No Turkey for You!

This was originally meant to be a Thanksgiving post, since I was playing yesterday and realized, hey, Thanksgiving is tomorrow, but I changed my mind for… reasons. This is the story of why the Mendeleevs did NOT get a Thanksgiving party.
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But first, here’s a picture of our new fridge, because everyone was complaining they couldn’t get to the one we had again. The lighting fixture makes the fridge see-through, but only part of it. I found that interesting.

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Here is Iodine in the new pajamas I gave him, helping out with one of the babies. Hell if I can tell which one. I was going to take a picture of his face with his new hair and all, but I got distracted…

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Turns out it wasn’t the pregnancy or the death that made the opportunity glitch last time, but the opportunity itself. So ignore the picture of Antimony completing it, and of Iodine taking care of the baby. Those didn’t happen.

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Nooo, Bob! Where did you go?

Evil Spirit: I ate him! Mwahahaha!

D8

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Instead of completing the opportunity, I sent Antimony to buy some books, because I realized that I could put out the new post on Thanksgiving, and IF HER COOKING SKILL WAS LEVEL NINE WE COULD HAVE TURKEY!!!

Then we had a sim check.

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One’s working out…

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One’s painting…

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And, of course, one is drinking.

I didn’t bother redoing Iodine’s makeover. His makeover self is saved in my launcher, though.

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And Xenon is playing shuffleboard.

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Scratch that, he’s impaling himself on the shuffleboard table and having a birthday.

He went to sleep after, so I didn’t snap a picture and then I… forgot… but he got flirty as a final trait and dyed his hair black.

 

 

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The next day, while I have Antimony studying, it’s time for graduation… and two of the three babies get taken. I’m pretty sure it was Caesium and Barium who were taken to graduation… and they were already in the yellow when the family got in the taxi.

Please take care of the babies, guys. D8

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Good job, Iodine.

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Not valedictorian but… good job, still.

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… WHY ARE THE BABIES ON THE FLOOR???

Tellurium is graduating too. Huh.

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Thank you for taking care of the baby, Tellurium. I kind of regret kicking you out early now. She’s still upset, but she’s just tired and there’s not much he can do for her on the city hall lot.

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Yes, the baby is crying.

DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

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Even random strangers are paying more attention to the babies than the people who BROUGHT THEM HERE and LEFT THEM ON THE GROUND in the first place!

And then I got the pop-up saying that the babies couldn’t be left on the lot and should we stay there or call a babysitter.

WHY WOULD YOU LEAVE THEM THERE?

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So Antimony went to go pick up the babies and take them home, although she could take only one baby at a time. : /

Antimony: Why are my children on the floor?

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She’s not very happy how her family members were treating her babies.

Antimony: Obviously not.

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Iodine brings the Caesium back home… but I don’t forgive him for bringing her in the first place.

This was when I decided that we would NOT be celebrating Thanksgiving in the Mendeleev family. I was NOT going to make Antimony work her butt off making a turkey for the people who dropped her babies off on the bricks while they went into city hall.

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This… is a huge house.

And it belongs to Tellurium. He’s… doing well for himself.

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He has a bit of a strange obsession with chairs, though.

Then I got pulled over to the triplets’ birthday, while I was also working on helping Antimony perform her job.

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We meet again, old friend…

I’m not as bothered by the teal hair since there’s only like one other person in the house with it right now. Caesium’s a light sleeper and insane, if I haven’t mentioned yet.

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We moved on up to actual ghosts!

This is Bo Ho.

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He likes Antimony, apparently.

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He got mad when we tried to convince him to go back to the afterlife, so we tried with the banshee banisher, but it didn’t work. You basically spam a few interactions like ‘talk about full life’ and ‘reassure about loved ones’ until you’re best friends, then they’ll move on.

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Barium is named Barium, apparently, because that’s what he does to his enemies. His favorite color is, obviously, black, and he is a perceptive couch potato. Not Evil. Somehow.

LOOK AT HIS HAIR. 😀

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And Lanthanum’s, too! I think it’s a slightly different shade than Barium’s, which is cool. He’s brave and easily impressed. He looks slightly less evil than his brother.

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Antimony had an accident while I was focusing on finding the last ghost in the house. I take full responsibility for this.

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And here’s a ghost who is… from Egypt, apparently, according to her surname, ‘Tut’. Which wasn’t even King Tut’s name, but whatever. I’m not going to try to figure out the history of this house.

SCORE:

Self Wetting : 18 -90
Fires: 4 -20
Electrocutions: 3  -15
Passing Out : 25 -125
Failing School : 0
Accidental Deaths : (0)
Social Worker Visit : (0)
Game breakiness that’s my own fault : 1

Every Birth : 10 +50
Twins : (4) +40
Triplets : (1) +10 (I think? How much are triplets worth?)
Fulfilling LTWs :  5 +200
NTH Spouse Reaching Top of Career : (0)
Every Honor Roll : 7 +35
Every 100,000 simoleons earned : 1 +20
Painting of Torch Holder (4) + 20

TOTAL = 125

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Triple Threat

Hello, guys! Last time things happened, Palladium died, and we kicked out Tellurium because he was being an ass.

Sim check?

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Silver is berating her son’s ignorance just before he heads off to school. *sigh*

Pretty sure no one likes this interaction. : /

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I was a bit distracted from sim check then, because I noticed that we needed to pay bills. Something like $2,000. Damn.

And the mailsim decides to help herself to some of our hard-earned alcohol, while she’s at it. : /

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Then I noticed Leroy died.

RIP. You will be missed. I guess.

Well, since the boys are at school, I guess the next sim to check would be.

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Quan! Nooooo!

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Silver: Why? Why so soon?

Death: Going up! *floats through floor*

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He shows the proper amount of sympathy about the whole thing, though, which I have to admire.

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A little before Quan went all floaty, Antimony got an opportunity, and the death apparently sent her back home. Or something.

And then the game started playing the ‘opportunity completed’ music. Over. And over. And over.

Music: Dooooo doo. Doooo doo. Dododo dododo! Dadadadadada DOO!

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Quan: I’ll gladly accept this fate if it means the music will stop.

Silver: Noooo! Don’t make me suffer on my own.

Since I could pinpoint exactly what made the music happen, and going back to the main menu and opening the game again didn’t fix it, I loaded the previous save. We only lost like half a morning.

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I feel like Quan knew both times when he would die, because he autonomously starts an interaction with his wife this time, too.

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Still sad the second time around. So sad. Much feels.

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Everyone gathers around to mourn Quan for a second time. But at least the music’s stopped playing.

And check out his feet, guys. They look wicked cool, all see-through and such.

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Death starts to go for the booze, but stops so he can comfort Silver and tell her that things will be alright.

While Antimony is, I shit you not, lined up to try and flirt with him. There are numerous things wrong with that. It’s almost a game to try and name them all.

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Silver: Ah well, he’s gone time to drown our sorrows.

Antimony: Wait for me.

YOU ARE PREGNANT.

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The boys come home and are pretty bent out of shape when they hear the news. Xenon especially.

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Eventually they get over it and do their homework.

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There was a reason I took this beyond Antoine being sad that Quan died, but I’m not sure what it was.

Oh, right. He got demoted from work because he apparently skips a lot. : /

Not happy with this one at the moment.

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Antimony doesn’t seem to mind.

Antimony: It’s alright if you fail at going to work, baby. We’re filthy rich either way.

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AND THEN BABIES HAPPEN AW YEAH.

Not the meteor I was hoping for, but still cool.

Antimony: You wanted me to be hit by an meteor?

Not hit, just… startled.

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Kid texting in nothing but a kilt in front of hospital is related to the Mendeleevs in some way.

I don’t know what he’s doing with his life, but whatever it is, it’s working. Rock on, kid.

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Antimony: So… you were trying for twins.

That’s what I was aiming for, yes.

Antimony: I think you aimed a bit high.

So get ready to meet Caesium, Barium, and Lanthanum, guys.

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Iodine: It’s my birthday!

DAMMIT. I do not have time for you right now, we have three babies on the way home.

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Iodine: You don’t even have time for me if I look like this?

Hm… still don’t. I’ll get to you next time, promise, kay?

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The first baby is a girl, Caesium. I had taken screenshots that showed me their traits and favorites, but deleted them in a brain fart, so we’ll learn about their personalities later. I think she likes black, though. And she might have the insane trait?

Also, Caesium apparently means ‘sky blue’.

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Baby number two is Barium. Mixed triplets, woot! Barium’s name can be shortened to Barry or something if I want, and he likes some shade of purple, because two of the triplets do and I think it’s the boys who do.

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Last but certainly not least, we have Lanthanum, who also likes purple. And because I suddenly wanted to know where the word ‘Caesium’ came from and then went on an etymology spree, I now know that ‘Lanthanum’ comes from the Greek word ‘to lie hidden’ because it ‘hid’ in the element Cerium and was difficult to separate, and Cerium is the next on the table so that’s cool.

I honestly didn’t think we could have three because Quan JUST died a bit earlier, so I guess he died so Lanthanum can live.

Kid better grow up to be awesome, just saying.

SCORE:

Self Wetting : 17 -85
Fires: 4 -20
Electrocutions: 3  -15
Passing Out : 25 -125
Failing School : 0
Accidental Deaths : (0)
Social Worker Visit : (0)
Game breakiness that’s my own fault : 1

Every Birth : 10 +50
Twins : (4) +40
Triplets : (1) +10 (I think? How much are triplets worth?)
Fulfilling LTWs :  5 +200
NTH Spouse Reaching Top of Career : (0)
Every Honor Roll : 7 +35
Every 100,000 simoleons earned : 1 +20
Painting of Torch Holder (4) + 20

TOTAL = 130

Cheesy Bread

Hey, guys. This was supposed to make it out to you on Halloween, but my dorm Internet is a butt so the pictures wouldn’t upload. But happy belated Halloween, you guys, and happy Samhain, and happy All Saints’ Day, and Happy NaNoWriMo. And happy any holidays I may have forgotten. (No Shave November?)

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I was Little Dead Ridinghood. : )

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Sim check. Palladium and Silver live up to the Mendeleev name by being raging drunks.

I don’t know why we still have that there. I’m not even sure why I got it.

 

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Quan talks to his daughter about something or other. No speech bubbles mean I have no idea.

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And then Antione comes to flirt with Antimon… oh, wait, no. That’s Silver. I’m not the one confused here, Antoine is.

STOP FLIRTING WITH YOUR MOTHER IN LAW TO BE.

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Xenon’s been skipping school.

Palladium: You get your ass to class or I’ll cut you, boy, and no band-aid is going to help you.

Xenon: Grandma’s so cool.

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More drinking. *sigh*

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The gnomes are playing monkey in the middle with an invisible ball. Just normal legacy stuff, really.

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… and Xenon never ended up going to school.

Quan: Don’t tell your Grandma I’m letting you play videogames.

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Not that school is bettering the other kids in the family. : /

Tellurium: I want to do my homework but there’s a WALL in the way.

Omigod Tellurium are you serious.

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He then turns around, sits down with his homework, and promptly realizes his ‘fun’ bar is too low to actually do his homework. *bangs head on keyboard*

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More ghost hunting pictures! I’m trying to keep it down to when something interesting happens.

Here, we see… well, we don’t see. The ghosts are INVISIBLE. Luckily, Antimony can find them alright on her own.

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Until this lady, who was at work when the job started, wanted to chat with Annie. It was too much to think that we’d have a peaceful night of collecting the souls of the damned in a hell-vacuum. Hope this woman likes eating breakfast without any chairs.

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The ghosts became visible about halfway through the job. Guess they didn’t load. We kept the ghost in the foreground, though, because he’s ‘wrathful’ and I thought it was cool.

Speaking of wrathful ghosts…

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Palladium: But… I just finished making cheesy bread.

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Everyone runs in to mourn Palladium’s passing.

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Palladium: Please? Just give me enough time to eat my cheesy bread! : (

On the bright side, Palladium got the best urn, as expected.

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Antoine: SERIOUSLY, SIS?

All of the women in Antoine’s family are horrible people. That is the takeaway lesson of this chapter. We already knew his mother is, and now his sisters have to prove it, too.

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We all deal with things in our own ways. Silver’s way is to play frisbee with her elderly husband.

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The gnomes invade Palladium’s room.

And then life needed to go on. It was Saturday, when both halves of Antoinemony had off. So time for the wedding.

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We have such a nice wedding setup and everything.

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I chose an angle that would get us beautiful views as the wedding was going on.

Uh… guys? The benches are there for a reason.

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And then Antoine is thinking of his half-sister.

Antoine: I’m just distracted by the fact that she wanted me to throw a bachelor party just after my fiancee’s mother died.

Okay. You’re forgiven.

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Cue adorable wedding.

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It’s not a unicorn wedding, but it’s still cute.

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First kiss as woman and husband.

I have nothing clever to say here.

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And then this girl ruins it.

Girl: Xenon’s here? Xenon sucks!

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Girl: Boo! Xenon! Your face is bad and no one likes you!

Yes, this girl is related to Antoine. She’s his sister. : /

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Antoine’s first action as a official member of the Mendeleev family is… predictable.

This family has a drinking problem, guys. : /

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So I went with having them woohoo in wardrobe to get pregnant with the next generation, since the wardrobe doesn’t require maneuvering both of sims into a bed. I didn’t realize until later that I was having them celebrate their honeymoon in Palladium’s old room…

Gnome: Palladium’s gonna haunt your asses.

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And Tellurium ages up in the bathroom, so when he moves out we’ll have TWO empty slots to fill! I didn’t take a picture because full moon, so he’s still in the house for a little bit.

His final trait is excitable.
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And Antoine’s mother turned into a zombie and began attacking people before the wedding party was over. How nice.

Iodine: Hey, I exist!

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Palladium’s returned almost immediately. We didn’t even have time to miss her.

Palladium: I’m here to show that wimp Laurel what a real haunting looks like! You better believe… WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN MY ROOM?

*hides*

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The family heads out for a nice picnic by the lake, because we do family outings here. Leaving the house. It is a thing the Mendeleevs do.

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After lunch, they literally line up to berate Iodine’s ignorance.

Iodine: … is it too late to go back to not being in this chapter?

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Iodine tries to talk to Tellurium and Tellurium SCREAMS IN HIS FACE.

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He’s a cute sim.

Too bad he is SATAN.

 

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Good job enjoying the great outdoors, Antoine. Way to be.

So the family heads back home shortly after this, and I decide to move Tellurium out. But we got an option to move to another owned lot. We own a private lot that’s basically tiny and has nothing, so I wanted to see if I could make Tellurium live there.

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The game made the whole family move, though, so we had to move back, and then we kicked him out for realsies. He’s saved in my launcher thing so I’ll upload him when everyone in the generation is all aged up I guess.

 

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Also Antimony is a badass and she stole a street lamp from the city hall without anyone noticing. Not even I noticed. That is how good she is.

Maybe I should have picked the master thief LTW.

 

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Finally, baby is confirmed to be coming.

Antoine: Is this because of what we did in the wardrobe?

Yes.

SCORE:

Self Wetting : 17 -85
Fires: 4 -20
Electrocutions: 3  -15
Passing Out : 25 -125
Failing School : 0
Accidental Deaths : (0)
Social Worker Visit : (0)
Game breakiness that’s my own fault : 1

Every Birth : 10 +50
Twins : (4) +40
Triplets : (0)
Fulfilling LTWs :  5 +200
NTH Spouse Reaching Top of Career : (0)
Every Honor Roll : 7 +35
Every 100,000 simoleons earned : 1 +20
Painting of Torch Holder (4) + 20

TOTAL = 120

No score change. Huh.