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TRIriana
6th Jun 2007, 1:36 PM
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Cycle 2

-- Other


That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, you read it right! If you haven’t heard of this contest before – where have you been? Read along and find out more and, if it piques your interest, rustle up an application!

So what is this all about?

As the title suggests this is a competition for two Sims – your chosen couple; specifically those who are dating/engaged/married. As a result please send in YA or adult couples only.

Couplings: The couple can be male/female, male/male, or female/female; as long as they are a couple, anything goes.

Interspecies couple are also allowed.

Your female Sim can be pregnant.

This is partly a storytelling contest so as a result, you will be required to get those creative juices flowing. There is no limit on how much you can write, but minimum try and write at least 1 paragraph. You want to sell your couples’ story, yes? Get in as much as you can think of, within each Round requirement.

Last cycle’s entries were amazing, so you have a lot to live up this cycle!


Rules

Read each Round Requirement carefully, and don’t exceed the picture amount given. If any of the entrants has a suggestion, I am open to them. For instance, if you think your story will flow better with an extra picture, I may change the RR. I don’t want to limit you!

Picture sizes, keep to the forum rules.

No couples below YA.

If you think there’s a possibility you might have to drop out midway through the contest, please rethink entering. It can be disheartening to have entrants continually drop out. Obviously problems arise in real life that can’t be helped, but there really is no excuse for dropping out because you can’t be bothered continuing.

1 couple per entrant

And remember to have fun. :P


Application

Will require three photographs: one of each half of the couple (2 shots) and (1) shot of them both together. Remember, this is a couple contest so in your shots make sure they really do look like they belong together.

Name
Age
Location
Personality
Brief History
How your couple met
Three photos – female, male, together


Application - Completed
23rd June – 27th June

Round I - Completed
The Meeting That Changed Everything
Posted (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=930389&postcount=68)
27th June - 1st July
Results (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=936415&postcount=121)

Round II - Completed
Trouble in Paradise?
Posted (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=936567&postcount=125)
4th July – 8th July
Results (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=942536&postcount=170)

Round III
Counselling or Cupid’s Arrow
Posted (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=943199&postcount=175)
10th July – 14th July
Results (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=953093&postcount=205)

Round IV
The Future
Posted (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=953741&postcount=210)
19th July – 21st July
Results (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=958403&postcount=225)


The Winner Announced (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=958406&postcount=226)


Entrants
1. DontDieThx: Rahim Faure and Liam Abbots (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=925448&postcount=17)|Round I (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=932514&postcount=90)|Round II (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=941165&postcount=159)|Round III (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=948227&postcount=194)|Final (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=956530&postcount=218)
2. BetteBob: Toby and Riley Logan (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=925835&postcount=25)|Round I (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=934005&postcount=99)|Round II (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=938539&postcount=148)|Round III (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=947830&postcount=192)|Final (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=956485&postcount=214)
3. Noir: Riley and Carter Bennet (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=926446&postcount=34)|Round I (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=936924&postcount=138)|Round II (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=939627&postcount=150)|Round III (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=944231&postcount=179)|Final (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=956502&postcount=216)


Dropped Out
Happycowlover: K.J. Stewards and DerrickThomas (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=926642&postcount=35)
Milkyway: Forrest and Makenzi Hills (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=930205&postcount=67)
1. FashionFrenzy: David and KaLeisha Mc Gowan (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=925150&postcount=12)|Round I (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=932503&postcount=87)
14. Tyana: Nixie Heiss and Christian Braunmann (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=929809&postcount=65)|Round I (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=931975&postcount=82)
9. Havaianascookie: Nikol Sandus and Cyprus Zenus (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=926804&postcount=38)|Round I (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=933923&postcount=97)
7. Tonyaj7: Elizabeth and David Marklin (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=926764&postcount=36)
2. Tlkrn: Aneesa Hitchens and Roman Butler (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=925450&postcount=18)|Round I (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=930795&postcount=76)|Round II (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=937326&postcount=144)
5. Melodyway17: Innocenzo Corvi & Tachibana, Kiyoshi (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=927539&postcount=44)|Round I (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=932367&postcount=86)|Round II (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=940890&postcount=157)


Eliminations
4. Cassieandra: Gerard Dale and Arielle Consort (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=925608&postcount=22)|Round I (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=930959&postcount=79)
1. Kakashi Hatake:Cliff Fittir and Albel Nox (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=925251&postcount=15)|Round I (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=932119&postcount=84)|Round II (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=937446&postcount=146)
3. Emaone: Teagan Daniels and Philipp Fulham (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=926125&postcount=30)|Round I (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=932899&postcount=95)|Round II (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=940752&postcount=156)|Round III (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=946835&postcount=188)
7. Bs624: Brooklyn and Henry Way (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=928582&postcount=55)|Round I (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=932005&postcount=83)|Round II (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=940701&postcount=155)|Round III (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=945289&postcount=185)


Round I Judging
1sy July – 3rd July

Round II Judging
8th July – 9th July

Round III Judging
14th July – 18th July

Round IV Judging
22nd July – 23rd July


Judges
1. Lovelybones
2. WooHoo
3. Fleesh


Emergency Judges
1. TRIriana


So what are you going to be judged on?

This is a storytelling contest, like last cycle so you're going to be judged on your ability to spin you couples' history and future into something funny, sad, happy, scary - whichever path you decide to take. Last cycle there were some very emotive people, and we started to care about the couples as the entrants told their stories. I hope we see that in this cycle too. :).

You'll also be judged on your overall creativity, encompassing writing and picture taking - not on your ability to Photoshop, though you can use that if you wish to.

And emotion - like I said before, its fabulous when we can really get into the couples' story, and feel what they're feeling. If your story can make us feel, then you're definitely on the right track!

What won't you be judged on?

You're not going to be judged on spelling or grammar. The Community here has people from various countries, and it's unfair to think everyone can write perfectly in a language that isn't their own.

You're not being judged on your ability to Photoshop; I've seen great pictures taken in game that look amazing with variations in lighting and creative angles. Whichever you feel comfortable using, it's up to you. :).


Contest running from 23rd June to 23rd July.

beeps
19th Jun 2007, 10:40 PM
Approved 6.23.07
Ends 7.23.07

***Do NOT post replies and/or contest applications before the contest host has checked in on this thread, or your post will be deleted.***

TRIriana
23rd Jun 2007, 10:08 PM
I'm here everyone. ^^. Let's see those applications!

FashionFrenzy
23rd Jun 2007, 10:21 PM
Im so Entering. Count me in TRIana

lovelybones_SC
23rd Jun 2007, 10:30 PM
oooo...can i judge???? please?

tonyaj7
23rd Jun 2007, 10:32 PM
I'm entering. I just have to figure out which couple...

Kakashi_Hatake_SC
23rd Jun 2007, 10:35 PM
I've got a question I've got a threesom couple, 2 men and a lady. Could I enter them or is it just for two sims? It would be his, his and hers :).

TRIriana
23rd Jun 2007, 10:42 PM
I've got a question I've got a threesom couple, 2 men and a lady. Could I enter them or is it just for two sims? It would be his, his and hers :).

Just two this time; but it's a good idea for another cycle. ^^.

tonyaj7
23rd Jun 2007, 10:42 PM
Is super-superb Photoshopping required?

Kakashi_Hatake_SC
23rd Jun 2007, 10:47 PM
Okies I'm still going to enter my two boys I've picked for this round, and Miles and Phoenix say hello :).

TRIriana
23rd Jun 2007, 10:50 PM
Is super-superb Photoshopping required?

Yes you can use Photoshop, but it isn't required :).

FashionFrenzy
23rd Jun 2007, 11:56 PM
name: David And KaLeshia Mc Gowan
Age: 29 and 28 years old
Location: South Carolina





David Mc Gowan
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j193/scqueenb/david.jpg

Personality:

David is the best father in the world according to his kids. He loves to play around and make his kids happy. Although he's family oriented his a bit of a flirt to the opposite sex which keeps KaLeshia on her feet.

Brief History:
Davids dad died in the military when he was 21. His mom then passed from cancer. On the day of his dads funeral was the day David made a promise to his dad to join the military and follow in his dads foot steps and be the best he could. To this day now 29 years old he is a Drill Instructor for the military.

KaLeshia Mc Gowan
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j193/scqueenb/KHisnHer.jpg
Personality:

KaLeshia is a busy mother of 3 worried about her kids future more than be in the reality of the present. Shes family oriented but has a hard time staying in reality and realising her kids are only 1 years old twins and a 6 year old girl who need to just have fun for the present.

Brief History:
KaLeshia grew up with a father in law enforcement and a mother who walked out on her at birth. She grew up in a strict household with only her and her father, not having many friends when her dad died she also promised to take up law enforcement. Now 28 years old with two 1 year old twins and a 6 year old daughter has become a cadet still training to become a police officer.


The Mc Gowans

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j193/scqueenb/kd2.jpg

How we Met

The first time we saw eachother was at the hospital, the day both of our dads died. Mines dieing 5 Minutes apart from Davids dad. Crushed at the thought of loosing my dad i still thought he was a cutie. But not until 2 weeks later at a bar did we officially meet. Our first discussions was about our dads and how things were after they passed. 1 year later had passed we got married and moved into a 2 bedroom house and had our first daughter Desiray.

was it ok that they already had 3 kids?

Spongity
24th Jun 2007, 12:04 AM
This contest looks like it will be fun! I'm definately considering entering. Just have to choose a couple...

BetteBob
24th Jun 2007, 12:28 AM
I've been waiting for this to become active. I have the perfect couple! I just need to go snap a few pictures of them. :D

Kakashi_Hatake_SC
24th Jun 2007, 1:05 AM
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n39/Kakashi_Hatake15/contests/Cliff.jpg

Personality- Cliff is a fighter but he has a heart of gold, at first he seems to be all brawn and no brain but that in itself is very deceptive in some of his actions. He's also a very headstrong person, dedicated to his friends and family. He'd gladly die for them as well, he also possesses superhuman strength and endurance. Some even go so far as to say he's a madman on the battlefield.

Brief History- Cliff founded a group called "Quark" as you may have guessed Cliff is not human he's from a Planet called Klaus III. How he came to Japan is another mystery, rumor has it he left a planet called Elicoor II to escape with his lover Albel Nox who he found there.

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n39/Kakashi_Hatake15/contests/AlbelNox3.jpg

Personality- Albel is known in his homeland of Ariglyph as "Albel the Wicked" for his extreme cruelty and wicked ways. He is also an expert swordsman and used to command the Black Brigade before he dissappeared along with Cliff. He can be very bloodthirsty at times, yet he can be very sweet and gentle. Albel is also known to go from one extreme to the other in seconds, sweet one moment and a murderous bloodthirsty monster the next. He is also extremley protective of his family and friends. Albel is also very self loathing and at times has moments where he is nearly inconsoleable, plus he is very socially inept as well. He refers to most people as "fools" "maggots" or "Worms".

Brief History- Albel's falther Glou Nox was killed when Albel was small, he was killed by a dragon in a ceremony native to Albel's homeland of Elicoor 2. Albel's left arm was also very badly burned but thanks to today's technology he was able to get it fixed. Elicoor 2 is a strange land where it is stil in the Dark-ages and therefore the technology that Cliff has is not avaliable. He was found by Cliff in the Dungeon after he was branded a traitor, he was half dead and laying in a pool of his own blood. So Cliff took him and rescued him the two of them escpaed to Japan, where both live hapily now.

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n39/Kakashi_Hatake15/contests/AlbelandCliff.jpg

Name-Albel Nox and Cliff Fittir
Age-
Cliff-36
Albel-24

Location- Osaka, Japan

How they met- Cliff found Albel in a dungeon, after many run ins with him and his Black Brigade during Cliff's stay on Elicoor(most of the run ins were not good as Albel and Cliff were on opposite sides during a war torn country). He was laying in a pool of his own blood and had been branded a traitor, Cliff took him in and took pity on him. Together the two found themselves in Japan and decided to settle down in Osaka.

((Both are from a favorite video game of mine, like Miles and Phoenix who I entered last cycle))

happycowlover
24th Jun 2007, 3:01 AM
I'll enter! I watched last cycle and it seemed like a lot of fun. Hmm, to enter a gay or straight couple, I can't decide! LOL

DontDieKThx
24th Jun 2007, 4:01 AM
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y265/hensa09/App_Rahim1.jpg
Name: Rahim Faure
Age: 29
Location: Glastonbury, U.K.
Personality: Outgoing, outspoken, and enthusiastic about life in general, Rahim is the kind of guy who brings a party to life. In fact, that's why he loves going to them-- he feels it's his duty to enliven any social event he comes across. He's quite charming, but tends to act more arrogant than he really is around strangers. Overall, he's a nice guy...as long as you allow for a little bit of mischievousness.
Brief History: Rahim was born in Guyana to a native-born mother and a French Creole father; the family moved when Rahim was 7 to England. After high school, Rahim went straight into the automotive industry. At the age of 25, he decided a college education might suit him better; that decision not only garnered him a degree, but a long-term boyfriend as well.



http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y265/hensa09/App_Liam1.jpg
Name: Liam Abbots
Age: 25
Location: Glastonbury, U.K.
Personality: Shy.
Sweet.
Loves plaid, the band Taking Back Sunday, and boys.
Hates Myspace and lawyers.
Brief History: Liam had a fairly normal life until about the age of 17, when he concluded after several failed relationships that he was more into guys than girls. College proved to be quite an eye-opening experience for him-- especially when he realized he was, for the first time, in love.

How they met: A mutual friend at a college party brought the two together with a few words: "Hey, Rahim, did I ever introduce you to my friend, Liam?" It was a strange moment for Liam, who would've rather been dead than at a party with a bunch of people he didn't know, but Rahim quickly put him at ease.

"You know, you look gorgeous," Rahim remembered uttering after they had been chatting for a while.
"Do I, really?" was Liam's reply.
"Yeah...and I love your plaid pants."

It didn't seem like it at the time, but that was the beginning of the best thing either of the two had ever known: true love.
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y265/hensa09/App_LiamRahim.jpg

tlkrn_SC
24th Jun 2007, 4:12 AM
Name: Aneesa Hitchens
Age: 19 years old
Location: Lost Fields Community College
Personality: I am an Aries - I love meeting other people and being surrounded by lots of friends. Though I do have many friends, I only open up to a close few.
Brief History: My father was an Army Officer and he met my mother while stationed in Hawaii - I have lived in the states all my life, but chose to leave my family and go to a smaller community college.

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x257/simplymyssims/contests/aneesa.jpg

Name: Roman Butler
Age: 22 years old
Location: Lost Fields Community College....still!
Personality: I'm an Aquarius and a bit of a prankster. Keeping everyone laughing keeps eyes on me and I don't ever have to share my true thoughts or feelings, because I'm just the big goof off in everyone's eyes.
Brief History: I grew up in an abusive home with my dad and 2 younger brothers. My mom couldn't handle it so she split when I was just a kid. Driven to get away from my life I worked part time at a gas station in order to save up money for college.

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x257/simplymyssims/contests/roman.jpg

How We Met: As told by Anessa, "I was studying in the library when someone went streaking through and interrupted my thoughts. As I left that night, there were a bunch of students hanging out on the lawn of the library playing guitars, dancing, and otherwise goofing off. I noticed Roman, but needed to get back to the dorm. Halfway home someone tapped me on the shoulder, it was Roman standing there with a daisy he had picked. I looked at those big blue eyes and melted. We went out the next night and have pretty much been together since."

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x257/simplymyssims/contests/couple.jpg

Melodyway17
24th Jun 2007, 5:11 AM
Oooh - been a while since I've had a go at contests, and this has peeked my interest~ Hmmmm - question is - who to enter now? *ponders*

FashionFrenzy
24th Jun 2007, 5:16 AM
tklrn nice couple there really cute

emaone
24th Jun 2007, 5:47 AM
oooh this looks awesome! i wanna enter! :D:D:D
be right back. ;)

tlkrn_SC
24th Jun 2007, 7:03 AM
tklrn nice couple there really cute
Thanks a lot!! :nod:

havaianascookie
24th Jun 2007, 8:30 AM
ohh im so guna enter :D :D im guna find for a man for my sim :P :P
cookie

BetteBob
24th Jun 2007, 8:54 AM
Hello, my name is Riley.
I'm Toby, and we're the Logan's
I'll be telling you a little about Toby
and lucky me, I get to tell you about my wonderul wife!
We live in Simi Valley, California with our two children, Ridley(7) and Laurie(nearly 2). Toby is currently 29 years old and being the dramatic sort is adamently denying the fact that he will be turning 30 in just a few short weeks.
Oh, I'm the dramatic one? You refuse to let me reveal your age and you're calling me dramat...
Anyway, he was born Toby Ryan Logan on August 15, 1977 and is one of four in a set of quadruplets. He has two sisters and one brother, Addy, Ava, and Thomas. Toby credits his easy going attitude and lust for life to his mother, Jovi, who managed to raise four rambunctious children on her own. Toby has never met his father, doesn't even know his name or what he looks like, all he knows is that his father wears a pink bunny suit. As for personality, if Toby had to be summed up in one sentence "an absolute goof and fantastic father" would say it all. Throughout his life Toby has always been the first to tell a joke or pull a prank. The fun-loving and optimistic outlook that he has on life has certainly made being a dad that much more fun and that much easier. Oh well, if he was just creamed in the face by strained peas by our one and a half year old son, Toby is likely to throw a spoonful right back.
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a314/eewabob/Logan/Toby2.jpg http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a314/eewabob/Logan/Riley2-2.jpg
Alright, alright enough about me, its my turn. My gorgeous wife was born on June ...
don't you dare
18 ..
please Toby don't
197-
TOBY! you promised
ok ok ok. Her full name is Riley Jane (Leigh) Logan. In comparison to my childhood her's was fairly quiet. She's an only child raised by somewhat hippieish ...
they weren't hippies
well they didn't dress like hippies but their life philosophies were hippieish
ya i guess they were
... by somewhat hippieish parents. Although Riley is the more grounded and practical one she also has a very bubbly and fun personality. She's not the type to worry if the dishes are washed or if the kids' toys are picked up, one of her goals is to just enjoy life and take time to live it to the fullest. Our home is a very happy one, with lots of smiles and laughter and weekly sessions of family dances in the living room in our underwear.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a314/eewabob/Logan/snapshot_b36c365c_337c9c1d.jpg

I love that picture
That was the beginning of our weekly underwear dances
I was pregnant with Ridley wasn't I?

Ok, back on task. How we met
How did we meet?
Toby you don't remember?
I'm only kidding. I remember. How could I forget? I was 17 and you were the most beautiful creature my eyes had ever had the privilege of looking upon.
Really? You mean that?
Of course I do.
Like you said you were 17 and I was ... um that's not important. I was introduced to Toby by his sister Ava. We were in drama together in high school and became pretty good friends. Usually when a friend tells you she wants to hook you up with her brother its not a good thing but Ava certainly knew what she was doing. Toby and I hit it off instantly and have been together ever since.

TRIriana
24th Jun 2007, 11:42 AM
Added all of your applications. They're looking good, ^^. We also have our first judge.

happycowlover
24th Jun 2007, 2:36 PM
Sneh, Liam is too cute! :jest: Expect my entry later on today Tri.

lovelybones_SC
24th Jun 2007, 3:37 PM
great looking couples everybody!!

DontDieKThx
24th Jun 2007, 3:42 PM
Sneh, Liam is too cute! :jest: Expect my entry later on today Tri.

Thanks love ^^ I'm slowly becoming obsessed with him :P

emaone
24th Jun 2007, 4:58 PM
name: Teagan Daniels
Age: 25
Location: New Jersey
Personality: I'm a really sweet and shy. My friends say I'm reserved and not cheap. I'm a common Pisces. I really get on well with younger children. I'm really friendly and patient, but when my bubble burst, i'll reveal my true colours.
Brief History: Hey I'm Teagen Laura Daniels. I'm brought up in a well, normal family down the quite homes of New Jersey. My mom died during childbirth and I never saw her then. Even my dad, didnt dare look at me and I was sent away to my grandmother in Indiana. She told me many stories about my parents fantasy life and everynight I would wish to see them again. Of course, on my eleventh birthday my dad finally came . We had a heart to heart talk for a while before he told me, we were going to move to New Jersey. There, I met my step brothers and step sisters. Of course, I was mad at my dad for a while for not telling me all this, but I was just glad he came back for me again. My step-sisters and I all have the same father. The oldest, me, Teagen, second comes Samantha (different mom, same dad) and her younger sister Britney (different mom, same dad) When anyone looks at us, they'll say Brit and I've got my dad's look and Sam loks more like her mom. That's why Brit and I sort of look a like. I was a cheerleader at my school and often played a few lead roles in my musicals. Surprised?, but I'm one big International football fan. :D I'm a proud graduate of California Daivs University with the degee in the major of arts. :D

Teagan
http://img32.picoodle.com/img/img32/8/6/24/f_TeaganDaniem_1e06a5b.jpg

Name : Philipp James Fulham
Age : 28
Location : London, England
Personality: Philipp's a really athletic guy from what i've observed. He's always so energetic and sweet. He's born an Aries. He's so kind-hearted and always there for me you know. He loves art, music and football for one thing. He's someone with feelings and loyal you know .
Brief History: Philipp James Fulham was born in London but brought up in Munich , Germany ever since he was a young boy. Of course, being brought up there, Philipp has the German tongue. His parents, both well paid people, worked in the united nations, so they did travel alot. Having parents like that, Philipp often traveled around and learned lots of languages plus meet new friends. He's able to speak Spanish, German, French, Portuguese and of course, English. The longest place he's ever stayed in was Germany. There, he recieved fine education and even played football for his schools and sometimes even cities. He's a big art lover and loves music. He plays the piano and guitar. He's also born a writer a has written many books and comics which were never published. He also writes poems and engrosses himself in the arts of theater, often playing lead roles in famous plays such as Romeo and Juliet and the Phantom of the opera. Even though his parents did have the money to send him to any university he wanted, Philipp being a succesful student, recieved a few offers and indeed, chosed to continue his studies in medcine at the University of Edinburgh (uk)

Philipp :

http://img40.picoodle.com/img/img40/8/6/24/f_Philippm_a1c5d80.jpg (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?srv=img40&img=/8/6/24/f_Philippm_a1c5d80.jpg)


Together :

http://img37.picoodle.com/img/img37/8/6/24/f_Princeandthm_543a579.jpg

How we met : As you can see above, it's the poster for the nominated most exquisite classic movie in the United Kingdom. Technically I audition for it and got the part. It seemed that my co-star, who would be playing the prince was a guy named Philipp. I'm telling you, my first time setting my eyes on him I actually almost fainted. What did you expect? love at first sight but nothing actually happened at first. We acted, then separated to our own rooms and did interviews and all. but one day actually came where we said 'nice act' to me right after the set. My heart melted when he said that. I know, lame remark but honestly, for a girl who's never been inlove-inlove, it felt heaven. And so, he saw me sketching a portrait of Britney and he was, indeed impressed. SO that was when we started hanging, we talked about arts, sketches, history and football! He even helped me out with a few of my assignments before i actually graduated. He was a nice friend to talk to but all that bloomed into romance after the final kissing scene. The final kissing scene was shot, where the pauper gets shot and says he loves her and all. And so, i sat there in my dressing room, brushing my plain golden hair, when he came in and asked me if I meant those words I said to him. Talk about me being blur. THen he recited a poem wrote by him! It was soo romantic and then without knowing it, he asked me to be his girlfriend! I know, no engangement yet, but who knows. :D

Here's my app! :D:D Sorry if the story's too long. Got engrossed somehow. :D
PS: BetteBob, I loved your POV storyline! :D it's cool! enjoyed reading it!

Slytherin-Girl
24th Jun 2007, 6:39 PM
oooooh, I would really love to enter, but I don't actually have any couples that would work. I've got a few couples that are the Maxis made sims, but since that probably isn't allowed I'll just watch this contest :)

Noir
24th Jun 2007, 7:37 PM
I am so entering! I'll enter my favorite couple...I just have to get some pics.

Forbidden_SC
24th Jun 2007, 8:38 PM
Oooh, I like this. I might enter, but if I don't, I'm definitely going to lurk. :)

Noir
24th Jun 2007, 9:46 PM
Name: Riley Bennet
Age: 25
Location: San Diego, California
Brief History: Well, I'd say I was brought up in a very...different..family.
My mother and father were madly in love artists who walked around wearing paint splattered shirts and muttering about color shades and lighting. They taught me to love art too, and I especially love photography. I have 4 other siblings: 1 sister and 3 brothers. My sister, Nylani, was adopted and went to college when I was 5, so I didn't see much of her. Therefore, I was influenced by my brothers.
THEY WERE CRAZY. Athletic, yes. Smart, relatively. But the one thing that truly described them is crazy. So I guess you could say that I'm a little crazy too :)
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b384/alexa_r/aaab.jpg

Name: Carter Bennet
Age: 26
Location: San Diego, California
Brief History: Unfortunately for the readers, my history was really not that interesting. I lived in a typical suburban house as an only child of two doting parents. So, to spice things up in my life, I went to Riley's. I've been close to her ever since I was a kid, and I would love to go over to her house and watch her brothers knock down furniture and valuable objects and laugh over how little her parents cared. I'd look at their art and Riley's photos, and I'd dream of living with them.
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b384/alexa_r/aac.jpg

Together:
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b384/alexa_r/aaa.jpg
Riley: This is us on our wedding day. Ha ha..look at the suit! You were such a dork, Carter.

How We Met:
Riley: Well, as Carter mentioned before, we've been close from toddlers. When we became kids, our parents began their quest to set us up. Ha...those were the days.
Carter: I remember I was afraid of you because you obviously had cooties. OW, that hurt! No but seriously, you would run at me with a little squirt gun and say you were shooting me with girl cooties! It was freakin' scary.
Riley: ANYWAY..moving on. When we were teens, we decided to accept the inevitable and go a school dance together. I didn't like him much at the time actually. He was a little awkward, what with his growing up in leather and such, but I thought he was cute. Kinda...OW, Carter! But soon we started to love each other and we've been together since.
Carter: Alright everyone, cue the "awwws"!
Together: Awwwww...

happycowlover
25th Jun 2007, 1:23 AM
Name-K.J. Stewards (Real name is Kareem Jr. but everyone calls him K.J.)
Age-25
Location-Concours, Simsville
Personality-K.J. is your average joe. He's hard-working, determined, and a little stubborn when he sets goals for himself. He's realistic and serious, knowing that you just can't always rely on luck for certain things. He's an easy-going guy who strays away from conflicts or arguments and is a little shy at first. He'd rather spend time with his boyfriend and close friends than going out to wild parties.
Brief History-K.J. comes from a long line of all types of doctors. His mother was a nutritionist, his father was a child psychologist, both his grandparents were podiatrists, and his older brother is a marriage counsulor. He knew he liked boys ever since 9th grade when he had a crush on the whole soccer team at his high school. When he came out to his family, they were shocked but still accepted him anyways. Even though he has a "don't ask, don't tell" policy with his family about him and Derrick, he lives happily with Derrick in a 2 bedroom apartment. He has recently opened a bakery named Cookie Dough, which has been a dream of his since he was a child. He also volunteers at the local orphanage on weekends.
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k210/happycowlover/snapshot_b38adf7c_f38ae0f8.jpg

Name-Derrick Thomas
Age-23
Location-Concours, Simsville
Personality-Derrick is the type of guy everyone likes. Spontaneous, optimistic, and cheerful, Derrick can see the good in everything. When Derrick sees something that doesn't seem right, he'll speak up about it. Many people call him outspoken and brutally honest, which he doesn't mind at all. He is very loyal to the people he's close with and gives an open hand to people he's new to. Derrick hates ignorance and people who hurt others for their own gain.
Brief History-Derrick's early life was nothing of the ordinary. His family was the Traveling Circus Brigade, the famous circus that travelled all across SimWorld. Him and his extended family were all in the act. His grandfather was the ringmaster. His mother, uncle, and aunt were the trapeze artists. His father was the fire breather. His grandmother and older sister Rose was the magicians. Him, his two cousins Dana and Marco, and his younger sister Stacie were the Clown Clan, finishing off the circus family. Derrick loved the circus life though his family retired from it when he was 16. He lived a normal teenager life for the first time and he though he missed the circus, he loved being able to go to a real school. He came out to his parents a year ago and they loved him more since they felt he was hiding somehting from him. Derrick now lives happily with his boyfriend K.J. and still works as a highly-payed clown and co-owner of Cookie Dough.
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k210/happycowlover/snapshot_b38adf7c_538ae0c3.jpg

How did they meet-

Derrick was hired as a clown for K.J. niece's birthday party. After the party was over, he tried flirting with K.J. but seeing as he had loads of makeup, a colorful clown costume, and a huge red wig, he was quickly rejected. K.J. did give him a second chance after the odd getup was gone later on that night when he met him up at a diner. They started to chat and they clicked instantly. Till this day, their relationship has been going on strong like a raging bulldozer.

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k210/happycowlover/snapshot_b38adf7c_938ae4a8.jpg
Cookie Dough is now open! Come on in! :popcorn:

tonyaj7
25th Jun 2007, 3:00 AM
Name:David and Elizabeth Marklin
Age:Thirty-two and twenty-nine
Location:New York

David Marklin
http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/5140/davidmarklinox8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Personality: David is very driven, outgoing, and determined to keep America as pure as possible. He feels that in order to do this, he has to be just like the man next to him.

Brief History: David is a WWII veteran, drafted when he was nineteen. At first, he believed that the war was to protect America from more attacks from the Japanese. Once in the war, however, he realized that it was more than the Japanese, but most of the world. Today, he still has dreams about combat and believes that the best way to keep us from war is to be as patriotic and conformist as possible. He believes that Elizabeth should quit reading and do her real duty: be the proper wife and mother.

Elizabeth Marklin
http://img45.imageshack.us/img45/8742/elizabethmarklinvt5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Personality: Elizabeth is very quiet, shy, and bookish. She feels that she can never be the proper wife for David, but that won't keep her from trying.
Brief History: Before the war, Elizabeth knew David as the jaunty, self-assured starter on the basketball team. She was only fourteen when he went to war, and had had high dreams of college and beyond. When David came back from war, she was eighteen, and, pressured by her mother, had given up the dreams of going to college.

How they met: David was the guy every girl wanted. Every girl, including Elizabeth, wanted to date him, and he knew it. However, after the war, he realized how short life could be, and he wanted to find a girl who could fit into his life. Before he went to war, he knew Elizabeth as a gangly nerd. She had blossomed while he was away, and had an innocence no other girl had. When he saw her sitting on the sidewalk, reading a book, he asked her out, and the rest was history.

http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/5808/elizabethanddavidmarklick0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

tonyaj7
25th Jun 2007, 3:27 AM
This is my first contest...did I do everything right?

havaianascookie
25th Jun 2007, 3:38 AM
Name: Nikol Sandus
Age: 22
Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Personality: All my life is all about travelling my parents are the Gypsies and i learnt alot from them, they made me being postive, confient, creative, easygoing and smart. i am very happy with who i am no matter what no one will ever change who i am.
Brief History: Ive been living in South Africa almost all my life until my parents died in car accident in South Africa few years ago. I couldnt cope living in South Africa where my parents died so i moved back to where i was born and found my happier here...
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w112/havaianascookie/n.jpg


Name: Cyprus Zenus
Age: 23
Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Personality: I am very shy guy no matter how hard or big i look i will always be laided back.. i am not into those tough things that the guys are normally into..
Brief History: I was born in South Africa, my mum is a nurse she loves to help people and my dad is a househusband, he loves to work at home just like most mothers do.. I went to college for science, ive been studing for 5 years and then my girlfriend of 3 years pulled me to Australia. It was the most amazing experince for me. And im currently sciencest in the Lab in Gold Coast.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w112/havaianascookie/cyprus.jpg


How your couple met?

Nikol "We met in South Africa, living next door to eachother and we have been bestfriends since i was 7 years old. He were always been there for me"

Cyprus "Yeah and she was there for me aswell.. ill never forget that when this guy stole my lunch in primary school, i was so scared of him so i told Nikol, she got so angry, she went to him took the lunch box and HIS food aswell.. he returned it to me which is very nice of her."

Nikol "yeah i remembered that oh it was so funny to see his face"

Cyprus "yeah haha"

Nikol "And then when i was in high school i realised that i had feelings for him but cannot say anything because i didnt want to loose our friendship so i choose not to say anything and we have been bestfriends ever since.. I didnt kno how he felt until we went to college.. Cyprus dropped his diary when he was running to his classroom, i picked it up and saw the bit saying "what should i do? should i tell her how i felt? its so hard because i love her so much and i dont want to lose our friendship" i was so shocked that we felt the same and cant believe that we have been hiding our feelings for years so i deicded to ask him out because i know hes very shy guy and he wont make any move so i did.. Here we are, we have been together for 3 years now".
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w112/havaianascookie/shykisses2.jpg

FashionFrenzy
25th Jun 2007, 5:31 AM
Cookie your sims are gorgeous especially Cyprus hes a cutie..

havaianascookie
25th Jun 2007, 7:57 AM
fashion frenzy thanks :D :D yea hes such a cutie thats why i picked him for my nikol :D
AND ur sim are gorguz!!!! :P
cookie

appelsapgodin
25th Jun 2007, 8:36 AM
Wow, so many lovely sims. And I love all the stories.

Can't enter myself, but I Pm-ed to be a judge.

emaone
25th Jun 2007, 12:37 PM
Cookie, your together shot is sooo cute! :D:D

h3nker
25th Jun 2007, 4:33 PM
This contest looks like so much fun! When is the application deadline? I might enter if I feel less jet-lagged, but I'll definitely be watching regardless. :)

Melodyway17
25th Jun 2007, 6:06 PM
Done my pics! :P And - NO! Kiyoshi isn't a teen sim - he's just really short, and Innocenzo is really tall! XD (stretch skeleton cheat)



http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a374/slayers23/other/Contests/HisnHer/InnocenzoCorviThumb.jpg (http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a374/slayers23/other/Contests/HisnHer/InnocenzoCorvi.jpg)
((Click for larger view! XD))

Name: Innocenzo Corvi
Age: 29
Location: Joanna Street 12, Rawenna

Personality: I've been told I'm a bit of a neatfreak, though I have yet to see any of this come through! I'm artistic - I work with paints, and what not! Er - I'm rather conservative, despite my appearance, and I'd rather read a good book, than hang out at a game or some other...

Brief History: Hmm - well, if you must know, my mother was part of a traveling group; kind of like a bazaar of outcasts I guess. When I was five, my mother left the group with a man she fell in love with and left me behind. I didn't really care much; the people in the group took care of me like any family would, and I learned a lot of tricks and skills from them. I don't keep in touch with them much any more, but for the present moment, I work as an artist in the day, and my night job -- well, let's just keep that a secret for now, shall we?

How your couple met - Innocenzo's side: Ah - now this is going to sound kind off-beat, but - I was dumped by my ex-girlfriend not too long ago, so I went out to a bar for a drink. I must've gotten myself drunk, cause I had mistaken Kiyoshi for a girl from behind, but he was cute, so I figured - hey, what the heck. I hadn't really expected myself to grow to liking him, actually....


http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a374/slayers23/other/Contests/HisnHer/KiyoshiTachibanaThumb.jpg (http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a374/slayers23/other/Contests/HisnHer/Kiyoshi.jpg)
((Click for larger view! XD))

Name: Tachibana, Kiyoshi (Kiyoshi Tachibana)
Age: 20
Location: Joanna Street 12, Rawenna

Personality: Inno says I'm pretty perky; I'd said I'm just a very sociable person, I like people. I go a little crazy if I can't talk to someone after a long period of time. I'm not quite as neat as Inno, but I do pick up after myself occasionally - otherwise, Inno will kill me if I don't very so often. I like to play a lot of games, but I have to usually call my friends up, since Inno isn't really into games.

Brief History: Eto... for my parents, I don't really know much about them. I think they died when I was just born. I've lived with a man called "Kazu"; whether that was his real name or not, I never did find out. I use to do a lot of strange tasks for him before I started living with Inno - I still do some of them, but I'm afraid I can't tell you what I do. I haven't even told Inno yet...

How your couple met - Kiyoshi's side: Typical - I'm attracted to women, but sometimes I'll do it with a guy, depending on my mood. Inno was just lucky that night when he approached me at the bar, so I let him take me away to a more 'private' area. I'm not quite sure what it was about him, but I got interested in him, and did a follow-up on him. I didn't think he would capture my heart so quickly.


http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a374/slayers23/other/Contests/HisnHer/InnocenzoKiyoshiThumb.jpg (http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a374/slayers23/other/Contests/HisnHer/InnocenzoKiyoshi.jpg)
((Click for larger view! XD))

TRIriana
25th Jun 2007, 10:15 PM
This contest looks like so much fun! When is the application deadline? I might enter if I feel less jet-lagged, but I'll definitely be watching regardless. :)

I'm liking the creativity coming out in your applications; its going to be tough for the judges to judge!

Application deadline, I will shoot for late 26th or the 27th, depending if there's any more interest until then.

We also have our last two judges. ^^.

FashionFrenzy
25th Jun 2007, 10:18 PM
Thanks Cookie

TRIriana
25th Jun 2007, 10:39 PM
Okay I've also added, to the initial post, a basic rundown of what you're going to be judged and not judged on.

emaone
26th Jun 2007, 4:32 AM
Noir : you couple looks so awesome together!! :D:D:D i love the wedding picture! very romantic! :D

bs624_SC
26th Jun 2007, 5:08 AM
I am going to enter... How long are you taking applacations (sp)

Noir
26th Jun 2007, 5:31 AM
Thanks em! I've played Riley for so long...they're my favorite couple =)

I loved your story and the pics were cool too.

TRIriana
26th Jun 2007, 10:52 AM
I am going to enter... How long are you taking applacations (sp)

4 posts above yours. ;)

Application deadline, I will shoot for late 26th or the 27th, depending if there's any more interest until then.

bs624_SC
26th Jun 2007, 1:44 PM
4 posts above yours. ;)

Well, i was wondering if you exactly knew...

Melodyway17
26th Jun 2007, 2:45 PM
Just wanted to say I got my pics done ^^; Sorry... *runs away*

DontDieKThx
26th Jun 2007, 2:49 PM
Just wanted to say I got my pics done ^^; Sorry... *runs away*
Your couple looks so interesting ^^ But your pics are a tad bit too big for forum limits.

bs624_SC
26th Jun 2007, 3:01 PM
Name Brooklyn Way
Age 20
Location Michigan
Personality She is very serious, but she loves to let loose. She takes her responsibilities very seriously.
Brief History
My family wasn't so wealthy, we lived pay check to pay check, but i also got everthing I needed. I married my High school sweetheart right out of high School. We were so in love, Jason State and part of me will always love him. I got pregnant, a couple days after the TRIPLETS where born, he was on his way to get me some coffee(Triplets must I say more) and he was killed in a car accident, the other driver was way over the limit, he was so unbeliveably drunk. So here I am 19 raising triplets all by myself, did I forget to mention that I am in Law school...
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p48/Bs624r/BrooklynState.jpg

Okay sweets your turn to introduce yourself

Name Henry Way
Age 22
Location Michigan
Personality I Love to spoil those I love, careing, but I can be a little lazy... No one is perfect!
Brief History I grew up in a pretty wealthy family, we don't have a multi-million dollar home, but we were doing pretty well. I am in med school and doing extermely well.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p48/Bs624r/HenryWay.jpg

How your couple met
*wispers* Well, thats alittle complicated, if you ask Brooklyn we met a couple months after her husband dies, but technically we met months before. You see after her husband dies, she begins calling a help line and yes, I was the counselor. When I met her in person I knew right away who she was, I mean its not a average story.. So I had helped her through the hardest time in her life, (not counting giving birth to triplets) but if you as her we met months after her husband deid, I belive that the triplets where 3 months old... We were in the grocery store.*wispers*
Henry why are you wispering, okay so I belive that the triplets where 3 months old... We were in the grocery store. I had Becca in my arms and Bliss and Blossom in the shopping cart. I was trying to reach something on the top shelf, Ohh what was it.
How could you forget this, remember it was a box of noodles.

Sorry, major brain mal-function. Okay now where was I, Okay i remember, I was trying to reach a box of noodles, with Becca in my hand and I just could not get it, so Henry comes up from behind me and grabs it and hands it to me and well, that is when the first seed was planted.

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p48/Bs624r/Snapshot-2.jpg
I love this photo, Brittany Harmony, is so much like her sisters.
And we continued the tradition and made a new one. Her first name begins with a "B" like her sisters.

[U] And we added a tradition, the secound part of her name begins with a "H" after her father...

Melodyway17
26th Jun 2007, 3:32 PM
Your couple looks so interesting ^^ But your pics are a tad bit too big for forum limits.

They do? :blink: I was sure I was in the 650 range at least for the width... meh, whatever, I'll go change it I guess >.>

DontDieKThx
26th Jun 2007, 3:34 PM
They do? :blink: I was sure I was in the 650 range at least for the width... meh, whatever, I'll go change it I guess >.>
:3 650 x 550, unfortunately.

Melodyway17
26th Jun 2007, 4:22 PM
Meh... I've always thought it was okay as long as the width never stretched the board >.> And it's not like they're super big, so they don't take long to load...

eeeeerm - TRIriana, any thoughts?

TRIriana
26th Jun 2007, 4:27 PM
Meh... I've always thought it was okay as long as the width never stretched the board >.> And it's not like they're super big, so they don't take long to load...

eeeeerm - TRIriana, any thoughts?

I would say resize them to forum limits so a mod doesn't take them down; and add a Click here for larger view or something with it. :). I've noticed a few people do that.

Bs624 your couple looks very cute!

Melodyway17
26th Jun 2007, 4:59 PM
Ah - okay, just means more work for me, lalalala~ >.> *scampers*

Edit: So I don't cause trouble for TRIriana, I've resized and linked my photos ^^; Sorry.... *runs*

bs624_SC
26th Jun 2007, 6:21 PM
Thanks, TRIriana
May last pic, isn't to big... Right!

fleesh
26th Jun 2007, 9:39 PM
Hi everyone, I'm the last judge :) Just thought I'd pop in and say hi and that all these apps look awesome so far! Looking forward to judging everyone.

emaone
27th Jun 2007, 8:30 AM
hey, is there going to eliminations to the first round? Just wondering. ;D
Noir: you're welcome :D

TRIriana
27th Jun 2007, 9:34 AM
hey, is there going to eliminations to the first round? Just wondering. ;D
Noir: you're welcome :D

Nope, I don't generally have cuts in the application round, so everyone's safe...for now. ;).

tyana
27th Jun 2007, 10:24 AM
Name: Nixie Heiss
Age: 20
Location: Washington, D.C
Personality: Outgoing, Blunt, Realistic, Bossy,
Brief History
I was raised by my father in Berlin, Germany in a small apartment. My mother died when I was 2 so I never really knew her. My father was a drunk which made me try to stay away from home as much as I could, so I basicly stayed with friends most of the time in between partying and school. When I was 15 II moved to the Netherlands with some friends until I was 17 then I moved back to Germany but to Munchen. Then met Christian we dated for a while then we moved to Washinton, D.C


http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c192/kanyewest_fan1/snapshot_d38dac2c_b38dc81c.jpg


Name: Christian Braunmann
Age: 27
Location: Washington, D.C
Personality: Serious, layed-back
Brief History
I was adopted by a wealth couple in germany when I was 2 years old. I grew up in Dusseldorf, Germany with my adopted family who already had 3 kids. After graduating out of college, I moved to Munchen to work as a chef. I allways I wanted to know who my really mother was, I loved my family in Germany but ever since I was young I kind of wished to meet my birth mother. So I had her tracked down and she was living in Washington, D.C so I went there to meet her and Nix came along and we like Washinton alot so we decided to move to it.


http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c192/kanyewest_fan1/snapshot_d38dac2c_538dc925.jpg



How your couple met?:
We met by some friends. A bunch of our friends brought Nixie to the restaurant I was working at, at the time. And after they ate they requested the waiter to go fetch me so I could meet her. She was 18 and I was 25, at first I wasn't sure if it was a good Idea to date some one so young but my friends said age doesn't really matter so I called her that night and asked her out and the rest is history.


http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c192/kanyewest_fan1/graffitti_4.jpg

emaone
27th Jun 2007, 11:57 AM
^^ Christian's hot :D

to Tririana : Phew. Thanks :D

Milkyway
27th Jun 2007, 7:51 PM
http://i19.tinypic.com/6c4yb2v.jpg
Name
Forrest Hills
Age
29
Location
London, England

Personality
Well, where to start? I guess I'm an okay guy. I've never really done anything to make people hate me, but of course some people didn't like me, not everyone is going to like you for some random reason. I love to make people laugh, it's what I do. I'll do a lot of things to make people laugh; I'll tell jokes, I'll do random funny things, I'll be utterly sarcastic, I'll do impersonations, but I won't make fun of someone. I can't stand being mean to people, but that doesn't mean I'm a pushover. I can stick up for myself, but I really can't intentionally be mean to another person. It's pretty much a miracle that I feel that way, considering the way I grew up, but we won't talk about that just yet. Music is pretty much my life, and yeah I know everyone says that nowadays, but I really mean it. If I didn't have music, I wouldn't have anything. I've made myself into the person I am today by music and discipline to play that music. I play the guitar, piano, and I sing quite a lot. I was in a couple bands when I was in my old High School. We played a few shows, it was greatest feeling on earth. Having all those people watching you and listening to you, taking in your words and your songs and pretty much your inner-most feelings. I love playing shows in front of big crowds, but I can't play one-on-one. I've only played one-on-one for two people in my entire life. I like to hang out, but I haven't done much of that in a long time. I guess that's all I can really explain about myself before I start sounding conceited.

Brief History
I was born to a slightly wealthy family of middle class heirtage, although my father acted like he was blue-blooded. My parents, Anna Moore-Hills and Richard Hills, were strict Christians, but I never really practised a religion. I was bought up like a feel gentleman, taught manners and civilized ways of life at the pure age of 3 [ahem...]. When I spoke out about my wish to train to become a professor, my parents strongly supported me, and got me a position as a student teacher in the local university.

How We Met - Forrest's Story
I was training to be a teacher at the Nelson University when I first saw Makenzi. She was in my physic's class [well, I say my, but I was only an assistant at the time]. She caught my eye and I chatted to her after class. When she had to leave for her next class, she handed me a slip of paper with her phone number. I couldn't bring up the courage to call her for the next couple of days, but I finally did. I'm so glad I did too. She invited me over to her place, and I gladly accepted. I can't cook to save my life, you see. I turned out great and look at us now! Married and expecting our first child.

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Name
Makenzi Nicole Sun-Hills
Age
21
Location
London, England

Personality
Unpredictable, to wrap me up in one word. I believe in making your own personality and doing things for myself. I dress in what I want and I doesn't mind causing controversy over my opinions and actions--in fact, I thrive on it. I'm is artistic and musically inclined, enjoying the sound of my guitar and humming songs I make up in my head. I'm rebellious, and enjoy making people wonder about what I'll do next. However, I don't usually do harsh things just for entertainment--usually it's for my friends or to get something I really want. The most important things in life to me are friends and family. I'm loyal to both. Although sometimes I regret their decisions, I'll back them up, no matter what--because they are my family and I love them. I'm spunky and fun. I have a love for life and an energy about living that tends to hide all my pain. Only those who dig deep enough can find the heartbroken girl behind the energetic mask. I'm funny, cute and fun to be around...when you get to know me I'll make your heart ache and accelerate.

Brief History
I have completely British roots, born and raised in the countryside until my 18th birthday by my single mum, Karriann Sun. My father was a one night fling, and don't get me wrong, I love my mum and she ain't at all slutty. She made a big mistake, but she doesn't resent me. At least, I don't think she does. I turned 18 and packed my bags, then moved to university. When I left I married Forrest, and now we're expecting our first child.

How We Met - Makenzi's Story
I met Forrest at my University when I was 18. He was a student teacher, learning to be a professor [Uck! They were all so old and wrinkly, right old bangers] He was eight years older than me, but acted like a little kid. I chatted to him after my class, then gave him my number, hoping he'd call. When I didn't receive a call the next day, I got a little scared. What if he didn't actually like me and was too polite to say so? But it turns out he was scared of calling! I don't bite, ya know ;)

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TRIriana
27th Jun 2007, 10:40 PM
Round I

The Meeting That Changed Everything


I'm sure you all remember the snippets of information you gave regarding how your couples met and began those first forays into a relationship? I thought so! Well for the first Round you get to elaborate on that. As long as you follow the story you gave in the Application Round, then everything will run swimmingly.

Pictures
You can use 4 to 6 pictures to show your couples' first meeting; and these can be taken in-game or Photoshopped, whichever you feel most comfortable with.

Writing
I tend not to give a maximum number of paragraphs, but minimum try and write at least a paragraph. You can use first person, third person, screenplay style - again, whatever you feel most comfortable using.


Deadline
27th June - 1st July

tyana
28th Jun 2007, 12:40 AM
^^ Christian's hot :D
lol thanx emaone Teagan is extremly beautiful

emaone
28th Jun 2007, 2:35 AM
^^ ur welcome tyana =).
Anyway Tririana, round one sounds great! cant wait to get started :D

BetteBob
28th Jun 2007, 2:38 AM
quick question. my sims are adults but they met as teens, how would I go about taking pics of them as teens? they were both born in game so I can't recreate them in CAS.

happycowlover
28th Jun 2007, 2:38 AM
I can't wait either! I'll start on my entry probably by tomorrow Tri.

Bette, you could use InSim and age them down to teens, take your pics, then age them back up to adults.

FashionFrenzy
28th Jun 2007, 2:39 AM
im about to get started now.. cant wait...

bs624_SC
28th Jun 2007, 4:13 AM
I love this idea...Going to get started know.

Melodyway17
28th Jun 2007, 5:13 AM
Ooooo - sounds interesting :D Hmmm, 4-6 pictures... that shall be a challenge, as it's my norm to have like 20 for a chapter :laugh:

Shall go set up now! :D

tlkrn_SC
28th Jun 2007, 5:41 AM
The Meeting That Changed Everything...

Aneesa: "I enjoy telling the story of how we met because I think we were destined to be in that library at the same time, or else we may have never ended up together! Can you imagine?" *sigh*
Roman: "She saw my hot body and knew she wanted me!! She attacked me...she was an animal you should have seen her!"
Aneesa: "Oh hush! You know that's not exactly the way it happened - let me tell this story! I had final exams coming up and things in my dorm were hectic, as usual. So, I decided the best place for me to study and be able to concentrate was at the campus library! Boy was I wrong!!"

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Aneesa: "I had been studying for a couple of hours when all of a sudden this.....well, flash goes zooming by me! I got so distracted by the ...um, sight that I totally forgot what I had just been reading!"
Roman: "see, I told ya, she knew I was hot!!"

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Aneesa: "I spent a few more minutes at the library, but really didn't get too much accomplished. I kept looking around to see where Roman had gone. I was hoping he hadn't left yet. I packed up my books and started walking home when I hear someone yelling from behind. I glaced over my shoulder and saw that it was Roman! I was so nervous, I was afraid I might pass out right there!! He came up to me and gave me a handful of daisys he had picked. I just about melted right there. I mean, that was the sweetest thing any guy had ever done for me!"
Roman: "Yeah, I know chicks dig flowers!"

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Aneesa: "What he's not telling you is that after he gave me those flowers, he walked me back to my dorm and asked me on a date for the next night. Oh my! Of course I accepted. We met up downtown and had a very nice dinner where we spent time just getting to know each other better. Then, we we went for a romantic walk on the peir and watched the sunset, just holding each other. It was a perfect moment in time!"
Roman: "Then we went back to my room...to get to know each other even better!!" *wink*
Aneesa: *shaking head* "You're hopeless, but I love ya!"

FashionFrenzy
28th Jun 2007, 6:20 AM
your entry is great tlkrn

TRIriana
28th Jun 2007, 8:26 AM
quick question. my sims are adults but they met as teens, how would I go about taking pics of them as teens? they were both born in game so I can't recreate them in CAS.

If you don't want to use InSim or have it in order to use it, there's the AgeSimsCheat [on/off] that you could use in game. :) Alternately, take the pics of them as adults and just say they're teens, if you don't want to use cheats or hacks in-game. :).

Tklrn your entry is so sweet!

cassieandra
28th Jun 2007, 10:57 AM
The meeting that changed everything..

Arielle: "I like our first meeting story! I find it funny when you tell it, so I'll tell it ok baby?"

Gerard: "Kay."

Arielle: "Well we first met in highschool when Gerard first moved here. As soon as he walked in I could feel the chemistry! I mean I was the one Gerard first looked at. Haha!"

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Gerard: "Anyway... I thought she was pretty spunky!! I mean really! Can you blame me?"

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"But all she wanted to do was talk about school!"

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Arielle: "Shh... I had to make a good first impression! But actually we did become friends pretty quickly."

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Gerard: "Anyway this was our first unofficial first date. Pretty corny but I was broke! I mean I'd only just moved here."

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Arielle: "It was pretty sweet though. It was our favourite tree after all... But it was a moment I'll remember forever *kisses Gerard*

Gerard: "You know if I never moved here we wouldn't be about to get married and I wouldn't be the happiest man on Earth either."

Arielle: "Aww! Thanks babe. *Turns to inverviewer* We'll invite you to our wedding ok?" *Hugs Gerard... Again.*

TRIriana
28th Jun 2007, 11:17 AM
Okay I've added the deadline to the initial post, under the Round I information and to #68 over on page 3.

The deadlines for each Round, for the entrants and the judges dates are also up. :).

tlkrn_SC
28th Jun 2007, 4:03 PM
your entry is great tlkrn

Thanks! It's not the best, but I'm leaving for the beach tomorrow, so I wanted to get it posted before I left!

tyana
29th Jun 2007, 4:04 AM
Nixie
The first time I saw Christian I thought he was the finest thing I have ever seen. In my mind I was thinking, "Hmmm never had a piece of dark chocolate befor!" lol. I knew he was gonna be mine by the end of the week because if he wouldn't of called me I know I would get his from someone and call him.
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So before he had to get back to work I got and made sure to give him my number and told him to call me and then I turned around and started walking out the door.
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Chrsitian
After getting off work I went home, I couldn't get Nixie out of my mind, I kept think about her. I tried everything to get her out my mind I took a shower I cleaned my room, I even cooked a pie lol that was good pie. But I still couldn't get her out of my mind. So I layed on my bed pending whether or not to call her and ask her out. And while I was think about her more and more I just couldn't stop smiling so I decided I would call her in the morning. So I turned out the light and went to bed.
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So before I got ready to go to work I found the piece of paper with her number on it. Then I dialed 5-3-2-5-5-5-3-3-3-3. And then she pick-up and said, "Hallo!" in a delightfully soft voice. The I said, " hey it's Christian I was wonderin if you would like to go out Saturday?" and she said yes.
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So when Saturday came I was sort of nervous but not that much since we've been talking on the phone alot. So I took her out to a nice restaurant ( not the crap shack I work in) and I still remeber what she ordered. She order the leberkas and I ordered the fried chicken. So after eating we went to a night club and danced and drank good beer all night long.http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c192/kanyewest_fan1/snapshot_d38dac2c_53900abd.jpg

bs624_SC
29th Jun 2007, 4:21 AM
Henry: Brooklyn, I have to use the restroom so why don't you tell the story.
Brooklyn: Sure, I never get tried of telling this story.
(Henry leaves for the bathroom)
Brooklyn: Ok… I had accidentally bumped into Henry when I first entered the store, but I kept going… 35 minutes later…

(SUDDENLY ITS HAPPENING RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU)


Brooklyn: Stupid box of noodles, shhh… Becca we are almost done.
(Brooklyn stops trying, when all of a sudden Henry comes up from behind her and grabs the box.)
Henry: Here Miss…Looked like you needed a little help.
Brooklyn: Thanks so much, I am so tired.

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Henry: I guess I should be on my way, I am sure there father will be back soon and you will be wanting to get home
(Suddenly Brooklyn gets very quiet)
Henry: Sorry, did I say something.
Brooklyn: No, its not you… Its just that my husband died about 3 months ago.
(Brooklyn puts Becca in the cart with her sisters.)
Henry: I am so very sorry. Here is my phone number, I have volunteered as a greif counseler. Why don't you give me a call if you ever need help or just want to talk.

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(Brooklyn turns around and leaves, Henry doesn’t take his eyes off of her.)

(SUDDENLY YOU ARE BROUGHT BACK TO REALITY)

Brooklyn: My heart was beating so fast. I am surprised I made any sense. I wonder where Henry is... Maybe I should go find him.

(Brooklyn gets up to go find Henry)

Just then Henry returns.

Henry: Is she gone? Okay, I need to a just her story just a tiny bit. We first met just after her husband deid, she began calling a help line...

(SUDDENLY ITS HAPPENING RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU)

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(SUDDENLY YOU ARE BROUGHT BACK TO REALITY)


Henry: A few more phone calls and she no longer thought she couldn't handle it. The reason I don't tell her about the calls, is because she trusted the person on the other side of the phone call and I don't want to break that trust. Then 3 months later we met in the store, her story....

Brooklyn comes back

Brooklyn: Where were you, I went looking for you.

They kiss, Awwww.

Kakashi_Hatake_SC
29th Jun 2007, 6:52 AM
The Meeting

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Cliff-I remember finding Albel locked up in that dungeon, he was a mess and there was alot of blood under him. I knew that he needed help, when I first went in there he was completely unconcious.

Albel-I'm not sure how long Cliff was there standing over me, but when I came to I saw him. His figure was so blurry at first, my head was pounding as was the rest of my body. When I came fully awake I begged him to get me out of there.

Cliff-I wasn't sure if I should help him or not after hearing his plea, as he was on the opposite side we were in a war-torn country. But I couldn't resist him, he was so hurt and looked so pathetic, definantly not the same Albel that we had fought against.

Albel-I remember trying to stand up so I could walk out with him, but that waasn't happening.

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Cliff-I scooped him up into my arms, Klausians are pretty strong and Albel was so weak. I could feel his rib-cage, I had to get him out of there or i knew he'd die.

Albel-I remember thoes big-strong arms of his lifting me. I clung to him for dear life as he carried me out of that detestable place.

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Cliff-I brought him back to the city of Aquios with me. Yes straight into enemy territory, Nel and Fayt thought I was nuts once they seen who I was carrying. We all knew Albel's reputation for being ruthless and cruel.

Albel-I remember him sitting on a couch with me, I was so sore and tired. I laid down and used his lap for a pillow, he didn't seem to mind. Things just fell into place after that. He took me to Japan with him, and we moved into a gorgeous home.

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Cliff-Things went well for us, a few days after we arrived in Japan I cooked him some lobster. He recovered pretty quickly, I was happy and something else was happening between us.

Albel-Cliff takes care of me, he keeps me safe, keeps me fed and he loves me with every ounce of his being. And I love him as well, he's the first person other than my father that I've loved this much. I'm also reforming some, Cliff says I'm not the cold, nasty Albel that I was when we were on opposite sides. Being in love and having someone love you, definantly changes you.

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Cliff-Meeting Albel has changed my life, I love him with every part of me. I'll do anything to keep him safe, and I'll protect him and our family with my life.

Albel-I'll do the same, Cliff is my world, my life, and my heart and soul. My family means everything to me, especially Nel she's my other love. Ironically she's from Elicoor as well. Cliff was on the same side as she was, she trailed us to Japan and now lives with us. Cliff, Nel and I have three children between us. Things have definantly gotten a whole lot better since we moved to Japan and our lives just keep getting better and better.

((Finished finally ~.^ ))

tyana
29th Jun 2007, 8:05 AM
Kakashi_Hatake, I love your pics think yours are just so much fun I can't wait for the text

Melodyway17
29th Jun 2007, 4:32 PM
Notes: Being a writer, I'm a little spastic sometimes, and tend to go off on random tangent - Sorry! Also, I'm dyslexia, so if there are some grammer/spelling errors, again - sorry.

*Nii-san - generally means 'big-brother', but in this case, Kiyoshi is referring to Innocenzo as a 'young' man in his early 20's

The Meeting That Changed Everything...
((Please Click pictures for bigger views!!))


--Innocenzo--

Ah - the time I first met Kiyoshi seems, uh - rather shallow no matter how many levels you look at it. Even though it seems kind of impossible to sprout a relationship just from a one-night stand, it happened.


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See - it was just right after Jing (my ex-girlfriend) dumped me hard. I was pretty much a wreck from the break-up, so a couple of my comrades decided to take me out for a drink at bar Stapplin'. Bunch of great guys (and gal - that lady on the end is Yuichi's wife; a great woman), but - I'm side tracking...


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I'm not really a heavy drinker, nor do I really drink moderately, but I guess the break-up with Jing really shook me to the bones. This is what you would call your typical 'drink-myself-to-death' just to forget about her. While my memory is a bit blurred about that night, I remember turning to the girl next to me...


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Well... I thought it was girl. I think it took me three times to look at them before realizing they were male. That was the first time I laid eyes on Kiyoshi. He must have been pretty shocked when I just suddenly turned to him and began hitting on him; I'm fairly certain what little common sense I had left was screaming at me to just mutter some kind of apology and walk away, but - hey, I was staring at Kiyoshi the entire time. He was cute for a guy, so I turned those 'warning voices' off and started whispering nonsense to him.


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At first I thought he'd punch me or something and walk away cursing me, or other. He didn't - he actually smirked at me and started flirting back with me...

"Nii-san* - do you want to play with me tonight?"

I shudder with excitment at his voice - no one's ever talked to me like that before with such a suggestive tone. I didn't even bother to tell my comrades where I was going, or that I was even going anywhere; I just wanted - to be with this kid, that's all I thought about then...


--Kiyoshi--

I had finally gotten a night off from the tasks Kazu gives me - and I wasn't about to waste it at home. I had went to bar Stapplin' because I heard it had some good prey there; there were some pretty good catches, but Inno caught my attention. I was surprised he even propositioned me in the first place - he didn't seem to be into guys, or the type to look for a one-nighter.


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I made him the offer and he accepted without even a second thought. We took his truck over to a hotel close by, and well - I'm sure you can fantasize what happened between us. Come the morning, I let him sleep in, figuring he'd have one h*** of a headache. My plan was to wash up, dress and just simply walk out the door, leaving a note behind for him. I hadn't expected him to wake up so soon. Judging from his expression, he definitely - didn't remember anything from last night. Fairly certain he wasn't expecting to see another guy in the shower.



--Innocenzo--

As I've said - my memory is a bit foggy about that night, but walking in on Kiyoshi in the shower was a bit of shocker. I could have assumed something else happened last night if the evidence of our clothing scattered around the floor wasn't there. I could only stand there, stumbling over my words as Kiyoshi finished showering, dried off, pick up his clothes and dressed, then walked over to me and said,

"Thank you for last night."

and walked out the door. It took me a while to recover from the shock, but I gathered my clothes, dressed and headed on out for home. I prayed to myself that this would all eventually pass, and I'd never have to remember this night again.


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It's funny though, how your mind and body work - even though I have no interest in guys, I couldn't stop myself from thinking about Kiyoshi. I was actually cursing myself for not remembering that night due to drunken-ness. There was something - something about his eyes that drawed me into him; if there was one thing I couldn't forget about Kiyoshi, it was his eyes.

Just when I thought I'd never see or find him again, he showed up two weeks later at my door. How he even found me when we never even introduced ourselves, is a mystery beyond me, but - I was kind of glad he came.


--Kiyoshi--

It's strange - as I've said before, I'm attracted to women, but when I don't feel like being gentle or soothing, I'll do it with men, since it's easier. I've been with a few men in the past, but never had any of them peeked my interest before. Inno really was just special since that night; it took a while to find his address, since I didn't know his name, but it was well worth searching for him.

"... I - want to move in with you!" He blinked at me.

"E-excuse me?"

"I want to move in with you - live here, in this place!"

"Hold up! I don't even know you - what makes you think you can just 'move-in' like that?!"

"My name is Tachibana, Kiyoshi - I'm 20 years old, jobless at the moment, and I have no where to go; so please?"

It was mostly a lie, but he still looked at me dumbfounded, like he couldn't believe I was really homeless. I feel a bit bad about lying to him like that, but he took me, and we've been living together since then.

FashionFrenzy
29th Jun 2007, 6:42 PM
"Kaleshia" Well lets see, when where and how we meet you say?, Me and David meet at a club, i forgot the name of the club....

David P.U.R.E, Honey

Kaleshia Oh yea ok, now back to the story although the first time i saw him was at the hospital the first time we meet was at the club. He was on the electrodance spehere thingy and it was clear he didnt know what he was doing. But i shouldnt Go!! anyways like although i thought he was making a fool out of his self..

David Ah, thats not nice

Kaleshia Oh. sorry honey

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K:Once he got off the electrodance thingy i asked him was he the guy i saw from the hospital about 2weeks ago. He replied with a yes and asked me could he buy me a drink.. and me being flirty and wanting to get to know him, couldnt refuse the offer now could I?

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K: While at the bar we talked about, how things had been since our fathers death. he told me that he had joined the military and i told him that i had joined the Law Enforcement team. That night we also realized how much we had in common.

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K: After talking at the bar, he asked me to sneak out to the front of the club. When we went outside he told me to hold on as he got a bag of marshmellows out his car and 2 sticks off the ground. We stood out there toasting marshmellows and laughing about childhood embarassements from our teen years and all of our plans for our own future.
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Kaleshia: After that he volunteered to take me home. As he politely asked if i would attend with him for a date to a social gathering called "the Military Ball". It was all sorts of fun. about 2 years after we were married staying in a 2 bedroom condo. Later i was pregnant with Desiray. Now were still holding strong having bought a bigger house and are raising our twins Dashun and Daziya and our oldest daughter Desiray.

FashionFrenzy
29th Jun 2007, 6:43 PM
I love everbodys entries, the story has you wanting to read more.

Kakashi_Hatake_SC
29th Jun 2007, 6:52 PM
Finally finsihed my Round 1, I had to mention Nel since she is the other important person in Albel's life. My story is a bit different than it was in the Star Ocean game, this is pretty much my version that i've used for RPG online and such.

DontDieKThx
29th Jun 2007, 6:54 PM
This might be a little lengthy, I'm sorry. D:

|Liam...|

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Liam still wasn't sure as to why he had decided to come to this stupid party, anyway.

The food left a bad aftertaste; the decor of the place was not only tacky but possibly cancerous; and the other party guests seemed to lack any sense of good hygiene.

But, worst of all, no one was talking to him...and as much of a social loner as Liam was, he secretly hated being the one who everyone ignored. He knew his appearance tended to be a little "unique", to say the least, and that his inclination to be more of a listener than a talker often got in the way of good conversation, but he still thought that someone should at least try to burst into his private bubble and make contact with him....no matter how much it looked like that was the last thing he would ever want.

About a listless, moderately uneventful hour passed, Liam began to wonder why he hadn't left yet. The door was wide open, and other than Laura-- his sole college buddy-- no one would even notice he had left. At the moment, Laura was running around in a drunken state attempting to catch one of the roosters someone had brought in, and so it seemed the perfect opportunity to return to his secluded, quiet dorm. And yet...Liam realized he didn't really want to. He hated the whole party scene, but he was tired of being alone in his room with only his muse and imagination to keep him company. Wistfully, he thought of all the places he could learn to be more than just a melancholy geek who was no more used to college life now than he was the first day of freshman year.

Sighing, he stood against a dirty wall and pretended that he preferred to be the only one who wasn't laughing and dancing and having a good time. Why would he ever want to associate with this crowd of immature freaks, anyway? He was much better off just being by himself, all alone, thinking angry, potentially psychopathic thoughts...

And that's when Rahim had decided to join the fun.
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From what Liam had gleaned from overhearing what other people said about him, the man's name was Rahim Faure and he was a bit older than most college students...but that didn't mean he didn't know how to party. He had only been here for about a year or two, but he was all ready well-loved by just about everyone on campus...except for Liam, of course. The moment Rahim walked on, Liam was dead set on completely ignoring him.

Funny how difficult that turned out to be.

|Rahim...|


Rahim waltzed into the blaring dorm expecting to mingle, dance, and drink the night away at a yet another completely out-of-control party. This event seemed a lot smaller than most he inhabited, but that was no problem-- Rahim could always make any social gathering turn into something no one would soon forget.

"Rahim!" A girl shrieked from somewhere in the crowd, and after analyzing her for a few moments as she grinned a little too amiably at him, he recognized her as the brunette who sat next to him in Automotive Engineering. He waved and smiled back while trying to think of what in the world the girl's name could be...Sarah? Lilly?

"I'm Laura, from your AET class...remember me?" She grinned even wider, if that was possible, and suddenly reached for Rahim's hand while pulling him towards a young man he had noticed once or twice in the halls.

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He remembered thinking the man was quite cute, and coming this close to the blonde seemed to prove his previous conclusion correct. "Rahim, did I ever introduce you to my friend Liam? He's pretty moody, but he's nice enough once you get to know him." Within moments, she was gone again, and so Rahim was left to talk to this man who seemed like he really didn't want to be here.

"I've seen you around," He said, attempting to 'break the ice'. He didn't really like to talk to people who weren't as outgoing as he was, but there was something about Liam that made Rahim want to crack through the blonde's shell. "You're majoring in sociology or something, right?"

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The man nodded, but he didn't seem to want to actually open his mouth and speak. "Come on, I won't bite!" Rahim joked, leaning in a little to peer closer at Liam's face. He was wearing such strange-looking makeup, and yet, Rahim found that intriguing. He wondered why he had never bothered talking to Liam before.

With more difficulty than he would have imagined, Rahim steered Liam towards a sofa that seemed to be made out of a car seat, and they slowly but steadily began to talk. At first, it was about things that they both couldn't care less about-- the weather, their classes, the appalling state of the men's restroom.
As time wore on they soon found themselves talking about each other.


|Liam...|
He couldn't believe it.

He, Liam Abbots, was actually talking to someone. Not any someone, either, but a popular and cute guy. Furthermore, it wasn't even against his will.

Liam, needless to say, had completely stunned himself.

"You know..." Rahim said while keeping a hand on Liam's shoulder, "you're gorgeous. Has anyone ever mentioned that before?" Liam considered lying, but he then remembered how bad a liar he always had been.

"No, not really. I don't really like what I'm wearing, anyway...I was going to wear my favorite pair of plaid plants, but I didn't see what the point was. Other than Laura, I don't even know anyone here." Liam cursed himself for blushing and stuttering so much at such a small compliment, but, fortunately, Rahim didn't seem to notice.

"Let me see them," Rahim said.

"What?"

"Let me see your jeans."

"Can't you already...?"

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"No, I mean, closer." Rahim bent down and grasped Liam's foot, bringing it onto his thigh and forcing Liam to hold onto the sofa for support. "These are really nice, too." He said as he inspected the fabric, letting go of Liam's foot; for some reason or another, Liam didn't feel like putting it back onto the ground. "But you should've worn the plaid ones. They look beautiful on you." Liam suddenly found himself encased in Rahim's arms, the darker man's face less than an inch away from his own.

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"I...." Liam suddenly and inexplicably was feeling uncomfortable being this close to someone who he didn't even know. "I think I have to go now..."

"To my house, I'm assuming...I was thinking of heading there myself in just a few moments."

Liam hadn't even thought he'd be going anywhere near Rahim's house tonight, but he wasn't going to miss out on this opportunity. He had long become tired of living life from the sidelines.

"Um, yeah...yeah, I'd love to."

He didn't know it then, but in a few years he would be referring to this day as the beginning of his happy ending.

JoeSims
29th Jun 2007, 6:59 PM
Sneh you are bound to win a star if you stick with storytelling contest because you are really good at that. Your stories are always good. And so are the pictures. If I were a judge you already know!

DontDieKThx
29th Jun 2007, 7:32 PM
Sneh you are bound to win a star if you stick with storytelling contest because you are really good at that. Your stories are always good. And so are the pictures. If I were a judge you already know!

:] Thanks joe, that means a lot to me. Maybe you should be a judge :P

happycowlover
29th Jun 2007, 8:02 PM
Wow Sneh, you've got a very nice entry! Love the cute penguins in the firts shot. LOL

TRIriana
29th Jun 2007, 10:45 PM
I'm really enjoying reading everyone's entries. ^^.

We have over half the Round I entries in and just under two days to go!

emaone
30th Jun 2007, 1:48 AM
The diary of Teagan Daniels. back in June 2004.

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Dear diary,

Three words, I'm in love. I know this is really rare for me, but remember that audition I told you about the other day. Yeah, it's finally over and guess what. Uhuh, you're looking at Britain's next rising actress. The cast was finally over for the Prince and Pauper and I would be meeting by Prince. I rang Kelsie to ask her about 'him'. Kelsie's my personal assistant so she got to see him first before I could. I asked her if I should dress my best just incase you know, he was wealthy and charming and all even though it was one casual meeting, but Kelsie was like ' Eugh! he's a piece of trash, not horrible but so not your type, . What can I say, I turst Kelsie! I love her, but I guess I shouldnt had diary!!! Me, trusting Kelsie, wore plain baggy jeans and an old tank top I found. Completely without make-up, my hair pulled in a bun and a hat I also wear at home, went over to see him. My eyes totally dropped out when I saw him! Diary he was one 'hunk!' He was so gorgeous and charming and sooo my type! I almost froze as I looked down at my dressing. I could almost kill as a boy! Kelsie stood there smiling introducing me to him. I tossed her one hard glare diary! I mean , my first day, I actually fell in love. (love at first sight =) and I had made one lousy impression of his. Diary, It seemed that the guy, is Philipp Fulham, a very decent, well-brought up young man.! he was perfect diary! Just my man! He's graduated all ready though, but get this! He can speak lots of languages and his accents are adorable. Not to mention that killer smile.

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Dear diary,

The next day on the set wasnt anything about shooting yet. It was all those press calls and interviews and photoshots. Philipp didnt even notice me diary! I mean, I coudnt help noticing everything of his while he modelled, but he didnt even notice me! He only said 'hello' then walked away! Even when I had to do my photoshot, he didnt stay, instead he went over to answer the interviews! I tried everythin diary! dress my best, act all you know, but NO!
Darn. :( I mean, we had lots of common, according to his profile. Sssh, yeah I did sort of sneak in through his profile and we have like lots in common. We both love art, football!, children, and he's caring and aww, diary, I just want to attract his so much. He's a high graduate and the best part is, he's a bachelor!!! :D:D:D Oh and the only thing he's ever probably said to me was 'do you like hats?" i mean, how lame is that? I guess the only thing he' noticed from me, is my obsession towards hats. Lol, cant blame me. :D atleast he looks at me. :D

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Dear diary,

*screams* Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!!! Guess what! he talked to me! he talked to me!!! he talked to me!! he complimented me diary!!! Aaaah! the moment he left I scribbled his name all over my notebook. Childish huh? I know, but diary!! he talked to me! he complimented me!!! *screams* diary, I just cant stop smiling. THe smile he put on my face since mid day . has not faded ever since then! Okay, okay I'm calming down. *breathes in, breathes out* OKay, to begin with, I gave Brit a call, she's doing okay so far In New Jesey with Sam. OKay now to begin with my dream! *Screams* *calms down*, I was just plainly sitting, well standing in my dressing rom, sketching a pic for Brit's birthday when suddenly I heard a voice. His voice.
"That's a great potrait you got there."
I twirled around and was surprised diary! He was there! He was there, looking at my photo all the time, or probably the whole time I actually painted it!
"how long have you been here?" I actually stammered that sentance, I was soo nervous! I mean, he was sooo gorgeous there by my door frame, still in his set outfit.
"Pretty long, maybe long enough..."
He was teasing me diary! the way he said it sounded so ... oh my gosh!. He let out that sheepish grin of his. Diary, I could go berserk or faint at that time. He was strictly Ice-melting! :D
"Okay.." i breathed out and continued painting. THen he asked me what the portrait was all about and I told him it was for Brit. He examined it for a while before he took my hand! My hand diary! he took my hand! His embrace was simply die-hard-for. He took my hand!! and held my paintbrush!! then he taught me a few strokes and tones. It was amazing diary! He was not only my man! but he was also my Leonardo Da vinci! he's amazing! He helped me out for a while. He probably thought i was a lunatic since I kept silence the whole way, only nodding at his questions. By lunch break, he had to leave diary! Those minutes with him felt like heaven.!
"See you around Teagan". He grinned then left without a sound. He knew my name diary! he knew my name!i know i sound like a young girl but well of course he knew my name i was his co star, but the way he said it diary, was just... beautiful.


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Dear diary,

He. asked. me . out. I know! I know! I bet you know exactly what this mean. I mean he didnt really kiss me or anything. We just hung out like um friends you know, but he asked me out! everyone knows that's a beginnig to a 'relationship' now isnt it? PLus, guess where he asked me to. La Beouf's! THe famous French restaurant which was, indeed carpeted by couples! I mean diary, can you believe it! we're actually talking right now and we're hanging out daily now! There's been rumours going on. I take it seriously a little. LOL, a typical new star but Philipp's just laughing it. WHo knows, maybe he actually likes me :D Okay I dont really have my hopes up yet, but diary he has been showing outward romance points!!! He's getting romantic and romantic everyday!! I just dont know how life would be when i leave him after the whole shooting thing, but lets just love the present and forget the future first! :D Oh, i sent Britney the photo and she loved it. SHe pratically screamed when I told her about this! Diary, guess what. I am going to get my official first kiss with Philipp Fulham tomorrow. That's right. We're shooting the last scene. THe scene where the Prince dies and the paupers commit love. I know the kiss would probably not be real but he'll me!!! He'll actually kiss me with those awesome, ice-cold lips of his!!! I read the script and i love everyline!I kept on rehearsing it online with my sis Sam, and she's calling me crazy. I mean, I love the lines!! THey;re so romantic I practically memorised them in a day! I cant wait to say it/act it out to Philipp tomorrow! He may take it as an 'act' but who knows! Plus, it would be yummy to actually kiss those lips! :D Oh and to finish my entry for today, let me quote a few lines we said just now at the outing.

"Teagen Daniels, you're not the usual girls I see.."

My heart was like, what girls have he seen. But he was a posh boyt, he did probably see all those 'posh' girls.

"you're unique, smart and beautiful.."
then without knowing it he made a toast.
"to us"


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Dear diary,

"i love you.."
"I, love you too."

That was the last lines Philipp and I articulated before the director signalled cut. Okay, first of all it was incredible! he was indeed yummy! very yummy actually. WHen the director called out 'cut', he opened his eyes and stared back up at me. I grinned and wiped my fake tears and we got up. Diary...let's rewind with what happens before. =))

rewind, rewind, rewind

'and action!'
Philipp reaches out for my cheek. Yeah it's absaloutely dramatic but he did! and i shivered. He said his lines. You know, those last words some people would say before they actually died. It's amazing but i think it's too long to be written down. Anyway, he said those lines. I couldn help but act crying. I mean, maybe it was real, because thw whole time he said it, it felt...real. You know, I was soo engrossed it in, i actually started crying myself.
"No you're not going to die!" I shouted out taking his hand.
He choked a bit and shook his head. "I..am.."
"No, you cant!" I cried, "you cant!! you cant..not.." and yeah the lines goes on. Until the final one came, Philipp made a few chokes.
"I love you.." he breathed out..
Sobbing hard, i squeaked my lines out. " I love you too.."
Then he gives me a weak grin. This was the part. the part for the kissing scene. THen, nervous, heart beating like a thousand times, I leaned down and kissed him. I could have sworn he kissed me back.It felt like heaven diary! I mean, for the first time, I actually felt like the camera's weren't all there anymore.I felt reality. It wasnt some fantasy anymore. I felt true love . His kiss was full of sparks. Fear and misery were taken away. I loved it diary. I know i sound dramatic up there, but diary. Seriously, it was a dream.

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Dear diary...

I am in Love
OKay, so before I explode which i would do anytime now, I'll write to you all about how I fell madly, truly, deeply in love.
The final scene was cut. I swore Philipp gave me one of his killer smiles before letting my hand from his and walked of the set and to his dressing room. My face was either scarlet or full red!!!! As my personal assistants and managers came up to me to usher me to my dressing room, my girl maids were squealing and repeating the words 'Chemistry to me' I mean, yeah maybe I could feel it somewhere deep down. lol. But , Boy was I flushing red as a tomato!!!! I knew we were meant to be,diary. It just needed time.
Anyway, later, my girl maids and my PA's finally left the rooom to get some business done. I was left a lone. I sat on my bed just reading through an old book I brought when he door behind me opened. From my mirror, I saw him.
He stood there still gorgeous in his outfit, grinning at me. I gave him a smile which lead him to sit next to me on my bed.
"So.." he began. My body quivered. "did you mean those words you said to me?"
My mind was racing through about a thousand words. I mean, words? what words!? Examining my look, he continued.
"the words you said to me on set."
Well duh i meant it! I mean even if I didnt, i couldnt say no! no girl could say no with that charm he had. I opened my mouth to answer, but nothing came out.
"because I know I did.." that was what he said diary!! he said he meant it! He loved me!!! I couldnt say a thing. My mouth went dry. My saliva perished just like that! THen without knowing it diary, without thinking on how stupid I would look, I kissed him.
Yes. Kissed him. Kissed him. It was unbelievable diary! he was such a great kisser! he was absaloutely yummy!! I mean, come on. No could possibly argue not kissing him, I mean his mouth had an edge up. it looked welcoming, it looked soo... yummy! I felt heavan. I felt reality. I felt Love
A moment later, we broke off he smiled.
"i guess I take that as a yes.."
I grinned, then he kissed me again.
It was romantic diary! Our public announcement was annouced about a month later when we walked down red carpet. He held my hand! He kissed me on the cheek several times on red carpet! It was a dream cometrue. I finally met my man diary. and the first mag to announce it officially was ' Elle girl [/B]'
Well that's all for now. This diary would end here July 2004 and be kept as my best memory.
Love,
Teagan.

tonyaj7
30th Jun 2007, 7:16 AM
Anita, Elizabeth's little sister, ran into the house. "Elizabeth! David Marklin's back!"

Elizabeth Perry yanked off her apron. "Mama, I'll be right back!" When she ran outside, there was David, talking to two girls. He looked at her.

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"Elizabeth! It's good to see you again." He took her hand, squeezed it.

David had changed. Where he was once joking and affable, he now was serious and sedate. He tilted his head and gazed at her. "You've changed," he murmured.

He was right. Elizabeth used to be gangly, long legged, and nerdy. She had grown into a woman while he was away.

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Elizabeth smiled. "I only grew. Have you heard anything about Martin?" Martin was Elizabeth's older brother. He had also fought in the war. A telegram had recently arrived declaring him missing in action.

David shook his head. "I'm sorry, Elizabeth. He joined at a different time, so he was in a different division."

Elizabeth turned her head away. "It's fine. I just hoped....Say, would you like to come over for dinner? Tomorrow night?"

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"Are you sure you shouldn't ask your mother first?" David remembered the rails the Perry children got for bringing home a friend without asking.

"In this case, Mother would be more upset if I didn't ask." They both laughed.

*************

After dinner, David came outside. Elizabeth had excused herself and sneaked out to finish her book "It's beautiful out," David said.

Elizabeth nodded. He pulled her up and close. "Elizabeth, I need to ask you something...May I whisper it in your ear?" She nodded.

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"Elizabeth, do you have a boyfriend?"

She laughed and shook her head no.

"Then may I be your boyfriend?"

She nodded, smiling.

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havaianascookie
1st Jul 2007, 3:35 AM
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Nikol: I never forget when i 1st saw Cyprus over my fence he looked so alone and he wasnt enjoying playing with his toy, i wanted to play with him to see him havin the happy faces but i dont know how to.. i had a idea so i threw the ball over pretending it was an accident.. Cyprus was so shocked when i threw the ball at him. I said "sorry i didnt mean to hit you i was playing with the ball and i accidently threw it over your fence". Cyprus threw the ball back over, i asked him if he wanted to play with the ball? he went "yeah why not?"
That was the only way that i can play with him isnt it?

Cyprus: Yeah and we played together for hours..

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Nikol: We became best friends and we never got sick of each other..

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Cyprus: Even we went to school together.. Oh gosh i cant believe that we havent gotten sick of each other!!!!

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Nikol: And my life changed everything after my parents passed away by car accident. Cyprus were being there for me the whole time which meant alot to me because i got noone to talk to.. He was my only bestfriend id ever have..
That was when i found out that i got feelings for him but too scared to say anything. Because he have done everything for me, everything id ever ask for even he made me a breakfast.
I didnt want to say anything cause it will loose our friendship if he finds out that i got feelings for him.

Cyprus: Yeah i felt the same with her it was so hard! because i was very shy guy.. It wasnt very easy for me to see Nikol upset when her parents passed away but bein there for her all the time makes me feel happier beause everytime she sees me it made her smile..

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Nikol: We have been bestfriends for years and nothing had changed our friendship.. Our feelings got strong when we got into the college but didnt do anything about it...
Then one time when Cyprus was late for class he was running to his class and dropped his diary. I saw him droppin the diary and i saw the bit saying "what should i do? should i tell her how i felt? its so hard because i love her so much and i dont want to lose our friendship". I couldnt believe my eyes that he said it.. i was so exicted that he felt the same.. i didnt know what to do it took me hours thinking on what i should do so i putted a little letter in his diary saying " Cyprus, i'm glad that i read the bit in your diary because i felt the same, so do u want to go out to dinner with me? Luv Nikol" I had the biggest smile on my face when i gave the diary to him, he was like so confused because i got the worldest biggest smile on my face and he doesnt know wat i am on about so he asked me what happened?? I said "nothing" and walked away...

Cyprus: Yeah i was so confused because she had the flashbacks about her parents that day and talked to me about it and then suddenly she got so happy!!
When i open the diary the letter was there out of nowhere.. i was so curious on wat the letter is so i opened it and it gave me the smile the same ones as Nikols. it was the most happiest thing that happened in my life.

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Nikol: The night that changed everything we were so bestfriends then we became the lovers. It was the best night for us because we get to touch eachother whenever we wanted.

emaone
1st Jul 2007, 4:44 AM
great entry cookie!! I enjoyed reading all of it!! :D:D Aww bestfriends to love. that's sweet :D

BetteBob
1st Jul 2007, 5:50 AM
Well I guess you could say our first meeting was fairly unimpressive, no fireworks, it wasn't love at first sight, more an instant infatuation, a feeling of knowing immediately that there could be something there, maybe. We first met when Toby's sister, Ava, invited Toby to come to a cast party. Ava and I were both in the high school production of "Pirates of Penzance" and Ava insisted that Toby absolutely had to attend the cast party after the show and meet somebody, that somebody being me. Ava was completely convinced that Toby and I were perfect for each other, neither of us ever expected she would be right.
So Toby came to the party, Ava introduced us and I definately thought he was a cutie and maybe we could become something but I was so wrapped up in the thrill of the party that I pretty much ignored him after the initial "Hello" and buzzed about the party mingling with people I already knew. What I didn't know was ...

I was watching you the whole night long. I was mesmerized, completely enamored with you. I couldn't stop staring. Your smile was capitivating, your laugh was intoxicating and your eyes, well that was the best part. When the light hit them just right they were the color of sunset on a golden wheatfield and when you laughed they had a spark behind them and when you'd feign sadness they'd get dark like amber. Your eyes told a story that the rest of your body didn't, they told your true story, they still do. Anyway I spent in the night in rapt admiration of you, at one point Ava even had to nudge me and tell me to quit staring. I knew I had to get your number and call you, I knew I was going to be yours, forever.

Mmmm, I love telling this story. Sooo, the next day my phone rang and it was Toby on the other line asking if I would like to go and hang out at the park for awhile maybe grab a drink or some lunch or something. At first I couldn't remember who he was but I said yes anyway, somewhere in the back of my mind was a vague remembrance of meeting Ava's really cute brother.

We met up the next day at the park and it was the beginning of a beautiful relationship. We met up by the pool ...
... and I was a little intimidated but positively thrilled that she agreed to spend the day with me.
I was charmed and it made me giggle that he was so excited.
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It didn't take long before we forgot to be polite and our innerselves began to show through. Toby put on a little guitar show for me and I was up there dancing along like his number one fan.
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A little while later Riley tried to convince me that she saw ... oh, who was it?
Jon Bon ...
... Jon Bon Jovi! She tried to convince me that she had seen Jon Bon Jovi walking through the park. Naturally, I turned to see if he was really there. Of course he wasn't and when I turned back to Riley to tell her so, I was pelted in the face by an ice cold water balloon! At first I was so shocked I didn't know what to say or do but then I heard that intoxicating giggle, followed by a shriek of surprise when she realized I wasn't against throwing a balloon right back at her.
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a314/eewabob/Logan/contestteens3.jpg

After we were finished pummeling each other with the water balloons we went on a leisurely walk through the trees to dry off and eventually came to a little cafe.
I had a double chocolate iced espresso with extra whipped cream. Yum.
And I had and iced green tea with raspberry, mmm, it was good. While we were there, Ava and her boyfriend Roan showed up and she was so excited that Toby and I were getting along so well. She insisted that we have our picture taken.
It was the first picture we ever had taken together.
Yep, it was.
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a314/eewabob/Logan/contestteens8.jpg
Do you know I put that picture up next to my bed and would fall asleep gazing at your gorgeous face every night?
You did?
I did.
Did you know that I did the same thing?
Did you!?
I did.
I love you.
Love you too.

Clearly our first day together, even though it wasn't offically a "date" it was a day that neither of us has ever forgotten.
Our day ended in a daisy patch in the middle of the trees watching the clouds. As I slid my arm through hers I knew it was exactly where it belonged. Some guys feel wierd getting that close to a girl on their first outing but I didn't. I knew it was right. I knew it was a perfect fit.
Indeed it was. It was, it was.
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a314/eewabob/Logan/contestteens5.jpg

havaianascookie
1st Jul 2007, 10:08 AM
thanks emaone i enjoyed writing it :D
cookie

TRIriana
1st Jul 2007, 10:10 AM
Very cute entries there. :).

Only 3 more to go and just under 12 hours left until deadline.

happycowlover
1st Jul 2007, 3:23 PM
I'm so sorry but I think I might have to drop out. :( I guess there isn't any clown costume besides the one on MTS2 and that'll really make my entry and without it, my entry wouldn't make an sense. I shouldn't have came up with such a creative plot! LOL

FashionFrenzy
1st Jul 2007, 4:45 PM
these entries are great and amazing. can someone pm some websites they got there big shiny eyes and realistic skintones from. (like the exact link?) if you can thats ok..

Everybody has some really good story lines..

TRIriana
1st Jul 2007, 10:15 PM
Okay, I have PM'ed the judges. Noir and Milkyway, if you can get your entries in before the scores are posted, you'll be counted in too. Otherwise, I'm afraid you'll be too late.

bs624_SC
1st Jul 2007, 10:31 PM
Yay, When are you going to post them...

TRIriana
1st Jul 2007, 11:13 PM
Yay, When are you going to post them...

Whenever the judges send in their scores. :).

bs624_SC
1st Jul 2007, 11:20 PM
Okay, can't wait...

lovelybones_SC
2nd Jul 2007, 12:38 AM
my scores have been submitted! =] great job everyone on Round 1

emaone
2nd Jul 2007, 4:17 AM
cool! cant wait :D:D

Melodyway17
2nd Jul 2007, 4:38 AM
*pace pace* Most likely I'll be sleeping by the time the scores are up *sighs* So, I'm usually the last to know lol

Can't wait to see the scores - everyone has such cute/creative entries~

havaianascookie
2nd Jul 2007, 8:29 AM
whoo hoo cant wait for the results!! im for sure ill find out the result when i get up in the morning tomorrow!!
:D cookie

TRIriana
2nd Jul 2007, 10:17 AM
I have two sets of scores in; I'm just waiting on one more set of scores and comments and just comments from another. :).

cassieandra
2nd Jul 2007, 10:26 AM
OMG, OMG, OMG! Lol I can't wait!

TRIriana
2nd Jul 2007, 10:50 AM
I've tallied up the scores so far; so when I get the remainder in they'll be up pretty fast. :).

It looks like Noir and Milkyway won't be in time to get in their entries before the last judge, and Happycowlover had to drop out, so there will be only 1 elimination this Round.

emaone
2nd Jul 2007, 12:40 PM
*heart beats faster* cant wait for the results :D

cassieandra
2nd Jul 2007, 12:48 PM
I can't breathe, I can't breathe *Takes deep breaths*

TRIriana
2nd Jul 2007, 11:31 PM
I'm still waiting on the third judge, and Noir can get their entry in tomorrow. So, the judges who have already sent in their scores, can you add Noir's ASAP, please? Thanks. :).

cassieandra
3rd Jul 2007, 12:05 PM
Has the last judge sent in their scores yet?

Cassie :)

fleesh
3rd Jul 2007, 3:35 PM
Sorry, just doing my scores now. Didn't get a chance to get online til now.

Edit - Ok, all done, just PMd them to Tririana :)

TRIriana
3rd Jul 2007, 6:35 PM
Okay, I have the scores for Round I and I will have them up shortly. But, with only 1 who should have gone after the drop outs, there won't be any eliminations. It does mean there will be 5 going next Round though.

The scores for this Round will still go toward your Final score. :).

TRIriana
3rd Jul 2007, 7:10 PM
Round I Scores


Judge I - Lovelybones


Noir

Storytelling: 8/10
Emotion: 9/10
Overall Creativity: 8/10
Total: 25

FashionFrenzy

Storytelling: 7/10
Emotion: 6/10
Overall: 7/10.
Total: 20/30
Comments: The story was kind hard to follow especially the last part and there was really no emotion.

Kakashi Hatake

Storytelling: 8/10
Emotion: 9/10
Overall: 8/10
Total: 25/30
Comments: In the Beginning, why were they in the dungeon? It didn't really explain how they met at the beginning.

DontDieThx:

Storytelling: 10/10
Emotion: 9/10
Overall: 10/10
Total: 29/30
Comments: I really love how you explain your storyline. Really great detail! =] I also liked how Rahim and Liam each tell their own side of the story with awesome detail!

Tlkrn

Storytelling: 8/10
Emotion: 6/10
Overall: 8/10
Total: 22/30
Comments:

Cassieandra

Storytelling: 4/10
Emotion: 4/10
Overall: 5/10
Total: 13/30
Comments: Had little emotion. Storyline wasn't all that great. Didn't really explain how they met.

BetteBob

Storytelling: 8/10
Emotion: 8/10
Overall: 9/10
Total: 25/30
Comments:

Emaone

Storytelling: 5/10
Emotion: 5/10
Overall: 5/10
Total: 15/30
Comments: What's up with the obsession for Phillip? Sounds like a crazy 'fan' who really wants to go out with a 'star'.

Tonyaj7

Storytelling: 4/10
Emotion: 3/10
Overall: 5/10
Total: 12/30
Comments: How did they know each other? In the beginning, it sounded like they already knew each other and were together.

Havaianascookie

Storytelling: 7/10
Emotion: 6/10
Overall: 7/10
Total: 20/30
Comments:

Melodyway17

Storytelling: 9/10
Emotion: 9/10
Overall: 9/10
Total: 27/30
Comments:

Bs624

Storytelling: 6/10
Emotion: 6/10
Overall: 7/10
Total: 19/30
Comments: So which is the real story? Text shouldn't be in the pictures.

Tyana

Storytelling: 6/10
Emotion: 6/10
Overall: 8/10
Total: 20/30
Comments:


Judge II – WooHoo


Noir

Storytelling: 8
Creativity: 9
Emotion: 8
Total: 25

FashionFrenzy

Storytelling 8
Emotion 6
Creativity 6
Total: 20

Kakashi Hatake

Storytelling 8
Emotion 9
Creativity 7
Total: 24

DontDieKThx

Storytelling 10
Emotion 9
Creativity 10
Total: 29

Tlkrn

Storytelling 7
Emotion 7
Creativity 7
Total: 21

Cassieandra

Storytelling 5
Emotion 5
Creativity 5
Total: 15

BetteBob

Storytelling 9
Emotion 9
Creativity 9
Total: 27

Emaone

Storytelling 7
Emotion 8
Creativity 8
Total: 23

Tonyaj7

Storytelling 7
Emotion 8
Creativity 8
Total: 23

Havainascookie

Storytelling 9
Emotion 7
Creativity 8
Total: 24

Melodyway17

Storytelling 9
Emotion 9
Creativity 10
Total: 28

Bs624

Storytelling 9
Emotion 8
Creativity 10
Total: 27

Tyana

Storytelling 8
Emotion 9
Creativity 9
Total: 26


Judge III - Fleesh


Noir

S - 7
E - 7.5
OC - 7.5
22/30

FashionFrenzy

S - 6
E - 4
OC - 5
Overall: 15/30
Comments: I really can't see your Sims in most of the pictures; maybe they could be clearer and lighter for next round. The story was ok and you created a nice relationship between the Sims.

Kakashi_Hatake

S - 8
E - 9
OC - 8
Overall: 25/30
Comments: Your entry seems to just have something special about it. You show real imagination and creativity with your storytelling and the pictures are just as good.

DontDieKThx

S - 9
E - 7.5
OC - 8
Overall: 24.5/30
Comments: Amazing storytelling skills, although it was a bit long :P . The pictures went well with your story.

Tlkrn

S - 8
E - 7
OC - 8
Overall: 23/30
Comments: Very good entry with well-taken pictures and a funny story. I could tell you'd put a lot of effort in.

Cassieandra

S - 6
E - 5
OC - 5
Overall: 16/30
Comments: Your entry seemed to lack imagination, perhaps something you could work on in your pictures for the next round. A sweet enough couple and story though.

BetteBob

S - 8
E - 8
OC - 8
Overall: 24/30
Comments: Your Sims seem so perfect for each other, the relationship you've created between them is fabulous! Your pictures show awesome imagination and, I must say, this is probably my favourite entry.

Emaone

S - 9
E - 7
OC - 6.5
Comments: Overall: 22.5/30
The way you told the story through diary entries was an awesome idea and it worked really well, although maybe next time there could be a bit less writing as that was a heckalot to read in one go (not that I want to discourage you!). Your pictures could have been a bit more imaginative.

Tonyaj7

S - 5
E - 5
OC - 5
Overall: 15/30
Comments: Aww, that was properly old-fashioned-ly romantic. Very cute story and I liked the whole 'red glow' thing in the last two pics.

Havaianascookie

S - 6.5
E - 7.5
OC - 7.5
Overall: 21.5/30
Comments: A very sweet story of friends to partners, I liked it a lot. Your pictures could maybe focus in more on the Sims and not leave so much space around them, especially the first two.

Melodyway17

S - 7
E - 7
OC - 7
Overall: 21/30
Comments: Your storytelling is very good, I like the way you told it through different points of view. Some of your pictures were REALLY dark so I couldn't really see them.

Bs624

S - 8
E - 6
OC - 9
Overall: 23/30
Comments: Your pictures show great imagination with the way you put the conversations into them. I love that idea. Overall, a really well thought out entry.

Tyana

S - 6.5
E - 5
OC - 6.5
Overall:18/30
Comments: I liked your pictures, they really showcased your Sims well. A very detailed story, but maybe a bit rambling at points.


Overall Scores
DontDieThx: 82.5
BetteBob: 76
Melodyway17: 76
Kakashi Hatake: 74
Noir: 72
Bs624: 69
Tlkrn: 66
Havaianascookie: 65.5
Tyana: 64
Emaone: 60.5
FashionFrenzy: 55
Tonyaj7: 50
Cassieandra: 44

FashionFrenzy
3rd Jul 2007, 8:21 PM
I Know my pics were bad.. im still working on how to take pictures.. Sorry about any confusion with my Storyline. But TRIana is anyone eliminated or does everyone go on to round 2

bs624_SC
3rd Jul 2007, 8:37 PM
Cool the scores are up, can't wait for round 2.

TRIriana
3rd Jul 2007, 10:09 PM
I Know my pics were bad.. im still working on how to take pictures.. Sorry about any confusion with my Storyline. But TRIana is anyone eliminated or does everyone go on to round 2

Okay, I have the scores for Round I and I will have them up shortly. But, with only 1 who should have gone after the drop outs, there won't be any eliminations. It does mean there will be 5 going next Round though.

The scores for this Round will still go toward your Final score. :).

:smash: :P

TRIriana
3rd Jul 2007, 10:17 PM
Round II

Trouble in Paradise?


People from the last cycle, I'm sure you remember this from last time. :P It's time for you poor couples to have a wrench thrown in the works of their relationship. The problem that arises can be anything you can come up with. However, don't come up with a solution for it yet - that's for the next Round.

Pictures
You can use 4 to 6 pictures to show your couples' problem(s); and these can be taken in-game or Photoshopped, whichever you feel most comfortable with.

Writing
I tend not to give a maximum number of paragraphs, but minimum try and write at least a paragraph. You can use first person, third person, screenplay style - again, whatever you feel most comfortable using.


Deadline
4th July – 8th July

DontDieKThx
3rd Jul 2007, 10:33 PM
=D Round 2, yay!

One question, though--
Can pictures be combined? Such as to show the location of two different people at the same time?

TRIriana
3rd Jul 2007, 10:35 PM
Yep, that's fine, DDK.

bs624_SC
3rd Jul 2007, 11:09 PM
Round II

[B]Pictures
You can use 4 to 6 pictures to show your couples' first meeting; and these can be taken in-game or Photoshopped, whichever you feel most comfortable with.



Didn't we already do that, or I am miss reading the assignment.

FashionFrenzy
4th Jul 2007, 12:17 AM
I kno.. dont you mean after they've been together for a while?? i already know my entire storyline.. and plan for the pics and everything to be better this time. but please correct what you mean TRIana because im very confused

DontDieKThx
4th Jul 2007, 12:19 AM
Guys, I just think she copied & pasted that last part from what she wrote last round and just forgot to edit it. Chill :/

bs624_SC
4th Jul 2007, 12:23 AM
I figured that, but I just wanted to check.

emaone
4th Jul 2007, 2:23 AM
hey um, i dont get the assignment. what exactly are we supposed to do???

DontDieKThx
4th Jul 2007, 2:24 AM
hey um, i dont get the assignment. what exactly are we supposed to do???
I think we're supposed to show our couple's first problem/argument/etc.

emaone
4th Jul 2007, 2:29 AM
oh.okay thanks. so it's like a small arguement only right?

FashionFrenzy
4th Jul 2007, 2:46 AM
its trouble in paradise right? i was going to show a big problem that might cause them to break up.. like cheating or something.

DontDieKThx
4th Jul 2007, 3:05 AM
oh.okay thanks. so it's like a small arguement only right?
I think it can be either big or small, as long as it's not resolved during this round.

Of course, I'm not running this contest, so you better ask Tri :P

emaone
4th Jul 2007, 3:53 AM
alright. =) thx anyway.

Noir
4th Jul 2007, 5:51 AM
Riley: Hi there. I'm going to be telling the story of how Carter and I fell madly and hopelessly in love as gawky little teens. Carter's "out", apparently. He said it was a surprise...I wonder...ANYWAY. To fully tell the story, I attached some diary entries from the night of our school prom, where I realized I had loved Carter since the day I met him.
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b384/alexa_r/zzy.jpg
Diary-
I'm writing an hour before Carter is going to pick me up for the prom. I don't know why I'm so nervous...we're only going together so we wouldn't have to go alone, and we're only friends. But now, as I'm looking into the mirror, I want to impress him, and I can't understand why. I feel imperfect and that I need to look perfect. Alright, I'm going crazy with the touchy-feely. WE'RE JUST FRIENDS.

Dear Diary-
WOW. I don't know how I can explain this past night without crying from happiness. I'll start with a picture.
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b384/alexa_r/zzl.jpg
When Carter picked me up, he grabbed my hands and twirled me around, exclaiming: "You ready to paaartay, babe?", and the strangest thing happened. My skin started to tingle when he touched my hands, and I grinned much wider than normal when he called me babe. I actually blushed...and Riley Simmons does NOT blush! So we drove over to the prom and I was feeling strangely excited. As we walked in, we joked about the cheesiness and cheapness of the rented out building, and I couldn't help but think we were flirting! Almost as soon as we got in, Carter found a karaoke machine and got a wicked look in his eyes. Grinning, he pulled me over and began to sing a corny love song. Surprising myself, I joined in and we sang a wonderfully corny duet.
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b384/alexa_r/zzz.jpg
I'm sure people were watching, but somehow, I didn't care.
So after we had danced and sang and ate to our heart's delight, Carter reached slowly for my hand and led me outside. We both wandered over to a bonfire, and stood in silence for a few minutes. Then, Carter slowly turned and looked into my eyes. "May I have this dance?" he asked softly. And again a surprise: I loved everything about the cheesiness and the romanticness. I said nothing but reached for his waist. He in turn held my shoulders closely and we swayed in tune to our own beat.
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b384/alexa_r/zzx.jpg
When the prom ended, we went back in Carter's car and stole glances at each other throughout the short ride home. When we reached my house, he walked me to the door and stopped. I smiled up at him expectantly, and he whispered, "I've been waiting to do this since the day I met you," and kissed me slowly and tenderly. When he finally pulled away, I fell back into his arms, laughing. We kissed one more time and said goodbye.
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b384/alexa_r/zz.jpg

Riley: A day later, he came to my house at midnight and threw rocks at my window. As I came to the window, he shouted, "I can't live without you...Will you be with me forever?" And I jumped out of the window. Yes, I jumped twenty feet through the air and landed on Carter. We kissed on the grass for an hour until he reluctantly left. I sprained my ankle, but we've been together ever since. And let me tell you: it was SO worth it.

Kakashi_Hatake_SC
4th Jul 2007, 5:59 AM
Wow fourth overall, that's the best I've ever done I think ^.^. i love my couples and devote alot of time to them, especially when it's a couple I really like. Like my Miles and Phoenix couple from the Phoenix Wright games, this time is Albel and Cliff from Star Ocean 3. I'm just really happy with my scores, thanks judges. Just a little side note, Albel's application explains why he was in the dungeon.

Melodyway17
4th Jul 2007, 7:17 AM
Some of your pictures were REALLY dark so I couldn't really see them.

Pardon me for being rather rude and defensive, BUT -- could it be your computer screen is set too dim? Cause I can see the pictures clearly on my computer, and I can assure you, I can make much darker pictures than what I did here.

But - I shall try to keep them brighter, though it's not really my nature >-> Sorry for the inconvenience. *bows*

TRIriana
4th Jul 2007, 11:23 AM
DDK was right, I copied and pasted directly from Round I, however everything you need to do for this Round is in the description right above it.

The argument is still entirely up to you - it can be big or small.

fleesh
4th Jul 2007, 11:56 AM
Pardon me for being rather rude and defensive, BUT -- could it be your computer screen is set too dim? Cause I can see the pictures clearly on my computer, and I can assure you, I can make much darker pictures than what I did here.

But - I shall try to keep them brighter, though it's not really my nature >-> Sorry for the inconvenience. *bows*

Woah, I didn't mean to offend you. The settings on my screen are fine, thank you, I was simply commenting on something that I thought you could maybe improve on in the next round as it would probably raise your scores.

Melodyway17
4th Jul 2007, 2:32 PM
Sorry - I didn't mean to sound snappy *bows* Thank you for your critizism though - I tend to like really dark photos, as it's just me >.> But I also know it makes it hard to judge - so I shall try to brighten my photos more :)

I'm sorry if I sounded snappy ^^;

tlkrn_SC
4th Jul 2007, 6:43 PM
Trouble In Paradise?

Aneesa: *sobbing* "I..I..I don't know what I did wrong! Why?! Why did this happen? How could this happen?" *wailing*

*crying* "Everything started off completely normal - I was in Roman's room helping him finish off a term paper, when he got a phone call. I noticed he appeared nervous after getting off the phone. He said he needed to take care of something and he would meet me in my room later. I really didn't give the phone call a second thought, I figured he was planning a suprise for me, he does that..or did that.." *crying* "...sometimes."

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x257/simplymyssims/contests/phonecall.jpg

*crying* "I don't know exactly what happened in that room...only what he told me later.."

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x257/simplymyssims/contests/guesswhat.jpg

"He came to my room about twenty minutes later looking like he had seen a ghost. Then, he went on to tell me something that would change our relationship...forever. Evidently, when he went home over the semester break a few months ago, he went out to a club with his older brother, Richard. He said he had a lot to drink that night and does not remember the exact details, but he ended up going home with a girl he knew from high school, Lisa Something-or-other..." *crying* "...I'll just call her the homewrecker! Now she calls and says she's pregnant with Roman's baby!!"

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x257/simplymyssims/contests/nightout.jpg

*crying* "I was so stunned by this!! I just sat there, confused at first...there must be some mistake, some other explaination. Then, I just started crying and screaming at Roman! How could he do this? Not only cheat on me, but get another woman pregnant?! Was he ever going to tell me? How could I be with a man like that? He finally just told me to leave..he said he had enough going on without my drama! Excuse me?!"

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x257/simplymyssims/contests/argue.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x257/simplymyssims/contests/whatever.jpg

*crying* "Now I sit here, alone in my room...confused, heartbroken. I still love Roman, but what is going to happen to us now? How does our relationship fall into this revelation? How can I go on?"

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x257/simplymyssims/contests/cry.jpg

FashionFrenzy
4th Jul 2007, 6:54 PM
this is good. but really similar to my story i was putting up... except mines was still dating and had gotten brandy broke pregnant. but im DROPPING OUT because my computer is acting up and im going to take all my sims games off and just keep the original sims.. But i had fun.. Sorry

Kakashi_Hatake_SC
4th Jul 2007, 8:26 PM
Trouble in Paradise

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n39/Kakashi_Hatake15/contests/AlbelTrash2.jpg

Cliff-Albel was left home alone one day, he had our whole home all to himself. When I walked in I nearly had a heart attack, first of all he had admitted to setting the sprinkler system off in the kitchen and getting water everywhere. It even shorted out our dishwasher, needless to say it made me a bit angry.

Albel-I was just having some fun, I never really got to just be myself or a kid. I had to grow up pretty quick after my father died, and my guardian Woltar never really gave me any disipline, I did what I wanted to do.

Cliff-I made him clean it up, he wasn't too thrilled about it. But he did do it eventually. Then the next day after I came home from work I walked into this mess on the living room floor in front of the fireplace.

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n39/Kakashi_Hatake15/contests/AlbelTrash1.jpg

Albel-I was angry at Cliff for making me clean up the kitchen mess, so I slept downstairs. Once again he left for work so I decided to get comfy.

Cliff-I came home to a rather large mess on the floor, plus Albel had been drinking rather heavily, he was so drunk. I ignored him and went to bed, needless to say he followed me.

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n39/Kakashi_Hatake15/contests/AlbelCliffArgue.jpg

Cliff-We got into a HUGE fight about his immaturity and his messes. And with the alcohol still coarsing through his veins it turned into one nasty fight, things were said, hurtful things. I think I may have went overboard, he ran down stairs, I could see the tears in his eyes.

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n39/Kakashi_Hatake15/contests/Albelcry.jpg

Albel-Cliff's words hurt me, they wounded me deeper than any sword could. Yes, I was drunk but I understood his words. I cried myself to sleep on the couch that night, Cliff hated me. His shoutings of me being worthless, a drunk, and immature screaming through my ears. It was done, I had messed up and I was going to lose Cliff and my home because of my stupidity. What should I do? I'm scared....he hasn't talked to me for hours. I really messed up.....Cliff...talk to me...*Sniffle*

tyana
5th Jul 2007, 12:59 AM
I must dropout of this contest srry

BetteBob
6th Jul 2007, 3:18 AM
Toby?
mmmm?
Toby?
Yes, dear?
I need to talk to you.
Uh oh. Its never good when a conversation starts like that.
No. Its not bad. I just need to tell you something.
Well, to be fair I need to talk to you too.
Ok, you go first.
No, you brought it up, you go first.
Ok. Well. Well, I don't know where to start there's so much on my mind. Ummmm, I guess I'll start with what will soon become the obvious. . . . I'm pregnant.
Really!? You are!? Thats Wonderful! Isn.. Isn't it wonderful? Aren't you excited? You don't look excited.
I am. I am. I'm thrilled but I'm also really worried.
Why?
Why? Why? Toby look around us. Our home is too small for another child. We still live our starter home. There's only one bathroom and two bedrooms. Ridley and Laurie are already sharing a room that's too small for the two of them and it won't be much longer before Ridley is too old to share a room with her little brother. And I don't think we can afford to move or even to build on to the house. Can we? You see, I'm worried. I don't know what we'll do with a third child, there's no room.
Honey, I'm sorry. I see what you mean. I don't know. Things will work out somehow, you'll see. I promise. Let's just be happy for our new addition. When are we going to tell the kids?

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a314/eewabob/Logan/contest/couchtalk7.jpg


A Few Days Later
Toby? Remember the other day? When I told you I was pregnant?
How could I forget?
Well, you said you needed to talk to me but you never told me what you needed to tell me. What did you have to say?
Oh, ya. Oh, hmm. Ya, about that. Well remember when Ava was pregnant with Nova? And she had so many complications? I don't know if you know but the doctors told her that if she were to ever become pregnant again she would be risking her life if she carried the baby to term.
No, I didn't know. Poor Ava.
Well, she called the other day to tell me that she's pregnant again. She was also calling wondering if there was anyway Nova could come and spend some time with us. The doctor is ordering her to be on strict bedrest so she won't be able to care for Nova. And as you know Addy and Thomas are located halfway across the country and my mom is too old to take care of Nova. I know we were just discussing where we'd put another baby and now Nova is coming to stay but how could I say "No"? She's my sister, my niece and they need help.
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Four Months Later
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How am I going to tell the kids that their favorite Aunt is dead? How are we going to make room for another child and a baby? Will I be able to give Nova what she needs? The poor child.


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I can't believe my sister is dead. She was one of my best friends. Nova, poor Nova, I can't imagine what she's thinking. She just lost her mother. Oh, God, what are we going to do?


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I want my Mommy.


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Uncle Toby. P-p-lease. I want ... I want ... I want my Mommy.

Kakashi_Hatake_SC
6th Jul 2007, 6:01 PM
I might change things for my round 1 but I'm not sure, I sort of threw it together. I was just wondering if it was okay to do this?

cassieandra
7th Jul 2007, 1:04 AM
Sorry but I must drop out :( I was really looking forward to this contest. I'm really sorry

Cassie

Noir
7th Jul 2007, 1:43 AM
[NOTE] This argument may seem a little shallow and out of character, especially for Riley, but everything will become clear in the next round.

Carter: I'm talking because Riley ran up to our room and is now sniffling and refusing to come down. So I'll tell you the story of how, somehow, everything we had hoped for as we exchanged vows has shattered, along with both of our hearts.

It all started when Riley came home from the mall.
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"I'm hoo-oome!" she exclaimed, beaming as she burst into the kitchen with her arms wide open. "Whatcha doing?" she asked playfully, kissing me softly.

"Oh, just some mac and cheese," I responded with a smile.

"You know I don't like macaroni..." she said quietly, her smile gone. "Why would you make that?" She looked so betrayed; I couldn't understand why she was so upset.

"Riley, jeez. I wanted some mac and cheese. It's not for you; why is this such a problem?"
We both sensed heavy tension on the air as we looked at each other for several moments that were way too long.

"Well," Riley said nervously, stepping back. "What do you think?" and she posed for me.
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"What?" I asked impatiently. This stupid argument had made me crabby, and I was in no mood for the little games that Riley sometimes played with my mind.
But apparently, as I saw her face fall and darken, this was the wrong response.

"I was out all day!" She exclaimed. "I dyed my hair, styled it, and got new clothes! How could you not notice?!" She looked infuriated and again betrayed, and I started to feel overwhelmed.

"Gosh, I'm sorry, Ry." I said softly. I should have been nicer. "You look great, sweetheart." I looked her up and down to show I meant it, and smiled. As I was looking, my gaze stopped at her stomach. Her shirt seemed stretched, and her stomach seemed bigger, somehow. Quickly I looked back up to see her glaring at me, her eyes as hard as stone.

"Yeah...right," Riley said venomously. "You're just trying to cover your butt. You never notice anything I do for you or even myself! I'm so sick of it!" she stopped for breath, never taking her furious eyes off my bewildered ones.
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Then Riley's face fell, and she seemed to wilt. "I just feel...like I'm never appreciated. Like no matter what I do, I never get enough love. I need love, Carter." She began to sniffle and tear up. "And I saw you look at my stomach. I'm not getting fat; I just had a big lunch..." she trailed off, looking despondent.

Now I was starting to get mad. Riley comes and picks a fight, and now suddenly she's the victim?! "Don't start!" I exclaim. "You do not need to be feeling sorry for yourself; you're acting crazy! And why would you think I thought you're fat? You can't just assume!"
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Riley began to full on cry now.
I pulled out an envelope and threw it down on the counter, daring her to take it. She pouted one more time, grabbed it, and ran to our room.

Riley: Oh god...I'm a mess. What have I done??? Carter probably hates me now, and I'm too chicken to go down and apologize like a mature wife. Instead, I'm lying on our bed crying. I've cried five times: at my grandmother's death, my marriage, and at the birth of my three children. I don't really think this qualifies as something to cry over! And the envelope...remember when I said Carter was going out to get me a surprise? Inside the envelope are two tickets to Belize, my favorite place on earth. I assume it would be like a second honeymoon...I can only think how beautiful and romantic he would have made this if I hadn't came and screwed it up. I'm such an emotional wreck these days. In that one conversation, I was happy, infuriated, despondent, and confused. Now, as I wipe yet another tear from my eye, I stare at my wedding band and cry even harder for all the sacred, beautiful vows I broke on such a stupid whim.
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emaone
7th Jul 2007, 1:47 AM
i just realised that my round one had nothing to do with what I'm planning for round 2..Oh well. I'll think of a new one. :D and Tririana, this arguement, do they have to like make-up or just storm out at each other?

I love your entry so much Noir! I actually read it like four times!! It's great. :D:D lol, poor guy. :)

Noir
7th Jul 2007, 3:27 AM
haha thanks em

yeah rileys having some issues at the moment...it'll all be clear next round that she's not a psycho =]

TRIriana
7th Jul 2007, 9:18 AM
I might change things for my round 1 but I'm not sure, I sort of threw it together. I was just wondering if it was okay to do this?


The Round hasn't closed yet, so you can make alterations. :).


And Tririana, this arguement, do they have to like make-up or just storm out at each other?


Round II

Trouble in Paradise?


People from the last cycle, I'm sure you remember this from last time. :P It's time for you poor couples to have a wrench thrown in the works of their relationship. The problem that arises can be anything you can come up with. However, don't come up with a solution for it yet - that's for the next Round.

:P

emaone
7th Jul 2007, 9:38 AM
oh okay. thanks. I'll get my story in ASAP>

bs624_SC
8th Jul 2007, 5:16 AM
{Okay, here is my entry, I hope I didn't break rules.}

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(Henry is playing with Blossom, Becca and Bliss are entertaining themselves.)

(Just then Brooklyn walks in the front door, Henry jumps up)

Henry: Hey, sweets. How was the doctors, are you pregnant or was the home test wrong.

(Brooklyn walks over to the kitchen table sets her purse down and heads for the family room.)

Henry: Brook were are you going? (Follows her into the family room) If your pregnant again we can deal with this.

Brooklyn: I am not pregnant.

Henry: Yes!! I love babies, but I already have four. Wait… What’s wrong then?

Brooklyn: Well, when I wasn’t pregnant, they started some other test… (Starts crying)

Henry: Honey, wait! What’s wrong! (They both sit on the couch)

(Brittany Harmony starts crying)

Henry: I got her.

Brooklyn: No! Wait...Well, my grandmother had cancer, so since I haven’t been tested in a while… (Begins crying harder)

Henry: Brooklyn, take a deep breath and tell me what’s wrong before I go through the roof!

Brooklyn: I HAVE BREAST CANCER!

(Henry stands up, looks away and fights back tears)

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Henry: We can fight this; God can not take you away from our kids…from ME!

(Henry goes and sits next to Brooklyn)

Brooklyn: The doctor says we caught it early…He says we can fight this, but it will not be easy.

Henry: I don’t care, I refuse to lose you. Okay so what do we do now?

Brooklyn: Surgery then chemotherapy… (Takes a deep breath.)

Henry: We will fight this… (Pauses for a minute) and we will win. I swear!

(Henry kisses Brooklyn)

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Henry: I will not lose you.

(They leave holding hands to care for the girls)

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(Brooklyn looks around at her family)

Brooklyn: (To Brittany Harmony) Don’t worry, I will never leave you.

(Kisses her head)


(Week later)


(Brooklyn preparing to go in for surgery)


Henry: You know I love your hair up; you should wear it up on the triplet’s birthday.

Brooklyn: That’s a year away, I may not be (Henry cuts her off)

Henry: You will be!

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(Doctor walks in)

Dr. Wilson: Okay we are ready for surgery.

(Henry and Brooklyn take a deep breath and look at each other.)

emaone
8th Jul 2007, 6:31 AM
Interviews with the not-so-well couples. Featuring live call from Philipp in Germany and Teagam from England.
PS: It's like all those ANTM interviews where they slide in photos/videos and one person talks. They're not talking to eachother, their interviews are just being cut and combined into one vid.

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Philipp : It all started when Teagen got into this play called Passionate Fussions. It was more of a dancing romance musical. She seemed really excited and all and I was there by her side. Always.

Teagan : I was extremely excited and all. I mean I loved to dance and what more dance my heart out infront of the whole world, it was going to be amazing, and Philipp was always there, always by my side. He was supporting and all...

Philipp : I was but before I met her lead male co-star. Not saying that I didnt support her, i still loved her to death but..

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Teagan Daniels has been cut off

Philipp : the guy seemed so familiar. I realised he was one of an old school mate of mine. He wasnt what you could have called great. He was partically well known as a player. I mean, i didnt hate him for that (well everyone did but) It's just that, I remember one night in high school where I actually had my first date with the girl I've loved eversince and we were cool but then he came and it all went wrong. I mean she slept with her man. That is so uncool. To think about it he was my best lad once.

Teagan Daniels has been hooked on again

Teagan : He was Justin. His name's Justin and he was pretty cool actually. A bit sly at sometimes but I didnt think Philipp liked him that much I mean, I saw it in his eye and I knew something was wrong.

Philipp: And I remembered when he saw me, he brushed past me and winked and went like 'He's hot dude, definately my type'. I mean wont you feel like shoving him?! If he did score, which I doubt he didnt suceed in doing, he'll pay.

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Philipp: *sits up straight* Then I remembered she confronted me . She started asking me what was wrong and all. I mean I loved her for that but, I couldnt tell her. That would make me sound jealous and unsupportive towards her. She's been looking forward for this forever. Besides that I did recieve a phone call from my dad here in Germany telling me to come home but I promised I'd watch her play and I just couldnt walk away , so I cancled it. Trying to back up things when she asked me what was wrong, instead of telling her about Justin I told her how my dad wanted me back in Germany.

Teagan : He told me and I was quite upset you know. *takes a deep breath* but I'd understand you know...eventually. um yeah.

Philipp: Then I told her that I was going to stay and she did look happy, trust me but a little worried and she started asking me if it was okay with my dad and saying that she doenst mind and all. Of course, I knew she was lying so I told her everything was going to be fine.

Teagan: and when he told me , I was like okay. and then i asked him again if this was okay because i mean, it was a romance play right?

Philipp: but i was like, hey. We're actors and actresses right? it's just acting. But the truth was, I was atleast relieved since there wasnt going to be any kissing scenes.

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Teagan Daniels' line as been disconnected

Philipp: Then I remembered one day when I walked towards her dressing room to visit her you know, maybe just chill out. When I heard voices in her room. Like you know, him.

Teagan Daniels has been connected again

Teagan : it was Justin you know. I mean he came over to practice a few lines and I mean, who practices all day right?

Philipp : and I heard laughs...

Teagan: Well then Justin came up with one of his jokes you know, just to entertain through time and I laughed.

Philipp : and I heard her giggle you know. I mean come on I'm a guy. Guy's are pretty lower in romance than girls. Who knows what they could be doing inside there. I felt envy growing inside me you know. I mean I trusted her. I trust her so much but I just. dont.trust. him.

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Philipp : Eventually I did stay for the big night

Teagan: He was there, it was amazing I mean, he was the first person who entered my dressing room to bring me a whole lot off flowers and a kiss.

Philipp: I was really proud of her. She looked beautiful in her red ballerina dress. I told her she looked beautiful.

Teagan : the last thing he said was. *pause* you're beautiful

Philipp : She was and on stage i couldnt help just looking at her and her graceful movements, *pause* if only that is. Justin wasnt there dancing with her.

Teagan: Justin was just *pause* *hand gestures* the most amazing dancer*

Philipp: and i waited there for her grandfinale like she told me to watch . And you know I did. but..

Teagan : something went off the rails.

Philipp : He kissed her.

Teagan : He kissed me.

Philipp : and I could have sworn that wasnt in the script. Nor was it part of anything.

Teagan : He just kissed me you know for no reason. and I highly think Philipp thought I enjoyed it since I didnt pull away.

Philipp : She didnt pull away. She just stood there and looked..happy.

Teagan : *sits up straight, hand gestures* You see I couldnt just pull away from all those people , I mean the counts of Paris and the whole world was just watcing! I just couldnt, but..*pause* I didnt enjoy a bit of it, I mean, it was more of a 'I scored my goal' kiss. *heaves in* I just wished Philipp knew that.

Philipp : I just wished she would have told me if she ever wanted to kiss him you know.

Teagan : then, *heaves in* the next thing i knew...

Philipp : I left of course, I mean who would have wanted to see them lip-locking, not broken from entanglements. I was hurt. Yeah, hurt. I confess so being one weak guy...*takes a deep breath* Ileft for Germany. I mean, my dad did sound desperate the other day and I had to go back. I ...just couldnt bare the photos and presscalls they'll be doing. Call me weak and not being able to control my emotions but .. yeah. SO I told Kelsie to tell her I had to go off.

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Teagan : He just left you know. I mean, without even wishing me. especially the note he left me.

Philipp : I left her anote in her dressing room.

Teagan : Come to even think about it, he wrote that he couldnt stay for the grand finale. I mean, ouch, but I understand. Blood is thicker than water right *squeaks*

Philipp : I didnt mean to break her heart or anything but. I just wished she knew I loved her

Teagan : I just wished he knew i loved him. but *heaves in* I'm not complaining or anything *squeaks* he's not been answering my calls or my emails, I just hope he's alright with his dad and all. *squeks in tears* I just wished he knew how I felt.

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PS: is everything okay?

Melodyway17
8th Jul 2007, 11:33 AM
*comes skidding in*

I'm late - I know... well, not really late, but my standards - I'm late ^^; So - crappy photos and writing ahead!! Just to warn ya!


Paradise Troubles

"Dreams of such life-like speculations, become our reality once that boundary - has fade to nothing more then illusions." Innocenzo looked over at Kiyoshi, a puzzling expression on his face. The redhead seemed to be gazing to some place far off in the distance, his face showing a seriousness Innocenzo had never seen before.

"Wh-what are you talking about?" "Ah! Nothing - I was just remembering something someone told me long time ago." Kiyoshi turned to him with an instant smile, acting as if there was no meaning behind what he had just said. Innocenzo looked at him curiously, before shrugging his shoulders, leaning back against the grass.

"Whatever then - you seem kind of off today; sure nothing is bothering you?" Kiyoshi leaned back on his arms, shaking his head as he faced up towards the sky.

"Mmn - nothing is wrong... nothing - at all..."

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Kiyoshi buried his face against his pillow, trying to convince himself to go to sleep; Innocenzo had his "special" job to do tonight, so he told Kiyoshi not to wait up for him. Kiyoshi looked up, letting out a frustarted sigh, running a hand through his messy, red hair.

I wonder if I should have told him... but he probably wouldn't believe me - aahhh! This is so aggravating!! Kiyoshi dropped his face against the pillow again, quietly screaming into it. He went completely still, swiftly pushing himself up to a sitting position to glare at whoever was standing behind his bed; his whole body froze, staring at the blond standing in front of him, a grin on his face.

"Yo brat! So this is where you've been hiding."

"K-Ken'chi!!" The blond let out a low laugh, not once taking his eyes away from Kiyoshi. The redhead avoided him, looking down to the floor. "Wh-what are you doing here?"

"Kazu - is f***ing pissed at you, you know." Kiyoshi swallowed his breath, still daring not to look at Ken'chi directly in the eyes. Ken'chi uncrossed his arms, walking towards the side of the bed; before the redhead could react, Ken'chi grabbed him by the collar.

"Living with a human? Pathetic!! You're a shinigami - we take human lives!! Now get dressed!! There's going to be a mishap tonight, and there are definitely going to be some dead guys!" The blond released him, throwing Kiyoshi back against the bed; Kiyoshi climbed out of the bed, and walked over to his dresser to change into his work clothes. He wouldn't dare try to speak out against Kazu - or Ken'chi.

"You still have your weapon, right?"

"Y-yeah, I do." Kiyoshi answered nervously; once he put on his gloves, Ken'chi grabbed his wrist and dragged him through the open window and out into the night sky.


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The mission was simple enough - take down the outer security guards, sneak in past the electronic defense, charge in the room, kill the bad guys and out before the actual police come. At least it had sounded simple in the plans; Innocenzo leaned against the wall, his breath coming in short and heavy. He along with five others were in charge of this mission plan, but somehow their targets had been informed of their attacks and had prepared a welcoming party for them. Innocenzo was the only one who managed to make it out just barely alive.

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Damnit!! If I ever find out who ratted us, I'll tear them apart!! Innocenzo tried to push himself away from the wall he was leaning against, only managing a few more feet before falling to his knees. He stared down at the ground in front of him, watching the blood pool around his feet; he looked back briefly to see a long trail following him.

...Did I really - lose that much blood? He tried to stand himself up; if those guys were after him, he needed to get as much distance as possible. Innocenzo went tense hearing footsteps suddenly coming down the alleyway, but there was something odd about it. It sounded as if the footsteps had landed from the sky. He risked a look up, his eyes going wide in surprise.


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"Kiyoshi!" Innocenzo tried to stand up straight; he knew it was Kiyoshi, but there was something about the shorter man that seemed - different. The air around him seemed cold - almost deathly, and the air was being sucked right out of his lungs. Innocenzo stared directly into Kiyoshi's eyes and felt his blood run cold; the normally radiant and luke-warm brightness of green eyes, felt harsh and sharp, cutting through every inch of his body. He didn't recognize the blond behind Kiyoshi, but he gave almost the same aura, if not deadlier.

"There were suppose to be six victims in total - guess he's the lucky one who got to live 5 seconds longer than his comrades." Ken'chi snickered, a smirk coming to his face. "Since I've already taken three - this one is yours, Kiiyo!"

"...understood..."

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"Ki-Kiyoshi? What's going on?" Innocenzo asked, his voice shaking; even though it was Kiyoshi, he couldn't help but feel afraid of the shorter man. Kiyoshi came up to his face, gazing up at him with blank eyes. Innocenzo leanded back a little, feeling his body unable to move a muscle more.

"I'm really sorry, Inno." He blinked; before Innocenzo could open his mouth to speak, Kiyoshi punched him hard in the chest, coughing up a little bit of blood from the impact.

H-how-?! Innocenzo fell to his knees, leaning on the palm of his hands, coughing hard at the pain on his chest.


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"We don't have all day, Kiiyo - just take his soul and let's get out of here!!" Ken'chi spat, placing his hands on his hips. Kiyoshi merely shrugged his shoulder, gripping his sycthe with shaking hands.

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Take his soul...?

"D-don't rush me!!" Kiyoshi raised his sycthe high above his head, his expression not changing as he stared down at Innocenzo. The ravenhead stared up at him with wide eyes, watching the light of the moon dance off the blade of the scythe.


To Be Continued...


Erm - hopefully ^^; Anyways --- these really suck, since they are last minute photos XP My bad!! And er, I promise in the next round things will make more sense... I promise!! (I think - given I even make it to the next round >.> )

TRIriana
8th Jul 2007, 1:03 PM
These look really good. ^^.


We're just waiting on two more Rounds II's now, and 9 hours until I PM the judges.

DontDieKThx
8th Jul 2007, 6:47 PM
>.< This is super-late, sorry. And horribly rushed...and mostly a very bad entry. I'm really sorry, once again.

|Rahim...|

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Feeling content and satisfied in the aftermath of at least three consecutive sessions of sex, Rahim yawned lazily and rubbed his head. He turned to his lover and was taken aback to see him snuggled up to a book, reading, of all things.

"Who reads after they've just had sex?" Rahim grumbled, peering at the cover of Liam's book. Thomas Paine: A Biography seemed to be the title-- that hardly seemed exciting enough to be worth reading, never mind after just having sex with the Rahim Faure.

"Sorry," Liam said, though he didn't sound it. "Just checking up on some facts to make sure my term paper's correct." Rahim rolled his eyes and sighed. Liam had seemed to be working on his term paper every moment he could for the past three weeks; it was getting to the point where he felt like he was dating not only Liam, but this Thomas Paine character as well. He knew well enough about him by now, anyway. If Liam wasn't reading about Thomas Paine, or writing things about Thomas Paine, he was talking about him like they had known each other intimately. As much as he liked the man, Rahim was slowly beginning to loathe being around Liam when he had a book in tow.

"Stop being such a fu**ing bookworm, Liam, and loosen up," Rahim said, sliding off his bed and walking slightly unsteadily to his dresser. For the first time since opening the book, Liam looked up.
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"What're you doing?" He asked.
"Getting dressed." Rahim pulled on a sleeveless shirt as he spoke.
"Why? We're not going anywhere..."
"I am. My friend Steve's inviting me to a party." He put on some jeans as well, quickly lacing up a worn pair of Converses while fixing the hem of the dark denim.

"But, Rahim...didn't you say you needed help on your paper?"
Rahim grimaced and rolled his eyes again. The blonde was always going on about something that had do with schoolwork and studying...didn't he ever go out once in a while?! "I'll do it later."

"What do you mean you'll do it later?! Term ends tomorrow..."

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Rahim chose not to reply, instead using the time to tidy up in the mirror. As expected, Liam joined him, an excessive amount of worry displayed in the face of his reflection. "Rahim, I think this is a little more important than going to some stupid party."

The older man sighed, massaging his temples with one hand. Suddenly, he was struck by an idea. He turned around, gathering Liam in his arms.

"Couldn't...couldn't you maybe do it for me?"
|Liam...|

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"Wha-what?" More than just a little shocked, Liam struggled to keep an easygoing smile on his face. Was Rahim really asking him to do his term paper?
"I don't...I can't--"

"Oh, come on...you're really smart, aren't you? It's just..." Rahim paused to retrieve a wrinkled paper from his dresser. "Okay, all you have to do is just say how you would fix this issue." He threw the paper casually in Liam's direction as he applied gel onto his hair. "It shouldn't take too long...I just haven't had any available time to do it yet."
Liam stared at the paper and its odd, foreign terms, completely unable to comprehend a word on the page.

"But, Rahim...what's a 'forked swivel axle'? Or a 'magnetic flux density'?"

Rahim waved Liam away as he finished fixing up. "Just use my computer and look up the terms. It'll be easy." He dropped keys to the dorm into his left pocket and glanced one last time into the mirror. "Lock the door when you leave, alright?"

And with that, he was off.

Liam bit his lip as he looked down at the sheet of paper once more. This wasn't right...he knew it wasn't right at all to do someone's term paper for them, but...well, he couldn't jus let Rahim fail the course, could he? If he just did the term paper, that meant they could both graduate at the same time...

Worried out of his mind, Liam took a seat at Rahim's computer, assignment in hand. If he was going to do this--and he wasn't at all sure if he should-- then he'd have to make it sound like Rahim wrote it, and frankly, they hadn't even been dating long enough for Liam to be able to do that-- he had no idea what Rahim's writing style was like...or if he even had one; from what it sounded like earlier, it seemed as if Rahim never did much work himself, anyway.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y265/hensa09/Story/R2_5.jpg
Liam sat there anxiously, feeling as if he was right on the line between seductive sin and repulsive righteousness. Using his hands, he began to think through the pros and cons of each choice. If he didn't do the essay, Rahim would fail a required course for his major-- meaning he'd either be kicked out, or have to do it again. And, even if he was eventually able to pass the class, he'd probably hate Liam's guts for the rest of eternity...and Liam had had more than his fair share of being hated for unjust reasons.
But, the pro to that choice was...that...

Liam paused, groaning. If this was the right thing to do, why did nothing about it feel right? The other choice-- to cheat for Rahim-- seemed a much better option. If he did do at least a moderately decent job on the essay, than everyone would be happy-- except his conscience, but that was beside the point. But, of course, there was always the possibility that Rahim's professor would realize someone other than Rahim had written the essay...and then what? Rahim would probably hate him as much as if he had decided not to write the damned thing at all.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y265/hensa09/Story/R2_6.jpg
He buried his head into his hands, figuratively drowning in his own agony. He had to make a choice-- but which one was better?

TRIriana
8th Jul 2007, 6:58 PM
It looks great, DDK. :).

1 more to go and the Round ends in 3 hours.

tonyaj7
8th Jul 2007, 7:24 PM
I'm almost done....

tonyaj7
8th Jul 2007, 8:19 PM
Oh, I'm going to have to drop out...my computer crashed and I lost all my story!! I'm sorry TRIriana

TRIriana
8th Jul 2007, 10:12 PM
Aaah, that must have been so frustrating! Sorry to see you go, Tonya. Hopefully you can join next Cycle instead. :).

I'm PMing judges now.

tonyaj7
8th Jul 2007, 10:15 PM
Thank you. I'll be sure to join next cycle, with a different couple. I hope my phototaking skills are better!

bs624_SC
8th Jul 2007, 10:37 PM
I am always checking my couple, I would be so crushed if I lost them. Its one thing if I lose to talent another if my game crashes.

fleesh
9th Jul 2007, 4:30 PM
Just PMd my scores to TRIriana. Good luck for this round everyone :)

TRIriana
9th Jul 2007, 6:00 PM
One set of scores down and two to go. :).

bs624_SC
9th Jul 2007, 6:32 PM
My stomach is very nerous! ;)

lovelybones_SC
9th Jul 2007, 10:02 PM
I PMed my scores! Good luck everybody! You all did a nice job.
Sorry if I sent the scores late. I was busy yesterday.

TRIriana
9th Jul 2007, 11:19 PM
Round II Scores


Judge I – Fleesh


Kakashi Hatake

Storytelling: 7
Emotion: 8
Overall Creativity: 7
Total: 22

DontDieKThx

Storytelling: 8
Emotion: 7.5
Overall Creativity: 8
Total: 23.5

Tlkrn

Storytelling: 6
Emotion: 7.5
Overall Creativity: 7
Total: 20.5

BetteBob

Storytelling: 8
Emotion: 9
Overall Creativity: 9
Total: 26

Emaone

Storytelling: 7.5
Emotion: 8
Overall Creativity: 8
Total: 23.5

Noir

Storytelling: 9
Emotion: 8
Overall Creativity: 7
Total: 24

Melodyway17

Storytelling: 8
Emotion: 8
Overall Creativity: 8
Total: 24

Bs624

Storytelling: 6
Emotion: 6.5
Overall Creativity: 7
Total: 19.5


Judge II – Lovelybones


Kakashi Hatake

Storytelling: 8
Emotion: 7
Overall Creativity: 8
Total: 23

DontDieThx

Storytelling: 10
Emotion: 10
Overall Creativity: 10
Total: 30

Tlkrn

Storytelling: 9
Emotion: 10
Overall Creativity: 9
Total: 28

BetteBob

Storytelling: 9
Emotion: 10
Overall Creativity: 10
Total: 29

Emaone

Storytelling: 9/10
Emotion: 9/10
Overall Creativity: 9/10
Total: 27

Noir

Storytelling: 9/10
Emotion: 10/10
Overall Creativity: 9/10
Total: 28

Melodyway17

Storytelling: 10/10
Emotion: 10/10
Overall Creativity: 10/10
Total: 30

Bs624

Storytelling: 10/10
Emotion: 9/10
Overall Creativity: 9/10
Total: 28


Judge III – WooHoo


Kakashi Hatake

Storytelling: 7
Emotion: 7
Creativity: 8
Total: 22
Comments: I love your couples... Hopefully, Albel can learn to be more responsible.

DontDieKThx

Storytelling: 10
Creativity: 9
Emotion: 9
Total: 28
Comments: A Cliffhanger?!? No points for you!!
But really, your entries are fantastic.

Tlkrn

Storytelling: 9
Creativity: 8
Emotion: 8
Total: 25
Comments: I would've liked to see Roman's point of view. From this entry, it looks like he was just being a jerk.

BetteBob

Storytelling: 9
Creativity: 8
Emotion: 10
Total: 27
Comments: Oh, I don't know whether to be excited for them or sad for Nova...

Emaone

Storytelling: 8
Creativity: 8
Emotion: 8
Total: 24
Comments: I really liked Teagan during Round 1. She seemed so fun, and her excitement was contagious. But Philip doesn't seem to have much personality.

Noir

Storytelling: 9
Creativity: 8
Emotion: 9
Total: 26
Comments: Riley is so cute. Carter's lucky to have found such a fun wife. It's too bad they have to have such a silly fight though...

Melodyway17

Storytelling: 9
Creativity: 10
Emotion: 8
Total: 27
Comments: Nooo! Kiyoshi can't kill Innocenzo!

Bs624

Storytelling: 8
Creativity: 8
Emotion: 8
Total: 24
Comments: I'd like to see a bit more going on between the characters.


Overall Scores
BetteBob: 82
DontDieThx: 81.5
Melodyway: 81
Noir: 78
Emaone: 74.5
Tlkrn: 73.5
Bs624: 71.5
Kakashi Hatake: 67



Sorry to see you go Kakashi; it's been great having you again though! :).

bs624_SC
9th Jul 2007, 11:33 PM
Is there only going to be one cut. *Holds Breath*

Noir
10th Jul 2007, 1:29 AM
YES!!! I'm still in!

I knew that was kinda weak....I'll make the next one better :D

*dances*

Kakashi_Hatake_SC
10th Jul 2007, 5:51 AM
Ah well, i love this contest and definantly look forward to next cycle. I admit my round was a bit rushed, but I didn't have time to do much else. I'll be looking forward to your next contest though :).

fleesh
10th Jul 2007, 10:26 AM
Sorry to see you go Kakashi, your entries from this cycle and last were always awesome :)

TRIriana
10th Jul 2007, 1:27 PM
Round III

Counselling or Cupid's Arrow


Congratulations to everyone whose made it this far! You'll really have to step up your game this time, because after this Round 4 people will be eliminated to leave a final 3 to go onto the Final Round...

...And now you've finished freaking out over that :P I'll get on with what this Round is all about!

This time you have a choice of which direction you want to go in. The first choice is to have one half of your couple drag the other to counselling in an effort to save the relationship.

The second option is to have your couple realise together what they need to do to sort things out after the argument/fight; by realising that, really, nothing should be able to tear them apart.

Pictures
For those of you who choose the Cupid option, the pictures remain pretty much the same, but you must take 6 images.

For the one who take up the first option you must take 6 images, with the first picture showing one half of the couples reaction to the suggestion of counselling, the 2nd to 5th image showing the counselling session, and the last the making up.

Writing
I tend not to give a maximum number of paragraphs, but minimum try and write at least a paragraph. You can use first person, third person, screenplay style - again, whatever you feel most comfortable using.

Deadline
14th July at 10PM GMT

emaone
10th Jul 2007, 2:01 PM
oooh this sounds like fun! great round Tririana. =)

Kakashi_Hatake_SC
10th Jul 2007, 6:12 PM
I'll keep watching..the contest but it just stinks I was the only one eliminated :(. Last cycle I don't think thier were any, I guess it just made me feel a bit singled out...*sigh, crawls back into corner*

TRIriana
10th Jul 2007, 8:56 PM
Yeah, at the beginning of the Round there were supposed to be either 3 or 4, but people had to drop out so it widdled the eliminations down to one. Next Round there will be more eliminations. I wanted there to be a final three. Not sure if I'll have just scores or eliminations in my next contest though; I'll have a think about it.

Noir
11th Jul 2007, 2:44 AM
Riley: I woke up the next morning late, around 11. I saw that Carter wasn't in bed with me, and had probably slept on the couch. I sighed and sank back into bed. I couldn't mope around in pajamas all day like a moody teenager. I have three children and a marriage to save.

Last night, I thought. I sat on my bed and forced myself to stop crying and to start thinking, and finally I understood. It was one of those aha! moments where the truth is uncovered and it turns out to be the most ridiculous, obvious thing in the world. Yes, I knew. I just had to figure out how to tell him.

Carter: For the whole day, Riley breezed around and pretended like everything was okay; for the sake of the kids, probably. I played along, but I knew there would have to be a confrontation, and soon. As I walked into our two twin toddlers bedrooms to put them to bed, I looked at their innocent faces looking up at me happily, and I knew Riley and I had to work things out.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b384/alexa_r/cc.jpg

It's obvious to me that there's something deeper below the surface of our argument; it's just not Riley to make such a huge deal out of nothing. I just hoped and prayed that we would be able to make things better for the sake of these two precious kids and our wonderful, insightful older daughter. I resolved right then and there that things would become better, and after I tucked the twins in, I went to go see Riley.

Riley: I opened the front door slowly with my free hand. In my other hand, I held a grocery bag that contained the contents of my future. I shut the door and turned around to see Carter smiling his sexy half smile at me. My heart melted, because I was sure he knew something life-altering was taking place, and was givining me a second chance.
"One sec, Car," I said, returning his smile, and walked into the bathroom with the grocery bag.

Carter: The bathroom door swung shut, leaving me with feelings of anticipation and confusion. What was in the bag? What could the problem be? Then Riley opened the door, her face grim and her hands empty.
"Are the kids in bed?" she asked.
I nodded, and she looked up at me, beautiful despite the grim seriousness etched into her face. "Come outside," she said, and walked out into the porch.

Riley: I promised myself I wouldn't be an emotional wreck, stuttering and making Carter painfully extract all information out of me. So when we were both outside in the freezing dark, I stopped and held his gaze, willing myself to be strong. I then leaned over and whispered in his ear, enunciating each syllable with painful clarity.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b384/alexa_r/ccl.jpg

"I'm pregnant."

Carter: At first I was happy; thrilled, in fact. I couldn't understand why this had escalated into such a great drama; we were having a baby!
"You don't get it," Riley confirmed, sighing. She didn't fly off the handle and start screaming or crying, and I was grateful for that.
"Carter," she began. "You know I love children and that I have always wanted many. But, Car, we don't have the money! We have a three bedroom house and we're about to have four kids. That's two bedrooms for four children, and if the baby is a boy, he can't stay with the girls for very long at all. Rynne's starting to get into fashion and will want new clothes; and she wants to get into private school too. Sahra and Sayre are going to have the same wants as well. And Carter, think about college for four kids! I don't know what we're going to do..."

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b384/alexa_r/ccg.jpg

"Are you sure?" I finally asked.
"Yes," she replied firmly. "That bag earlier today? Pregnancy test. Also, Carter, you remember my last three pregnancies; I was a mess! I just can't imagine why I couldn't have gotten my act together and figured it out before I hurt you."

Riley: I managed to stay relatively calm and collected throughout the ordeal, but when I finished, I kind of...deflated. Carter must have seen my face fall, because he reached over and held me tightly, stroking my hair and rocking softly back and forth.
"I forgive you, Ry," he said softly.
Soon after he spoke, we had a surprise.

"Mom...Dad? I can't sleep." I heard a little voice say softly. "What's going on?"

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b384/alexa_r/ccc.jpg

Carter and I looked at each other carefully, and I nodded softly and smiled.

Carter: Riley and I have always believed in treating our children fairly and never hiding anything from them, and our policy stayed strong.
"Rynne, c'mere, sweety." I led her towards us, gave her a quick hug, and looked her in the eye. "Riley's pregnant. And this may mean we may have to cut back on a few things, so we need you to stay strong, okay?"
But instead of throwing a fit or pouting, like many children would do, Rynne smiled and said, "I'll be a great big sister."

Riley: I heard those words and saw the absence of tears, and my heart swelled with pride for our strong girl. She then walked over to me and put her small hands on my stomach and smiled with wonder.

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As soon as I felt her little hands connect with another new life growing inside of me, I knew that everything would be okay. I suddenly had a great new strength and I knew then I could overcome anything. Rynne yawned loudly, and I went inside to tuck her in again and sang to her a little bit so she could fall asleep. When I got back out, I saw Carter leaning against the porch rail with smiling that half-smile that drives me crazy. My face lit up and I jumped into his arms. We laughed and laughed and expelled all the built-up tension and resentment and were finally free. He let me down and then looked into my eyes.
"Don't worry, Ry," he said confidently. "I'll get a second part-time job until I can get that bonus my stupid boss keeps promising, and we'll cut back on some things." He then made a big point of playfully inspecting my new clothes.
I laughed again and lightly punched his arm. He laughed too and then kissed me tenderly in the moonlight. When we pulled apart, we stared into each others eyes, gaining reassurance from the moonlit promises that were reflected into our hearts.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b384/alexa_r/c.jpg

emaone
11th Jul 2007, 4:04 AM
Noir, beautiful as usual! :D:D I love it!

Noir
11th Jul 2007, 5:23 AM
thanks ema =]

i had to turn it in early because i'm gonna be gone til monday...and i'm sure tririana doesnt want anymore late entry fiascos :)

TRIriana
11th Jul 2007, 7:56 PM
Awww, this is so sweet, Noir.

bs624_SC
11th Jul 2007, 8:43 PM
I hope mine can match up. Coming later tonight hopefuly.

Noir
11th Jul 2007, 10:14 PM
:D thanks guys

you're all so nice =]

bs624_SC
11th Jul 2007, 11:44 PM
[Okay here is mine, hopefully it is good enough. This one I decided to get the triplets involed. Sorry if its alittle long, I figured the more I talk the better.]

(Bliss and Blossom outside playing, Becca runs outside)

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p48/Bs624r/Sims/Contest/SolveProblemStory1.jpg

Bliss: (In a bossy tone) When dad tells you, to unload the dishwasher then do it.
Blossom: (Snotty tone) Just because you are two minutes older, doesn’t mean you are the boss.
Bliss: No, what makes me the boss is the fact you don’t liste….
Becca: Bliss! Blossom! Aunt Katie said that Dad called, they are almost home from the hospital. (pauses for a moment) I really like how nice Aunt Katie is, but I wish mom could be here with us more.

(Everyone grows really quiet)

Becca: Do you remember when mom had long, beautiful hair. (tears up)
Bliss: No, she started chemotherapy when we grew up, but at least she is alive.
Blossom: Barely, chemotherapy is pretty much killing her.
Bliss: Remember to be strong when mom gets home, we have to be strong for Brittany Harmony also.
Becca: Come on, she doesn’t even know what is going on.
(lets off a laugh)

(car pulls into the driveway)

Becca: (yells) Moms home.

(Girls begin running to them.)

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Brooklyn: My beautiful girls! (Hugging Becca)

(Brooklyn turns to Bliss)

Brooklyn: Could I talk to your bedroom?

(Bliss nods her head)
(Blossom and Becca go play in the backyard with Henry. Brooklyn and Bliss go to Bliss's bedroom)
(Brooklyn Closes the door)

Brooklyn: Thank you for taking care of everyone, ever since this happened you have stepped up and I love you for that. Your other sisters are still kids, but you are growing up faster then you should. This made me think that you should be the first to hear that I am stopping chemo soon.

(Bliss gets a huge smile on her face.)

Brooklyn: Well, I am going to lie down.

(Brooklyn leaves and Bliss begins to look around and lie down on her bed.)

Bliss: (singing) “I must go alone I must take the baby steps 'til I'm full grown, full grown Fairytales don't always have a happy ending, do they? And I foresee the dark ahead if I stay. La Da Da Da Da Da “

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p48/Bs624r/Sims/Contest/SolveProblemStory3.jpg

(Blossom skips in)

Blossom: That’s not how the songs goes, your skipping parts.
Bliss: (annoyed tone) Blossom, please leave.
Blossom: Fine! I know when I am not wanted. (Blossom sounds hurt)

(Later that night, everyone is sleeping except Brooklyn and Henry, Brooklyn is making her famouse Chocolate Chip Cake.)

Henry: Brooklyn, why are you making a cake this late at night?
Brooklyn: This is the first time in along time, I haven’t felt tired or sick.
Henry: (Low voice) We need to talk.

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p48/Bs624r/Sims/Contest/SolveProblemStory4.jpg

Brooklyn: I am not sure I want to hear this…
Henry: I think I should drop out of school.
Brooklyn: Absolutely, No! You need to stay in school and as soon as I get better I am going back to school.
Henry: Maybe once you get better then I will go back, but right now my family needs me home.
Brooklyn: No, your family needs you to finish school. (starts tearing up)
Henry: Wait… Don’t cry… I was just thinking, that maybe my family needs me to be home.

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p48/Bs624r/Sims/Contest/SolveProblemStory5.jpg

Brooklyn: You are going to stay in school, end of discussion.

(Turns around and begin mixing the mix, for her famous cake. They both didn‘t notice that Bliss, walked into get a drink.)

Henry: (Starting to get upset) You are not even going to listen.

( Bliss is getting scared, so she runs out with out getting noticed.)

Brooklyn: No, you will not mess up the plans. Life always messes up the plans, first they take away my first love and now they are taking me away. (starts crying hysterically)

Henry: I am so sorry, I didn’t mean… I am just so sorry, if you want me to stay in school then I will. I thought it would be better for everyone if I took a break, but if it means that much I will stay.

Brooklyn: Okay, now that everything is sorted out, I will finish this cake and we can go to bed.

(Henry kisses Brooklyn on her check and sits at the kitchen table and reads the newspaper, while Brooklyn finishes the cake.)

(Next afternoon)

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p48/Bs624r/Sims/Contest/SolveProblemStory6.jpg

Blossom: Wonderful cake!
Becca: Complements to the chef.
Brooklyn: Thanks dears, I figured we should be eating something sweet when I tell you the great news.

(Grabs Henry’s left hand)

Brooklyn: You all have been so supportive, especially you dear. (Looking at Henry) Well, the doctor said that I am in remission.

(Becca and Blossom begin cheering.)

Brooklyn: Bliss, is there something wrong with your piece of cake?

(Bliss runs off crying)

Brooklyn: Wait! Bliss what’s wrong? I will be right back.

(Brooklyn runs off to see what is wrong. Brittany Harmony flings a piece of her cake on Blossom.)

Blossom: Hey!!!( Frowns)

(Brooklyn catches up with Bliss)

Brooklyn: What is wrong? Its not like you to pull something like this!
Bliss: Our you going to get a divorce, (bluntly) because if you are I deserve to know now. I already lost one father I don’t want to loss another, I can’t.
Brooklyn: No, no… What gave you that silly idea.
Bliss: I got up last night… To get a drink of water… and I saw you and Dad fighting. (turns away)
Brooklyn: Bliss, baby, your father and me are just fine. I am just fine, soon things will be normal. You just have to bare with me. I love your father more then you could know. I am in remission and things are fine everything will be better soon. There are no more problems, I love all of you.

(Brooklyn gives Bliss a huge hug)

tlkrn_SC
12th Jul 2007, 4:14 AM
Guys, I'm sorry...but I'm gonna have to drop out! Our office was closed all last week and we have been working late every night..I'm just not going to be able to get the pics done and the story told like I want....Good Luck to the rest!!

bs624_SC
12th Jul 2007, 8:04 PM
Thats to bad!

emaone
13th Jul 2007, 10:50 AM
Britney Daniels ( my sister walks in)
I turn to look at her as she flops down onto my bed, all sweaty in her soccer jersey.

Teagan: How was soccer practice?

Brit : hard as usual. Tiring. ..

Teagan: Sweaty? Smelly

She threw me a look and aimed a pillow at my face.

Teagan: You’ll get my bed like you if you stay any longer.

She giggled and rolled around.

Teagan : But what about that cutie you said you liked in your team?

I could have sworn I saw her blush. However, instantly, probably embarrassed, she changed the subject.

Brit : Speaking of boys, tell me that story again about you and Philipp in Germany?

I shrugged. She pouted.

Teagan : Fine. (and I threw her the basket of clothes for her to fold while I told the story.)


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Teagan:It all started when Philipp and I were in a fight right?

Britney Nods.

Teagan: Well, I thought I had enough of waiting and did not want fate to come to me, instead.. I decided to fight for it.

Britney made a whistle.
I rolled my eyes.

Teagan : and so, I flew of to Germany. I mean, I know I was bizarrely out of my mind.

Britney: snorts Yeah I know.

Teagan: you’re right, I mean how could I even possibly think that he would want to see me again. Or if he did, he might be busy. But I just went. I went to the airport and I was off to Germany.


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Teagan: I knew it was the wrong thing to do but I don’t know, deep down I just had this feeling that everything would be okay you know? But..

Brit : it didn’t turn out well did it?

Teagan : shakes head Nope, not as I thought it would. When I arrived at Germany, it was still mid day there, so I thought I’d drop by his dad’s place, which was also their office, thinking that he was obviously there.

Sam: what? Who? Where?

I looked up at my other sister Samantha Daniels who just entered and went to my mini refrigerator to grab a soda. Britney hushed her.

Brit: She’s telling me her story in Germany with Phil.

Sam looked interested as she sat beside Brit on my bed.

Teagan: Anyway, he was there. Philipp was there, well according to the counter guy. So, he went in to call for him. I had to wait in the living office hall like, I don’t know for half an hour waiting for him. However, when my mind was half drowsing away into sleep, someone came out from his office, some guy. He wore sunglasses for some reason even though it was hot and not sunny in there. According to him, he was Philipp’s younger brother.

Sam : Philipp has a brother?

Britney hushed her again. I nodded.

Teagan : His name’s Lukas. Anyway, Lukas told me that Philipp said he was busy and all and he couldn’t see me.

Sam: Jerk.

Teagan : Well, yeah. That’s what I thought. The worst part was Lukas told me that Philipp had already booked a flight for me home. According to Lukas, Philipp did that because he knew I had nothing else to do there and I didn’t have to pay for it.

Sam : Harsh much. It’s like Germany belongs to him or something.

Brit : Wait for the ending.

I gave her a look. Sam looked tempted.

Teagan : Well, as much as I hated to admit it, he was right. The only reason I went was to see him and now that I couldn’t, I just needed to go home right?

Brit : you could have shopped.

Sam : I think mom’s going to kill her if she buys another wardrobe

Teagan.: laughs Anyway, the worst part was when Lukas brought me to the airport, the plane delayed by about four hours.

Sam : did you walk under a ladder or something?

Teagan: snorts Anyway, what was I to do, hang around in the airport? I couldn’t do that? But Lukas became generous and asked if he could accompany me to browse or just walk around the small streets around the airport. He was being nice. I refused at first but he was like. ‘ I’m his little brother Teagan, don’t you trust me?’ I mean it was like he read my mind.

Sam: what were you thinking? He’d make you cheat on Philipp with him?

I looked down blushing and embarrassed.

Brit : that’s so lame!

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Teagan : Yeah um, anyway. He took me to the florists in the airport atfirst and let me tell you girls, the flowers were beautiful! I mean, they were blooming and mostly all red.

Sam : how come there’s like a flower jumbo suddenly?

Brit : It was Valentines day, duh.

Teagan: Yeah, it was valentines day actually. Coincidently. And yeah, we took a browse around the shops around there and finally lunch came.

Sam: don’t tell me he was generous enough to take you for lunch too?

I grinned. Teagan : and what if I told you he did?

Sam rolled her eyes. Britney, however sighed.

Brit : He’s so sweet.

Teagan : clears throat

She flushed.

Teagan: Anyway, yeah we went for lunch at one of the restaurants near by. German food’s similar to western so I had no problem eating. The deserts were yummy.

Brit : He fed you to a whole course?! Tea you didn’t tell me that last time?

I smiled. Teagan : Yeah, he did. And nope I didn’t tell you. Anyway, we talked like friends you know, he was nice. Very easy to talk to and all, and I wasn’t miserable about Philipp anymore for some reason. Well maybe a little bit deep down but it was all being drained away by him, that is. Before he told me we had to get back to the airport. I mean. I didn’t want to leave. Not just yet. I felt like I was being pushed away by Philipp you know. Like washed out from his world. But I guess, if I needed to go. I had to go.

Britney let out a squeal.

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Sam : did he ever take his sunglasses off?

Teagan : Oh yeah! I remembered asking him that. At the airport. When I was just about to leave, I remembered turning back to look at him. And I was like ‘I’ve realized you’ve been wearing your sunglasses, like the whole day?’

Brit : But he didn’t answer right?

Teagan : Nope. You’re right. He did not. Instead, he changed the subject by wanting to ask me for advice.

Sam: advice?

I nodded. Teagan : Yeah, according to him it was love advice about one girl he likes. And that was when I realized he wasn’t out today on Valentines day with a lover.

Sam: Same thing, Philipp didn’t ask you either.

Teagan: Yeah, I know.

Britney winks.

Teagan: Anyway, I asked him that too, but he ignored me again. And started heading on advice. I’ll say out part of the conversation cause, I don’t remember all of it.

NOTE: THE PARTS WHERE THE TALK LABELLED ME/HIM IS THE PART OF THE PAST CONVERSATION. WHERE IT IS LABELLED TEAGAN/BRIT/SAM/PHILIPP, IT'S THE PRESENT. SO IN THIS CONVERSATION. DONT GET MIXED UP.

Him : I like her so much

me: Then go talk to her.

Him : but, she wont like me.

me: Don’t say that. You’re great.

Him: I’m not great around girls.

me: Right, Lukas. You were amazing with me just now. With the tour and all, you’re a cool guy to hang out with.

Him: I..I just want her to know how I feel.

me: She wont know, until you tell her.

Him: but she wont like me.

me: How do you know?

Him: I can just tell

me: Just try talk to her

Him: What should I say?

me: Tell her how much you like her

Him: I always tell her that.

me: what do you mean?

Him: I’m always with her, I love her.

Teagan: When he said that, I felt a lump in my throat. It reminded me of Philipp and I.

Me : I know, how you feel. I really wished Philipp knew how I felt too.

Him: I’m sure he knows. I mean, he loves you right?

Me: yeah. Sighs

We stood there silent for a while.

Him: Yeah, um anyway. She wont like me too.

Me : she does. I’m sure of it

Him: how do you know.

Me: because who wouldn’t like you?

Him: girls like you

Me : don’t say that! I love you already. I’m sure Philipp would be lucky to have you as his little brother.

Him: I love you too but..

Teagan :Time was running out.

Me : so are you going to talk to her.

Britney Let out a squeal

Sam; What’s going on! *she sounded tempted *

Teagan: then, for no reason he took my hand. He took my hand and kissed it.

Sam made a confuse look. Britney, grinned for ear to ear.

Teagan: Don’t worry Sam, I was confuse at first too.

Him: (He looks up from my had) I just did.[/I]

Teagan: I stared at him in disbelief at first but then, he took his sunglasses of and his hat off and..

Sam: Don’t tell me he’s Philipp all the time!!!??/

I nodded. Britney squealed and tugged Sam’s sleeve.
Brit : Isnt it sweet Sam?

Sam looked surprised and stunned. Sam : It’s amazing!! Oh my gosh!

Teagan: smiles

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Teagan: you had no idea how happy I was! I mean I just leaped up and threw my arms around him. My anger and sadness towards him just banished at that moment. It felt great to be back in his arms.

Brit: did you cry?

Sam: I bet she did! You know how emotional Teagan is.

I grinned.

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Teagan: and so basically, then he told me how he wanted me to stay and how he didn’t even book a going back ticket.

Sam: wait, isn’t Philipp a blonde?

Teagan: Yeah, he bleached it brunette. Well that was what he said to me at the airport . But it wasn’t permanent so he washed it off right away. It looked horrible seeing he had only soaked it and then dry it instantly. It felt like heaven you guys!

Brit and Sam exchanged glances.

Teagan; Anyway, then he pulled me down and planted a kiss on my lips and guess what he said.

Brit and Sam smiled as they looked at each other.

Brit and Sam: Happy Valentines day?

I grinned and nodded.

Sam: so it was all a happy ending and all?

Philipp: Not for me actually.

All three of us turned to look at him. Philipp, blonde, stood there, beaming as he leaned against my door frame. I smiled upon his beautiful blue eyes.

Brit sat up. Brit : what do you mean?

Philipp walked towards us. Philipp: Didn’t she mention that she hit me about fifty times with her purse later and started crying and screaming at my face?

Britney giggled.
Sam snorted. Sam: You deserved it.

Philipp threw a pillow her way.

Teagan: Well obviously I was mad! I mean how could you.

Philipp beamed and placed an arm around my shoulder.

Philipp: How many times must I tell you I’m sorry?

I grinned as he planted another kiss on my lips.

Teagan: Until I’m satisfied. Smiles

Brit and Sam got up and hurried over towards the door. “Um, we’ll be gone.” They giggled. “see you sis, bye Philipp”

With one last wave, they slammed the door shut and Philipp planted another kiss on my lips.

emaone
13th Jul 2007, 10:51 AM
wooh, finally i'm done. Sorry to see you go tklrn, :( your entries were great though. :D

TRIriana
13th Jul 2007, 10:14 PM
That was very sweet. :). Philipp certainly pulled the wool over her eyes for a bit there, :lol:.

emaone
13th Jul 2007, 11:35 PM
thanks Tri .:D:D

BetteBob
14th Jul 2007, 8:23 AM
Well, to put things bluntly these last nine months have been anything but easy. For a while life seemed to go from bad to worse. To start things off Toby lost his job because his company had to make cutbacks for financial reasons. Nova became withdrawn and reclusive, refusing to talk to or even look at me. She was was an empty shell, all the life had gone out of her. There were complications involving Ava's will and who would become the proprietor of her estate. As a result of all the stress I had some complications with my pregnancy and nearly lost the baby. During that time this got increasinly worse with Nova because she was convinced that I was going to die like her mother did. And to top everything off we were a family of five, soon to be six, living in a tiny two bedroom starter house with no means of adding on an addition or moving.
After about thre months of living off my measly salary, cutting back on expenses, selling what we could, pulling Ridley out of private school, and even going without some necessities we had hit rock bottom. Toby and I would lay awake at night, side by side, but not talking, each of us wondering how and if we would ever make it through these tought times, then one day everything changed. Toby was able to get a job, a better one withe a larger salary and better benefits. The missing pieces for Ava's will were located and all the kinks were ironed out. After some counseling and a lot of love and patience Nova began to get back to her old self.

Like Riley said life was downright horrible for awhile there, I had never been so scared in my entire life, I thhought for sure I was going to lose my family. It even got to the point where Riley and I weren't even talking to each other, we were too wrapped up in our own worries to listen to what the other had to say.
Once we were able to get custody of Ava's estate we were able to sell her house and pay off her remaining debts. Some of the money that was left was put into a college fund for Nova and the rest of it, along with a loan from my mother, was used to put on and addition to the house.
We knocked down some walls to expand the kitchen and dining area and put in a staircase. Upstairs we werea able to add two more bedrooms, a playroom and two bathrooms, a full bath and a half bath. We haven't had the chance yet to finish the playroom for the kids but its summertime now so the kids are content to play outside.
As for Nova, its been a really rough road but we're making it through. As a matter of fact I think Nova wants to tell you her story herself. Right?

Right. When I first came to live with Uncle Toby and Aunt Riley I was really sad. I missed my mommy very much and all I wanted was to have her back. I didn't want to play with Ridley or Laurie and I didn't want to talk to Aunt Riley. I was afraid I would start to love Aunt Riley like another mommy and that she would die like Mommy did because of her baby. The doctors and Uncle Toby had told me that Mommy died because of complications with the baby. I didn't want to talk to Aunt Riley because I was afraid I would lose another mommy. Uncle Toby and Aunt Riley decided it would be good for me to go see a special doctor to talk to, at first I didn't want to go but now I like Dr. Rain. We talk about lots of things and she helps me not to be so worried and scared anymore.
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I love my Aunt Riley very much.
I love you too sweetheart.
Nove has gone back to being her old bubbly self and its been so wonderful to see such a peace come over her. I don't think we saw her smile or heard her laugh for months and when she finally did it was ... it broke my heart. It was the most beautiful sound to hear her giggle, I think I cried when I heard it.

Life is really getting back on track in the Logan home after so many months of turmoil and trial and its such a relief. The sounds of my children laughing and the sight of their smiling faces and knowing that my wonderful wife is still by my side after all those months of worry is like a gift from heaven.
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The girls have become nearly inseperable and can almost always be found
telling secrets and giggling over them.

Speaking of gifts, we recieved a perfect present about two and half months ago.
That we did!
A beautiful baby girl.
Remy AvaNoelle Logan and she's perfect.
Nine months ago we were scraping the bottom of the barrel praying for a miracle and now here we are, a little bruised and scuffed on the edges but happy and healthy.
Life couldn't get any better.

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Here we are all together for dinner.

Here are some pictures of the renovations and additions that we did to the house.
The Kitchen and Dining Area. Before we only had enough space for three family members to sit down at the table now there's more than enough room.
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Laurie's Bedroom. He hasn't quite grown into it yet but he will soon enough.
Laurie's Room (http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a314/eewabob/Logan/contest/snapshot_b36c365c_139b0abc.jpg)

Ridley and Nova's room. Both girls insisted on having purple walls unfortunately they couldn't come to an agreement on what color purple so they agreed on purple stripes.
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Kids' bathroom. Riley has always love the beach and nautical things so this was her favorite project and she went all out.
Bathroom (http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a314/eewabob/Logan/contest/snapshot_b36c365c_d39ceae0.jpg)

Melodyway17
14th Jul 2007, 11:42 AM
Ugh - sorry, but I think I may have to drop out. My computer been's going on the fritz, and it's driving me insane. Also - I can't come up with a solution for my problem >.> I haven't been able to think straight, and I can't just concentrate on my sims anymore...

Sorry...

DontDieKThx
14th Jul 2007, 6:23 PM
|Liam...|
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"Rahim!" The blonde hissed angrily, taking a quick step back as the darker man overturned another piece of furniture. "Stop it...people are looking!" It was true-- Rahim's angry actions had garnered an excessive amount of attention from the other college students in the cafeteria. "This isn't going to change anything," He said in a forcibly calmer voice as Rahim had stopped, the older man breathing harshly. "We're still going to counseling, whether you like it or not. I think it's necessary for our relationship, at this point."

Liam fiercely held his ground as Rahim sent him a fiery death stare, and eventually the older man calmed down, plopping himself into one of the few chairs that still remained upright. "I'm not going," the man said resolutely, his glance focused intensely on the dirty multicolored flooring. "There's no way in hell I'm letting some shrink try to tell me how to live my life. And, besides, our relationship is just fine as it is...isn't it?" Rahim looked up at Liam, his eyes devoid of the Hulk-like rage that had possessed him just moments before; now the man just seemed insecure and incredulous, like a young child who has just been orphaned.

"No," Liam said, his eyes on the floor as well. "We're...we've been fighting a lot, Rahim. And..and, well, ever since I decided not to do your term paper for you--"

"Well, that was more your fault than it was mine, wasn't it?" The Guyanese man growled, though Liam knew it was just an attempt to stall the inevitable: the 2 o' clock appointment with the best relationship counselor in Great Britain.

"Rahim," Liam said, giving him an encouraging smile, "Let's at least try this, okay? If it doesn't work...then, well, you can say 'I told you so' however many times you'd like."

The older man snorted-- though whether it was in laughter or in derision remained unclear-- but ultimately began to nod in compliance.
"All right. But I'm only giving this shrink woman one try-- that's it."

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|Rahim...|
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"All righty then," The bubbly blonde woman said, looking at both men with such joy on her face that Rahim was tempted to ask if she had recently taken some drugs, "My name is Dr. Elizabeth Slane, and I work with couples everyday just like you two to help iron out your issues. Now, uh, you," She titled her head towards Liam, "are Liam Abbots, correct? And you're," Her eyes drifted towards Rahim, beaming even wider at him, "Liam's boyfriend, Rahim Faure. I understand you two have been having some difficulties in your relationship lately?"

Liam smiled abashedly and nodded. "Um, yeah, actually--"
"No we haven't. We're just fine." Rahim growled from the corner of the sofa that he and Liam were sitting on.

To Rahim's frustration, the woman continued to look at them with a pleasant, mother-like expression on her face. "A difference of opinion, I see. Well...as relationship counseling usually goes, I'm going to talk to each of you separately to help find out where exactly the problem, or problems, may lie-- and then we're going to do a fun little activity as a couple. Sound good?"

"No," Rahim stated, ignoring how dismayed Liam seemed to look. "I don't think you're going to be able to help us," He said with a bit more geniality.

"And why do you think that?"

"Because there's a non-issue here. We've been doing perfectly fine so far without having to go see someone to tell us how our relationship is doing..."

The woman grinned even more at this. "I'm not telling you how your relationship is doing-- you two have already shown me that. I'm here to just bring you and your boyfriend to a compromise-- that's what a relationship is all about you know: give and take. If one person's..." She trailed off as the older man shot her a glance of intense loathing. "Um...alright then; Liam, I'll see you first."
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|Liam...|

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"So, Liam...why are you here?" The woman sat back in her swivel chair, smiling expectantly.

"Um," He replied, flustered, "Well...I guess because Rahim and I have been arguing a lot lately." He leaned back in the chaise as much as he could-- if only to pretend to himself that he was as relaxed about this whole thing as Dr. Slane seemed to be-- and forced himself to look calm. "They're normal arguments, though; nothing major."

Dr. Slane laughed. "Dearie...if you really considered them 'normal' arguments, would you have called me to schedule a counseling session. I think not," She said, twirling a pencil in her hand as she spoke. She let the writing utensil drop onto the clipboard in her lap as she locked eyes with Liam. "What have these arguments been about?"

"Nothing, really....just..." Liam sighed. "We've been fighting a lot about this paper that he had to do for class-- he wanted me to do it so he could go out and party with his friends."

"Hmm...that doesn't sound too responsible," The woman noted, scribbling something onto her clipboard. "Go on."

"And, um...I decided not to do it, since...well, you know, it would've been wrong. But Rahim didn't seem to understand why I didn't do it, and he still doesn't."

"Mmm-hmm," Dr. Slane said, nodding. "So all these arguments have been just about that?"

Liam began to look at the paintings on the wall before speaking. "...no, not really. They'd begin about the paper, and then they'd escalate to other things...how he always is going out to parties when he should be studying, how he...sometimes looks at these other girls and stuff when we're out on a date or something...and how he doesn't....how he doesn't..." The blond man was suddenly having an incredibly difficult time talking-- he seemed to be too busy struggling with the large lump that formed in his throat. "How he doesn't even care...if we're...together, later."

"What do you mean, 'together, later'? He doesn't want to stay with you...?"

"No!" The man replied harshly. "I mean...," He sighed again, nibbling on his lower lip. "I mean...Rahim lives for 'right now'. So..he doesn't even want to look into the future...and he says that he isn't making any promises about...us, and our future."

"Ah," Dr. Slane said, nodding knowledgeably. "Okay, so...would you like to send in your boyfriend now, or is there more you wanted to tell me?"

"No," The blonde said, rising from the chaise. "I think you can talk to Rahim now. But..." He turned to the woman, a pleading look on his face. "Can you please make him...I dunno, better? So we won't keep fighting? Honestly...regardless of his faults, I still love him...and I want us to be a couple, even if it's only for the present."

Dr. Slane gave him an apologetic glance. "I'm sorry, love, I can't promise anything. But I'll try, all right?" She reached up to gently grab onto Liam's left hand. "I'll try my best."
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|Rahim...|

"I don't want to be here."

Dr. Slane smiled that annoying, toothy grin for perhaps the twentieth time at Rahim. "But you're here anyway. So let's just get started." The man rolled his eyes. "What don't you like about Liam?"

"What?" He responded gruffly, huddling even closer to the end of the sofa. "What do you mean?"

She chuckled. "Don't worry, darling...this is all confidential. Pretend I'm your diary or something; just tell me whatever you'd like. What about Liam bugs you?"

"Nothing. He's--"

"Too studious for your tastes? Much more conservative than you'd prefer?" Dr. Slane offered.

"No...I like him just the way he is. He's...fine." Rahim was less than ecstatic about having the psychiatrist pick at his brain, and he knew it showed-- he just hoped that Dr. Slane wouldn't realize that he found himself agreeing with her. Why was Liam so obsessed with school all the time, anyway?

"Rahim," The woman coaxed, "there's no need to pretend around me. I heard that pause in your sentence-- you don't think he's exactly 'fine', do you?"

"Well...all right, there are a few things-- just a few-- that I don't like about Liam."

"Mmm-hmm," The woman said, nodding, clipboard and pencil in hand.

Despite his previous reservations about Dr. Slane, Rahim soon was telling the doctor about everything he and Liam ever quarreled over, every thing about Liam that drove him crazy.

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"And, the other thing is," He said, slightly out of breath, "He's just like a girl! I mean, I thought that dating a guy would mean I wouldn't have to worry about them being clingy, or have them wanting to marry me all of a sudden-- but Liam's exactly like that! He's always claiming that I'm not 'committed' or something."

"So you're saying...?"

"I'm saying that he needs to get a grip. I love him...what else does he need?"
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|Liam...|
Dr. Slane stood to the side of the two men, perfectly in center between both of them. "Okay, loves. For this little exercise, all you two have to do is make sure that you remain in your chairs-- and furthermore, you can not in any way turn around to look at each other, no matter how tempting that may be. Otherwise, there are no rules-- scream, curse, whatever. I'll..uh, be in the other room."

She walked out of the room, shutting the door behind her. "Well," Rahim said, his shirt rustling as he crossed his arms. "Since I'm such a gentleman, you can go first."

Liam groaned. "Look, Rahim, I really just want--"

"I know, I know-- 'Oh, Rahim, you don't care about me at all'" The darker man crudely mimicked. "'All I want is for us to be together and ever and have a happy ending...' Well, too bad, Liam-- I'm not a long-haul kind of guy... you know that."

"That wasn't what I was going to say!" The blonde said, tears threatening to leak from his eyes. "I was just going to say that I want this to smooth over, okay?! I don't...I don't care if you never want to see me ever again after this-- as long as we're not burning any bridges."

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Rahim laughed humorlessly. "You're such a bad liar. You want us to get married and go through all that mushy romantic sh** everyone else does...and yet, have you ever noticed that most couples who do that end up apart? That chocolate and flowers don't always equal eternal happiness?" His voice had risen to a shriek. "You never think of anything important!"

"That's not true!" Liam shrieked back, despite knowing he sounded like a five-year-old who wasn't getting his way. "I'm thinking of us, Rahim! Are you saying that's not important to you?!"

"No," Rahim said sadly as the volume of his voice plummeted. "I'm saying that all this time...I've been thinking of us, too." The creak of his chair signaled to Liam that he was standing up.

"Hey, you can't--"

"Shut up, Liam," Rahim said as he walked to the blonde's chair and pulled him by the hand until he had forced Liam to fall into his arms. The younger man grasped onto him and began to sob as Rahim petted his hair. "Ssh...I'm sorry, okay? I know I seem like such an a**...but it's only because I don't jinx it. Trust me, I've been through so many relationships where it seems like it's all smooth sailing...and then, suddenly, we're just over. I don't know how it happens, but..." He separated himself slightly from Liam's tight embrace, choosing instead to hold the man's hand. "I really want you around for a long time-- even if we end up just being friends. And even though it doesn't seem like it...I really don't want to do anything to mess it up. So, once again, I'm really sorry."


The blonde blushed. "I'm sorry, too, for being so...serious. My parents have always emphasized how important it is to have good grades and stuff, so I just want to make them proud, and ensure that I have a good career and a good life. That doesn't-- that doesn't mean I can't have fun once in a while, too."

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"You know..." Rahim said, sliding an arm around Liam, "I think that if we both tried to change a bit, things would be a lot easier. You, for example, can go to a few parties with me..."

"And you," The blonde replied, smiling, "Can try to focus on your schoolwork a little more. Deal?"

"Deal," Rahim said, grinning. "I do want us together, you know. I always have. I just don't want to hurt you and screw things up."

"Rahim," Liam said, leaning against the brunette, "you won't. I think now, that this is over with...nothing can go wrong when we're together."

"Nothing?" The darker man said, sounding skeptical.

"Nothing."

TRIriana
14th Jul 2007, 7:17 PM
Oooh, I like. I'm completely hoping Liam and Rahim remain together!

fleesh
15th Jul 2007, 8:42 PM
PMd my scores to TRIriana, sorry they're so late. Good luck to everyone :)

bs624_SC
17th Jul 2007, 2:49 AM
Is anyone there? When will the scores be posted.(even though I know I am gone.)

Noir
17th Jul 2007, 5:29 AM
Aaaah! I'm so nervous; good luck to everyone!!!

TRIriana
17th Jul 2007, 10:16 AM
Bs624 I'll post the scores as soon as I get them. I'm still waiting on one set.

bs624_SC
17th Jul 2007, 5:18 PM
Cool, can't wait...

TRIriana
18th Jul 2007, 10:04 AM
I still haven't gotten the last scores; if I don't have them later today I'll step in as EJ.

emaone
18th Jul 2007, 12:58 PM
okay. Cant wait~ :D

WooHoo
18th Jul 2007, 7:23 PM
I'm not the one who didn't get scores in, right? I'm sure I sent them, but if mine are the ones that are missing, I can re-send them.

TRIriana
18th Jul 2007, 10:13 PM
No, I have yours WooHoo. :).

TRIriana
18th Jul 2007, 10:43 PM
Round III Scores


Judge I - WooHoo


DontDieKThx

Storytelling: 10
Creativity: 9
Emotion: 10
Total: 29

BetteBob

Storytelling: 9
Creativity: 9
Emotion: 9
Total: 27

Emaone

Storytelling: 9
Creativity: 8
Emotion: 8
Total: 25

Noir

Storytelling: 9
Creativity: 9
Emotion: 10
Total: 28

Bs624

Storytelling: 8
Creativity: 8
Emotion: 9
Total: 25


Judge II - Fleesh


BetteBob

S - 10
E - 8
OC - 10
28/30

DontDieKThx

S - 10
E - 8
OC - 9
27/30

Emaone

S - 8
E - 8
OC - 7
23/30

Noir

S - 9
E - 10
OC - 8
27/30

Bs624

S - 7
E - 8
OC - 7
22/30


Judge III – TRIriana


DontDieThx

Storytelling: 10
Emotion: 10
Overall Creativity: 10
Total: 30

BetteBob

Storytelling: 10
Emotion: 10
Overall Creativity: 10
Total: 30

Emaone

Storytelling: 7
Emotion: 8
Overall Creativity: 10
Total: 25

Noir

Storytelling: 9
Emotion: 9
Overall Creativity: 9
Total: 27

Bs624

Storytelling: 7
Emotion: 8
Overall Creativity: 8
Total: 23


Overall Scores
BetteBob: 87
DontDieThx: 86
Noir: 82
Emaone: 73
Bs624: 70


As there were two eliminations this Round, to make way for the final 3 - this means we have to say goodbye to Emaone and Bs624 this time. You both did really well; and I've enjoyed reading whatyou came up with for your couples. :).

Noir
19th Jul 2007, 1:27 AM
Oh WOW I just about had a heart attack when I saw the results had been posted.

Good job to everyone that made it, and the ones that didn't I loved your couples =]

emaone
19th Jul 2007, 2:55 AM
oh well, it was fun Tri, congrats to those who made it. :D

TRIriana
19th Jul 2007, 9:42 AM
I hope to see you again if there's another cycle. :). The Final Round will be posted soon.

emaone
19th Jul 2007, 11:45 AM
thanks Tri. I'll be happy to join if there ever was a next cycle. :D

TRIriana
19th Jul 2007, 12:58 PM
The Final

The Future


The three who remain can finally breathe a brief sigh of relief! Congratulations for making it into the finale 3. :). You've shown us pretty much all there is to show of main instances in your couples' lives - except for how it ends, hence the title for the Final.

Quite simply you have to show what happens next for your couples - it could be the happy ever after, or not. It can show your couples a few years down the line, when everything is settled or the very, very end of the line after showing what things have been like since the reconcilliations.

Pictures
As always 4 to 6 pictures.

Writing
I tend not to give a maximum number of paragraphs, but minimum try and write at least a paragraph. You can use first person, third person, screenplay style - again, whatever you feel most comfortable using.

Deadline
21st July at 10PM GMT

TRIriana
20th Jul 2007, 10:38 PM
Just a reminder - you only have another day to get your last entries in.

BetteBob
21st Jul 2007, 12:45 AM
I'm hoping and crossing my fingers that I'll be able to finish this contest. My game just decided to stop working all of a sudden on the day that the scores were posted. I've been trying to problem solve as much as possible to figure out what's going on as to why the game won't work. I've made a little head way today but I've been so busy with RL stuff that I haven't had much time to fiddle on my computer. Hopefully later tonight I'll be able to figure it out and have my entry posted tomorrow ... I hope.

TRIriana
21st Jul 2007, 10:02 AM
I hope you manage to sort it out!

12 hours left until the Round ends.

BetteBob
21st Jul 2007, 10:04 PM
It's been a few years since we last spoke with you and so much as happened since then, some and some bad. Where should we start?

Maybe with the kids?

Good Idea. How about we start with Remy. She was just a newborn the last time we talked. Let's see ... Remy is six years old now and just started kindergarten which she absolutely loves. Remy is our high energy child, she's an absolute spit-fire, she's non-stop, always bouncing from one thing to the next, constantly wondering "What are we gonna do next?" Its a good thing she has older siblings who adore her and are willing to do things with her.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a314/eewabob/Logan/contest/Remy6.jpg

Laurie just turned 13 and likes to think that he's "all that" he likes to pretend he's all tough and cool and doesn't care about anything but deep down he's a softy who likes nothing more than hanging out with his funny baby sister. Laurie and Remy are constantly making up some new game to play. Laurie is also an all star sports player. In the last year he was named MVP on all three of his Little League teams, baseball, soccer and tennis.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a314/eewabob/Logan/contest/Laurie.jpg

Nova is next, goodness gracious where to start?

Life for that child has been a rollercoaster, one that has more downs than ups.

For awhile everything was going well, Nova was a happy healthy child who loved live, then when Toby's mother passed away three years ago everything went south for Nova. She became sullen and repressed, she began hanging out the wrong crowd, and there was a time when she wouldn't wear anything but black. When she was little it was easier to talk to her, to get through to her but not anymore. About a year ago she came home with a new "boyfriend" at first he seemed nice, like he'd be a good influence for Nova, but shortly after they began dating Ridley had some unsettling news for us. Ridley told us that Nova was acting even stranger than usual and that mysterious bruises kept showing up on her arms and legs and other places that'd she would try to hide and cover up. We tried talk to her about it but she insisted that he loved her and she loved him.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a314/eewabob/Logan/contest/snapshot_b36c365c_33ae4dbe.jpg

About a month ago Nova came home with a black eye, a bloody lip and a broken arm. I sat her down looked her in the eye and told here enough was enough, this guy was a jerk and she was never going to see him again. She broke down crying saying "I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry."

Unfortunately that wasn't the end of it for Nova, she found out about a week ago that she was pregnant. So now here she is sixteen, battered, bruised and pregnant. She has settled down some in her wild ways but is still very closed off and unwilling to communicate.

As for Ridley, even though she and Nova are near polar opposites, they're still best friends and nearly inseperable. Life for Ridley has been as easy as Nova's has been hard. She's at the top of her class in academics and is a track and field all star. She'll be 18 this December and graduating in the spring. She's alread had top Universities from around the country scouting her out and offering her scholarships, now she just has to decide which one she's going to choose.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a314/eewabob/Logan/contest/Ridley4.jpg

Toby and I? Well our love for each other has weathered the tests and trials of time and family and life and is still as strong as ever. Somethings the kids get grossed out by our displays of affection and Ridley has even told us that we're more "touchy-feely" than some of her friends in high school. I'm pretty sure nothing will ever come between us and tear us apart.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a314/eewabob/Logan/contest/TobyandRiley.jpg


"Til death do us part" Right honey?

Absolutely

TRIriana
21st Jul 2007, 10:13 PM
Awww, they're so sweet! Nice ending. :).

Noir
21st Jul 2007, 10:32 PM
It's funny how things that make you want to cry and sob and scream are the very things that you wish you could have again, when put in perspective. I guess that's what I got...what my family got...a big dose of perspective.

I remember how whispering the words, "I'm pregnant." to Carter seemed like I was forcing lead out of my mouth; I was so scared. But now, all I want is to go back to that time and enjoy my life while it was still normal. I want to go back to the times where I would smile at everything, and I was so carefree.

Well, I guess I should stop dancing around what I really don't want to say, and say it. It all started at precisely 3: 27 AM. It was time.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b384/alexa_r/b.jpg

"CARTER!"
"Mmmphg..."
"OOooohh, my water just broke! Carter!"
At this point, he had jumped out of bed, wide awake.
"But, Ry, it's not time! You're not due for another three months! ....Are you--"
"Of course I'm sure, and I know! Just get me to a hospital!"

So we ran into the car, me more stumbling, and Carter sped off. From there, it's all kind of a blur to me. I know I was in a wheelchair, then a hospital bed, and I remember pain...so much pain...and then everything went black. \

The next thing I knew, I was sitting up in a strange bed in a room tackily decorated with baby blues, and cheap fluorescent lights were burning my eyes. I looked around, and saw Carter. When he saw I was awake, he enveloped me in a careful hug, saying, "Riley, are you okay, baby?"

I mumbled an affirmative answer groggily. I didn't understand where I was or what was going on, but somehow I didn't have the energy to voice my concerns. Then, as my hands sank back into the covers and brushed my stomach, my eyes widened. I remembered everything, but most importantly, my baby was not in my arms. I panicked.

At this moment, a doctor walked in, her face grave.
"Where is my baby?" I said forecefully, yet somehow calmly. In my gut I knew something was wrong, but I didn't want to think about it. I pushed it away.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b384/alexa_r/bba.jpg

She smiled nervously. "Well, I see you've woken up!"

The silence couldn't be louder.

She gave up trying to act cheery, and said, "Riley, I wish there were an easier way to say this, but you've had a miscarriage."

My heart stopped. I stared at her face...it was so calm. I looked down at my empty stomach, but nothing could shake me from my deep shock.

"I have to leave."
"Well, I guess," she said. "We took care of everything while you were sleeping, so..."

I got up slowly and left, in a trance. I didn't care that I was in my hospital gown, and wasn't aware of the tears streaming down my face. I watched from, detatched, as someone who looked very much like me answered Carter's questions with noncommital sounds. I watched more as this familiar couple walked to their car, oblivious to the stares, and until they reached their home. While they were driving, I seemed to lose any idea of myself at all, and blended into the existence of the world itself. Suddenly, I was myself again. I looked around, scared, and saw we had reached home.

I felt myself be led to the patio, and Carter began to talk, hugging me and crying. I had never seen Carter cry before, but somehow I didn't feel anything, not pity. Not sadness or grief. I let him hug me and soothed him as well. I pretended like I was okay because I couldn't feel anything to prove otherwise.

Rynne: I saw Mom and Dad through the living room windom, and I knew something was weird. Mom was holding her stomach, and Dad was crying.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b384/alexa_r/ba.jpg

It made me scared, and I felt like I was intruding. I walked outside slowly, and went to Mom.

"Mommy?" I asked quietly, starting to cry. "Has something happened to the baby?"

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b384/alexa_r/bbh.jpg

Then Dad led me a little bit away and hugged me. He explained that Riley had a miscarriage, which meant the baby had been born too early and didn't survive. I saw something change in Mom's face, then, and she looked pained in a way I couldn't describe. I started to cry again, and let myself be led away by Dad.

Riley: I walked upstairs slowly, and changed into my pajamas. But as I was about to lie down on my bed, it hit me as I saw my swollen stomach. My baby, my second life growing inside me, is gone. My stomach was still large, a painful reminder of the life that used to thrive inside it. I felt like I had just fell off a mountain, and I gave into the pull of gravity and sank to the ground, my shoulders shaking with heavy sobs.

I heard Carter come up. When he saw me crying, he ran to me and held me. It comforted me, and we sat on the floor crying for a good part of the night. When I couldn't cry anymore, I sank onto the bed and fell fast asleep.

...1 YEAR LATER...

I went through the grieving process normally, I suppose, and was able to function normally in about a month. Now, I'm fine, although I've changed. We all have. Carter and I are so much more serious, and I just can't seem to smile as much as I used to. And poor Rynne is so much more grown up than I would ever want her to be. The twins are still the same though, and every time I see them playing a smile plays across my lips as I see their enviable innocence and carefree spirit.

But there's good news, amazing, beautiful news. I'm pregnant again. And I'm so glad I'm able to say that with hope and happiness. I know now that I can provide the baby with a normal life, and I will be strong. After all, I have my family to hold me together. And when I have them, nothing can bring me down.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b384/alexa_r/bbb.jpg

Noir
21st Jul 2007, 10:33 PM
Sorry it's kind of late! It took me way longer than expected to write it =]

DontDieKThx
21st Jul 2007, 11:00 PM
|Rahim...|
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y265/hensa09/R4_1.jpg

"Ohmygawd..."

Rahim watched the younger man look around the shack in wonderment; he tried but failed to hold in a beaming smile when Liam turned to him, surprise and gratefulness lighting up his features, and embraced him roughly, almost knocking the Guyanese man to the floor.

"I can't believe you did all this for me," Liam whispered, clinging tightly to Rahim.

Rahim smirked. "For us, actually. I'm not that selfless," He joked, half-carrying the blonde onto a large white towel that had been 'accidentally' splayed across the bamboo flooring.

"What's this for?" Liam questioned, quirking an eyebrow.
"Well...I think our honeymoon has officially commenced, right? Sooo...."
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y265/hensa09/R4_2.jpg

He pushed Liam over onto his back, hovering over him as their legs habitually began to intertwine. "I didn't want to make the floor all messy, you know?"

Liam smiled, but it was plain from the glazed look in his eyes that his mind was elsewhere. "Liam?" The darker man asked, concerned. "Is something wrong?"

"Oh, no," Liam said, shaking his head. "Just got lost in my thoughts..."

|Liam...|

Normally, the warmth of Rahim's body against his own was usually enough of a distraction for Liam...but today, it seemed that nothing was going to stop him from lapsing back into his memories.

As much as he wanted to enjoy their honeymoon to the fullest, Liam also wanted to be able to keep every moment of the past few weeks fresh and clear in his mind...especially of the moment that Rahim had proposed to him.

It had been a rainy Saturday in May, and they had just finished eating dinner at one of the most elegant, top-notch restaurants Liam had ever heard of. He had felt pleasantly full as he walked with Rahim towards the car, his head leaning drowsily against Rahim's shoulder.
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y265/hensa09/R4_3.jpg

"Okay, Liam.." The other man spun him around quickly so that they faced each other, and through his sleepiness he realized Rahim looked very anxious. "Before we go home, I wanted to ask you something. I'm...only going to say this once, because I know that in the next five minutes I'm going to be too scared to go through with it, but...will you marry me?"

Jolted into a searingly awakened state, Liam could only blink in shock. "Um...," He finally said, when his brain churned into motion once more, "Yeah. Yeah, I will."

Rahim sighed in relief, but then looked sheepishly at Liam once more. "Alright, so...will you marry me...now?"

Liam, at this point, had lost all non-vital body functions, and was breathing in little gasps through his mouth.

"Okay then, I'm going to take that as a, 'Of course, Rahim, why not?'" Rahim said as he pulled Liam a bit too quickly for the blonde's liking to a trellis of roses that arched over their heads. Feeling like he had been dropped into an alternate universe, Liam looked around in bewilderment as his friends and family waved at him cheerfully from plastic lawn chairs arranged in a semi-circle around the makeshift altar.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y265/hensa09/R4_4.jpg
"Liam?," Rahim said in what sounded like an unnecessarily desperate tone. "Liam, love...I've got the rings, so let's just make this quick, all right? I don't want to have the time to take any of this back." The darker man pulled out a ring, and suddenly Liam couldn't hear or see anyone or anything except Rahim as he fitted the golden orb over his slim finger. With Rahim's aide, he was able to do the same to the Guyanese.

He was brought back to liveliness when Rahim wrapped his arms around him and they kissed a sweet, slow, timeless kiss that was forever captured on Polaroid by Rahim's dad. Liam still had the picture on his suitcase, but he wouldn't dare show Rahim the pic now...not after what he had written on it.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y265/hensa09/R4_5.jpg

|Rahim...|
"Liam?" Rahim snapped his fingers in front of the man's face as he helped Liam onto the sofa. "Seriously...is something bothering you?"

As Liam encircled Rahim's waist with his arms, he began to look worried. "No, it's just that...things have been so great now, you know? But-- I'm still unsure about our future. I mean, are we going to have kids, or--"

Rahim cut off the younger man with a laugh as he looked over the edge of the sofa at their luggage. "Seeing as we haven't even unpacked yet, I don't think we should be thinking about anything that far ahead just yet." He laughed again as he nuzzled his face against Liam's neck, procuring giggles from him as well. Rahim knew that they both had realized by now that their relationship could only be seen and thought of in the present tense.

It would always be one step at a time for them, and Rahim knew that they wouldn't want it any other way.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y265/hensa09/R4_6.jpg

TRIriana
22nd Jul 2007, 2:13 PM
They're both wicked. :). I don't envy the judges having to choose!

lovelybones_SC
22nd Jul 2007, 3:19 PM
my scores are in! good luck! =]

TRIriana
23rd Jul 2007, 8:31 AM
Waiting on a couple more scores, and then I will put the results up. :).

fleesh
23rd Jul 2007, 2:52 PM
TRIriana, I didn't get a PM from you...?

Edit - Ok, I guess I'll just send you the scores in the same format as usual :)

TRIriana
23rd Jul 2007, 3:01 PM
That's weird, the PM said it had sent. Typical, a glitch in the 11th hour, :lol:.

And yep, same format. :).

fleesh
23rd Jul 2007, 3:08 PM
I've PMd you them now. Good luck to the three remaining, you all made it really hard to judge!

TRIriana
23rd Jul 2007, 11:26 PM
I'm going to start off with the Final Round's scores, and then in the next post a recap of your scores through the whole Rounds - with the Winning scores at the bottom.


Round IV Scores


Judge I – Lovelybones


DontDieThx

Storytelling: 10/10
Creativity: 10/10
Emotion: 9/10
Total: 29/30

BetteBob:

Storytelling: 9/10
Creativity: 10/10
Emotion: 9/10
Total: 28/30

Noir

Storytelling: 10/10
Creativity: 9/10
Emotion: 10/10
Total: 29/30


Judge II – WooHoo


DontDieKThx

Storytelling: 10
Creativity: 9
Emotion: 10
Total: 29

BetteBob

Storytelling: 9
Creativity: 9
Emotion: 9
Total: 27

Noir

Storytelling: 10
Creativity: 10
Emotion: 10
Total: 30


Judge III – Fleesh


DontDieKThx

S - 9.5
E - 10
OC - 10
29.5/30

BetteBob

S - 10
E - 9
OC - 10
29/30

Noir

S - 9.5
E - 10
OC - 9
28.5/30


Overall Scores
DontDieKThx: 87.5
Noir: 87.5
BetteBob: 84

So for the individual Round, it was a tie between DDK and Noir. :).

Moving on down to the next post - the Complete Scores. ;).

TRIriana
23rd Jul 2007, 11:33 PM
Round Recaps


DontDieKThx

Round I: 82.5
Round II: 81.5
Round III: 86
Round IV: 87.5

BetteBob

Round I: 76
Round II: 82
Round III: 87
Round IV: 84

Noir

Round I: 72
Round II: 78
Round III: 82
Round IV: 87.5


The Complete Round Scores Overall...
DontDieKThx: 337.5
BetteBob: 329
Noir: 319.5

Congratulations DDK!

All of you did a fantastic job, so be proud of the work you did in the contest. :).

DontDieKThx
24th Jul 2007, 1:14 AM
=0 ZOMG! -squeals- I didn't think I'd actually win o.o Everyone's entries were so cute and touching...

Can't wait for another one of your contests, Tri ;)

fleesh
24th Jul 2007, 4:17 PM
Congratulations to everyone! This has been an awesome contest to judge and I look forward to maybe taking part again in the future if there are any more cycles :)

bs624_SC
25th Jul 2007, 4:53 AM
Good Job everyone, just so you know, I am going to enter in the next cycle. Can't Wait!

JoeSims
25th Jul 2007, 5:21 AM
Congrats Sneh! Now go enjoy your star!

emaone
25th Jul 2007, 12:35 PM
Congrats Sneh! :D:D you deserve the star. :D