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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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!


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 “Beating around the Bush

  1. Ha, this was so funny! I’m sorry about the kitchen glitch, but your comment about not being able to have nice things was super funny. And this:
    Death: I’ll give them a moment.
    HA HA HA HA HA! You’re almost half way through! WOOHOO!

  2. LOL, so much funnies. My favourite was the cowardly ghost fainting because *gasp* she saw a ghost!

    That kitchen glitch has happened to me before! I *think* I was able to fix it by buying a new version of the same fridge. Maybe. It was a while ago.

    Can’t wait to see what baby Tin looks like. It’s so weird to know the baby name before it’s born!

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