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Post Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 3:09 pm
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If you hike the mountain crest trail 11.4 miles up from Lake Dorothy, turn left at the junction of three waterfalls, proceed west another 2.1 miles, scale a low rock scramble at the escarpment, and then do a short climb to the summit of the pass, you will find yourself gazing down upon the beautiful, unspoiled regions of Taylor Lake.

The area is mostly covered with coniferoous trees. There are a few roads, but no houses, no community lots, and no people.

Now, this setting might seem to be just a bit too placid for a Sims 2 community, but there is a purpose and a plan for this sylvan wonderland. Taylor Lake will be populated entirely by kids graduating from the local college. The task of building a town here lies in their hands, so if ever there is to be a city of Taylor Lake, they have to knuckle down, get their degrees and get to work!

Well... there was one exception...

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 3:54 pm
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Taylor Lake
Chapter 1: The First Family


Just after Chapter 90 in the Tales of Happy Valley we discussed how to clone characters in SimPE. Learning a new trick inevitably sparked curiousity in your humble author!

I wondered if it were possible not only to clone a character, but then revert that character to a younger age in the Create-a-Family screen. And indeed, you can! Quite predictably I got carried away with this, and the result was the one family that now lives in the tiny village of Taylor Lake. Even more predictably, the family I chose for this cloning experiment were the ubiquitous Gregsim and She.



Introducing the Bennetts of Taylor Lake

The teens are Aaron and Abigail. The children are Barton and Brigid. And the toddlers, Casey and Clark.

Now, since stories happen at arrivals and departures, we must start their tale with their arrival at 1 Lakespur Lane in the wilderness that may some day become Taylor Lake.



Coming home to a place they'd never been before

Will Greg, Sheba, and their cloned children find happiness in the secluded realms of this high mountain valley?

Will any of the college students ever graduate and move into town, or will the children be destined to grow up with only each other for companionship?

Will the chronicler of their tale finally lose all touch with sanity in his confusion over which Bennett family is which and dedicate his life to repeatedly mumbling mantras from long-forgotten religions?

Will they once again hire Lucy Hanby as their maid?

Only, time, and game play, will tell!

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 8:22 am
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Will the chronicler of their tale finally lose all touch with sanity in his confusion over which Bennett family is which and dedicate his life to repeatedly mumbling mantras from long-forgotten religions?


Not gonna touch that one!

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 6:24 pm
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miros1 wrote:
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Will the chronicler of their tale finally lose all touch with sanity in his confusion over which Bennett family is which and dedicate his life to repeatedly mumbling mantras from long-forgotten religions?


Not gonna touch that one!


Thenkyew, thenkyew, thenkyew veddymuch!

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 3:49 am
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Nice picture! Grin
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:36 pm
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Thanks for reminding that that neighborhood exists! I haven't played it ages!

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:15 am
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Hey! That's my lake! But ok......I'll let you use some of the surrounding land...

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 10:19 am
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Marmy wrote:
Hey! That's my lake! But ok......I'll let you use some of the surrounding land...


Is that your lake because of the name, its appearance, or because you've been playing that terrain in the game?

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 10:46 am
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The name, of course.

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Marmy wrote:
The name, of course.


Oh! Now I get it! Yeah, I did have the Texas Taylor Lake in mind when I named the place, but there really is a small alpine lake in the North Cascades named Taylor Lake, a ways up the trail from Lake Dorothy. It doesn't have a town around it, though, unless you could the tent cities that grow up on fine summer weekends.

My whole game is a fusion of what would happen if the North Cascades were to wake up one morning and decided to move to Texas, where they belong.

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 3:59 pm
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lol! *laughs and bonks Greg on the head then whispers Taylor is my last name*

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:59 pm
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Oh.

Silly me. embarrassed

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Post Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 12:13 pm
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Greg wrote:
Oh.

Silly me. embarrassed


you'r really funny,Greg! Grin lol
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