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!!
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.
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: 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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
Ellie: As for worst, that would be Zhan’s betrayal, or dying before being able to meet my great-grandchild.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Sabrina: … hugs?
Best legacy founder is best. : 3
Sabrina: Anything you want to say to the folks at home, Ellie?
Ellie: Follow your dreams! For SCIENCE! 😀