Fairy Conspiracy

We’re so close, guys. ;_;

I’ll be honest I was kind of hoping when I opened the game to have some uneventful days that I could kind of speed through so I could get things wrapped up this chapter. I’m excited for a new legacy chapter and new challenge and new generation and controlling the whole house again.

But when have things ever been uneventful here.

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Terbium: Thules, did you break the laptop while randomly swinging a pillow through the house?

Thulium: No! And it’s not random, I’m trying to get Riley to leave the house. : /

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Saturday was our outing, so everyone went to a movie.

They saw the thing about sharks on land and everyone loved it but Erbium.

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Also Holly Alto and Tori Kimura are apparently dating.

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Thulium: My favorite part of the movie was escaping the infinite void of the theater.

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Ytterbium went out in the dumpsters after the movie. So I guess the cleancore thing is over now.

Ytterbium: The new aesthetic is upcycling.

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And Lutetium went to the back of the theater to eat a nice, healthy asphalt mushroom.

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My favorite part is that she holds it like a friggin’ cigarette.

Then a bunch of them went home and I sent the people who hadn’t left the group to the pool.

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Erbium: Dammit, Lu. Your ‘haunted shitstain’ story is not scary, no matter how many times you tell it.

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June: Oh dear. Now I can’t confess to Terbium about my affair with her husband. : I

I honestly was expecting Europium would go first.

And wasn’t really expecting anyone to die between now and the end of the ISBI. o_o

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Death: June Mende– shit I broke my scythe.

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June: *laughs*

Death: Please this is serious.

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June: Please, Death! I can’t die while the TV is still broken!

Death: That is… by far the worst excuse I’ve ever heard. Get in the damn urn.

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Europium: Shit, I just sensed that my wife died across town. ;_;

Terbium: Really? I don’t feel anything.

Darlene: Wow, this is awkward. ._.

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Europium: To reunite with my wife, I’ll set fire to our house and bring this whole family down in a blaze of glory…

Terbium: Like hell you are.

Europium: … should not have said that out loud.

Europium was so upset that he stayed at the pool while most everyone else went home, so I went back and checked on him later.

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Only to find this.

Europium: Haven’t enough people died? ;_;

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Death: Busy night.

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Poolparazzi: The Mendeleevs were spotted at the pool late last night…

Mick: … shouldn’t you be writing about the girl who just drowned?

Poolparazzi: …and Mick Mendeleev, neé Situp, was dressed very nicely in…

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Death: Darlene Bunch… your life is unfortunate and makes me lol. You get to live.

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Darlene: … why can’t I rest. ;_;

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Poolparazzi: Hm… this is good… but not as good as the Mendeleev pool.

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Europium is apparently trying to reunite with his wife.

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Terbium: First of all, Milton, you’re poolparazzi. The only reason I haven’t drowned you is because it’d be too much effort to get you into the house, into the pool, and then put a fence around said pool with you in it. Second of all, you wrote a fashion piece about my husband while a girl was dying and being resurrected by Death himself right next to you. You’re a shit reporter. So no, I won’t date you.

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These are the faces that Thulium makes when she sees Riley.

… it’s not even that they have a low relationship. But she does not like Riley.

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Lutetium’s been playing on the piano and she’s actually getting pretty skilled.

Europium: We have some great kids in this family.

Mick: Yeah…

Terbium: I’m gonna pour ladybugs down the back of her shirt when she’s done.

Terbium… you’re in a bikini… where are you keeping the ladybugs…

I took her to the gym to save Lutetium. And also because Terbium’s agent wanted her to work out or something.

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Agnes: *immediately pulls Terbium off of the treadmill for an autograph*

Judy: *swoops in to steal treadmill*

What kind of fairy conspiracy.

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Judy couldn’t get changed into athletic clothes fast enough, though, so we stole the treadmill right back.

Judy: Well, it was worth a shot.

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While waiting for the girls to show up for school I got distracted by the person (?) in that corner over there.

And then checked back to see that all but one of the teens had decided to skip school.
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…and Lutetium had decided to run to the field trip at the theater rather than taking the bus.

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Wait… but.

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She’s not there?

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… no you didn’t???

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Thulium: Quick, Ytterbium! We can’t miss our field trip!

It’s already over????

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After (probably) finding no one at the theater, they returned home for Thulium’s birthday.

Thulium: I’m an adult now! Yay!

Ytterbium: … you do realize they scheduled prom to be tomorrow, right? So you can’t go?

Thulium: … well shit.

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Thulium’s final trait is supernatural skeptic.

Thulium: So shut the fuck up, Riley. I don’t believe in you anymore.

Riley’s birthday borked the game so I won’t have pictures of Thulium’s makeover until next chapter. Which will also include prom, and possibly the end of an era??

Thanks for stopping by!

SCORE:

Self Wetting : 18 -140
Fires: 5 -25
Electrocutions: 3 -15
Passing Out : 46 -230
Failing School : … shoot probably a lot actually ;_;
Accidental Deaths : (0)
Social Worker Visit : (0)
Game breakiness that’s my own fault : 2

Every Birth : 16 +80
Twins : (8) +80
Triplets : (1) +20
Fulfilling LTWs : 7 +280
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 = 130 minus something

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Poolparazzi

Hello hello hello.

It’s time for another healthy dose of the Mendeleevs.

But probably don’t ingest any of the elements that are currently in this legacy because I’m not an actual science person but Wikipedia seems to agree that eating Thulium is a no-no.

Also don’t eat my sims.

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Europium: Have you ever considered dressing in a manner more appropriate for a family of our rank and history?

Lutetium: I’m mostly wondering why we have a piano room with no ceiling.

I don’t know but probably if it rained you could make a kickass music video for some sad moody song. If rain were possible. Which it’s not.

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Lutetium: See, Thulium? We can shun other people in the family besides you.

Thulium: … this feels so liberating?

Ytterbium: Whatever. I don’t care if you won’t let me sit with you. : I I have tons of people who love me on Tumblr and we all reblog the same five pictures of lip gloss from one another.

That’s how aesthetic tumblr works right.

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Speaking of aesthetics, I wanted to show off Lutetium’s clothes.

Lutetium: Now I’m shunning both of them. Take that.

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Somehow she ends up as the last one in the building. : /

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Ytterbium: I don’t understand my science homework at all. : I Seasons? Precipitation? Everyone knows those don’t exist.

Not since… at least ten generations ago, I’m pretty sure.

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WOMP.

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Terbium: Hello, my dear daughter. I’ve come to be motherly and complain about art to you, because I’m a good mom.

Ytterbium: … first off, you’re talking to the wrong person. I have, like, ten aesthetic blogs.

I thought it was five.

Ytterbium: Ten now. Second, you kinda just barged in on me in the bathroom when I was going to take a shower and then take some pictures for my cleancore blog.

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Terbium: Oh, so you like ART? That makes you a dummy poo-poo head!

I friggin’ hate that this interaction is autonomous.

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So I sent Terbium to play piano and get out of everyone’s hair.

For some reason people gathered to listen to her horrible not-even-level-one playing.

Ytterbium: Oh, no. I just came to let mom know that I broke the shower while I was taking pictures for my blog. It was… an intense photo shoot.

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Cleancore.

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Erbium continues to try and kill everyone. The downstairs fridge now induces route fails for no good reason.

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And someone found the bar.

Europium: I feel like… I’m being true to my heritage.

And then he drank another, like a true Mendeleev.

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Terbium: I’m a bit confused about why we’re not best friends yet. I mean, I’m best friends with both of your sisters. What am I supposed to do.

Lutetium: I’m a bit confused about why you walk around the house like that. And why we let Erbium stay when they are trying to kill us all.

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Lutetium: Maybe we can go to the movies or something? Have a family outing where the paparazzi won’t show up. That’d be nice.

Also apparently hard to make happen because the game is a butt.

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Lutetium: Well, bus is here. Time to clean all the dishes on the lot.

Quit stalling and get on the bus.

Lutetium: … stalling? I just want our dishes to be clean.

Cleancore.

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I don’t know why she was stalling, because they went on a field trip like immediately.

Ytterbium: Shit, they don’t feed us on field trips. : I
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Once again, Thulium gets left out.

It’s probably her own fault though.

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Since Thulium’s dream was to start a legacy with her imaginary friend, Riley, I decided to let Riley out.

Riley: So I was thinking firecracker shrimp at the wedding?

Thulium: … you’re like elementary school age and this is really awkward.

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Also awkward is Lutetium’s athletic outfit because I never pay attention to that when doing clothes.

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Enjoy this aesthetically pleasing shot of Ytterbium with alcohol she can’t legally drink. It will probably go up on at least one of her blogs.

Ytterbium: And I’m still totally gonna drink this alcohol.

Naturally.

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Riley: Thuuuuuuliummmmm! I’m older now!

Moon: *is big*

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I found Terbium and Mick dancing.

Terbium was more focused on what book she wanted to read next.

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And then birthday but Mick looks the same so whatever.

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Europium is also not a good pianist.

Europium: I feel some unspeakable presence in this room.

Riley: *heavy breathing*

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Oh wait I did take a picture.

Terbium: I blow in your armpit for good luck!

And then…

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Mick: June, I love… the view from this room.

Europium: *stare*

Terbium: *staaare*

However, they both failed their insight checks so everything’s status quo.

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The next day, Ytterbium skipped school and… no one seemed to care.

She wasn’t scolded or anything.

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Also this kid is definitely dead. Maybe locked away in that mine shaft on the edge of the map.

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Terbium: … fuck. I used ‘invite everyone inside’ and now the poolparazzi are going to contaminate our water.

Random dude on the phone: Um… so did you want to go on that date?

Terbium: Please take me away from this hellscape.

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I mostly agreed because I wanted to see who Scotty was.

Terbium: I mean… a little bland, but not bad.

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Terbium: …and we’re done here.

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Riley: Thuliummmmm. We need to discuss how many babies we’re gonna have!

Thulium: I never thought I’d say this but… LEAVE ME ALONE.

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This was found in the family inventory and I’m just pretending it never existed. Hopefully it won’t destroy everything.

And then the kids were just… invited over to other people’s houses like constantly for a bit.

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Thulium goes to sleep in Bella’s bed and then… again, no one cares. I thought for sure there would be a message about guests behaving inappropriately.

I think it has to do with the inappropriate trait that she can sleep in strangers beds?

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The police certainly care.

Thulium: I’m just strolling casually home…

Cop: No you are not.

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Thulium: If I stand in the corner, maybe they’ll ignore me like they did for the first twelve years of my life.

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Terbium: Thulium Mendeleev! You should know not to stay out this late! You know that if we open the gates after midnight, the poolparazzi will try to barge in. They got in once and now they’re like animals that tasted blood and can’t get enough. But instead of blood it’s chlorinated water.

Ytterbium: … if I stand here in the corner they’ll ignore me.

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Mick: Ytterbium, you know that the poolparazzi come out this late at night. You could have been seriously injured.

Terbium: It’s okay, I’m going to try diplomacy.

Mick: … and now your mother is going out to talk to their leader. If he kills and eats her it’s your fault.

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Terbium: Seriously. What the fuck.

Poolparazzi: Legend says that when the stars are right, the gates shall open and deliver us unto a promised land…

Terbium: Get the hell out of here or I will let you into our pool, and you will not be coming out. Unless you’re like, a ghost.

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…faithful. Yeah. Okay.
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Terbium: … seriously?

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Erbium: Could you not watch TV when I’m sleeping?

Terbium: There are plenty of places to sleep where you can’t hear the TV, so could you not sleep in front of the fridge?

Erbium: If you want me to sleep somewhere else, then tell me who stole my clothes when I was in the hot tub.

Terbium: THAT WAS YEARS AGO, YOU TURD.

SCORE:

Self Wetting : 18 -140
Fires: 5 -25
Electrocutions: 3 -15
Passing Out : 46 -230
Failing School : … shoot probably a lot actually ;_;
Accidental Deaths : (0)
Social Worker Visit : (0)
Game breakiness that’s my own fault : 2

Every Birth : 16 +80
Twins : (8) +80
Triplets : (1) +20
Fulfilling LTWs : 7 +280
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 = 130 minus something

Stuff Happens IDK

My goal is to be on the new generation for the new year, so let’s get cracking!

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Thulium: I saw you and grandma.

Mick: … are you going to tell your mother? : I

Thulium: This is an ISBI, so I don’t think I can. : /

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Erbium is still trying to kill everyone by sleeping in front of the fridge.

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So I threw a mini fridge downstairs because everyone was miserable.

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I remembered the family outing! Yay!

Dude guy:  OMIGOD LUTETIUM MENDELEEV.

Lutetium: Y’know, this is why we try not to go out to public places.

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Terbium: No, I’m not going to catch fish for you. I’m with my family… what do you mean ‘since when do you put your family before fishing.’ I’ve always been an excellent mom.

Ytterbium: When she gets off the phone she’s gonna scare me I just know it. O_O

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Erbium’s a party pooper.

Or maybe he’s going to go booby trap the fridge.

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Terbium went to talk to her mom, but they talked about the new house and stuff rather than, you know, drama.

A DITPT will be fun because I’ll be able to artificially inject drama for my own amusement.

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This? This is not drama.

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Terbium: I talked to your gramma like you told me. Was I supposed to get something from that?

Thulium: Forget it, mom. You can be oblivious if you want.

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Terbium: Hey, let’s… turn that frown upside down…

Thulium: Oh god…

Terbium: … and finish learning how to drive?

Thulium: … sure?

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I forgot that the game would try to make everyone else follow Terbium, and so the Mendeleevs were scattered to the winds.

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Erbium: And this is why you leave the family outings early.

Lutetium: And because paparazzi.

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Europium: Well, I can’t follow the Motive Mobile even with Thulium’s shitty driving, so I’ll stream some videos in the middle of the street.

You’re not even holding the phone right.

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Thulium: D: Mom, I think I just hit a woman flying on a broom?

Terbium: Don’t worry. There were no witnesses and blood just slicks right off the Motive Mobile’s glossy finish. She has no evidence.

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Thulium learned to drive and then they were eaten by a small star.

Or a paparazzi taking a flash photo two inches from their faces.

And where was Mick the whole time?

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can’t make any drama happen, but these aren’t doing anything to hide it.

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We interrupt this adultery for some birthdays.

Ytterbium: Yay!

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Lutetium, if you stay a kid I swear…

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Cute! She got. A trait. If you want to know her traits you can just scroll down.

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These kids are too gorgeous.

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I went back for a quick checkup of the other family members and…

I’m just going to pretend I don’t see these two because there’s not really anything I can do about it.

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Europium: I thought an apple a day was supposed to keep the doctor away.

Time for an heir poll!

This poll will be deciding who will be the ‘founder’ of the next leg of our legacy, which should finish up the periodic table, which is… honestly something I never actually thought I would accomplish.

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Thulium is an inappropriate bookwoorm who is both excitable and friendly… although you really wouldn’t know it. Since she’s been kind of… ignored… during her childhood. She dreams to start her own legacy with her Imaginary Friend whose name is probably something inane.

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Lutetium is a disciplined athlete and a virtuoso. She’s recently developed an uncontrollable urge to steal shit. Almost attained immortality by simply refusing to stop wearing diapers.

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Ytterbium is an excitable athlete with good luck on her side, although she can find it hard to get a good night’s sleep. She has kickass hair as long as she’s not standing in front of a window. Runs like five aesthetic blogs.

Bodies Bared; Secrets Bared

Welcome back new chapter all that jazz.

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Europium: … wanna go make love in the pool?

June: You know it.

No pls that pool is for swimming and splashing and wholesome good family fun times and possibly murder.

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I appreciate that Lutetium is putting all the dirty dishes in the dishwasher.

I appreciate it less that she chose to do so while about to pass out.

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Wait… Ytterbium. Where are you?

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Molly: Yes! A legacy child in our house! Just breathe in that player-household smell, Sandi! We’re relevant!

Sandi: OMIGOD MOM UGH!

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Ytterbium: … are you starstruck by my family too?

Abraham: Your mom signed a thing for me so now I know we’re meant to be together. ;_;

Ytterbium: … I’m opening the gate to go inside, and if you follow me I will pepper spray you.

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Apparently the driveway is the hot place to be right now.

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And then everyone was asleep and I didn’t know what to do.

We have this statue tho that’s cool.

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Apparently morning bikini women is just a fact of life here.

Abraham: Yeah, I spent all night here. Didn’t sleep a wink.

Pillar: You left the walls down. : )

WELL FUCK U TOO BUDDY

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Thulium: I’m even scorned by my younger sisters now. Great. ;_;

Ytterbium: You can… um… come sit closer to the front, you know.

Thulium: Forced to sit back here, alone. ;_;

Ytterbium: We’d really prefer it if you sat next to us so we could talk and it’d be less awkward. : I

Thulium: They hate me. ;_;

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Bikini Paparazzi: Since we can’t get to the pool inside, I made my own! 8D

Abraham: Ooh, maybe we could catch fish in it, too!

Bikini: :O If we could catch fish, we could have food to sustain ourselves! AND NEVER NEED TO LEAVE!!!

Papergirl: … I’m just gonna put this here… and walk away.

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Terbium: Now that my LTW is done, what better way to connect with my daughters than to work at their school? 😀 They’ll love it!

I don’t think–

Terbium: THEY’LL LOVE IT! 8D

After her first day, Terbium went over to the Goth house to suck up to her boss, Cornelia.

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… this will not be helping Terbium’s relationship with her boss.

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Europium: So… are you Thulium’s boyfriend?

Michael: I’ve honestly never spoken to her in my life.

Europium: … well then. Um. Do  you like this show?

Michael: … it’s alright.

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Terbium: So, what do you think about burgers, kid? That’s what kids like, right? Burgers? Ones that come with cheap toys or something? Should I get you fast food or something? Is that how parenting works?

Ytterbium: Mom I am very hungry. Please let me get breakfast.

Ytterbium’s hair: *is eaten by a window*

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Thulium had a field trip.

Thulium: … sigh.

Lisa: … I invited you to sit with me and you completely ignored me.

Thulium: SIGHHH.

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Thulium: Siiii… -gn me the fuck up that is some GOOD shit!

Maybe now she’ll have a nicer outlook on life.

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Thulium: AAAH IM STARVING BECAUSE THEY DON’T FEED US AT THESE THINGS AND A TAXI REAR-ENDED OUR RIDE HOME.

Or not.

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She made it back home okay and I used my free command to have her call VJ.

Terbium: Thulium–

Thulium: Mom shut up I’m calling the hottest guy in–HI VJ! 😀

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Terbium: Thulium–

Thulium: Mom shut up I’m doing homework.

Terbium: … Thulium, you are grounded from homework until you come talk to me.

Thulium: Mom what the fuck.

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Terbium: … wanna learn how to drive in the Motive Mobile?

Thulium: … okay that is ten times cooler than doing homework.

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Thulium: Can I honk my horn at the losers doing homework in front of the diner?

Terbium: I would be disappointed if you DIDN’T do that.

*HONK HONK*

Terbium: … Now turn around so we can drive past and do it again. 8D

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Sandi: … they’ve been circling the block for an hour now wtf.

River: Just try to ignore them. : /

*HONK HONK*

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Terbium then abandoned Thulium in front of a random house so she could drive the MM to work.

Thulium: … shit I should probably do that homework now. : I

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Someone sent a hot tub through the mail… somehow… and June immediately broke it in.

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Erbium followed.

June: What’s the world coming to that the youth wants to sit around buck naked? This generation is so entitled.

June you did it first.

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June: It’s all these videogames and Pokémon Suns and Moons what’s deteriorating morality! I come out and see my child sitting naked in a hot tub? Damn millennials have no sense of decency!

Ytterbium: Um… okay gramma.

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Terbium: RAWR!

Ytterbium: WHAT THE SHIT MOM

Terbium: … wanna do family bonding?

They played some tag. : P

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Terbium: I’m too frickin’ old for this.

Ytterbium: I didn’t hear any apologies when you almost made my heart give out! Keep running!

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Erbium finally got out of the hot tub.

Someone stole their clothes. : 3

… and it wasn’t me.

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We got a magic gnome and now that I think about it, I can’t remember having any in this ISBI. I know we had a bunch in the legacy before but I dunno where this one came from.

I named it and promptly forgot its name.

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I hope this pose doesn’t mean a meteor’s going to come.

I’ve had a couple games where no one was looking at the stars or anything and then WHAM a meteor! Once when everyone in the house was sleeping!

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Speaking of sleeping, WHY DO THE BUNKBEDS DO THIS?

They have ladders on BOTH sides for a reason!

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I thought our fridge was broken but apparently it was just Erbium trying to passive-aggressively murder everyone in the house.

Erbium: I’m not moving until the person who stole my clothes steps forward. ò_ó

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Terbium and Mick went to break in the hot tub in their own way, if you know what I mean. 😉

Mick: Promise not to drown me in here?

Terbium: We’ll see. : )

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In hindsight, having her fix the broken electronics coming straight out of a body of water wasn’t the best idea.

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But she didn’t die!

Glitchy IF: Good job! ._.

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I SAW THAT THULIUM.

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Erbium: Can you believe that Mom tried to convince me that fairies stole my clothes? Fairies? Fairies don’t exist!

Thulium: I saw one fishing across the street just last night, though. : /

Terbium: … can you put on some clothes? It’s getting uncomfortable.

You’re one to talk, Terbium.

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Terbium: WAUGHWHATSOVERTHERE??

Ytterbium: THE HELL MOM???

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Terbium: Oooh I’ve been meaning to read this one.

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Somehow Terbium is actually best friends with, like, everyone but Lutetium?

How.

Terbium: Because I’m the best.

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So some bonding for Terbium and Lu.

Lutetium: Mom, you better not be cheating!

Terbium: I’m just a really good Hanzo main, okay?

And then I got a message that Thulium got put on time out for some reason.

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Thulium proceeded to walk all the way outside and stand just outside the window of the room she’d just been in. : /

Thulium: I’m just gonna stand here and STARE at Mick and make him regret giving me a time out.

June: *inaudible flirting*

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Thulium: :O Omigosh! … the view from this lot is gorgeous! But more importantly… my gramma and my step-dad are having an affair with one another? Drama…

SCORE:

Self Wetting : 18 -140
Fires: 5 -25
Electrocutions: 3 -15
Passing Out : 45 -225
Failing School : … shoot probably a lot actually ;_;
Accidental Deaths : (0)
Social Worker Visit : (0)
Game breakiness that’s my own fault : 2

Every Birth : 16 +80
Twins : (8) +80
Triplets : (1) +20
Fulfilling LTWs : 7 +280
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 minus something

A Functional Family?

Last time, we did a lot of fishing and then Lutetium refused to age up. So we had to move to try to fix that.

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Most importantly, almost all of our perfect fish survived the move! We somehow lost the rainbow trout somewhere, but it shouldn’t be too hard to pick up another one.

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And here’s our new house, which is less important, since we’re probably only staying here until whichever kid becomes a young adult. But it’s a nice house and I like it, even if the layout’s a little weird. The bedrooms are on the ground floor and the living areas are on the top, which I’m not used to.

It’s called Maylenderton Modern Home.

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First thing we did was try to age up the toddlers.

Well, the first thing I did was change the counters because I had a headache while I was playing and ‘modern’ means ‘everything is shiny and white and painful’. But birthdays came closely in second.

Lutetium, if you do not become a child this instant I will, without hyperbole, be forced to murder you. Sorry.

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Llama: Wow, the old lady living here is hot.

NOW IS NOT THE TIME LLAMA MAN.

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I have never been happier to see a sim grow up with crossed eyes and an ugly wardrobe.

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I present Lutetium all grown up. Her child trait is kleptomaniac.

Lutetium: You can tell because I just stole your hearts.

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Ytterbium grew up afterwards. It was kind of anticlimactic because she never had an issue with the birthday part. But she rocked this hairstyle when I put it on her in CAS.

It is the absolute WORST for clipping in front of glass, and this house is 90% windows, and I have no regrets.

Ytterbium’s new trait is light sleeper.

Ytterbium: Which is okay because there aren’t any screaming toddlers in the house now.

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Because Terbium and Mick know literally no one in town, except maybe the llama, I went ahead and gave them a private wedding while Ytterbium convulsed with her imaginary friend in the corner.

I didn’t take a video but the way she moves when she sings to that thing is horrifying and I think she is possessed.

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Terbium: Wanna just get married now?

Mick: Terbium, we haven’t talked in… weeks… maybe we should wait?

Terbium: We’ve been engaged for like five years or something. How much longer do you want to wait.

Mick: Shouldn’t we settle into the new house…

Terbium: Mick we have a pool in the backyard and I know how to kill people with it.

Mick: … let’s get married now.

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Romance.

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If you couldn’t tell from any of the previous pictures, we’re back in Sunset Valley. In the same lot where Ellie moved in… was it six years ago now? I thought it would be nice to kind of get back to where we started.

But with a swanky house instead of a tent, of course.

Also we have a pond across from the house now and it’s really convenient and I love it.

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Rainbow trout! One fish to go!

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Ytterbium found the pool and…

Shoot! I knew I forgot something! We left all the graves back at the old house.

… I’m not too upset, though. We have, like, half a generation left before we get a new start and trying to get our first graves transferred over to to the ISBI file was awful and horrible. So those ghosts weren’t going to be sticking around with the family for much longer anyway.

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Lutetium: I IMMEDIATELY REGRET THIS DECISION.

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I don’t want our last fish to be a minnow or something shitty like that, so we’re going for either a death fish or a shark. It might make things a bit harder but we have a while before I have to give up controlling Terbium.

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One, we have a computer in the house and I don’t think we had one in the last one.

Two, Erbium ‘s arms are very toned and nice.

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And Thulium is… here. In a bathroom.

Thulium: This is the new legacy house. Riley and me are seceding and starting our own legacy. A legacy where people HAVE to pay attention to me.

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Thulium: Isn’t that right, Riley? We’re gonna get married and have ALL the babies.

Ooooookay then.

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Abraham Probably: OMIGOD!! Are you Terbium Mendeleev? I’m a big fan of your family!

Terbium: I know, we’re the best legacy family.

TERBIUM YOU CAN’T SAY THAT.

Terbium: We’re way better than–

LET’S SEE WHAT THE OTHERS ARE DOING.

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We have… children who went to bed at reasonable hours? And are getting up for school with good motives? No one’s screaming? What family is this?

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Terbium’s perfect shark comes sooner than expected.

Like, the first one she catches.

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I had Terbium put the shark in the bowl herself to give it some extra pomp and circumstance.

Terbium: It tiny.

As much as is possible with this family.

Terbium: … now I never want to see a fish again. Screw fish. Screw the ocean. Screw this LTW.

Agreed.

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CHILDREN DOING HOMEWORK WHAT IS THIS.

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Oh, okay. We’re back on some familiar ground. Thulium not coming home after school for some reason. Good, normal things that happen in my game.

Thulium: I realized we can’t start our legacy with a house, so this is our home until I can afford to make some walls.

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Terbium, don’t you want to spend some time with your kids now?

Terbium: I… um. Don’t know how to do that. Pls help.

I sent her to go play tag but it was too dark so you get no pictures.

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Even Thulium is doing her homework now???

Thulium: I need good grades so I can get a nice job and provide for my family.

I mean, if you DO get picked as heiress your life’s work would be gardening. Not anything that requires a resumé…

Thulim: GOD I mean my OWN, NEW family! It’s like you don’t even LISTEN!

o_o

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Lutetium: What a nice sleep I had. I’m so well-rested now. Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Ready to take on the day…

Lutetium I saw you go to bed two hours ago. You’re not fooling anyone.

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I was going to ask why this paparazzi was in front of our house in a swimsuit when she can in no way reach the pool from outside the gate, but…

She’s not even paparazzi?

WHY ARE YOU HERE.

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Her: Yeah, I was waiting here ALL NIGHT and they wouldn’t let me into their pool. ;_;

Papergirl: … can I just get on with putting down the newspaper so I can eventually complete the newspaper circle and summon the journalism demon that will consume us all?

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AHH SO BRIGHT

We got the shark immortalized by mounting it. I kind of want to make it a family heirloom for the final stretch of the legacy. A shark the gets hung over the heir’s bed.

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It’s still named Frederick. Perfect.

Oh, the kids brought a friend home.

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Malcolm: I’m a spoiled rich brat and I approve of this legacy house!

Thanks. We try to be filthy rich bourgeoisie.

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WOMP.

Maybe next time don’t go to sleep at 4 AM??

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It’s Thulium’s birthday! I gave her a cake because I felt bad about the whole… being ignored constantly thing.

Thulium: You could have at least given it to me this morning so I wouldn’t have to go to school.

You could at least be grateful you got a cake???

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She’s. A CUTIE???

She looks way better in CAS but still why is she so gorgeous?????

Also a bookworm.

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Cuuuuuuuuuuuute.

Thulium: You can’t start paying attention to me now that I’m hot. : /

First of all, I can and I will. Second, I’ve been paying attention to you, like, all chapter. So hush.

SCORE:

Self Wetting : 17 -135
Fires: 5 -25
Electrocutions: 3 -15
Passing Out : 45 -225
Failing School : … shoot probably a lot actually ;_;
Accidental Deaths : (0)
Social Worker Visit : (0)
Game breakiness that’s my own fault : 2

Every Birth : 16 +80
Twins : (8) +80
Triplets : (1) +20
Fulfilling LTWs : 7 +280
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 = 140 minus something

Peter Pan, That’s What They Call Me

So… a good portion of the last chapter didn’t happen.

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Erbium: … is that why there are four empty fishbowls on the table.

Yes. Because they weren’t empty before. Or, maybe, they were never NOT empty because of time shenanigans.

We DID end up keeping more fish than I thought we had, so that’s cool.

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And then Terbium immediately caught another perfect fish. A salmon. I’m not sure if that was one of the ones we had before the earlier crash.

Three fish to go.

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I’m almost happy the game crashed. Look. The grandparents are acknowledging the toddlers now instead of making out. It’s like we were in the bad timeline, a timeline where everyone was miserable all the time and tired all the time, and the bad time imploded on itself. Saving us in the process.

This is the good timeline.

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Lutetium: HUNGRY

Europium: What could this child want?

Lutetium: FOOD

Europium: If only there were some way to know…

Letetium: FEED ME

… I may have spoke too soon about this good timeline thing.

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Amazing.

I remember very clearly that the family moved here while Terbium was a young adult, because our reason for moving was her fishing skill freezing.

So I think we can all agree it is too damn early for this town to be doing this.

Then I went to go make a little pond to stock with fish, thinking ‘I wonder if I should save, just in case, after I make the pond.’

Guess what happened.

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So absolutely none of the above happened. But Terbium got a perfect swordfish this time around.

And I saved.

I saved. After. Everything.

So all this happened from now on. For real. Official.

Three fish to go.

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I don’t know why I took this? Possibly to prove that this pond is the for reals pond that we’re using.

I put imperfect fish in and they somehow reproduce and have perfect babies within the day?

Or maybe the pond perfects the imperfect fish somehow.

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I wanted a cute picture of Thulium, because she exists, but she currently exists in a horrible place in regards to getting a good picture.

Thulium: JUST LEAVE ME ALONE LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. ;_;

… do you need to talk?

Thulium: I only want to talk to Riley. ;_; Riley is my only friend.

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We got that salmon again!

*save*

Two fish to go!

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Lutetium: AHHHHHHH THESE STAIRS ARE TERRIFYING

Ytterbium: ~Follow for more soft route fail aesthetic~

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Compelling toddlers to go to a room with actual empty space isn’t cheating.

They were by the stairs. Stairs are dangerous.

Terbium: … why is it my job to feed them?

Because I can’t tell anyone else to do it?

Terbium: Yeah, but… I really gotta pee. o__o
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Two minutes to spare!

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NO.

NO.

I AM NOT COUNTING THAT.

She made it to the toilet. You all saw.

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Terbium: Babies fed, child given a responsible 1 AM bedtime on a school night… I’m a good mom.

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Terbium: … and. I am feeling? A strange desire? To hold my child for purposes beyond keeping it alive?

… just focus on fishing. We’re very close. No distractions.

Terbium: Wow. Cold. Who’s the real evil one here.

Probably both of us.

Terbium: … fair.

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Palladium came out for a visit! Yayyyy.

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We’re going for a vampire fish now.

Terbium: … that’s not why you took this picture.

OH. YEAH. Terbium’s level ten in fishing!!!

Terbium: NOW SAVE BEFORE IT ALL BECOMES UNDONE.

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I was very excited to see we got a death fish. Because it’s the first one I caught, ever, I’m pretty sure. And all the guides I remember reading made it seem like ‘YOU MUST HAVE AN ANGELFISH IT MUST BE SPECTACULAR TO EVEN THINK ABOUT GETTING A DEATH FISH’

… why is fish capitalized.

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Terbium accidentally found a secret vampire bar while looking for a bathroom.

Terbium: I guess this is why we got a notification that the graveyard was ‘popping’?

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Mick: Kid, have you seen your mother? This fish thing is getting out of hand. *jams face into clock*

Thulium: … I’m really glad I’m not related to you.

OH SHOOT THEYRE STILL NOT MARRIED.

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Lutetium: You’ll protect me from the mean ol’ stairs, right? Usually we are only saved from the stairs if Mommy’s around, but I ain’t seen her in DAYYYS.

She’s on her way home. : I

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Or not.

Terbium: Birthday!!

TERBIUM NO THIS IS A HORRIBLE IDEA.

Terbium: Too late!

NOOOO!!!! I READ THE POKERAINBOWCY I KNOW THAT BRIDGES ARE SATAN.

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Terbium: Well, I’m not in maternity clothes and the world hasn’t imploded.

Phew.

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Erbium also grew up.

Erbium: I no longer believe in ghosts or anything like that.

He’s a supernatural skeptic which is just. My least favorite trait. ERBIUM YOU ARE DESCENDED FROM THE GRIM REAPER AND YOUR HOUSE IS REGULARLY HAUNTED BY GHOSTS???

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Ytterbium: WAHHHHHHH

She was swarmed by adults a moment ago, and as soon as I put her somewhere that they can REACH her they vanish.

I see how it is. We all wanna LOOK like we’re useful but as soon as something needs to be done…

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… I went to take a picture of Thulium because she’d got off from school but…

I’m a little scared right now?

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That’s better. I guess.

Thulium: … can’t we use the Motive Mobile so we’re NOT all miserable at the graduation thing?

Europium: Don’t be silly, sweetie.

Thulium: But my butt is sinking into the seat.

Europium: That’s because these are very nice seats. Very soft. Very plush.

Thulium: Granpa I think I’m clipping.

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Most Likely to Burn Down Their Own House.

Noted.

Kick Erbium out ASAP.

:O IT WAS ERBIUMS FRICKIN BONFIRE THAT SET ONE OF THE OTHER KIDS ON FIRE THAT ONE TIME

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*saves*

PERFECT VAMPIRE FISH HOT DAMN DANCE DANCE

One fish to go.

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Since everything was going so well, why not try aging up the tots again?

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Lutetium: I’LL NEVER GROW UP!!!

LU U ARE THE FAVORITE FOR HEIR RIGHT NOW U CANT BE HEIR AS A TODDLER

Lutetium: NEVERRRRRR

So. Um. Lutetium is broken, apparently. I’m going to try moving save files and all that jazz. Took precautions so we won’t lose our perfect fish. We will have them. We have twelve right now. If I keep repeating this mantra the game won’t screw me over while I try to fix Lu’s bug.

Basically plan A is to move to another town and see if that somehow fixes stuff. Might clear some caches to cover my bases. If that doesn’t work, Plan B is to… send Lutetium away… to a nice farm… and create her in CAS so we have a clone version that should age properly.

I once cloned an entire generation of kids this way so there’s precedent for this in this legacy.

So… hopefully I will get back to you with a house full of 12 perfect fish and a Lutetium that can become a child.