Sculpting Lessons

Hey, guys! I got Sims 4, so I was playing around with that for a bit, but I could never leave my Mendeleevs out in the cold for too long!

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First up, sim ch…

Why are you all crowded in one of the empty, unlit rooms?

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Antione’s heading home from work…

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Cerium is playing with Promethium…

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Then she got a call to make a hamburger for someone, so I had her do that. Because there’s not much to do at the house.

I need to get used to how to take screenshots and things like that, because Sims 4 gets rid of the UI when you take a picture automatically, while Sims 3… does not, as you might have noticed. And I keep trying to go to the upper right corner of the screen to put the walls up or down.

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Hi me!

The guy who wanted the burgers happened to be right by Cerium’s work. Which was good, because it was time for her to go to work.

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… I have nothing witty to say about comic books.

But they’re still in the unfurnished room.

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Then they all came in here.

Antimony: So… are you all waiting here for me to die?

Antione: Well, we want to be prepared to mourn.

Slowpoke: Hey, guys? That plant guy has some big teeth!

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Barium: Why is everyone talking about comic books, anyway?

Neo: I like comic books.

Screen Shot 2015-02-23 at 10.15.17 AM… when did you get a pink diamond, Neo?

Neo: I grabbed it out of the Matrix.

Neo: I got it from a field trip.

Screen Shot 2015-02-23 at 10.16.06 AMAnd then Antione (not Arnold) started playing the claw machine. I know because I got an update that he picked out a bag of money.

… wow, we’re rich now.

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Oh no, this guy is dying while we’re out on our family outing.

Except we went to a different lot so the Motive Mobile would do its stuff. The guy was gone when I checked on him, so maybe he really did die.

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Everyone’s really bad at dressing themselves.

… Lucy, please don’t try to get your younger sister as a ‘customer’.

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We’re at the gym now.

Arnold: And that is why genies don’t exist. We don’t have that expansion.

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Wren went home. Party pooper.

Wren: And the computer is busted.

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Fancy Shoes: I’m so glad you saved my life, Mr. Mendeleev. I was a bit worried since you let that other guy die.

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Antione has something like fifty sketches in his inventory. I feel like we have more sketches than walls.

Antione: I’m sketching a ghost feeding a cowplant.

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… shoot, I thought I had a picture of Promethium after his birthday.

Oh well, here’s Promethium eating salad instead of sleeping at three a.m. on a school night.

Since there’s not much else to do, I decided to have Cerium work on sculpting, because she was the TH that day.

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Um… Cerium?

Cerium: I know what I’m doing.

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Cerium: First, you really want to warm the hammer in your armpit. Then, become the clay. Put yourself in its place. I mean literally occupy the same physical space as the clay. Since clay doesn’t have a brain, give yourself a lobotomy with the chisel.

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Cerium: This also helps you learn how the clay feels, being chisselllll…

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Cerium: Once you recover from impaling your head with a chisel, try chiselling your leg.

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Hey Antimony. Still alive?

Antimony: No! I just stepped on a mine! Durn videogame!

I meant alive in reality, dear.

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Wren: Ugh, I’m so old…

Mangle: You know, I can help with that. Cowplant milk is notorious for making you younger…

Wren: How do I get milk from you?

Mangle: *clears nonexistent throat* Feed me,
Feed me,
Feed me,
Feed me Wrennie!
Feed me all night long~!

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Wren: I’m gonna go check if I look less wrinkly in the other mirrors.

Mangle: Feed me Wrennie,
Fee me all night long~!
Cause if you feed me Wrennie,

I can make milk to keep you young!

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Wren: I got you some food!

Mangle: Humph. I prefer a meal with a bit more… meat on it.

Slowpoke: *gasp* Like a hamburger?

Mange: Sure, kid. Let’s go with that.

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Oh nooooo Antimony!

Neo: Grandma? 8(

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Promethium: Grandma?

Death: Dammit, why do the kids have to see? I’m bad with kids… quick, come up with a way to teach them about death without traumatizing them…

Neo: Gramma? Don’t leaveeee!

Death: … um, kids like music, right? It’s the ciiiiiiiiiircle of liiiiiiiife!

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… we’re a little too busy to be thinking about crepes, game.

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Antimony: I’m ready to go to the great beyond.

Children: *wailing*

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Death disappeared immediately after.

Oh, look. Promethium’s face.

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That’s not how astronomy works, Arnold.

Arnold: Astro-whatnow?

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Arnold: Should we really have just woohooed in your late mother’s wardrobe?

Cerium: … you got laid, Arnold. Are you going to question it?

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 : 2

Every Birth : 12 +60
Twins : (5) +50
Triplets : (1) +20
Fulfilling LTWs :  6 +240
NTH Spouse Reaching Top of Career : (0)
Every Honor Roll : 9 +45
Every 100,000 simoleons earned : 1 +20
Painting of Torch Holder (4) + 20

TOTAL = 135

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A Golden Opportunity

Hey, guys. I turned 21 this past Friday and DRANK A PEPSI WOO.

Not even Pepsi and… whatever alcoholic beverage one puts in a Pepsi. Or do you just put alcohol in Coca Cola. I know you put rum in coke…

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Apparently the first picture I took was of this little graveyard/mausoleum place. I was sending Barium to go looking for gemstones and–

This is why we start with sim checks, isn’t it? So I don’t have to open a chapter talking about the same mausoleum rabbit hole that everyone’s seen before.

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I’m pretty sure that Arnold is duplicating our instruments. I only had one bass before.

Arnold: But… I’m all about that bass.

Caesium made that joke last time.

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OHEY. Sims!

Maybe this is why they call the game SIMS… *mind blown*

It’s Neo’s birthday.

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Neo’s a mooch now.

Neo: Can I bum a twenty? Or some cigs?

… you’re like six.

Neo: Everyone in this family’s a drunk; I thought I’d be different.

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… I have no idea why I took this picture of Neo singing to her IF; something else we’ve all seen a billion times.

Probably because she’s blocking the sink. Yeah, that’s probably it.

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Aw, Mulan’s old now!

For all the shit I give her, I really do love Mulan, and like every other sim from early in the legacy. Good memories all around.

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… if we could go one day without ghosts trying to incest my sims, that’d be great.

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Nervous: Aw, yeah. That’s my great-something-granddaughter in that tub. Mm.

Antimony: How did you know I had a fetish for incestuous ghost voyeurs?

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Arnold, however, is disgusted by the ghost.

Arnold: Gross, dude! You’re RELATED.

I was actually taking a picture to say STOP GETTING TOYS FROM THE DAMN CLAW MACHINE to Arnold. Cheaty McCheaterson.

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Cerium BAM finished her LTW.

Since I went and changed her LTW to be the recipe one and everything.

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Aw, autonomous walking training for Theo!

… Neo and Theo. THEY RHYME.

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While I’m doing the whole ‘change LTWs’ thing, I changed Arnold’s to one he could actually conceivably do as an unplayable sim. He has to max out three skills, but he’s typically practicing on the instruments so it could possibly happen.

Too bad there’s no ‘catch 100 things from the claw machine’ LTW or he’d have won this one already.

 

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Good luck, Arnold.

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Wren: Yay! It’s my birthday!

Mangle: Mm… want some caaaaaaake?

NO MANGLE.

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Wren has a crisis.

The crisis is her hair.

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Barium’s birthday too, but he has to go find a room with tons of people. Because Barium’s a little attention whore, apparently.

Barium: I know my wife aged up alone with a cowplant, but look at MEEE!

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Barium: … my hair deflated.

… we’ll fix that.

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Zombie: I can’t get inside. : (

… that is why we have a door. To keep you out.

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Hey, Silver! How’s death?

Silver: Shh! Don’t break my concentration. I’m in a cop chase.

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Since Barium and Cerium basically have nothing to do now, I have Barium train up Theo while we wait for things to do.

Barium: Can you say ‘dance party’?

Theo: DANCE PAWTY!

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… so this was in our inventory. I don’t know why.

But Mangle has a new friend now.

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Barium had to fix a television for Lucy.

Lucy: Okay, I can pay you in money… or something else…

Barium: Money. I’ll take money.

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Yay! Autonomous sim interactions!

Neo: So can I have some candy?

Barium: It’s too late for candy; it’s almost bedtime.

Mangle: That’s it… take a step back… just a little more…

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Neo: Grandpa, you’re looking extremely young today.

Antione: Nice try, young lady, but your father’s right about the candy.

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Neo: Screw the adults! They don’t know what they’re talking about. I’m just going to stay up all night, ride a rocking horse, and JAM my hand through the wall!

Don’t become your uncle, please.

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I check back on my torch-holder for a bit and see that the both of them are talking about photography. How sweet.

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Neo: I’m serious, Grampa, you look super young.

Antione: I’m not giving you candy.

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Antione: I’m off to have some sushi.

Neo: Wait! Forget the candy! Can we just play video games?

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We got the philosopher’s stone thing, so we can get rid of some of the toys that Arnold’s been stealing from the claw machine.

But first, the imaginary friends.

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Cerium: Yay, it’s gone!

I don’t even really care that it didn’t work to make gold. So long as it’s gone, that’s good for me.

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Wren: I’m just going to go to the bathroom and not see anything weird going on.

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Cerium: Lamia ursus, et converterentur ad evanescunt aurum.

Wren: Never mind.

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Who doesn’t keep a stack of gold bars on the desk by their computer?

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 : 2

Every Birth : 12 +60
Twins : (5) +50
Triplets : (1) +20
Fulfilling LTWs :  6 +240
NTH Spouse Reaching Top of Career : (0)
Every Honor Roll : 9 +45
Every 100,000 simoleons earned : 1 +20
Painting of Torch Holder (4) + 20

TOTAL = 135

Incest is Relative

Hey, guys. I’m actually pretty on top of my homework right now, so it’s time for a Mendeleev post!

Well, while Barium’s being sent out to throw some more potions at people or whatever I was having him do, why not check on what the others are doing?

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O… kay then.

I’ve heard of sims turning to incest with Story Progression, but never ones so closely related. And not in the same house!

… actually Antimony was trying to shoo Cerium out of the bathroom.

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… moving on with the sim check.

Wren’s taking care of Neo.

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Arnold is cheating the claw machine, which seems to be one of his favorite activities, kn addition to playing with the instruments. I feel like I’m constantly getting notifications about him getting this or that out of it.

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Yup, I was right. We were on an elixir-throwing mission.

And that guy went and kissed another woman right in front of his wife right after we made him a vampire. : /

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Blondie: BEES! Why would you throw B-you’re kind of cute! 😉

And then she became a paparazzi just so she could stalk Barium.

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Blondie: Ooh! This must be where he gets his BEES!

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Kirby went and killed the other gnomes.

Kirby: Now to kill the family! EEHEEHEEHEE!

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Cerium: OMIGOD THE B- oh wait it’s a job booster potion.

And then I found out that it doesn’t work like the skill booster and she actually has to go to work.

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… SHE’S YOUR DAUGHTER’S SISTER-IN-LAW!

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Since Cerium’s got a few more days of maternity leave, but she’s just on level one of the job, I had her quit and take the job again. Which actually is a step forward. Now she’s at a clean slate instead of having a lot of red filling her performance bar.

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Wren: I’m the best parent. What’s Cerium doing, leaving her baby crying like that?

She’s working, Wren. Like you’d be doing if we hadn’t married you in.

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Hey, Caesium!

Lynda: Shouldn’t this guy be an IF?

For once, Lynda, you’re the voice of reason.

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Hey, I’m here, too!

Sabrina: There’s… too many people here… : (

Then leave.

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Sabrina: TOO MANY PEOPLE!!!

… no one’s keeping you here, self.

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Hey, Krypton. Long time no see you ghosts around, so it’s nice.

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I think that Arnold is duplicating stuff or getting new instruments or something, ’cause I don’t remember him having his own drum set before? And we didn’t have a keyboard at all, I don’t think.

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Caesium: Because I’m all about that bass, ’bout that bass, no… guitars.

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And I worked so hard actually making you look nice as a teen!

That’s… that’s an interesting outfit choice.

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Lining up to play with the baby.

Barium: Uncle loves you very much! Yes he does! Yes he does! Mommy loves you too, but I got here first! Yes I did! Who got here first?

Cerium: Will you just shut up?

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Olive: WHY WOULD YOU THROW B- You’re kind of cute!

Barium: … you’re like my great… great… I don’t even know.

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Barium: Well, LTW completed. I. Am. The best.

Olive: Wait! Wait! We can have hot bee woohoo!

What is it with women being turned on by bees?

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Wren reaches her LTW as well.

Wren: I am best spouse.

Okay, you two, cut it out. Your heads are getting too big for the house.

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Antimony: Endlessly cleaning, endlessly cleaning…

Barium: Will you just WAIT for me to fix the tub first?

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Who are you on the phone with?

Wren: Oh, no Daddy. It’s alright. You don’t have to save me anymore; we’re rich now.

Vaughn: Alright. That’s good… I was planning to use the Mendeleev girl as collateral, but she didn’t agree to go out with me…

Was THAT what that was about?

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Damn you and your fairy pranks, Arnold.

As soon as we find a Potent Cure Elixir, your wings are going bye-bye.

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Speaking of wings, Theo’s growing up.

I think Theo’s a good nickname for Promethium. And it’s a family name, too, the name of our second spouse in this legacy back when our founder Ellie was alive still.

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I just changed his wings not to clash, but he’s a cutie. Blond with red eyes, and I don’t think we’ve had anyone born into the family blond in a while.

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Barium: Hey, have you played those arcade games we have? They’re pretty fun. I have a lot of time to play with them now that I’m through with my LTW.

Cerium: You… bite me.

Neo: Sopping network! Sopping network!

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Bobo (or whatever its name is): How you doing, Caesium?

Caesium: I’m not sure if I’ve moved from this spot since yesterday. : /

Wait…

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Okay.

From the back, he looked an awful lot like Helium. I’m glad we don’t have any further incest going on.

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I did change her LTW to culinary librarian, but I’m still keeping her on her career track for now.

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Neo: It’s a dream within a dream, little sheep.

Wrong movie, Neo.

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The kids freaking love the home shopping network.

So does Antimony, apparently.

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Lynda: Or spying on Antimony with a bugged painting. >_> <_<

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Vaughn: This time just because you’re hot. 😉

: /

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 : 2

Every Birth : 12 +60
Twins : (5) +50
Triplets : (1) +20
Fulfilling LTWs :  5 +200
NTH Spouse Reaching Top of Career : (0)
Every Honor Roll : 9 +45
Every 100,000 simoleons earned : 1 +20
Painting of Torch Holder (4) + 20

TOTAL = 95