Bonus

Hey, I haven’t had time much for the Mendeleevs with real life stuff, but I made you a thing to make up for it.

Hydrogen

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Helium

2

Lithium

3

Other ones.

4

Long ago, the Mendeleev legacy lived in harmony.

Then, everything changed when a real life job attacked.

Only the Mendeleev, master of all 118 elements, could stop it. But when the world needed him most…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

… he vanish. đŸ˜¥

A hundred years passed and my subscribers and I discovered a new Mendeleev, Europium.

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And although his hairbending skills are great, he has a lot to learn before he’s ready to save anyone.

But I believe Europium can save the world. LOL NOPE.

… this is what I think about during work.

 

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I is forgetful

Hey, guys! I’ve been busy with school and work, but I have a bit more free time and feel more like simming and writing than I did a little while ago, so it’s time for another installment of the Mendeleevs!

I feel like every year I’m like ‘Yes! Summer! Now I have more time for sims!’ and then I never have more time than I did when I was actually in school. : /

Screen Shot 2015-06-04 at 8.32.10 PMSo THIS is why Barium keeps being further from his birthday than I can remember. Cheater!

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I can’t remember who is supposed to be TH on what day anymore, but screw it. It doesn’t matter too much as long as I only control one at a time. : P

You wanna go home, Barium?

Barium: I’m reading.

I… think… I can control you? I say go home.

Barium: Dammit.

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Guys tossing the pigskin around. I guess.

Why did I take these pictures? I can’t remember anymore. : /

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WHOA WHAT.

I didn’t even take these that long ago. I should at least have some idea about what caption I wanted to write.

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Neo: Don’t you want to better yourself with reading, Dad?

Barium: Sh. Home shopping network.

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Promethium: Marriage, amirite?

I have no idea where this came from.

Then I remembered that I had been trying to have our outing the last time I played, but graduation interrupted it. I had the BRILLIANT idea to have it at the library.

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Neo: Books.

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Absolutely everyone: Books.

: / Great idea, me.

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Samarium: Well, I’m doing homework!

Good job, Sam.

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And again I have no idea what’s going on.

I think we’re back in the house, though.

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Cerium: Excuse me while I peer out this window and contemplate life.

Okay then, I dunno what’s goin’ on. *shrug*

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Promethium: I can’t get out because Neo’s mopping.

Neo: Who the hell dropped trash in here?

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Guys, I’m Cerium’s boss!

I mean, she IMMEDIATELY got promoted to be above me after I noticed this, but I’m still her boss!

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Yay, floating mop!

I love imaginary friends pulling their imaginary weight around here.

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Sam: I’m not going to school today because I’m tired.

YES.

I care more about her passing out than her schooling, tbh. She can miss a day.

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Patches Rags Whatever: I’m just gonna eat this cuppy-cake and watch you creepily.

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Wren’s cute and old, and Barium’s gonna be old too!

Wren: I love you. : 3

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Let’s continue this romance in the bathroom!

Neo: Pretending I’m not seeing this.

Someone’s gotta fix this sink. : /

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Wait, what.

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Barium: … but I didn’t get arrested. I was just having wrinkly woohoo. : /

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About to be even more wrinkly!

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Barium: I still got it.

So I’m pretty sure this is the first time I’m having a torch-holder be an elder for any significant amount of time.

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Zombies came.

This picture is too damn dark to see anything. : /

Zombie: Well, time for my beauty sleep.

Moving on.

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Cerium couldn’t make waffles and I couldn’t figure out why until we checked the stove.

This Key Lime Pie was being baked for I don’t even KNOW how long…

Cerium: How did we not all die in a horrible fire?

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Aaaaand bowl hand. Lovely.

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Sam: I love you… whatever your name is!

Europium: Stop hugging the air and go get changed into mourning clothes. The dishwasher’s broken and that means someone’s going to die.

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Nice knowing you, Cerium.

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Cerium fixed it no problem.

Cerium: Weird obsession with chemistry will always beat weird obsession with a children’s game.

Please don’t start shit with the other Sabrina.

Cerium: Shut up I’ll start shit where I want.

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Impromptu music performance in the bedroom!

Sam: … can I go to sleep now?

SCORE:

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

Gross Stuff

Hey, guys! I have no idea what to do for an intro for this post. Um…
SIM CHECK?
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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.

*sigh*

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This is cu–OHGOD WREN DIDNT WASH HER HANDS AFTER GOING POTTY.

Europium: D:

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Wren: Here comes the tickle monster!

Europium: KEEP THEM AWAY FROM MEEEEE.

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

Wait…

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HOW ARE YOU STANDING LIKE THAT WITHOUT FALLING?

Samarium: Fairy magic!

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AW HELL NO.

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

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I TOLD YOU TO GO TO BED PROMETHIUM!

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.

Huh?

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

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

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WHO ARE YOU EVEN TEXTING GO AWAYYYYYY

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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.

Yup.

Wait…

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Oh hell no.

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Arnold: First I want to flir–

CANT HERE YOU YOURE NOT A TH LALALAA

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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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WREN WHY ARE YOU PEEING

WHY WERE YOU EVEN OUTSIDE

WHY

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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.

Samarium: THIS MAKES ME VERY ANGRY!!

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.

SCORE:

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?

No.

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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Ah.

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. đŸ˜€

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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.

But–

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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WAIT IT SPARKLES???

WHO IS MY TH RIGHT NOW?

CERIUM, GO SIT ON THE SPARKLY THING.

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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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Wait…

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

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.

*sigh*

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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

SCORE:

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. : )

LAL

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! đŸ˜€

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. : )

Welcome to Night Vale

Hello, folks! We’re well into spring, even if it doesn’t feel like it, so it’s time to get out of the Winter Wonderland town we’ve been in for the past few months, I think. Especially because that guy buried out front of the house kind of worries me.

And because I played this a WHILE ago but then had homework and papers so we’re even FURTHER into spring.

But I figured I’d wait until around the time of day when the game starts if you move to a new town (sometime in the morning) so Barium has the same amount of time being controlled as Cerium.

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I thought Cerium was about to go scold Promethium and give him a time out or something ridiculous, but she just wanted to talk about cooking. Carry on.

Promethium: But I’m tiiiiired…

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Hello, you beautiful specimen of a sim. : 3

I am not jealous of the voting public this time around. I haven’t a clue which of these cuties I’d pick.

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Silver: WHY??? Oh, this poor sim! Died before her time!

That’s YOUR grave, Silver. Now kindly hop back into it so we can pack it up and take it with us.

… this is also most of the reason that we had to wait to get to the new town.

So, uh… before I got sidetracked by Promethium and Silver, I was going to open this post with…

A friendly desert community where the sun is hot, the moon is beautiful, and mysterious lights pass overhead while we all pretend to sleep.

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Welcome to Night Vale.

I recently got into listening to Night Vale in… March?… so I was excited to find this town and wanted to use it. : 3

Not going to say everyone should go listen to it after reading this post, but… I don’t think I’ve ever been disappointed when reading/watching something that I’ve been referred to through a legacy I liked.

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As much as I liked building my periodic table, I don’t think the layout was all that conducive to being… a house… so this is the Houston by stonee206 on Mod the Sims, since I was not in a building mood at the time. Most of the greenery was removed because… desert.

I’ll probably demolish and rebuild once school’s over, though, just because I feel more comfortable playing in a house I made myself. : P

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And then we bought the science building because why not.

Barium: Some of the scientists here have hair almost as good as mine.

It’s Sunday, suddenly, so let’s go out and find some locals.

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Or maybe the locals will come look for us.

Barium: Aw, yeah! People even recognize me in the new town!

It’s a Sunday, so why not bring everyone out to the park for a bit?

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Barium: And we need to put the baby on the ground for a bit so he can absorb nutrients from the grass, anyway.

That’s… not how that works. That’s not how anything works.

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SANDBOXCEPTION.

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So then we have fairies pranking each other, Cerium being mean to Wren (as usual) and Barium telling his daughter how beautiful it is.

You guys can do those things at home! Find something interesting to do!

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Good girl, Wren. You get extra brownie points.

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Cerium: I’m doing magic! That’s interesting, right? Please pay attention to me and change my hair.

Arnold: … that paparazzi is actually quite attractive…

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No idea, who this is, but she’s pretty. : D

She’s also the only person we’ve seen who’s not paparazzi.

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We’ve seen NO ONE but paparazzi, or people who wanted to take our pictures. Or whatever.

Pretty Sim: Paparazzi showed up? I’m outie. *drives away*

Noooooo. ;_;

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I sent Barium over to the radio station, but we didn’t find anyone but these unattended children who have most likely been living out in the desert for months on end.

Which is the only logical conclusion, of course.

Sarah: Ooh! Civilization! Maybe someone with a camera will let us take selfies!

Gail: THAT IS NOT OUR TOP PRIORITY, SARAH.

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Barium: Since they apparently let anyone start broadcasting messages all over town, I’m going to interview you for a change.

Paparazzi: I literally have nothing better to do with my life.

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Barium: So, why do you always follow us sims with celebrity stars around? Don’t you have lives?

Paparazzi: To be honest, I have a wife and three lovely kids I haven’t seen in ages, not since I was kidnapped by a vague yet menacing government agency. They implanted me with a chip that needs to be within a certain range of sims carrying a ‘celebrity’ chip implant, or ‘celebrity stars’ as the masses call them. If I stray too far, I will suffer from nausea, inability to control my bladder, throat spiders, and, eventually, internal organ explosion. If my family is listening, I want them to know I love them and…

Barium: And that’s all the time we have for today! đŸ˜€

Wow, now I feel a little bad about all the contempt and abuse we pile onto the paparazzi sims…

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HAHA NO I DON’T.

Wren: Time to absorb your grass nutrients.

IT DOESN’T WORK THAT WAY.

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Luckily, the vague yet menacing government agency also offers baby teleportation as a public service to sims.

Europium: WHY DID THEY LEAVE US ON THE GROUND IN THE FIRST PLACE?

Samarium: You sound cranky, Europium. Didn’t you get enough grass nutrients?

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Samarium: The bigger issue is WHERE DID THE MOON GO????

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Thanks, Cerium. I was just thinking that this town wasn’t broken enough. Keep this up and I won’t fix your hair.

Cerium: We both know you won’t remember to fix it, whether or not I ‘misbehave’. : /

Tru dat.

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I’m not sure who, but someone made a single slice of pie.

How.

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… seems harmless.

I mean, Neo’s been singlehandedly keeping the babies alive anyway, so it won’t even be like anything’s different.

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Neo: Don’t worry, little baby. I’ll take good care of you while your mommy’s on vacation.

Samarium: I HAVE A MOM??

Wait.

Shouldn’t you be at school, Neo?

Neo: There is no school.

… I’ll fix it.

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Paparazzi: Phew! Only a few minutes before the throat spiders would have set in. o_o

Promethium: Neo? There’s a lady outside our house. Should I get the hose?

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Sammy became a cute lil’ toddler, and I changed her wings to not clash with her favorite color.

Which is a bright, bright yellow.

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Paparazzi #2: If I just stand out here all night, I can avoid the nausea and spiders…

No one cares about your throat spiders, man. Go home.

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Silver: New town? Huh.

Yup.

Silver: Mind pointing me in the direction of where you dropped our graves? I think I want to mourn myself a bit more.

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Look at this totally reputable school plopped in the middle of the sand, guys.

I would send, like, all my kids there.

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HEY LOOK A POTENTIAL SPOUSE.

Promethium: NEO, WE GOT A RUNNER!

Neo: GIT THE NET!!

Fifteen minutes later:

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Andromeda: Thanks for letting me out of the net.

Promethium: Well, once your ankles are cuffed together, you can’t really get all that far. Hold on for one moment.

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Thanks, Promethium. I was just thinking we hadn’t failed yet. : /

Andromeda: Maybe the keys to the cuffs are in his pocket…

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Wouldn’t be easier to do homework together if you two were next to one another? Or facing one another?

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Europium: While you were paying attention to my brother, I became this.

Good job.

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Oh no! Neo’s gone over to the dark side!

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Paparazzi Guy: You know, I’m really tired.

WHY DON’T YOU FIND A PLACE TO SLEEP?

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Paparazzi Guy: I mean it, really… where’d she go.

She literally just disappeared. Like… blip! And gone. My guess is abducted by a vague yet menacing government agency.

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Or murdered by a ghost.

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Paparazzi: So… can I take your picture?

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And then the parents came home, so yay. No one aged up over the vacation and promptly died when they got home!

SCORE:

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

Heir poll will be up soon tho.

Kissing Cousins

Hey, guys! Long time no see!

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Llama Army: ALL SHALL BOW BEFORE US. ALL SHALL KNEEL.

Wait, wait, wait.

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PRETTYYYYYYYYYYYYY.

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Arnold continues to constantly work on playing his instruments. He might actually get close to reaching his LTW, at least.

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I sent Cerium out to the potion shop, because why not. I haven’t played around with all these elixir things yet. So now Cerium is a witch.

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And Wren is preggles.

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We’ve had a wand sitting around the house for a while… a wedding gift from someone or other… so I thought we could use it. Level up those magic skills and unlock more spells!

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Neo: If we’re rich, why can’t we have a more opulent house? With emeralds and diamonds everywhere?

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That is not a happy face.

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Autonomous interactions are always so cute.

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Barium: Oh, my love. You are my muse.

Wren: *sigh*

That looks nothing like her, Barium.

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… not more of this, please.

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Barium: Can I have your autograph?

… I’ll put up with the asking family members for autographs thing, since it’s not as bad as when the family members are ready to jump each other’s bones. : /

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I’m not sure why Barium is talking about vegetables.

Barium: Are you kidding? Vegetables are IMPORTANT.

Neo: Dad, I’m pretty sure 90% of the food I’ve eaten in my life has been cake. I turned out pretty okay.

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… so I played this stuff before being suddenly hit with a ton of homework, so I don’t remember a lot of things that happened. I hope I won’t be faulted for patting myself on the back too much for this.

TO THE MENDELEEVMOBILE!!!

Seriously, guys. We’re going out.

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To the pool. And, by the pool, I mean ‘a public restroom’. Apparently.

Cerium: It’s your turn to deal with the kid.

Wren: No, it’s your turn.

Neo: … seriously? We’re leaving the baby on the floor? This is a bathroom!

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Neo: Don’t worry, baby. I’ll take care of you.

This one’s Sam, right? It’s been a while.

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Barium: Nothing more revealing?

Wren: … I’m giving birth in a few days, Barium.

Barium: So? Every woman here is potentially giving birth in a few days. Pregnancies last less than a week.

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Cerium: Window.

Promethium: Homework.

Glad we’re making the most of this outing.

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Wren: Homework.

In the snow?

… you know I let you guys go out to the POOL, right?

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Cerium: I’m a good mother.

… Sam’s been here alone for half an hour, while you were staring out a window.

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Barium and Wren are the last ones here at the pool, with Sam left on the ground.

I’ll have Barium head home with the kid when my control switches over to him.

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… oops. Cerium was there all along.

Well, she’s stuck now.

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Her in-laws are all fairies and a witch.

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Happy birthday, Promethium!

At least Arnold made it.

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… and the new baby was born while I was paying attention to Promethium.

He’s friendly, and he hates the outdoors. His name is Europium, which comes after Samarium.

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Caaaaaaake!

Come on, Promethium, I have to take a picture of you.

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Hey Promethium! Looking pretty snazzy. His new trait is the Haha You Think I Remember This trait.

… I’ll… I’ll, um, have that written down when it’s time to vote.

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… we were doing so well, Promethium.

SO. WELL.

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Here’s Europium, in the event that you’ve never seen a Sims 3 baby before, or if you’ve gotten used to Sims 4 babies.

Anyway, it’s Prom Nigh-

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Eugh. o_o

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… even though he’s never been to school before, Promethium is Prom King. Well, as long as…

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Neo: Crack a joke. Go ahead and try.

Play for effect.

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Oh, and it was Cerium’s birthday!

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Cerium: … why are my ears suddenly cold?

… I’m keeping it. xD

SCORE:

Self Wetting : 14 -120
Fires: 4 -20
Electrocutions: 3 -15
Passing Out : 33 -165
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 = 140

Corpse Party

It’s spring break, yo!

So I played with the Mendeleevs this morning.

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First off, I took a picture of Promethium, to make sure I had a face picture of him that didn’t involve crying over his grandmother.

Picture quality: *sucks*

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Barium: The house is much calmer now that the babies are all grown up.

Wren: Now we can get a good night’s sleep!

Barium: … wow, your speech icon looks terrible compared to mine.

Yeah, seriously.

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Wren actually shared this tidbit of ‘information’ twice.

I feel betrayed.

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I have Barium chat with Wren for a while because his relationship with her is pretty low. ‘Below the ‘friends’ level’ low. Probably because of the ‘berate intelligence’ or whatever it’s called interaction that came with University Life.

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Then Barium got the Midas Touch elixir/potion thing and we played around with it. He didn’t manage to turn any people to gold, though.

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… well, except for Slowpoke.

Mangle: FINALLY.

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Neo: Hey, wait up! I don’t like it outside! It’s scary!

Theo: Too bad, cousin! Walking is obsolete.

Hey, Neo and Theo rhyme.

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It’s Neo’s birthday, and soon she shall transition into teenhood.

And become a technophobe.

Neo: I’m suddenly DISTURBED and TERRIFIED at the thought of existing in a computer.

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The scary eyebrows remain scary longer than they did on Barium.

Barium as a teenage girl, for comparison. I don’t think Neo’s quite a clone… some things are slightly different… but she’s rather close.

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Barium: Don’t forget to do the dishes.

Neo: … it’s my birthday.

Wren: You’re still doing the dirty dishes, young lady.

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You seriously made your daughter clean dishes on her birthday.

Barium: I’d love to help out, but I’m too busy MOURNING MY MOTHER.

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Cerium: Ohey, I’m pregnant.

Just like that ‘have a child with Arnold’ wish wanted.

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Then Antione got invited out on a date.

Antione: I know it’s a bit soon, with me still mourning my late wife and all, but look at that rack!

Vonvarya: I’m just hoping that this’ll put me in his will.

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Aria: But… you’re hot!

*sigh*

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We had a Bottled Mummy’s Curse, and I wasn’t sure if it made you a mummy or killed you by the mummy’s curse, so why not try it out on Antione’s date?

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Vonvarya: … this was not what I was hoping to get out of this date.

Antione: Good thing none of my children are here to ruin my date with Vonvarya and/or transform her into a shambling corpse.

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Vonvarya proceeded to shout at Cerium with a megaphone.

Cerium: Ugh, I know you’re angry, but have some decency. I’m MOURNING MY MOTHER here.

You two are just using that as an excuse to be asses, aren’t you?

Cerium: It’s surprisingly effective.

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Foozball fixes all problems.

Cerium: Hey, aren’t you supposed to be dating my dad right now? Where is he?

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Antione: Well, I hope you’re happy with yourself, young lady. I was going to get woohoo, and you went and turned my date into a corpse.

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Cerium: You know what else is a corpse, dad? YOUR WIFE!

Antione: … please don’t ruin what’s left of my date.

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Cerium: I know my dad told me to leave, but I thought it’d be more fun to continue commandeering his time with you. My name’s Cerium.

Vonvarya: Are you Neodymium’s mother?

Cerium: Um… no. Would you mind shambling downstairs for a bit? I have to take a call.

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Cerium: Hey, Dym. Yeah, I still totally hate water. Why do you ask?

Antione: Uh, Cerium? Do you have any food on you? I’m feeling a little lightheaded…

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Cerium: Yeah, I know. I’m sad about Mom’s passing, too. It’s a great excuse for acting like a jerkface, though. You should try it.

Antione: Cerium??

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Death: ANTIONE MENDELEEV. I AM HERE FOR–

Cerium: Do you mind, Death? I’m on the phone right now.

Death: ER… SORRY.

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The consignment specialist and Vonvarya rush upstairs to see what the fuss is about.

Vonvarya: Dammit. He didn’t get time to write me into his will.

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Vonvarya: On second thought… this guy’s pretty cute…

Wait, is that…

HI LANTHANUM!

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Lanthanum: Oh, my father! At least I got to be with you in your final moments…

Vonvarya: Hey, hot stuff! Want me to cheer you up? I’m winking under my bandages.

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The rest of the family just telepathically knows that Antione died.

Wren: Now, Theo, I know you had a traumatic time watching your grandmother die, but you shouldn’t let either death weigh down on you. It’s the natural order of things.

Promethium: … can I go to bed now, Aunt Wren?

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We tried to go looking for his grave at the mausoleum, but he wasn’t there, and I can’t find him on the lot where he died.

Barium: DAMMIT, BOBO. Will you SHUT UP???

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Cerium: Hey, I didn’t know Dym played the drums.

I don’t remember that, either.

Cerium: Whelp, time to go ruin his day. : )

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Cerium: Hey, Dym. How are you holding up?

Dym: I’m alright. A little hungry. Maybe you could whip something up for me?

Cerium: Are you saying I should cook for you just because I’m a woman? That’s sexist.

Dym: … you’re a professional chef with level 10 in cooking.

Cerium: Sexist.

 

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Cerium: Both your parents are dead now.

Dym: …what?

Cerium: Well, good night! *leaves*

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The whole celebrity scandal thing is just kind of screwed up in this game.

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Neo: I shouldn’t have to deal with rumors! Or technology! I’m a celebrity!

Did you sabotage that?

Neo: … not yet.

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Theo’s still good and does homework.

Theo: … this is very uncomfortable.

I was thinking of how it wears out if you goldify a sim, so I wasn’t expecting the Midas touch thing to be permanent.

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Barium: … aren’t you worried that our dad’s body hasn’t been found yet?

Cerium: Nah. Circle of life, Barium. Circle of life.

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Cerium: Don’t you DARE attack that cute little antelope, Mr. Lion! DON’T YOU DARE!!

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Then Barium went to go play ping-pong with his daughter.

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Barium: … where’d the ball go?

Neo: I OWNED it! That’s where.

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Barium: And what’s seeping through the wall?

It was a clogged toilet. No one peed.

I have no idea how we’ve had so few fails recently.

Ohey, it’s time to switch to Cerium.

 

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Where you going?

Cerium: To have a baby.

Ah.

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A little girl-baby was born. Her name is Samarium, and she’s absent-minded and friendly. Her favorite color is yellow.

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Cerium realllllly wants to be a stay  at home mother.

But I reallllllly want to get that fancy fridge.

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… and Samarium’s a fairy.

SCORE:

Self Wetting : 13 -115
Fires: 4 -20
Electrocutions: 3 -15
Passing Out : 33 -165
Failing School : 0
Accidental Deaths : (0)
Social Worker Visit : (0)
Game breakiness that’s my own fault : 2

Every Birth : 13 +65
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 = 140

Sculpting Lessons

Hey, guys! I got Sims 4, so I was playing around with that for a bit, but I could never leave my Mendeleevs out in the cold for too long!

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First up, sim ch…

Why are you all crowded in one of the empty, unlit rooms?

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Antione’s heading home from work…

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Cerium is playing with Promethium…

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Then she got a call to make a hamburger for someone, so I had her do that. Because there’s not much to do at the house.

I need to get used to how to take screenshots and things like that, because Sims 4 gets rid of the UI when you take a picture automatically, while Sims 3… does not, as you might have noticed. And I keep trying to go to the upper right corner of the screen to put the walls up or down.

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Hi me!

The guy who wanted the burgers happened to be right by Cerium’s work. Which was good, because it was time for her to go to work.

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… I have nothing witty to say about comic books.

But they’re still in the unfurnished room.

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Then they all came in here.

Antimony: So… are you all waiting here for me to die?

Antione: Well, we want to be prepared to mourn.

Slowpoke: Hey, guys? That plant guy has some big teeth!

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Barium: Why is everyone talking about comic books, anyway?

Neo: I like comic books.

Screen Shot 2015-02-23 at 10.15.17 AM… when did you get a pink diamond, Neo?

Neo: I grabbed it out of the Matrix.

Neo: I got it from a field trip.

Screen Shot 2015-02-23 at 10.16.06 AMAnd then Antione (not Arnold) started playing the claw machine. I know because I got an update that he picked out a bag of money.

… wow, we’re rich now.

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Oh no, this guy is dying while we’re out on our family outing.

Except we went to a different lot so the Motive Mobile would do its stuff. The guy was gone when I checked on him, so maybe he really did die.

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Everyone’s really bad at dressing themselves.

… Lucy, please don’t try to get your younger sister as a ‘customer’.

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We’re at the gym now.

Arnold: And that is why genies don’t exist. We don’t have that expansion.

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Wren went home. Party pooper.

Wren: And the computer is busted.

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Fancy Shoes: I’m so glad you saved my life, Mr. Mendeleev. I was a bit worried since you let that other guy die.

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Antione has something like fifty sketches in his inventory. I feel like we have more sketches than walls.

Antione: I’m sketching a ghost feeding a cowplant.

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… shoot, I thought I had a picture of Promethium after his birthday.

Oh well, here’s Promethium eating salad instead of sleeping at three a.m. on a school night.

Since there’s not much else to do, I decided to have Cerium work on sculpting, because she was the TH that day.

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Um… Cerium?

Cerium: I know what I’m doing.

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Cerium: First, you really want to warm the hammer in your armpit. Then, become the clay. Put yourself in its place. I mean literally occupy the same physical space as the clay. Since clay doesn’t have a brain, give yourself a lobotomy with the chisel.

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Cerium: This also helps you learn how the clay feels, being chisselllll…

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Cerium: Once you recover from impaling your head with a chisel, try chiselling your leg.

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Hey Antimony. Still alive?

Antimony: No! I just stepped on a mine! Durn videogame!

I meant alive in reality, dear.

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Wren: Ugh, I’m so old…

Mangle: You know, I can help with that. Cowplant milk is notorious for making you younger…

Wren: How do I get milk from you?

Mangle: *clears nonexistent throat* Feed me,
Feed me,
Feed me,
Feed me Wrennie!
Feed me all night long~!

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Wren: I’m gonna go check if I look less wrinkly in the other mirrors.

Mangle: Feed me Wrennie,
Fee me all night long~!
Cause if you feed me Wrennie,

I can make milk to keep you young!

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Wren: I got you some food!

Mangle: Humph. I prefer a meal with a bit more… meat on it.

Slowpoke: *gasp* Like a hamburger?

Mange: Sure, kid. Let’s go with that.

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Oh nooooo Antimony!

Neo: Grandma? 8(

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Promethium: Grandma?

Death: Dammit, why do the kids have to see? I’m bad with kids… quick, come up with a way to teach them about death without traumatizing them…

Neo: Gramma? Don’t leaveeee!

Death: … um, kids like music, right? It’s the ciiiiiiiiiircle of liiiiiiiife!

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… we’re a little too busy to be thinking about crepes, game.

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Antimony: I’m ready to go to the great beyond.

Children: *wailing*

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Death disappeared immediately after.

Oh, look. Promethium’s face.

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That’s not how astronomy works, Arnold.

Arnold: Astro-whatnow?

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Arnold: Should we really have just woohooed in your late mother’s wardrobe?

Cerium: … you got laid, Arnold. Are you going to question it?

SCORE:

Self Wetting : 13 -115
Fires: 4 -20
Electrocutions: 3  -15
Passing Out : 33 -165
Failing School : 0
Accidental Deaths : (0)
Social Worker Visit : (0)
Game breakiness that’s my own fault : 2

Every Birth : 12 +60
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