I’d like to thank everyone again for giving me suggestions for how to fix things, although I only just saw the comments after closing the game after figuring out a workaround.
The most likely cause, I guess, is that it’s the neighborhood that’s messed up? So we’ll be moving next generation, I guess.
Anyway this is going to be a quick-ish chapter I think.
Okay, we’re back to the last time I saved. Tantalum works on writing out articles that he’s done like… three times now.
Gold works on getting his social networking skill up so we can hit level 10.
Erin works on… graffiti? We have a street art kit in the house for decoration but it’s still where I put it and I can’t find where Erin got this skill?
If I find random graffiti five chapters from now I’ll know what’s up, though.
Erin: I’m concerned that you’re skipping school but impressed that you’re taking care of your health.
Dude: *ruins shot*
Gold and Jack continue to be cute even though Gold covered Jack’s body in scribbles.
The ‘relationship transmogrifier, interview, article,’ cycle is working pretty well. Tantalum is all set to get a promotion.
… as soon as he goes back to work. Which will be a while, he gets hella days off now.
Jack: What’s the occasion for pampering me?
Gold: I can’t pamper the guy carrying my babies?
Jack: I’m not–
Our second reason for inviting Tiffany over is to get her up to ‘Best Friend’ so I can in (semi) good conscious check off the ‘find love of life with sim finder app’ goal.
Gold takes her out to the fancy restaurant. Really glad I’m paying big bucks for them to have PB&J and cookies.
So Gold gets Tiff up to being his best friend.
She miiiight have gotten the wrong idea when he took her out to the nice restaurant though.
Tantalum: What’s that, Tiffany? … I’m not sure that would– … well I think Gold’s already *ahem* planted some seeds with someone else, if you know what I mean.
Speaking of seeds…
I could have sworn I took a picture of Lead but it’s not here!
I ended up mixing Gold and Jack’s genes in CAS and then injecting the kids into the family, which meant that we had to have them as toddlers rather than infants.
I decided to make triplet baby girls that all had the ‘friendly’ trait as we had originally. And then immediately regretted my decision because triplets are hell even when you’re not trying to get them all trained up with their skills.
Our temporary little nursery.
So most of the time after that was spent teaching the kids all of their skills.
Lead’s first word was ‘car.’
Mercury’s first word was… buff? Muscles?
Thallium’s… okay, this isn’t her first word. It’s hard to keep track of things when you’re trying to juggle five adults and three toddlers to ensure maximum skill-learning time.
Jack: Say ‘birthday,’ as in “I can’t wait for your birthday so you won’t be in diapers anymore.”
Jack: I’m… so tired.
Ahahaha time for walking!!
I didn’t even notice when Tantalum reached level 9 in journalism, but he did it!
… see I know this one is fake because Jack has done nothing but eat, sleep, and toddler train for like two days.
Aaaaaaand we’re done! Everyone is some kind of miserable but the kids were trained up and I immediately cake them because they are two days from childhood and I need them to be able to take care of their own needs now. o_o
So time for an actual introduction. We were too busy for one before.
First is Mercury Mendeleev. Like all of the sisters, she is friendly. Her second trait is couch potato, and she got ‘artistic’ as her childhood trait after aging up well.
Her favorite color is pink, and she’s got an apron on to protect her clothes from paint.
Second is Thallium Mendeleev. Along with friendly, she got ‘loves the outdoors’ when she was a toddler. Her childhood trait is perfectionist, mostly because the trait I wanted wasn’t available yet and I didn’t want to give two of them the artistic trait.
Her favorite color is spiceberry, although I kind of just act like it’s purple because ‘spiceberry’ is a pretty specific shade so it’s hard to work with. She also has an apron because she can’t be a sculptor just yet, but it’s good to be prepared.
Finally, Lead Mendeleev. She doesn’t look it in this picture but she is friendly and excitable. Her childhood trait is supernatural fan!
Her favorite color is black and I could have given her an apron but I’m looking to make her a witch since there were only two ‘generation four’ paths that I can do with the expansions that I have.
Next time we will actually learn who these kids are and I will have some time to breathe.