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31 January 2009 @ 03:46 pm
The Karamazov Legacy (One More Ruined Reputation: 1.1)  
The Founder Challenge (3) at legacy_writers; lovely founder by katu.


....no? Then feel free to read this version of her legacy, based off (but not necessarily completely related to) The Brothers Karamazov (by Fyodor Dostoevsky). Yes, it's a (780+ pg) novel we're reading right now in AP English. And I've gotten such a kick out of her (crazy) character in the novel that I couldn't but help name her the way I did. She (the character in the novel) fits the part (with the aspiration and personality), too. (In the novel she's a sensualist and an intelligent woman who...lends money to men and seduces them along the way, getting the money and leaving the man....except, well, Mitya. But he's a special case....)


This is Grushenka Karamazov, a Fortune sim and Scorpio [6-5-8-3-3], with the lifetime want to reach the top of the adventurer career. (Which, in itself, should bring many laughs because of the crazy outfits it requires...) She also has a predestined hobby of sports, which you'll see later. (Gah, I hate that main hobby--so many of my sims have it.)

I bought her a 3x5 beach lot, because I've never used one before. Quite entertaining, I've come to find out. First thing Grusha does is stare out at the waves.


*Not really, I think she got points for stuff I bought her or something. ;p

Grusha: Sunglasses are awesome, too! And so ~relaxing~.


Yeah, whatever.

Grushenka: -does that Galinda hair-flip thing-

Y'know, she is not half bad looking. And her nose is cute. ;p

Grusha: Sitting on the sand is BADBADBAD...but making a sandcastle is dignified!

Welcome to Grushenka-is-delusional-87%-of-the-time-land.

.....if you really had wanted to play in the sand that much, maybe you should've told ME to get you better clothes for it? Hmmm?


Grusha: ...in a dignified way, of course!

Grusha: -evil smirk-

Honestly, I don't think even want to know what she's thinking--this is one of those times where you just nod and pretend everything she does is perfectly normal.

Grusha: I spy....

Grusha: ....an ugly garden club member. -sigh-

If I were doing one of those uglacies (sp?), he'd be perfect. Unfortunately, I'm not. (Maybe next time?)

So Grusha decides she needs to find human companionship elsewhere.

i.e., via the interwebz. ;p

This actually is the girl Grusha was talking with on the internet before. Before I started this legacy, I installed the clean templates and thus made a whole new neighborhood free of all the normal ugly townies. Red here actually helped ease my faith in humanity maxis my face templates that was almost taken away with ugly garden club member #549085 above.

She's the only one in the welcome wagon, however. Guess the townie spawning for new neighborhoods doesn't happen till you actually visit one of the community lots...

She's a teen, however. -big sigh-

And who else, but the matchmaker, would visit next? Let's put Grusha's.....$28 to work.

Grusha: Matchmaker, find me Mitya a handsome man with brains. :D

Matchmaker: ARE YOU NUTS?!?! You couldn't pay me a MILLION dollars to find one of those! I'm still searching myself.

Matchmaker: ...but I have this as a consolation prize.
Grusha-does NOT accept consolation prizes- GIVE ME MY MONEY BACK!!!!111
Matchmaker: No refunds. :P
Grusha: -facepalm-

Yeah, that date went -so- well.

Grusha ignored him the whole time and their date was proclaimed "lame", I believe.

Grusha needed a job.....and the law "file clerk" was the best they had. Flattering outfit, Grusha, btw.

This is where I was stupid and changed all the locations of my legacy picture folders--but DIDN'T change the location in MW Snap. Thus, 20+ pictures from this first update were lost. -sigh-

Oh well, you mostly missed Grusha's craziness crankiness. She did that (above) a couple hundred times. And there were a couple of not too handsome townies. A typical community lot visit, huh?


I wonder.

Did I ever mention how insane Grushenka is? No?

Now I did.


Alyosha, where are you? -sigh- Guess you'll have to deal with your religious issues later, Grusha.

If I were to picture what Grushenka looked like in the novel, this would be a really close picture. Maybe somewhat lighter skintone--but that's about it.


I'm stumped, really, Grusha.


amethystnoema: -ignores-



If only I had an answer to that one, Grusha. If only....

So I send her back to the ~interwebz~ because I am sick and tired of her constant WHINING about how much she needs to talk to someone.

And later she goes back to her beach. Her ~peaceful~ beach. (Sorry for stealing your symbols, simplicist. They're just so fun to use!)

EDITLJ decided to eat a bunch of my pictures. >_< So here's the ones you missed:

Grusha: I have my lovely ~flippers~! That's all I need in life!

Grusha: But wait! Money is ~calling~!

Oh, fortune sims. How we love thee.

OH HAI THERE! (Grusha's at work right now).

Are you one of the townies I made from the founders I downloaded? I believe you are! You're choose's founder, maybe? (She's very pretty, btw. I may have to introduce her into the Karamazov legacy later....)


Another founder! Her name is Cynthia (I only know this because of what happens later in this update) and...she's simistry's founder?

Another one. (I told you I created a bunch of them and made them into townies--16 or so of them, I think.) beescratch's, maybe?

And this founder, who thinks he's hot stuff. :P

Cute, though. I'm not sure who's founder he is, however. He might have been a female that I changed into a male (for lack of male founder entries) or a male I changed the hair color of....

...on second thought, maybe he's hidden_kitten's?

Yeah, sometime around here I had changed her job to the culinary track, for whatever reason. (I think it had better hours...) I hate chance cards, but maybe let's take a chance here?

....or not. Sorry, Grusha!

Oooh, another founder~! (Sorry for the excitement--it just took me awhile to figure out how to work the teleporter shrub and turn them into townies and whatnot, so seeing the new townies walk by makes me very happy. :D)

I think she might be imaginepageant's, but I could be wrong....

Awww, she's sweet. :D (Grusha's still at work, by the way...)

One last founder for now. beachwee's? (I suck at comparing the pictures so much....)

And Grusha's back!! And she doesn't fail at all, even with her messed up cooking! (See, she's such a charmer!)


She doesn't play nice, however.

Cynthia is NOT amused.

Katerina Cynthia: I cannot believe I'm even bothering to TALK to her.

You were the idiot trying this kind of stuff. (In the novel Katerina--the good girl--tries to reconcile things with Grushenka in the so well named chapter this update is named after, and Grushenka basically humiliates her and screws her over. )

Grushenka: But you see, I can charm my way into anything--even a promotion!


Here goes Katerina Cynthia again, trying to make things work.

Kat Cynthia, obviously you've never heard of the saying, YOU PLAY WITH FIRE AND YOU'RE GONNA GET BURNED!!

Surprisingly, they got along well after that and played football until 2:00AM. At which, of course, Cynthia had to leave.

And Grusha decided sports was her predestined hobby. -headdesk-

.....is that Mitya?

I'd almost say that was Dmitri, Grushenka's lover errr....boy toy? in the novel. Seriously, that's what I picture when I think of Mitya....he kind of acts like him as well. (At this point Grusha's still asleep, btw, or else I'd have made her greet him.)

In reality, I'm pretty positive he's xgrrlx's founder with black hair instead of blonde hair. I think...

I'm not sure who's founder this is, sorry. I think he actually might be a girl founder turned into a guy, but that could be just a feeling....

Oh and Grusha finally had enough money to buy brick for the outside of her house, by the way. She still only has about $100 to her name at this point, however....

This actually wasn't a founder, but a sim I downloaded awhile ago and thought might make a funny townie. I believe I was right. xD

And this townie might look familiar--that's because he's actually Raye from the Yagami legacy, only with s1 skin instead of s4 skin.

Uhh, sure? Why not?

There were more to the group, but most were founders I'd already introduced you to. (The blonde girl here is also a founder, I belive, though I can't tell whose from any of my pictures...)

Cowboy over there to the right was the one who Grusha was invited to go downtown by. He was also a sim she briefly talked to during her last community lot visit, when all of my pictures were lost. :P

Cowboy: Y'know, you have just the most gorgeous and just so soft hands....-winkwink-
Grusha: orly?

Is that ACR acting up?

....yes. o.o (I THOUGHT YOU HAD ~CLASS~, GRUSHA!!)

Mehh, he's alright. Face 1 template, I think, and with brown hair. :/ Nothing against that--I just want more genetic variety in this legacy than in my previous ones (that I'll still be continuing, by the way!).

amethystnoema: -headdesk- Time for you to leave, lady! (And I thought you were good at making and hoarding money. ;P)

Back home, Bellerophon Svetlov visits. (Shut up, I didn't realize that making them into townies wouldn't change their names....his first name is the name of an ancient greek god/goddess, I believe. xD)

We'll call him Dmitri instead. (Or Mitya, for short.)

And Grushenka is WAY TOO HAPPY for it not to be ~true love~.

..........or is it?

-el fin-

Until next time, everyone!

EDITEDIT: LJ  was REALLY stupid and ate some of my pictures, so if you want to go back to the part where I'm talking about choose's founder, you can. (It'll make more sense now).
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Amybeachwee on January 31st, 2009 11:44 pm (UTC)
O i think i see my founder?!

LOL!. Though, I must say I love this! I can't wait to read more
amethystnoema: athena//piedra//crazyamethystnoema on February 1st, 2009 12:19 am (UTC)
I think it is your founder! :D

Hehe, thanks. (Btw, LJ "ate" some of my pictures, so if you want to read right before the thing about choose's founder, it might make more sense now. xD I lost 6ish of my pictures in this update for some reason--they're back now.)
Amandasimrouge on January 31st, 2009 11:55 pm (UTC)
I love The Brothers Karamazov! It's a great book. And I like the makeover you gave her. ^.^

Can't wait to read more!
amethystnoemaamethystnoema on February 1st, 2009 12:20 am (UTC)
I do too! (We're almost done with it now--on the trial right now. :D) And thanks. :)

Though, btw, LJ "ate" some of my pictures, so if you want to read right before the thing about choose's founder, it might make more sense now. xD I lost 6ish of my pictures in this update for some reason--they're back now.)
selzi: happyselzi on January 31st, 2009 11:55 pm (UTC)
I laughed so hard when I saw who the matchmaker gave to Grushenka (awesome name, by the way) for her $28 ... :D I loved it! <3
amethystnoema: athena//piedra//crazyamethystnoema on February 1st, 2009 12:21 am (UTC)
I almost banged my head against my desk at that point. xD

I guess he literally was the only male adult townie in my neighborhood at that point--so that's who she got. :P

Though also, btw, LJ "ate" some of my pictures, so if you want to read right before the thing about choose's founder, it might make more sense now. xD I lost 6ish of my pictures in this update for some reason--they're back now.)
selzi: happyselzi on February 1st, 2009 02:03 am (UTC)
Oh, great - then I'll catch up right away!
amethystnoema: jaqy//piedra//pompousamethystnoema on February 1st, 2009 04:43 am (UTC)
Just wanted to make sure you didn't think I was crazy, especially since I reread that part and was like, how does that make sense without the lost sentences and pictures? xD
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amethystnoema: weldon//yagami//eyebrowamethystnoema on February 1st, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC)
Me too. :D

It is--though very long! (The narrator's hilarious, though--for the most part it's a third person narrator, but when the narration goes to first person it becomes a sarcastic and cynical narrator.) There's also lots of philosophical and theological questions and whatnot, but the main plot is parricide (killing of one's father).
kharmakickkharmakick on February 2nd, 2009 02:08 am (UTC)
I am itching to see the genetics unfold in the legacy in particular!

And ooh, I've been so bored with reading lately (something incredibly uncommon with me); but this book you're referencing sounds pretty tasty.
amethystnoemaamethystnoema on February 14th, 2009 07:38 pm (UTC)
Me too! I've never been particularly...experimental, I guess, with the genes in TS2 (too afraid to see what would come of it xD), so this should be interesting! :D

It is very awesome--kind of long, but good. The narrator is also sarcastic yet comical--and the plot itself is very intriguing, so I very much enjoyed it. :)
Katukatu on February 2nd, 2009 02:28 am (UTC)
If only I had an answer to that one, Grusha. If only...


She's so classy! XD I love her outfits.
amethystnoema: athena//piedra//crazyamethystnoema on February 14th, 2009 07:40 pm (UTC)
She is--most of the time! XD

I had real fun acting as her in the murder trial in the novel that we acted out in English class--I found an outfit of mine that was very similar to the sim one and everything! :D
vic_simsvic_sims on February 2nd, 2009 03:21 pm (UTC)
My eyes almost melted from the pretty!

It's a lovely beginning. Enjoyed her temper tantrums muchly. XD
amethystnoema: athena//piedra//crazyamethystnoema on February 14th, 2009 07:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :D Yeah, her outbursts never fail to amuse me~.
♫ mushaboom: ★ CHOOSEachuchoose on February 4th, 2009 04:51 am (UTC)
sup mah founder. And man I need to learn to use that townie shrub D: or first, FIND IT :O!

I hate chance cards with the FIRE of my WOOD :U
amethystnoema: athena//piedra//crazyamethystnoema on February 14th, 2009 07:46 pm (UTC)
Teleporter shrub: http://www.simlogical.com/sl/Sims2Pages/Sims2_Teleporters.htm

And a how to: http://sim-vention.com/forums/showthread.php?p=31840 or http://community.livejournal.com/pixel_trade/18672.html (cause it's harder than it seems and I failed the first few times I tried it xD)

Me too!! That's why I almost never try them--but this time I thought I'd give it try....to fail, of course! :P
beescratchbeescratch on February 4th, 2009 05:49 pm (UTC)
Nellie! I really like what you did with her! She looks a little rock n roll, but with a the tiniest hint of nerd in the argyle sweater vest.

This is also a really great legacy start! The book you're referencing sounds awesome. I'll be following this one through the challenge for sure! 8D
amethystnoema: athena//piedra//whyyesamethystnoema on February 14th, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC)
Hehe, I was having fun with some of my new CC when I was making the lovely founders in CAS. :D

Thanks! It is--and after four months of reading it for AP English, we're finally done with it. 8D Yay for 776 page novels~!

I think I'm going to go play the Karamazovs now. ^^