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Devereaux Legacy Lookback 
7th-Feb-2014 01:59 am
I'm sure by now everyone who has a Facebook page has seen all of the look back movies.  Mine sucked.

BUT it gave me inspiration to make one for my Devereaux family.  Mind you, it's not as well put together as Facebook's because I don't have the swanky technology they have; Windows Movie Maker is VERY limited.  But it was fun to put together :)

Just as a heads up, it's only the main family (and Zane) and even then, it REALLY focuses on the last two generations because I had WAAAAYYYY more pictures to choose from (not to mention my story really started to pick up when Eden entered the picture).

As an added incentive, I totally threw in a MAJOR spoiler.  And no it's not the introduction of Simon, my Generation Seven heir.

I hope you like it :)  (P.S. it's obviously better in High Def.  Ew, no either don't full screen it here, or go directly to YouTube and watch it full screen and high def there.  I have no idea what LJ is doing to my video imbed :/)

(LOL!  The preview picture of of topless Rhys?  LOLOLOLOLOL!)
7th-Feb-2014 09:37 am (UTC)
This is a lovely video! It's very nice of you put this up. Man, how much I missed the Devereauxes!

As for the spoiler, is it on the slide with lots of pictures following the intro to Simon? There's one picture I couldn't recognize at all.
7th-Feb-2014 02:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! I've missed them, too :(

As for the spoiler, yes, it's on that slide :)
7th-Feb-2014 03:27 pm (UTC)
It's sims related! It totally counts as progress!

And I see the spoiler!!! But that's more because I guessed what you would be spoiling.

This was the best Facebook look back I've seen.
7th-Feb-2014 08:46 pm (UTC)
LOL, progress as in "Hey I kinda thought about possibly, someday, in the maybe not so far off future, loading up my Devereaux family!" Then, yes, it counts.

Of course you'd see the spoiler seeing as you're one of the three or four people who knew about it two years ago when I came up with it :P

Thanks! I'm pretty stinkin' proud of it, especially seeing as it didn't take too long to put together (though in the grand scheme of things, it's taken like five and a half years).
7th-Feb-2014 04:01 pm (UTC)
I loved it <3
Your legacy is definitely one of my favourites.
7th-Feb-2014 08:47 pm (UTC)

Thank you so much!
7th-Feb-2014 04:31 pm (UTC)
(Gets larger pictures for spoilers)

Awwwww, Simon!
7th-Feb-2014 08:51 pm (UTC)
Simon is pretty cute, though he's mostly Puck with the exception of The Nose and brow. Even the red hair is from Puck because he got Erin's blond recessive (though Rhys will swear up and down until his dying day that the red hair is from him, lol).
8th-Feb-2014 01:34 pm (UTC)
Lol, Rhys. Erin's hair is from you (How Eden got a blonde recessive I don't know... ;D) but you just keep thinking that.
8th-Feb-2014 05:37 pm (UTC)
Mary had a blond recessive (because she was all Reaper Clone Child) which she got from Sebastian which he got from his mother. That's my reasoning anyway because way back in the day I didn't know how to fix genetics in SimPE and there had been two rebuilds before Eden started procreating.

In other words, if I wouldn't have manually changed Eden's recessive genetics (to ones she could conceivably have. I've seen long lasting recessives that don't crop up until generations later) all my heirs would have had black hair until generation 8 or something.
8th-Feb-2014 07:12 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Eden would have had recessive red and you'd have had a 50/50 chance of Simon having black hair... I'm with you there, some variety in the legacy family is always nice. :D

(Damn it, I just now realized that I'm in for a whole generation of brown and black hair if I don't go add some SimPE recessives from the rebuild, and on the imported people, before these sims get to procreating... Oh well, I was going to have to do it anyway. And I'm still going to have all three main houses be completely full of brunettes anyway, just when I'd gotten used to the number of redheads. :D )
8th-Feb-2014 07:41 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah you do. I did the same thing with pre-mades that I knew would be procreating, and any future Townie that comes in will have a random secondary hair color (based off a 4 sided dice roll) added to their genes.
8th-Feb-2014 08:02 pm (UTC)
I'm mostly sticking to the playable gene pool, but at least half of every couple has a dominant hair color and either /should/ have recessives based off of their parents' genes, or really could use recessives so that I have more than one hair color running around. (Also, I've got a bunch of reproducing maxis-mades who could use recessives to explain their genetics.)

Well, at least the main family is an easy fix: everyone with red hair gets the blonde recessive that Haldir totally doesn't actually have, everybody with black hair gets red as a recessive from Viridia. :D
7th-Feb-2014 05:17 pm (UTC)
AHH! That was awesome! :D Simon is adorable. omg spoiler... I can't wait!
7th-Feb-2014 08:53 pm (UTC)
<3 Thanks!

Oh man, I can't wait to get to the spoiler stuff, especially since the lead up to said spoiler was/is going to be in the next update...whenever that's going to be...
7th-Feb-2014 05:50 pm (UTC)
(This is SimAddicted13 from Boolprop, I think I forgot to mention my username the last time I posted in your LJ, oops.)

Aww, loved the video. The previous generations nostalgia...and yes, of course Rhys wants more pictures of himself in there. XD

Simon is an adorable little sim, can't wait for his official introduction in the story (well, as an actual baby and not just as a fetus, I mean).

I think I noticed the spoiler, but it really was a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment. I wonder if it means what I think it means, given the drabbles and pics you've posted in here before. But most of the times I end up being wrongs in these guesses. :P
7th-Feb-2014 08:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!

Oh man, if somebody who didn't read my legacy watched this, they'd think (without looking at the wedding pictures) that I only have two generations under my belt based off the THOUSANDS of pictures I have of Generation 5 & 6, as opposed to the maybe five hundred pictures I have of Generations 1-4, lol.

Well Simon's birth is scheduled to happen next update, I just don't know when that's going to be :(

If you want, you can PM me with what you thought the spoiler was and I will confirm it :)
9th-Feb-2014 02:13 am (UTC)
You're far from being the only one who doesn't have that much (as pics go) to show for earlier generations. I guess most people don't have clear plotlines established by then, etc., so they get through those generations quickly, and the later ones get a longer time in the limelight. ;) But generation 5 and 6 Devereaux picspam is always a plus!

Well, I'll be here waiting patiently for the next update, no matter when it comes out (and I'm sure all of your readers will be doing the same). Real life always comes first. :)

Okay, I've sent you a message about it.
7th-Feb-2014 08:48 pm (UTC)
Hi Spoiler! Nice to see you!

You did a really good job on this, Ang!
7th-Feb-2014 08:58 pm (UTC)
I couldn't help not putting Spoiler in, especially since I have no idea when any of it is going to come to light. I'm starting to vaguely toy with pre-writing some scenes for my next chapter, but often times as soon as the thought crosses my mind, Lilly starts screaming for attention.

Thanks :)
7th-Feb-2014 09:27 pm (UTC)
:D :D :D

It was nice to see the Devereauxes again, even if it wasn't a chapter. I'll need to rewatch it on YouTube so I can see the itty bitty spoiler pic, but it made me smile.
8th-Feb-2014 06:25 pm (UTC)
After making the video I started rereading my older chapters and that made me miss them even more. But the nice thing about that was it reminded me about the smaller details to things I had completely forgotten, so it was almost like I was a new reader. That made me smile.

As for the spoiler, yeah, I couldn't help myself :)
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8th-Feb-2014 06:29 pm (UTC)
<3 I'm glad you liked it :)

Some of the pictures in the last collage were BTS pictures. One picture is from the next chapter (that I took sometime last year). But there is one VERY specific picture that I've never shown (two actually, but someone looking at it would have to be super familiar with what my characters wear to even recognize what it was. Both pictures that I'm referring to acknowledge the same spoiler, though).
9th-Feb-2014 07:11 am (UTC)
*SNERK* of COURSE that's the preview picture. holy crap, I am so sorry

This is really awesome! It's a nice look back at some of the things that have happened, although watching it made me heartbroken over Zane and Quinn all over again. You've created some beautiful shots over the years.
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