SimTown Olympics

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Re: SimTown Olympics

Post by Akmawmaw » 04 Mar 2014, 03:00

After an exhausting three days of preparation, even with everyone pitching in to help, mayor Erin collapsed into her beautifully upholstered red and black designer chair and wondered if she had indeed bitten off more than she could chew this time. But that was just crazy talk, or rather thought, from being so exhausted. Look at all she'd been through and all she'd accomplished. She wasn't about to let this Simlympics get the best of her. She climbed tiredly into her posh simperpedic bed, a gift from her loving husband prior to his sudden, tragic, debilitating, and I think it was mentioned, as yet un diagnosed illness. It's rumored there's a similar epidemic in the UK and STILL no response from those monkeys, er, rather, doctors. She tried to sleep but her mind was racing. So much had happened and the Simlympics had yet to even begin!
There was the dawning realization that these Simlympics were going to take a bit longer than expected to put together. Opening day would have to be postponed, and for good reason. There was still so much to do and things were not without their challenges.
There was the mishap at skating practice but Oskar thankfully intervened and smoothed over ruffled feathers. The Reindeer are mostly behaving and staying off the ice but there is still the occasional three gal pile up. All judges are now properly attired for the frigid climate which is controlled by an amazing machine Oskar bought off the internet. It's futuristic really, but required if you're to keep Alaskan Huskeys and Reindeer at a Christmas house on a Tropical Island!
He actually got the idea from Martin Buser on the Mainland who got one for his Happy Trails Iditarod Kennel. Now he can train year round with no lack of snow! And his wife, Kathy, enjoys Ice skating on what they laughingly refer to as their frozen pond. As a matter of fact, she's one of the competitors in the ice skating challenge. Martin couldn't make it as he is out on the trail running the Iditarod this very moment. Kathy heard he just pulled out of Rainy Pass headed for Rohn with a second year musher from Big lake actually in the lead. Don't worry, Martin has a few veteran tricks up his well covered sleeve.

It's being said that there's a ringer in that ice skating competition, and from what's been happening at practice, that very well may be true. That one gal with the strange blue hair can sure stay on her feet better than her two competitors. Poor Kathy may be in over her head!
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Oh, and another of the Mayors overlooked details was forgetting that, of course, there are no Simlympic sized pools on the Island! They have the entire Pacific Ocean! They don't need any huge pools. But the Simathletes do, so Erin arranged for the HFN house just across the bridge into Simtown to host the diving competition and word is things are going along swimmingly!
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It helps to have connections and, you see, prior to moving to Simaui, Stu and Erin lived a quiet little life in a quiet little house they built from scratch all by themselves. It was all black and red and white and oh, so cute. Nothing at all like the gaudy, overdone, sprawling manse they're in now that sometimes, for some reason, reminds Erin of Tokyo. One of their old neighbors built what they referred to as their "knock off teen idol mansion" on the beach with the Simlympic pool. Strange, though, that they're right on the ocean and yet, curiously, have no view. They thought about demo'ing the whole thing and starting over to see if they could get a view but life got in the way and they're stuck now as it would be far too expensive to rebuild at today's exhorbinanat prices. Where do people get off charging so much these days?
But alls well that ends well and the mayor was most grateful for the help from her old friends and the use of their pool.
Oh, there were a few more minor things. That can be expected on an undertaking of this magnitude. Some people fell asleep in the bathtub but they were so very old, that's understandable. A few poor souls had to be asked to please stop singing their heart out in the shower and quite a few more were very happy that the teen idol had already been crowned months ago and they needn't hear any more of that racket.
There was the odd item that had to be repositioned so certain picky sims would stop crossing their arms, shaking their heads, stomping their feet and yelling, mmmph..mmmph. Then extra beds had to be put up everywhere but at the B&B and Oskars Christmas house to accommodate all the extra people pouring into town. Oskar has the extra beds for his resident elves that apparently only he can see because they never use the beds or, for that matter, do anything that anyone else knows of. So the beds were free for the figure skaters and judges.
And for all that work on the slippy slides and a near broken ankle, that idea had to be abandoned for lack of feasibility. Do you know that those kids can slide through that thing in five seconds flat? Every time? You do the math! It just wasn't gonna happen so they rolled 'em back up and chalked it up to lessons learned. The kids were having more fun on the swings anyway and it was good to have the extra volunteer labor. Well, they're busy reading sci-Fi books right now, but they'll be back at it tomorrow, if they know what's good for them.
So went the long, arduous and exhausting day of preparation and everyone collapsed into their respective beds for a nice deep sleep. Some may even sleep through the alarm tomorrow when another day of work (and back stories) begins in anticipation of opening ceremonies the day after tomorrow.

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Re: SimTown Olympics

Post by Stenn » 04 Mar 2014, 03:51

Akmawmaw...you made my night!! Your story is so entertaining!! :D

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Re: SimTown Olympics

Post by Akmawmaw » 04 Mar 2014, 04:23

Thanks, Stenn! It was fun writing it and more than a little challenging getting ready for the Simlympics! Glad you enjoyed!

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Re: SimTown Olympics

Post by SIMazing » 04 Mar 2014, 05:30

I'm also realizing that it isn't a simple task to organize my STO Games. I may have to simplify the rules a little. Any requests, before I update the first post?
HFN 1: Starter House with haunted upstairs, 1 firepole: (22 West Side)
HFN 2 -Clue House with 4 firepoles: on island behind Tempest of Bliss (3 Bliss Drive)

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Re: SimTown Olympics

Post by SIMazing » 04 Mar 2014, 16:17

Edited, again.... I'm cutting back on coffee and it's showing. :?
I miswrote in my post about how many sims you need. I accidentally wrote 3 in my response to Akmawmaw for olympians and judges, but really you need only two of each. That makes only 6 sims necessary.
HFN 1: Starter House with haunted upstairs, 1 firepole: (22 West Side)
HFN 2 -Clue House with 4 firepoles: on island behind Tempest of Bliss (3 Bliss Drive)

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Re: SimTown Olympics

Post by Akmawmaw » 04 Mar 2014, 16:38

SIMazing wrote:I'm also realizing that it isn't a simple task to organize my STO Games. I may have to simplify the rules a little. Any requests, before I update the first post?
Didn't see this last night. I'm posting over your edits without reading. Sorry. Already wrote it! Oh, and I have 18 sims plus their support staff involved. Overdone? Heck ya! Lol. My Simlympics start tomorrow. My judges are still wrapping their heads around the scoring and I believe they might have to come up with a simple system they can live with and call it good. It was a big job to get all the logistics worked out while staying within the existing storyline , creating the new one and having the room for everything. All my lots are pretty full. I did spend a few LP on two more diving boards but that was just because I didn't want to go around and harvest them all from other lots like I did with the slippy slides. I'll have to shower, eat, interact, etc everyone involved every day since I can't keep track of who's who with that many sims running around at each venue. The ones stuck at the B&B will probably be watching Simlympic movie marathons round the clock! Let the games *bag in* hahaha spell check is NOT my friend! Begin! Let the games begin!! I wish more people were doing it but maybe they are and haven't posted yet. I saw there might be an update coming involving cars and garages! I have no room!! :D
Edit: read it! Much simpler! Thank you! Thanks for all the time you took and for thinking of it! I'm obviously having fun with it! The stories for today are mostly two backstories for island characters. The games stories will necessarily be much shorter and less involved. Thanks for reading my books. Lol.

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Re: SimTown Olympics

Post by SIMazing » 04 Mar 2014, 19:42

I hope the changes work for you; I know you started before I made my edits. Making this stuff up and making it work is about as hard as trying to pull it off. :lol:

18! wow! You are going all out, aren't you?! Can't wait to read about it! :D They don't all have to eat and shower and whatnot, just the Olympians (although, I'm OCD about these things and will likely shower and feed them all, lol). I will be posting the beginning of my storyline today. First, I had to make sure the written part of the challenge made sense.
HFN 1: Starter House with haunted upstairs, 1 firepole: (22 West Side)
HFN 2 -Clue House with 4 firepoles: on island behind Tempest of Bliss (3 Bliss Drive)

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Re: SimTown Olympics

Post by Akmawmaw » 04 Mar 2014, 21:23

I've tried this upload three times and crashed three times so here's the story with pictures at the end.
These are fictional stories just for fun! Nothing real life here. All grammatical, punctuation, syntax and spelling errors are the fault of spell check, Facebook, and some monkeys that play with fire! :D
Thanks, simazing, for the great challenge! I'm a little OCD myself, could you tell? :o :shock: :lol:


Rain Deerman. Why do people name their children with such ludicrous abandon? It must've seemed cute when he was little. Rain quite literally, though, fulfilled the calling of his own name when he came of age. But not before, it seemed, he disappeared from the face of the earth. No one heard from him for years. When finally he did resurface, it was discovered that he had bought a large acreage on a remote island and began his life of solitude among nature. Quite humble were his beginnings. A couple of shacks, three actually, that he'd thrown up on his vast acreage, he enjoyed the solitude and living off the land. Soon realizing that he'd at some point be in need of actual simoleans, he literally stumbled upon a path to take. Out for a hike, he had come across an islanders farm. These natives had quite the green thumb. The native simauians took a liking to Rain and his hermit ways and taught him everything they knew about growing healthy and organic plants. His crops thrived along with his bank account and he was able, at long last, to expand his compound, build a proper abode and begin his foray into Reindeer husbandry. Rain was drawn to the Reindeer at his neighbor Oskars property as though it were a quite prophetic calling. He and Oskar hit it off and soon began negotiations to have Rain start up his own little Reindeer herd. The creatures flourished under his care and soon were providing him with much needed companionship and a quite decent living. He found that he needed some herding dogs and rescued several from the local shelter. Their performance has been less than stellar. Finding the feed bin in the barn overrun with mice one year, Rain broke down and started taking allergy pills so that he could bring home some barn cats who are doing quite a wonderful job. The mutts, however are more for companionship and digging the occasional shallow hole as he has found they are quite the lazy bums. Uncovering a piddly one or two items every great once in a while and scampering about as though they are the ones who need herding. He keeps them anyway. He's become attached. A necessarily very private man, Rain initially responded with guarded enthusiasm when contacted by the mayor when he was out of town on a business trip. She wanted, the mayor said, actually, she needed his help for the Simlympics coming to town. Rain was initially happy to help but quickly had second thoughts about strangers to him snooping around certain parts of his property and cut short his business trip by several hours. It cost him, but it was worth it. He could now be assured control over the strangers comings and goings. Since Rain has just the one bedroom, he offered his facilities for showering, meals, personal needs and napping in one of his many recliners. He's a bit, shall we say, eccentric ( the guy does wear yellow rubber boots. Everywhere. Even to bed.) and since money is no longer an issue for him, he tends to go overboard with some things. Like the recliners. The recliners were one of those "impulse" purchases. Why would one person ever have need of that many recliners? He's happy to see they'll be getting some use from someone besides him and the cats! He has thrown up a tent or two on the property for the use of his guests, but they must truly be city folk, as they'll not crawl into them no matter how they're coaxed. The volunteers are, however, very appreciative of Rain's generous hospitality and more than a little fascinated with his treasure seeking Reindeer
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Why must you be so "old" just to be able to recline?
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Rain's paranoid tendencies would allow for only on aerial view of his compound.

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Re: SimTown Olympics

Post by SIMazing » 04 Mar 2014, 22:04

I would like to point out (since in my mad rush to post, I neglected this detail, but will edit it now), that the seniors can do the three events I added, as well as play foosball.
HFN 1: Starter House with haunted upstairs, 1 firepole: (22 West Side)
HFN 2 -Clue House with 4 firepoles: on island behind Tempest of Bliss (3 Bliss Drive)

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Re: SimTown Olympics

Post by SIMazing » 04 Mar 2014, 22:46

Akmawmaw wrote:<snip> I saw there might be an update coming involving cars and garages! <snip>
Oh dear! I didn't account for an update coming so soon. I was thinking 8 weeks. :? :oops:
Ok, here is the exception. To be fair, if our Olympics are interrupted by an update, competition days may be put on hold without penalty, until the update's quests are finished.
HFN 1: Starter House with haunted upstairs, 1 firepole: (22 West Side)
HFN 2 -Clue House with 4 firepoles: on island behind Tempest of Bliss (3 Bliss Drive)

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