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CEA: The Pries Misadventures (updated 30/04/20)

PostPosted: August 10th, 2019, 3:00 am
by bookloverblue
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Here is my attempt at the Close Encounter Academy challenge with everyone's favourite Strangervillian, Erwin Pries! :alien:

It's written in a casual reporting style. I'm playing for amusement as opposed to points, and have made some amendments for storytelling/plot reasons, but I hope you enjoy!




Generation One: Erwin

Part One
Part Two
Part Three



Generation Two: Isaac

Part Four
Part Five
Part Six



Generation Three: Genesis

Part Seven
Part Eight

Re: Close Encounter Academy: The Pries Misadventures (10/08/

PostPosted: August 10th, 2019, 4:15 am
by bookloverblue
Side note, I've just seen the trailer for Strangerville where Erwin speaks English, and that voice... :heartbeat:

It's perfect for him. And he just got at least 142% times cuter.

Re: Close Encounter Academy: The Pries Misadventures (10/08/

PostPosted: August 10th, 2019, 12:20 pm
by Rawla
AWESOME story! I can't wait to read more. :applause: :bounce:

Re: Close Encounter Academy: The Pries Misadventures (11/08/

PostPosted: August 11th, 2019, 10:22 am
by bookloverblue
Here's Part Two!

Re: CEA: The Pries Misadventures (updated 11/08/19)

PostPosted: August 11th, 2019, 12:02 pm
by Rawla
That. Was. AWESOME!

Spoiler:
Triplets! hahahaha :rofl:

Re: CEA: The Pries Misadventures (updated 11/08/19)

PostPosted: August 11th, 2019, 12:58 pm
by mojot89
Oh man... Erwin has his work cut out for him! That's for sure!

Re: CEA: The Pries Misadventures (updated 11/08/19)

PostPosted: August 11th, 2019, 2:07 pm
by bookloverblue
Thanks for your comments, everyone!

Spoiler:
Yes, Erwin has his hands full, but I know he'll be one awesome father to ALL of his kids. Let's just hope the aliens leave off for a while, or he might end up raising a football team!

Plus, now that Isaac isn't the only child, I might have an heir poll to decide the challenge's successor.

Re: CEA: The Pries Misadventures (updated 11/08/19)

PostPosted: August 11th, 2019, 7:03 pm
by Rawla
Nice!

Spoiler:
An heir poll, if you decide to do one, sounds fun!

Re: CEA: The Pries Misadventures (updated 18/08/19)

PostPosted: August 18th, 2019, 1:56 pm
by bookloverblue
Part Three is now up!

Voting on the Heir Poll closes at 12 midnight BST on 25th August!

Re: CEA: The Pries Misadventures (updated 18/08/19)

PostPosted: August 19th, 2019, 12:15 pm
by mojot89
Voted!! :check: :check:

Re: CEA: The Pries Misadventures (updated 18/08/19)

PostPosted: August 28th, 2019, 12:10 pm
by llamazing
Awesome story! Can't wait to know the results of the heir poll. :)

Re: CEA: The Pries Misadventures (updated 18/08/19)

PostPosted: September 2nd, 2019, 3:21 pm
by bookloverblue
It's going to be a while until the next update, but I couldn't keep you all in suspense any longer. Here is your successor to the colander crown!

Spoiler:
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Also... you folks know how polls work, right? Because you either need an explanation, or Isaac is incredibly popular!

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Re: CEA: The Pries Misadventures (updated 18/08/19)

PostPosted: September 2nd, 2019, 5:34 pm
by llamazing
Isaac definitely screams "perfect heir to a Pries story", to be honest.

Re: CEA: The Pries Misadventures (updated 18/08/19)

PostPosted: September 6th, 2019, 2:28 pm
by bookloverblue
Just to let you know, all four of Erwin's children are now available on the Gallery.

[If you have any issues with the link, search the Gallery for EA ID bookloverblue, or hashtag #ErwinPries, with the Maxis Curated option turned OFF.]

Re: CEA: The Pries Misadventures (updated 21/12/19)

PostPosted: December 21st, 2019, 3:35 pm
by bookloverblue
Here's Part Four - Isaac's mission is now officially underway!

Re: CEA: The Pries Misadventures (updated 21/12/19)

PostPosted: December 21st, 2019, 4:02 pm
by LuckyDuck
Heck yes! I've been looking forward to the next gen of the Pries family so hard! : D

Spoiler:
I have been so excited about my boi Isaac carrying on the challenge! I forgot to vote in the poll but I wanted him to become heir because he looks like the perfect geeky offshoot of his dad. B ^ ) I love all of the Pries kids so damn much.
Look at how adorable he looks inheriting the Glowing Crown of Government Paranoia. Proud of you Isaac! The shot of him hugging his dad melts my heart. TS4 hug animations are always the cutest things. Love the pic of him sparring- I feel like he'd get his geeky butt kicked any day, so he ought to get some practice in, whether it's fighting off space pirates, jocks, or the men in black suits! I bet Erwin Pries would only dream of being as ripped as his son is in that gym selfie, haha! I head-canon that Isaac is super awkward around compliments, or would rather people compliment his mind than his body. I feel like he'd be the most down-to-earth gym dude on Earth, bless his little cotton socks.

I really love the shots and your descriptions of Sixam as well, so beautiful and I love how exotic you make it sound compared to Earth. Your dialogue is always so perfectly written, never too detailed but never too simple. Loved the scene of him meeting Misty. I've never met a guy so down for bearing his girl's progeny. Gotta love him XD At least unlike Erwin, Isaac will know what to expect (no pun intended), with any luck, and at least being half-Sixamian will hopefully make the process a bit easier. Also Disguised!Misty's hair is so perfect. I wish my curls were that even! Can't wait to see Isaac and Misty's eventual babies :alien: I feel like Isaac's lovableness is on pars with Mordecai's now. I want to hug them both!


As always with your work, love this chapter!

Re: CEA: The Pries Misadventures (updated 26/12/19)

PostPosted: December 26th, 2019, 12:24 pm
by bookloverblue
New update for 26/12/19!

Spoiler:
As one Pries leaves the world, another one enters.

Part Five

Re: CEA: The Pries Misadventures (updated 26/12/19)

PostPosted: December 26th, 2019, 1:41 pm
by LuckyDuck
Merry Xmas Blue! Hope you had a good one! :christmas:

Spoiler:
I'm so glad that the Glowing Crown of Government Paranoia is now a thing! all Isaac needs is a bit of tinfoil and it's complete! Can't be letting the men in suits hear you pee! (Also thanks so much to linking to my blog, I appreciate that- funnily enough I've also done the same for you in a recent update of OFftS for a reason that you will enjoy. Small hint- it's a homage to this challenge. XD

OH my gosh look at old man Erwin, bless him! I want to hug him so bad. I laughed at the reference to Isaac in the delivery room with an improvement book. Just casually quietly reading it periodically peering down like, 'Yo, is it out yet?' and the midwife understandably weirded out. XD The look on Lincoln's face when he feels the baby just said 'Oh HELL no, I am NOT doing this, ever!' ALSO my poor boi Erwin, RIP ;n; My heart actually broke knowing he's dead, you've made him such a lovable character for me. I hope there are no surveillance cameras in Sim Heaven! And just before the baby too...poor Isaac. Every screenshot of Isaac and Misty together is just adorable. I love the two of them together. Not gonna lie he looks hilarious in his third trimester in a space suit. Is the baby going to need a little helmet too? :P Also the cute pic of the alien baby makes me realise just how amazing your new PC makes the graphics look!

I think that you've made a nice character choice with Isaac, the logical scientist, opening his mind to the potential spiritual world in the hopes that his father is watching him, bless him. Also the ending melted my heart! Yes, Isaac is still with us in ghost form! Best ghost grandaddy ever. Also I love your choice of name for the baby, Genesis is such a fitting name for the baby.

With your alien pregnancy headcanon- I remember at one point in TS4 a male Sim could get pregnant if he slept with a female alien? I think? I think they might have patched it , but either way ,I've always shared the same idea- since in TS4 all the Pollination Techs in my lineages seem to be female. I always imagine it'd be the same with an alien male as well. It's going to sound weird but I always imagine Sixamian females having some sort of ovipositor analog, like a wasp or something.


As always love your writing! Always exciting to see the Pries family grow!

Re: CEA: The Pries Misadventures (updated 26/12/19)

PostPosted: December 26th, 2019, 2:44 pm
by graymondaysleep
Spoiler:
ERWIN NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

*sniff* if it was his time to go, it was his time. But it was nice to see his ghost come comfort Genesis in the night.


I'm really enjoying this story! Can't wait to read more!

Re: CEA: The Pries Misadventures (updated 25/01/20)

PostPosted: January 25th, 2020, 3:57 pm
by bookloverblue
Updated 25/01/2020 - here's Part Six!

Isaac's been a busy boy - he's produced heirs by the half-dozen!

Spoiler:
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But which one will wear the colander crown?

You have until 1st February to decide here!