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2 07 2009

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Wonderful..

3 09 2009

(I didn’t realize my text was some how erased?)

I finished writing the chapter, and then i went to go get the screenshots from my desktop. It has no internet so i have to transfer it from there to my laptop. It’s annoying. I was about to transfer theĀ pictures, and then my screen decided to stop working! I kept fiddling with it, but it just wouldn’t turn on! My game is on that desktop. I don’t know what to do!





Sorry!

19 08 2009

I took a pretty long break. I’ve just had so much to do. I had to get a bunch of stuff ready for when i got back to school in September, and getting all of my doctors appointments out of the way. I havent touched the sims 3 in a while, but i hope that i can upload the next chapter soon. I already have it written out. I just have to transfer the pictures from my desktop PC (No-internet) to my Laptop. I also stopped writing because my wrist and back of my hand starts to hurt after while of typing.

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I must warn you though, this chapter will be a bit long and progress rather quickly.. Mostly because sims pregnancies are so short, and i had to kind of work it in to the story.

Thanks!





Ch 13: Overcoming the Bitterness

19 07 2009

I laid in bed tossing and turning. I couldn’t sleep. I couldn’t silence the thoughts of what had happened. I couldn’t believe that I had almost killed myself, and that i had kissed Anita.

I felt a mixture of emotions. At that moment, when Anita was standing before me, and her lips touched mine, I felt my whole body start to shiver. It felt as if I had floated off the ground.

I’m not a lesbian. I’m not attracted to women. I have never looked at Anita and desired her, or any woman. I’ve gone through it many times in my head. Yet, when i list the qualities of what i want in a mate, Anita fits the description perfectly. I heard the phone vibrating softly under my blankets, and when i looked at the screen, Anita’s number blinked.

I considered ignoring the call. I hesitated before I finally answered.

“Angie! Good morning!” She squealed cheerfully through the phone. I smiled, and ran my fingers through my hair. I didn’t know what to say. I had so many things on my mind, but i just didn’t know how to get them out.

“I need to talk to you..” I told her, but i was really unsure of what i wanted to talk about. I just knew that i had to talk to her, and find out what was going to happen between us. Were we going to take this further, or just forget that it had ever happened? She invited me over so that we could talk privately.

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Ch 12: Commence Operation F.O.S

18 07 2009

(It’s not all picture-less, I promise.)

“Night, guys. I’m sleeping over Anita’s tonight.” Angelina announced quickly before darting out the front door and into the cab that had been honking impatiently. Anna turned her head just in time to catch a glimpse of Angelina pass by, and waved.

Anna looked out the big windows of their living room and admired the clear blue sky.Ā  The small rays of sun light that filtered through the blinds seem to illuminate the room.

“Mom, Do you want to go to the library? I want to go to the Gazebo, and play some chess – I don’t want to leave you home alone.” She said as she stroked her mother’s old wrinkled hands, and smiled warmly. “It’s nice and sunny out this afternoon. You could use some fresh air.”

Isabella threw her hands up, and mumbled “Nulla ĆØ nuovo sotto il sole!” (There’s nothing new under the sun!)

“Go ahead. I’ll be fine. I just want some rest.” She continued, and placed her shaky hand on her cane, and another on the arm rest of the couch to push herself up.

“Ma! I’ve told you not to strain yourself!” Anna exclaimed with a frown, and quickly held Isabella’s arm and steadied her to her feet.

“You are 94, Ma. Take it easy!” She saidĀ  guiding Isabella slowly, and carefully down the hall to her room.

“You girls always treat me like a baby!” Isabella complained as Anna helped her into bed.

“Mom, I’ll be back in half an hour. I just want to play a quick game of chess, Okay? I wont be long. If you need me just call my cell phone. I’m going to put the phone on your end table so that you can reach it easily.” Anna explained as she pulled the blankets over her mother, and opened the nearby window to let in some fresh air.

“Just promise me you won’t go trying to get up with out me? I’ll be back soon, Okay?”

“Yes, yes, Andrea. Let me sleep.” Isabella grumbled with her eyes closed gesturing for her to go away.

“It’s Anna, Mom.” She corrected her, and placed a kiss on her forehead before she left.

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LusterShine LipMask

15 07 2009

LustershineWhat is LusterShine Lip Mask?

It’s an extremely versatile custom non-replacement face mask that I’ve modified to be used as lipstick / lipgloss. Fully color-able, and it is capable of creating many looks. All of the lipsticks in the image on the above was created with the LusterShine Lip Mask.

Where do i find it?

Once you’ve downloaded and installed, the LSLipmask_Miniie071509.package file into your Mods/Packages directory. It will be in the makeup section in your game under COSTUME MAKEUP. It has it’s own image.

What is so cool about it?

It’s extremely versatile. Firstly, let me explain how the colors work.

Color 1 – Is the highlight

Color 2 – 3 – Lip colors.

If you want Lip gloss , keep the Color 1 closest to white, or you can make a soft lip gloss and make it a BRIGHT color, and change Colors 2 and 3 to match. To add more shine, or texture. You can wear the EA default lipstickĀ  under it. Depending on which EA lipstick you use the effect will be diffrent. The color of the EA lipstick will shine through, and you canĀ  use it to blend with all the other colors to make unique custom shades!

LIPMASK

It also retains the shine in-game!

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As always please:

(This will also be available at MT2)

  • Do not upload this to any other websites, especially not the exchange.
  • Do not re-edit/ re-use my textures without my permission.
  • Please give credit with a link when using my work.
  • Ask me first before modifying/using.
  • For Installation instructions : http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=353258

Download here





Ch 11: Operation FOS

13 07 2009

“Mom?” Angelina called as she rubbed the sleep from her eyes. There was no one home. It was a Saturday morning, and Angelina had slept in.

Anna had woken up earlier to accompany Isabella to the doctors for a check up. Isabella had grown older and senile. She was getting extremely forgetful. At times, she couldn’t even remember who Anna or Angelina were. Many doctors had advised them to look into putting Isabella in a nursing home, but they had always refused. They could never bring themselves to put their mother, who had given so much to raise them, in a nursing home. A place where she’d be without the love and care from her family.

Angelina staggered into the living room, and stretched before continuing to sort the laundry that she had not finished putting away the night before. She had intended to finish, but her best friend Anita had come over and the laundry completely slipped her mind.

She met Anita in college before she had gone to law school. Anita was a Journalism major and was now doing an internship as a papergirl. Anita was Angelina’s first friend. Throughout her life, her best friend had always been Anna. Anita Lobos, and Angelina clicked right away. They had so much in common. They were both anti-social by choice and among other things, they were both cynical when it came to men.  Anita had her heartbroken, and now she had avoided men all together. She did not want to get hurt again.

It was comforting for Angelina to have someone around who was on the same pages as she was. There were things that Anna just couldn’t understand. Anna had never had her heartbroken. In fact, she still didn’t have a boyfriend. She was too busy with medical school, and with her chess tournaments to even think about men. Although, Anna had been seeing Travis McDermott quite often. It wasn’t anything romantic. He was just someone who she played Chess with often. Travis was one of the people she had beat in one of the chess tournaments to move up a rank. She ran into him again in school. Screenshot-239

Angelina took the laundry basket and used her hips for support. She waddled over to Isabella’s room, and continued to fold Isabella’s clothe neatly.  She placed them carefully into her dresser. She grabbed the laundry basket and was turning to exit the room when a small unsealed envelop under the lamp had caught her eye.

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She wondered why the envelope was there out of all places. She thought Isabella might have misplaced the bills again. She set the laundry basket down on floor and examined the small envelope. It had no address on the front. She continued to pull the letter out, and took a quick glance.

Angelina’s eyes widened and she held her breathe. The top line of the letter within read “I, Isabella Castellano, a resident of Riverblossom Hills, Riverview, being of sound and disposing mind and memory…”

She had accidentally found the will. She wanted to put it away, but curiosity got the best of her. Her eyes skimmed quickly through the reminder of the testament.

“I will, give, and bequeath unto the person named below, if he or she survives me, my estate, and the remainder of my possessions:

Angelina Castellano”, she read. Angelina was flabbergasted.

I’m the heiress. Anna would’ve clearly been the best suited to be heir.. Why me?

She was overcome with shock, and amazement.

Angelina heard the sound of front door being unlocked, and she frantically shoved the letter back where it had been, and scurried out of the room.

Angelina locker herself in her room, and flipped open her cell phone to call Anita.

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“Hey, girly! What’s up?” Anita said happily picking up the phone.

“Anita, I’m the heiress.” Angelina whispered into the phone being careful so that no one would overhear her.

“Oh my gawsh! That’s wonderful, babe!” Anita responding sounding overly excited.

“No, No it’s not. I-I would never be a good heiress. I would’ve never thought that I would’ve been the one that mom was going to pick!”

“Why are you so worried? You’ll do great, Ange.”

“I’m worried because i’ll have to find a husband! You know how i am when it comes to men.. I’m scared. What if i never find a suitable husband, and i won’t ever be able to fulfill my mother’s wish.” Angelina rambled as she paced back and forth in her room.

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“Alright. Ange, I’m going to need you to relax. Okay? Take a deep breathe.”

Angelina took a deep breathe, and Anita continued. “Alright. Now, remember, the Will only goes into effect after your mother passes away.  Your mother is still alive and well. Second, You are still young. You’ve got lots of time to date and test the waters. Ooh! You know what? We can even make it like a project. We both need to get out of this man-hating state  of mind, and find someone. We can do this together! WE CAN CALL IT OPERATION F.O.S! Find our soulmates!”

“FOS?” Angelina asked raising a brow.

“Just roll with it. What do you say? We can totally scope out some guys in town, and like have a line-up.. Like they do or criminals only its for potential dates! Oh my gosh! This will be fun. I can like sneak around and dig up dirt on guys. Come on, we were young back then. It’s time we get over the past, PLUS older guys must be more mature!” Anita rambled.

“Uh, I guess you never got to meet Hal”, Angelina replied and rolled her eyes.

“True, but that was then. This is now. Anyway, come sleep over my house later! We can start our operation F.O.S. This is going to be so much fun!”

“Sure…” Angelina agreed half-heartedly. She wasn’t ready to start dating, but she knew she’d have to work to get over it.

“Fabulous! I’ll see you later. Love ya, bye!” Anita chirped and hung up the phone.

Note:

Sorry for the short chapter! I don’t really have time to write much this week. I have family visiting from out of the country, and it’s hard to write with so many people around. I’ll keep you guys posted on Twitter about future chapter releases. It won’t take long though.

I’m so surprised that Angelina won. I thought most people liked Angelina the most. At one point the results tied. 8 to 8, but overnight. Angelina took the lead by one point.

I’m happy though. I think that Angelina is the prettier one, and she’s got more issues going on. It will be fun to write about in the future.





Polls are closed!

12 07 2009

Thanks for voting everyone! It was a close call. I’ll be announcing the heir in my next chapter. It should be up later tonight šŸ™‚ I’ll twitter when it’s up.