Gross Stuff

Hey, guys! I have no idea what to do for an intro for this post. Um…
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Wren is obsessed with the cowplant. : /

Wren: You are my only friend here.

Moving on.

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And then I went to check on Sam.

Wren: Samarium, please don’t play in the bathroom.

Samarium: You’re not my Mom! I’m going to tell Daddy you were mean to me!

Europium: *is smacked in the head with a door*

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… you’re not going to go to bed?

Promethium: Don’t need sleep. Have coffee.


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Europium: D:

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Wren: Here comes the tickle monster!


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Let’s check in on something a little less gross.


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Samarium: Fairy magic!

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Shoo! We’re not putting up with this! *squirts him with water*

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Yeah, you two. Don’t pay attention to the passed out teen or dirty toddler. Just listen to the guitar. : /

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Neo: I’m so glad I’ll be out of here soon.


Neo: Tomorrow’s my birthday. I can leave.

But… you’re like the only competent one here. D8

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Samarium: I don’t even care if Aunt Wren is gonna be mad at me again. This is the best place to play with dollies.

Wings: *float through toilet and get covered in toilet water*

I’m sorry, guys, I should’ve warned you this chapter was kind of gross.

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At least he’s in a sleeping bag.

I can’t be bothered by the fact that he’s not in a bed. : /

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I forgot to age up Arnold with Cerium, so I’m doing it now.

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Arnold: I’ve still got it.



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Oh hell no.

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Arnold: First I want to flir–


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The paparazzi continue to be amazing at their jobs.

Paparazzi Woman: Barium’s playing catch with his wife? This is definitely newsworthy.

The sad thing is we’re not too far off from stuff like that being ‘news’. ;_;

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You don’t have to do your homework, Neo. You’re aging up.

Neo: I’m just showing off how responsible I am in comparison to the others.

Promethium: I’m responsible too!

Neo: You passed out on the floor this chapter; you’re not allowed to say you’re responsible!

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IF: I’m… alive?

Europium: Why don’t I have one of those?

He tries to steal that damn doll ALL. THE. TIME. It’s probably why he was in the bathroom with Sam that one time. : /

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Happy birthday, Neo! Your birthday present is horrible full moon lighting!

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Yay new trait! : P

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Zombie: Ooh… if I weren’t a zombie, I could afford a nice house like that…

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Neo grew up nice. : P

She’ll be sticking around for a bit since we’re not in any hurry to clear out spaces in the house.

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Europium was crying in the girls’ room before Wren put him to bed. He was already in the crib when Samarium woke up but she still went allllll the way to the nursery to complain about the baby who was no longer screaming.


Wren: … go to bed, kid. I’m tired too. : /

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Wren didn’t get a lot of sleep.

Europium: IM HUNGRY!

Wren: QUIET. I have a headache and you’re gonna get cake as soon as you shut your mouth!

… did you at least wash your hands this time, Wren?

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Everyone was at the party! Even the crumpled old juice box.

Juice Box: If I sit here any longer I actually will be part of the family!

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Europium gained the coward trait.

… no one tell him what’s floating above his head.

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No one say anything about the ghost that just poofed behind him, either. : /

Malevolent Floating Hair: Yesss… soon my plans for world domination shall come to fruition…

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Don’t look up, kid.

Toilet: I’m, like, super dirty.

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Since Europium’s a coward, I gave him the bike helmet, ’cause there’s only so many hairstyles for boys and they mostly all look the same. : / Helmet, goggles, and apron.

Europium: Now I’m protected against anything! Even dragons!

I don’t think any of that stuff will protect you against a dragon, kid. But at least the blood wouldn’t get in your eyes as you were devoured.

Oh, hey! It’s Saturday! Time for a family outing to the library…

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… why does the library require a wedding dress, Cerium?

Cerium: Er… we’re going to the library?

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Neo: I’m hijacking this family outing! That’ll teach you to make someone other than me heir, when I’ve clearly shown I’m the most qualified. To town hall!

Graduation took all day so I postponed the library trip to tomorrow/next time I play.

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Arnold: Now, Sammy, today is the day where you learn about the secrets of being a fairy.

Samarium: C’mon, Dad, I just wanna go home… : (

Paparazzi Off Screen: :O Barium Mendeleev is sleeping on the ground in front of town hall? I bet we can start a rumor that he lost his house by sundown!

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Europium found his bed without me telling him which one it was, so I think he’s proven his competence as a sim that attends to his own needs. Hopefully.


Self Wetting : 15 -125
Fires: 4 -20
Electrocutions: 3 -15
Passing Out : 35 -175
Failing School : 0
Accidental Deaths : (0)
Social Worker Visit : (0)
Game breakiness that’s my own fault : 2

Every Birth : 14 +70
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 = 125

Mother’s Day

In honor of both our recent four-year anniversary, and Mother’s Day, we have a special guest commentator who will be working with me for this post. The ‘mother’ of this entire family, Ellie! Say hello, Ellie.

Ellie: … there’s no one here.

They will be after this is posted.

Ellie: Ah. Hello.

Ellie will be in italics so I don’t have to write her name every time. : P

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Everyone in the household seems to be lining up for our newest heir, Europium.

I’m glad he won; he’s got an interesting face.

Are you saying a descendant of mine is ugly?

What, no?

That’s what it means when you say ‘interesting’.

That’s not what I… moving on.

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I thought we might do something we haven’t done in a while: toddler training!

Cerium: Can you say ‘quill and ink’?

Samarium: … when would I ever need to say that at this day and age?

Samarium is unimpressed.

Maybe she should try teaching them with SCIENCE!

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Why are they gazing into each other’s eyes like saps while the child destined to continue my family line sits crying a few feet away?

And you were the perfect parent, Ellie?

Of course! All of my parenting techniques were scientifically sound!

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There was some sort of field trip at school, and Andromeda stole the seat on the bus meant for Promethium.

Neo: Don’t worry, I’ve got an eye on her. She won’t run away.

You two aren’t even possibilities for TH anymore.

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Cerium: Say… microscope!

Samarium: MIKWOSOPE!

Finally, a word!

I TOLD you science would work!

Now to check on some of the other family members…

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Wren is out with the cowplant.

Wren: Now that my parents are in another town and can’t whisk me away from this madness, I guess this is the next best thing…

No, Wren! Whoever you’re planning to kill with that thing, it’s not the answer!

Wren: … kill? No, I just like talking with him. Mangle really gets me.

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The guys are… doing this.

Arnold: So I thought we could go fishing sometime. Have a guys’ day. Do you want to go fishing?

Barium: I’m ignoring you. Please stop blocking the television.

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Neo’s being good and doing her science homework.

I’m so proud.

Promethium: I can do a good job taking care of the babies, too! I’ll be great friends with Europium, and then when he’s head of the family he’ll let me be the cool uncle living in the basement.

Europium: *snort* Dream on.

… so does anyone remember how I said that our family specializes in fails that don’t count as official fails in the ISBI rules?


You weren’t there. Anyway, yet more proof that the family excels in getting ‘creative’ with fails:

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Er… Promethium? What are you doing on the computer?

He’s a technophobe, right?

Right. A technophobe that willingly got on the computer.

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Arnold: What do you think you’re doing, young man?

Wha… why is he getting in trouble?

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And then:

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Promethium: Er… hey, Uncle Barium.

Barium: You do realize I was sitting here the whole time watching you set a booby trap, right?

Promethium: Er…

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Barium: Go take a time out!

Promethium: I’m like sixteen!

Europium: This is gettin’ good. 😀

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Promethium: When can I leave?

Barium: When my show’s over.

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… wha–

Give it a second.

I REFUSE to have such unscientific phenomena featured in my legacy! Remove it.

You weren’t going on about the fairies.

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I wasn’t thinking about it, but that goes for the ‘fairies,’ too. It would be impossible for wings of that size to lift a human being of that mass. What, they shrink? They would just become incredibly dense…

While Ellie is ranting, I’d like to point out this is a second time-out. He tried to pull a prank right in front of Barium a second time.

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I remembered to fix Cerium’s hair.

Cerium: *sob* It’s just… so beautiful. I forgot what it was like to have ears that weren’t cold!

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Rocking out in the bedroom.

… that sounded worse than I intended.


Don’t you get started on the fairies again.

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Oh, you thought the Fail Saga had ended? You overestimate my sims.

Promethium: Finally, while he’s entranced by the evils of the Satanic device known as ‘technology!’

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Barium: Oh, for the love of–

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… that’s not even a punishment! Promethium HATES technology!

Promethium: Yes! Now I can tell my teacher I couldn’t do the online assignment because I can’t use the computer at home!

… is that what this was all about?

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… are you still on that?

Promethium: If you fall off a horse nine times, you should always get on the horse ten times.

If chemicals explode in your face nine times, you should stop before you lose your eyebrows permanently. And probably get to a hospital.

That is… sound advice, Ellie.

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Testing out fairy magic for SCIENCE!

… I feel conflicted.

Since the ‘bored to death’ pass out doesn’t count for a fail, I’m guessing ‘put to sleep by fairy curse’ doesn’t count either.

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Wren: I can’t get me a midnight snack.

She was more concerned with getting food than doing the ‘it’s a ghost’ reaction, which made me like her more. : )

Well, it’s time for a birthday, and…

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Putting drugs in a small child’s birthday cake for SCIENCE!


Note: Don’t actually give children drugs for an experiment unless they’re, like, beneficial drugs and also you’re a professional and also everyone’s consented to being part of the trial. But birthday cake still isn’t the best way to administer those drugs.

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Is there… smoke coming out of the top now?

*furiously taking notes*

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All the adults came down to celebrate!

Not like anyone has a choice. The call of the birthday cake, it is like a siren’s song.

Why is that?

The birthday candles emit sim-attracting pheromones when lit. Very powerful.

That explains so much.

Would you like to read my thesis?

… no.

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Barium: … so when we get a new house, I was thinking ‘arcade’.

Samarium: Hello? Just gained the ability to walk, feed myself, and go up and down stairs? Anyone paying attention?

Barium: Not my kid. Anyway, for games we could have…

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This is what Barium (and presumably the other adults) got from eating tainted cake.

Presumably? You didn’t CHECK?

I was focused more on getting Samarium situated as a child.

You make a very poor scientist, I hope you know.

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Samarium got no moodlet from the herbs, but I’ve never seen a child play with a doll practically under a table (that I remember) so that counts for something.


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Being excitable and absent-minded, I thought Sam wouldn’t want to take too much time doing her hair, so she got a short cut. (The other trait is friendly, which she had as a toddler.)

Next time, Europium and probably the teens will be aging up. And I think we might have a historic first in the Mendeleev legacy. : D


Self Wetting : 14 -120
Fires: 4 -20
Electrocutions: 3 -15
Passing Out : 34 -170
Failing School : 0
Accidental Deaths : (0)
Social Worker Visit : (0)
Game breakiness that’s my own fault : 2

Every Birth : 14 +70
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

Four Years of Mendeleevs

Hello, dear readers! Today’s post is not an ordinary post! It’s the four-year anniversary of the Mendeleevs. We’ll probably do something huge for our five-year anniversary, but I thought it would still be nice to have a little treat for this one as well. : )


Announcer: Welcome back to Looking at Legacies, the only show where we invite legacy founders to talk about their experiences, their lives, and, of course, their legacies! Here’s your host… Saaaaabrina!!

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Sabrina: Thank you, nameless announcer voice. We have a very special guest today here at LAL, someone who is near and dear to my heart.

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Sabrina: Ellie Mendeleev.

Ellie: Why, thank you. You’re too kind.

Sabrina: Not really. I could have let that thing with Zhan and Mulan slide as a glitch rather than ruining your marriage for a bit…

Ellie: I meant that rhetorically. Do you have any questions for me? I have science I could be doing.

Sabrina: Er…

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Sabrina: Well, first of all, what is the significance of gardening?

Ellie: … that’s your question? Generations of sims spanning four years–ages in sim-time–and more than sixty descendents, and you want to know about gardening?

Sabrina: … I’m servant to the whims of the speech bubbles popping over my head.

Sabrina: For any newer viewers, ‘gardening’ was once the go-to euphemism for Mendeleevs about to do the down ‘n’ dirty.

Ellie: Just put my woohoo life out there for anyone to see, why don’t you?

Sabrina: It’s been out there for about four years now, Ellie.

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Ellie: Well, it’s really no big surprise. When you do something a lot and enjoy it, that hobby or interest is going to work its way into your naughty talk at least once, in my experience. And for me it was gardening or science. Gardening just sort of stuck; it’s already very connected to reproduction with seeds and pollen. We tried science, but talking about animal testing and bacteria cultures was just sad. Depressing and sad.

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Sabrina: On to more serious questions, Ellie. Your family has spanned generations and more than half of the periodic table. Did you ever expect it to go this far? And what is in store for your family in the future?

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Ellie: To be honest, I didn’t think we’d get as far as we have. I thought we might reach a few generations and fade away… but that hasn’t happened, and I’m honored to be part of something so large. As for the future… whatever happens, it’ll be very scientific. I can’t vote on the heir poll, since I’m a bunch of pixels and also technically dead, but I think we’ll be in good hands.

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Sabrina: Now, Ellie, I’ve always wondered what the legacy experience was like for the sims. Do you mind sharing your favorite and least favorite things that have happened in this legacy?

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Ellie: Well, for favorite, the birth of my children and grandchildren and so on, of course, although that’s the obvious answer. I’d have to say having Death come into the family was a very positive step for the Mendeleev legacy. The afterlife has become so much more pleasant.

Sabrina: One of our earlier heiresses, Nitrogen, had two children by Death: Sodium and Magnesium. After this, Death began taking a personal interest in the well-being of the Mendeleev family, and usually makes sure to say ‘hi’ before going back to the Netherworld.

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Ellie: As for worst, that would be Zhan’s betrayal, or dying before being able to meet my great-grandchild.

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Sabrina: What do you think about the houses that we’ve had since your death? Do you think that the house we’re currently in should be replaced by a custom build?

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Ellie: Our family has had some great-looking houses, and then some horrible ones that were built for convenience. I think the best, in my opinion, was the house we had under Sodium’s reign as heiress, before Pets crashed everything. I think you liked that one too, right?

Sabrina: You are correct. The beach one was also a cool build.

Ellie: I’m glad we finally got that periodic table house, though. And I think we ought to keep the tradition of having houses custom-tailored to our legacy needs, even though the house you have the family in now is pretty nice.

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Sabrina: Well, Ellie, I think that’s about the time we have for today. It was an honor to have you on the show.

Ellie: It was great to be here.

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Sabrina: One more thing, though, would you ever think of writing a–

Ellie: Hold on, there’s a hot llama man outside.

Ellie: You were saying?

Sabrina: Never mind. I have one more quick question.

Ellie: Yes?

Sabrina: … hugs?

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Best legacy founder is best. : 3

Sabrina: Anything you want to say to the folks at home, Ellie?

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Ellie: Follow your dreams! For SCIENCE! 😀

Heir Poll Time!

Boy, am I not jealous of you guys this generation. All of these kids are gorgeous!

But this heir poll isn’t about showing off the kids, it’s about showing off my skills attempts at working a new art program thing.

Nah, it’s totally about the kids.

Neo Promethium Samarium Europium

So pick your favorite! Tell your family, tell your friends… tell your friends’ family and your family’s friends… seriously, though I don’t think I ever would have thought I would actually succeed to getting to element number 60 (what-what!) and beyond when I started this… four years ago almost exactly!

I’d like to take this time (if you’re still reading this) to thank everyone who has been reading my ramblings about the sim family with the most predictable name scheme ever. It’s great and I love hearing when I make someone laugh or seeing that someone liked what I wrote enough to click the little follow button. It’s been a great ride and, as I just noticed just now… we’re closer to the finish line than we are to the starting point now.

With these two big milestones that I’ve just noticed (wow, I’m oblivious) I think I’m going to try to get something special out for our four-year anniversary, so long as all my homework stuff is done. : )