Yttrium Come Home

Hello, everyone! We’re ready for another chapter of the Mendeleevs! And we’ll be having an heir poll soon, too! Woo-hoo!

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Since Silver was at another sim’s house, the game wouldn’t send her to prom (that I know of) so I sent Silver to prom. Sue me.

She got to be romantic interests with Kelsey Lau, the fairy boy who shows up in this legacy every once in a while.

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And then Strontium had to make them related. : /

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Eh. He’s okay-looking. He has a unique facial structure, at least. : P

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Not sure why I took this.

Silver: Because I got a ‘creeped out’ moodlet from Cadmium.

Cadmium: I didn’t do anything!

Silver: Don’t act like nothing happened, you little creep.

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Yttrium: Doo doo doo! Back from vacation.

One day I will catch you getting zapped. One day…

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Yttrium: Doo doo doo!

Indium: We’re home, Grandma!

Cadmium: Don’t believe anything Silver says about me being creepy!

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Silver’s working on her painting skill.

Palladium: Silver, we’ve made every joke possible out of the magenta girl. Stop.

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I don’t remember what this was about. : /

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Yttrium: Woo woo!

Ohey. I thought this happened last chapter and said that I didn’t have a picture, but I DID because it happened HERE.

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Indium: Time for my birthday!

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Cadmium: And mine!

One of you picked a crappy place to become a teenager. Talk amongst yourelves to figure out who it was.

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Cadmium: It was me, wasn’t it?

Bingo.

Cadmium’s fourth trait is… a secret until the heir poll.

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As is Indium’s. He looks a lot like Nervous and Palladium while Cadmium resembles the person who I remember as his father but may not be because that was a while ago.

Then I stopped playing and started again maybe a week after, so SIM CHECK.

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Nervous and Cadmium were talking about arcade games.

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Yttrium is… playing with the toy maker.

They like playing with that thing a lot more than one would think.

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Palladium has just finished eating.

Palladium: Why do you care?

Because it’s a SIMCHECK.

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AND SILVER IS SLEEPING.

This doesn’t seem like a big deal now, but I played ahead a bit.

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Indium’s asleep too, but that’s not as big of a deal.

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Nervous: Go, Palladium, go!

Palladium: I don’t think you’re qualified to train me, Dad. I’m two skill points ahead of you. And we hate each other.

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And then we have a ghost working out.

… you know you don’t have muscles, right?

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Palladium: Er… I’m here to bring a tomato to my aunt’s glitched imaginary friend? Do you know where I can find him?

Snuggles-or-whatever: I’m staring at a wall! 8D

We had to cancel the glitched opportunity. Luckily, the sim at the store gave us the tomato for free.

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Might as well fail at the diving board while we’re at the pool, though.

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*awkward silence*

Cadmium: Okay, dude. We barely know you. Why did you come home with us?

Kid: If I date your sister I might be in a legacy. : /

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Indium: Too late. She’s talking to this other kid we don’t know about.

Kelsey’s apparently having romance with other girls at school, so I’m not sure if I’d keep him around if Silver is the next TH.

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… great job, Nervous.

Palladium: Haha wasn’t me!!!

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Nervous: Can I sit in the front seat?

Cop: Sure, I don’t see why I shouldn’t let a known criminal ride shotgun.

Nervous: Yay! 😀

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One of the kids that came home with the teens co-opted our chemistry table. : /

Hey, kid. Some legacy kids are trying to sleep in their mothers’ beds so they can be well-rested for school!

And by ‘some’ I mean ‘one’.

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Palladium got a promotion! She’s like level 8 now, I think.

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Palladium: And it’s my birthday!

I see where Cadmium gets his ‘choosing where to age up’ skills.

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Palladium: Now that I have a more mature look, I’ll become rich and take over the world!

Nervous: That’s nice, kid. : /

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Nervous: I saw a prison fight last night. : )

Palladium: I saw a REAL fight last night, because now I’m a sidekick. And I’m gonna get a promotion to villain once I kill the villain ahead of me show them my great work ethic.

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Cadmium: Look, Mom! I’m working on martial arts, just like you! Are you proud of me?

Palladium: You punch like a kitten.

Cadmium: Nuh uh! *bats at training dummy*

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Meanwhile, Indium went to a friend’s house. ‘Friend’ means ‘stranger’ in this context.

Indium: They’re so rich that I’ve been sitting here for fifteen minutes and things STILL aren’t rendered!

True story.

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Palladium: This is the most diabolical thing any of my children have done… I’m so proud…

Aww…

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Cadmium also starts working on his painting skill. I feel like the kids might be starting to realize that the heir poll is fast approaching, so they need work on getting skills and such that would make them appealing torch-holders.

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Palladium goes to work in her spiffy sidekick uniform!

Palladium: I’ll put arsenic sauce in his sandwich! That’ll do him in!

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After Palladium returns from work, it seems that everyone’s schedules are cleared so it’s time for FAMILY OUTING WOO!

It’s kind of impressive that I’m still remembering to do these (mostly) considering how well I usually remember things. : /

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Indium: Time to show up Mom in one try! Bet SHE can’t dive as well as I can!

Indium, stop being an attention-hog.

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Nervous: You call THAT hogging attention?

I’d thought he drowned at first, since he was swimming and tired, but drowning sims don’t float like that.

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Nervous: Well, that’s new.

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Grim: I… uh… really messed up this time, didn’t I?

Yep. You’re not even in the building.

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Nervous: But… I’m afraid of water!

… Number one, you’re DEAD. You can’t drown. Number two… if you’re afraid of the water, why did you dive right in?

Nervous: Insane trait, probably.

Oh, okay.

That’s… nice… Palladium.

Palladium: Now that Dad’s dead, I automatically win our race to the top of the Criminal career! 😀

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Except EVERYONE had the ‘Great Time Out’ moodlet (with the exception, I’m assuming, of Nervous).

Silver: I know Grandpa died, and we were, like, best friends, but the pool was still a blast!

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Grim: Am I in the right place?

Fairy: Whelp, I’m out. o__o

Grim: Don’t worry, I’ll come find you when I’m through with him.

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This is what happens when a sim uses the moodlet manager on another sim in a pool.

Palladium: I’ve cured your grief over the dead AND I walk on water? Truly, I am as Jesus.

The antichrist, maybe. : /

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Palladium: … oops. Wrong knob.

FAIL.

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We almost had another FAIL because Palladium refused to find the bathroom unless I held her by the hand (metaphorically) all the way. Up the stairs, through the door, and into the stall.

There were minutes left before disaster struck. o_o

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The rest of the family came home after that, but Yttrium was no longer part of the group, for some reason, so she stayed at the pool.

I watched her, wondering if she’d die, drown, or pass out first. : /

Or come home. But I didn’t have high hopes.

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FAIL.

Thanks, Silver. : /

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Apparently we had unpaid bills?

Cadmium: You could’ve waited for me to get out of the bathroom, first.

… at least the shower was already broken.

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Since Silver hasn’t shown any intention to go to bed, I take matters into my own hands as best as I could.

Palladium: Go to bed.

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Silver: God, Mom! I’m not a child anymore! I can go to bed whenever I want, even if I just passed out in the middle of our kitchen.

Palladium: Urge to kill… rising…

Plan B:

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Silver: Thanks for using that moodlet manager thing to erase my tired-ness, Mom!

Palladium: Sure. I don’t want our score going to shit under my watch. You can fail all you want when the new TH takes over.

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Don’t drown Yttrium. It’ll give me negative points. : (

And I’d be sad. I guess.

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Aw, she looks so peaceful. : 3

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Yttrium: Look, I’m coming home.

Yay!

Self Wetting : 11 -55
Fires: 4 -20
Electrocutions: 3  -15
Passing Out : 16 -80
Failing School : 0
Accidental Deaths : (0)
Social Worker Visit : (0)
Game breakiness that’s my own fault : 1

Every Birth : (5) +25
Twins : (4) +40
Triplets : (0)
Fulfilling LTWs :  2 +80
NTH Spouse Reaching Top of Career : (0)
Every Honor Roll : 6 +30
Every 100,000 simoleons earned : (0)
Painting of Torch Holder (3) + 15

TOTAL = 20

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You Snooze You Lose

The sun is shining (through clouds) the birds are singing (somewhere) and it’s time for another healthy dose of Mendeleevs!*

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Wait. Why are you talking about high-heeled shoes? Is this casual conversation, or are you trying to tell me something deep about your identity? I DON’T KNOW WHAT’S HAPPENING.

…At least they’re interacting with each other.

Screen Shot 2014-06-05 at 10.24.22 AMIndium: And then I thought, if we fall into the vats of radioactive waste at Mom’s work, we might get superpowers!

Cadmium: … I don’t think it works like that.

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WAUGH. D8

… oh, it’s her boss. For a second, I forgot that I’d closed the game earlier with him in the house. Thought we had a burglar.

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Boss-Dude that Might Be Cedric (?): You see, night time is the optimal time for criminal activity. Darkness covers a whole slew of illegal habits.

Nervous: No. No. No.

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Nervous: You’re just trying to convince me to go out at night so you can BITE me.

Cedric (Maybe): Well, looks like SOMEONE’S not getting a promotion.

Eh, he’s gonna die in a few days, anyway.

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… they’re playing tag the wrong way, but they’re playing tag. How does one play tag the wrong way?

I don’t know if it’s clear in the picture, but Indium is maybe six inches away from Cadmium. Just REACH your arm out, boy. That’s all you need to do to win.

Screen Shot 2014-06-05 at 10.27.44 AMSpeaking of playing together, Silver and Palladium are playing chess together of their own volition. Silver sat down first, and Palli came right on over to play with her little girl. It was endearing.

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Palli: So, if you’re torch-holder, I would suggest not getting married. It worked out alright for me, and if you marry your spouse will be an ass like your grandfather.

Or not so endearing.

Silver: But I like grampa…

It’s true. They’re best friends. Indium’s best friends with his mother *snicker* and Cadmium has, like, no one he’s close to.

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Then, Yttrium and Cadmium play pillow fight!

It’s just a whole day of family bonding! Which is kind of funny, since whenever I take them on an actual family outing, the idiots tend to ignore each other and do things like play with dolls.

But I took them dolls away so HA.

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Cedric: D8 I have to go to work, but they’re blocking my path! Pillows are my one weakness… well, that and sunburn, garlic, and wooden stakes.

Not my problem, dude.

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Silver: Look, Indium! We can play endearing rounds of pillow fighting too, and garner reader support to be TH! *WHACK*

Indium: … should I be seeing double right now?

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Interact with ALL THE FAMILY!

I caught Yttrium and Nervous playing catch. I don’t have a picture, but Nervous played on the teeter-totter/see-saw.

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Nine PM on a Sunday night and Silver finally gets around to doing her homework for Monday.

… I shouldn’t complain. In high school, I’ve written essays at 4 AM on the day it was due. It was one of my best essays that year, too. Go figure.

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*watches jack-in-the-box intently*

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Not gonna lie, I jumped.

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Is this Zirconium? I’m pretty sure this is Zirconium. I can’t really tell that well since she’s got grey hair and I didn’t take any notes. The eye color looks right for Zirc, though…

I got a message saying she got together with this guy who might be named Lance Flynn. Or something. But he’s not connected on the family tree. They might just be romantic interests right now.

Zirconium: I still got it. 🙂

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The same guy is also romantically seeing this tired ant who is sitting in a wall, so make of that what you will.

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Aww, bed time stories.

Indium: Yeah, you think it’s cute, but I have a bladder that’s gonna burst in ten sim minutes.

WHY DID YOU NOT TAKE CARE OF THIS BEFOREHAND?

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Indium: Yeah, Gramma. I know you read me a story already, but I wet myself. So… another story?

I have no recollection of putting that inventor’s bench there.

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Laurel: You snooze you lose, kid.

Cadmium: Indium woke me up with his bladder fail. : (

Aw, I’m sorry.

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Indium: Well, you snooze, you lose.

… your grandmother JUST read you another story. Why aren’t you sleeping?

Indium: Didn’t you hear me the first time? If you snooze, you lose.

: /

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Suzzanah Worst-Babysitter, or however you spell her name, asked Nervous out on a date. Why not? They have a rather high relationship, actually, which only makes me wonder WHEN this happened.

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They talk for a few moments, and flirt for a bit, before Nervous is called away by the rocking chair.

Nervous: I just agreed to this date because we don’t have one of these at home.

Suzannah: I’m just going to read a romance book because in there girls don’t get turned down in favor of furniture. ;_;

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Palli has an awesome outfit. She’s a henchwoman now, only a few levels from her goal. She’s also going… ON VACATION! Yayyyy!

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Silver: Cadmium’s being creepy!

I have no idea what he did, but she had the moodlet. Also LOOK.

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I love her face. It’s interesting. I feel like I say this ALL THE TIME, and it never happens, but I kind of want to make her our spouse if one of the boys is heir? She can’t be too much older than them, right?

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… please no. o_o

I mean, this happened before, but I’m still sort of worried… *crosses fingers*

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Speaking of sim death… some lady died in front of the school.

Teens: o_o

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Silver: So… that death  was interesting, right, kid whose name I can’t be bothered with?

Kid: Er… I guess?

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One of these kids passed out from a ghost.

One passed out because his brother woke him up in the middle of the night and stole his bed. Can you guess which is which?

… FAIL.

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This. This makes me happy.

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This makes me less happy, but still happy.

Okay, so new rule for putting kids to bed is to have all adults leave the lot until they get their butts to sleep. : /

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I’m sure Kelsey assumed he was going to have a much more exciting night when he decided to come home with the twins.

Laurel: Don’t mind me. Just babysitting.

If you don’t remember, Kelsey showed up just a few chapters ago, but I said his named wasn’t important. I remember it now. Make of that what you will.

Meanwhile, Silver is at another ‘friend’s’ house.

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Kid: Have you read the latest issue of…

Silver: I can feel myself getting nerdier by talking to you. Literally. I’m gaining nerd cred.

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Then he goes off to play the guitar in what I can only assume is an attempt to seduce her.

He might want to get that checked out by a doctor.

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And Silver’s practically taking a tour of the house, traveling from bathroom to bathroom, brushing her teeth.

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For some reason, Cadmium thought the basement would be a better place to do homework than the table.

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Maybe because a ghost is begging for attention there.

Laurel: Pay attention to meeeeeee!

Indium: Don’t care.

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Another day, another friend’s house. This girl is actually her cousin, if I’m looking at the family tree right.

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This kid’s also related to them. Somehow. I recognize the surname as one that’s connected to the Mendeleev family tree in some way. : /

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While trying to find him, I accidentally discovered that Christa, the girl I wanted to marry in, is related to the Mendeleevs, and also in a relationship. She’s not closely related, though, and I think the only relation is through marriage rather than blood. So if one of the boys is heir and I remember, we can still go for it.

:Score:

Self Wetting : 11 -55
Fires: 4 -20
Electrocutions: 3  -15
Passing Out : 14 -70
Failing School : 0
Accidental Deaths : (0)
Social Worker Visit : (0)
Game breakiness that’s my own fault : 1

Every Birth : (5) +25
Twins : (4) +40
Triplets : (0)
Fulfilling LTWs :  2 +80
NTH Spouse Reaching Top of Career : (0)
Every Honor Roll : 6 +30
Every 100,000 simoleons earned : (0)
Painting of Torch Holder (3) + 15

TOTAL = 30

*The Mendeleev ISBI does not actually claim to have health benefits, unless you believe that laughter is the very best medicine. Side effects of the Mendeleev ISBI include inability to breathe, itchy throat, sore toes, pet ownership, and the inexplicable need to narrate your life in song. Due to legal laws that only a law-ologist can comprehend, the Mendeleev ISBI cannot be held liable for any real or imagined ailments caused by reading the Mendeleev ISBI.