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Teenhood's end



A rare case of Sims 4 reflecting 2020: Social distancing, health-consciousness and people being lost in their smartphones.
Luckily sorcerers can dispell disease as well. Would have been extremely useful to have in Real Life, but then again: If we had sorcery in Real Life we would probably not be sitting here playing The Sims...

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Next time, if any: College or Armageddon? Probably college.
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Teens, minions and magic naps



As a birthday gift from her mom, Liisa got her own familiar, a phoenix. (When you look for magic tomes in the Realm library, there is a chance of finding a familiar-orb instead. But don't tell Liisa.) Kari seems a bit worried about her daughter. Actually she should be less worried with a familiar around, because they can absorb fatal blows like when a spellcaster draws too much magic and catches fire. Supposedly they can also absorb fatal shocks from repairing equipment etc, but I have never tried that.

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I'll try to get Liisa to grow up next time, if any. Should she grow a bit more hair or do you like to see her elf ears?
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What color will teen Liisa be?



Approaching puberty, Liisa has discovered her first spell and challenged her mom to a friendly duel. But she is much too early, and the battle is short. Victory goes to the elder Scrolls! (Yes, I named the family only for that joke. That's just the kind of guy I am.)

In time she should become more powerful than Annika though, not just because she has both of her parents' magic, but also because the Realm bloodlines get stronger with each generation for a while.

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Who will become the main character of this story, if any? Liisa, teen superhero in training, or Kari's buttocks? The only way to find out is to play more.
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Another magical day



Kari, of all people, got herself a job. Having healed sims and plants and generally tried making the world a better place, plus being an overall positive person, Kari now has a perfect positive reputation. As a result, an acquaintance called her and offered her a job as a style influencer. They even threw in a brand new computer, a digital sketchbook and a wall board for gathering notes and pictures. And most importantly, she can work from home. Well, sometimes the work requires her to go visit some specific type of business briefly, but mostly she can just write her fashion blog at home and get money and even more fame. Despite occasional doubts about having sold out to The Man, she is mostly fine with it.

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Next time, if any: What color will Liisa be when she grows up? Place your bets!
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Some more magic, some more Liisa



Since everyone else can cast spells, Liisa also tries to practice while mom is sleeping. But it seems that unlike all other skills, learning magic is not boosted by tiny living or perfect toddlerhood. Liisa tries for a while, then gives up ... for now.

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I really just wanted to show off the "Become A Sorcerer" mod, which is as good as some smaller game packs. But these characters keep growing on me as I get to know them.
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Magic, sorcery and salad


Just walk straight into the glowing portal. Your creator commands you! Well, more like demiurge really. Or at least higher-dimensional guiding spirit. I have a particular task in mind for you that Annika can't do.

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To be continued, if all goes well!
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More magic and a birthday



Kari Holmerak Scrolls continues to meditate on the mysteries of the universe, in order to progress in her Deification. This branch of the White Arts is probably named after the Socratic tradition that "the one who needs the least is closest to the Divine", for the immediate effect after a meditation session is a moodlet that slows down the decay of the need bars. At the highest levels, you may even lock them in place, eliminating worldly needs entirely, if you so desire. You can do this for each need, if for instance you still would like to eat.

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Because magic



"Yes, she does that from time to time. That's why we don't have any hanging lamps in this house."

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We have only scratched the surface of the magic systems, so hopefully we will come back to this in future updates, if any.
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Magic, sorcery and a toddler

There's a new family in Willow Creek:

From right to left: Kari Holmerak, Sorceress (Triplis' mod). Annika Scrolls, Spellcaster (Realm of Magic). And their daughter Liisa, who is both.

(In the mod, max-level White Sorcery actually has a final spell that allows the sorceress to create life inside herself or others. In this case, since we just started out, I used the magic of Create-a-Sim.)

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Next time, if any, we may delve into the magic systems. Maybe?
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It's been a long time

I'm still alive, long may it last. My newish computer on the other hand, was corrupted to the core. I'd blame Morgoth, Dark Foe of the World, but actually I later read that it was because of a Windows 10 update. With most other computer stuff, you update to make things safer. Not so with Microsoft: They push out updates without testing them against even mainstrema machines like my HP Pavilion. As a result, I had to reset the machine to out-of-factory condition. Luckily I have a large hard disk attached to my router and a piece of software on each computer that backs up the computer in the background. Only not this computer, or at least there was no trace of it on the backup disk. This one I definitely blame on Morgoth.

I even had an unfinished update on Amanda growing up and her robot Boyfriend 2.0 getting a new more humanoid shape. But none of that matters now. They will live on in our memories, at least for a while.

After that, I did not play The Sims much for a while. Eventually I took up again Sims 3, but I have mostly just been playing my self-sim trying to improve the life of the villagers by means of magic, teaching work-related skills, giving kids tablet computers, and writing books.

I tried Sims 4 Eco Living. It is not bad. It doesn't fix the base game though, which is bad.

Curretnly trying a Sorcery mod recommended by Carl (the guy with the best Sims guides.) It is fun for a while at least, so I should write about it maybe.