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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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.


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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.


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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?


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

2 thoughts on “Argent en France

  1. So many funnies! I laughed extra lots of times, but this one was my favorite:
    ….Hungry? You just put two whole tomatoes and SIX hot dogs over the fire pit.

    And of course, finding Silver was pretty funny too. I like Quan, even if he has weird explorer hair. I hope their romance lasts, and we get more than just the “souvenir”. I hope you’re enjoying your new house!

  2. PMSL, that last screenshot is gold. If they’re all one sim, you can definitely control them all!

    And *I* liked the “Silver went to France and found herself” joke – feel free to use it again for Gold/Platinum 😉

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