Hey, guys! I’m going back to college tomorrow. It was meant to be today, but then the weather was blah, so I played Sims today instead. Because I am on top of things.
Speaking of on top of things, it’s nice to see that Barium can behave rationally and find his bed on his own. : /
At least it’s not a fail.
I stopped playing last time because Dym aged up and I didn’t feel like giving him a makeover at the time, so I gave him one real quick here. And he’s up for download here.
Wren’s getting ready to pop out a new baby at some point. By my calculations, she’ll have the baby on Cerium’s day as TH… actually, given that the pregnancies are an odd number of days, I think all babies should be born on the day of the TH that is not their parent, barring some wackiness going on in someone’s timing.
Barium: I wasted gas to get over here, so I hope you have some elixirs that would be useful to me.
Ideally, I’d want some skill or job booster elixirs to use on our heirs. Saturday is usually when I’d do the family outing, but Cerium has her graduation so it’s pretty much pointless.
I knew there was a reason we had faith in you, Cerium!
I knew what the outcome would be before the pop-up because Barium got to the town hall before anyone else, so he got out of ‘graduation’ before anyone else, accompanied by the most triumphant fanfare imaginable.
Well, while everyone’s here and we have some elixirs from the store, I can have Barium work on the ‘use 50 elixirs’ half of his LTW.
Barium: BAM. You’re a vampire now!
Barium: I just committed murder.
Yes, yes you did.
And then we tossed out an ‘age of instant’ elixir so everyone within a ten mile radius got pulled into a birthday party for a random man.
Cerium: Um… I was announced as Valedictorian? I just graduated? Where is everyone?
Celebrating a random stranger’s birthday. We went over this. Now please get changed into a different outfit soon so I can make your blush less ridiculous.
Oops, my mistake. Antimony skipped the birthday party so she could play video games and fantasize about being mean to her nemesis.
… is stalking her son.
Lynda: Barium… we have so much in common…
Er… he’s the son of your nemesis and your son is dating his sister?
Lynda: Ba… ri… um…
Please don’t go all yandere up in my game.
Antimony and Antione are turning into elders!
I remember when Antimony was born; they grow up so fast.
Antione became a cute old man and immediately started to celebrate his wife’s wedding. They’re so cute.
Antimony as an old lady. She’s super adorable. : 3
I gave her glasses for her everyday clothing because her eyes are going, but she’s still in her formal right now from the graduation.
And then Cerium wanted to pillow fight with Antimony, but her time as TH was starting and she has work to do.
Cerium: Do you think I can actually go steady with Arnold today?
Maybe, but it’s two in the morning, so read your skill book first and stop looking prettily at the camera.
Wren really enjoys video games, which isn’t a problem. She wants to be rich and we’re only something like 30,000 simoleons away from her LTW anyway. Her job here is basically to pop out babies.
And be the love of Barium’s life or whatever.
Poor Wren gets a rumor started about her. Not only is it a lie, but the rumor-mongers would have gotten it right if they’d only said that Barium were rummaging through trash rather than Wren.
I sent the family out to the park, so that we could have our outing and meet with Arnold at the same time, but Barium and Wren chose to stay home for some reason. Barium was watching television and Wren was occupied with washing her hands.
Cerium: I’ve done a perimeter check and found minimal amounts of water on this lot. Ready to meet with Arnold.
Then this inappropriately-dressed sim had to interrupt us with ‘medical emergencies’ and ‘needing a doctor’. Luckily, Antione can react to her on her own, because her moaning was keeping Arnold so that he couldn’t interact with Cerium.
Cerium: Yoohoo! Arnold? I’m over here.
Cerium: What? He might have germs on his mouth or something.
Thankfully, Arnold agrees. I think he must have just been in a bad mood the other day when he left for basically no reason.
Cerium: Now come back to my house so that we can get married in a few hours?
Lady: Why can’t I hit any of these rabbits?
Maybe if you played the game facing the right way. : /
I toyed with the idea of having a private wedding, but I felt like it wouldn’t be fair if Barium’s wedding were a big deal and Cerium got married in a park with her SO wearing his graduation gown.
And then this happened out of nowhere.
I swear, I didn’t even notice the pop-up. So Neodymium is a little girl who is a loner and hates the outdoors. She likes the color lilac, so she’s been put in Lanthanum’s old room. Since her name is so long, I think she’ll be going by Neo. : )
Wren: I just created life!
Antimony: You just created a block in the doorway, is what you created. : /
Ah, family love.
And then the wedding invitations were given out and there was HEART-FARTING everywhere!
A lot of the heart-farting happened between the Mendeleev, Kahn, and Knight families that are connected by marriage now. Or at least about to be.
I sent Cerium to take care of Neo because she was crying, and Wren suddenly decided to pick her up.
Wren: It’s okay, baby. I’ll take care of you. You don’t need to be afraid of your scary Auntie.
Cerium: … you’re the one who left her on the floor.
Barium: Loser has to forsake being torch-holder and leave the house forever?
Cerium: You’re on!
Guys? Guys?? I didn’t approve of this!
Antimony’s Picture: *looks like it’s finished just to MOCK ME*
SILVER I LOVE YOU.
Silver: I know. : )
I wasn’t expecting that to be finished… I have no idea when that happened! Hell, it might have happened when she was a ghost? I’m not sure if that’s even possible.
Antimony: So… you’re Cerium’s fiance?
Arnold: Yes, yes I am.
Antimony: You’re kind of cute.
No! NOT ALLOWED.
Here’s a diagram showing relationships in this game.
… It’s not the best because I was not organized in putting things together, but you can see that it would be convoluted and tangled up even if I were a master family tree-maker.
And then the wedding happened: somehow there was no heart-farting at that point.
Although barely anyone was thinking about the wedding.
Except for our couple, who both thought about wedding bells at some point, which is cool, since usually they pop up with weird thought bubbles about all sorts of things when they’re getting married, in my experience.
If only it weren’t the full moon. My lighting mod has stopped working, apparently.
You may now kiss the bride.
I haven’t decided what I’m going to do with Arnold being a long-lived fairy, so if anyone has a preference as to what I should do with his life-state and if I should let him live his full life or not, leave a comment. I haven’t played with fairies or anything much, so I’m not even sure if I can have him forsake powers of the fae within the rules of the ISBI or not.
Er. Back to the wedding.
I had the newlyweds try for baby a handful of times, trying to get her pregnant before midnight came and I had to switch over, but no dice.
Arnold: Where are you even keeping your phone?
Cerium: you don’t wanna know.
Cerium had work, apparently. : /
She’s a lot higher on her cooking skill than she needs to be for that level, though, so I’m not too worried.
Arnold discovered the drums after I had to let Cerium go free. It’s 1 AM so it’s lucky he doesn’t wake up the whole house, although I don’t know how.
Cerium takes care of Neo because everyone’s asleep.
I’m excited for this generation and the family dynamics that might pop up.
But, you might be saying, you can control Barium, so why didn’t you wake him up to care for the baby?
Well, that is because Barium was awake…
… and at the library. Finished with his alchemy books.
Barium: Can we all just agree that I’m the better heir?
You had something like five days more than Cerium did. Take a chill pill.
Quick check on the family to make sure everything’s alright.
Not burning down the house? Okay, proceed.
I have Barium go and pick up some elixirs.
… does your coworker change every time we come here?
Blonde Shopkeeper: We haven’t really found anyone who’s worked out yet. : /
Ooh, Cerium’s wedding was an amazing party!
… which is weird, because I basically married them and then we ignored the guests for the rest of the night.
Barium threw potions at random sims for a while out at the park, and then we ran out.
So he made as many vial of bliss elixirs as he could and drank them all at once. I didn’t realize that just reading the alchemy books would get him to Level 10 of the skill without knowing any recipes.
He simultaneously knows everything about alchemy and nothing. Huh.
It’s kind of weird alternating between the torch-holders. It’s almost like I’m playing two games at the same time. As soon as midnight hits, I go from micromanaging Barium’s LTW progression to micromanaging Cerium’s love-life.
I have no idea what that moodlet he’s thinking of is, but I hazard a guess that it’s a good one.
The lullaby comes on the first try this time. They were using their bed rather than the wardrobe this time, although I can’t think that that had anything to do with it.
I believe Cerium’s overtaken her brother’s skill in cooking, now, which is good. I might change her wish to Culinary Librarian because that would be easier to achieve with the baby-making and such, especially as I can only control her one half of the time, but I want to see how she does progressing in her career first.
Hot dog bonding time?
Antimony: Now hold the hot dog far away from your face and chomp down in an exaggerated manner.
Wren: My hot dog-eating prowess is how I caught Barium’s attention at Prom.
Arnold: We didn’t have hot dogs at prom! Unless your prom was a lot less fancy than ours was…
Antimony: Don’t think about it too hard, kid.
While we’re paying attention to Antimony, I have an elder action that I can use for her.
That is quite a lot of money.
Yes, we will be taking that money, kthxbai.
Antimony: Now I’m free to be a criminal, like I’ve always wanted!
Even if I was going to fill that wish, I’m not allowed to.
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 : 1
Every Birth : 11 +55
Twins : (5) +50
Triplets : (1) +20
Fulfilling LTWs : 5 +200
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 = 90