Epiprologue

Krypton left the Mendeleev house and, with much input from the rest of his family, decided to start his legacy in a town called Gravity Moonlight Falls, said to be the origin of all the fairies and werewolves that seemed to overrun Simerica nowadays. That was a bit scary for Krypton, as a coward, but the idea had been made final before he had gained the trait and there was no backing out now.

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Moonlight Falls was too far away to drive there in one day… at least, not without driving at night. The highways were probably full of hitch-hiking ghosts and axe-murderers at night, so it was a relief when his mother and father had told him that a hotel room had been reserved in Bridgeport, so he’d have somewhere to stay on the way down to Moonlight Falls.

It was also a relief when he heard someone would be checking up on him to make sure he was alright. If he got mugged, at least someone would be able to inform his family of his demise promptly, and they would know to prepare Selenium or Bromine for the role of heir. Probably Selenium. Bro walked with this weird limp-thing ever since that one time she was grounded.

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Krypton arrived in his hotel room well before nightfall, and it had a beautiful view. He stayed a bit back from the windows in case he’d fall out somehow.

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Since he didn’t have any plans other than waiting for… whoever it was that would check up on him… Krypton changed into his athletic gear and started doing a workout with the television. One, two, three, four…

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That was when She walked in. He’d never seen a picture before, since all of the family portraits had been lost in one of the Great Glitches generations before he’d been born, but he’d seen her ghost before. He was very glad that Ellie Mendeleev, the founder of the Mendeleev family, was appearing very corporeal this evening.

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“Hello, Krypton! You look older than I expected, I’ll admit… and better looking… um…” She paused for a moment. “Anyway, I wanted to get a look at you, and debrief you on your objectives for the next part of the legacy.”

Krypton couldn’t help but think he’d need a cup of coffee to stay awake through it all.

“You look tired from your trip,” Ellie told him. “Why don’t you take a nap for a bit, and I’ll tell you more when you’re more well-rested.”

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So Krypton climbed into bed, and tried to ease his mind about the future. After all, the founder of the family was right there, and she probably had some good tips to give him… just look at how the Mendeleevs had turned out with her as the founder.

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She read as he napped, and Krypton was pretty sure that Ellie did not put down the book the entire time he was resting.

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When darkness fell, Ellie led Krypton across the street, telling him that she would explain things when they reached their destination.

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They went down to the basement of the building, into a bar. This was definitely not the sort of place that Krypton envisioned his great-great-whatever-grandmother frequenting.

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“Now, the let’s talk about my legacy,” Ellie began.

“Don’t you mean my legacy?”

“Oh, no. It’ll always be my legacy. I’m just letting you borrow it for a bit. What do you see yourself doing with your life, Krypton?”

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“Well, I want to achieve a perfect mind and perfect body, so no one will be able to pick on me anymore. That’s my lifetime wish. I thought I might get a job in the athletic career so I could work on my athletic skill while earning money, and then work on my logic skill at home.”

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“Very good,” Ellie said. “Just don’t forget that you need to find a woman and give us some biological children to continue the legacy.”

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It was pretty evident that Krypton had no objections to this part of his responsibilities.

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“Now on to more serious matters,” Ellie said. “My legacy was founded on the ideas of science, knowledge, and learning. I think we can find a way to harness the idea of a legacy, and make it something more. Make it something to benefit science and all of simkind!”

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Krypton was still caught up in the ‘producing offspring’ thing.

“Focus, kid! We don’t really know what the inner workings of a sim’s mind. We’re all little pixel people on a screen… but what does that mean for us? What is it really that our code tells us to do? The more we learn, the more questions we have about the sim mind. So I’ve devised a little psychology experiment. And you’re the guinea pig.”

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“It’s called the Investigation into Sim Behavior while Independent, or ISBI for short.”

“I’m Surrounded by Idiots?” Krypton asked.

“If you really must use the layman’s terms. This experiment provides insight into the sim mind with very little interference. You’ll be the TH, which stands for–”

“Torch-holder?”

“If we’re continuing with the layman’s terms, then yes. It’s your job to found the family, and make sure things stay relatively on track until one of your offspring is ready to take over. Do you understand?”

“I… I guess.”

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He had a bad feeling about this.

TO BE CONTINUED

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The End

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It’s Bromine’s birthday!

*sniffle* They grow up so fast…

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She ends up the the rebellious trait. Not that you’d know with that outfit.

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Only the women stay for cake; the men in the family have already run off back to the house.

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There’s a French tourist here, at least. She’s Zoe the III. It sounds like a Disney sitcom.

I’m thinking of Sophia the First but whatever.

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There’s the rebellious trait!

Bromine did not grow out of the sneaking around and such. : /

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After everyone’s left, Lois is still sleeping at the fish hatching place. The party was there because it was close and I wanted to get the family out of the house.

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What’s this?

Lois: Didn’t do it.

Right.

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Krypton talks to Laurel over the phone all the time. It’s kind of cute. : 3

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See this werewolf dude? He wouldn’t be important, except I had Arsenic get a robot best friend, and this guy was seeing her off.

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Robot: Input name: Sweetie Belle.

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Sweetie Belle: My olfactory sensors detect this human nourishment has perished. Just as we all shall.

Once the last members of the family in this game die… that’s morbid… I’ll be moving their graves over to the family graveyard they’ll have in the ISBI town, so they can all be together and I don’t have to deal with a billion ghosts on the lot while Krypton’s still lawn living.

 

 

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Oh, and she’s a musical robot.

Sweetie Belle: When I’m feeling broken down, she has always got my back, life is worth protecting now, place it in that giant hat… My sister was a Vocaloid.

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Stop the presses, Krypton’s actually working out.

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Then Arsenic got mad ’cause the music woke him up, so the training session got cut short. Arsenic is not un-wiring the speakers from the house.

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I remembered the beehive, and wanted to see if Sweetie Belle would still get stung despite being a robot.

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Apparently not! I seriously thought she would, since the bees are from a later EP, but the game designers thought of this eventuality. : P

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Continuing with the unexpected athletic training, I caught Lois training Lacy on the treadmill.

Lois: Go! Go! Go!

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Just a rusty simbot playing chess against a generations-dead legacy heiress. Nothing to see here, folks.

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Lacy: I think it’s so cool that we have matching sleepwear.

Oh, snap, I didn’t even notice that. : P

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Ignore the longing gaze passed between man and robot as they know their love will never be accepted by society.

ARSENIC GOT HIS LTW!

In her grave, Ellie smiles… except she’s probably been gone long enough that there aren’t any muscles left for smiling.

 

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Lois: Okay, this time you can’t pretend you’re waking me up for my own good.

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Someone knocked over Gayby!

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All better.

Susan: Dude. Dude. Look up. You’re RIGHT UNDER her skirt.

 

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Sweetie Belle has started bringing over ranked chess opponents.

Sweetie Belle: Victory is statistically impossible. I have run through every possible outcome. They all end with you leaking salt water from your optical receptors.

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Lois has her birthday out in the dark, alone.

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Nice outfit. Lois is now absent-minded.

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Selenium got asked out on a date with a guy who was probably a vampire in at least one of my games. : / She doesn’t have romantic options, I’m guessing because she’s unflirty.

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Selenium: Jon… why did you take me on a date in front of the school?

Jon: Um… O___o

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After she gets to be friends with him, the romantic options come up.

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Selenium’s… probably first kiss.

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It’s so weird that Krypton’s the only kid on the bus now. Even Laurel’s graduated…

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ARSENIC.

Don’t you remember what happened last time? I swear, he’s gonna end up in elementary school!

It was a liquid horror potion this time.

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This guy came over for a ranked chess match, and started running away as soon as Sweetie Belle stepped outside. I thought he was going to leave. Then she invited him in and he changed his tune. : /

Guy: Wow, you’re actually not pants-wettingly terrifying. You’re kind of hot.

Sweetie Belle: Indeed. My cooling fan is in need of repairs.

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Bro and Sweetie Belle spend the time after the chess match (won) trying to get his attention. Back and forth, back and forth, like a ping pong match.

But that’s not important.

The moment you’ve (I’ve) been waiting for…

I apologize for so many pictures of this.

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Dun. Dun dun DUN dun dun dun DUN. Dun dun DUN dun dun dun DUNNNNNNNN!

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The only thing that could make this better would be if Ellie came out…

Ellie: … nah.

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Everyone celebrates, except for Chess Dude. But seriously, screw Chess Dude.

 

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Krypton grows up with the coward trait… booo, so not fitting for Superman… but if I had the proper expansion, it would’ve been the irresistible trait, amirite? 😉

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You ready to move out and start another story, Krypton?

Krypton: I thought I was, but now I realize that’s a TERRIFYING idea!

Good thing I decided to keep the old ghosts off of the new lot, or there’d be a ton of fainting going on. … I feel like this needs something bigger to end it, and ring in the next chapter…

I know! An epilogue! That’s also a prologue to the next part. An Epiprologue!

Black Market Weenies

Last chapter ended with Arsenic graduating… somehow… so obviously the family was pretty exhausted and hungry and such afterward. So I had Selenium go around with the moodlet manager to see what she could do.

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Lois: Why would you interrupt me when I’m sleeping? Can’t you see I’m tired?

Um… that was exactly WHY we interrupted you, dear. : /

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Krypton: Thank you, sister. From the bottom of my heart.

Well, I know who I like better. : /

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Gnomes relaxing on the graves of sims. The more dead sims, the less resistance for the gnome uprising to conquer.

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I thought it was kind of odd that Krypton is athletic, but he never seems to work out the way I see Lois working out. Maybe because his loser trait makes him know he’ll never be popular even with a buff bod, and he’d only lose every match if he joined a sport team. : P

Speaking of Krypton’s loser trait, let’s see it in action. I just kind of let him do his own thing and watched. Laughing.

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That awkward moment when you pull a meal out of the fridge and it goes bad on the way to the table. Krypton is not amused.

He went back and forth getting waffles like 3 or 4 times.

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He then decided not to take chances with the fridge food any longer, and made himself some… macaroni and cheese I think? With onion and ground meat?

Grown up macaroni and cheese, then… I don’t like grown up food. : P

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IT IS 2 IN THE MORNING GO AWAY.

He’s not even paparazzi. : /

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Oh, yeah, we weren’t done with Krypton. It is a good thing that we’re not started on an ISBI yet or we’d be losing points right now.

… I’ll be trying to actually keep with the point tallying; with the hope that tallying every chapter will be easier and the game doesn’t screw things up royally. : P

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Lois: So I don’t get why Krypton’s always on the computer when he’s athletic…

Arsenic: Sorry, can’t offer any sage fatherly advice. I’m like 20.

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I found the prom pics in the inventories! Krypton and Lois’s, anyways. They seem to have stolen each other’s poses…

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I took a picture of this pixelated puddle of pee because it was shaped like a heart.

I then sat back and had a good long think about the direction my life has led me.

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Lois: Hey, Krypton’s right… this videogame thing isn’t half bad.

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I realized that Arsenic was insane so he could just go fish in the pool… which has a weird corner I just noticed.

It’s kind of hard to keep track when they’re all on different sides of town. : P When I do an ISBI though I’ll try to send them out on a weekly basis to see what they get up to.

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Bro: Mirror mirror…

Mirror: No.

He says she’s not pretty, but that look on his face makes me think he’s just preying on her low self-esteem…

I might have to sell the predatory perv mirror. : /

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Oh look, it’s Cherry the almost-homewrecker.

Lacy: I am a famous artist and I bring in thousands of dollars per painting, so don’t think you can compete with me.

Bromine: *sneak sneak*

Lacy: Have fun at school dear.

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The gnomes hang out by the beehive, although I don’t know where Gayby got off to.

In other news. We still have a bee house thing. : P I think we used it once. Maybe.

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Cherry: *heavy breathing*

Arsenic: I feel uncomfortable…

Just keep fishing and she’ll go away… I hope.

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Cherry: Why can’t I come inside?

Because NO ONE WANTS YOU HERE.

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Since, again, Lacy is done with her LTW, I let her do interesting things when I can think of it. So we’re making gold.

It worked, so I had a BRILLIANT idea.

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And Bobo/Puzzle/Pal/generically-named-IF had to ruin it by becoming alive when I put it on the pedestal.

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So I sent Selenium out around town to give us time to turn the IF int CASH.

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Unfortunately, the IF is now glitched so no one can pick it up, and says that Lacy is interacting with it. I guess since she was going to turn it to gold and never got to, so the game thinks she’s still doing something with the doll?

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Won’t come out for Selenium now, either.

IF: Only when it’s inconvenient! 😀

… we will be attempting this in the future.

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Travis called Selenium in the middle of the night for hotdogs, and Selenium decided to get them made that night.

Selenium: If he’s calling at midnight, it’s either some kind of hot dog emergency or some sort of shady business going down. : /

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Selenium: Let me just step all over them.

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Travis: You got the stuff?

Selenium: Look kid, it’s two in the morning. I don’t care what you wanted these for, but if this is some sort of illegal thing, I’m calling the police, alright? I am NOT going to let my little kind-of-sort-of sister date that.

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Selenium: He doesn’t know I got the only one that wasn’t stepped on.

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The next morning, Lois brought home a girl for Krypton.

Krypton: This is… awkward.

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Lois: Just… talk to her, okay?

Krypton: I don’t need a new girlfriend.

Lois: You’re dating Laurel Grisby. : / Don’t tell me you think she’s pretty.

Krypton: She’s nice, okay? And I know what it’s like to be made fun of. I have the loser trait.

Lois: What’s that got to do with anything?

Krypton: We’re kindred souls.

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Betty: Why is no one talking to me?

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Bro is at her best when she’s sitting down and not being supremely annoying with her creep-creep-creep.

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Bro: I like your drum playing.

Betty: Thanks. You’re the first person who’s talked to me all night.

Bro: I hope Krypton doesn’t end up dating you. His girlfriend makes me feel good about my looks. : /

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Gotta love married sims.

… also the fact that the bathroom is right next to a wall of windows, so it’s in no way private anyway.

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Krypton: So I was thinking of trying out for sports to combat being a loser…

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Lois: Please. They’d punch you right in your baby face.

Krypton: Heh… maybe I’ll think on it a little more…

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I remembered to take a picture of Bromine’s romantic-interest guy! His name is Hellif Iknow.

Next time, Bromine grows up and I haven’t played any further so… refer to the name of the man in the above picture. : P

Dads and Grads

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Lacy painted a masterpiece. Or something. All I know is that she painted this and at the time I thought it was significant enough to warrant a commemorative picture.

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Lois: So… you single?

I originally thought she was talking to Bob Newbie, but that’s actually Maximus Mc-whatever.

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Lois hits it off with Maximus and manages to get him to go to prom with her.

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Lois: There goes your perfect plan of marrying me to Krypton. *smug face*

Welp. : /

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Krypton: Bro, the girl who was basically my fiancee from the time I was a toddler is going out to prom with another guy and I don’t know what to…

Bromine: Don’t care. I’m going to go do my homework and NOT help you with your relationship problems, alright?

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Now that Lois has a date, going to prom stag is definitely not an option for Krypton. So he calls up the only girl he knows just to show Lois that he is over her and not even thinking about her. Nope. Not at all.

The only girl he knows is Laurel Grisby though.

Krypton: Hello, is Laurel there?

Mr. Grisby: :O A boy wants to talk to her?

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It looks like Selenium’s trying to shoot Maximus with the guitar. It amused me.

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Gayby: You kids get off my lawn!

I’m going to miss these gnomes when it’s time to switch to ISBI. I will be making an effort to get new ones ASAP.

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So, Arsenic got hungry, and generally I just click on the moodlet and let them do their thing. Rather than going to the fridge for some food, Arsenic pulled out a ‘mysterious drink’ from his pocket. Um… sure, go ahead and drink that. : / Don’t come crying to me when you turn into a ghost or wet yourself or whatever.

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Arsenic: *birthday animation*

Um…

Turns out that was a young again potion or something. Somehow. I’m not even sure where he got it, probably when I was cranking out potions to get the imaginary friend one.

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Arsenic: Yeah, I’m hip now.

If you think that’s what cool, young twenty-somethings wear, I’m not stopping you. : /

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Just to show that Arsenic is now younger than his daughter. For the record, Lacy’s moving towards becoming an elder at this point.

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Lacy: I approve! I got a hot, young boy toy and I didn’t even have to dump my husband!

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Prom’s on a Sunday night, and it’s Sunday morning in the game, so Krypton has until prom starts to get Laurel as a date.

Krypton: So… what’s your sign?

Laurel: Omigod, there’s a BOY in my HOUSE.

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Krypton: So… I’m guessing you’re single?

Laurel: How’d you KNOW?

Mr. Grisby stays nearby. It’s either because he can’t believe a boy is talking to his daughter either, or because he wants to make sure Krypton’s not asking her out for some prank of some sort, and Laurel won’t be coming home cover in pig’s blood.

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She’s actually kind of sweet… I’m thinking of packing her up and moving her into whatever town Krypton ends up in…

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Krypton got hungry, so of COURSE he chose to get something from the bar rather than a normal meal.

Her dad is RIGHT THERE, Krypton.

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Evidently, Mr. Grisby does not approve of his little girl’s date being a drinker, but he *is* from the Mendeleev family, and my experience playing them has taught me that they love their ‘juice’.

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Mr. Grisby: Come on, Laurel dear. With your looks, you can get someone better than that…

Laurel: No, daddy! Prom is TONIGHT, and Krypton’s like the second boy to ever talk to me in my life, besides that mean Shallow boy. : (

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Mirror: You’re still not the fairest one of all.

Bro: But it’s prom night! You won’t even lie to me for a little confidence boost?

Mirror: Um… no.

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The moment when Lois and Krypton finally realized they were attracted to each other.

Well it’s too late now, guys. : /

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Lois: Did you think we were going to let Laurel Grisby in the limo with us? : /

Bro: … but she makes me look prettier..

I didn’t get any screenshots of it, but Lois and Krypton both ended up going steady with their respective dates, and Bromine found a man whose name escapes me. I may or may not eventually get a picture of him. : /

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I became very fascinated with Selenium, since she was playing actual recognizable songs like Oh Susannah and Three Blind Mice.

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Selenium: Have to look nice for graduation today!

I wasn’t aware I had a mirror in there.

Selenium: Well, I had to move it from the bathroom so no one would interrupt me, silly!

O… kay.

Selenium: I have to spend an extra amount of time making myself look nice, now that dad’s younger than me.

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You look beautiful, dear. Are you sure you’re not descended from the Food family, with those monkey genes?

And… why is there no graduation gown?

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Turns out that Arsenic is the one who’s graduating.

What.

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Turns out that Arsenic’s graduating, rather than Selenium. Silly me for thinking Selenium would graduate since she’s the only one who’s completed high school recently. : /

Lacy: *is a cougar*

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Arsenic: YAY! I’m an official adult now!

YOU ALWAYS WERE.

Bromine: *sneak sneak*

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Of course, anyone who was a wee bit peckish before the ceremony was now starving.

Lois: *sigh* Come home and I’ll make you a sandwich…

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Oh, look! It’s the homewrecker Cherry Kantos!

Cherry: Why isn’t your son graduating? He’s not smart enough to finish school?

Man: He’s… in third grade… : (

Screen Shot 2013-07-30 at 10.08.03 AMWhen I hovered over this lady I thought her name was Special Snowflake. : P

Nah, that’s Betty Simovitch, and she should really do something about those roots.

Arsenic: I’m a graduate now… time to decide what to do with my life…

You’re halfway up the science career, Arsenic. Go home. : /

Staying Grounded

Welcome to another chapter of the Mendeleev Legacy. My plan is to get this finished before I head off to college again. On the bright side (for this legacy, at least) my roommate is going to be studying online this year, so I’ll probably have more time for sims since I won’t have to worry about waking her up in the morning and whatnot. Possibly. Maybe.

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I come back to the game to find Arsenic yelling at Bromine for breaking curfew, and grounding her.

Bromine: What about my schoolwork?

Arsenic: If you’re breaking curfew, you’re already a lost cause anyway.

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A lot of ghosts out tonight.

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The adults have an opportunity for free vacation, which I happily take. Not so the teens can throw any sort of wild party… so that Bromine can ACTUALLY GO TO SCHOOL.

This isn’t even the craziest the punishments go in the sims, since I read in one of the patch updates that they fixed it so sims couldn’t starve to death while on timeout… O__o

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Bromine sneaks out of the house to go to school, and what does Krypton do? Stay home and play computer games…

Krypton: Like you’re one to talk.

Hey… I’m not skipping classes at least…

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Lois is the only kid who doesn’t want to throw a wild party while the adults are away.

Lois: I think I’m just going to steal standardized tests!

I’m not sure, but I think stealing those tests would be counted as a federal crime? Or a legitimate crime, unlike inviting a few friends over to the house. : /

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Bob Newbie came to the house.

Krypton: Hey…

Bob: Hey.

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And Bromine has the ‘sneaking sickness’ in which a sim will continuously sneak around and never walk normally again after sneaking out of the house once.

And now I’m glad that she’s not heir, because it’s annoying.

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Lois takes the time to dance with Bob, since the other two teens are sleeping through the party they wanted to throw. : /

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Joffrey: And one, and two! Work those glutes!

Um…

Joffrey: Got to get in shape for the lovely specimen of a lady they invited into the house…

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Laurel: I feel left out.

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After Lois goes to bed, this being a school night, Laurel heads over to the fireplace and plays with it while Bob watches her. So I’m guessing she’s got the daredevil trait somewhere in there.

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She continues doing this repeatedly despite the fact that she keeps getting burned.

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Laurel: Owwie! … maybe if I tried that again…

You’ll get the same result, dear.

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Bob: I think it’d be nice if you got a portrait painted of yourself…

Joffrey: And no one’s paying attention to me.

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Bob then went to watch tv.

TV Guy: ALIENS.

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While Laurel passed out by the fireplace.

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Arsenic comes home early along with the others and proceeds to yell at EVERYONE.

Arsenic: Grounded. Again.

Bromine: We had TWO PEOPLE over!

Lois: Damn… television’s broke. : /

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Arsenic: YOU TOO, YOUNG LADY.

Lois: I didn’t even do anything! That you know of.

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The next day I had to send everyone to the park so the kids could go to school, all of them being grounded.

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Lacy and Selenium have a game of catch while they’re at it.

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Krypton: You know you don’t have to sneak around like that, right?

Bromine: I’m tired of you judging me, superboy!

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I then made Lacy track everyone down and let them off the hook so they could go to prom.

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The tradition of leaving half-prepared food on the counter in favor of making new food continues.

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The gnomes have stopped hanging together so much. Gayby stays by the graves…

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Biffy sleeps by the train set…

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Susan naps by the toilet…

I couldn’t find Joffrey that time.

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Lois: Hey, would you mind moving so I can get up and eat?

Krypton: Just let me finish this question…

It took him a while.

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Lois: It’s the *Selenium Mendeleev* theater. : /

Bromine: Psh.

They then sold the $500 mirrors they got from the field trip.

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Athletic sims.

That is all.

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Arsenic needs fishing skill for his job, too, and there’s no book (as far as I’m aware) that he can read for easy skill gain. So he’s out gaining some skill points.

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Bro likes her videogames.

Bro: Geez. Maybe you should put down the controller and pick up a frying pan or something. You probably can’t screw up anything as much as this game, ’cause you play like ass.

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Ellie: Do you kiss your mother with that mouth, missy?

Bro: No, actually.

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Bro: Psh. You’re so old you probably think Steampunk’s still cool.

Ellie: It IS still cool. : /

You tell her, Ellie.

Next time is prom. But we all know who our heir is going with… or do we?

Oedipus and Magic Mirrors

Hi guys! Long time no see! I’ve got everything reinstalled with the exception of WA, since I don’t really use it much. : / And Pets and Seasons, of course.

The new future expansion looks cool, except that the new supernatural is apparently plumbots and we already have robots? That and the fact that I now judge each new expansion by the likelihood that it will destroy my game. : /

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Please work. Fingers crossed.

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I was kind of surprised to find that my sims were in mourning, since it feels like it’s been a LONG time since Tyson/Tyrone died. Geez, guys. Get over it already.

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Bro making food. Don’t ask me why I took this. I really don’t know.

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The gnome family has a new little incest gnome. I named him Biffy… or he might’ve been there last time, but he didn’t have a name when I opened my game so *shrug*.

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STORY TIME WITH GAYBY.

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Selenium went home with Tamika Ham after school, the werewolf who I SWEAR has been around as a teen way longer than she should have been.

Tamika Everlasting.

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Tamika: So when I shower, I shed, like, clumps of back hair.

Selenium: You don’t get many visitors, do you?

Tamika: How can you tell?

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I don’t think I’ve seen that before. : / Selenium’s too depressed to use her funny interactions.

She also tried for werewolf curse because I was bored and the option was there, but Tamika was having none of it and then she had to go straight to work as an epitaph writer.

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Let’s just sit down and do our homework on the side of the road, with a full moon on the rise so all the werewolves and zombies and such are out.

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Especially since it’s your birthday and you won’t be turning in that homework. Although her age bar says she has 5 days to go. : /

I took her picture later, when the lighting was a bit better. And by a bit better I mean it wasn’t the absolutely crappy full moon lighting : /

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For example.

Lois: Should this be glowing?

Hell if I know. Eat it. Maybe you’ll get super powers.

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Bro: Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest one of all?

Mirror: Psh. Not you, that’s for sure.

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Mirror: Now your sister…

Selenium grew up to be adorable and wonderful and she’s not moving out since Krypton’s gonna be the one moving when he reaches YA.

Mirror: AND she’s legal.

I think she got the friendly trait or something like that? Wait, no. Unflirty. She wants to be a music composer, because we don’t have enough musicians in this family.

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Bro: Oh yeah! Eat my dust, computer racers! Fortified with vitamins to make it part of a well balanced SCREW YOU.

Lacy: Wow, this is… exciting.

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Bro: That’s nothing compared to when I play real people online. Now watch me run this ass into a pit of lava.

Lacy: Fascinating.

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I gave in and moved the family to a new Riverview so things might run a bit faster. : /

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Selenium ran for the base.

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And the kids go straight for the playground.

Don’t know if I mentioned this, but if Lois doesn’t work in journalism there is something wrong with the universe.

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Krypton: Look up int the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… ME! 😀

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In other news, Lacy’s paintbrush is Edward Cullen.

Paintbrush: These are the bristles of a killer! D8

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Selenium got herself a job in music. And also bought out the theater. And named it the Selenium Mendeleev Theater.

Selenium: Now they have no choice but to give me promotions.

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She then opts to make a new plate of salad rather than cooking the hot dogs that were right there.

Selenium: I need to lose some weight to make it in music. That’s why I cut off my hand. Besides, who knows what’s in those hot dogs?

1. You are fine just the way you are.

2. PIXELS. It’s all PIXELS.

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Mirror: No, seriously. Stop asking me who’s fairest of them all. It’s not gonna change.

Bro: But… I’m skimpily dressed to change your mind…

Lois: Can you stop having self-esteem issues and sobbing to yourself? It distracted me and burned the muffin I baked.

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Bro: Maybe if I eat salad and healthy stuff, the mirror will like me.

Lois: Or maybe you should enjoy spending time with friends and family instead of worrying about what a piece of glass tells you.

That was… actually pretty deep for a ten-year-old, Lois.

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Bro: Or I could take up fishing.

Lois: … where did that even come from? You don’t even have the angler trait. : /

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Ellie and Theodore reading.

Ellie: The first meeting of the ghost book club is in session. 🙂

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The paparazzi came the next morning, and the girl one flirted with Arsenic.

Arsenic: Listen, lady, I don’t know who you are. We are not going to ‘get to know each other better’.

Cherry: Well, I already know you pretty well after standing outside your house all night. *yawn*

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Arsenic: And now that my teenaged daughter in the room behind me is turned the other way…

Cherry: Uh-uh. You *just* turned me down.

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Lacy: Hi. I’m his wife.

Cherry: And I’m leaving.

Arsenic has more people than these two looking to woo him, however.

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Arsenic: That ghost is HOT.

… *double checks because I’ve been away for a while* …

THAT’S YOUR MOTHER.

Thanks for voting Oedipus as heir, guys.

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Selenium: Ooooooh, playin’ music… oooooooh, not sure why I’m not playing an instrument that’s actually played in an orchestra…

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Good girl, Bro. Do your homework instead of playing video games with Laurel.

Bro: I only came here because Laurel’s face makes me feel better about myself. : /

Laurel: What?

Bro: Nothing, I’ll play you when I’m done this problem.

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Lois grows up and gains the athletic trait, one that Krypton already has.

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Now I just gotta get Krypton to being a young adult! :O

Little Update

I think I only have one or two expansions to add back to my game and test with, depending on if I feel it’s worth it to install World Adventures when I practically never use it anyway. And then I see University and it’s like I want it, but i know what adding expansions does to my game and it might mess with the game the same way as vacations?

I don’t know. But I’ve played a TON today, since I haven’t been able to get to the computer for a week, and everything seems to be in working order so far.

Also, if you watch Whodunnit and you finished the mountain lion episode, feel free to highlight the white text.

When the clue said ‘element’ I was immediately thinking periodic elements, and when it said C N I was like CARBON AND NITROGEN. This legacy makes me feel smart sometimes. : P

If you don’t watch Whodunit you should, although I’m a bit biased because I have an undying love for murder mysteries. I think you can watch it on the ABC channel website.

So ta-ta for now, the Mendeleevs should be back in working order soon. Hopefully.

*deep breath* *fingers crossed*