at all that
would actually eat something...
Sometimes, even after all this time, I still
have problems to remind myself that in
this world of madness, logic was
Still clinging to this thoughts, Alex
informed me, that when he saw Rafi the
first time, he thought, he was this pet
movie star from one of the movie prospects
I brought home when I was still employed
in Showbiz. Even more, one of the other
movies, a really sucessful teeny comedy
that ran in the theatres for a long time,
had inspired him to adjust his looks a bit...
what a luck, that he didn't decide to
change to another 'Skater boy'...
- For anyone who wants to know,
which movies Anais mentioned here,
go to Sims99.com and watch
Nova4708's movie 'Bad Cat and the
Sunshine Spot' and Jaydee's Movies:
'Not another Nightlife Movie'
(Compare Alex with the 'Good twin' ;-
) and 'Skater boy'! -
... still the sudden change wondered me a
bit. Despite being an intelligent child,
Alex had always been rather shy. Of
course, getting a girlfriend was a good
start - though sometimes I wonder, if it
was just Sophie's intention to have a
home at all, because she stayed at our
house from now on and never left the lot.
But I liked her, Alex was happy, and so
was I then. And then I realized, how he
had grown into the rule of the 'though
guy': Jerry had started to teach him the
right moves... this sneaky little...
sometimes I don't know what I'd do
"Hello? Does someone even still notice
of me? I've played chess constantly for
the whole weekend, and no one has
joined me at all..."
"Anais, I want answers! Why does our
child look like... like..."
"... someone we will call Antoine?
"That is NOT funny!"
"I wasn't making fun."
"Anais, why does he look like a robot-
something?! Have you cheated on me?!"
"Is this a big pacifier floating over your
"... sorry, but..."
"It's okay. After all, I think it's time to tell
you something over... my past..."
" Again this former-life-Reincarnation
Stuff? Anais, I told you, I still can't
believe, that... "
" I wasn't talking about 'this'... at least not
exactly. I rather meant my childhood..."
*Dramatic Silence*... or
EDIT:- Okay, at this point I have to
interrupt. As you've seen, Anais has
told the story for the last pictures...
quite good, I'd say... of course I had to
censor a lot of her insults against my
" I HATE..."
- And this is getting old... However,
the next part was originally intended
to be the 'real' introduction to my
apocalegacy... but I abandoned it
because I thought, somebody could be
offended, if I'm making fun of a
religious theme, or in other words:
Why do you think this is called 'Far
away from Eden'? So if anyone is
easily offended by... -
" I'm easily offended!"
- Anais, you don't count... however,
it's just fun, I have high respect for
everybodys religion, even Bunny-,
Cheese- or Potty-related...-
"So much for respect..."
- Anais, I...! Anyway, on with the
story.... you have been warned... -
" Okay Jerry, sit down, and I'll tell you
" Really funny... anyway, I guess you
have already heard of a garden
"... I thought this should be a story
about your childhood, not about a tale
*This beautiful forest, by the way, has
been created by Peccorina93 at the
exchange and slightyly modified by
me, so all credits to her*
" Oh, it will be about my childhood,
but for that, I have to start from the
"You don't have to start that early..."
"*Sigh* just listen, okay? Anyway, it
was in Eden, or you could call it
"... Where my mom, a tree spirit, or you
could call her a Dryad, was the guardian
of the apple tree of wisdom..."
" Your... Mom? Anais, seriously, but do
you feel okay? And aside from that, I've
never heard that a Dryad was mentioned
as the guardian of the apple tree..."
"And after all, since you seem to claim it
to be real, how does this story work with
the mammoths, the dinosaurs and all
" Do you think, that anyone would have
read the book, if it had been about
Microbiology and Advanced Quantum
"But you say..."
"Who is telling this story?!"
"... FIne, go on..."
- The CC in this pictures used were:
Appletree from Yggdrasil at
Spiffysims.com, Anais's Mom's Costume
is from Tabala at MTS2.com, Eyes and
Skin by LeMan at MTS2.com, Ears made
by Simscribbling , the ground cover...
sorry don't know, many thanks to all the
"Anyway, my Mom was the guardian
of the tree, protecting it from any
harm, especially eating its apples..."
"I still don't think, anything of this
was written in the..."
"They took it out later, okay? Never
heard of the apocryphes? And my
mom was really doing a good job!"
" Stay away, Adam! God has forbidden
you to eat one of these apples!"
"Whoa, Miss, why so aggressive? Come
on, just one tiny, tiny...!"
" For the last time, NO! Are you deaf?!"
"But they look so delicous..."
"Listen, Mister! One step more, then you
can eat my..."
"... And this could have go on, till one
day... something... fall from the sky..."
" A Satellite?"
"*sigh* no, we just had nothing elso to
demonstrate... oh, never mind..."
"... In fact, it was a time capsule from
the far future ..."
"... a time capsule..."
"Yes, a time capsule, and out of it
*This Time Capsule... ehrr, I mean this
Hibernation Chamber was of course
made by the great Numenor at
"... a Killer Robot from the future, sent
to enslave humanity and establish a
new reign of..."
" A... Killer.... Robot?!... Okay, that's
enough, Anais, you must have hurt
your head for sure, you should better
"... My Dad!"
"... We need to call a medic..."
" I know it sounds strange, but
honestly, do you have a better
explanation for a robot-eyed, green-
skinned Girl like me, eh?! I mean, now
one cares about Ghosts, Aliens,
Zombies, Vampires, Servos,
Werewolves and Plantsims, so why is
this so difficult to believe?!"
"I'll take that as an okay... sorry about
being so rude, but sometimes I can't
believe it myself..."
*Eyes and Skin are from Bink13y at
MTS2.com, the Body Mesh is from
Marvin and Beosboxboy at
"...So my dad was programmed to
eliminate any resistance and fight
enemy forces... sadly, his mind was a
bit damaged from the journey... so
instead of scanning for humans, he
blindly attacked everything that was
in sight, flowers, trees...."
"... and Mom was not amused about
" Hey you, big Jerk in pants! What do you
think you're doing?! Stop this or and stay
away from my tree or I'll kick you big,
" And this was how Mom and Dad
"Woo, ten bucks on the guy on steroids!"
"But it was understandable, after all,
the 'real action' happened elsewhere...
"Yum, Yum, I think I'll take this one..."
" Ehr... Sorry to interrupt, but... wasn't
it Eve, who first...?"
" Nope. "
" Oh please, as if he would have been
the first guy, who ever blamed others
for his... well, actually he WAS the
first guy who... but I think you get my
" So, Nobody else...?"
"Not that I know..."
"... and the rest of the story is rather
simple... Adam and Eve were thrown
out, and Mom... well she couldn't be
blamed, but no more humans, no
more need to protect the tree, so she
"Yes. And as a Fortune Sim, she didn't
took it so well after all..."
"... or better, she was devastated...
gladly my dad was there to...."
"Woo,Woo,Wait a minute. I thought
they were just battling each other a
few pics before..."
"Yes, this is what my mom liked about
him most: hard guy on the Outside,
but totally soft on the Inside..."
"Anais, I still can't imagine how..."
" As I said, Dad was a BIT damaged
from the journey, and the battle surely
didn't do him any good... well
perhaps it did something good, by
making him... or perhaps his program
was cancelled because he couldn't
detect humans anymore, perhaps... oh
forget it, this leads us nowhere, just
accept it, okay?
"... at least in the end, they fall for each
"*Sigh* They fell in love, do you
understand? Kissing, smooching... the
stuff we usually do!"
" Anais, you can't really expect me
"I'm here, right? How else do you
think, I was born, randomly created in
a Room with a Mirror and pictures?"
" Anyway, in the end I was born - the
first child ever born in Eden, so to say. I
still remember how happy Daddy was, I
was his: 'First Step of Mastering World
Conquest'... *Giggle* ..."
"... I guess, I don't want to know, *how*
Robots and Dryads actually reproduce..."
"You know, it has something to do with
" I *don't* want to know."
" Okay, okay, you just mentioned it so I
" Come on, Jerry, I'm just teasing you,
but that's why Antoine looks how he
looks, he has his grandparents genetics...
"....*groan*... Okay, It's hard to believe,
but I'll try... though now I really want to
know, how it came, that you ended...
well, *here*, so, so..."
"... far away from Eden? *sigh* I guess, I
have to tell you that as well... but this
wont be such a nice story..."
"... It happened, when I grew up and
hit the teen age... you see, If you're a
child, Eden is a wonderful place,
plants, animals... like a free zoo all the
"... But as a Teenager? Come on!
Especially if you're the first Teenager
ever, there is only one word: B-O-R-I-
N-G! No Parties, no friends, nothing!
Not to forget any books or advisors
for parents who can tell them how to
handle their Off-Spring. I loved my
parents, but at that time I wished
sometimes, an elephant would hit
"Pleasure Sim, right?"
"... and that too, of course..."
"... and then I met 'him'... "
" ...Is... is that who I think it is?"
"Yes, 'he' is... guess, you haven't read
" ... You really want to tell me, that...
by the way, I thought you said, you
were the only teenager in..."
" I said, I was the first one, I never
mentioned being the only one later..."
*The Snake Skin and Eyes are from
Ophidia from Mts2.com. It is also
used in the movie 'Adam and Eve' by
grlhsh88 at Sims99.com. Sadly I don't
recognize anymore the brows... thanks
to this creator as well!
"Anyway, he might have been
younger, but wow, he was H-O-T!"
"... I... don't know what to say."
" *sigh* If this means, you don't think
this couldn't end well, than you're
right...I know this now too, but I
wouldn't have been the first one who
made a mistake and... well, I WAS the
first one who... oh shoot..."
" Of course, my parents were totally
mad about my new boyfriend...
Spawn of Evil, Deceiver, Child of... the
usual things parents say... "
" They were right after all..."
"... You just had to remind me of that,
" And what did you do?"
"Of course I totally refused to listen.
It's the right of every teenager to
disobey their parents and make your
own faults, right? And I WAS the first
teenager, so I had every right to be
first one who makes them! Besides, do
you consider my parents relationship
to be normal?"
" I... just had persuaded myself not to
care about that anymore..."
" Whatever. After the debate with my
parents, I felt misunderstood and
angry...the normal reaction of a
teenager... so 'he' suggested, that I
needed to relax, to let go, to change
my point of view, to broaden my
horizonts, to chill out, to..."
"... a make-over?"
"... And thats why you... look... as..."
" I already WANTED to change it, but
" Any chance you can tell me, how
there could be make-over Chairs and
Dressers in Eden?"
" You don't want to know what else
" At least I know now, that you're not
a born redhead..."
" ...Well, as you can guess, at that time
I thought, we were perfect for each
" I see."
"... Totally in love, head over heels!"
"... Any chance, that you'll get a bit
jealous at all, please?"
" Somehow I'm still busy with the fact
that the guy I should be jealous of is a
character from...oh nevermind....
*ahem* 'grrr, grrr, I want to tear this...
dude limb from limb, Grr!'... okay?"
"It's a start..."
"... but to bring this story to an end:
the first - and final - time I realized,
that my oh-so-perfect boyfriend was
not as perfect as I thought was at this
"Yes, they are... and you can say what
you want: they know how to throw a
*Apologize to anyone who made these
great clothes for the devils, but I can't
recall anymore, from where I got
them. The red Skin was somewhere
from the exchange, the horns were
made by Pontiac 1979 at mts2.com.
" ... And tell you what? You don't
need to tear him anymore Limb from
Limb. I already took care of that,
when I saw him flirting with this
'Lilith' girl, this little,
treacherous...Argn, sorry, but I'm still
getting angry when I only remember
this... anyway, when I was finished
with him, he had to crawl on his
stomach to move away..."
"I'm my parents child after all..."
" Oh, Take That... and That... and
"...and That... and... hm? Oh, sorry, I
was a bit.. caught up in my mind..."
" ... Still, I was of course totally down.
I mean, I was after all the first one
ever being cheated on..."
"You were actually a lot of 'first ones',
do you realize?"
" I really would've missed that one..."
"... after that, I did what everyone
would do in this situation..."
"taking a rational approach to
overcome the sad feelings, discussing
it out with friends, parents and people
with similar problems, thereby
growing and getting stronger?"
"...getting plastered, of course."
"... of course."
" I was the fir... well, I got really drunk
that night... I don't even remember
most of it - Partial Blackout - But I
guess, my breath alone could have
light up a candle at that time..."
"So I guess, I'm a bit responsible, for...
" It was all 'his' fault! If he hadn't..."
" There is a camin in the left part of
the picture. Couldn't this be..."
"Could you please stop ruining the
message of the picture?! It burned
down! The whole thing! Everything
(and all 'his' fault of course...)!
"... and your parents?"
"WOW! MY FIRST JOB EVER! LET'S
SEE, HOW DOES THAT GO.... FIRST
I TAKE THE SOUL AND THEN...
NONONO, FIRST I USE THIS
THEN... YES, EXACTLY LIKE THAT!
SOOO... WHAT DO WE HAVE
HERE? A ROBOT? HMMM... AH
YES, NO SOUL, OKAY... AND
HERE... AH GOOD, TREE SPIRITS
DON'T HAVE ONE EITHER... NOW
THAT MAKES TWO... THERE
SHOULD BE A THIRD ONE..."
"...And how did you survive now?"
"... Do you know the joke, were you
guess that it must've been a great
party, if you wake up with strange
people in strange beds the next
" So you..."
" I don't know how I ended up there
either, but in the end it's obvious I
should be grateful, that Dad's Time
capsule was fireproof..."
" ...Too bad he never told me how to
handle the controls, it would've been
very helpful to know how to get back
to the past, before these batteries died
out. Instead I woke up a few Millenia
later, with the Great-Grandmother of
"..so you say, you travelled through
time till now??"
" I'm not sure... this thing was
basically a hibernation cell advanced
to a time capsule... perhaps I just slept
through all that time, at least my hair
had grown a bit..."
" And is this guy there, isn't that..."
" So he..."
"Shocking relevation, right?"
" So... he found you... and then... "
"...then he made me a ''generous''
offer: Instead trying to go back to the
past, why not live here as the starring
role in a legacy? 'Parties, Friends,
Money, Loves, not to forget a
Resurrect-o-Nomitron for your
parents... what do you want more?',
he said... and only forgot to mention
what kind of Legacy he had in mind,
that he would take control over my
life from now on and..."
"Okay, I think I can make up the rest
of the story now myself... but ... Anais,
honestly, I - just - can't -believe - it!
What you're telling me there is... is
totally incredible! You're telling me
you're the daughter of... and in...and
your boyfriend was...I mean...Do you
really expect me to believe that????!"
"One word, Jerry: Vampogacy..."
"... I think I need to lay down, my
... and after that , Jerry didn't spoke a
word at all for the rest of the Day... not
that I could blame him... sometimes I
think myself, it was all just a bad dream,
not true at all, but then again...I want to
believe it's true...
... but past was past, and I had to focus on
the future now...I had to care for three
children, and that's not easy, if you're a
vampire and you're time is limited at
day... thankfully, Alexandre took over at
day now, and proved himself to be a great
... and Amaryllis?
"Aw, man, that shucks... why can Big
Bro stay home and I hafta go to
school..?.. stupid glacier... couldn't it
overrun the elementary as well? And
why do I have to wear this stupid
'Marsha' look for school, this looks
... my little girl was already going after
me: never hiding her feelings if it came to
... and she already knew how to change
"Hey Frank, guess what? I protested
against the Marsha Haircut rule at
school and they changed it! Oh, and I
got an 'A+'!"
"That's great, Amaryllis!... Ehm, what
is a 'Haircut'?"
"... the way the hairs on my head are
"Ooo... I want an Haircut too... what
do you think, should I wear blond or
"... Frank, this... you should try bald,
And again, it was time to grow up, and
still no cake anywhere... and the time
flows so fast... it's almost as it was
yesterday, when she was still a baby...
"Teenage years, here I come..."
"Now, am I hot or not? Now let's see,
if there is a way to run our little home
business into a fast growing
Yes, Amaryllis was definitely the best of
me and Jerry: she was goal-oriented, never
to shy to express her true feelings, but
lacked my sometimes... lazy Behaviour
towards money - not that it mattered, we
already had more than 350.000, which of
course made Creator jump around with
Joy of what 'he' had achieved... guess I'm
still not lazy enough...
... and of course, 'he' couldn't get his
hands out of our life...
"Hey Sis, I thought, you didn't like the
"Yes, and it's totally unfair! Why are
you allowed to wear the hair style you
want, and I'm forced to wear this?"
"Perhaps because this is how you
looked when creator played it the first
time and still wants to stick to the pre-
"...don't you find it strange, that this is
actually just a big 'deja-vu' we're
" We live in vampire-infested
neighborhood, our parents are
vampires too, Mom was actually born
a few thousand years before, her
" I meant that rethorical..."
... but a happy one nonetheless... Antoine
had grown into a wonderful little boy -
with a rather unusual, but adorable
hairstyle - and reminded me of my parents
every time I looked into his smart green
eyes and his silvery face...
*The Hairstyle is actually from Myos
at the Sims Artist Union (can't reach it
currently...) and is the first Custom
hairstyle one of my Sims was born
with. I'm now slowly adding more
and more extra styles to see how
much my Comp can take before
What then happened, was a rather sad
thing: a few days later a car stopped at
our house, the first one - not counting the
school bus - we saw since this Ice age had
come over the neighborhood! It was
actually one of my old bosses employee,
but it wasn't me who they wanted - they
wanted Rafi! It turned out, that he was in
fact one of their pet stars, that ran away
while they were doing a TV-spot with a
whale and piranhas or something, when a
vampire raiding party attacked the
studio... Since then they've frantically
searched for him as the only 'survivor',
which had actually multiplied his
popularity, when his portrait as part of a
search campaign appeared in many
newspapers outside the neighborhood...
I don't know, how they had tracked him
down here, but we were forced to give him
back - company property - and I felt a
little sting in my heart, when he jumped
into the car and they drove off...
... But only a few weeks later, a big, heavy
armed Limousine stopped at our house -
and brought Rafi back! It turned out, that
he'd started to refuse to eat and had made
several escape attempts, trying to get back
to our place - it seemed like it had become
his home after all. Afraid of losing him,
the company made a deal with us: we
should take care of him, they would pay us
a certain amount of money and sent a car
to drive him to work and back, which also
forced them to get some streets
permanently free... again, it was strange
that a little cat like him would bring such
big changes to the neighborhood, and the
fact that he would be now the only one
that actually had a job... but then again,
"They're too afraid to sent carpools
and helicopters because of vampires,
but clear streets only to transport a
little cat? That's totally..."
"Aron, I don't think, this is any more
unrealistic than paperboys with short
pants walking through vampire-
infested, ice-aged neighborhoods... no
... With Rafi back, it was as if his presence
alone was enough to multiply my
childrens motivation to bring an end to
this vampocalypse. They started to study
my old scripts from College, spent hours
to build up their physical condition...
"One, two, three... finally Yoga!
Another Spongebath and I... what a
luck, that Mom thought me sloppiness
... and their growing confidence in their
abilities rebuilt my inner strength as well.
Stringpuller can mistreat us with as
many restrictions and hadicaps as he
wants, we will - never - ever -surrender!!
"Whew, reached the fit level for this
fitness handicap before growing up...
don't want to become a teen vampire
again like before the crash..."
... the only thing that started to worry me
was, that Amaryllis was hanging around
a lot with a certain boy named Jonas, who
also stayed literally months at our place,
probably a homeless being like
Alexandre's girlfriend Sophie. Not that I
would've been actually against this
relationship, but I feared for the
consequences when 'someone' else found
... but what could I do to avoid it on such
small space? Thankfully, Benjamin stayed
totally calm to the fact, that... it was one
of this moments, where I realized, what I
had done to him...
"Add 21, Ben, Add 21,
... Of course, the situation totally passed
Creators conscience, he only had views for
something else... as if he could extract all
the relevant facts of what was happening
at our lot by looking at these $%&§ green
bottles in our yard...
- Elixier Point Nr. 7 since the start of
this legacy... -
Still fuming about this totally insensitive
behaviour, I nearly missed Antoine's next
birthday.. cakeless of course... and while
being happy that life at our house hadn't
left any bruises on his soul at all, I was
stunned by his personality... he reminded
me of my Dad in so many points, because
he was a little neat freak(10) - My Dad
called himself sometimes a 'Cleaner' - but
also a really, still lovable, Meanie
(niceness 1). He even resembled Dad in
the rest of his personality (outgoing 7,
active 8, playful 3) - a little scorpio that
already knew how to use his natural
[Insert usual legacy joke: 'Look, I have
I had to admit, sometimes I was anxious,
that because of his looks, he would feel
isolated, alone, even more than my other
children, who at least had me to...
compare... but he never lost a word about
that, even brought some friends home -
though sometimes I couldn't surpress the
feeling, that he had dragged them home
like some sort of hunting prey - and of
course he was the best of his class like my
other children. By the way: the day
Antoine brought his first 'A+' home,
Frank Stilt asked me afterwards, if he
should wear trousers... this thing is
And then the big day arrived - have I
mentioned that time actually flows by
within this house? - : Alexandre hit the
age mark for becoming an adult. There
weren't any birthday presents, but
perhaps a little Kiss from Sophie was
everything he needed... I really hoped it
" *Smooch* Don't forget me when
transitioning, and move out once it's
" *Smooch* Deal... only promise, that
you and Antoine don't have good
chemistry, when he grows up in a few
days, stringpuller has already thought
" EWWW! Is that guy sick or what?!"
" He calls it 'effective ressource
... with a small cloud of confetti, the cruel
world welcomed my oldest son to the
realms of adulthood. Looking back, there
were a lot of things I regret not being able
to grant him, like not being able to help
him with his homework - he was always
done when it turned night and he always
refused to bother me with it - or building a
lemonade stand - well, there weren't any
lemons available - but I really try'd hard
to give him all the love and affection I was
... though there were things not even I
"*Sob*... I grew up uneducated... so
EDIT: - Again at this point, I,
Stringpuller, have to intervene, since
we're at the end of this chapter. Now,
after reading Anais 'memoires', I have
to confess, I'm really content how she
managed the situtation, so perhaps I'll
let her do some more... though the
next chapters will probably focus
more on the next generations... as for
now, I'm still waiting for an answer
from PinStar about the MoN-
Handicap... by the way: so far, the
handicap doesn't say anything about
Pet Jobs, and Pets CAN actually just
go to work via carpool, own car is not
possible, I've realized... yes, I'm
rulebubbling again, so I better stop
- ... but of course first I have to thank
again the placeholders for this
chapter, the Ottomas that were
shipped with the Seasons expansion. I
have also to thank them for testing out
the new season abilities, like fishing,
gardening, making fruit drinks,
become a Plant-Sim etc. -
- And then there is someone else, I
have to thank as well: First Anais's
parents - for letting me play with their
daughter ;-) (they're actually clones of
the 'original' Anais with the same
facial structure, altered in CAS, and
In-game-Anais was the CAS-child of
them), and then Joe and Jane Sims
from the neighborhood tutorial
(available through the Dices-Symbol
at the lower left of the neighborhood
screen) - for me the true 'Adam & Eve'
of the Sims 2...
So, that's all Folks, thank you for
watching and - have an ice age... ehrr,
day ;-) -
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