What Does the Fox Say?

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O Great and Powerful Expansion Pack… please do not crash my game. Please?

Yes, I got the future thing for Christmas! I could have been smart and at least tested it with another sim family, but I’m not smart. And the Mendeleevs are, like THE family for trying out sci-fi things. Just saying.

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So out of the ground, with a bunch of rumbling and camera-shaking, comes… the Claaaaaaaaaaaaw!

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Yttrium: RUN AWAY, RUN AWAY! *runs straight to claw*

Your directions are a little off, dear.

Nervous: Dammit! Why do time machines pop out of the ground every time I try to feed my daughter?

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Laurel: It’s been a bit cloudy, don’t you think?

Yttrium: Mom. A time machine appeared in front of the house. And you want to talk about the weather?

Laurel: Well, you’re just eating a sandwich

Yttrium: Can’t greet time travelers on an empty stomach! What if sims evolved into giant sandwiches in the future?

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Yttrium: Dear viewers, please forget about the past couple pictures and focus on how EPIC I look standing here.

She does, really.

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Emit: Hello! I am Emit Relevart!

Yttrium: Holy shit, that’s ‘Time Traveler’ with the letters switched around!

Emit: Shhh. Let me finish! Is everyone so rude in the past?

Yttrium: Pretty much.

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Emit: I come from the future, to prove that bow ties really ARE cool.

Yttrium: Noted and verified. I’m gonna need a drink after this.

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Emit: Here’s an almanac.

Yttrium: This doesn’t have anything about events, weather, or future culture at all.   : /

Emit: Almanacs have changed in the future.

Yttrium: But you still have books?

Emit: Hush.

Yttrium: Whatever. Got the book, now to go to the FU-

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Yttrium: Turds.

Emit: You can’t go into the future when you’re pregnant. The baby could end up with a time head.

Yttrium: What’s a time head?

Emit: It’s… unpleasant.

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Well, might as well pass the time until she gives birth playing with what I’d wanted to test out before I knew I’d be getting Into the Future. So we’ll make some toys with the machine! 😀

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Creation: *Somehow turns out more terrifying than IFs*

So then I looked around at the new items.

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Yttrium: I can haz?


… not yet anyway. : / But I did get a thing called a holo disc, which pops out a little holographic pet. I got it because I was there for the Tamagotchi craze. I think I had four or five. : /

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Wait… it’s… :O


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You can talk to it though, unlike a Tamagotchi.

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Setting all the future/tech stuff aside, Laurel is SO CLOSE to maxing her painting skill! 😀

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I’m assuming that giving away simoleons boosts your relationship or something. But do you necessarily have to win the lottery? What if you’re just super rich? Hm. I might test that out at some point.

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Oh, and I forgot to pay our bills.

Yttrium: I don’t mind; the repo guy is hot!

Just eat your cheese.

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I think he got the telescope, which is fine because no one needs it for the logic skill at the moment.

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Look at all the wedding gifts! Someone gave us a future chess board, too.

Oh, and Yttrium made a baby mat. Technetium can’t do anything with it so we’ll see what happens when the new one is born.

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Lena: Wa pa pa pa pa pa pow!

Not sure if it’s cute or creepy.

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And we’re still doing the winery thing whenever I notice that Yttrium has enough fruit.

Then Laurel got a call to go on a date. I didn’t see it was a date until I hit the yes button, but that’s alright. She can go out if she wants.

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… or not.

Laurel: I feel tingly.

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Laurel: I’m a cute ghost?

Yes. :’ )

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Death: Next time, try to die inside so you can see me.

I just realized as this was happening that the family is kind of sort of incestuous, with the theory of Nervous Subject being the son of the Grim Reaper and all. I think that would make Yttrium his great-great-great-great-great-grandniece. Or something.

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Laurel managed to get the medium gravestone, which is pretty impressive considering that a good number of my sims from my legacy got the worst gravestones, and I could CONTROL them.

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Krypton: I heard some ominous music. What’s going on?

Your wife died.

Krypton: What??

Yeah, she was just heading off the lot to go on a date.

Krypton: … WHAT???


Self Wetting : 7 -35
Fires: 4 -20
Electrocutions: 0
Passing Out : 4 -20
Failing School : 0
Accidental Deaths : (0)
Social Worker Visit : (0)
Game breakiness that’s my own fault : 1

Every Birth : (3) +15
Twins : (2) +20
Triplets : (0)
Fulfilling LTWs :  2 +80
NTH Spouse Reaching Top of Career : (0)
Every Honor Roll : 5 +25
Randomizing every LTW and trait for an entire generation : (0)
Not Using Spares Lifetime Happiness points for an entire generation : (0)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned : (0)
Painting of Torch Holder (2) + 10

TOTAL = 75

The ‘Special’ Child

Hope you all had happy holidays and all that jazz. I got a copy of the Future Expansion, whatever it’s called, but I played some before Christmas morning ‘started’ so I’ve got this to go through before I can get to the cool future-y stuff.

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Yttrium: Hi, I know that this is the birthday party of my infant daughter, but I really wanted to give you a drink.

Young: Um… thanks?

Yttrium: You’re pretty.

Young: Have you already had a drink?

Yttrium: How’d you know? ^//^

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Huge crowd all around the table!

Hey, Rubidium’s drinking too!

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Laurel: Alright, see you later, hottie.

Laurel has many admirers.

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Yttrium: Alright, no more alcohol tonight.

Um… I see it too.

Yttrium: In which case, a LOT more alcohol tonight. O_o

Technetium is ‘special’.

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Yttrium: Well, looks like that sorted itself out. Grade A parenting on my part, if I do say so myself.

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I leave the crazy toddler to find that another of Yttrium’s men has gotten the hots for Laurel. : / I mean, Laurel doesn’t have a thing with him, but she COULD.

Laurel: Did you see my grandkid? She’s special.

Young: You’re hot for a grandma.

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That book is worth job performance at the criminal place. Do’s and Don’ts of the Dons, I think.

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Speaking of opportunities, Yttrium got one, too.

Yttrium: I need a drink now.


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Yttrium: But first to feed my child. I’m not a bad mother or anything.

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Yttrium: You get your drink, and mommy gets hers!

Oh Yttrium.

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Yttrium: Hey, I was taking care of the baby.

Krypton: You were drinking in the kitchen.

Yttrium: I could watch her from there!

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Krypton then set off a prank in the bathroom sink, which wouldn’t mean much but for the fact that teens are the ones who set pranks.

The bathroom sink has not been used AT LEAST since Molybdenum was a teen. Ew.

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Real wedding party, this time.

Hans: I’m telling you, bow ties are NOT cool. I don’t care what the Doctor says.

Krypton: Hey, baby, you’re looking fly.

Don’t try to be young, Krypton. Just look where that got Arsenic.

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Ohey, two dreadlock guys.

… please stop ruining my chess board.

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I didn’t know it at the time, but I placed some balloons too close to the ladder down to the basement, so Yttrium couldn’t go down to do the little ‘let’s get married, kay?’ interaction before they went to the arch. So I cheated a bit and sent him upstairs. Er… up-ladder.

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Way to pick the BEST place and time to tell scary stories… wait, Yttrium?


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Yttrium: I’m gonna need a drink after this.

Of course you will. When do you NOT need a drink?

Yttrium: When I have a drink already.

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And then they were married and it was SUPER ROMANTIC. Even though they’re both in their everyday clothes. At least, Yttrium  is. Her husband’s might just look like it’s more casual. : P

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I forgot chairs, so everyone just loiters around.

Laurel: *not watching daughter get married*

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You may now kiss the bride! 😀

Not the hardest catch, but not the standard ‘meet, greet, married’.

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Cake for all!

Strontium: If only someone took pictures…

Got it covered, dude.

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Yttrium and Nervous: *pre-woohoo make outs*

Laurel: *ogling like a weirdo*

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Normally I don’t do the ‘leave in highchair’ thing, but Yttrium and Tech are actually synched up fairly well, trait-wise. When one needs to eat, so does the other. When Tech is dirty or needs to go pee, Yttrium’s heading off to the bathroom too. So Yttrium’s gonna get some food and be right back to potty train daughter.

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While she’s doing that, time for toddler spam!

Tech: Not too hot, not too cold. Juuuust right!

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Technetium: *stuffs face*

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Her eyes can see into your SOUL.

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I tried to get Yttrium to take Tech to the park or something in the motive mobile, but she just kept taking the taxi. So bedtime for the two of them and then teach baby to walk. I really wanted to manage the skilling, too, with all the wishes Yttrium was rolling.

Yttrium: I’m not gonna drive with the baby in my lap! That’s dangerous.

So is driving through other cars but you sims do it all the time.

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After mommy and baby have nap times, we commence the walking.

I don’t think I’ve seen Technetium fall on her butt even once (maybe because athletic trait?) but the skill bar still goes SUPER slow. : /

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Hi, Niobium. Nice of you to drop by. BUT IT IS TWO IN THE MORNING. Why are you here?

Niobium: I’m the paparazzi.

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So you are.

Niobium: Since sis is a celebrity, apparently, I thought I might be able to get good money selling pictures and stories about her. Figured it be easy since we’re sisters and all.

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In other news Nervous and Krypton (Gave up on Hector. No point in trying for a normal name when he’s married to YTTRIUM.) don’t really have that good of a relationship with each other.

Krypton: How hard is it to put the plate in the sink when you’re done?

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In all fairness, though, Nervous doesn’t really have that good of a relationship with HIMSELF.

Or his daughter.

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Technetium: Daddy? You’re carrying me?

Nervous: The computer’s broken and there’s nothing else to do.

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Oh, and we’re having another one! Yayyyy!


Self Wetting : 7 -35
Fires: 4 -20
Electrocutions: 0
Passing Out : 4 -20
Failing School : 0
Accidental Deaths : (0)
Social Worker Visit : (0)
Game breakiness that’s my own fault : 1

Every Birth : (3) +15
Twins : (2) +20
Triplets : (0)
Fulfilling LTWs :  2 +80
NTH Spouse Reaching Top of Career : (0)
Every Honor Roll : 5 +25
Randomizing every LTW and trait for an entire generation : (0)
Not Using Spares Lifetime Happiness points for an entire generation : (0)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned : (0)
Painting of Torch Holder (2) + 10

TOTAL = 75

Post Before Christmas

‘Twas the post before Christmas, and all through the game…

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Come on now, that rhyme scheme is lame,
And don’t even start to say nothing is stirring,
In my womb kicks and rolls are constantly occurring.

That’s lovely, Yttrium. Would you like to continue?

Me? Tell the story? If you insist…

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A baby was placed in my tummy with care
In the hopes that the new generation soon would be here!

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So quickly we go to Nervous’ graduation,
His class thought him likely to take over the nation!

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After that is was time for our weekly sim outing,
We got out the door without too much shouting,
I met this guy, and he’s a handsome one!
He goes by the name of Young Jae Sung.

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Mother was left home, but she didn’t care,She was seduced by the call of our new rocking chair
Which has taken the lives of many strong men
Who sat down to rock and never rose again.

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Just when it seemed that she would be free.

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She sat right back down, but at least she didn’t pee.

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This is a cop whose name is Seema Sielen.

(I think.)

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She sees us flirting, well, I know that feelin’
Since her boytoy wants another, she’s pissed as can be
Lucky that she goes off on him, not at me.

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With that chair now deleted, Mom decides to cook

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And chat with a Goth rocker she met on Simbook.

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Then in the bathroom (best place for these things)
I decided to propose to Nervous with a ring
I dropped the whole box, thanks to my clumsy trait
And to think that I thought that this thing would go great.

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It seems though I fumbled, I gave him a surprise

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But my heartfelt proposal he cruelly denies

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“It’s because I’ve got the insane trait; it’s nothing you did.””I thought for sure that you’d take it, with me carrying your kid.”

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I tried once again, but he refused without any tact,

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And then, moments later, I was having contract… ions.

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He was standing outside the house (it happens a lot)
For some reason the game decided I thought he was hot.

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A new baby girl, I called her Technetium.I… um…. really put myself in a corner there, didn’t I? : /

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And WHERE was my boyfriend, as I pushed out a baby’s head?
He was ASLEEP, and AT HOME, snuggled up in our BED. >: (

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Out of her crib, I’m sure she won’t climb.
As you can tell, her color is lime.

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And then, with me feeling tired and harried,Nervous FINALLY decides he wants to get married!

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It seems that Technetium feels under the weather,
Come on, Dad, I know you can get her!

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She loves her Granddaddy, as I knew she would do,
And it seems that Daddy loves his granddaughter too!

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Meanwhile, I’m occupied with different things,
Getting my man to accept my ring.

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While I’m trying to make our partnering valid,
Nervous prefers  to sit down with a salad.

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When the plate was cleaned, onto him I leapt!

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Unfortunately, this was NOT his time to accept.

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I just tried again, did not get enraged,
My persistence rewarded, we’re now engaged!

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“Oh, sweetie, you know just how much I love you,
But now with this wedding I’m happy times two!”

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I prepared with a dress, and a big wedding cake,
But the simmer clicked on ‘birthday party’ by mistake.

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It seems that my brother’s old friend from school,
Has the hots for my mom, that’s… kind of weird, actually. I can’t even rhyme that.

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We invited Nervous’ mother, she’s really kind of sweet,
It figures the werewolf would choose to bring meat.

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Hot dogs, nachos, birthday cake…
Just blow out the candles, for goodness sake!

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Well, since there’s enough on which we can dine
I suppose I ought to bring out some wine…

But before we leave, I think that we ought
Show a picture of Technetium as a tot!

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She’s very sweet, with hair and eyes purple…If Nervous thought I cheated on him that would be… hurtful?

Okay, seriously, where did those eyes come from? : /


Self Wetting : 7 -35
Fires: 4 -20
Electrocutions: 0
Passing Out : 4 -20
Failing School : 0
Accidental Deaths : (0)
Social Worker Visit : (0)
Game breakiness that’s my own fault : 1

Every Birth : (3) +15
Twins : (2) +20
Triplets : (0)
Fulfilling LTWs :  2 +80
NTH Spouse Reaching Top of Career : (0)
Every Honor Roll : 5 +25
Randomizing every LTW and trait for an entire generation : (0)
Not Using Spares Lifetime Happiness points for an entire generation : (0)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned : (0)
Painting of Torch Holder (2) + 10

TOTAL = 75

Nervous Subject Is A Bad, Bad Man

Last time, Yttrium snagged her LTW. This time, she’s gong to snag a man. Maybe. I’d commend her for accomplishing all she wanted before even starting a family, but her accomplishments were fueled by alcohol so I’m not sure how admirable that really is.

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Hell yes! Even though he’s still in high school, why not? I want that face in my genetics. Plus he’s like famous or something.

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This happens immediately after. Um…

Sure. Why not? *clicks accept*

So we now have two twins heading off to meet Nervous Subject for a date.

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Zirconium: Dammit, he stood me up!

Didn’t show for Yttrium’s date, either.

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Third drink disappeared, and through careful deduction I discovered it went to Krypton.

Krypton: Now I want more.

Head, meet desk.

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Who will take the last one? Oooooh…

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Molybdenum: Thanks for letting me off the hook!

Yttrium: No problem. Can’t take my favorite drinking buddy to a bar if he’s grounded!

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Yttrium invited Nervous Subject over, and he managed to come! They’re both happy, despite the time he stood her up while simultaneously standing up her twin sister as well.

If you think you’re seeing double let me save you some trouble,
This ain’t no two-for-one bargain here mister
Cause I’m much more than just twice shy, I’ve had enough two-timing guys
Who only want me ’cause they want my sister…

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Niobium: Hey, it’s my birthday and there’s even CAKE out for me!

Oh… whoops.

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Niobium’s frugal now. And stuff.

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But the cake was for Nervous Subject. So we could seduce him.

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After some flirting and seducing that may or may not have been aided by our fully-stocked wine cellar, Yttrium gets Nervous into her bed.

… It’s really weird to call him Nervous. Does he have a real name or something? The only ‘theories’ I found were Hector (French Sims 2 translation) and DJ (for Death Junior). And he was Hans X. Periment in Dutch. I’m just gonna call him Hector if you guys don’t mind. : P

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Hector sleeps with Yttrium, gets her pregnant… then goes to sleep in one of the beds in the room where all the other kids sleep.

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Yay Niobium!

Niobium: I got a YA picture!


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Eternal love! ❤

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Or not. Since Hector’s insane and all, that means there will be no rhyme or reason whether he accepts or rejects.


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Spider Zirc, Spider Zirc…

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Hector/Nervous’s traits, for those who wanted to know. Insane, neurotic, excitable, EVIL, and heavy sleeper.


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Hector: Yttrium’s mom, has got it going on…

Yttrium: *pissed*

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Yttrium: *BLARGH*

Yay, pregnant!

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I dunno what Hector’s doing right here, but he got a job at the evil job place. I used his 1 action for it.

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Oh, and THIS is where Zirconium reaches the maximum athletic skill. Woot woot. She did it by herself.

Zirconium: I’m awesome.

Yes, you are.

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Molybdenum grew up and I promptly kicked the kids out to make room for new babies. I saved them to my launcher though so I’ll have them up at some point.

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So apparently Hector’s not the only one with semi-adulterous (they’re not married or anything yet) longings. Yttrium’s got *wishes* although I’m not sure that he doesn’t since I don’t look at the other family members all *that* much.

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Baby pop, woot woot!


Self Wetting : 7 -35
Fires: 4 -20
Electrocutions: 0
Passing Out : 4 -20
Failing School : 0
Accidental Deaths : (0)
Social Worker Visit : (0)
Game breakiness that’s my own fault : 1

Every Birth : (2) +10
Twins : (2) +20
Triplets : (0)
Fulfilling LTWs :  2 +80
NTH Spouse Reaching Top of Career : (0)
Every Honor Roll : 5 +25
Randomizing every LTW and trait for an entire generation : (0)
Not Using Spares Lifetime Happiness points for an entire generation : (0)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned : (0)
Painting of Torch Holder (1) + 5

TOTAL = 65

Whine and Cheese

Since Arsenic annoyingly has a LONG time to go before he dies, thanks to that potion, so I decided to check back on the other family for a bit and progress things for them.

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Um, who is that???

Oh, it’s Selenium’s imaginary friend, who hasn’t shown up in ages. Happy birthday. I guess.

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Krypton tries to give Sweetie Bot a reading, but she’s having none of it. Robots are logical and do not believe your silly predictions.

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Ohey, it’s Nathan. I think. He has quite a jaw.

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Sweetie Bot is finally convinced.

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Old Lace also agrees to let him do a reading.

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He gets asked out on a date and I agree to let him go.

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But only to do a private reading.

Arsenic: I’m getting tired of this.

Maybe if you hadn’t drank that potion you wouldn’t be pretending to be psychic for the rest of your life, and you could just die.

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Oh no, honey. Not you. : (

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Death: *jabs arm through wall*

Old Lace: … not the most dignified place to die.

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Old Lace: Welp, off to the grave. Now no one will blame me for breaking the toilet! 😀

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Arsenic came home and was sad. The last thing he had done with his wife before heading off for work that morning was good-bye woohoo. He didn’t realize how *permanent* the good-bye would be.

Now on to another loving couple…

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Such sweeties. :3

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Yttrium: So I’m thinking of going down to the lake for our next outing…

Laurel: It’s my birthday! Guys? Guys?

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Laurel’s an elder now! You know what that means!

Laurel: You’re gonna say what an adorable elder I am? I’m older and wiser?

No, you can paint your daughter’s portrait!

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Molybdenum made a cheese plate, which is weird because I wasn’t aware he knew that.

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Yttrium: How did you learn how to make this when I had to spend a fortune on that book?

Molybdenum: I… didn’t…

Wait, what?

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Yeah, I just had a sim make a meal he DID NOT KNOW HOW TO MAKE.

Any idea how this is possible, or is my game just going a little screwy?

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Phew, look at those stink clouds!

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Off to see if there are any fruits or wines to buy!

And then my game did a screwy again:

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Krypton: So, rocks, right?

He’s talking to his BFF in the world that isn’t his wife, Niobium.

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Who is across the house and outside. : /

I cheated a bit just to make sure I could get them to hold an actual conversation.

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Krypton: You should work out.

Zirconium: Um, you’re a little late to the party. I pretty much maxed out my athletic skills.

He had a face-to-face talk with Niobium, too. So all is well.

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Oh, right, that was important because we REACHED THE GOAL!

I say that like I did anything. Most of that wine was straight out bought in France. : /

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Yttrium: Still, Mama earned herself some perfect drinks.

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Do you ever drink alone? Check. One of the questions on the alcoholic checklist.

Yttrium: I can stop when I want, okay?

Right. The only reason you weren’t constantly working AGAINST your LTW is that I don’t think you can autonomously take things out of the nectar racks.

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Someone drank the second glass almost right after Yttrium was done. I wonder who that could have been.

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Oh, hey there, Molybdenum. He also wants to drink more. It is the Mendeleev way.


Self Wetting : 7 -35
Fires: 4 -20
Electrocutions: 0
Passing Out : 4 -20
Failing School : 0
Accidental Deaths : (0)
Social Worker Visit : (0)
Game breakiness that’s my own fault : 1



Every Birth : (2) +10
Twins : (2) +20
Triplets : (0)
Fulfilling LTWs :  2 +80
NTH Spouse Reaching Top of Career : (0)
Every Honor Roll : 5 +25
Randomizing every LTW and trait for an entire generation : (0)
Not Using Spares Lifetime Happiness points for an entire generation : (0)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned : (0)
Painting of Torch Holder (1) + 5



TOTAL = 65

Mo is in Trouble

I actually made it home before the snowstorm, yayyyy! Which means I don’t have 3 days straight of keeping my lonesome self occupied, so no 200 pic play sessions, but I do have some Mendeleev pics backlogged so I’m gonna try and catch up a bit. Currently, I’ve got to having the first of Yttrium’s kids be a toddler, and the child is special. 😉

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We open on the family all going to graduation. Probably would have been better if graduation was after school ended and attendance was optional, at least for the family. : / Because a day in sims is long compared to a day in real life. I mean a day is like 1/3 of a baby’s babyhood. But that’s just me rambling.

I also wonder why they’re taking the taxi and not the nice motive mobile I had Krypton get, with the intention of letting my simmies survive graduation and also go on family outings without all of them running home immediately because they’re hungry or need to pee or something.

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Ohey a protest.

Protestors: Police should use their psychic powers to catch burglars, not teens!

I agree. Off topic, I have another save where I’ve got the blonde doll-loving sim up there living with her love interest and HIS love interest, and both the women are pregnant but neither of them have figured out that he’s cheating. It’s pretty wonderful.

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Congratulations Zirconium! Her ‘Most Likely to’ is pretty accurate, seeing as she’s got, like, 9 points of athletic right now. : /

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Yttrium promptly steals the show by being valedictorian. Her ‘Most Likely to’ is also accurate, since she’s in an ISBI and alcohol is flammable. : /

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Squish squish squish.

I feel like I do when I have an angler sim and I take the same picture a billion times. At least with painters the paintings look different. : P

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Yttrium’s bedroom is in the basement with the nectar so that we can expand upstairs once the other kids moved out. I was kind of planning on a larger renovation, but then we spent all our money on alcohol. #TheStruggleIsReal

I’m not even entirely sure what that means but it’s a bandwagon so I’m jumping on.

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Just looking through the family and found this. Honey, your dad is your only friend. : /

Creepy, sad, or both? You decide.

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Molybdenum gossips with… someone. It’s been a while since I took these pictures and I didn’t take notes. : /

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I don’t think I’ve seen a sim do this when they were examining the sky rather than watching the neighbors.

Niobium: That star thing was coming right at me! … I’m sure it’s not important.

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Zirconium: Aw yeah. Looking good in my graduation robes! Practically valedictorian!

You had to come down to Yttrium’s room when she’s sleeping because…?

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In other news, Laurel got singed at the chemistry table and she hasn’t taken a shower yet.

Laurel: Read any good books lately?

Niobium: You smell like burnt flesh.

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Laurel: If you started a garden, it might help with the nectar making. Since you’d have your own fruit.

We did start a garden, but I’m not sure if I have any pictures.

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Thank you Zirconium. I’m SO glad I decided to let you stay a bit.

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Laurel: So, I was thinking of starting a band…

Zirconium: Dammit mom, take a shower.

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And then Krypton aged up!

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He’s an adorable elder, but I apparently didn’t take a picture. : /

Krypton: I’m going to go to outer space.

You dream big, Krypton. Shoot for the moon. If you miss, you’ll die horribly lost among the stars. Or burn up in the atmosphere.

But, um… they make a plaque to remember you by?

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No, she still hasn’t showered.

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I’m gonna go ahead and say that was a pranked sink, since I think I’d remember if my TH peed herself. Or, at the very least, I would have gotten a better picture.

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Then, while Yttrium is RIGHT THERE, talking to Nervous Subject, Molybdenum comes over and pranks the sink again. I’m ninety percent sure he was the one who did it the first time, too.

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Yttrium: Dammit, Molybdenum! I had to end my phone call with Nervous because you were stupid enough to prank the sink while I’m STANDING NEXT TO IT?

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The sink was set off once more by Krypton (I think) and Molybdenum went right back to set it up again.

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Molybdenum: I got a time out.

If you tried to pull the same prank right in front of an adult on TWO SEPARATE OCCASIONS, you deserve it.

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Molybdenum: I’m not speaking to you.

Yttrium: Good.

Trufax, I was calling him Niobium this entire time. I’d wanted Molybdenum to be a girl so I could call her Mo, but the first of the twins was a boy. So sometimes I mix up the names.

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Now that Krypton’s an elder (I need a better picture of him : /) he has another interaction I can use, so I chose upgrading the nectar machine.

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Unfortunately, he finished it at 88%. So no upgraded nectar unless I can get Yttrium up to a decent handiness.

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Niobium: So, when are you getting knocked up?


They actually talk about seeds at a pretty average rate, but after Ellie and Zhan just talking about gardens constantly, I suppose I’m a bit sensitive about it.

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Molybdenum went and did something else. I don’t even know what.

Molybdenum: Come ONN!

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Yes, Mo. Paint your troubles away.



Self Wetting : 7 -35
Fires: 4 -20
Electrocutions: 0
Passing Out : 4 -20
Failing School : 0
Accidental Deaths : (0)
Social Worker Visit : (0)
Game breakiness that’s my own fault : 1


Every Birth : (2) +10
Twins : (2) +20
Triplets : (0)
Fulfilling LTWs :  1 +40
NTH Spouse Reaching Top of Career : (0)
Every Honor Roll : 5 +25
Randomizing every LTW and trait for an entire generation : (0)
Not Using Spares Lifetime Happiness points for an entire generation : (0)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned : (0)
Painting of Torch Holder (1) + 5


TOTAL = 25


Wining and Dining

So guess who’s kind of pissed, has nothing all that productive that needs to be done now that Fall Semester is over, and will likely be alone and stuck at college for the next three-ish days. If you answered ‘me’, that is… completely wrong, as you should have said ‘you’ because your you is my me. Unless you are also being stuck at college due to an exam that’s been pushed back to the middle of the week while all your friends go home to their families. In which case, we’re buddies!

Although this isn’t the greatest news for me, it’s pretty awesome news for the Mendeleevs, I guess. Or people who like rapid-fire legacy updates, which may or may not be happening. It all really depends on if I’m up to it and/or if my teacher manages to get the test online so I can go home, but I’m not sure I would trust an online test given the technological skills I have seen in the past…

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So here’s a picture of Laurel getting sprayed with a sink!

Nah I got some pictures of the twins. : /

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I took a picture of Zirconium even though she was sleeping, because I wasn’t sure when my next chance would be. : P Traits: Hot-Headed, Disciplined, Athletic, Technophobe, Insane

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And Yttrium! Green thumb, excitable, clumsy, coward, and loves the outdoors. Her LTW is to have the big fancy nectar cellar, because I’ve never done that one before. And because Mendeleevs love them some alcohol.

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So off to France. Hopefully the trip won’t screw up the game too much. We’ll just be buying the nectar making thing and then enough bottles of nectar to get her on her way to her LTW, because I don’t feel like having to make all of the 50 nectar bottles she needs back at home.

And she has glasses because they make her adorbs.

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Um… we’re here, darling.

Yttrium: Oops. Maybe I had a bit too much airline wine. *fulfills wish* Now off to the nectary!

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It might just be me, but Yttrium looked entirely too happy when she stepped into the nectary and saw cases upon cases of wine. I mean nectar. >_> <_<

We all know it’s wine. Seriously, EA.

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So we bought the stuff and I didn’t take pictures of it. Then I thought it would be best for Yttrium to learn how to make the wine while she was still there. Because then she wouldn’t have to learn the skill while at home, and there are free grapes here.. So we pick some of them.

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And then it’s fruit squishing time!

Why is feet the best way to squish grapes?

Yttrium: Adds to

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Yttrium: No one taught me how to work this thing.

Just press buttons and pull levers. I’m sure it’ll be fine.

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And so begins the repetitive cycle of Yttrium going to drink wines whenever I don’t give her something to do. I think this one’s like pomegranate flamefruit wine or something.

And of course she can’t just pour herself one glass.

Yttrium: Well, you never can just have one glass of wine.

These are the things that make me worry about you, Yttrium.

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The wine she tried apparently wasn’t that good. Actually it made her vomit.

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Look! We made our own nectar! Terrible nectar, but still.

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Clumsy sim plus grape squishing equals plenty of ass grapes.

Yttrium: Now my bathing suit will be red for weeks!

Maybe a white bathing suit wasn’t the best choice on my part. : /

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Yttrium feels tired so she gets herself some coffee. After practically drowning herself in wine. I didn’t take pictures of all the taste tests she did just because that would get repetitive. But I’m sure that having coffee after all that is just fine.

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There was a bed right upstairs, too.

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Yttrium: But if I drink coffee, I’ll have more energy for wine tasting!

… I feel… weird… for enabling this.

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Yttrium: … more nectar shelves… nectary… perfect nectar…

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I think this one had life fruit in it.

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Oh hey, we have a bottle of perfect nectar, which Yttrium wants to drink. She can have it as her reward after she completes her LTW, because there’s no way I’m getting rid of that bottle when we need to have a collection of 10,000 simoleons to complete the LTW.

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She also tried another nectar that made her puke. Or maybe it was the life fruit one. I’m losing track.

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Anyway, on the last day of the trip I send Yttrium to do something cultural. Okay, the wine is cultural, but I’m making her do something cultural that’s not drinking. So… um… the little French cafe! Perfect. She can sample some French food.

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Well. That’s some steep pricin–

French Toast? That’s practically bread dipped in eggs. I can make French toast. What’s the reasoning for it being so expensive?

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We end up going with the cheese plate, and Yttrium surprisingly rolls up a wish that doesn’t have to do with drinking!

Yttrium: Cheese and wine parties. Duh.

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So we buy the book as well as some nectar making books. The cheese plate book was 100$ or something. I would figure that’s pretty expensive for a book about arranging cheese on a plate, but I’m sure they were just inflating it because she’s a tourist who was waving her money around.

And I just had the thought that they should be able to find recipes online. : / Because I looked up a recipe for French toast in nothing flat to see if there was any justification for that huge price. Maybe if the bread is super good and the eggs came from some fancy chicken farm where all the chickens wear berets.

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Yttrium calls Nervous Subject back home.

Yttrium: Yeah, I’m in France because I’m cultured and stuff. No big deal.

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And then we return to… Midnight Hollow? I can’t keep track of all of these town names.

Krypton: I discovered a star named GEORGE.

Laurel: Why ‘George’?

Krypton: You’re not pronouncing it right if you’re not using all caps.

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We filled up the two wine shelves we bought in France, but luckily you’re able to buy more in buy mode, so we don’t need to travel back to France. : /

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Yttrium just got back from France, so I decided not to take the free vacation option.

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Niobium: Oh, look, Yttrium’s back from outer space.

Yttrium: *reading about alcohol*


Self Wetting : 7 -35
Fires: 4 -20
Electrocutions: 0
Passing Out : 4 -20
Failing School : 0
Accidental Deaths : (0)
Social Worker Visit : (0)
Game breakiness that’s my own fault : 1

Every Birth : (2) +10
Twins : (2) +20
Triplets : (0)
Fulfilling LTWs :  1 +40
NTH Spouse Reaching Top of Career : (0)
Every Honor Roll : 5 +25
Randomizing every LTW and trait for an entire generation : (0)
Not Using Spares Lifetime Happiness points for an entire generation : (0)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned : (0)
Painting of Torch Holder (1) + 5

TOTAL = 25

Daughter Dearest

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Krypton: Guess who’s an awesome cook! This guy!

Noe: *yawn*

You made macaroni. If it’s something that *I* can cook, you’re not allowed to brag about it.

Anyway, welcome to the LAST chapter of Krypton’s being torch holder! He’s been a great one, I swear. Got to his LTW and everything. We’ll see what he’s like when he’s not being controlled.

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Since there’s only a few days left of Yttrium being a teen and Krypton has nothing else to do, I had him get a job so he can contribute to the family once Yttrium’s a YA. He got a job in the military, where Rubidium works. They moved out when Strontium aged up, by the way. Anyway.

And this is a picture of him calling a boarding school, not something work related. Oops.

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Family outing time. I learned my lesson from before, that the parks don’t have much to do, so I sent them out to the literary cafe place, which I turned into a bar.

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Krypton wants to be BFFs with Niobium, so I thought why not. And then I saw that he had the option to confess his attraction for Laurel. To Niobium.

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Krypton: I think your mom is hot.

Niobium: Yeah. Kind of figured, since you slept together enough to have six kids. Ew.

Sorry, Niobium. : /

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Krypton: So… tickets. What’s up with them?

Yttrium upholds the Mendeleev tradition of alcoholism.

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I went to check out where everyone was, and Molybdenum was back home, sitting on the teeter totter all by himself.

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That’s… kind of sad. But not as sad as Krypton’s relationship with Zirconium and, since the others are also past Zirc on the list, the other kids…

I suck at socializing my sims. : /

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Yttrium: Well, since I’m drunk, I might as well read a pregnancy book so I’ll be prepared for any other bad decisions I might make today.

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Krypton wanted to buy a drink for Niobium or something. Indoctrinate her into the Mendeleev alcohol dependance or something. I wasn’t sure what the effects of the different drinks were, so I just picked something random.

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… I picked the wrong one.

Niobium: Um…. o_o

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And it’s an aphrodisiac. Of course.

Niobium: Should I be worried, dad?

Krypton: I just picked a random name from the menu, I swear! D8

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Molybdenum got someone to play on the teeter totter with him. I’m glad THAT plot line got cleared up.

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Krypton helped Niobium with her homework.

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And then taught her to drive. I took it like this because I thought there was something about reaching 100,000 LTH points, but I was thinking of the 100,000 simoleons score. We have a ways to go for that one.

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And then Niobium got caught by the police as she tried to follow Krypton home. *facepalm*

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Needless to say, we let her off the hook immediately. It wasn’t her fault that she couldn’t follow Krypton fast enough.

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Krypton wanted to send Molybdenum to the sports academy, so I let him do what he wanted. It’s not like Molybdenum needs to stay here so we can see if we want him for heir or anything.

Molybdenum: I get it. I mean less than nothing to you. : /

Aw, sweetie. It’s just that there’s nothing for me to do with you when you’re not the TH.

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Hey, we unlocked the fire department! Wait, that’s a different challenge. : /


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And Laurel has a bowl on her hand.

Laurel: *dump*

I took control of her for a moment just to see if getting her to ‘finish making’ or something like that would get her to finish with whatever was in the bowl and not have it stuck on her hand. No dice, so I ended up resetting her, and things were back to normal.

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But when I took control to see if I could get teh bowl off, I saw THIS.


Laurel: But if you get up to twelve, you can be in the running for your own TV show!

Maybe we can have a 100 baby or WYD challenge later, dear.

Laurel: Looking for fathers would interrupt my painting.

Of course it would.

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Just checking to see how many skill points some of the kids got on their own. Yttrium’s well on her way to being able to follow her dad’s LTW, but that’s boring so I’ll pick something else. If I was smart, I would have captured her in the picture as well, and not off to the side. : /

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Zirconium’s kicking ass in the athletic skill though. Like, she had the wish to max athletic skill at one point, which generally only turns up when you’re a few skill points away anyway. I’d totally pick, like, the karate LTW if I was working with her as TH.

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Yttrium: It’s my fault I kept her playing chess too long.

No it’s not, dear. You’re an angel. An alcohol-consuming angel.

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Laurel got another promotion! Sweeet!

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Nervous grew up. I want his face in my legacy. xD

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They’ve been doing this for a while now, but I haven’t been fast enough to catch it until now. I could make fun of Laurel being a little glitch again, like with the bowl, but that wouldn’t be fair because it’s all of them that do it.

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I made an executive decision that, because we had the portrait and lost it, telling Laurel to paint the portrait again doesn’t count as an action if I only count it as one painting of the TH rather than 2. That way, Laurel can also paint Yttrium’s painting when she’s an elder, and I won’t have to figure out who will paint the 3rd TH until they get here.

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Molybdenum came back because he hated sports school.

Molybdenum: I’d rather be a cartographer.

You do that.

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And then everyone has to stop and watch the chess match. Obviously.

Niobium: YEAHHHHH!!!! GO DAD!!!!!!!

Exciting stuff.

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I feel like Nervous Subject’s use of the chemistry table is a point for spouse-ship. Or something.

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My problem with this town is that you can’t see anything because it’s freaking dark even in the day. But anyway, Krypton went off to visit Strontium.

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They live in a super nice house. Even if I forgot to let everything render first.

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Strontium: Yeah, this house is really clean. 😀 You’d think it’d get more dust than it does, but it doesn’t!

Krypton: Glad to see you’re happy, son. Shall we move away from the chandelier that blocks our speech bubbles from the picture?

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Krypton: So… you have a bike or something to get around?

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The portrait is finished! Next time, I will try to bring it with us in the move.

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I’m not sure what she did.

Molybdenum: Unicorns…

And now:

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Molybdenum got to go on a date with one of the Doe kids…

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And Zirconium had a date with Nervous Subject.

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Zirconium made it home on time…

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Someone else did not. I did not get a picture of him being scolded because…

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We had a fire. : /

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And then Yttrium and Nervous had heart farts, but they were apparently somewhere that I couldn’t get a picture of them.

Yttrium: I wanna be a scientist!

Hush. I can’t lock that in yet, and I’ve done it twice anyway.

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Molybdenum: HELP! I can’t do my homework because I’m stressed!

Yttrium: Then read a book or something that will STOP you from being stressed.

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This guy who might be Not-Klaus came home with one of the kids, and proceeded to stand in the exact place that would prevent anyone from playing against Laurel.

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Good riddance, kid.

Pictorial evidence of Zirconium’s awesomeness.

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And then Niobium got honor student.

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As did Zirconium, which makes up for her previous failures just a little.

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Molybdenum: How do you do that homework? Isn’t school just too stressful? I can barely pay attention to homework after I get home from school.


I eventually sent Krypton out to teeter totter with him so he wouldn’t be complaining about stress as much. : /

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Yttrium: Hee hee hee.

Ha! Caught you!

Yttrium: I’m just washing my hands. : /

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And then she merges with Zirconium to create a new life form.

They were both trying to go into the shower at the same time. Zirconium got there first and set up a prank. Then Yttrium used the shower.

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You SAW her pull the shower dye prank. *facepalm*

And then they grew up, but I don’t have any pictures of that because I didn’t feel like doing the makeovers at that time. But next chapter will have Yttrium as our TH. Our scores are…


Self Wetting : 7 -35
Fires: 4 -20
Electrocutions: 0
Passing Out : 4 -20
Failing School : 0
Accidental Deaths : (0)
Social Worker Visit : (0)
Game breakiness that’s my own fault : 1

Every Birth : (2) +10
Twins : (2) +20
Triplets : (0)
Fulfilling LTWs :  1 +40
NTH Spouse Reaching Top of Career : (0)
Every Honor Roll : 5 +25
Randomizing every LTW and trait for an entire generation : (0)
Not Using Spares Lifetime Happiness points for an entire generation : (0)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned : (0)
Painting of Torch Holder (1) + 5

TOTAL = 25

So… if it weren’t for the honor roll kids, they would have cut my score more than in half from last time. : /

In which I look at potential spouse-faces

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I decided to accept this one because Niobium could conceivably make a friend on her own accord. Maybe.

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Rubidium: And then the whole thing was up in blaze…

She knows. She was there, remember? When the stove went up in flames?

Laurel: *just wondering when the easel will be free again*

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Molybdenum: Why do I have to do homework if I’m just gonna be buff when I grow up?

Yttrium: I was like you, once, but then the horse betting ring got busted up. : /

Zirconium: Brick joke? Seriously? You think anyone remembers your horse race thing?

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This may or may not be Hans. I’m not sure. He’s a cutie though, if that is a he.

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Rubidium made a stink juice potion on her own. That is all.

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Who pulled that prank? : /

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Zirconium: I’m just thinking about paintings!

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Molybdenum: ALL HAIL KING OF–

Strontium: Ew. No. We’re done with the royal court action. No more.

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So they go out to tell scary stories instead.

Molybdenum: And then the pharaoh emerged from his tomb!

Niobium: Oh noes!

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Laurel got a promotion! Yayyyy!

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Rubidium’s doing well in her own job, too. She got an opportunity to read a book, and did it all on her own. :3

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Logic skill almost maxed out.

I can almost taste that LTW. Except I’ve played ahead right up to the point when Yttrium takes over, so… I know whether he gets it or not. : P

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Speaking of Yttrium, she comes home with this guy named Noe. Or something. I’m pretty sure it’s Noe, anyway. It’s apparently pronounced NO-eh. Huh.

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And Niobium goes home with Nervous Subject!

Those cheek bones. I’m going to have a difficult time figuring out who I want Yttrium to marry, I think. : P Lots of interesting/nice boy faces I’ve been seeing around town.

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Also, this ghost.

Ghost: Gotta go do homework.

I reset the kid. I hope they’re okay.

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Niobium celebrates her teen birthday with werewolf Olive Specter. And I didn’t take a picture because I wanted to wait until

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Laurel: Easel’s free!

Yes, Laurel. We all know that’s the only thing you care about.

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Strontium also grew up. His final traits are Perceptive, Born Salesman, Good, Never Nude, Athletic. I kind of didn’t change his clothes or anything, but he turned out pretty good on that front, in my opinion.

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Yttrium: I’m tired, maybe I should go home…


Oh, that’s right. I remember why I put that mod to disable bedtime stories in. : /

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Yttrium gets scolded by Krypton, because you can’t cancel the scold action. Ever.

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And then we max the logic skill and COMPLETE THE LTW!!! which cheers me up.

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Noe comes home with Yttrium. They seem to get along pretty well, or at least always go to each other’s houses, but I’m not sure that Noe’s face is interesting enough? For all I know, both Yttrium and Noe are face ones, because I’m really bad at determining that stuff. : P

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So I planned to change Niobium’s clothes and things when she got home from school, but she just decided to stay there. : /

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And nap on a park bench instead. : P

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Here’s a picture of her in her new hair. And the picture stinks, but I wanted to get one before she got to be a YA, because she doesn’t want to cooperate. But I wasn’t going to cancel her action to go to bed just to get a shot, because I am pretty sure she’d pass out if I did that.

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Yet another Mendeleev student got honor roll, which I hear is rare for ISBI sims. I mean I mentioned it last time, but here’s the picture just to prove it. : P I guess having the last name of a famous science guy motivates you to get good grades in school? I guess it would be pretty embarrassing to get F’s and have a name like Einstein.

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And Molybdenum also grew up. I’m not sure what his trait is, or Niobium’s, but we’ve picked an heir and I’m not playing them so whatever. : / I’ll figure it out next time, or whenever I upload them to the Exchange after they hit YA.


Self Wetting : 5 -25
Fires: 2 -10
Electrocutions: 0
Passing Out : 3 -15
Failing School : 0
Accidental Deaths : (0)
Social Worker Visit : (0)
Game breakiness that’s my own fault : 1

Every Birth : (2) +10
Twins : (2) +20
Triplets : (0)
Fulfilling LTWs :  1 +40
NTH Spouse Reaching Top of Career : (0)
Every Honor Roll : 3 +15
Randomizing every LTW and trait for an entire generation : (0)
Not Using Spares Lifetime Happiness points for an entire generation : (0)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned : (0)
Painting of Torch Holder (1) + 5

TOTAL = 40