So… a good portion of the last chapter didn’t happen.
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.
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.
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.
Europium: What could this child want?
Europium: If only there were some way to know…
Letetium: FEED ME
… I may have spoke too soon about this good timeline thing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We got that salmon again!
Two fish to go!
Lutetium: AHHHHHHH THESE STAIRS ARE TERRIFYING
Ytterbium: ~Follow for more soft route fail aesthetic~
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
Two minutes to spare!
I AM NOT COUNTING THAT.
She made it to the toilet. You all saw.
Terbium: Babies fed, child given a responsible 1 AM bedtime on a school night… I’m a good mom.
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.
Palladium came out for a visit! Yayyyy.
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.
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.
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’?
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.
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
TERBIUM NO THIS IS A HORRIBLE IDEA.
Terbium: Too late!
NOOOO!!!! I READ THE POKERAINBOWCY I KNOW THAT BRIDGES ARE SATAN.
Terbium: Well, I’m not in maternity clothes and the world hasn’t imploded.
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???
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…
… I went to take a picture of Thulium because she’d got off from school but…
I’m a little scared right now?
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.
Most Likely to Burn Down Their Own House.
Kick Erbium out ASAP.
:O IT WAS ERBIUMS FRICKIN BONFIRE THAT SET ONE OF THE OTHER KIDS ON FIRE THAT ONE TIME
PERFECT VAMPIRE FISH HOT DAMN DANCE DANCE
One fish to go.
Since everything was going so well, why not try aging up the tots again?
Lutetium: I’LL NEVER GROW UP!!!
LU U ARE THE FAVORITE FOR HEIR RIGHT NOW U CANT BE HEIR AS A TODDLER
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.