Some people are just…naturally inviting.
Stealie: “I wanna be a star! I don’t belong in a dump like this!”
Maybe they were just star-struck? Nope, they scolded her for “behaving inappropriately” (Sunset Valley-ites can be such prudes. Breakfast! Oh the humanity! Think of the children!).
I’d thought that constantly carrying around a harvest of fruits and vegetables would prevent that kind of hunger, but I guess that was naive. Well, if we’re not gonna eat it, let’s sell it. Selling the harvest brought in $239. That’s a lot of salads. And there’s more of where that came from, in the yard of the criminal hangout, where Stealie hopes for a harvest of a different sort:
Yup. Hasn’t changed since yesterday. Paper boy complaining again.
More harvesting at the science lab. We bumped into Bella Bachelor and found out that she dislikes Stealie. I guess Bella’d always been suspicious of us ever since we visited her family on Day 5.“I love the Mac too, Bella! Especially the cheesy bits. Come in out of the darkness, and I’ll name a song after you.” But Bella doesn’t cooperate. She will go on to meet—famously in Sims lore—a mysterious fate.
“Hi, Gobias! How did those acting materials I gave you yesterday at the beach work out for you?”
“They were just great, Stealie, just great! You got any more? If you do, I’ve got $37 for you.” Thanks, Gobias! You have just set a record mooch amount! On top of that, he gave us another $10. I hope it wasn’t his last $10. Gobias, judging from your generosity, we would never have guessed you’re an out-of-work actor. “Oh no, I’m a Fertilizer Analyst in Scientific Research.” Oh.
So Stealie finds out that he’s rich. And yet you still drive a Big Lemon, Gobias? You’ve no excuse, because we did not steal a fancy car from you. Don’t worry, though, because we won’t waste our precious swipes on a Big Lemon.
That tub does get in the way. All we managed to swipe was the towel rack. And then Gobias himself came up to chat with us. Distractions! Perhaps we should head outside, where the cool night breeze will calm us down…
…and plenty more worthwhile things await our attention.
Speaking of attention, Gobias’ was clearly directed elsewhere. Only a big glass plate wall separated us, and he still did not see us!
Here, Gobias, we shall make it very obvious to you:
Much of the evening was taken up in pacing around items to swipe and then being interrupted by Gobias. If the painting in the bathroom is too difficult, we thought, we’ll just aim for the fountain below the stairs. “No one looked~ as I swiped by~”
But nooo. “Hey, Stealie, whatcha up to?”
“Maybe…Wow am I tired. Think I’ll hit the sack soon.” <– Hey! Finally succeeded in doing a Tobias-style double entendre!
“I can’t wait I can’t wait!!!” <– This also is from an actual Stevie Nicks song, though I cannot comment on whether the original music video matches Stealie’s rendition here:
“I can’t wait!” Hush, Stealie, let’s wait till he gets to bed.
However, after several unsuccessful attempts to swipe and despite Gobias’ sleepiness, Stealie and Gobias ended up chatting.
All of a sudden, Gobias leaned forth and began singing, “Well I never thought I’d make it here in Hollywood~”
He continues: “What I seem to touch these days has turned to gold~!”
Gobias still crooning: “And love is only ooone fine star away~!!”
Stealie: “Uh-huh. Got any canned soup?”
Considering Tobias’ dreams and background, I think Gobias’ choice of the song “After the Glitter Fades” was rather apt. Let us hope for our net worth’s sake, Gobias, that you remain glittery and sparkly and fabulous forever!
When Stealie autonomously mooched some food, it reminded me that we had entered a new day and thus had more mooches available. To kick off this lovely day, Gobias forked over a large amount of $70. Wow! Another record! Everything you touch has turned to gold!
Seriously, though, if someone knows how to stop that missing-ceiling syndrome, please let me know! I have searched the forums to no avail.
(On further reflection, I cannot remember whether we had used up all our swipes from the earlier day. If the new day started before we finished swiping, it means we missed a couple of swiping opportunities. Drats.)
In the nick of time, we swiped the fountain! This was right before (and quite possibly why) we got kicked out. So, the catch of the day comes down to these: Ambiguity Itself sculpture, towels, and fountain. Not bad. At least we have something to wipe our dirty, moochy hands.
As soon as she got home, Stealie started thinking of what to swipe next. It seems we’ll aim for that spaceship sculpture on the military base before we get a nicer fridge…oh well, Stealie says spaceship, and she’s the one who has to live with the gross leftover fumes: