Wrapping Up

Hey guys, I planned to have this generation wrapped up by the end of the year, and by golly I’m making it happen!

First, the winner of our heir poll.
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Hey, Barium. You’re heir.

Barium: Seriously? You had to interrupt my game for that?

Well, fine. : /

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Hey, Cerium. You’re heir.

Cerium: But… the promise of a symmetrical house when I moved out was the only thing keeping me going! I think I’m gonna be sick…

They’re both thrilled.

Yes, we had a tie, so I thought it would only be fair to have dual heirs. I could have had a second poll, but then that would have taken more time and, as stated, I was trying to get this generation wrapped up by 2015.

I’m planning to alternate between Cerium and Barium, only controlling one each day, unless people think I should just control both of them? I feel like controlling two sims at once would be, like, spoiling me or something, though.

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Cerium: Come and get it, Mangle.

THE HOUSE ISN’T THAT BAD, CERIUM.

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So we have five days to get Antimony to get through the last level of her career, since that’s when Barium becomes a young adult.

Antimony: Please, I’ve got this in the bag.

Just go back to skilling logic; I’ve never paid attention to how much collecting spirits and such actually affects the progress bar, so I want all the help we can get with this.

Meanwhile, Silver and Antione were busy helping the other kids feel better about themselves, I guess.

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Antione: Well… you’re a workaholic, right? You could always get a desk job. You’d like that, right?

Dym: … I guess, dad.

 

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Silver: You could get a job playing video games if you’re not heir, right? That’s a thing people can do now?

Lanthanum: … Barium’s the one that plays video games. I like horses.

Silver: … what’s a horse.

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Dym: Why would you do this to me, Mom? You know I’d be the best heir!

Antimony: You know I don’t get to decide who inherits the house, Dym. And you’re wearing a t-shirt in the Arctic Circle.

Dym: But it’s a SWEATSHIRT t-shirt!

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Antimony: *completely stops in place* Omigod, she has the exact same hat as me… I mean, not exactly… in a different color… but this is so awkward! What do I do? What do I do?

… walk up to the counter like a normal person?

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Thank you for showing us once again why you’re not the heir, Caesium.

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And this kid is STILL scorched.

I didn’t care enough to wait for the gate to render.

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Silver: Wow, Antione, I didn’t know you went back to school.

Antione: This isn’t homework, it’s a sketch pad.

Silver: Aren’t you going to do homework, Lanthanum?

Lanthanum: Sure, let me get it out. I keep it in my liver so I won’t lose it.

Silver: And where’s Dym?

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Dym: Aw yeah, I’m gettin’ some tonight!

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Gideon: How DARE you come here in hopes of corrupting my pure, innocent little niece? You’re disgusting! Like a half-eaten chicken leg growing mold!

Dym: … innocent?

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Katja: Lucy, if you keep having your brother bring home teenage boys from school, people are going to start talking.

Raz: Wait… you were having me bring home clients for you?

Katja: Go take a bath, Raz.

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Dym: I suppose I shall drown my sorrows, then.

Go home, please.

Dym: Make me.

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Three guesses who is going to end up taken home by the cops. And the first two don’t count.

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Aaand we got our first second glitched job! The little kids’ block table was haunted, but it was all scratched up, too, which I’m guessing was the reason there were no interactions with it. I tried to delete the table in hopes something else would get haunted, or it would change to registering 4 haunted objects, but no luck.

Our first glitched job had been cancelled because of pregnancy, so it almost didn’t count.

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Dym was also taken home by the police.

Caesium: See? At least I didn’t pass out in the middle of the floor after!

BECAUSE YOU PASSED OUT BEFOREHAND.

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Hey, Annie, how’d the glitched job go?

Antimony: Alright. I’m not too far from a promotion so it doesn’t really matter.

But what happened after you gave up on the job?

Antimony: No idea what you mean.

Weren’t you about to cuddle the woman who hired you on her couch? : /

Antimony: Um.

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Caesium: Doo do doo, sneaking out for school…

Dammit, I forgot to let her off the hook.

Antimony: I DON’T THINK SO YOUNG LADY.

*sigh* Let her off the hook.

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… thanks, Silver. We needed that painting.

Silver: No problem!

It’s even more of a let-down because every time I get a message that she’s finished a painting and go to check on it, the game renders the finished version of the portrait before the ‘unfinished-ness’ renders, and it gets my hopes up.
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Silver: How DARE you sneak out to go to school, young lady!

Caesium: Take a hike, Grandma. This is getting old.

Silver: That icon isn’t HIKING. It’s JOGGING.

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We spotted Barium’s lover while Antimony was out on one of her jobs, and… er… no one looks good in some of those Supernatural hairs. If anyone knows of a sim that looks good with that hair, please show me. I’d love to see it.

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Much better.

I ship it.

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Antimony: Thanks for not taking a picture of that spirit.

How was I to know that little ghostie would be the thing to push you over the limit and promote you to level 10?

Antimony: Whatever. I fulfilled my LTW.

Aw yeah, and there’s still some time to spare.

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Antimony: Hi, I just got promoted and… I can’t retire yet? I won’t get a pension? Okay, never mind then. I’ll keep my job for a bit longer.

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We got a Spirit Positioning Device for level 10, which is cool, but I don’t feel like following Antimony around town and finding 50 spirits to fulfill some wish. So she’s got off now.

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Time to catch up on video games?

Antimony: Sh, I’m trying to make this wolf befriend this rab… well, shoot.

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You will be missed, sweet rabbit…

I think the whole ‘make a predator befriend its prey’ quest and the subsequent bunny genocide was the reason I stopped playing that game however long ago it was.

That and it was super awkward when my parents were watching me force deer to mate at the game’s request.

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Speaking of dying, when are you going to die?

She’s 100 days old now, and we’re kind of just about ready to get on with the next generation…

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And then everyone wanted to date Antimony all at once. : /

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Wren came home with Barium, but ended up talking with Cerium most of the time. Which isn’t a problem. If they’ll be living in the same house, they should get along, right?

Wren: You have a lovely smile, Cerium.

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Cerium: What are you even thinking? My teeth aren’t perfectly symmetrical! It’s an abomination!

Wren: I’m… sorry?

Forget what I said about getting along.

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Did I even give you that dress, Caesium?

Caesium: I thought I should look classy when I play the grand piano. Like a professional.

Makes sense. Continue.

Caesium: *plinks out ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’*

Then I got a notice saying it was Caesium’s birthday… Barium was apparently a day younger than her, somehow, and Lanthanum was two days younger than her. So birthday party for all so that everyone would be the same age.

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Silver: Ooh, a birthday party? Here’s hoping I live to see it!

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I’m sure the bad sushi you just ate will do wonders for your health. : /

Silver: I don’t feel so good…

She got invited on a date, and she’s single, being that Quan died, so why not?

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The guy’s name is Louis Sneed or something along those lines.

I thought it was related to a Lorax, but that’s a Thneed.

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Louis: You’ve come, my star! I scheduled our date in the park in case your heart gave out!

Silver: That’s… considerate.

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… so this werewolf is presumably Arnold’s father? His surname is Kahn, so I’m guessing they’re related somehow.

Kahnwolf: I’m just waiting for the hookers to show up.

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Severna: Looks like my run is up, now that my hair’s begun to thin. : /

I don’t think anyone’s looking at your hair.

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And then birthday party!

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And Silver made it home!

Silver: I live to see my grandchildren grow up!

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Caesium: Hey, I decided to shower instead of go to the cake like you wanted me to, so I’m growing up now!

Oh Caesium. : /

Well, it means Lanthanum can use that cake rather than me needing to replace one with a third cake.

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Cerium: WHERE ARE YOU GOING, DUMBASS?

Barium: … to see my sister’s birthday?

I’d been playing for a while and there were a good number of pictures, so the kids will be given new styles next time, and we’ll see their new traits and meet our new TH, yeah? Until next time!

Which is likely next year.

SCORE:

Self Wetting : 13 -115
Fires: 4 -20
Electrocutions: 3  -15
Passing Out : 33 -165
Failing School : 0
Accidental Deaths : (0)
Social Worker Visit : (0)
Game breakiness that’s my own fault : 1

Every Birth : 10 +50
Twins : (5) +50
Triplets : (1) +20
Fulfilling LTWs :  5 +200
NTH Spouse Reaching Top of Career : (0)
Every Honor Roll : 8 +40 (Barium made it on Honor Roll…)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned : 1 +20
Painting of Torch Holder (4) + 20

TOTAL = 80

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An Elementary Christmas

Welcome back to the Mendeleev ISBI. This is our ‘Christmas’ post, although I obviously couldn’t control my sims so it’s as ‘Christmassy’ as they’d let me make it. We have prom coming up as well, so yay for that.
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It was the night day before Christmas,
And all through the house…Caesium was making inappropriate forum posts on another sim’s computer, and I decided not to make this rhyme. : /

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Antimony: Whoo! I yelled at my son for no reason again!

Seriously Lanthanum what are you doing that’s so wrong?

Lanthanum: I don’t… know?

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Dym lost his computer privileges though, because he’s got a D in school. Looks like a lot of the Mendeleev kids will be on Santa’s ‘naughty’ list. Ho ho ho.

Okay, I’ll stop now. o_o

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Katja: Lucille, we need to discuss how you dress. I think it’s affecting poor little Raz.

Raz: I just don’t like showers. : /

Viola: Just counting down the days until I can move out.

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Antimony: This is by far the most disgusting haunting I’ve been to yet.

Clothes: Iiiii am the ghooooost of Laundry Paaaaast. I will show you what happened to your sooooockssss…

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Toilet: I am the ghost of Shitting Paaaaa–

Antimony: Don’t care!

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Antimony wet herself while exorcising Mulan’s house, because Mulan decided to scare her on the job and I retaliated by stealing her toilet and sink. FAIL, but worth it.

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Hey, hey Cerium.

*clears throat*

Do you wanna build a snowman?

Cerium: It’s… not actually winter. You don’t have Seasons. We can’t build snowmen.

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But… we can pretend we built this one!

Cerium: That’s a decorative object.

The Secksies had a decorative pet pig and no one had to be a party pooper about it! *pout*

Cerium: His hat’s not on straight; I would never make a snowman like that. Even if snow weren’t horrible evil water.

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Everyone made a letter to Santa, though. You can’t tell me otherwise!

Antimony: Cerium, you know Santa can’t bring us a pony.

Cerium: I didn’t write that one. : /

Lanthanum: No pony? 😦

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Agatha: The police are outside the house and there’s a girl sleeping on the porch. What is my life.

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Cop: CAESIUM MENDELEEV. COME OUT WITH YOUR HANDS UP.

Viola: My family is crazy. Take me with you. o_o

I doubt the Mendeleevs will be any better. : /

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Silver: How dare you! What is this, the third time in a row?

I had Antimony let her off the hook because she needs to go to school and things like that. And prom is coming up; I don’t want any of the kids missing prom.

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Yo, it’s the fairy Lynda Kahn and her son, Arnold.

Barium went over to their house. Possibly to bury the hatchet.

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Part of me wants to marry someone in from this family at some point. Like a marriage alliance to unite the warring families. Mostly because Ferby from the Pokemon Legacy was pretty much the most adorable thing ever.

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Why did I take a picture of Antimony eating sushi?

The world may never know.

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Lanthanum: Stupid… Santa… not bringing me a pony… *grumble* *mutter* *angrily kneads dough*

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More ghosts coming from this house. There are only so many families in town right now (I think) so we go to a lot of the same houses.

Antimony: I heard you’re going to marry one of my sons?

Zhasmina: They’re attractive, I guess. : /

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:O Antimony! Ignore the spouse material brushing you off and come see this ghost!

Antimony: OMIGOD HE MUST BE A LONG LOST RELATIVE.

The Mendeleevs really like their alcohol, guys.

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We bought a laundromat because we had the money and why not. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it, just yet. For now we just got another washer and dryer to upgrade it to a three star establishment, which is apparently the limit for this sort of thing.

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And Caesium’s sleeping in the bathroom.

She never fails to disappoint, does she?

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It’s the morning of prom and I just got an alert saying that the twins are going to be teens ‘soon,’ so I decided to speed things up ’cause I wanted them to be able to go to prom for sure.

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Cerium: I feel a sudden affinity for baking and other kitchen-related tasks.

Aw, cutie.

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Dym: I feel a sudden desire to be in a cubicle. : I

He’s… eh. It’d have been nice if he’d been a workaholic when he was FAILING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

Workaholic makes it more likely they’d do homework, right?

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I got a notification saying that Cerium witnessed a shoot-out or something, which freaked me right the fudge out, until I saw she was playing with the virtual reality goggles.

And then I guess nothing happened until prom.

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Ooh, who’s Trinity?

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Cerium’s hitting it off with the Kahn boy.

Antimony: OVER MY DEAD BODY.

Two houses, both alike in dignity…

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Barium is hitting it off with Wren, who was another scary eyebrow girl a while back. Wouldn’t be opposed to him having kids with her, either, if he’s heir. LET THE EYEBROWS LIVE ON!

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Lanthanum was prom king! But he got in trouble for suggesting a prank in front of the chaperones.

Lanthanum: Prank? I was serious about filling the school with horses! It’d be a much better atmosphere!

Cerium: And germier! D:

Barium: We can’t introduce horses to the delicate North Pole ecosystem!

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And Antimony is one promotion away from reaching her LTW! I doubt we can make it in what time we have left, but I can dream. Although it really depends on who is voted heir, I guess.

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I’m not sure if I mentioned it or took a picture, but I made Cerium’s bedroom completely symmetrical.

Cerium: As it should be… zzz…

And then… Santa came. Or something. I’m not gonna lie, I was expecting Silver to keel over and I was going to dress my simself in a Santa-esque outfit and have her bring the graves. But that didn’t happen so I had to get actual gifts for the kids, at least.

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Barium got a bunch of greenery for his room.

Barium: They’ll help to convert some of the carbon dioxide I create into oxygen! 😀

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Lanthanum got horse things.

Lanthanum: That statue’s been there. : /

Hush, you. You got a rocking horse at least.

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Cerium got this thing because it was symmetrical, but I didn’t realize it was a fountain. I mean, I did, but I didn’t connect it to her being hydrophobic.

Cerium: I can never go in my room again. o_o

I’ll swap it for something cooking related I guess when I open the game again. : /

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Dym already has a killer pet and a chainsaw, so he got a cannon because evil.

Dym: I wanted the Dexter mod. : (

You’ll get what you get and you won’t get upset.

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Caesium got a magic mirror. Maybe it will compliment her and her enormous ego.

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I had Dym invite Trinity over with his teen action, since she was the only one of the new romantic interests whom I haven’t seen yet.

Antione: Good, matching outfit. Now, let’s just see what you have in your pocket…

Trinity: Mr. Mendeleev, I’ll call the police if you don’t take a step back. : /

They sure as hell know where we live with all the times that Caesium gets escorted back home.
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Aw, and her face is even interesting. She’s definitely not a face one. I think. I’m real bad at faces guys. : /

Unfortunately, that seems to be a career outfit or something, so I couldn’t change her hair to something more flattering or anything like that.

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Trinity: Bye, off to wizarding school!

And… that’s all I have! But before we go, I have a Christmas gift for all of YOU! 😀

HEIR POLL.
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Caesium is the only child in the generation with teal hair. She has delusions of grandeur, but she’s only really famous among the local cops who have to escort her home every night. For whatever reason, she hasn’t found any romantic interests yet, although her Imaginary Friend/Paparazzi, Bobo or Peanut or whatever, might be a contender if she were to be our next torch holder.

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Owner of the scary eyebrows, Barium is an avid lover of the planet and protector of the environment. Just don’t talk to him about how his beloved television and video games are also using energy. He’s romantically involved with a fellow holder of the scary eyebrows, Wren.

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Lanthanum loves horses, although he doesn’t have that trait… or that expansion pack. : / His actual traits are a bit eh, but he’s got character whether or not his official traits say he does or not. He’s not seeing anyone but some girls in town have made it clear that they’re interested through heart-farts.

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Cerium Mendeleev enjoys symmetry and cooking… as long as water isn’t involved. She’s also a PARTY POOPER who won’t build a snowman with me…

Cerium: My picture is already off-center, can you at least do the commentary right?

Ahem. Cerium has a romantic interest in Arnold Kahn, a boy whose mother is nemeses with Antimony. So she’s got the ‘uniting our families before this grows into a blood feud’ thing going for her.

And Dym…

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Didn’t seem to realize that taking a bath would subject him to the horrors of water.

Stop crying so I can snap a picture, Dym.

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Praseodymium is the last of the kids to be born, and our halfway point, so he’s a pretty big deal already. He’s been failing school, but his new workaholic trait might change that in the future, and most of his evil schemes involve terminating the existence of water. He’s currently seeing a girl named Trinity, about whom little is known, but her clothing matches, at least.

SCORE:

Self Wetting : 13 -115
Fires: 4 -20
Electrocutions: 3  -15
Passing Out : 31 -155
Failing School : 0
Accidental Deaths : (0)
Social Worker Visit : (0)
Game breakiness that’s my own fault : 1

Every Birth : 10 +50
Twins : (5) +50
Triplets : (1) +20
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 = 90

Yelling at Teenagers

Last time on the Mendeleevs… um… *pst* what happened last time?

Er… the cowplant almost ate people, Antimony got a new ‘haunting’ type in her job as a ghost hunter, and Dym proved himself to be evil by demanding a bedtime story even though I KNOW I have a mod to get rid of that!

Oh, and we left right during the time that the teens were going to the bistro. Except Lanthanum, because he decided to skip school with Dym and do homework.

Anyway:

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Lucy: Ah, yes, my first ‘appointment’ with a new client is scheduled…

Lady, this is a FAMILY establishment. There are a bunch of impressionable schoolchildren on a field trip in there.

Kilted Werewolf: I can’t feel my legs. o_o

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Severna: Dammit, did I get here too late? Do I need to punch a bitch out?

Mulan: Am I too late for the werewolf job?

Severna: : / You two need to go back to Disneyland and/or Avenue Q.

Mulan: Oh, because she’s Lucy the…

Severna: DON’T EXPLAIN THE JOKE.

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Lanthanum: GRANDMOTHER. You must be brainless; you scolded Dym for skipping school when I was sitting in front of you the whole time!

Silver: *le gasp* I can’t help it, boy! I thought you were some dirty dishes; my eyes are going in my old age…

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Just pointing out that no one in this town knows how to dress for the weather.

Feet: WHAT DID WE DO TO DESERVE THIS CRUELTY? D8 *sounds of feet sadness*

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Cerium’s Teacher: I know how to dress. I know how to undress, too. Why don’t you come back to my place and I’ll show you, bb.

I FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE. ⊙△⊙

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Cerium: You think YOU’RE uncomfortable? That chair over there is scratched up and it’s really bothering me. Someone needs to replace it… but then one chair would be newer than the others… someone needs to get a werewolf to scratch up the chair across from that one, and then scratch up precisely two chairs on each table so all of the tables match.

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Mulan: Time to make the money playing guitar. : I

I thought you were a teacher?

Mulan: I fired for illegal activities on school grounds.

… I don’t need to hear any more. : /

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Persephone: *asphyxiating as lips are blocking her nostrils*

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Caesium got invited to a friend’s house… although it’s more likely that she just invited herself.

Caesium: Is anyone going to take my picture? Ask for my autograph? I came here for my fans!

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Here’s Caesium’s ‘friend’ after I changed her horrible hair and outfit and unf, I want those genes in this family. 8I

I also think she pulls off the ‘sunglasses indoors’ thing better than Caesium.

Zhasmina: The secret is giving zero fucks about anything.

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And then curfew came.

Caesium: We go until they kick us out, out; or the police shut us down, down…

Please stop.

Caesium: BUT THE PARTY DON’T STOP, NO OH OH

Cop: QUIET, OR I’LL CITE YOU FOR NOISE VIOLATION.

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Cop car: *teleports*

Caesium: Wait, you’re just kicking me out on the side of the road? What about my house?

Cop: I don’t really want to do my job right now, kid, so just… run along. Try not to freeze to death.

Caesium: Wait, I–

Cop car: *teleports away*

Caesium: Dammit.

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Caesium: Oh wait, this is right by my house! Thank you Mr. Buried Sim for being a good landmark!

Buried Sim: *muffled whimpering*

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Better than passing out, although she got grounded before she went to bed. Which means we have to let her off the hook before school starts or I’ll have to deal with her being scolded for trying to go to school. And then for skipping school immediately after.

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Antimony: Speaking of skipping school, how DARE you, young man?

Lanthanum: D8 I wasn’t expecting this at ten o’clock at night!

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Caesium: GEEZ, MOM! I wasn’t even going anywhere; I was getting out of my sleeping bag.

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Antimony: I’m sorry for yelling, dear. You can go to school. But I’m getting real tired of this shit, Caesium.

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No.

Especially considering that we have our eight slots full and I’m waiting for Silver to die so I can have another sim come in with the graves. : /

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… I thought you were let off the hook.

Caesium: Shh, I’m undercover. <_< >_>

Alright then.

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Paparazzi: Ooh, Barium Mendeleev! My sources say he’s a favorite for heirship!

Caesium: Wait… take pictures of me! Not Barium!

Paparazzi: *snap snap*

Caesium: Wait, I know exactly what will draw his attention!

You wouldn’t dare.

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She dared.

Paparazzi:  Just like a Mendeleev kid to go to school juiced. *proceeds to take zero pictures of Caesium*

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Speaking of drinking, Lanthanum went over to a friend’s house to raid their liquor.

Lanthanum: Well, we’re always out at home because Mom and Grandma drink everything.

This is true.

Then I remembered that I had a free teen action for these kids. Go Barium, go!

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I figured that I’d try to have Barium woo her, since he seems to be a favorite currently, but they never actually met.

They seem to have attraction, though, so maybe meeting will be enough to spark something? Maybe for prom or something?

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Since Caesium was so tired after school, she apparently decided to sleep in a sleeping bag in front of the school. I was going to send Antimony to maybe group up with her and bring her home or something, but she had work to do.

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Dorothy: Dammit, Raz! I spend all day working at the consignment store so YOU can have the foundation you need to get a better job, or even marry into a legacy. Hell, I summoned GHOSTS here to Antimony Mendeleev would come here and you’d get some screen time to endear yourself to readers, and how do you repay me? Have you even SHOWERED since that party?

Raz: Just let me do my homework in peace!

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Cop: Caesium Mendeleev, you’re coming with me!

I’m sure her parents will be thrilled that she’s coming home with the cops two nights in a row.

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Antimony: LANTHANUM MENDELEEV! How DARE you?

Lanthanum: What did I do?

Antimony: I don’t know, but I’ve already yelled at Barium for no reason! It’s your turn!

Lanthanum: Why not yell at Caesium for no reason?

Antimony: There’s ALWAYS a reason with that girl. Now go take a time out.

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Lanthanum: A time out? What, am I five? I can’t even fit under here anymore, Mom.

Antimony: SHUT UP! I just want my little baby to stay young forever! Is that so much to ask? I remember when you had the cutest little butt… *grab*

Lanthanum: MOM WHAT THE HELL?

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It was basically a toss-up between wetting himself and passing out by the time that he got out of time-out, which I couldn’t have Antimony cancel. : /

So… fail.

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Antimony what the hell.

Antimony: I scolded my baby and he went and passed out in the bathroom. I’m horrible, and even the cow plant thinks I’m disgusting.

You do realize you still have two children who are actually children, right?

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And then Antione walked right by a hungry cow plant while he was still hungry. Luckily he was just heading past to the kitchen.

Or maybe unluckily, considering he basically has no use for the rest of his time in the legacy and I’m trying to have a spot open so we can move the graves over. : /

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And Caesium is skipping school or some such thing again. I don’t even know what she did exactly, but I know she deserves it.

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Turns out that Zhasmina’s attracted to both of the Mendeleev boys, so we’ll see what happens, I guess. *shrug* If she ends up with one of the boys and the other gets voted heir, we can always just steal her.

And I’d be alright if one of the other kids becomes our torch holder, anyway.

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It’s astounding the difference between their grades. : /

This is what I get for calling him ‘Dym’ I suppose.

SCORE:

Self Wetting : 12 -110
Fires: 4 -20
Electrocutions: 3  -15
Passing Out : 31 -155
Failing School : 0
Accidental Deaths : (0)
Social Worker Visit : (0)
Game breakiness that’s my own fault : 1

Every Birth : 10 +50
Twins : (5) +50
Triplets : (1) +20
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 = 95

Affably Angry Ghosts

Last time, we had a quintuple birthday, it was long, and Silver refused to paint a portrait for me.

We’ll get to the sims, but first I felt like checking the searches that people used to get to this site.

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Okay, so, people have gotten here by searching for X-Men, whatever ‘Mendeleev’s Monster’ might be… I did a quick search and remain unenlightened as to what this could mean. Sounds like a name of a video game or something.

… the last two actually sound like the setups for jokes, but I couldn’t find any answers when I looked it up. I did find a cute high school chemistry assignment where students ‘adopt’ an element and make a baby book for it.

Okay, time to actually check on the sims now.

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And Silver’s going senile. Great.

Silver: This is my favorite show.

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Less than a day and Caesium is making her imaginary friend an imaginary enemy.

Caesium: What have I told you about always getting my good side? I can only be photographed from the left.

Bobo or whatever: I’ve already told you, I’m not…

Caesium: FROM THE LEFT.

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And then I get a message saying that Mangle almost ate Antione. : /

Antione: I thought teasing it would be okay! ;_;

Looks like we need to keep more on top of feeding the cowplant.

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Antimony: You’d think that after giving Dym a deadly man-eating pet, he’d at least take some responsibility for it.

Do you even live in this house, Antimony? No one here is responsible but you. And that’s because I make you be responsible.

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Lanthanum: Why do I have homework if I haven’t been to school yet?

No idea.

Lanthanum: I hope they’re not expecting this to be right; I haven’t even learned what a cosine is yet.

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Caesium: Damn, this must have been some party.

Get ready for school, Caesium.

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Dym went to bed in the tree house and then decided to play in it when he woke up.

Dym: Yes, once I finish my space-laser-inator, I will be able to destroy the moon, thus eliminating watery evils such as tides, tidal waves, and that glowy full moon lighting.

I have a mod to get rid of the lighting, but it seems to have stopped working. : /

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Caesium: No one recognize me, alright? The last thing I want is flashing cameras when I’m going to school.

Barium: There should really be more than three people on this bus. We could all fit in a car that would take much less gas.

Cerium: This seating arrangement is NOT symmetrical.

Barium: You could come sit further up front and make it… more… symmetrical?

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Cerium: I’m not going anywhere near that man. o_o

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I had Silver and Antimony playing chess together, and they both got up to go to the bathroom at the same time.

Silver: I can’t go in there now that my daughter’s in the bathroom.

There are two toilets in stalls in there.

Silver: Oh… right.

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WHY ARE YOU SKIPPING oh it’s four o’clock now.

… what are the plates doing in your bedroom?

Barium: I hid them so Mom couldn’t throw them away and send them to sit in a landfill.

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This is Caesium’s formal wear. I doubt she’ll go to prom wearing it, so I took the picture now.

It was hell finding an angle that didn’t go up her skirt. : / It’s still going up her skirt, but not… up… her skirt.

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Antimony got a new job type in the ghost hunter career! Banishing ANGRY ghosts! Which is EXACTLY the same as the other ghost banishing, except the music is different, the lighting is green instead of orange, and we don’t actually have to search for ghosts by scanning every single room in the house while growing more and more frustrated as the game keeps telling me that every room is ‘far, far away’ from the ghosts.

I like this job type better.

Antimony: Me too. : /

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Antimony: Except for this. This is awkward.

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I can’t take this ghost seriously now.

Ghost: *is generally good-natured as we befriend her and send her away*

Antimony: I can’t get over how angry these ghosts are. : I

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Quick check on the household.

Lanthanum: Caesium won’t be happy that you’re in her bed, Dym.

Silver: I thought the kids were supposed to go to bed on their own? I’m confused.

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More ‘angry’ ghosts.

Georgia: Get rid of it! GET RID!

Antimony: Georgia what the hell do you keep doing to make ghosts come haunt you?

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Ghost: But I don’t WANT to disappear forever.

Antimony: Just go already, please.

Georgia: Can you guys keep it down? I want to watch the cooking channel. 83

… you’re a vampire; do you even eat?

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Silver: I don’t like these new-fangled virtual reality games!

I’m pretty sure that’s been in the game since Ellie was around.

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There was literally one ghost in her house.

Way to plural.

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This is Ze Lei Kwok Weng.

Antimony: You look different than I imagined you would.

Ze Lei: I get that a lot. : /

I just want to know what town history leads to houses being haunted by French, Egyptian, and Chinese ghosts who are clearly wearing really old-looking clothes. I didn’t think there was this much travel in the Middle Ages, unless the Simerican government stole skulls or bodies or something from the three other countries in the world.

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And here we have a caveman named Noël Moreau. Because people spoke French when humanity was making paintings of deer in caves.

Noël: Oui.

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Dym: I’m not tiiiired yett…

Antione: I thought there was a mod to stop this? 😦

Dym: This is just me being evil. 😀

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Antimony: Son, it is two in the morning. If you get out of bed after this, I will rip out your eyes and feed them to you.

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Antimony: … who’s calling me at three in the morning?

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Antimony: Look, if a ghost isn’t currently flossing its teeth with your entrails, I’m not interested in meeting you in the middle of the night.

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Caesium: Okay, if you’re not the paparazzi, then you’re my assistant or something, right? I want a BLT on toasted rye, french fries and… a wine glass full of M & Ms. But only the green and blue ones. And I want them alternating in layers of green, blue, green, blue.

Bobo: Can I go back to being the paparazzi?

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Do people eat bacon like that? I don’t know if that’s weird or not. I’ve never liked bacon. *is shunned from Internet*

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Way to go, Dym.

FAIL.

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And then he ran off to shower rather than continuing on to school.

You’re going to get in trouble, kid.

Dym: Please don’t take pictures of me in the shower. : /

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Then the combination of a lack of sleep and exposure to the scary, scary water caused him to break down and cry.

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That’s smart, boys. Finish your homework while you’re skipping school. That makes sense.

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Silver: How DARE you skip school, young man!

Dym: But… but… I just wanted to play hopscotch with YOU!

Silver: I wasn’t born yesterday, Dym! *completely ignores other grandchild skipping school*

Oh, and somebodysangel13 said triplets should be worth more than twins, and be like 20 points, so I’ll just go with that. *le shrug*

SCORE:

Self Wetting : 12 -110
Fires: 4 -20
Electrocutions: 3  -15
Passing Out : 29 -145
Failing School : 0
Accidental Deaths : (0)
Social Worker Visit : (0)
Game breakiness that’s my own fault : 1

Every Birth : 10 +50
Twins : (5) +50
Triplets : (1) +20
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 = 105

Clap Your Hands If You Aggrieve!

Last time on the Mendeleevs… not much of note happened, honestly. Antione and Antimony became full adults, and Antimony was a slacker on her job.

Oh, and the game informed me we had a quintuple birthday coming up haha kill me please.

So… let’s check up on the sims!

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Silver’s cooking… all fine and good here.

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Antimony’s…

Antimony: I’m hungry and this table is disgusting.

I see no one’s decided to actually do something about that.

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And Antione’s in the bath.

I’m not going to look at his want panel at all because if he wishes to divorce Antimony or something like that, it’s only going to make me angry at him.

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And Mulan is apparently the actual teacher, being that she’s been the chaperone for both of the field trips now.

I DON’T TRUST YOU WITH THE FUTURE OF THIS LEGACY, MULAN.

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Cerium: So… if we’re both hydrophobic, why does our nursery feature sea creatures?

Dym: I don’t question it… mostly ’cause I can’t talk. Just be glad we don’t have to sleep here.

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Silver: Ogod, I hope she doesn’t catch me…

TOO LATE.

Silver: But… I’m painting! Just like you wanted!

I’d been hoping you’d finish the one you started.

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Silver: Look! I finished it!

Not THAT one. : /

I can’t be mad at her; it’s gorgeous.

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This house is disgusting.

Gracie (maybe): It’s not my fault! It’s the poltergeists!

Poltergeist: Screw you, lady! We only shake a few chairs around.

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… thank goodness this isn’t the Seasons EP winter and the game won’t actually register her as freezing to death.

Caesium: I can’t feel my whole body! 😀

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And what’s your issue?

Lanthanum: There’s a monster under Grandma’s bed!

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… how can you tell?

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Lanthanum: Now, my loyal steed, we shall ride to fight the monster!

I really regret how Pets eats my game dead, because it means this kid is going to live his whole life sad and unfulfilled.

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At least someone knows how to play this game properly, instead of throwing sticks in random directions.

Now if only he could dress properly.

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Aw, baby.

I’m not even made about this fail; little angel wet the bed.

Lanthanum: o///o Don’t call me that! I’m almost in high school!

Speaking of which…

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Silver: I’m going to be eating nothing but cake until the day I die, aren’t I?

That is not only possible, but probable.

We’re actually having a party, so at least some of the guests might be able to eat some cake?

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Except for this jack-off who simultaneously heart-farted for Antimony and her mother. Get out of here; no one wants you.

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Now let’s get this process started; we’re not getting any younger, here. Hopefully, people will be getting older.

Raz: Did anyone call for a charred, teenaged stripper?

You can go home too, Raz.

Okay, one… two… where’s the third one?

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Barium: I thought I’d stay here and watch television.

Luckily he’s doing something I can cancel without actually telling him to stop. *turns off television*

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Barium: Hey, I was watching that!

You will march that butt into that kitchen, and you will go through puberty, and you will LIKE it, mister!

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Entire game: FWEE FWEE WOO FWEE CLAP CLAP RATTLE RATTLE

I regret every decision I’ve ever made in my life.

The whole thing took something like five hours, and some of the kids were going to bed already, so I just decided I’d show you the pictures of them when everyone went on the outing.

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Oh, but evil Dym got a cowplant for his birthday… and a chainsaw. It’s name is Mangle, because why not. The cowplant, not the chainsaw.

Dym: They’re both named Mangle.

Alright then.

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The relatively warm everyday clothes I gave you won’t help you if you go out in the snow in your pajamas.

Lanthanum: I don’t mind the cold so much. I mean, however bad it gets, I can’t have it worse than whoever’s buried in front of the house.

Seriously what is that doing there.

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We went to the dump for the family outing for some reason, and Silver was on Barium’s heels the whole time.

Silver: Come on, kid, get some hustle in those muscles!

Barium: Grandma stop.

I’ve already showed you two of the kids but whatever, time for the ‘official’ unveiling.

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Lanthanum aged up with the Equestrian trait… or not. He’s neat now, which is why he was taking out the trash earlier.

Lanthanum: If we had a horse I could clean up after it. ;_;

I’m sorry boo.

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Caesium is now star-quality, because I wasn’t annoyed enough, now I might have to worry about paparazzi.

She’s also inappropriate from before, though, which makes me think her ‘star-quality’ is of the trashy reality show kind.

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Barium’s all eco-friendly now and things.

Barium: Our earth is a precious resource, you know.

Love these kids.

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And next we have Dym as a child, showing us some good old-fashioned TCTBE. Dym’s third trait was insane. Insane and genius are like our unofficial family traits at this point.

Dym: Hello, my name is Praseodymium; I’m going to dry up the Earth’s water supply so the planet is nothing but a barren desert. : 3

You go right on ahead and do that.

Barium: But water is a precious resource! D8

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Last but not least is Cerium, who is now neurotic.

I was playing around with new hairs; so if they change hairs suddenly in a later chapter it’s because my game was getting slow and I moved the hairs to try and make it go faster. : P

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Silver: Look! I’m painting!

That’s NOT what I wanted you to paint.

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Fairy: Did you know that the computer’s broken?

I didn’t know the dump had a computer.

Lanthanum: I bet Caesium broke it like last time…

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Caesium: Oh, look, I’m Lanthanum and I’m so smart! I bet Caesium broke the computer! Damn paparazzi!

He’s not… paparazzi.

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Fairy: NOW I STRIKE!

Barrium: OH GOD CHILDHOOD FLASHBACKS OF RUNNING HOME IN THE SNOW.

Silver: And that’s why you need to stop riding that little rockinghorse, Lanthanum. You’re too big for it and it’s kind of creepy.

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Cerium went home as soon as she possibly could so she could check the sinks and make sure the house wasn’t flooding.

… or to play video games.

Cerium: NOW MY HOUSE IS ASYMMETRICAL, YOU STUPID CREEPER! *ragequits Minecraft*

 

 

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Antione: One night, under a crescent moon…

Dym: *cringe* The moon controls the TIDES!

Antione: … that wasn’t the scary part.

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Fairy: NOW I STRIKE!

Lanthanum: Oh god the cold.

Barium: Seriously? She just finished doing that to me; why would you talk to her after that?

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I can’t even be mad at Silver, these paintings are gorgeous.

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Antimony: WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?

Fairy: Ha ha this never gets old.

Antimony: You just messed with the wrong sim, lady! I’m the CONTROLLABLE sim of the house!

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Antimony: Now shove it up your ass, Tinkerbell!

Then we went home.

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THAT looks like a good idea…

Oh hey, never noticed the thorns before.

Mangle: No one ever hugs me. : (

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I saw Caesium itching to pull a prank and sent Antimony after. It appears that we were too late.

Antimony: I swear this sink wasn’t rigged before Caesium came in here… must be ghosts.

Caesium: Ha, yeah. I’m going to go sit in the sandbox and pretend I’m on the Jersey Shore.

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Antione actually interacts with Dym. It’s weird. : P

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While Caesium was outside I decided to let her imaginary friend out. It was kind of sad for her to have an imaginary paparazzi, so now she can have a real imaginary paparazzi!

Caesium: You’re kind of small to be a paparazzi.

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Bobo: Not so small now, am I? 😉

Caesium: *already left*

Bobo: So lonely.

Then I happened to see this in her wants/wishes/whims/whatevers:

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You’re welcome to it if you can actually find the jellybeans on you own… just try not to die. I’d lose points.

SPEAKING of points. #flawlesstransition

SCORE:

Self Wetting : 11 -105
Fires: 4 -20
Electrocutions: 3  -15
Passing Out : 29 -145
Failing School : 0
Accidental Deaths : (0)
Social Worker Visit : (0)
Game breakiness that’s my own fault : 1

Every Birth : 10 +50
Twins : (5) +50
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 = 100

Eerie Hauntings

Last time on the Mendeleev ISBI, we moved into a new town, there were many fails, and all of the children had evil eyebrows.

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And we begin with… strangeness. It went too quickly for me to get it on camera, but Antione was sideways when he was holding Cerium. As in, his arms were doing the whole ‘bent around through his body’ thing. He was straight-up leaning sideways to give Cerium a bottle.

Cerium: Well, I’m scarred for life.

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Nothing like a meal over green stink fumes to really bond as father and son.

Antione: So… er… did your grandmother ever finish that painting?

LOL NOPE. She has no problem finishing a painting until it’s a painting that I’ve actually told her to paint.

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And then homework in the morning.

Flies: WOO! Look at this glorious bounty, brothers! Tonight we FEEEAST!!!

Barium: Someone should really take care of these dirty dishes.

Lanthanum: Why don’t you do it?

Barium: … someone else.

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In other news, Silver is a boring elder. : / She only sits and reads. And occasionally shoots hoops, I suppose.

Silver: Would you rather I passed out and wet myself all the time? Would that be interesting?

I’d rather you PAINT.

So Silver’s accounted for, Antione’s at work, the kids are on a field trip…

Aw hell no.

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They chose Mulan for the chaperone?

Mulan: Caesium, handcuffs for adults only! *swipes* *hides them in her purse*

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And… Barium is still at school.

Barium: I got in-school detention because my teacher thought I looked like I belonged there.

I hope that the teacher isn’t Mulan…

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Wren: BAM.

I think the Scary Eyebrows are an epidemic in this town.

Wren: I SHALL WED BARIUM AND WE SHALL HAVE BEAUTIFUL DEMON BABIES.

*backs away*

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… you’re not really a teacher, are you?

Mulan: You not think I can do teaching job?

… Mulan, I don’t think you can even read. In English or Chinese.

Mulan: Kids not know what I say right or wrong.

I fear for this town’s future.

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Caesium: Come on, Lanthanum! If we stop running, we’ll freeze to death and die!

Lanthanum: *focused on reaching house alive*

… I’ll fix their outfits when they have birthdays, I swear. o_o

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What’s even your issue with Barium, Antimony?

Antimony: BARIUM ELIZABETH MENDELEEV. WHY did you have detention today?

Barium: I don’t know, maybe it’s because your immortal great-aunt or whatever thought I looked scary and said I couldn’t go on the field trip?

Antimony: That is SUCH a made up story, young man.

Barium: I’m starting to think I should join an after-school activity so I can avoid you more.

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It’s okay, Barium, I still love you. You’re a good kid who goes to bed on time.

I have a no more bedtime stories mod, but it still stands that Barium was probably the best at getting to bed before I had it.

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This one would have the Equestrian trait if Pets didn’t kill my game all the time.

Lanthanum: It’s okay, pony. You’re the only one for me, anyway. *repressed yearning for magnificent unicorn*

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Antimony: Looks like all the ghosts are gone from this house!

Except the floating wreath.

Wreath: Today’s haunting is brought to you by the letter O!

Ohey, look at that guy’s point ears! He must be Santa’s elf!

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… or not.

Elf: I was fed after midnight. >:D

*vivid Gremlins flashbacks* ANTIMONY GET OUT OF THERE NOW.

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Antimony: Psh, that movie wasn’t even scary.

I was, like, seven when I saw it or something, okay??

Vonvarya: Can you stop talking to your imaginary friend and WORK?

Antimony: Sweetie, you hired me, now you have to deal with me. I do my job MY way.

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Antimony: But first a little food to fuel my ‘psychic abilities’.

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I find it fitting that the teens are the ones hiring her and telling her off; their parents are completely incompetent. : P

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… As is Antimony.

SERIOUSLY?

Antimony: I can’t help it… it’s in my blooooood…

Do you mean blood-alcohol content, or just being genetically predisposed to being a drunk?

Antimony: … both.

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Antimony: Ew.

STOP THAT.

Antimony: Maybe if I were drunk I could ignore it.

You’re a ghost hunter. You should be used to seeing ghosts by now.

Antimony: I didn’t mean him being a ghost; I meant his hair.

… fair enough.

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I went to go look for a miner, for reasons, and found a heart-cut pink diamond just lying around, which… might just come in handy someday. YOINK.

We’ll take the time machine, too.

Antimony: Crazy what you can find in your local thrift store.

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Yes, thank you, Silver. Thank you for picking up the exhausted toddler and putting her next to her crib rather than inside it. That was helpful.

Silver: I thought we were trying to make them go to bed on their own from now on?

*facepalm*

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Antione impresses me by reading the book that he needs for his job at the science facility.

I mean, we’re rolling in cash and all of that, so any promotion he gets will be kind of pointless, but it’s the little things.

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Ohey, it’s Antione’s full adult birthday!

Antione: Woo! Midlife crisis, here I come!

And that means…

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Antimony’s having a birthday in the middle of a job.

Antimony: Woo! I’m going to look exactly the same!

Please get back to work.

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Ohey, this is the household my friend and I made when we were playing the ‘random sim’ game, where one of us moves the sliders around and the other one tells when to stop on each slider without looking.

Haha, good times.

Fairy: : ( Why am I what I am.

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Not this shit again. *replaces fridge*

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Antione: Ohey, I changed my hair to be more ‘adult’.

I can deal with that.

Antione: I also started a mid-life crisis!

Joke’s on you, ass; I can’t fulfill any of those wishes for you. Good luck divorcing Antimony or whatever scumbag move you’re going to pull without me.

Antione: : (

Next time on the Mendeleev ISBI… quintuple birthdays, apparently.

SCORE:

Self Wetting : 10 -100
Fires: 4 -20
Electrocutions: 3  -15
Passing Out : 29 -145
Failing School : 0
Accidental Deaths : (0)
Social Worker Visit : (0)
Game breakiness that’s my own fault : 1

Every Birth : 10 +50
Twins : (5) +50
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 = 105

TETBC

I’m kind of on a Mendeleev binge right now, after the combination of classes and NaNoWriMo… my story actually lasted more than 50k this time. It’s exciting.
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I don’t remember sending Antimony to play with the babies in the swings… or the babies even having been in the swings when I left the game, but that’s how the game was when I opened it.

The room’s empty and ugly, but I’ll make it look nicer when they’re older.

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Barium’s went off to a friend’s house… I’m pretty sure it’s a ‘friend’ he doesn’t know. He certainly didn’t talk with the kid.

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Caesium goes over to a friend’s house and… sits out on the porch.

I guess Lanthanum’s the only one coming home.

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Or not.

In hindsight, I should have paid attention to the wintery weather when I picked out clothes for the kids.

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… I really need to figure out where my ‘no glow’ mod wandered off to.

And the ‘no bedtime story’ mod.

That’s not your bed, Lanthanum!

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And neither is that.

FAIL.

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Barium got ‘follow Silver’ put into his queue because he was out past curfew, but he’s also running away from Antimony.

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Antimony: I have no idea what you’ve been up to, but you’re an evil-looking thing so I’m sure you did something.

Seriously, the Zale legacy has ‘too cute to be evil’ and I have kids that look so mean I can’t believe they don’t have the evil trait or at least ‘mean-spirited’.

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I ended up giving all the children sleeping bags to try and help them get to sleep, as well as putting a good number of tree houses in the back of the house; I know kids will sleep in them sometimes.

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Oh hey, the basketball thing does raise athletic.

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Saturday rolls around, so it’s time for our family outing… and a new world gives us new places to explore. This is Santa’s house, an art museum.

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Barium first goes to bake something, because he’s hungry. There was a fully-stocked kitchen in the back of the house, but I couldn’t control him, so I couldn’t tell him to go get something from the fridge.

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Caesium: Aw yeah, I’m the queen of this place now.

… once more, Lanthanum is left behind.

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Family outing means everyone, Lanthanum.

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I’ve been playing around with ideas for nicknames. I think I’m going with Dym. Anyway, Silver was carrying around poor Dym and wouldn’t change or feed him, so I had to wait for her to put the kid in a crib before I could help him out.

Antimony: I’ve already come to understand that my family is basically shitty to my kids.

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Yeah, just keep looking at that fish, Silver. She spent the whole trip looking at either mounted fish or… I think it was a ficus.

And Antione is…

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Taking a shower in a public restroom. Alright then.

Hope we don’t get kicked out of Santa’s house.

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Like father, like son. *sigh*

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Aw, they have Hanukkah and Kwanzaa things set up in the house, too. That’s nice.

Caesium: Welp, I’m done.

But don’t you want to learn about other traditions and celebrations?

Caesium: Nope.

Well… fine. : /

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I could only direct Antimony for picking up babies, but I thought that the game would teleport the kids back to the house. It did teleport Cerium, but Dym was left on the lot. With no adults. So I had to send Antimony back to get him.

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And Silver wets herself while we’re there.

The guys have no trouble taking showers in the bathrooms, but Silver can’t even bring herself to use the toilet. : /

FAIL.

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This isn’t a fail; it’s just Caesium being evilly amused by her father’s discomfort. After getting a bedtime story in her brother’s bed and immediately hopping out of the covers.

I propose a new acronym: TETBC (Too Evil To Be Cute)

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Okay, finally. She gets into her own bed without needing a bedtime story even. Dodged a bullet. Life is good.

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And Silver finished a pretty painting!

Silver: Does this make up for my fail earlier?

I’ll call it even. I put the painting in someone’s inventory; I’ll try to remember to find a place to put it up.

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But… but… you were in bed. Your OWN bed! HOW??

Caesium: Tch.

FAIL.

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Barium’s my favorite right now. Because he’s sleeping in a bed. I don’t even care if he only made it to his bed at 3 AM. It’s a start.

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Silver: But… this is my bed.

Shh. Don’t question it.

Silver: She wasn’t even wearing that outfit when she fell asleep.

Don’t question it.

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Since Silver’s an elder, I get an action with her, so she started a portrait of Antimony. We’ll see if it gets finished.

Antione: Don’t you have something you should be doing?

Silver: Kicking your ass in ping pong, that’s what!

And then the twins became toddlers!

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Cerium has her mommy’s dyed hair! Probably because we moved worlds and the game now considered the reddish color to be Antimony’s ‘natural’ hair color. I love her purple eyes.

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Dym’s got red eyes and his father’s hair color. Neither of them have the angry eyebrows, either, so… points for that? I don’t think the kids’ parents look particularly angry, so the eyebrows might become a bit more neutral as they age up.

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Aw, Barium! You were almost there! What’s the matter?

Barium: Caesium had the door locked!

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Caesium: We’re gonna be friends forever and ever.

You.

I blame you for this.

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Quick shot just to show how angry the kids (especially Barium) look with those eyebrows. That’s pretty much a neutral expression on his face.

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The sparkle’s a little difficult to see, but I’ll give you three guesses as to who put it there.

The name starts with a ‘C’ and it’s not the toddler who can’t walk yet.

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Antimony: Huh, Caesium’s up pretty early. She must be excited for school.

She’s not up early; she hasn’t even gone to sleep yet.

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You’re going to pass out after school today, aren’t you?

Caesium: That was the plan.

I hate you.

Caesium: I know. 🙂

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Caesium: Well, off to school, have a nice day! MOM! Barry broke the computer!

Antimony: I KNEW he would do something sooner or later!

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It’s funny that the kids won’t sleep at all unless they absolutely have to, but Antimony will autonomously go to sleep at two in the afternoon, when her energy bar is almost completely full.

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Antione’s sleep schedule’s been off, too, for some reason. He’s actually at the point where he’s in danger of passing out, so I was a bit annoyed when this woman went up to talk to him.

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And FAIL number one for the afternoon.

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And F… actually, Antione found a nice place for a nap. I knew I picked the right guy for spouse.

Creepers gonna creep.

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I’m just waiting for Caesium to pass out, and… WHAT is that in the snow over there? There’s just the top half of a plumbbob and I can’t click it.

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Et tu, Brute? Then fall Caesium.

FAIL.

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Antimony managed to get back to work, but we still have to deal with sims just running up to talk to her about this or that. : /

And Antione’s still not home…

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WHO’S TABITHA ROSENTHAL?

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Antimony ends the night with banishing ghosts for none other than Mulan Mendeleev.

SCORE:

Self Wetting : 10 -100
Fires: 4 -20
Electrocutions: 3  -15
Passing Out : 29 -145
Failing School : 0
Accidental Deaths : (0)
Social Worker Visit : (0)
Game breakiness that’s my own fault : 1

Every Birth : 10 +50
Twins : (5) +50
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 = 105

Living on a Prayer

Okay, so my finals are over, I’ve done all my presentations, I’ll be going home as soon as all of the club activities and events wrap up… so time to sit down and relax with the Mendeleevs.

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Or… not.

Scary Red Box: *is scary*

So… research says that the red box is from a corrupt save file. No big deal. Let’s just go back to an earlier save. Shouldn’t be a problem since I’ve taken to saving my games as ‘isbi1,’ ‘isbi2,’ etc.

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We had to redo the ghost-haunting thing, but it’s not a big deal… the ghosts are different, but it’s even easier to get rid of them now that I know how.

And… the red box is still there.

Hm…

So I moved the family to the ‘Winter Wonderland’ map by Rflong7, and set about to building a house, since the one that’s on the beach… wouldn’t fit inland on a winter map, to say the least.

And I’ve had the family’s next house planned in my head for a while, anyhow. Not that the game didn’t give me MORE problems when building it…

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I’d built the walls, only to find the lot wasn’t flat, so I had to knock it down and try again, and then… this… happened to the roof.

I don’t even know what was causing it, but I had to put down like a billion columns to support the roof, and then delete them all once everything was filled in.

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For anyone who’s joined us with the ISBI and hasn’t read the legacy, or just forgot the one time I specifically mentioned this, the periodic table house is the idea which eventually led me to begin this legacy in the first place. At the time, I had intended for each element to be a single room, but things like double beds wouldn’t have fit if I’d done that, so the interior of the house isn’t divided into lots of tiny square rooms, but it felt like a big deal for me to finally be making this.

Also, holy HELL do we have a lot of money. I’m not entirely sure how this happened, being that I don’t think we ever had quite so much in the first part of the legacy, in which I could control everyone.

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Anyway, the family went out to the park while I was building, because we were due for an outing anyway. The toddler makeovers didn’t ‘stick’ because I pulled the family from an older save file (not by much) but they’ll be children before you know it so I’m not going to bother with it right now.

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Silver’s first action is to ‘berate ignorance’ on one of the sims I moved into town to add a bit to the population. Since there were literally no other sims in town except maybe the NPCs like consignment specialists.

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Where’d you get that boat… Barium?

I have no idea which one is which right now.

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Antimony starts up a game with one of the local kids, but… I think something might be wrong with how the game is set up. Or something’s wrong with Antimony?

She kept throwing the stick off to the side.

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… do either of you actually know how to play this game?

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… Lanthanum… has some milk when everyone gets home (THEY ACTUALLY BROUGHT THE TODDLERS HOME THIS TIME) and it’s not green. I think this is somehow part of the world, that the milk is all Christmas colors?

Then I remembered we didn’t have a tour of the house, so here’s a half-assed one.

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Here we have the front hall, main entryway area. I didn’t realize those lamp things hung so low, so I’ll probably change them so no one hits their face on them.

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This is the dining room. As you can see, we have a bar, because this is the Mendeleev household. It’s practically a necessity they have somewhere to get their booze at this point.

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The kitchen… we will be removing the deep fryer. I forgot that they would be just constantly making bacon and things like that.

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And the bathroom. There are actually two toilets in this one, in their own separate little tiny rooms to the right and left.

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The living room. There are bookshelves off-screen, television area, chess area… I decorated for the coming holidays, sort of, too. Like the deep fryer, the rocking chairs get removed after they become an issue.

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A little playroom off the living room. This was originally meant to be the fifth bathroom, but the room was huge for being a bathroom and I had four bathrooms planned out anyway, some with multiple toilets.

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Boring hallway is boring.

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We have a game room, with a couple computers off to the right…

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Skill room, body edition. Basically a gym, but I don’t think the basketball hoops actually help with athletic skill? Correct me if I’m wrong.

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The art and music skill room…

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And a science-y skill room… plus an alchemy station. Which… used to be science?

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There was another room left over, but I didn’t know what to do with it. So some random things got shoved all up in there.

I didn’t take pictures of the master bedrooms or the accompanying bathrooms, but I’m sure you’ll see at least the bedrooms soon enough. The bathrooms aren’t much to look at.

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I forgot to set the bedrooms before everyone wanted to go to bed, so Silver snagged Antionemony’s room. So they’re paying her back in kind by getting jiggy in her quarters.

Lullaby has been heard.

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I wanted to take pictures of the sims settling into the new house, but Antoine was at work, the toddlers are… well… toddlers… and these two are rather boring right now.

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But Silver did sculpt a chair when I wasn’t looking.

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Antimony kept all of her work progress, which is great, so she got a job banishing ghosts the next night.

But the only thing you need to really be afraid of here is the gate that wouldn’t render.

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Silver had her elder birthday in her actual room, not the one she stole from her daughter, but I was focused on getting all the ghosts located in a timely manner. That’s one of the issues with the ghostbuster career; you’re controlling a sim across town every time someone ages up.

I mean, I could have their birthdays earlier in the day, but that would require remembering when the birthdays are.

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You’d think a ghost hunter would get over the whole ‘drop my entire action queue whenever I see a ghost’ thing, but I guess not.

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And then the ghosts disappeared because Antimony spun into maternity and… I guess they don’t like pregnant people?

It doesn’t really bother me that she didn’t get to finish the job, since the little progress box was telling me I’d found 2/2 ghosts and banished 0/4.

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There’s absolutely no way Antimony’s going to teach all the skills to all the babies, but gosh dangit we can try.

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Elder Silver does a lot of art things, from what I see of her, which is good because I didn’t really pay too much attention to putting up wall decor after a while.

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She’s rather pretty.

And rather glued to the rocking chair. >8( This is what I get for trying to be nice and put nice things in the house. At least no one’s gotten to the point where they only get up to wet themselves, then sit right back down.

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Speaking of things I need to get rid of, the little playpen things for the toddlers are not good for ISBIs. I don’t think sims know how to deal with them. I’ve seen a kid crying because they’re hungry or something, and the sims just keep picking them up and putting them right back down in the playpen.

It’s to the point that I’m excited if a sim picks up a crying baby and puts them on the floor without fixing the issue. Because at least then they’ll (hopefully) fix the issue the next time they pick up the kid.

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I’m counting this as a fail, with the blame being on Antoine and Silver. : /

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We got this opportunity again, and I had the chance to confirm that it wasn’t just the one time that it was glitchy. It does the music thing all the time.

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I don’t know why, exactly, I took this picture. Antimony found the dart board and it made me happy.

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In what seemed to be no time at all, Antimony was ready to have the baby… and Antoine clearly was not. : /

Antoine: What do I do? What do I DO?

Antimony: You have three kids; you should know.

Antoine: You went into labor once and I wasn’t even there.

Antimony: TAKE ME TO THE HOSPITAL.

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Meet Cerium Mendeleev, hydrophobic and perceptive.

And that’s not all, because we also have…

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Er… Antoine? Where’s the other kid?

Antoine: … I was supposed to pick it up on the way out?

You really are inexperienced with this, aren’t you?

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Element 59, Praseodymium Mendeleev!

… he’ll be picking up some sort of nickname pretty early on, I can tell. He’s hydrophobic like his twin, and evil.

And since 59 + 59 = 118…

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My enthusiasm is quickly dampened by a FAIL.

And then there were two adults, only one controllable, caring for five kids, so… not many pictures were taken.

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At this point, all five kids were sleeping in cribs and Antimony was treating herself to a gaming break. It was a beautiful moment. And Antoine’s heading to bed in the background.

Luckily, the triplets will be aging up soon.

#FLAWLESSTRANSITION

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Caesium is now insane, inappropriate, and a light sleeper. I’m 90% sure that inappropriate trait was the one being added.

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Satan Barium is a perceptive couch potato with a photographer’s eye. So I moved a camera I forgot to sell from Silver’s inventory into his. Not that I can make him use it.

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Lanthanum is shy now, but brave, so… I guess he can face his fears of people? And he’s easily impressed.

So there are the triplets. They don’t need diapers and cribs now and it is THE BEST DAY EVER.

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The children proceed to not go to bed even though it’s a school night, being that they’ve been on a wonky sleep schedule all through the toddler years.

I have no idea why Silver and Lanthanum needed to have a discussion in the bathroom. Nor do I know why Barium can’t use a different bathroom. We have four.

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Juice at four AM. Breakfast of champions?

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And Caesium’s eating mac ‘n’ cheese seconds before the school bus comes. But they all make it on time.

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Even Lanthanum, who thought horse adventures were more important than an education. We’ll see if they actually all make it to bed after school, being that they’ve gotten two hours of sleep at most.

SCORE:

Self Wetting : 18 -90
Fires: 4 -20
Electrocutions: 3  -15
Passing Out : 27 -135
Failing School : 0
Accidental Deaths : (0)
Social Worker Visit : (0)
Game breakiness that’s my own fault : 1

Every Birth : 10 +50
Twins : (5) +50
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