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[sticky post] The Board Game Challenge [Jan. 20th, 2013|01:26 pm]
Stefani
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As I reached the end of what would be my very first completed legacy, I started looking around for interesting challenges I could use to keep me interested as I started out with another family.. but I found very few that I found interesting enough to keep me going, but not so complicated that I might become confused, or frustrated with how little time I have to dedicate to the sims nowadays, and the intricacies of some challenges. So, I decided to create my own.

As I was browsing through existing challenges, I stumbled across this one, which attempted to combine board games and the sims. Though their challenge was very bare bones, I loved the concept, and decided to fully flesh it out and really make it something I could stick with. So the Board Game Challenge was born!

To start with, the challenge as a WHOLE is based on the game of Monopoly, where your sim starts out at Mediterranean Avenue & Baltic Avenue, the purple properties, and they metaphorically work their way around the board as the generations carry on. As well as each generation being a property set and that property set's color, each generation is ALSO another board game, and has specific challenges that correspond with the game play for that game. Since Monopoly only has 8 property sets, there are only rules created for 8 generations, so this can't be a FULL legacy, but perhaps if we consider the last two generations Free Parking, and you guys make your own rules for those..? ^_^;;

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HELLO SIM-WORLD! [Dec. 29th, 2014|11:30 pm]
Stefani
Well it has been nearly a year since I posted at this journal, and so it's rather safe to say that the Barre legacy has fizzled out. I am very sorry to all its fans!! Not only had I lost general interest in it, but it was hard to find time to play once I started work, and then I got a new laptop and haven't installed Sims 2 on it yet, and... now that I am used to my work schedule and have time for video games again, I have been filling my free hours with Sims 4 instead! I love it. I love it a lot.

I skipped Sims 3 because I had JUST finished investing in latest Sims 2 EP when it came out and I was really really not done playing it yet. When they announced Sims 4 though, I realized I was ready for a new Sims game! Plus, I finally had a job and could actually afford it. Wooo, that's always a bonus!

So that's what I've been up to this year, Sims-wise. Other-wise, I got a job as a deli clerk at Safeway at the end of April, and have been working there fairly happily ever since. I made a pretty good work friend, and we've hung out together outside of work once so far, so I'm very excited about that. I'm not very good at the friend-making, usually. I'm still engaged to be married, but it's looking like the wedding might be postponed another year or so. I am currently unable to save ANY money towards a car, then apartment, THEN wedding, because I'm having to buy the food for our family of 4 on my minimum wage, 25-hours-a-week job. So. But in happier news, I've been trying to eat healthier and have lost 60 pounds this year and hope to keep it up in the new year. I've still got a long way to go.

So that's that for me! Thanks to ivaristal_avtor for the LiveJournal nudge telling me to get back here and post something! I'm sorry it's not better news. I have finally joined the Simblr side of life, though, so you can follow my Sims 4 antics here: http://java-creations.tumblr.com/ (I haven't started making CC yet, but I hope to) and shoot me a message and chat if you'd like. I'm around a lot more often than I should be! I know I'll re-install Sims 2 some day, but right now Sims 4 has me very happy.
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Want some (candy) Barres? [Feb. 1st, 2014|09:32 pm]
Stefani
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Hello everyone! I haven't really felt like playing the family for the past few weeks, so I've mostly been working on their NEXT legacy house and then remembering with horror that I haven't extracted the last two generations of Barres for upload! SO! I have now updated the Borrow-a-Barre post to include:

Generation 4 - Butterfinger, Snickers, Reeses & Payday
Generation 5 - Symphony, Skor, Caramello & Heath

You can find all of them, and the previous 3 generations, HERE FOR DOWNLOAD.
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Generation 5 House Tour! [Jan. 3rd, 2014|11:10 pm]
Stefani
HIII EVERYONE! So I was making some statuses on my Facebook about renovating the Barre house for the next generation, and a couple of Sims friends I have on there said I should upload pictures of my progress! I did so, and figured that since all of you actually follow the family and read the updates, maybe you'd like to see them too! SO BEHOLD! A full house tour of the current Barre legacy house, all ready to be taken over by our next heir! :D

I hope you like it!
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How do you pronounce my username? [Jan. 3rd, 2014|03:11 pm]
Stefani
Out of curiosity, how do you all read my username?

How do you pronounce simppl_life?

like "simple life"
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like "sim people life"
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Both are right, actually, because I liked that it could go either way. I'm just interested in how it comes across!

Also, if you like polls, you should make sure to vote in the The Barre Legacy | Generation 5 Heir Poll!
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The Barre Legacy | Generation 5 Heir Poll! [Dec. 31st, 2013|04:28 pm]
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The latest Barre Legacy update can be found here!

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The Barre Legacy | 4.4 [Dec. 31st, 2013|04:27 pm]
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The next installation of the Barre legacy, the very first family to play through The Board Game Challenge!

Last time with the Barre legacy, Mounds took excellent care of her plantchild and grandchildren, and got to see them all grow up at least a little before death finally defeated her and she died at age 115. Heath moved out, and Symphony, Skor, and Caramello were all ridiculously good looking children. Payday quit his job to care for them, and reached his LTW of eating 250 grilled cheese sandwiches. Pumpkin quit her job as well, and everyone got to just enjoy being a sim. We ended with Symphony's transition into a teen!

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The Barre Legacy | 4.3 [Dec. 23rd, 2013|03:03 pm]
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The next installation of the Barre legacy, the very first family to play through The Board Game Challenge!

Last time with the Barre legacy, we started off with Mounds continuing to creep on Pumpkin, and the birth of twins, Skor Barre and Caramello Barre. Then I accidentally turned Pumpkin into a plantsim out of desperation to not have ALL my tomato plants die. I did however DECIDE for Mounds to have a little plantbaby spawn, because it amused me for a 107 year old woman to have another offspring. Thus, Heath Barre was created! Payday and Pumpkin reached the top of their career tracks, and all three children had birthdays.

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The Barre Legacy | 4.2 [Dec. 14th, 2013|09:03 pm]
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The next installation of the Barre legacy, the very first family to play through The Board Game Challenge!

Last time with the Barre legacy, Mounds stalked Payday's new wife Pumpkin CONSTANTLY and was always seemingly trying to make romantic advances without ACTUALLY making any romantic advances. She was properly ignored however, and Pumpkin and Payday had their first child, a girl named Symphony Barre. To distract Mounds away from Pumpkin anyway, I set her to taking care of her new grandchild when her parents were at work, and starting a garden. GlaDos passed on, Payday and Pumpkin got several promotions at work, and Mounds got her gold gardening badge. Pumpkin got pregnant again, Symphony became a toddler, and Mounds... well, she became a plantsim.

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The Barre Legacy | 4.1 [Dec. 10th, 2013|02:49 pm]
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The next installation of the Barre legacy, the very first family to play through The Board Game Challenge!

Last time with the Barre legacy, the family moved into a new home, got a new pet (a womrat named Mountain Barre), and our heir Payday set out to find his leading lady. It was a hard start, and Payday feared he would never find a woman who could accept his grilled cheese lifestyle, but he finally did in a lovely lady named Pumpkin. Mounds approved of her greatly, possibly a little too much, and when Payday and Pumpkin married, they all began their dysfunctional life together.

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