The Skeleton and the Gnomes

Hello to all you lovely people! I realized when last playing that I hadn’t had my ‘family outing’ for a bit with the Mendeleevs, so we start this chapter with the Mendeleevs going to the library!

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Or, you know, we would, if Silver weren’t vomiting bright blue all over the place.

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Luckily, Palladium is a good grandma and takes care of our toddler while we’re not on the home lot. Even if Tin is a stinky little thing, and… I JUST realized right now when I was looking up that my periodic table has the elements listed in five different languages. Neato.

I don’t remember where I was originally going with that sentence.

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Silver is unavailable to care for her child because she’s writing. What else is new? That’s, like, all she ever does ever.

Silver: Because you make me.

You’re the one to roll the wish, sweetie.

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Quan also helps with the baby.

He’s kept the outfit he was wearing, and I just realized we should really change his clashing green shoes.

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This woman was not very happy that we brought a toddler to the library, but townies really don’t have a right to talk, since they regularly bring tots to all sorts of community lots and ignore them.

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When checking up on Palli to make sure everything was still copacetic, I found she was hiding THIS in her inventory. YOINK. Using this for Silver’s LTW kthxbai.

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Palladium proceeds to have her revenge by passing out in the middle of the floor.

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Upon returning home, Quan takes control of the rocking chair. I had almost no trouble at all with the rocking chair up until this point, but he just… refused… to leave.

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Even if it meant missing the ‘pop’ of his second child forcing Silver into maternity clothing.

Silver: Ah, the miracle of life!

Get back to writing.

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And then… this happened?

Game: Welp, looks like they’re on a date now! Have fun, you two!

Silver: … when did this happen?

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I don’t know. Quan’s been sitting in that rocking chair for hours now, not interacting with anyone, and you’ve been sitting on the computer barely registering his existence.

… best date ever?

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I’m counting this as a fail because Quan was COMPLETELY capable of coming to the rescue of the crying child, but he decided to sit in his rocking chair. This one’s on you, Quan.

The rocking chair and the crystal ball. That’s two strikes. Don’t make me regret adding you to the family.

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When he got up for a brief moment, I pounced.

Quan: But… I was sitting there… : (

HA.

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Silver: DAMN YOU! I go to sleep for a few hours and wake up to find my granddaughter sleeping on the floor! Are they even TRYING to care for this child?

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… and then we got this in the mail.

David: Congratulations on your wedding. WINK.

Silver: … do we even know this guy? o_o

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Palladium: Look. At. Me. I am taking this brat to her crib. Unlike SOME people. You know, it’s not too late to say I’m still TH and try for an heir that’s not such a disappointment. : /

Since I’ve been controlling Silver for quite some time now, I think it really is too late.

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We got Bonehilda. I think Silver wished for it or something? And I thought it might help with the state the house is getting in, with dirty toilets and laundry piling everywhere. I thought putting her under the house and out of the way would be a good idea.

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Bonehilda: I’ll just wander around under the house for all eternity. No big deal. đŸ˜€

Apparently, moving between the stilts is not an option for sims routing. Which could be useful if we ever want to starve a sim but don’t want to have to keep one of the rooms locked up for a week.

Stilts: YES. BLOOD SACRIFICE.

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Quan found a laundry gnome, which was named Edamame, because our first gnome happened to have ‘Leroy’ in the text box when I went to name him and I was like ‘sure, legacy founder name theme, SOUNDS GREAT’. Because I’m that kind of lazy. Edamame is the name of the founder of the Food Family Legacy, and Leroy is named after the founder of the Southern Prettacy, Leroy Secksie.

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Presence of skeleton in epic bathroom makes epic bathroom at least twice as epic, in my opinion. Even if the skeleton is wearing a frilly maid costume and a garter.

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I think at this point I did a sim check, because I can’t figure out why else I would take a picture of Palladium reading.

Palladium: Because I’m captivating, of course.

Of course.

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Quan stole the computer for a skating game. : /

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So Silver is writing in the spare bedroom, which I may just convert to a study for the time being. I really like the nursery and I don’t want to have to change it when the kids of this generation get older, so I think I’m going to make a ‘playhouse’ somewhere else on the lot which will hold the bedrooms of the children.

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Oh, and Tin’s sleeping. Sim check wasn’t quite over yet.

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Silver’s current project is a horror story inspired by the skeleton maid, called ‘Bonehilda’s Revenge,’ in which Bonehilda becomes fed up and murders the family who hired her.

… hopefully this remains fictional.

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What? Quan INTERACTING with the baby? How’s this possible?

Oh, right. Rocking chair is gone. Unfortunately, the interaction is short-lived.

Quan: I’m going to go take a bath now, Tin. See you later.

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Bonehilda: Mm, yeah. Work it, girl. You’re gorgeous.

This’ll probably get on my nerves after a bit, but right now I find Bonehilda’s quirks hilarious.

Bonehilda: You don’t look a day over five hundred!

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And on the subject of me being easily amused… West-Nest. WEST. NEST.

IT RHYMMMMMESSSSSSSS!

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Palladium is still bettering herself for the job she’s already topped, so that’s cool. I’m interested to see how much money she’ll end up making, since she still has a performance bar that goes up and I’m guessing she gets raises when it reaches the top?

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I also noticed that Tin gets ‘get picked up’ by Bonehilda a lot in her action queue, but it never happens. Bonehilda walks over to Tin, and stops. I can only imagine that Bonehilda wants to pick up the precious little bundle of baby laughter and reconnect with the world of the living, forming a lasting bond between herself and Tin, who will grow and teach her about life and love… but stops because she thinks she looks too creepy and doesn’t want to scare the baby.

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Although if Tin can sleep with THIS in her room, I think she’ll be alright seeing a friendly skeleton in a froofy skirt.

I mean, she’s already cool with ghosts popping up in her house.

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TRANSITION EXECUTED FLAWLESSLY. TEN OUT OF TEN!

Hi Olive!

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In addition to chess, Palladium continues to improve her painting skills, and sometimes produces pieces like these that I like to keep in the house. I’m hoping Silver will be able to take her mother’s lead and complete her painting on her own if we don’t get to topping the skill before she passes the torch.

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ICE CREAM BREAK.

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Quan: Yeah, I can talk. No, I wasn’t doing anything. Just taking out the trash, but I dumped it on the porch, so that’s not a problem.

I am not amused. : /

GNOME INTERMISSION

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Edamame: Wake uppp.

Leroy: No.

Edamame: But I’m lonelyyyyy.

Leroy: An’ I don’ like you. : /

Edamame: : (

We interrupt this intermission to bring you: BABY.

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Silver: Now that you’re done with the gnomes, can we pleeeeeease go to the hospital?

Fine.

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It’s a girl! Her name is Antimony, which is one of the names I’ve been looking forward to for a while, if only because that’s the name of a protagonist of one of my favorite webcomics.

Although OUR Antimony is nothing like the comic’s, because she is clearly not a robot. ._.

Antimony was born with the traits disciplined and eccentric.

SCORE:

Self Wetting : 11 -55
Fires: 4 -20
Electrocutions: 3  -15
Passing Out : 18 -90 (Quan and Palladium are plotting against me.)
Failing School : 0
Accidental Deaths : (0)
Social Worker Visit : (0)
Game breakiness that’s my own fault : 1

Every Birth : (7) +35
Twins : (4) +40
Triplets : (0)
Fulfilling LTWs :  3 +120
NTH Spouse Reaching Top of Career : (0)
Every Honor Roll : 6 +30
Every 100,000 simoleons earned : (0)
Painting of Torch Holder (4) + 20

TOTAL = 65

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50 Squared

Tin is the 50th element on the periodic table, and this is the 50th post on the blog! Coincidence? Maybe.

I also saw this at the Marbles Brain Store.

I didn’t take a photo in the store, and the only picture I found was really tiny, but that’s a ‘marble and holes and you tilt the table’ labyrinth with the elements of the periodic table going all along the path you must take. It was very cool.

Now onto our sometimes-regularly-scheduled Mendeleevs.

I think this whole chapter takes place in the span of a day or two. I was actually going to play a bit more, until I realized that I’d taken a decent amount of pictures… I’d thought I’d had like ten or fifteen, tops.

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Well, it turns out that I saved the game RIGHT before Silver was due to be… due. I usually occupy myself with something while the game is loading up, and I became aware that it had finished loading because I’d heard Quan screaming about Silver going into labor.

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And FAIL. She didn’t even stop walking to pee… so there is one sim, apparently, who has learned to pee while doing something else… but that is a pee puddle behind our lovely TH.

Now, it might be argued it wasn’t her fault, because the game won’t let her do anything else while in labor but she could have gone to the bathroom before it got that bad. So it’s her fault.

And, by extension, mine.

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Little baby Tin is a girl. She’s a genius who can apprehend burglars. And she’s also a slob.

No one Tin is related to is a cop, that I know of. If anything, she should be getting the ‘burglar’ trait, being related to Palladium.

… Palli’s not going to be happy about this, is she?

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NOOO QUAN!

He just wanted to scare me, though. He still only had a light blue moodlet that said he had 2 hours. He made it in time.

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Even though Silver is hungry, tired, and drenched in her own urine, she takes care of her baby’s needs before her own. Also, you can see the giant pile of laundry that I needed to move from our empty room in order to furnish a nursery.

My only explanation for this is that the laundry coming from people bathing in the epic bathroom teleports into the room next to it, since the bathroom’s so small.

And screw you, spell-check. Teleport is a word. What even is a telephoto? Apparently a photograph of distant objects.

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Silver: We had to move an enormous pile of dirty clothes in order to make a bedroom for Tin. Would it be too much to ask that the non-Torch-holders clean up your garbage every once in a while?

Palladium: Don’t get snippy with me, Silver. I’ve killed people for less, and we can still use one of your brothers as a spare.

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Silver: I mean, um… you’re fine. You’re always making art to beautify the house. I meant that Indium and Cadmium should clean up their stuff, you know?

Nice save.

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Quan’s out playing with the crystal ball. It’s kind of cute how they’re always telling their fortunes.

It gets less cute after a while, but perhaps not for the reasons you might think.

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Palladium: Little brat. I clean up after myself! And everyone else. Look at all these dishes. Leaving dirty laundry on the floor? I’ll leave a poisonous scorpion in her bed. See how she likes it.

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At this point, I realized that I hadn’t taken pictures of Tin’s nursery, so I took them now. I laid out the furniture before recoloring anything, and noticed that the toy box had an interesting ‘default’ recoloring that I really liked, so I worked the rest of the room off of it. I like how it turned out.

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The other side. Through the doorway is the closet, which I might get rid of so there’s more space to place things in the room. We’ll see.

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And then the camera brought me to Cadmium!

That’s not your bed, but happy birthday anyway!

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Cadmium gained the party animal trait. He wants to be a home design hotshot.

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Indium gained the schmoozer trait and wants to max the social groups that came with University.

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Silver takes care of her baby, and it’s adorable, and I love the room, and *devolves into unintelligible cooing noises*

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Since the baby’s been born now, I decided it would be a nice day for the wedding. It’s also the boys’ graduation, though, so I thought it would be best to set the wedding after graduation completed, or else the game will be all I DUN CARE IF THERE’S A WEDDING HAPPENING, GRADUATION NAO!

Cue me forgetting to set the time when I made the party, so the party’s at 9 AM now. *sigh*

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I catch Quan and Cadmium bonding over arcade games, or something. I bet Quan only plays arcade games when you don’t have to pay a quarter to play them. At my summer camp we had this game that was like Pac-Man but with a ladybug, and that was free to play because no one brought money to summer camp.

Until girls started selling friendship bracelets and beauty salon services. : /

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Quan started getting emotional and crying before the wedding started. It was cute.

Quan: I’m just… so happy…

And Silver was thinking about the food she ate a bit before. : / I’m not even sure what she’d just eaten.

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Um… guys? I put the benches there for a reason.

That one guy sitting on the bench? He sat down to read a book. To READ a BOOK. He disappoints me even more than the others.

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Silver: Quan, when I first met you in France, I knew you were the one for me. Even if you were stealing the excavation site I wanted to get.

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I love that dorky face they always make when they get married. It’s adorable.

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Indium: Hey, it’s our graduation!

SHUT UP. LET THE WEDDING FINISH. I’ll be with you shortly.

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First kiss as husband and wife NOT interrupted by a graduation. That never happened.

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Silver: Who wants cake?

Cadmium: Sorry, sis! Gotta run!

Quan: We’re going to a graduation!

I may have cheated an deleted the graduation interaction from the rest of the family, but screw graduation. : / I hope for Sims 4 they realized that no one likes losing control of their sims because the game hard-coded them to go spend an afternoon starving in town hall or yell at a kid for being at a friends house (or even prom) past a certain time.

Not that I’ll likely be playing Sims 4 for quite some time. But whatever.

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Guy: Hey, Silver. If your husband is leaving, I can help you with the honeymoon…

Silver: WHO ARE YOU??

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The graduation apparently has MULTIPLE ‘force these actions on every sim in the house’ actions, in case I ‘accidentally’ cross off ‘go to graduation’ BUT OMG WHY WOULDNT THE PLAYER WANT ALL THEIR SIMS TO GO INTO A RABBITHOLE FOR A FEW HOURS. I guess.

So that’s why Silver ended up going to graduation.

Silver: I actually watch my family’s important life moments. UNLIKE SOME PEOPLE. : /

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Cadmium: Hey, Silver… you’re not bitter that we kind of ignored your wedding, right?

Silver: Shut up.

Indium: WHOO! YAY SILVER!

Silver: … the wedding’s been over for HOURS, twerp. : /

We kicked them out unceremoniously afterward.

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I’m pretty sure Palladium didn’t go to the graduation. Or the wedding.

Palladium: I’m just taking care of a baby. : /

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And then Yttrium showed up! Hi!

Palladium: … this is my room now, Mom.

Yttrium: Weren’t you crying over how much you missed me a couple days ago?

Palladium: I only miss you when you’re not pissing me off. Get lost.

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Quan: We’re losing money with this water bill!

… you’d be better off fixing the sink, rather than just mopping water up for all eternity, but I can’t really tell you what to do, so… carry on.

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And this is why the crystal ball being used constantly by Quan stopped being cute. I sold it afterward and got a shuffleboard.

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Sometime after that, Tin stopped being a pink little cocoon thing. She’s pretty cute, although she looks rather like Silver and Palladium to my eyes. I like when they’re kids and do stuff. And things.

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… okay, she is very cute.

Tin: Look at my dragon?

Yes, look at the camera. Don’t pay attention to your parents making a sibling behind you.

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… or we might not be getting another kid this generation. I feel like jamming straight through a desk would mess a bit with one’s reproduction system. : /

SCORE:

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 : (6) +30
Twins : (4) +40
Triplets : (0)
Fulfilling LTWs :  3 +120
NTH Spouse Reaching Top of Career : (0)
Every Honor Roll : 6 +30
Every 100,000 simoleons earned : (0)
Painting of Torch Holder (4) + 20

TOTAL = 70

Beating around the Bush

So Silver’s found herself a man. Unfortunately, the man was found in France, and he’s from China. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course, but for the fact that I’ve had some trouble in the past with inviting long distance visitors. I believe it was with Silver that our visitor ditched us, and the game never recognized that he left so we couldn’t invite anyone else over.

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As soon as the family returned home, this girl by the name of Frances Picard decided she had the hots for Cadmium. From all the way across town.

Frances: He used to be that weird new kid in school with a funny name. Now he’s been to France, so he’s refined!

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Indium: I’m not… holding a skull?

Turns out, Silver scheduled her French getaway to be when the boys were supposed to be on a field trip. My theory is that shapeshifting zombies took their place after the boys left for France. When they go to school the next day, Cadmium and Indium will need to fight the zombies that tried to take over their lives.

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Then this happened before silver even got home.

Palladium: *gasp* Mommy?

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Palladium: It’s too soon!

Yttrium: *sigh* It’s my time, Palli. Don’t cry… I know you wanted that room to yourself, you little brat, so don’t pretend to get all emotional about this now.

Palladium: No! I mean… it’s too soon… the rat poison I’ve been slipping in your morning tea shouldn’t have reached a fatal for another week or so…

Yttrium: Say what.

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Death: Alright. Just calm down. They’re family. Sure, I left on a bad note after reaping Yttrium’s husband… who’s also my son… but they wouldn’t hold it against me, right?

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Death opened the door, looked in on the scene…

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And closed the door again.

Death: I’ll give them a moment.

I went from being sad about Yttrium leaving to cracking up. I’m not ashamed to admit it.

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Rest in peace, Yttrium Mendeleev, although I doubt you will. You’ll probably come back as a ghost within a night or two. Yttrium is survived by her daughter and three grandchildren. And one great-grandfetus… although at this point in Silver’s pregnancy, it might be a great-grandmorula or a great-grandblastocyst. Yttrium would likely be survived by her other children, but they’re in another town, so they don’t count anymore.

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Palladium got over her mother’s death rather quickly.

Palladium: Doo doo doo… stealing Silver’s easel…

That’s a nice painting, though. So carry on.

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Just through working with the fortune telling table, Indium’s gained the power to create ice and fire spells… if he were a witch.

Indium: Now I’m working on my magical ability to move through objects. I’m practicing with this counter.

I see.

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I tried to get Silver to paint a picture that doesn’t feature those weird dots, but no luck. It’s not linked to a trait, so I think it’s a glitch. I’ve tried a couple fixes, but no luck so far. : /

That painting’s wobbly, anyway, so we wouldn’t use it.

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Proof positive that baby Tin is in the oven. Er… *checks table* Yes. Tin.

That’s element number 50, guys. Out of 118. When we reach Praseodymium (59) I think the Mendeleevs might throw a party or do something special to commemorate being halfway there!

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That night, I hear a ghost haunting, and it sounded really loud from where the camera was at the time. I almost missed the haunting because it was in the teeny little tissue box.

Ooh, I’m sooo scared.

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Palladium is occasionally overcome with emotions for her dead mother. Silver paints.

Palladium: I remember there was a door to a room here! Mom would’ve loved to sleep in that room! Then we’d have separate rooms and I wouldn’t have killed her with ra- ra- ra- RAT POISONNNNN! *sob bawl weep*

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This portrait is okay, I suppose. I still wish I knew what was up with those dots.

With that out of the way, it’s time to go meet Quan.

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Silver: I’m lonely, and the love of my life is right behind me, but I can’t seem to talk to him. What’s happening?

Routing fail, or…

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Silver: Oh.

Quan: *is perplexed by this development*

I would like to take this time to thank Silver for picking such a LOVELY place to talk with Quan. It makes it so EASY to get pictures.

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Seriously, I feel like a stalker or something, taking pictures of sims through bushes.

… I mean, I guess I do stalk them… kind of.

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Silver: Wait, wait, wait. I have to jam my leg through this foundation and ask you a question.

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If I didn’t have speech bubbles on, I’m pretty sure this would constitute as BANNED4LYFE.

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Silver: Will you marry me?

He said yes.

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Then I moved him into the household so the game wouldn’t steal him from us, though the pair won’t be getting married until after the baby is born. Quan is not allowed to do any repairs on electronics until after the wedding ceremony.

Quan is an over-emotional couch potato. A single episode of Game of Thrones can send him into a week of crying on a couch eating ice cream. He loves the outdoors, and is a natural cook. Finally, Quan is frugal, meaning he likes to turn our lights off and then get a negative moodlet because it’s dark.

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While we wait for the baby, Silver continues writing. She’s working on a children’s book that was going to be called ‘A is for Atoms,’ but I clicked wrong so now it’s the generic title ‘Doggy, Froggy’.

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Palladium: So… Quan. What’s your opinion on comic books? Specifically, how do you feel about the villains? Do you root for them?

Quan: Er… well, the Joker and Venom and everyone are cool and all, but I wouldn’t root for them. They’re the bad guys, after all..

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Palladium: Well… you’re just a… dummy head! *storms off*

By the way, Quan’s lifetime wish is…

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HAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHA HAHAHA.

That’s never happening.

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But he’s cute because I gave him plastic surgery and does laundry. We’ll keep him.

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Quan: We can’t leave these waffles out! They’ll go bad! Then we’re wasting food! Which means we’re wasting money!

Palladium: It’s alright, Quan… I made these for you. Just like I used to make breakfast for… Mother… *sniffle*

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Evidently, Quan decided not to eat Palladium’s waffles… and Palladium knew better than to eat her own food. So now everyone’s in line to get ice cream.

Hi Yttrium! You got ice cream too?

Yttrium: Now that I know the secret ingredient Palladium puts in her meals, I’m not touching anything she’s made. Even if I am dead.

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Yttrium saw a ghost. : /

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With all of the writing going on, Silver broke the computer, so she’s fixing it. I’m hoping that she can’t get shocked due to her pregnancy. *fingers crossed*

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I catch Palladium teaching Indium her university chant… on the off-chance he ever gets into college, I suppose.

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And we have a glitch. No one can get to the fridge or the pizza oven. If anyone tries, it just deducts the money that would be paid to make the food, but then the food is never actually made due to route fail. I’ve tried resetting sims, evicting them and putting them back down…

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Holding their hand as they go get food…

Silver: I was right in front of the fridge, but I don’t know how to get there…

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I replaced it with a cheap fridge, and that seemed to work.

Now our kitchen doesn’t look as nice. THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS.

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Cadmium: Mom… I really try to be a son you can be proud of. I know that you like painting, so I try to paint like you do. It really hurts me when you discount that and only focus on the fact that I like being nice and giving to charity. Do you think we could try to fix our relationship?

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Palladium: Doubtful. Now go to your room. You’re being rude.

Cadmium: Wha…?

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I just realized that Silver has a laptop she can use when her computer is compromised… as long as I move one of the table lamps so she has a place to write. Next time, a baby? A wedding? This is as far as I’ve played. Toodle-loo!

SCORE:

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 :  3 +120
NTH Spouse Reaching Top of Career : (0)
Every Honor Roll : 6 +30
Every 100,000 simoleons earned : (0)
Painting of Torch Holder (4) + 20

TOTAL = 65

Argent en France

We’re moved in! I’m sleeping in my new room tonight! I might try to make a sims version of this house at some point, but we’re still unpacking so I dunno.

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Silver’s begun painting her own portrait because her mother stole the computer. And also because painting is half of her LTW. Since she’s painting a still life, you can see that she’s about halfway through her painting skill. Which means about 25% through her LTW in general, if it weren’t for the fact that the final skill points take so much longer than the first ones.

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… shoot. I’m not entirely sure who that is from the back, but I’m pretty sure that’s Nervous being the first ghost out in the new house. Actually, I’m 100% sure now, because that’s Yttrium fainted on the back porch, and I remember commenting to my computer screen that she was passing out from fear of her husband.

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Laurel also comes out to play, but she’s not as polite about staying out of people’s way.

Silver: Really, great-grandma? You couldn’t go around my bed?

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Palladium: So, if you want to get on your sister’s nerves, use her computer. She needs it for her lifetime wish.

Indium: Great idea, Mom.

Palladium: If we get organized with the rest of the household, we could even use all of the easels at once. Until your grandmother dies, of course.

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I don’t think I’ve ever seen that particular filter for portraits before? It’s not as bad as the annoying-as-heck ones which practically turn the whole thing into a blur, but it’s kind of red. I haven’t decided if Silver will paint another one yet.

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… I absolutely love this town. It’s gorgeous. Even the graveyard (not pictured) is gorgeous. This is the science facility and I think the school as well.

Because I totally want to send my young children to a building which also houses potentially dangerous experiments.

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Silver: I see… a boyfriend in my future.

I should hope so. You need to pop out some childrens, girl.

As if on cue, Silver gets an invitation to a party. And the person who sent it has a name that sounds like a guy name! That means this person may have the gametes which, when mixed with Silver’s, may make a child!

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And Yttrium was apparently invited, as well, because she came along. And then this butler guy thought she was hot, so she was… er… occupied for the night. I’ll let you make your own conclusions.

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Silver: Well, hey~!

Um… Silver? Toddler right next to you. Toddler with the guy’s blonde hair and same last name. Tread carefully.

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Butler-Man: You look like a work of art. Not that I usually like art, but when I say it I mean it like a good thing…

Yttrium: He’s cute. : 3

Your husband, like, just died a little bit ago. : /

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PREGNANT WIFE MAKING DINNER BEHIND YOU. ABORT MISSION!

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Palladium has a swanky limo to take her to work. That is all.

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Child: Hi. My  name’s Goneril. Will you read me a story?

Yttrium: Goneril? You poor child.

… your name is Yttrium.

Yttrium: … true.

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She ended up staying the night at the Capp’s house, lounging by the pool. I would have let her come home, but… I can’t control her. So yeah.

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I had the bright idea to send Silver to another country for a spouse hunt. Since we’ve had at least two spouses from China, (that I can remember off the top of my head) I thought we might go to France this time, for a change of pace.

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And Silver wants to follow the family tradition.

Silver: Alcohol?

… fine. : /

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Silver: And bowling?

… how did you even get to that? There’s no bowling alley here. Or in your hometown.

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But Silver did go and find herself some juice. She also found a Frenchman.

Jacques (maybe): Mon cher est de devenir ivre.

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Why did you go all the way to the back corner to drink your juice, Silver? You could sit with that nice guy…

Silver: He’s not single.

Oh. How about you go excavating a bit?

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And then this guy was stealing our things!

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Silver: *immediate attraction*

His name is… Quan Shen. And he’s from China. Well, the best laid plans…

Hold on for a minute. If Silver’s attracted to him, and he’s possibly going to be a spouse, we need to change that hair color of his.

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Shh. He always looked like that.

Quan Shen. We never married in anyone with the last name ‘Shen,’ so they’re probably not related in any way (and even if they were, only distantly), but looking at the list of families in Shang Simla brought up an interesting tidbit. While we never married in a Shen, Biyu Shen was the roommate of Adaeze Min, Mulan’s mother, as well as being the woman with whom Mulan was staying when Zhan picked her up. Shen was also the name of Zhan’s brother.

Iiiinteresting.

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He then changes into his adventuring clothes. And gets a new hairline.

Silver: So, what’s your sign?

Quan: We shall be wed.

Silver: Er… what?

Quan: … Scorpio*?

*I have no idea what his sign actually is. Shh.

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And then they proceeded to flirt autonomously.

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For ages.

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Silver got her first kiss, I think. Unless she kissed a guy during Prom. It’s her first kiss with Quan, anyway.

I figure I should make sure none of the others are dying in a tomb or something.

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Yttrium and Palladium were fighting, apparently.

Yttrium: We come all the way to France and your son is fiddling with his phone. You should have raised him to be more appreciative.

Indium: *facing the wrong way*

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Palladium: Le ROAR!

Indium: Waugh!

Yttrium: I approve. Scare them straight.

And… what’s Cadmium doing?

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Cadmium: Video-chatting with single French girls. Maybe one will want to meet up.

Okay, then. I’ll leave you to that.

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And Silver and Quan have not stopped flirting with each other. They’ve filled up their relationship bar all on their own in one night.

I guess he’s our new spouse, barring some sort of unforeseen tragedy. Like if the game won’t let him come visit from China.

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Woman: Am I interrupting anything?

Silver: I was just connected at the lips with the LOVE OF MY LIFE, but sure, you weren’t interrupting anything at all.

Shortly after that, Quan goes home. BUT BUT BUT BUT BUT. He’s an adventurer. Which means we’re staying in the same place.

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And Cadmium snags the bed next to Quan’s.

Silver: I am not amused.

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Indium: I’m glad we’re not going to any restaurants. They eat snails here.

I’m not sure why I took this.

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Having your prospective spouse sharing the same living quarters is rather convenient. Silver pounced him when she woke up. Not that she really needs to build any more relationship with him.

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Books? Fish? I don’t know what’s going on here.

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Palladium: Why do you have to be good, Cadmium? You’re such a disappointment.

Cadmium: YOU’RE ALWAYS JUDGING ME! DX

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And… this happened.

Indium is a bit too close to his grandmother, I think. o_o

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Since Quan is out exploring, Silver goes back to where they met so she can excavate for some relics. I like making money when I send my sims on vacation. That’s why I sent Ellie to China first thing.

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Silver went to France and found herself. *snort*

Silver: Ha ha. How long have you been waiting to use that joke?

A long, long time.

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… hungry?

Silver: Why do you ask?

You just put two whole tomatoes and SIX hot dogs over the fire pit.

Silver: And?

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Back at the base camp, Silver decides to claim the double bed before it can be taken by Yttrium and *shudder* Indium again.

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She very kindly invites Quan to join her.

Since I have no idea if the game is going to be nice and let Quan visit or not, and Silver is very much in love with him, I thought it would be nice if we took a little ‘souvenir’ to remember him by, if by chance we never see him again.

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And then the family formed into one giant sim, so… that means I can control them all, right?

SCORE:

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 :  3 +120
NTH Spouse Reaching Top of Career : (0)
Every Honor Roll : 6 +30
Every 100,000 simoleons earned : (0)
Painting of Torch Holder (4) + 20

TOTAL = 65