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The Bloomer Legacy: 7.1 Windenburg Twist

January 2, 2016 The Plumbob 15 Comments

Windenburg. I can’t believe I finally made it here, and that I’m lucky enough to call this place home for the foreseeable future.


The house I snatched myself is a bargain, right in the historical city centre. The views, the architecture, I couldn’t have imagined it any better. And believe me, I spent a lot of time daydreaming about this place!


The wait until I became a young adult was excruciating. But there I was, on my birthday, about to start a new chapter of my life, with my favourite aunt cheering me on.

Of course, aunt Yenn has always been my number one cheerleader.


I think she realised how difficult my life was going to be early on. A green alien born into the most prominent family in Newcrest can hardly be missed.


Especially when the family themselves are unsure how to handle an alien in their household. My dad had always been quite doting, but mom… I think I always made her nervous. Even now, I’m still not sure if she does actually consider herself my mother.


As for my older brothers, they were always a bit awkward and goofy around me… but then again, that’s what teenage boys are like.


Only these two particular teenage friends had to deal with their friends’ shocked faces when they learned they had a little sister from outer space.


Needless to say I grew up trying to avoid people, and feeling like an outsider all the time.


Aunt Yenn was the only person that understood me, and that would be able to cheer me up.


She told me stories about how she’d traveled to the alien planet of Sixam, about the space rocks she’d collected and the creatures she’d encountered. About the inhabitants of Sixam, who are not much unlike anyone on our planet – some were kind and welcoming, some not so much. We’re all the same, she said.


And of course it was also thanks to aunt Yenn that I became a painter. You see, she’s mastered a number of skills in her lifetime, but when I was growing up, painting was what she focused on. And so I painted with her. And I fell in love with it…


“Hey there,” a cheerful voice interrupted my train of thought.

“I’m Paolo, I live in the loft across the street,” the guy introduced himself. “My friends and I thought we’d stop by and welcome you to the neighbourhood.”

He seemed very upbeat, and kind of cute, actually.

“I’m Astrid,” I quickly replied. “Astrid Bloomer.”


I was amazed by the friendliness of Windeburg’s residents, they all seemed so excited to meet me. Apart from Paolo, the visitors included a pretty girl called Jade who barely left his side and when she did, she wouldn’t take her eyes of him.


Then there was Marcus, who seemed like your typical bro…


… but my favourite was Candy, a girl whose disposition was just as sweet as her name sounded. She even wanted to see pictures of Newcrest and sounded really interested in my family’s quest of rebuilding it.


Overall, I’d say coming here was a good choice. I’ve only been in Windenburg for a day and I’ve already made more friends than I had back at home.


Though of course, you can’t always hide who you are, and I was glad to take my disguise off when they all left. Aunt Yenn made a point of this before I left…


“Just remember, Astrid, the purpose of disguise you’re wearing is to enable you to live your life, not for you to hide behind it and live somebody else’s,” she said. “Whatever happens, remember where you came from.”

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  1. ARoseInBloom
    January 19, 2016 - 4:32 pm

    I love how you’re doing this. I thought about playing my game through another generation and then just back logging the events.

    You’re super creative and I’m glad to be getting back into the Bloomers :)

    • The Plumbob
      January 29, 2016 - 11:39 pm

      Thank you so much <3 It’s not really that creative, I was just tired of Newcrest haha!

  2. carovnamaruska
    January 19, 2016 - 5:06 pm

    Aunt Yenn deserves a medal for being awesome :)

    • The Plumbob
      January 29, 2016 - 11:44 pm

      She sure does!

  3. Cathy Thwing
    March 5, 2016 - 6:55 pm

    Really love Astrid and her friendship with Yen!

    • The Plumbob
      March 5, 2016 - 10:03 pm

      They were very close, there’s just something about Yenn that makes her understand others better than most people.

  4. CitizenErased14
    April 30, 2016 - 4:59 pm

    For some reason it won’t let me log in normally to comment? But yay! I have begun! Someday I will go back and read gens 3-6 though, I promise! (I read 1 and 2 over the summer!). I love Astrid, and also fangirled over the Partihaus people appearing… I’m a little attached 😉 *waves frantically to Jade*

    • The Plumbob
      April 30, 2016 - 5:09 pm

      Ooh, you’re here! I think it was just because I had to approve your comment, presumably 😀 Hehe, Windenburg does come with some familiar faces :)

  5. Hailey
    May 3, 2016 - 11:09 pm

    Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! I just started the Amazon challenge (which, BTW, led me here :) ) and Paolo is one of my slaves!

    • The Plumbob
      May 3, 2016 - 11:44 pm

      Oh really? How interesting – considering this is as far from an Amazon story as you can get haha! Was it Baato that brought you here? :)

  6. Hailey
    May 3, 2016 - 11:10 pm

    Oh, and I just saw Jade! She’s my gardening Amazon too!

  7. Hailey
    May 4, 2016 - 6:54 pm

    It was in fact Baato that brought me here, haha! :) LOVE this story, you’re doing a great job!

    • The Plumbob
      May 5, 2016 - 9:39 pm

      Aww, thank you <3 I adore Baato!

  8. ninjapigsims
    August 18, 2016 - 2:11 am

    Seeing Yenn cuddle baby Astrid is the sweetest thing ever. I think Astrid is such a gorgeous young woman out of disguise! I hope she does well and enjoys life in Windenburg.

    • The Plumbob
      August 31, 2016 - 10:47 pm

      Yes, Astrid is quite lovely, and definitely has a special bond with Yenn. Let’s hope the new start does her good :)

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