Apoca-kids

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Sul Sul!

Elena North here.

Let me continue the story about my descendants,

who struggled to live in a post-apocalyptic world.

Of course it was especially hard for the children born into this catastrophic situation.

It was not their fault, but they grew up in a very different world

than that which I had known as a child.

We tried to remind the kids of the „good old times“ we used to know,

by telling them old tales and acting these out with the help of the dollhouse.

But in the first time after the disaster, most modern parenting techniques

had been forgotten, they were not inmportant anymore:

solely to feed and shield the kids from zombies was hard enough.

To even educate them and forge them into responsible and respectful civils,

was almost too hard a task for a parent after the Apocalypse.

 

You surely remember my granddaughter Marina who had three boys.

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Christian, Marvin, and Enrico.

We already heard about the former two.

Now let me tell you about Enrico.

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As a toddler, for most of the time he was a screaming, stinky, frustrated little monster…

… just like the other two.

But Marina and Akira still loved their little ones to the moon and back.

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Both Marina and Akira were glad when the toddler boys grew up into schoolkids,

and finally slept the nights through.

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The dollhouse sometimes suffered from a tantrum,

but was always repaired by a patient parent.

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Time just flew by and before we really knew it, the boys were teenagers.

And we will forever regret not having taken pictures.

Enrico took an afternoon job as a babysitter.

He cared for the babies in the neighborhood

and watched over them to be fed, happy, and safe from zombies,

while the parents were busy with other things: cooking, cleaning,

doing laundry, or just play a video game or

spend some time with their beloved ones.

Enrico’s talent with the tots and babies soon was the talk of town.

His loving, but disciplined education methods were soon caught up by the parents

and imitated, and the parents became capable of handling their little ones again,

accompany them in their growth and forge them into little angels (or devils!).

 

And almost without us taking notice of their teenager years,

our three bouncing boys grew into adults.

 

And Enrico fell in love with Victoria Winchester.

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Victoria moved in with us.

Christian and Marvin were following their „missions“ of video games and mixing drinks,

all the while Enrico slept nap after nap.

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He had the feeling that just by bringing back good parenting techniques to Glassbolt

as a teenage babysitter, he had already accomplishec his „mission“ here.

He had no further goals in life, except having a family of his own.

But Victoria was very hesitant to this.

She knew there was no proper anticeptive method,

and she was possessed by the burning desire to bring back clean water

and medical care to Glassbolt.

That’s why she was writing her blog „SOS Glassbolt“.

But for a very long time, no one inmportant ever clicked her blog.

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So Enrico napped. And dreamed about kids of his own.

His relationship with Victoria was deep and true…

but once and again she told him „let’s wait with woohoo and kids“.

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It was very hard for Enrico. Night after night at his dreamgirl’s side,

and not being able to touch her.

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At least he sometimes won against her, playing chess.

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„I DO love you. But we have to wait.

Kids have to be bathed frequently to be happy…

we NEED medical care and fresh clean water to raise kids…“

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Nap after nap at his beloved’s side…

But then…

Victoria’s blog got clicked,

and her most important article got shared on

social media.

It soon went viral.

Aid organizations jumped into action.

The ruined sewage was quickly repaired,

and soon there was fresh, clean water in Glassbolt again.

Finally they could bathe and shower.

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After the first shower of his life, Enrico felt like a new man.

And asked Victoria the „important question“.

To which she of course answered „YES!“

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And soon after their wedding night, she was pregnant.

06.07.17_22-26-08But you already knew all of this?

Well, let me tell you a bit about these Apoca-kids.

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Victoria’s pregnancy went well…

Enrico slept through most of it, dreaming of the family he’d soon have.

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Victoria gave birth to a healthy boy.

Marco North.

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Baby Marco was his parent’s

pride and joy…

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… especially Enrico’s.

And to his great joy,

Victoria soon gave him another happy news.

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They would get another baby!

Soon Victoria’s belly was rounding again.

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In the meanwhile, Marco had grown into a sweet toddler…

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… who got all momma’s love a boy could ever get.

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„Sleep well, my darling! Dream of daffodils!“

 

Victoria’s second child was a sweet daughter

they named Eva.

Soon she also was a toddler.

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Of course they grew up in a bunker in the middle of a destroyed world,

but still they got a childhood full of love and playtime.

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They grew into schoolkids…

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Marco and Eva enjoyed what the generations before them had restored in Glassbolt… fresh, free flowing water… tasty food…

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As everyone aged, also Enrico grew old and grey…

Victoria loved treating herself with a nice cocktail at the end of the day.

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Victoria grew grey as well…

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Marco and Eva became teenagers and then young adults…

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Then Enrico died of old age.

Victoria was very long-lived and even lived to see her grandchildren grow…

but that is a different story.

Puuuuuuh, that was a lot to tell now.

I need a pause and some recreation in nature.

I will soon be back to tell you more.

Until then I remain,

sincerely yours,

Elena North

Trapped in the matrix

Sul Sul!

Elena North here.

Last time I left you off with a burning question:

Are we all just Sims?

Well seemingly – WE ARE!!!

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Of course, nobody believed my grandchild Marina when she first uttered her suspicion.

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Marina North is my granddaughter,

born to my daughter Carolin North and her husband Florian Palm,

and I am very proud of her.

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Our old dollhouse taught Marina what she needed to know about how

life used to be before the Apocalypse.

Carolin told her as I had taught Carolin.

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Little Marina was a happy child, learning the family pastime – chess – at a very early age.

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Her father – Florian Palm – didn’t care much about her,

but Marina was quite an independent girl from the very beginning.

Her toddler years flew by;

in retrospective, we can’t even remember if she ever WAS a toddler.

😉

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She has a little brother, Leo, with whom she played very often. 02-10-16_21-12-53

Also Leo’s toddler years seem to have flown without notice.

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Marina and Leo were fast to learn reading and writing and calculating,

and all the other stuff kids need to know.

My grandkids, I’m so proud of them.

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Sometimes Marina freaked out because of a monster under her bed;

so did Leo. They then napped on the adult’s big bed until their fear had passed.

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Like everyone, Marina suffered from the unhygienic living conditions.

But what to do?

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Then Marina grew a teen…

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She learned basic cooking… a necessary skill in the shelter.

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Only source of some fun: playing chess, mostly with her younger brother Leo.

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The big teddy bear often was an outlet for her anger with the world.

I cannot clearly define when Marina started her suspicion that WE ARE ALL SIMS.

All of a sudden somewhen after she became a teen,

she started talking about a conspiracy.

Of course at first, nobody believed her, especially not her mother Carolin.

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After all, Marina was a creative girl. But also evil.

And she loved the outdoors, always felt trapped inside the shelter.

And from trapped inside the shelter, a feeling of being trapped in a matrix,

her conspiracy theory seemed just too illogical.

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But Marina didn’t give up. Once and again she explained her theory.

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In between, some fun with the family playing games…

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She overtook the computer when her uncle left it for some time,

and the power was on.

She searched for proof – proof for her conspiracy theory that seemed so odd.

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Because yes, things were bad, but they seemed almost artificially bad.

Who was behind all this?

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Playing with her brother, who did halfway believe her…

at least he considered the opportunity…

She also pleaded to us ghosts to believe her…

whispering into the night – WE ARE ALL JUST SIMS…

„could she be right?“ – I wondered…

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Florian listened to her and got convinced…

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… she looked for proof everywhere in the depths of the system…

… trying to step behind the matrix…

Then she got a sabbath year off from work,

and decided to use it for having kids…

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… because meanwhile, she was married to Akira Kibo.

Another „Tech Guru“. Like Fabio and Florian had been. Losers. Huh.

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One… two… and then…

THREE babies!!!

OMG Marina!!!

I have THREE grand-grandchildren!

Marina and Akira called the three boys Christian, Marvin, and Enrico.

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Oh yeah, life with three toddlers. It WAS a chore for the parents, that for sure.

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Marina and Akira often were on the edge of their sanity.

The kids were stinky, dirty, hungry, unwell, screaming, crying…

… and the shelter was one hot mess.

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Still, they tried to give them as much love as they could.

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Marina went to work again.

Meanwhile she was a net-daemon…

programming viruses to attack the central computer.

And then,

she really stepped into the matrix.

And she almost went insane from the revelation:

Indeed, WE ARE ALL SIMS!!!

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I tried once to get behind what she did,

but it was just too complex for me.

I’m a food girl.

I know about cooking.

Computers will forever be strangers to me.

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The three toddler boys soon grew into schoolkids… luckily for Marina and Akira.

At least now they could get some well-deserved rest from raising them,

as the boys became more and more independent.

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Marina also grew older.

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And then,

without leaving any proof,

she disappeared from this world.

She haunts the spirit world now.

R.I.P. Marina North –

my wonderful granddaughter.

My legacy lives on in your descendants.

So, we’ve found out we are all Sims.

But how was that to help us Apocalypse Sims?

Well… we found a way so that our player would give us

an extra „kaching“ code of 1000 simoleons when we were in need,

mostly after the mob had taken all our money on Mondays.

Other than that, we struggled on… but we convinced our player

to let only well-trained Sims join our family as mates to our legacy. 

You will soon know more… 

For just now, we were still dirty, unhappy Sims.

My grandchild Leo North tried to change it…

but I am jumping forward.

Let me rest a bit.

I’ll go on counting very soon.

Until then, I remain

sincerely yours

Elena North

 

Get Stuff

Hello!

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Elena North here.

Let’s continue with the story of my family,

who struggled to live in a post.apocalyptic world…

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As you already know, I had four babies:

Patrick, Celina, Carolin and Fabio.

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I had managed to bring fresh food from the regions nearby back to Glassbolt,

but still the water resources were scarce,

and the water drippling from the pipes was dirty and unsafe to drink.

We were constantly parched.

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Patrick was the one who suffered most about this. 16-08-16_13-29-11

Celina was content while she could have good food,

but as she grew older she hated being always unclean and stinky

(now let me tell you, she’s a slob).

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She was mostly content, but hated it

that when our much-strained appliances broke

(like they did several times a week),

we could only get new stuff on Sundays,

when the local market was open.

At a very early age, she was unhappy with how things were.

And she knew how things used to be when I was young,

because our dollhouse taught her.

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She was also more self-assured than my other kids

(and a bit clumsy sometimes).

And she just loved stuff, especially when it was artsy.

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So as soon as she became a teen,

she started working in the market.

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And managed that it opened full-time,

every day of the week, for 24h.

She was a hard-working woman…

she did this along with attending the „school“ meetings

(of elder sims who taught kids the basics).

Balancing all this with a bit of fun and entertainment was not easy.

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And she was often extremely tired.

And slept her naps right next to me.

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So she made her way into my heart.

I considered to name her my heir.

She should marry and continue the „legacy“…

… she should keep our family alive and growing.

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She was happy to have been named my heir.

Anyway she was a much better choice than my firstborn,

Patrick, who was a little bit insane.

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So Carolin set out to meet a few new people on the street.

She was afraid of the zombies might come to get her,

but there was no other way to get to know people than

putting herself out there.

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And there was more danger for her… even in the house…

she once caught on fire while cooking and got severely scarred.

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Luckily she could wash it off, and it didn’t affect her face, or arms.

The scars healed with time.

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My wonderful daughter made friends,

and one special friend.

His name was Florian Palm.

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They seemed to like each other a lot.

Hmmm…

I didn’t like Florian at first.

He seemed to be gloomy,

he was a kleptomaniac,

and just plain evil.

Nevertheless, he wanted to the friend of the world.

Hmmm… gotta stop stealing and being evil, I guess?!?

And be a bit more cheerful?

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But I understand, it’s hard to be cheerful, good and content with what one has

in midst of the Apocalypse.

Be it as it was, my daughter was in love with him.

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She even threw herself into sexy poses for him.

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We celebrated when they made their „promise“ to stay together and have children.

You can’t call it a marriage these days.

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But they spent their days, through the good and the bad.

Mostly the bad, these days.

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But Florian knew how to sweep my daughter off her feet.

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They were crazy in love.

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Don’t ask me how their love life was – please!

Just know it was loud.

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Soon Florian was just another member of our household…

… a stinky, unhappy one, but a member still.

And Carolin got pregnant.

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Then Florian proved to be a good mate.

He even started cooking.

Thus he won my heart.

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In the end, the becoming mother – my daughter –

needed the water locked in fresh food to not die.

My granddaughter (I hoped and wished for one)

or my grandson needed water!

Carolin was parched!

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(My insane son Patrick tired to find a liquid one could drink,

but failed once and again.)

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The pregnant Carolin, who had given up working at the store,

and decided to be a stay-at-home mum,

spent her days playing chess with my younger son, Fabio,

who had also grown a teen by then.

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While Celina ignored most of the pregnancy,

because she was so involved in her „project“

to get an emergency call out of Glassbolt to the world.

Nobody heard, or nobody cared.

Or both.

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Then it was time to give birth.

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I was awaiting it with as much nervosity as Carolin.

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It was a daughter!

Welcome to the world,

Marina North.

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My granddaughter.

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I’m such a proud grandma.

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Would she become my heir?

Let me tell you…

Carolin and Florian were already working on baby number two.

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The family continues…

let me catch my breath and get a glass of water.

I’ll soon go on counting my story.

Until then, I remain

sincerely yours

Elena North

We are family

Vincent Wonder here.

Things are going okay.

Well, life is still a huge struggle,

and not much has changed so far in Glassbolt,

but… I have a family now.

Gina made for a wonderful pregnant wife, although she was constantly tired and hungry and her back hurt…

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Then came the moment we had both wished for and feared a little…

and yeah, I guess I freaked out a bit.

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Gina gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby girl.

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We named her Vanessa.

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Vanessa was a good baby. She cried only when she was hungry or needed her diaper changed. She slept a lot and let Gina have a lot of time with me.

We sometimes have to eat rotten fish, but we are happy.

We are a family now.

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Vanessa quickly outgrew the crib.

Oh, they grow so fast.

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I continued to work as a journalist, interviewing people and writing about the disaster…

Vanessa was a bright child, interesting in learning. She easily grasped reading and writing and all a kid needed to know.

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Then my wife surprised us with the great news that we were expecting another family member.

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Then Gina gave birth to another child.

This time, a bouncing baby boy.

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We named him Florian.

So now it’s Gina, Vanessa, Florian and me.

Together we’ll make it.

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