It’s been, well, years since we last saw the Tempest family and unfortunately, they have now been lost to computer upgrades. But I’m not here to talk about the Tempests I’m here to ask a favour, I am in my final year of university, and am undertaking a dissertation project in which I am exploring shock tactics and propaganda in relation to their impact on animal welfare. In layman’s terms, I am trying to see if upsetting images make people more aware of animal welfare.
Part of this project features a survey and I would be unbelievably grateful if you would consider taking part! https://goo.gl/forms/xL2RmYDtkY9pbDWV2
So grateful I may consider putting a new story up very soon 😉
I’ve had this post sitting in my drafts for two months because I am so indecisive, by the title I’m sure you can guess what this is about. After months of inactivity I have decided to retire Tempest. Today I tried to open the game and within 10 minutes it had crashed, don’t get me wrong I love writing but honestly I’m tired of waiting for the legacy file to open only to have it crash.
Since some of you have been reading Tempest for nearly two years I figured I owe you closure on the story so here goes,
Akima is abducted by Ronan who discovers her non-earthly origins and begins testing on her, due to a psychic link between Akima and Mina, Mina is able to find her daughter with the help of old friend Jimmy. Eventually Jimmy admits he’s had feelings for Mina and they end up married when Akima hits her teens. Akima has troubled teenage years that is mostly down to her talking to thin air, something Mina does not condone. Eventually Akima is able to prove to Mina that she was actually talking to her spirit guide which is common on Akima’s father’s home planet. After getting a witch involved the family is able to make Akima’s spirit guide a person who takes the form of a woman named Anastasia.
At this point the narrative would have been switched to Akima and it would follow her and Anastasia as they begin to fall in love in Akima’s early 20’s. Anastasia proposes to Akima who declines her because she feels obligated to provide heirs to her family, Anastasia reveals that she can take the form of whatever Akima so desires and therefore they would be able to reproduce. Akima and Anastasia produce three children, Jezebel, Atlas and Triton(Jezebel and Atlas would have been twins) . Of course since Jezebel is the only girl she becomes heiress by default.
Jezebel’s narrative starts from childhood where she is constantly tormented by nightmares of a hellish place and vampires. She is eventually booked into therapy and is no longer affected by them until she becomes a teenager. The narrative then switches to Angelo (Jezebel’s great-grandfather) who has become a demon after all his years in hell, Angelo is unaware of how much time has passed and believes it only to be a few years, he plans to possess Pandora to kill Stefan and eventually kill her. During this time Pandora has become incredibly sick and tragically dies in Stefan’s arms with his death following hers after three days. After the funerals Jezebel becomes increasingly locked away and tries to use a Ouija board to contact Pandora who she was close to. Angelo, now searching for a body to possess senses a member of his bloodline leaving themselves open and “hops in”. Jezebel, possessed by Angelo murders her parents while they sleep before being subdued by her twin who locks her into the basement while trying to find a cure.
Months pass and Jezebel begins to fight for control over Angelo, she regains control briefly and Atlas releases her so she can visit her boyfriend, once at the house they have sex and afterwards Angelo takes over and kills Jezebel’s boyfriend. Atlas, worried for his twin drives to the boyfriend’s house and finds Jezebel/Angelo laughing. He again is able to get her back into the basement and everything continues as it was until Atlas realizes Jezebel is pregnant. Throughout her pregnancy Angelo becomes weaker, allowing Jezebel to regain control for small periods of a time and tell Atlas what he needs to do to save her. They plan to exorcise Angelo after Jezebel gives birth after worries that an exorcism could harm the unborn child. Jezebel is able to maintain control over Angelo once she goes into labor but after the child is born, her body contorts and she screams as Angelo mentally crushes every bone in her body. Triton and Atlas are able to exorcise Angelo from her body but it is too late and Jezebel is dead. Triton then points out to Atlas that since Jezebel gave birth to a boy the matriarchy must be continued by a non-Tempest woman.
Jezebel’s son (named Kalani) is raised by his uncles and has no idea about the circumstances of his birth. He is at school, aged 10, when he is called into the principal’s office and told his uncle’s have died in a car accident. After months of going through the legal system Kalani is eventually put into a foster home. When he becomes an adult Kalani receives property deeds through the mail for a house in St Claires and he moves there. Upon moving in he discovers a series of letters written by Rose in the event that a male must become the heir, he is reminded that he is loved and valued by Rose and all of her descendants. This would effectively end the Tempest legacy and start the second legacy I was planning but I have no plans to continue Tempest, however I may start a new legacy at some point so feel free to stick around 🙂
Thank you for an amazing two years and thanks for sticking around! I’m still gonna be floating around WordPress creeping on all of your amazing work!
Holy crabcakes its been like two months since I last updated. O.O Why you may ask? Well I’ve just finished the first part of my A-Level exams so I’m taking a break from a lot of stuff to just sleep! Also my mum recently gave birth to my new brother so I’ve been spending lots of time with him. And finally, I am kind of running out of steam with the story currently. Hopefully I’ll have an update for you tomorrow but if not I do still float around on the app, the only problem is it takes like 5 bajillion years to even like a post so rest assured I am still reading all your wonderful works!
“Hey darling, what have you got there?” I bent down to look at the doll Akima was playing with, it was cute in a hideous patchwork kind of way.
“Papa buy me dolly!” Akima gestured a chubby fist to Nico who was drinking his morning coffee and promptly choked on said coffee,
“Akima sweetie I’m not your papa!” Akima glared at him for a minute before turning back to her doll and singing to him,
“What’s your dolly’s name Akima?” I asked, frantically trying to shake of the discomfort of my daughter thinking Nico was her father.
“Rydder Googly-Boo.” She looked me straight in the eyes with a dead serious look on her face,
“Rydder?” She nodded. “Googly-Boo?” Akima nodded once more before picking up her song where she left.
“So is everything packed?”
“Almost, just got some clothes of mine upstairs to pack and then we can load up the truck!” Nico nodded and picked up Akima awkwardly, setting her down in a playpen in the shaded part of the front garden.
“Passports?” I nodded,
“You definitely handed in your notice two weeks ago?” Again I nodded,
“Like I’d forget that. You, my friend, are looking at an unemployed single mother!” Nico guffawed,
“Well, if you ever need anything..”
“I know. You’ll be on the first flight out!”
“Yes. And don’t forget I’m coming over for Christmas!” I smiled and pulled Nico into a hug,
“How am I supposed to cope without you Nico?”
“You’ll be fine Mimi.”
“Shh baby girl, try to get some sleep, it’s going to be a long flight for you!” Akima folded her arms and frowned,
“No sleep. Wanna play with Googly-Boo!” I kissed Akima’s cheek and placed her into her seat next to me, pulling Rydder from my bag and setting him next to her. Soon enough Akima fell asleep with her arms around her doll. I stayed awake the entire flight. God knows how I’ll explain having a two year old daughter in the space of 18 months.
“Mina! And who’s this little monkey?”
“Her name’s Akima,”
“Oh sweetheart you should have told us you were adopting!” Mum scooped Akima out of my arms and pulled her close for a cuddle.
“Er. Mum, she’s mine.”
“Oh, haha, don’t be obtuse Mina!”
“Look at her and tell me she’s not mine.” Mum lifted her head from Akima’s and studied her face while dad and Sophia stood behind her, jaws hanging.
“Can we go inside and I’ll explain.” I took Akima back from mum and everyone sat down in the living room as I explained the ludicrous story of how Akima came to be, but mum and dad weren’t that disbelieving, after all they used to be vamps and they are friends with werewolves, to question the existence of aliens, to them, was stupid. Sophia was the hardest to convince until Akima walked straight over to her and said clear as day,
“Auntie Soph-soph!” and pointed to her face, beaming at her, Sophia laughed and pulled her onto her lap,
“Yes sweetheart, I’m your auntie!”
After a few hours the truck arrived and dad and Sophia helped me unload while mum was feeding Akima, who was going to be seriously spoilt for as long as we lived here! By the time we’d unpacked it was well past Akima’s bedtime so I had to separate her and her apparent family favourite, Sophia. She wriggled as I took her upstairs,
“No bed! Kima not tired!”
“Come on baby girl, just ten minutes?”
“No!” As she tried to protest again she gave a huge yawn and I laughed at her,
“You sure you’re not tired?”
“I not tired!”
I settled Akima down with Rydder and she drifted off almost straight away, I stood beside the cot, rocking on my heels, making sure she was asleep before going back downstairs to where everyone had assembled in the living room at my request,
“Okay, so I have some bad news.”
I explained to my family about the situation and they agreed that the best plan of action was to wait and see, nothing was definite but that property purchasing was a must. Mum and I, acting as joint leaders, chose St Clare’s to relocate to, it would be perfect for future generations, but we were only able to buy a small cottage on a large lot due to overcrowding in the town, mum shrugged and said it was better than nothing and I agreed.
“Hey Akima, what day is it today?”
“My birrday!!”She clapped her hands and I smiled at her, her 6th birthday in Sunlit Tides, her growing had slowed down when she tuned 3 and now she’s hardly even a toddler, after a little “incident” on her first birthday here we chose to always have family parties. We were waiting on Hannah and Darius who had been delayed by Ariel falling down the stairs, she’s fine, just a combination of unlucky and clumsy the poor kid!
“Okay Akima are you ready to blow out the candles?” Mum passed Akima to me and I helped her to reach the cake,
“Oh plumbob! Not this again!” We all ducked behind a sofa as sparkles enveloped Akima and her small body seemed to explode, I was the first to peer over and did a double take,
“So does this happen every milestone birthday or something?” Akima shrugged,
“I don’t know, but boy was that uncomfortable! Can I open my presents now?” She didnt even wait for an answer, she just ran straight to the pile of gifts and clicked her fingers, one present appeared to unwap itself,
“Hey! No cheating! Unwrap them properly that’s part of fun!” Hannah laughed at Akima’s impatience
“For you maybe.. mortal!” She grinned over at Hannah who burst out laughing,
“Sweetheart, I’m not mortal, trust me!”
As seemed to be the theme with all of her other birthdays Akima was spoiled by everyone, even receiving cards from the neighbors. On particular card had been withheld from Akima after I noticed the stamp was from Lucky Palms.
After we’d tidied up I settled down in the office to read the letter, I was probably overreacting but Nico always emailed us on Akima’s birthday, he’d never sent us a letter. I ripped it open and a small slip of paper fell out, landing face down.
“Soon” read the paper, in handwriting that I couldn’t quite place.
Today is a huge day for Tempest, why? You may ask. Well, it is two years to this day that I hurriedly uploaded my first crappy post to this blog thinking I could do a legacy in a few weeks. Since then Tempest has had:
3 game breaks wherein I’ve had to reinstall
22 births including spares
2 world moves
4 abandoned storylines
and one leader who has social awkwardness!
So in honour of this fantabulous day I’ve organised some festivities for us all, first of all is a new post here, and we also have this post. Some of you may remember last year when I picked my top 3 moments from every generation and gave you a sneak peak of what was to come. This year, not only are you getting a sneak peek but you’re also getting a cheap budget version of the Simmy’s! Now I know I didn’t give any of you a chance to vote but hey! Deal with it! 😉 There are 7 categories (one for every generation) and spares are included!
So first of all we have the nominees for, “Coldest Leader”
The nominees are;
Rose for her lack of care towards her parents deaths
Emmy, following James’ death
Skylar for her demanding to be turned into a werewolf
And the winner is… Rose Tempest, our founding mother!
Wasting no time we now have the nominees for, “Best Love Story”
The nominees are;
Jasmyn and Tek
Emmy and James
Pandora and Stefan
And the winner is… Emmy and James, whose love survived death and even brought James back!
Now onto, “Best Supernatural Character”
The nominees are;
Angelo, father of Pandora, a vampire
Sebastian, friend to Emmy, turns Skylar, a werewolf
Elijah, husband to Skylar, a fairy
And the winner is… Angelo, come on everyone loves a bad guy!
Next up, “Favourite Spare”
The nominees are;
Sophia, twin of Mina
Summer, twin of Scarlett
Zoe, younger sister of Jasmyn
And the winner is… Sophia, for her devil may care attitude that she probably got from Zoe!
Now its the gentlemen’s turn to scoop up some prizes, “Best Man Candy”
The nominees are;
And the winner is… Stefan, who is based off of a semi-famous singer I have a huge crush on. Biased? Oh yes.
Now for the penultimate category, “Best Naturally Occurring Hair Colour”
The nominees are;
Summer, for the ice blue locks inherited from her father!
Hailey, who got her dad’s stunning hair
Harry, who lets face it, rocks pink highlights
And the winner is… Hailey, because let’s face it, her hair is rad!
And the final category, “Best Leader with Social Awkwardness as a trait”
Okay, Mina gets the award by default, sue me!
Did you agree with my choices? Leave who you would have chosen in the comments below!
Sneak Preview for Generation 8
There’s no questioning it.. he is real. It’s impossible, but he’s standing before me, completely butt naked. Oh god, he’s naked! Quickly I threw a blanket at him and he wrapped it round his waist,
“Akima? Are you okay?”
“I.. Uh.. Yes.. I’m fine.”
“I apologise for my nudity.”
“Oh no, its fine, well not fine as if I wanted to see you naked but er..” He laughs, its a sound that I’ve been imagining my whole life,
“Akima, relax. It’s me.”
“I know, and thats what’s not so relaxing about this situation!!”
I hope you all enjoy reading Tempest as I much as I enjoy writing it, despite all the hassle it gives me, Tempest has been a form of therapy for me and has given me an outlet when I saw no other, as I’m sure some of you may had noticed, Skylar’s teenagerhood was one of the longest teen phases in all the girls and that is because like Skylar, I had a Jane in my life. A Jane who was emotionally abusive and just not a nice person, Skylar’s struggle with her Jane helped me to vent my frustration about what had happened and helped me to move on, so for that, thank you Tempest, and thank you to my readers who are one of the only reason’s I’m still writing!
p.s. I have a simblr, it’s pretty rad. You should check it out.
“Yes. Foods ready in the fridge and she needs a nap today at 3pm.”
“Okay, thanks, and please make sure she gets that nap, she was cranky last night!” Nico nodded and then waved me towards the door,
“Mina, hurry up you’ve got work!”
“I don’t know if I can face Ronan though.. He’s back from Venice today.”
“Girl, you’re going to walk into that lab, smug as hell that you have a stunning baby girl and you are going to work like its for sale and the rent’s due!”
“The rent is due Nico!”
“Well that’ll help make you work a bit harder!”
Nico knows everything about Akima, sure he didn’t believe at first but I guess he has no choice since he saw what Akima could do… I pull up at work and scurry into my lab trying to go unnoticed, thankfully it works and no one sees me. I pull out my phone intending to turn it off and find myself staring at my screensaver of Akima, she’s absolutely stunning, she infatuates everyone she sees, especially Nico. Baby girl has that man wrapped around her little finger, he spoils her absolutely rotten but I suppose since I’m not there it’s a good thing!
Briefing today had been short, get on with your own research had been the directive, but I had no major projects to do. I tapped my desk idly before switching on my computer, let’s see how home’s doing.
I went onto the Sunlit Tides server system and watched the live cam of the island, smiling to myself as I thought of my parents out in the garden, dad now enjoying his early retirement and mum taking care of her garden. I explored the island for a bit before I found myself staring at the bottom of the volcano, the one place I’d never been allowed. Curiosity caught me and I scrolled my way to the top, huh. That’s weird. There’s a lot more smoke than usual, not as if its anywhere near close to erupting but strange even so. I minimised the live cam and began reading up on the volcano.
“Although Mt. Dollow is unlikely to erupt in the near future, it remains an uncomfortable truth that Sunlit Tides is very much a ticking time bomb of disaster, a truth that many residents choose to ignore.” It was like ice and had been shot through my veins. That was my home. Most of my family history is there. How could no one ever tell me? My fingers worked faster than my brain now, calculations, charts, research, I barely remember focusing. I stepped back from my white board and looked over the equations, 50 years. That’s all it would take. Shit. 70 years at best before the volcano would erupt, before the ground would shake and split. 70 years before Sunlit Tides is wiped off the map completely.