Mother of the Year

Look! I’m back and it hasn’t been forever! Last time, Terbium had twins, so we have three babbins in the house and we’ve finished off the lanthanides.

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… why are you an angler if you’re so disgusted by all of the fish you catch?

Terbium: Something about polluting the waters and leading a radioactive fish army, remember?

I really don’t.

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Erbium’s grades aren’t great so they’re in timeout right now.

Erbium: If mom thinks that I really care about standing in a corner for ten minutes, I’m not going to say anything. It beats being grounded.

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Europium got old last time, too.

You can barely tell.

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I just thought this was really pretty.

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Thulium: I’m HUNGRYYYYYY.

Erbium: Yeah? And I didn’t want to be woken up at two in the morning. We all have our crosses to bear.

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Erbium: I’ll take care of you first because you didn’t piss me off.

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Alberto: … I don’t remember having any more kids with Terbium…

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FAIL.

Thulium: I’m not hungry anymore but now I’m STINKY.

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I was getting set up for Terbium to marry Mick but then I realized that they weren’t even engaged. Oops. Time to fix that.

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Terbium got in trouble for having a baby out of wedlock because I apparently installed the Sims 3 Puritan Life EP without noticing. She has the option to dispel the rumors. To the guy who fathered the kids.

How would that go.

“Hey honey you remember the babies we had? Well they’re not real. Figments of your imagination.”

Anyway, Mick was super tired but I had Terbium persist because his face was frozen and

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this is the best decision I’ve ever made.

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Mick: This ring sucks.

Terbium: Do you want  to drown in a pool?

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I was straight up laughing out loud.

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Terbium: Luv you.

Mick: *tries to hold in a fart*

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Mick: *unimpressed*

Since they just got engaged and it’s now late, I decided to do the wedding the next day and hopefully combine it with Family Outing Time. So Terbium’s going fishing.

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…and bringing the toddler, apparently.

Terbium: You never said I couldn’t.

Why not use the motive mobile so you don’t have to worry about the kid’s needs? *tells Terbium to get out, CLICKS ON THE MOTIVE MOBILE, and gives command to go to the lot*

Terbium: *gets back into limo*

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Terbium: I’m just gonna… put the kid down here.

Terbium why can’t you listen to me and WHY DID YOU TAKE THE LONG WAY.

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The beach is where I wanted her to go, and she could have taken the roade almost right there. But she decided to hop out like four miles from the beach and walk. Note that where they are in this picture is not where they started out, but where they ended up after like an hour of walking or something.

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Thulium aged up and I used my one action to give her some food because poor thing was starving.

Terbium: I’m just going to fish here then.

Terbium, just… go home. Your child is exhausted.

Terbium: Fine.

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Good. You took the Motive Mobile. Is Thulium with you?

Terbium: Er…

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This poor child.

Thulium: Where the fuck did that woman go?

Thulium aged up as inappropriate because she had a rocky upbringing. I don’t blame her.

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Thulium: Mom I made it home. On my bike, pedaling for miles, in the dark. You’re lucky as fuck that I didn’t get murdered by clowns.

Terbium: That’s nice, dear. I’m going to take care of your sister… somewhere else. Somewhere you’re not. Bye now.

Thulium: Cool. You’re gonna be a mother now. Great. Fine. Peachy.

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Then she passed out, earning us another FAIL, but I’m not even upset with her. Honestly it’s Terbium’s fault, so…

SCORE:

Self Wetting : 17 -135
Fires: 5 -25
Electrocutions: 3 -15
Passing Out : 43 -215
Failing School : 0
Accidental Deaths : (0) (Alberto was not accidental)
Social Worker Visit : (0)
Game breakiness that’s my own fault : 2

Every Birth : 16 +80
Twins : (8) +80
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 = 110

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So Close I Can Taste It

Pay no mind to how much time passed between last chapter and this one. I”m not even going to look and see how long I put this off.

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I didn’t feel like building a house so I grabbed one from Mod the Sims. This is Little Worsley Hall by Fergus’ Mind.

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I had to get rid of some stuff to afford it, so the purely decorative stuff was the first to go. Like half of the lovely landscaping just got scrapped.

I actually love this house though and the interior that I did keep is pretty nice.

The only thing I don’t like is the windows on top that clip through the roof. Limitation of the medium.

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Terbium’s skill is going up again, which is really all that matters. I settled the family in Bridgeport, where there are plenty of people who aren’t related to the Mendeleevs. Until the population bottlenecks again.

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Europium’s first order of business was to read in the very nice study. I think I got rid of a lot of the things in this room but it still looks good.

Europium: I almost tripped and broke my nose. You can’t see anything.

My computer doesn’t handle low lighting well. ;_; I can’t watch people play horror games because the screen is just legitimately pitch black.

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June: Isn’t this a lovely house?

Erbium: …I feel like we stepped back in time. Where’s the television?

I’ll get on that as soon as we’ve got some money to spare.

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Thulium’s settled and will probably not even remember the old house.

Thulium: You see one ceiling and you’ve seen them all.

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I found some paintings that ancestors had painted in Europium’s inventory and decorated a bit.

Europium: Could have used that to buy a television. Or any form of entertainment.

We’re not selling your dead great-whatever-grandmother’s paintings so you can watch Bob’s Burgers. Stream it on your phone or something.

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I think Terbium got an opportunity to drink at a bar or something. That might be why I sent her.

Terbium: Either way, it got me the opportunity to scope out the town’s men.

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This is Mick Situp. I only remember because his name is a pun. Poor thing.

Terbium: Wow, I thought my name was bad.

Mick: Please marry me and save me from this hell.

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The baby is starving and no one is coming to help.

Thulium: This is fine.

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Gotta love loopholes.

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Europium was awake, but he was downstairs and I didn’t have a convenient way to interrupt what he was doing.

Europium: I was making food for the baby.

That’s not what babies eat.

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Terbium: Yup. Baby’s still here. Still safe. I’m a good mom.

Thulium: Who the hell are you???

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We’re romancing Mick because he’s the best option right now and also I pity him.

Terbium: I just wanna be perfectly clear that that’s not my child. They’re my annoying younger sibling. I’m not that old.

Mick: Honestly I wouldn’t even care. My name is that horrible.

Romance.

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Thulium grew up and is precious I love I love I love.

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Terbium, you wanna be there for your daughter? Support her?

Terbium: I am supporting her…

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Terbium: …I’m making her a younger sibling to play with!

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They did it like three times or something.

Mick: Exhausting, but worth it.

Terbium: I have to be sure that I have another kid. In case what’s-her-diaper gets abducted by vampires or something.

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I COMPLETELY FORGOT ABOUT THE STRIDE OF PRIDE.

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Arnold: :O Terbium? My one and only love? My faithful chickadee? Were you waiting for me? Who was that man I just saw coming down the hall?

Terbium: I was just, um… making sure he didn’t hurt our daughter.

Arnold: OUR DAUGHTER???

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He spent the whole night sleeping beside Thulium and STABBING MY HEART.

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Stop being so cute. Stop that.

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Mick got added to the family I guess. He’s already screwing up.

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I guess they’re gonna get married or something.

I dunno.

Why did I take this picture.

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Terbium’s famous and people ask for her autograph and stuff constantly in Bridgeport. I guess because it’s the town that is ‘supposed’ to have all this celebrity stuff?

Woman: Omigod you’re from that legacy family that’s trying to complete the entire periodic table. I’m your biggest fan.

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Speaking of filling out that periodic table, Ytterbium is on the way.

Terbium: Another kid stealing my name.

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I like Mick. He feeds the fish.

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Erbium went to a friend’s house and slept in just. The worst place.

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Europium: Why were you staying out so late??

Erbium: I dunno! Maybe I was tired of being stuck in the house all the time because we haven’t been doing family outings lately?

Shit I think I forgot about those.

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Terbium: It’s okay, Erbs. I’m letting you off the hook.

Erbium: … why would you let me off the hook?

Terbium: Because I like you. Kinda. Also because I’m the only person that can let you off the hook. I don’t think it’s an autonomous action. Anyway, if you tell anyone I did this then you’ll end up in the bottom of a swimming pool like Arnold.

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Europium got old.

Thulium: … is this what the future holds for me?

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Mick: Hey, Thules! I’m your new daddy.

Thulium: Again… who the HELL are YOU???

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Baby’s coming!

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Here’s baby Ytterbium!

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And Lutetium! With that, we’ve finished off the Lanthanides.

I… don’t think I even thought I’d get this far when I started out with Ellie. I wanna thank everyone who’s been sticking around with this family all this time. You’re all great. Seriously.
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Also we’re pretty freaking close to getting all the fishes we need. I think more than halfway there. I can TASTE the finishing up this LTW. Finishing the periodic table doesn’t seem like such a daunting thing, either.

Also I think if I’m doing my math right… this generation being born is generation 10 of the ISBI? I’ll be looking into some other legacy styles I wanna do.

SCORE:

Self Wetting : 17 -135
Fires: 5 -25
Electrocutions: 3 -15
Passing Out : 41 -205
Failing School : 0
Accidental Deaths : (0) (Alberto was not accidental)
Social Worker Visit : (0)
Game breakiness that’s my own fault : 2

Every Birth : 16 +80
Twins : (8) +80
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 = 120