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Romancing the Apocalypse Epilogue 6/29/15 FINISHED!

Postby Lorinsv » July 25th, 2014, 9:15 pm

-> Originally posted on December 29, 2007

Welcome to my (not so ;)) new Apocalypse Challenge following the Pets, Seasons and Bon Voyage rules.

* The first link for each chapter will take you to the "story reader" created by hooptytrib :hug: . Think IMAX quality with no load time!! :mrgreen:

* UPDATE 10/19/11: All my Exchange chapters are now on Slideshare and reformatted to look similar to my more recent updates. The only changes I made were to fix a few typos/misspellings caught by PowerPoint, and try to reduce the godawful number of plumbbobs, headlines, sky shots, etc. I couldn't fix all of them by any means, but it is an improvement.

Prelude - Sim State U NOW ON SLIDESHARE!

Chapter 1 - Hopelessness NOW ON SLIDESHARE!

Chapter 2 - The Outings Way NOW ON SLIDESHARE!

Chapter 3 - Corey's Story NOW ON SLIDESHARE!

Chapter 4 - Vonce Bitten NOW ON SLIDESHARE!

Chapter 5 - Kate's Take NOW ON SLIDESHARE!

Chapter 6 - Stir Crazy NOW ON SLIDESHARE!

Chapter 7 - Da Bomb, Da Fix NOW ON SLIDESHARE!

Chapter 8 - Uni Daze NOW ON SLIDESHARE!

Chapter 9 - Rebel Heart NOW ON SLIDESHARE!

Chapter 10 - Something More NOW ON SLIDESHARE!

Chapter 11 - Baby Trap NOW ON SLIDESHARE!

Chapter 12 - For Corey NOW ON SLIDESHARE!

Chapter 13 - Last Resort NOW ON SLIDESHARE!

Chapter 14 - Honky Tonk Girl (LiveJournal)

Chapter 15 - Carpet Crawlers (on Slideshare)

Chapter 16 - Three Lakes (on Slideshare)

Chapter 17 - Twenty Somethings (Part 1, Robin) (on Slideshare)

Chapter 17 - Twenty Somethings (Part 2, Rachel) (on Slideshare)

Chapter 18 - No Weddings and a Funeral (on Slideshare)

Chapter 19 - After the Fall (on Slideshare)

Chapter 20 - Where Sleeping Dogs Lie (on Slideshare)

Chapter 21 - Business Time (on Slideshare)

*Finale - Keeping Up With the Jones's* (Slideshare) (Authorstream)

Thanks for reading and Happy Simming!

Restrictions lifted:
Spoiler:
Gen 1 ~ Eileen - Show Business (yes!!)
Gen 1 ~ Sullivan - Gamer
Gen 2 ~ Corey - Military
Gen 2 ~ Kate - Adventure
Gen 3 ~ Haley - Education
Gen 3 ~ Melissa - Science
Gen 3 ~ Ciel - Paranormal
Gen 3 ~ Jake - Natural Science
Gen 4 ~ Mark - Music
Gen 4 ~ Shannon - Medical
Gen 4 ~ Jane - Business
Gen 4 ~ Sara - Athletic
Gen 5 ~ Rose - Law
Gen 5 ~ Rachel - Slacker
Gen 5 ~ Robin - Artist
Gen 5 ~ Ratna [Dead Meat] - Culinary
Gen 5 ~ Rhea - Criminal
Gen 5 ~ Juno - Law Enforcement
Gen 5 ~ Jenny - Politics
Gen 6 ~ Kai - Journalism

Pets:
Gen 2 ~ Sake [Hero] - Service Image Image :D
Gen 3 ~ Kobe - Show Business
Gen 4 ~ Kim - Security
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Re: Romancing the Apocalypse Ch 21 6/29/11 *ON HIATUS*

Postby Teresa » September 21st, 2014, 9:05 am

So close to finishing, Hopefully you find the motivation to finish it!
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Re: Romancing the Apocalypse Ch 21 6/29/11 *ON HIATUS*

Postby MichelleCYoung » September 23rd, 2014, 2:14 am

Oh, I hope so, too! I was enjoying it.
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Re: Romancing the Apocalypse Ch 21 6/29/11 *ON HIATUS*

Postby MichelleCYoung » January 12th, 2015, 5:37 am

Wow! 5:30 in the morning, and I finally finished binge-reading this.

Fantastic!

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Are you ever going to post that last chapter? I'm glad the apocalypse is lifted in your game, so I guess it doesn't matter, really, but I'd like to see how the story ends.
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Re: Romancing the Apocalypse Ch 21 6/29/11 *ON HIATUS*

Postby MichelleCYoung » January 12th, 2015, 5:38 am

BTW, what is AGS, please? Is it Any Game Starter?

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Re: Romancing the Apocalypse Ch 21 6/29/11 *ON HIATUS*

Postby nicholaplaysthesims » January 12th, 2015, 10:42 am

I binge read the whole thing too, I'm sure your motivation will come back one day, it always does! ;D
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Re: Romancing the Apocalypse Epilogue 6/29/15 FINISHED!

Postby Lorinsv » June 29th, 2015, 2:42 pm

Exactly four years to the day from my last update, I declare this Apocalypse officially finished!

The finale is nothing to write home about, but it's finished.

*Finale - Keeping Up With the Jones's* (Slideshare) (Authorstream)

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Thanks for binge-reading, Michelle and Nicola!

Michelle, AGS does stand for Anygame Starter. It allows you to play with any combination of EPs that you have installed. For instance, since I started this AC well before the Borg rules and even FreeTime/Apartment Life were released, I didn't want to play with those EPs in my challenge, so AGS allowed me to play without those EPs in that hood, even though they were installed on my computer. AGS is also used by house builders (on MTS for example) who want to upload for the base game only, which allows more simmers to be able to download them.
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Re: Romancing the Apocalypse Epilogue 6/29/15 FINISHED!

Postby BlueBerryPie » June 29th, 2015, 3:58 pm

I'm glad to see you were finally able to get this last chapter out. :) Been a long time coming.
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Re: Romancing the Apocalypse Epilogue 6/29/15 FINISHED!

Postby Lorinsv » June 29th, 2015, 4:34 pm

Thanks, Blue, it means a lot to me to see you here :drinks:
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Re: Romancing the Apocalypse Epilogue 6/29/15 FINISHED!

Postby Anne » June 30th, 2015, 4:04 am

When I saw the title of this topic ("Epilogue 6/29/15 FINISHED") I actually said out loud "wait WHAT". You did it! :D So cool to see this challenge finished! I always wondered if you ever would post that last chapter. Congrats, Lorin! :hug:
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Re: Romancing the Apocalypse Epilogue 6/29/15 FINISHED!

Postby Ani-Mei » June 30th, 2015, 3:43 pm

:party: Now you can join the medal club. I will too, eventually. But you did wait four years for the finale so hopefully I'll be finished with mine in less time than that. Nice to see it all wrapped up in a neat little bow though.
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Re: Romancing the Apocalypse Epilogue 6/29/15 FINISHED!

Postby Mauricette » June 30th, 2015, 6:12 pm

Congratulations!
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Re: Romancing the Apocalypse Epilogue 6/29/15 FINISHED!

Postby MichelleCYoung » July 7th, 2015, 8:26 pm

Alright! I totally understand about lacking motivation for that last lift. You did all the story stuff, after all, and by that point, the final lift is practically a given. Now, had Slacker been the final lift, you might still have issues, because of chance cards. But Journalism? Pffft. No big deal.

It's good to see it completed, and you get your medal, though. Congrats!
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Re: Romancing the Apocalypse Epilogue 6/29/15 FINISHED!

Postby Lorinsv » July 8th, 2015, 1:39 pm

Anne:
Thank you, I was just as surprised as you! It was a spur of the moment decision on a day off from work when I didn't go to Lake Tahoe as planned :o :hug:

Anime:
Thank you, and thanks for your encouragement for me to finish :hug:

Mauricette:
Thank you! :D

Michelle:
Thank you for understanding :)
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Re: Romancing the Apocalypse Epilogue 6/29/15 FINISHED!

Postby katrisims » July 12th, 2015, 12:28 am

Hi Lorin,

Since I decided to join, I thought I could as well leave my comments here. :) I read your apocalypse this week, it took me like maybe four evenings. I was supposed to be writing my BaCC update (well in the end I did that too), but after captioning a couple pictures I always had to go and read another chapter.

Spoiler:
What can I say, I really enjoyed it! I had a lot of fun with all the drama in the family, it kept me on the edge of my seat. You really kept the tension going all the time!

I also liked the characters a lot. Corey was one of my favorites, I always tend to like him when he shows up in stories. And he seems to get around a lot, so I suppose I'm not the only one either! (Of course, Corey happens to resemble, at least in looks, a certain Rodney Jalowitz, and I happen to be a fan.)

I'll say I'm also a sucker for happy endings, so I was glad Jake and Melissa got theirs after all that agony. And then there's Ratna... Well suffice it to say that I really loved to hate him! He brings Docnerd's Jerky Jake to mind, there's something similar in their cold, calculated and woohoo-driven ways. It was so gratifying to see him gotten rid of for once and for all! And of course, it feels good that Rachel got her happy ending, too.

Of course, I also kept an eye out for strategy tips, and it got me into thinking about my own strategy again... :hmm: I never got the scored outings, I just couldn't get the score up, so I haven't seen them have any effect. It was a surprise to me that they're actually useful enough to make an apocalypse strategy!

I did feel a bit sad, as especially the early chapters were a reminder of how many great stories I must have missed back then... But well, at least I didn't completely miss this one!


Congrats again for finishing, great work! :highfive:
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Re: Romancing the Apocalypse Epilogue 6/29/15 FINISHED!

Postby Candi0207 » January 17th, 2016, 11:38 pm

Wow, it's nice to see a lot of the original apocalypse writers still going strong! You make it look easy, which having done one, I know it's not. I'm up to Chapter 3 now, great sim playing as always. Wish I was that good at rules, lol.
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