A Golden Opportunity

Hey, guys. I turned 21 this past Friday and DRANK A PEPSI WOO.

Not even Pepsi and… whatever alcoholic beverage one puts in a Pepsi. Or do you just put alcohol in Coca Cola. I know you put rum in coke…

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Apparently the first picture I took was of this little graveyard/mausoleum place. I was sending Barium to go looking for gemstones and–

This is why we start with sim checks, isn’t it? So I don’t have to open a chapter talking about the same mausoleum rabbit hole that everyone’s seen before.

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I’m pretty sure that Arnold is duplicating our instruments. I only had one bass before.

Arnold: But… I’m all about that bass.

Caesium made that joke last time.

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OHEY. Sims!

Maybe this is why they call the game SIMS… *mind blown*

It’s Neo’s birthday.

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Neo’s a mooch now.

Neo: Can I bum a twenty? Or some cigs?

… you’re like six.

Neo: Everyone in this family’s a drunk; I thought I’d be different.

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… I have no idea why I took this picture of Neo singing to her IF; something else we’ve all seen a billion times.

Probably because she’s blocking the sink. Yeah, that’s probably it.

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Aw, Mulan’s old now!

For all the shit I give her, I really do love Mulan, and like every other sim from early in the legacy. Good memories all around.

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… if we could go one day without ghosts trying to incest my sims, that’d be great.

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Nervous: Aw, yeah. That’s my great-something-granddaughter in that tub. Mm.

Antimony: How did you know I had a fetish for incestuous ghost voyeurs?

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Arnold, however, is disgusted by the ghost.

Arnold: Gross, dude! You’re RELATED.

I was actually taking a picture to say STOP GETTING TOYS FROM THE DAMN CLAW MACHINE to Arnold. Cheaty McCheaterson.

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Cerium BAM finished her LTW.

Since I went and changed her LTW to be the recipe one and everything.

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Aw, autonomous walking training for Theo!

… Neo and Theo. THEY RHYME.

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While I’m doing the whole ‘change LTWs’ thing, I changed Arnold’s to one he could actually conceivably do as an unplayable sim. He has to max out three skills, but he’s typically practicing on the instruments so it could possibly happen.

Too bad there’s no ‘catch 100 things from the claw machine’ LTW or he’d have won this one already.


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Good luck, Arnold.

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Wren: Yay! It’s my birthday!

Mangle: Mm… want some caaaaaaake?


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Wren has a crisis.

The crisis is her hair.

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Barium’s birthday too, but he has to go find a room with tons of people. Because Barium’s a little attention whore, apparently.

Barium: I know my wife aged up alone with a cowplant, but look at MEEE!

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Barium: … my hair deflated.

… we’ll fix that.

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Zombie: I can’t get inside. : (

… that is why we have a door. To keep you out.

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Hey, Silver! How’s death?

Silver: Shh! Don’t break my concentration. I’m in a cop chase.

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Since Barium and Cerium basically have nothing to do now, I have Barium train up Theo while we wait for things to do.

Barium: Can you say ‘dance party’?


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… so this was in our inventory. I don’t know why.

But Mangle has a new friend now.

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Barium had to fix a television for Lucy.

Lucy: Okay, I can pay you in money… or something else…

Barium: Money. I’ll take money.

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Yay! Autonomous sim interactions!

Neo: So can I have some candy?

Barium: It’s too late for candy; it’s almost bedtime.

Mangle: That’s it… take a step back… just a little more…

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Neo: Grandpa, you’re looking extremely young today.

Antione: Nice try, young lady, but your father’s right about the candy.

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Neo: Screw the adults! They don’t know what they’re talking about. I’m just going to stay up all night, ride a rocking horse, and JAM my hand through the wall!

Don’t become your uncle, please.

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I check back on my torch-holder for a bit and see that the both of them are talking about photography. How sweet.

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Neo: I’m serious, Grampa, you look super young.

Antione: I’m not giving you candy.

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Antione: I’m off to have some sushi.

Neo: Wait! Forget the candy! Can we just play video games?

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We got the philosopher’s stone thing, so we can get rid of some of the toys that Arnold’s been stealing from the claw machine.

But first, the imaginary friends.

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Cerium: Yay, it’s gone!

I don’t even really care that it didn’t work to make gold. So long as it’s gone, that’s good for me.

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Wren: I’m just going to go to the bathroom and not see anything weird going on.

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Cerium: Lamia ursus, et converterentur ad evanescunt aurum.

Wren: Never mind.

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Who doesn’t keep a stack of gold bars on the desk by their computer?


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

Incest is Relative

Hey, guys. I’m actually pretty on top of my homework right now, so it’s time for a Mendeleev post!

Well, while Barium’s being sent out to throw some more potions at people or whatever I was having him do, why not check on what the others are doing?

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O… kay then.

I’ve heard of sims turning to incest with Story Progression, but never ones so closely related. And not in the same house!

… actually Antimony was trying to shoo Cerium out of the bathroom.

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… moving on with the sim check.

Wren’s taking care of Neo.

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Arnold is cheating the claw machine, which seems to be one of his favorite activities, kn addition to playing with the instruments. I feel like I’m constantly getting notifications about him getting this or that out of it.

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Yup, I was right. We were on an elixir-throwing mission.

And that guy went and kissed another woman right in front of his wife right after we made him a vampire. : /

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Blondie: BEES! Why would you throw B-you’re kind of cute! 😉

And then she became a paparazzi just so she could stalk Barium.

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Blondie: Ooh! This must be where he gets his BEES!

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Kirby went and killed the other gnomes.

Kirby: Now to kill the family! EEHEEHEEHEE!

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Cerium: OMIGOD THE B- oh wait it’s a job booster potion.

And then I found out that it doesn’t work like the skill booster and she actually has to go to work.

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Since Cerium’s got a few more days of maternity leave, but she’s just on level one of the job, I had her quit and take the job again. Which actually is a step forward. Now she’s at a clean slate instead of having a lot of red filling her performance bar.

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Wren: I’m the best parent. What’s Cerium doing, leaving her baby crying like that?

She’s working, Wren. Like you’d be doing if we hadn’t married you in.

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Hey, Caesium!

Lynda: Shouldn’t this guy be an IF?

For once, Lynda, you’re the voice of reason.

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Hey, I’m here, too!

Sabrina: There’s… too many people here… : (

Then leave.

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… no one’s keeping you here, self.

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Hey, Krypton. Long time no see you ghosts around, so it’s nice.

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I think that Arnold is duplicating stuff or getting new instruments or something, ’cause I don’t remember him having his own drum set before? And we didn’t have a keyboard at all, I don’t think.

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Caesium: Because I’m all about that bass, ’bout that bass, no… guitars.

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And I worked so hard actually making you look nice as a teen!

That’s… that’s an interesting outfit choice.

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Lining up to play with the baby.

Barium: Uncle loves you very much! Yes he does! Yes he does! Mommy loves you too, but I got here first! Yes I did! Who got here first?

Cerium: Will you just shut up?

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Olive: WHY WOULD YOU THROW B- You’re kind of cute!

Barium: … you’re like my great… great… I don’t even know.

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Barium: Well, LTW completed. I. Am. The best.

Olive: Wait! Wait! We can have hot bee woohoo!

What is it with women being turned on by bees?

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Wren reaches her LTW as well.

Wren: I am best spouse.

Okay, you two, cut it out. Your heads are getting too big for the house.

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Antimony: Endlessly cleaning, endlessly cleaning…

Barium: Will you just WAIT for me to fix the tub first?

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Who are you on the phone with?

Wren: Oh, no Daddy. It’s alright. You don’t have to save me anymore; we’re rich now.

Vaughn: Alright. That’s good… I was planning to use the Mendeleev girl as collateral, but she didn’t agree to go out with me…

Was THAT what that was about?

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Damn you and your fairy pranks, Arnold.

As soon as we find a Potent Cure Elixir, your wings are going bye-bye.

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Speaking of wings, Theo’s growing up.

I think Theo’s a good nickname for Promethium. And it’s a family name, too, the name of our second spouse in this legacy back when our founder Ellie was alive still.

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I just changed his wings not to clash, but he’s a cutie. Blond with red eyes, and I don’t think we’ve had anyone born into the family blond in a while.

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Barium: Hey, have you played those arcade games we have? They’re pretty fun. I have a lot of time to play with them now that I’m through with my LTW.

Cerium: You… bite me.

Neo: Sopping network! Sopping network!

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Bobo (or whatever its name is): How you doing, Caesium?

Caesium: I’m not sure if I’ve moved from this spot since yesterday. : /


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From the back, he looked an awful lot like Helium. I’m glad we don’t have any further incest going on.

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I did change her LTW to culinary librarian, but I’m still keeping her on her career track for now.

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Neo: It’s a dream within a dream, little sheep.

Wrong movie, Neo.

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The kids freaking love the home shopping network.

So does Antimony, apparently.

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Lynda: Or spying on Antimony with a bugged painting. >_> <_<

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Vaughn: This time just because you’re hot. 😉

: /


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 :  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 = 95


So I tried to put in a mod that would let me overstuff the household, since we have six adults in the house and this generation will have two kids in it unless the grandparents die in a timely manner. And I always feel morbid while waiting for a sim to die.

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So we start Barium’s day at TH with him eating a hot dog, and his needs are all full, so that’s great. Time to go hit up the elixir store!

While I’m remembering, might as well check on Arnold’s traits and LTW.

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He is indeed a virtuoso, which explains his magnetic attraction to the family instruments (he’s stolen the majority of them for his inventory) as well as being neat, a workaholic, an angler, and star quality.

And his LTW… not happening.

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Thanks, but that’s kind of the opposite of what I want. I want Arnold to be aging up with Cerium as much as the next person (and I completely forgot that I could just cake him until I saw comments to age them up together *is a fail simmer*) but I would rather not have the two of them living forevers and evers.

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Hey Krypton, long time no see!

I have no idea why he’s fainting. I mean, he probably saw a ghost, but… I didn’t see any others out there?

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The mods I added for some reason made it so that the game lagged for an ungodly amount of time whenever I tried to have Barium try to interact with an elixir in his pocket. Didn’t bog down using any other items that I could tell, not even the chemistry table potions. Just the elixirs. Which is bad, as he needs to use fifteen more for his LTW.

So I had him read a book on how to make a job performance booster elixir, whatever it’s called. It’s not like it takes all that long to use the elixirs once you already have it, and the kids of the generation will be far apart in age if I don’t overstuff the household, so I figured I’d at least try?

Barium: Why am I helping my sister with her LTW?

Because it’s not a contest? : /

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Cerium: Look, Barium! I’m going to have a baby that’s EIGHT TIMES as cute as yours!

Barium: It totally IS a contest!

Because you two are making it into one. : /

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Now go collect some smoky quartz so you can make the liquid job booster. This will help both of you with your LTWs.

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Then I discovered that Antione had THIS in his pocket… along with like forty sketches from the sketchbook, but those aren’t actually impressive. Where in the world did a Vampire’s Eye come from?

Antione: A… vampire?

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Cake Platter: I have successfully escaped the legacy lot. I’m FREEEE! FREEEEEEEE!

… Barium, would you go pick that up and wash it?

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Cerium: Booooo! BOOOOOO!

She’s not even in the room with you, Cerium. Take a chill pill.

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Everyone lines up to interact with Neo. It’s pretty funny.

Wren: But… it’s my baby.

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… thankfully, Cerium’s not in bed to have Arnold wake her up when he plops the drums down in her bedroom.

Thankfully, she’s not even in the room, or he might hear some choice words about throwing off the room’s symmetry.

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This one is definitely her father’s daughter; even I can distinctly see his facial features in her. Hopefully she’s not a clone, but I don’t think she is, because her eyebrows are not nearly as scary as his were.

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Now we can  turn random sims into fairies!

… if we actually had the ingredients for it.

We need to collect a bunch of ingredients for any of the more interesting elixirs, really. Actually…

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One of the most fun elixirs to have is the flask of bees one, and you can pretty much ensure that you’ll have the ingredients for it by having some bee boxes, so Barium bought a bunch of bee boxes.

If Barium bravely bought a bunch of bee boxes, how many bee boxes did Barium bravely buy?

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‘Cause we got a little convoy
Rockin’ through the night
Yeah, we got a little convoy
Ain’t she a beautiful sight?

Antione got called out to work right after Cerium went out to the library.

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Aw, Barium is bonding with Arnold autonomously!

Arnold: So, can I borrow a camera? I thought if I sent some ‘pictures’ to Cerium it might make her come home… if you know what I mean.

Barium: One: NO! Two: Ew! Three: You have a camera on your phone!

… never mind, then.

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Neo: Red pill or blue pill? I’ll take a third option and EAT YOUR HEAD OFF!

Aren’t children precious?

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The uncontrollable sims in this house sure think so.

Barium: But… I wanted to give her a bottle!

He stood there and waited for her to finish, and promptly gave her a second bottle.

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Huh, looks like the paparazzi woman decided to switch jobs after her last one ended with her getting bees and things thrown at her. Now she’s Cerium’s boss.

Let’s befriend her! 8D

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Cerium: …So that’s why I really really hate water.


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Nothing like a glitchy Imaginary Friend to assure you that your game is working perfectly. : /

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Arnold, being the dirty cheat that he is, swiped this from the claw machine using his fairy powers. I think I named it Samus, but I’m not sure?

Oh, no. It’s Kirby.

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Cerium: So, do you like Key Lime Pie? I can make a mean Key Lime Pie. I’ll make one for you, if you want! I’ll make EIGHT pies for you!

Eugenia: … are you bribing me?

Cerium: … Nnyes?

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Caught Wren getting off the phone with her father. While hiding in one of the tiny little bathroom stalls.

Wren: You can prove nothing.

Methinks we might just get a phone call from a Mr. Knight expounding on his certain set of skills.

And then Mulan had a swimwear party, so I thought why not? And why not bring Eugenia so we can work on getting the relationship up a bit more?

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Mulan: This stinks. Someone better clean up before party.

… you’re the only one who lives here.

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Cerium: So… I’m incredibly cold. But let’s talk cooking some more.

Thank Heavens Seasons isn’t installed right now. : /

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Ohey, Lynda!

Lynda: The television broke, and the scary woman is making me play bass for entertainment. I fear for my life… help me… please…


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Fairy: This lady’s party sucks.

Katja: I don’t know… the bassist is pretty good.


Because you half-ass everything, Mulan.

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Eugenia: Well, you’re my friend now, so let’s hug!

Cerium: Finally! Warmth!

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Cerium: By the way, did you know your face is the most symmetrical I’ve seen?

Eugenia: Er…

Just kidding, Cerium went into labor a few minutes after I had to switch TH.

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Cerium: Okay, I need a sink, stat. Everything needs to be sterile before, during, and after the birth.



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Cerium: *screams*

Eugenia: Well, I’m tired. See you later, new friend! : )

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So, meet the new baby…

Hold on a second…

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Meet the new baby, Promethium! He’s a little boy who is… um…

Oh, yes! A clumsy light-sleeper. He’s also a fairy.

He’s also under the floor. Cerium, did you drop the baby through the floor?

Cerium: I had to go wash my hands!

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I just happened to see this while checking if the kid was a fairy in her relationship panel.

Cerium: I want to quit work now.

Because you had a baby? You want to be a stay-at-home mom?

Cerium: It’s not just that. I don’t want to work for a woman who’d leave me out in the snow, in labor, wearing a bathing suit.

That’s… fair enough.


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 :  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 = 95


The Neonate

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Barium: I just committed murder.

Yes, yes you did.

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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.

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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.

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Oops, my mistake. Antimony skipped the birthday party so she could play video games and fantasize about being mean to her nemesis.

Who, coincidentally…

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… 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?

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Lynda: Ba… ri… um…

Please don’t go all yandere up in my game.

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Antimony and Antione are turning into elders!

I remember when Antimony was born; they grow up so fast.

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Antione became a cute old man and immediately started to celebrate his wife’s wedding. They’re so cute.

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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.

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And then Cerium wanted to pillow fight with Antimony, but her time as TH was starting and she has work to do.

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Hey Gorgeous.

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.

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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.

Screen Shot 2015-01-18 at 12.19.02 PMPoor 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.

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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.

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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.

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Cerium: What? He might have germs on his mouth or something.

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Thankfully, Arnold agrees. I think he must have just been in a bad mood the other day when he left for basically no reason.

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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.

Screen Shot 2015-01-18 at 12.24.27 PMAnd 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. : )

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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*


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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.

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Antimony: So… you’re Cerium’s fiance?

Arnold: Yes, yes I am.

Antimony: You’re kind of cute.


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.

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Although barely anyone was thinking about the wedding.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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… 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.

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Quick check on the family to make sure everything’s alright.

Not burning down the house? Okay, proceed.

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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. : /

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… which is weird, because I basically married them and then we ignored the guests for the rest of the night.

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Barium threw potions at random sims for a while out at the park, and then we ran out.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hot dog bonding time?

Antimony: Now hold the hot dog far away from your face and chomp down in an exaggerated manner.

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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.

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That is quite a lot of money.

Yes, we will be taking that money, kthxbai.

Screen Shot 2015-01-18 at 1.01.00 PMAntimony: Now I’m free to be a criminal, like I’ve always wanted!

Um… what?

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


It’s Raining Men(deleevs)

So, last time Silver died and people moved out, so I had room to finally finally FINALLY move graves over from when I forgot them back in Roaring Heights. So I got my simself on that right away.

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You can’t find me attractive! YOU ARE MARRIED. Stopitstopitstopitstopitstopit.

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*sigh* Just go and get the graves real quick so we can pop out of here.

Sabrina: I’m somehow already tired.

Maybe because the new gremlin puppy likes to eat human flesh at night when you’re trying to sleep?

Sabrina: Possibly.

She has a hunger only hands can satisfy.

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I couldn’t figure out how to spawn investigator jobs; the ‘spawn job’ cheat only came up if I had Antimony as my active sim, to spawn a ghost hunter job, so I had Barium quit his job and we’ll be pursuing the Alchemy Artisan thing, because I haven’t really done alchemy yet.

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Cerium, don’t kill yourself over the asymmetrical house design.

Cerium: I’m not! I’m feeding the cowplant! God!

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Barium will be spending quite a bit of time reading up on alchemy in the library. So I figured it would be a good time to plop my simself in and move in the graves.

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Sabrina: I… don’t even think I have any skills?

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TA DA! *triumphant music*

The gnomes are Link and Luigi, I believe.

I moved my simself out, and she got a house rather than being kicked out so that the money she brought in would leave with her. Have fun, little simself. Procreate, preferably. Sims exist only to breed, after all.

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Ohey, Caesium and Lanthanum came to the library!

It’s kind of nice to send sims out to read at the library or other community lots. Cool to see all the other sims that come in.

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Lucy is almost dressed appropriately!

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And this kid FINALLY took a shower!

Raz: My mom forced me to bathe before I could graduate. : /

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Caesium: How’s your LTW going?

Barium: Er… I had to give up on it because of glitches. I’m skilling for alchemy now to fulfill my new one. How’s your wish to be rich and famous?

Caesium: Still not a celebrity. : /

Barium: That’s weird; I’m a three-star celebrity just from interacting with my fiance.

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Dym found one of the guitars. So that was cool.

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Wren: I’m… going to be marrying your son…

Antione: *eats food* *ignores*

Wren: …

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We were doing… something… on Saturday. I think I was working on Barium’s then-LTW? Anyway, I had a quasi-family outing mid-week to make up for it, although the teens were at school and Antione was at work. It ended up being these three reading for an afternoon. It was thrilling.

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On the bright side, Cerium’s got on honor roll!

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She went to her boyfriend’s house after school.

Cerium: Wait… you’re the werewolf who traumatized me when I was a child!

It’s a small world. Especially when there are only a few families in town because it was empty when we moved in.

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Werewolf Kahn: So, you’re the girl dating my son…


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Arnold: Don’t mind my father, Cerium. I wrote some music for you. It’s palindromic, so it’s the same whether you play it forwards or backwards.

Cerium: That’s nice, but I should be getting home…

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Cerium: I was just saying that!

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The ghosts are starting to come out from the new/old graves!

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… and then I had Barium go back to the library, and I’d apparently forgotten to disband the group because Wren and Antimony followed right after him. They’re even in same order, although they sat in reverse order because I took this picture from the opposite angle. : /

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Dym: Shouldn’t Mom be scolding me, anyway? Is she even doing anything important?

Barium: NO SHE IS NOT.

And then we had a wedding!

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Or we would, if Wren weren’t sleeping and dreaming of her hatred of water…


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After waking up Wren, we’re ready for the wedding… if anyone learns how to door.

Wren: I’ll get there as soon as my mother-in-law gets out of the doorway.

Antimony: I want to see the wedding.

It’s in the exact opposite direction, Antimony.

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… the wedding takes so long to begin that the guests start to make fun of imaginary people. : /

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Ohey, it’s Wren’s mom. Her hair is awful.

… I was too preoccupied with getting the couple to marry that I didn’t fix it. Whatever. : /
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Barium: Wren, now that two hours have passed since we’d first planned to get married, will you marry me?

Wren: Of course. : )

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Wren: With this ring, I thee wed…

Barium: *barely-contained girlish squeeing*

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Aww, so cute. Now let’s see how many hours it takes to get them all into the kitchen.

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It too me far too long to realize that Zhasmina wasn’t topless. That shirt matches her skin tone pretty well.


We all are, Dym. We all are.

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Lullaby, yay! The next generation will be coming up soon, and anyone who knows their periodic table (or is curious enough to look it up) will know that our next kid will be named Neo. Well, Neodymium. So that’s something.

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Aria: Hope your marriage is going well, daughter dearest. Here’s a pole. 😉

Wren: … thanks mom. >_>

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Barium: One step closer to my LTW BAM!


So we’ve used something like two out of fifty elixirs.

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… what kinds of relationships are you talking about, game? What what WHAT are you even talking about?

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Cerium aged up over at Arnold’s. If she wants to have her birthday with her boyfriend, that’s fine. It’s her decision.

I have no idea how that vampire relates to anyone. : /

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Cerium’s last trait is brave, and I believe her LTW is one of the culinary ones. I think it’s reaching level ten of the career.

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*unintentionally gives her the same shirt*

Cerium: I’m still afraid of water, but I can be BRAVE about it now! 😀

Her cheeks are really red; I might have to change that. : /

And by the way… Barium and Cerium!

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I turned one of the empty houses into an elixir shop, because I couldn’t find one.


Shopkeeper 2: Will you just shut up and get back to the register? I’m not spending the next four hours of my shift listening to you scream at an empty store.

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It’s Antimony’s first day as torch-holder, so Barium is out of my control for now. I’m probably not going to note every time that we switch TH, since we’ll be switching every day. But Barium’s first action once he’s done with the last one I’d given him before midnight was to talk about the weather with Dym.

Cerium: *studying cooking*

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Barium: Hey, sis. I know your LTW involves cooking, but I’m already way better at cooking than you are.

Barium’s just owning his sisters by being better at getting their LTWs than they are, it seems.

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Wren: Oh, look. I’m pregnant.


Since I can only control Cerium every other day, I decided to invite Arnold over to see if we can age him up and move him in.

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… calm down, kid. It’s just a birthday.

Cerium: See, Barry? I actually WATCH MY SIGNIFICANT OTHER GROW UP!


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So let’s just focus on moving him in right now… do some friendly interactions, Cerium. Get rid of the ‘ask about alma mater’ and ‘ask about job’ ones first so they’ll get out of the little interaction wheel.

Cerium: Um… what do you do for a living?

Arnold: Someone here has problems I’m leaving. ò_ó

… That could’ve gone better.

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… and while Wren had a medical degree while in high school, it seems that Arnold and Cerium have gone to a nonexistent school. : /


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 : 10 +50
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 = 85

A Study in Lilac

Happy New Year, and Happy New Generation!

Barium and Cerium will be taking the reins this time, but it’s just Barium for now because Cerium’s still a teen.

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Antimony: WHO DID THIS?

I don’t know, Antimony, but I can’t control you anymore, so you’ll have to figure that out on your own.

Anyway, unveiling of the YAs!C

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Caesium here got charismatic, so hopefully she’ll be able to be a movie star or whatever it is she wants to do with her life when she’s an uncontrollable sim.

I remembered to upload her when I did her makeover! Yay!

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I have no idea why I took this picture. Possibly because I remembered that there was a hats section for hairs… which is understandable because 99% of the time I don’t use random cowboy hats and bicycle helmets on my sims… and gave Lanthanum a hat that might hopefully make up for not having a horse?

Lanthanum: IT DOESN’T.

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Lanthanum: You know what would be a great gift, Dad? A motorcycle! It’d be a stress-reliever to ride one of those around town…

Lanthanum is a vehicle enthusiast, because cars and motorcycles are the closest he has to horses.

Lanthanum: … I could name it Brownie and give it hay.

Lanthanum is available here.

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And here’s… oh my.

I think the facial hair really looks good on him. That’s another thing I feel like I forget 99% of the time when giving sims a makeover.

Barium’s final trait is good sense of humor, and he wants to be a private investigator. Hopefully we can get in 35 cases on the days when he’s actually controllable.

I forgot to save him but I’ll nab him next time I’m in the game.

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Barium gets a job as soon as possible so he can get working on his career. The Motive Mobile that he can probably keep working for days on end without stopping, so I think we’ll do alright with the cases.

Barium: But… the Motive Mobile wastes gas… it might be filling my needs, but what of the EARTH’S needs? The Earth is the biggest sim of all!

The Earth is one big ISBI, Barium.

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Antimony: Gee, Mom! I’m glad we both agree that this game of ping pong is more important than the unfinished portrait in the other room!

Silver: Indeed!

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First case!

Katja: I think someone is kicking over my gnomes.

Barium: … is that really all that important? And also I don’t see any gnomes on this lot?

Katja: I mostly called you because your hot. Dig in my neighbor’s garbage and I’ll pay you.

Barium: Fair enough.

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Barium: Livin’ the dream!

It’s your LTW.

Barium: You couldn’t have picked ‘International Superspy’?


Barium: For you, maybe. : /

Hair: *is afraid of hats and disappears whenever one is present on Barium’s head*

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Barium: Okay, I have photographic evidence. Apparently, they WERE kicking your gnomes. But she pinkie-promised to stop.

Katja: Wow, is it hot out here, or is it just you?

Barium: … it’s just you. You’re a vampire, remember?

Katja: Oh. Right.

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Barium: Hold on, I gotta graduate first.

Katja: Can I come with you? 😦

Barium: I have a girlfriend. And you’re engaged or married or something.

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I’m sure I had some clever line planned for this picture, but all I can think about right now is the adorable snowman snowglobe in front of city hall.

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… except that his entire job consists of wandering around town doing tasks for random townies.

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One: Barium’s not psychic.

Two: I’m pretty sure this was the glitchy opportunity that Antimony had.

Three: Antimony’s not a psychic, either; the ghost-hunter career uses gadgets and doodads to find ghosts. There’s an actual fortune-telling career.

So we’re not going all Psych on the local police department.

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Barium: So… you want me to do what again?

Lady: Dig through my neighbor’s trash for… reasons…

Barium: I’m beginning to think that this town is either really petty, or full of people who are conspiring to have me dig through trash for shits and giggles. But I’m being paid so whatever.

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Cerium: GRANNY NO!

SILVER! Don’t die! We have room in the house after Caesium and Lanthanum got kicked out into the snow! You don’t need to die after all!

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Silver: It’s alright, Cerium. Go back inside. You’ll catch your death out in that little dress… Hm… *examines t-shirt* Come to think of it, maybe that’s what’s happening.

Cerium: *sob*

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Death: Silver Mendeleev, your time is up.

Silver: Wait! I still have to finish that painting!

Death: I gave you MORE than enough time, Silver. Now get in your gravestone. It’s the best one; come on, no complaining.

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Barium was away from the house so didn’t hear of the news.

Barium: Um… green lady? I did what you wanted. : /

Lady: Wait until I’m done, kid!


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Barium: Hey, fellow torch-holder! Wanna have a long conversation about developing film?

Cerium: … our grandmother just died.

Barium: Oh. That explains the huge gravestone out front.

Cerium: Also, your sideways hat makes me want to break your jaw.

Barium: … I’m going to go find another case now.

At this point, Barium’s next ‘case’ is… study at a library.

Okay then.

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Barium: I don’t think this is working.

Yeah, there’s no study option outside of university. : / Go find another case, then.

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Dym: Look, I know you’re upset, Barium, but you need to take that hat off and get some hair.

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We invited Wren over to give her a birthday.

Wren: Omigod! That’s why you didn’t come to school today!

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Apparently she’s already graduated university with a degree in science and medicine.

Barium: … and you’re in high school because?

Wren: People don’t trust doctors who are too young to drive, and I was tired of sitting at home all day. : /

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Happy Birthday, Wren!

If you’re lucky, you might actually see your parents again in your lifetime.

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Barium proceeds to go watch television rather than watch his girlfriend become an adult.

Barium: You’ve seen one birthday, you’ve seen them all.

That’s just a little rude, Barium. Just a little.

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Oh god that hair.

Maybe it’s better that Barium didn’t witness this.

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… she wasn’t kidding about the medical degree.

And I don’t know her traits yet. Oops.

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Wren: He wasn’t there for my birthday.

Oh, I’m sorry, baby. : (

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Barium pounced her directly after her makeover.

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And then this:

Barium: Will you marry me, Wren?

Wren: Oh, Barium… I’m trapped in this house until I say yes, right?

Pretty much.

Wren: Then yes! Yes I will!

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Barium: Wahhhh! This was Grandma’s bathroom we just woohooed in!

Wren: … it was still good, right?

Barium: But we wasted WAAAATERRRR!

Oh well, off to solve a case.

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Wren: So this is what you do for a living?

Barium: Basically.

Wren: This is kind of disappointing.

Barium: Could you leave? I can’t do this with you watching.

Wren: Barium Mendeleev, I am going to be your WIFE, and–

Barium: No, I think that coding literally won’t let me do this with someone watching.

Wren: Okay, I’ll go back home, then.

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Barium: … my butt is cold.

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Barium: … I don’t have exams?

Police: Then we don’t have any cases for you. : P

Barium: … could you check again?

Police: Well, there is one…

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Mulan: I need you hack computer and get dirt on assholes who fire me from being teacher!

Barium: Er… alright.

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How’s the case going.

Barium: I’m mostly finding things on the school’s website that make me think she should have got fired sooner. But… I think a teacher was watching Mythbusters on a school computer once to see if it was appropriate to show their science class? I guess we can pass that off as ‘dirt’.

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Barium: … I never said any of that. As long as I’m getting paid, though. : / Next case.

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And then I sent Barium into the building like five times, and each time he was told to go study at home or at the library.

Police: If you can’t study at home, and you can’t study at the library, I don’t know what crimes there are that you can solve, Mr. Picky.

Barium: … any way to fix this?

I guess we’ll need to resort to spawning cases through cheats? It’s not really cheating since there would be an endless stream of cases during normal game play, anyway, and I’m just fixing the glitch where the police apparently think they’re giving out opportunities to college students. : /


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 : 10 +50
Twins : (5) +50
Triplets : (1) +20
Fulfilling LTWs :  5 +200
NTH Spouse Reaching Top of Career : (0)
Every Honor Roll : 8 +40
Every 100,000 simoleons earned : 1 +20
Painting of Torch Holder (4) + 20

TOTAL = 80

Wrapping Up

Hey guys, I planned to have this generation wrapped up by the end of the year, and by golly I’m making it happen!

First, the winner of our heir poll.
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Hey, Barium. You’re heir.

Barium: Seriously? You had to interrupt my game for that?

Well, fine. : /

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Hey, Cerium. You’re heir.

Cerium: But… the promise of a symmetrical house when I moved out was the only thing keeping me going! I think I’m gonna be sick…

They’re both thrilled.

Yes, we had a tie, so I thought it would only be fair to have dual heirs. I could have had a second poll, but then that would have taken more time and, as stated, I was trying to get this generation wrapped up by 2015.

I’m planning to alternate between Cerium and Barium, only controlling one each day, unless people think I should just control both of them? I feel like controlling two sims at once would be, like, spoiling me or something, though.

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Cerium: Come and get it, Mangle.


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So we have five days to get Antimony to get through the last level of her career, since that’s when Barium becomes a young adult.

Antimony: Please, I’ve got this in the bag.

Just go back to skilling logic; I’ve never paid attention to how much collecting spirits and such actually affects the progress bar, so I want all the help we can get with this.

Meanwhile, Silver and Antione were busy helping the other kids feel better about themselves, I guess.

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Antione: Well… you’re a workaholic, right? You could always get a desk job. You’d like that, right?

Dym: … I guess, dad.


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Silver: You could get a job playing video games if you’re not heir, right? That’s a thing people can do now?

Lanthanum: … Barium’s the one that plays video games. I like horses.

Silver: … what’s a horse.

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Dym: Why would you do this to me, Mom? You know I’d be the best heir!

Antimony: You know I don’t get to decide who inherits the house, Dym. And you’re wearing a t-shirt in the Arctic Circle.

Dym: But it’s a SWEATSHIRT t-shirt!

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Antimony: *completely stops in place* Omigod, she has the exact same hat as me… I mean, not exactly… in a different color… but this is so awkward! What do I do? What do I do?

… walk up to the counter like a normal person?

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Thank you for showing us once again why you’re not the heir, Caesium.

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And this kid is STILL scorched.

I didn’t care enough to wait for the gate to render.

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Silver: Wow, Antione, I didn’t know you went back to school.

Antione: This isn’t homework, it’s a sketch pad.

Silver: Aren’t you going to do homework, Lanthanum?

Lanthanum: Sure, let me get it out. I keep it in my liver so I won’t lose it.

Silver: And where’s Dym?

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Dym: Aw yeah, I’m gettin’ some tonight!

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Gideon: How DARE you come here in hopes of corrupting my pure, innocent little niece? You’re disgusting! Like a half-eaten chicken leg growing mold!

Dym: … innocent?

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Katja: Lucy, if you keep having your brother bring home teenage boys from school, people are going to start talking.

Raz: Wait… you were having me bring home clients for you?

Katja: Go take a bath, Raz.

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Dym: I suppose I shall drown my sorrows, then.

Go home, please.

Dym: Make me.

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Three guesses who is going to end up taken home by the cops. And the first two don’t count.

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Aaand we got our first second glitched job! The little kids’ block table was haunted, but it was all scratched up, too, which I’m guessing was the reason there were no interactions with it. I tried to delete the table in hopes something else would get haunted, or it would change to registering 4 haunted objects, but no luck.

Our first glitched job had been cancelled because of pregnancy, so it almost didn’t count.

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Dym was also taken home by the police.

Caesium: See? At least I didn’t pass out in the middle of the floor after!


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Hey, Annie, how’d the glitched job go?

Antimony: Alright. I’m not too far from a promotion so it doesn’t really matter.

But what happened after you gave up on the job?

Antimony: No idea what you mean.

Weren’t you about to cuddle the woman who hired you on her couch? : /

Antimony: Um.

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Caesium: Doo do doo, sneaking out for school…

Dammit, I forgot to let her off the hook.


*sigh* Let her off the hook.

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… thanks, Silver. We needed that painting.

Silver: No problem!

It’s even more of a let-down because every time I get a message that she’s finished a painting and go to check on it, the game renders the finished version of the portrait before the ‘unfinished-ness’ renders, and it gets my hopes up.
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Silver: How DARE you sneak out to go to school, young lady!

Caesium: Take a hike, Grandma. This is getting old.

Silver: That icon isn’t HIKING. It’s JOGGING.

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We spotted Barium’s lover while Antimony was out on one of her jobs, and… er… no one looks good in some of those Supernatural hairs. If anyone knows of a sim that looks good with that hair, please show me. I’d love to see it.

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Much better.

I ship it.

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Antimony: Thanks for not taking a picture of that spirit.

How was I to know that little ghostie would be the thing to push you over the limit and promote you to level 10?

Antimony: Whatever. I fulfilled my LTW.

Aw yeah, and there’s still some time to spare.

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Antimony: Hi, I just got promoted and… I can’t retire yet? I won’t get a pension? Okay, never mind then. I’ll keep my job for a bit longer.

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We got a Spirit Positioning Device for level 10, which is cool, but I don’t feel like following Antimony around town and finding 50 spirits to fulfill some wish. So she’s got off now.

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Time to catch up on video games?

Antimony: Sh, I’m trying to make this wolf befriend this rab… well, shoot.


You will be missed, sweet rabbit…

I think the whole ‘make a predator befriend its prey’ quest and the subsequent bunny genocide was the reason I stopped playing that game however long ago it was.

That and it was super awkward when my parents were watching me force deer to mate at the game’s request.

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Speaking of dying, when are you going to die?

She’s 100 days old now, and we’re kind of just about ready to get on with the next generation…

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And then everyone wanted to date Antimony all at once. : /

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Wren came home with Barium, but ended up talking with Cerium most of the time. Which isn’t a problem. If they’ll be living in the same house, they should get along, right?

Wren: You have a lovely smile, Cerium.

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Cerium: What are you even thinking? My teeth aren’t perfectly symmetrical! It’s an abomination!

Wren: I’m… sorry?

Forget what I said about getting along.

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Did I even give you that dress, Caesium?

Caesium: I thought I should look classy when I play the grand piano. Like a professional.

Makes sense. Continue.

Caesium: *plinks out ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’*

Then I got a notice saying it was Caesium’s birthday… Barium was apparently a day younger than her, somehow, and Lanthanum was two days younger than her. So birthday party for all so that everyone would be the same age.

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Silver: Ooh, a birthday party? Here’s hoping I live to see it!

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I’m sure the bad sushi you just ate will do wonders for your health. : /

Silver: I don’t feel so good…

She got invited on a date, and she’s single, being that Quan died, so why not?

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The guy’s name is Louis Sneed or something along those lines.

I thought it was related to a Lorax, but that’s a Thneed.

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Louis: You’ve come, my star! I scheduled our date in the park in case your heart gave out!

Silver: That’s… considerate.

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… so this werewolf is presumably Arnold’s father? His surname is Kahn, so I’m guessing they’re related somehow.

Kahnwolf: I’m just waiting for the hookers to show up.

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Severna: Looks like my run is up, now that my hair’s begun to thin. : /

I don’t think anyone’s looking at your hair.

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And then birthday party!

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And Silver made it home!

Silver: I live to see my grandchildren grow up!

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Caesium: Hey, I decided to shower instead of go to the cake like you wanted me to, so I’m growing up now!

Oh Caesium. : /

Well, it means Lanthanum can use that cake rather than me needing to replace one with a third cake.

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Barium: … to see my sister’s birthday?

I’d been playing for a while and there were a good number of pictures, so the kids will be given new styles next time, and we’ll see their new traits and meet our new TH, yeah? Until next time!

Which is likely next year.


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 : 10 +50
Twins : (5) +50
Triplets : (1) +20
Fulfilling LTWs :  5 +200
NTH Spouse Reaching Top of Career : (0)
Every Honor Roll : 8 +40 (Barium made it on Honor Roll…)
Every 100,000 simoleons earned : 1 +20
Painting of Torch Holder (4) + 20

TOTAL = 80

An Elementary Christmas

Welcome back to the Mendeleev ISBI. This is our ‘Christmas’ post, although I obviously couldn’t control my sims so it’s as ‘Christmassy’ as they’d let me make it. We have prom coming up as well, so yay for that.
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It was the night day before Christmas,
And all through the house…Caesium was making inappropriate forum posts on another sim’s computer, and I decided not to make this rhyme. : /

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Antimony: Whoo! I yelled at my son for no reason again!

Seriously Lanthanum what are you doing that’s so wrong?

Lanthanum: I don’t… know?

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Dym lost his computer privileges though, because he’s got a D in school. Looks like a lot of the Mendeleev kids will be on Santa’s ‘naughty’ list. Ho ho ho.

Okay, I’ll stop now. o_o

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Katja: Lucille, we need to discuss how you dress. I think it’s affecting poor little Raz.

Raz: I just don’t like showers. : /

Viola: Just counting down the days until I can move out.

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Antimony: This is by far the most disgusting haunting I’ve been to yet.

Clothes: Iiiii am the ghooooost of Laundry Paaaaast. I will show you what happened to your sooooockssss…

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Toilet: I am the ghost of Shitting Paaaaa–

Antimony: Don’t care!

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Antimony wet herself while exorcising Mulan’s house, because Mulan decided to scare her on the job and I retaliated by stealing her toilet and sink. FAIL, but worth it.

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Hey, hey Cerium.

*clears throat*

Do you wanna build a snowman?

Cerium: It’s… not actually winter. You don’t have Seasons. We can’t build snowmen.

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But… we can pretend we built this one!

Cerium: That’s a decorative object.

The Secksies had a decorative pet pig and no one had to be a party pooper about it! *pout*

Cerium: His hat’s not on straight; I would never make a snowman like that. Even if snow weren’t horrible evil water.

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Everyone made a letter to Santa, though. You can’t tell me otherwise!

Antimony: Cerium, you know Santa can’t bring us a pony.

Cerium: I didn’t write that one. : /

Lanthanum: No pony? 😦

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Agatha: The police are outside the house and there’s a girl sleeping on the porch. What is my life.

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Viola: My family is crazy. Take me with you. o_o

I doubt the Mendeleevs will be any better. : /

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Silver: How dare you! What is this, the third time in a row?

I had Antimony let her off the hook because she needs to go to school and things like that. And prom is coming up; I don’t want any of the kids missing prom.

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Yo, it’s the fairy Lynda Kahn and her son, Arnold.

Barium went over to their house. Possibly to bury the hatchet.

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Part of me wants to marry someone in from this family at some point. Like a marriage alliance to unite the warring families. Mostly because Ferby from the Pokemon Legacy was pretty much the most adorable thing ever.

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Why did I take a picture of Antimony eating sushi?

The world may never know.

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Lanthanum: Stupid… Santa… not bringing me a pony… *grumble* *mutter* *angrily kneads dough*

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More ghosts coming from this house. There are only so many families in town right now (I think) so we go to a lot of the same houses.

Antimony: I heard you’re going to marry one of my sons?

Zhasmina: They’re attractive, I guess. : /

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:O Antimony! Ignore the spouse material brushing you off and come see this ghost!


The Mendeleevs really like their alcohol, guys.

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We bought a laundromat because we had the money and why not. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it, just yet. For now we just got another washer and dryer to upgrade it to a three star establishment, which is apparently the limit for this sort of thing.

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And Caesium’s sleeping in the bathroom.

She never fails to disappoint, does she?

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It’s the morning of prom and I just got an alert saying that the twins are going to be teens ‘soon,’ so I decided to speed things up ’cause I wanted them to be able to go to prom for sure.

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Cerium: I feel a sudden affinity for baking and other kitchen-related tasks.

Aw, cutie.

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Dym: I feel a sudden desire to be in a cubicle. : I

He’s… eh. It’d have been nice if he’d been a workaholic when he was FAILING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

Workaholic makes it more likely they’d do homework, right?

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I got a notification saying that Cerium witnessed a shoot-out or something, which freaked me right the fudge out, until I saw she was playing with the virtual reality goggles.

And then I guess nothing happened until prom.

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Ooh, who’s Trinity?

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Cerium’s hitting it off with the Kahn boy.


Two houses, both alike in dignity…

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Barium is hitting it off with Wren, who was another scary eyebrow girl a while back. Wouldn’t be opposed to him having kids with her, either, if he’s heir. LET THE EYEBROWS LIVE ON!

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Lanthanum was prom king! But he got in trouble for suggesting a prank in front of the chaperones.

Lanthanum: Prank? I was serious about filling the school with horses! It’d be a much better atmosphere!

Cerium: And germier! D:

Barium: We can’t introduce horses to the delicate North Pole ecosystem!

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And Antimony is one promotion away from reaching her LTW! I doubt we can make it in what time we have left, but I can dream. Although it really depends on who is voted heir, I guess.

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I’m not sure if I mentioned it or took a picture, but I made Cerium’s bedroom completely symmetrical.

Cerium: As it should be… zzz…

And then… Santa came. Or something. I’m not gonna lie, I was expecting Silver to keel over and I was going to dress my simself in a Santa-esque outfit and have her bring the graves. But that didn’t happen so I had to get actual gifts for the kids, at least.

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Barium got a bunch of greenery for his room.

Barium: They’ll help to convert some of the carbon dioxide I create into oxygen! 😀

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Lanthanum got horse things.

Lanthanum: That statue’s been there. : /

Hush, you. You got a rocking horse at least.

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Cerium got this thing because it was symmetrical, but I didn’t realize it was a fountain. I mean, I did, but I didn’t connect it to her being hydrophobic.

Cerium: I can never go in my room again. o_o

I’ll swap it for something cooking related I guess when I open the game again. : /

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Dym already has a killer pet and a chainsaw, so he got a cannon because evil.

Dym: I wanted the Dexter mod. : (

You’ll get what you get and you won’t get upset.

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Caesium got a magic mirror. Maybe it will compliment her and her enormous ego.

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I had Dym invite Trinity over with his teen action, since she was the only one of the new romantic interests whom I haven’t seen yet.

Antione: Good, matching outfit. Now, let’s just see what you have in your pocket…

Trinity: Mr. Mendeleev, I’ll call the police if you don’t take a step back. : /

They sure as hell know where we live with all the times that Caesium gets escorted back home.
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Aw, and her face is even interesting. She’s definitely not a face one. I think. I’m real bad at faces guys. : /

Unfortunately, that seems to be a career outfit or something, so I couldn’t change her hair to something more flattering or anything like that.

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Trinity: Bye, off to wizarding school!

And… that’s all I have! But before we go, I have a Christmas gift for all of YOU! 😀

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Caesium is the only child in the generation with teal hair. She has delusions of grandeur, but she’s only really famous among the local cops who have to escort her home every night. For whatever reason, she hasn’t found any romantic interests yet, although her Imaginary Friend/Paparazzi, Bobo or Peanut or whatever, might be a contender if she were to be our next torch holder.

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Owner of the scary eyebrows, Barium is an avid lover of the planet and protector of the environment. Just don’t talk to him about how his beloved television and video games are also using energy. He’s romantically involved with a fellow holder of the scary eyebrows, Wren.

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Lanthanum loves horses, although he doesn’t have that trait… or that expansion pack. : / His actual traits are a bit eh, but he’s got character whether or not his official traits say he does or not. He’s not seeing anyone but some girls in town have made it clear that they’re interested through heart-farts.

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Cerium Mendeleev enjoys symmetry and cooking… as long as water isn’t involved. She’s also a PARTY POOPER who won’t build a snowman with me…

Cerium: My picture is already off-center, can you at least do the commentary right?

Ahem. Cerium has a romantic interest in Arnold Kahn, a boy whose mother is nemeses with Antimony. So she’s got the ‘uniting our families before this grows into a blood feud’ thing going for her.

And Dym…

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Didn’t seem to realize that taking a bath would subject him to the horrors of water.

Stop crying so I can snap a picture, Dym.

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Praseodymium is the last of the kids to be born, and our halfway point, so he’s a pretty big deal already. He’s been failing school, but his new workaholic trait might change that in the future, and most of his evil schemes involve terminating the existence of water. He’s currently seeing a girl named Trinity, about whom little is known, but her clothing matches, at least.


Self Wetting : 13 -115
Fires: 4 -20
Electrocutions: 3  -15
Passing Out : 31 -155
Failing School : 0
Accidental Deaths : (0)
Social Worker Visit : (0)
Game breakiness that’s my own fault : 1

Every Birth : 10 +50
Twins : (5) +50
Triplets : (1) +20
Fulfilling LTWs :  5 +200
NTH Spouse Reaching Top of Career : (0)
Every Honor Roll : 7 +35
Every 100,000 simoleons earned : 1 +20
Painting of Torch Holder (4) + 20

TOTAL = 90

Yelling at Teenagers

Last time on the Mendeleevs… um… *pst* what happened last time?

Er… the cowplant almost ate people, Antimony got a new ‘haunting’ type in her job as a ghost hunter, and Dym proved himself to be evil by demanding a bedtime story even though I KNOW I have a mod to get rid of that!

Oh, and we left right during the time that the teens were going to the bistro. Except Lanthanum, because he decided to skip school with Dym and do homework.


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Lucy: Ah, yes, my first ‘appointment’ with a new client is scheduled…

Lady, this is a FAMILY establishment. There are a bunch of impressionable schoolchildren on a field trip in there.

Kilted Werewolf: I can’t feel my legs. o_o

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Severna: Dammit, did I get here too late? Do I need to punch a bitch out?

Mulan: Am I too late for the werewolf job?

Severna: : / You two need to go back to Disneyland and/or Avenue Q.

Mulan: Oh, because she’s Lucy the…


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Lanthanum: GRANDMOTHER. You must be brainless; you scolded Dym for skipping school when I was sitting in front of you the whole time!

Silver: *le gasp* I can’t help it, boy! I thought you were some dirty dishes; my eyes are going in my old age…

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Just pointing out that no one in this town knows how to dress for the weather.

Feet: WHAT DID WE DO TO DESERVE THIS CRUELTY? D8 *sounds of feet sadness*

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Cerium’s Teacher: I know how to dress. I know how to undress, too. Why don’t you come back to my place and I’ll show you, bb.


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Cerium: You think YOU’RE uncomfortable? That chair over there is scratched up and it’s really bothering me. Someone needs to replace it… but then one chair would be newer than the others… someone needs to get a werewolf to scratch up the chair across from that one, and then scratch up precisely two chairs on each table so all of the tables match.

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Mulan: Time to make the money playing guitar. : I

I thought you were a teacher?

Mulan: I fired for illegal activities on school grounds.

… I don’t need to hear any more. : /

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Persephone: *asphyxiating as lips are blocking her nostrils*

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Caesium got invited to a friend’s house… although it’s more likely that she just invited herself.

Caesium: Is anyone going to take my picture? Ask for my autograph? I came here for my fans!

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Here’s Caesium’s ‘friend’ after I changed her horrible hair and outfit and unf, I want those genes in this family. 8I

I also think she pulls off the ‘sunglasses indoors’ thing better than Caesium.

Zhasmina: The secret is giving zero fucks about anything.

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And then curfew came.

Caesium: We go until they kick us out, out; or the police shut us down, down…

Please stop.



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Cop car: *teleports*

Caesium: Wait, you’re just kicking me out on the side of the road? What about my house?

Cop: I don’t really want to do my job right now, kid, so just… run along. Try not to freeze to death.

Caesium: Wait, I–

Cop car: *teleports away*

Caesium: Dammit.

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Caesium: Oh wait, this is right by my house! Thank you Mr. Buried Sim for being a good landmark!

Buried Sim: *muffled whimpering*

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Better than passing out, although she got grounded before she went to bed. Which means we have to let her off the hook before school starts or I’ll have to deal with her being scolded for trying to go to school. And then for skipping school immediately after.

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Antimony: Speaking of skipping school, how DARE you, young man?

Lanthanum: D8 I wasn’t expecting this at ten o’clock at night!

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Caesium: GEEZ, MOM! I wasn’t even going anywhere; I was getting out of my sleeping bag.

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Antimony: I’m sorry for yelling, dear. You can go to school. But I’m getting real tired of this shit, Caesium.

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Especially considering that we have our eight slots full and I’m waiting for Silver to die so I can have another sim come in with the graves. : /

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… I thought you were let off the hook.

Caesium: Shh, I’m undercover. <_< >_>

Alright then.

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Paparazzi: Ooh, Barium Mendeleev! My sources say he’s a favorite for heirship!

Caesium: Wait… take pictures of me! Not Barium!

Paparazzi: *snap snap*

Caesium: Wait, I know exactly what will draw his attention!

You wouldn’t dare.

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She dared.

Paparazzi:  Just like a Mendeleev kid to go to school juiced. *proceeds to take zero pictures of Caesium*

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Speaking of drinking, Lanthanum went over to a friend’s house to raid their liquor.

Lanthanum: Well, we’re always out at home because Mom and Grandma drink everything.

This is true.

Then I remembered that I had a free teen action for these kids. Go Barium, go!

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I figured that I’d try to have Barium woo her, since he seems to be a favorite currently, but they never actually met.

They seem to have attraction, though, so maybe meeting will be enough to spark something? Maybe for prom or something?

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Since Caesium was so tired after school, she apparently decided to sleep in a sleeping bag in front of the school. I was going to send Antimony to maybe group up with her and bring her home or something, but she had work to do.

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Dorothy: Dammit, Raz! I spend all day working at the consignment store so YOU can have the foundation you need to get a better job, or even marry into a legacy. Hell, I summoned GHOSTS here to Antimony Mendeleev would come here and you’d get some screen time to endear yourself to readers, and how do you repay me? Have you even SHOWERED since that party?

Raz: Just let me do my homework in peace!

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Cop: Caesium Mendeleev, you’re coming with me!

I’m sure her parents will be thrilled that she’s coming home with the cops two nights in a row.

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Lanthanum: What did I do?

Antimony: I don’t know, but I’ve already yelled at Barium for no reason! It’s your turn!

Lanthanum: Why not yell at Caesium for no reason?

Antimony: There’s ALWAYS a reason with that girl. Now go take a time out.

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Lanthanum: A time out? What, am I five? I can’t even fit under here anymore, Mom.

Antimony: SHUT UP! I just want my little baby to stay young forever! Is that so much to ask? I remember when you had the cutest little butt… *grab*


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It was basically a toss-up between wetting himself and passing out by the time that he got out of time-out, which I couldn’t have Antimony cancel. : /

So… fail.

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Antimony what the hell.

Antimony: I scolded my baby and he went and passed out in the bathroom. I’m horrible, and even the cow plant thinks I’m disgusting.

You do realize you still have two children who are actually children, right?

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And then Antione walked right by a hungry cow plant while he was still hungry. Luckily he was just heading past to the kitchen.

Or maybe unluckily, considering he basically has no use for the rest of his time in the legacy and I’m trying to have a spot open so we can move the graves over. : /

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And Caesium is skipping school or some such thing again. I don’t even know what she did exactly, but I know she deserves it.

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Turns out that Zhasmina’s attracted to both of the Mendeleev boys, so we’ll see what happens, I guess. *shrug* If she ends up with one of the boys and the other gets voted heir, we can always just steal her.

And I’d be alright if one of the other kids becomes our torch holder, anyway.

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It’s astounding the difference between their grades. : /

This is what I get for calling him ‘Dym’ I suppose.


Self Wetting : 12 -110
Fires: 4 -20
Electrocutions: 3  -15
Passing Out : 31 -155
Failing School : 0
Accidental Deaths : (0)
Social Worker Visit : (0)
Game breakiness that’s my own fault : 1

Every Birth : 10 +50
Twins : (5) +50
Triplets : (1) +20
Fulfilling LTWs :  5 +200
NTH Spouse Reaching Top of Career : (0)
Every Honor Roll : 7 +35
Every 100,000 simoleons earned : 1 +20
Painting of Torch Holder (4) + 20

TOTAL = 95

Affably Angry Ghosts

Last time, we had a quintuple birthday, it was long, and Silver refused to paint a portrait for me.

We’ll get to the sims, but first I felt like checking the searches that people used to get to this site.

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Okay, so, people have gotten here by searching for X-Men, whatever ‘Mendeleev’s Monster’ might be… I did a quick search and remain unenlightened as to what this could mean. Sounds like a name of a video game or something.

… the last two actually sound like the setups for jokes, but I couldn’t find any answers when I looked it up. I did find a cute high school chemistry assignment where students ‘adopt’ an element and make a baby book for it.

Okay, time to actually check on the sims now.

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And Silver’s going senile. Great.

Silver: This is my favorite show.

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Less than a day and Caesium is making her imaginary friend an imaginary enemy.

Caesium: What have I told you about always getting my good side? I can only be photographed from the left.

Bobo or whatever: I’ve already told you, I’m not…


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And then I get a message saying that Mangle almost ate Antione. : /

Antione: I thought teasing it would be okay! ;_;

Looks like we need to keep more on top of feeding the cowplant.

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Antimony: You’d think that after giving Dym a deadly man-eating pet, he’d at least take some responsibility for it.

Do you even live in this house, Antimony? No one here is responsible but you. And that’s because I make you be responsible.

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Lanthanum: Why do I have homework if I haven’t been to school yet?

No idea.

Lanthanum: I hope they’re not expecting this to be right; I haven’t even learned what a cosine is yet.

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Caesium: Damn, this must have been some party.

Get ready for school, Caesium.

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Dym went to bed in the tree house and then decided to play in it when he woke up.

Dym: Yes, once I finish my space-laser-inator, I will be able to destroy the moon, thus eliminating watery evils such as tides, tidal waves, and that glowy full moon lighting.

I have a mod to get rid of the lighting, but it seems to have stopped working. : /

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Caesium: No one recognize me, alright? The last thing I want is flashing cameras when I’m going to school.

Barium: There should really be more than three people on this bus. We could all fit in a car that would take much less gas.

Cerium: This seating arrangement is NOT symmetrical.

Barium: You could come sit further up front and make it… more… symmetrical?

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Cerium: I’m not going anywhere near that man. o_o

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I had Silver and Antimony playing chess together, and they both got up to go to the bathroom at the same time.

Silver: I can’t go in there now that my daughter’s in the bathroom.

There are two toilets in stalls in there.

Silver: Oh… right.

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WHY ARE YOU SKIPPING oh it’s four o’clock now.

… what are the plates doing in your bedroom?

Barium: I hid them so Mom couldn’t throw them away and send them to sit in a landfill.

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This is Caesium’s formal wear. I doubt she’ll go to prom wearing it, so I took the picture now.

It was hell finding an angle that didn’t go up her skirt. : / It’s still going up her skirt, but not… up… her skirt.

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Antimony got a new job type in the ghost hunter career! Banishing ANGRY ghosts! Which is EXACTLY the same as the other ghost banishing, except the music is different, the lighting is green instead of orange, and we don’t actually have to search for ghosts by scanning every single room in the house while growing more and more frustrated as the game keeps telling me that every room is ‘far, far away’ from the ghosts.

I like this job type better.

Antimony: Me too. : /

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Antimony: Except for this. This is awkward.

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I can’t take this ghost seriously now.

Ghost: *is generally good-natured as we befriend her and send her away*

Antimony: I can’t get over how angry these ghosts are. : I

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Quick check on the household.

Lanthanum: Caesium won’t be happy that you’re in her bed, Dym.

Silver: I thought the kids were supposed to go to bed on their own? I’m confused.

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More ‘angry’ ghosts.

Georgia: Get rid of it! GET RID!

Antimony: Georgia what the hell do you keep doing to make ghosts come haunt you?

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Ghost: But I don’t WANT to disappear forever.

Antimony: Just go already, please.

Georgia: Can you guys keep it down? I want to watch the cooking channel. 83

… you’re a vampire; do you even eat?

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Silver: I don’t like these new-fangled virtual reality games!

I’m pretty sure that’s been in the game since Ellie was around.

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There was literally one ghost in her house.

Way to plural.

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This is Ze Lei Kwok Weng.

Antimony: You look different than I imagined you would.

Ze Lei: I get that a lot. : /

I just want to know what town history leads to houses being haunted by French, Egyptian, and Chinese ghosts who are clearly wearing really old-looking clothes. I didn’t think there was this much travel in the Middle Ages, unless the Simerican government stole skulls or bodies or something from the three other countries in the world.

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And here we have a caveman named Noël Moreau. Because people spoke French when humanity was making paintings of deer in caves.

Noël: Oui.

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Dym: I’m not tiiiired yett…

Antione: I thought there was a mod to stop this? 😦

Dym: This is just me being evil. 😀

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Antimony: Son, it is two in the morning. If you get out of bed after this, I will rip out your eyes and feed them to you.

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Antimony: … who’s calling me at three in the morning?

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Antimony: Look, if a ghost isn’t currently flossing its teeth with your entrails, I’m not interested in meeting you in the middle of the night.

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Caesium: Okay, if you’re not the paparazzi, then you’re my assistant or something, right? I want a BLT on toasted rye, french fries and… a wine glass full of M & Ms. But only the green and blue ones. And I want them alternating in layers of green, blue, green, blue.

Bobo: Can I go back to being the paparazzi?

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Do people eat bacon like that? I don’t know if that’s weird or not. I’ve never liked bacon. *is shunned from Internet*

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Way to go, Dym.


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And then he ran off to shower rather than continuing on to school.

You’re going to get in trouble, kid.

Dym: Please don’t take pictures of me in the shower. : /

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Then the combination of a lack of sleep and exposure to the scary, scary water caused him to break down and cry.

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That’s smart, boys. Finish your homework while you’re skipping school. That makes sense.

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Silver: How DARE you skip school, young man!

Dym: But… but… I just wanted to play hopscotch with YOU!

Silver: I wasn’t born yesterday, Dym! *completely ignores other grandchild skipping school*

Oh, and somebodysangel13 said triplets should be worth more than twins, and be like 20 points, so I’ll just go with that. *le shrug*


Self Wetting : 12 -110
Fires: 4 -20
Electrocutions: 3  -15
Passing Out : 29 -145
Failing School : 0
Accidental Deaths : (0)
Social Worker Visit : (0)
Game breakiness that’s my own fault : 1

Every Birth : 10 +50
Twins : (5) +50
Triplets : (1) +20
Fulfilling LTWs :  5 +200
NTH Spouse Reaching Top of Career : (0)
Every Honor Roll : 7 +35
Every 100,000 simoleons earned : 1 +20
Painting of Torch Holder (4) + 20

TOTAL = 105