In which Stealie visits the Langerak family and…well, has some fun.
Although she had successfully swiped some artistic valuables the night before, Stealie was so down about not getting the fighter jet statue. We went down to the gym and up the stairs to the big room of mirrors for some soul-searching reflection.
Before meditating about her Klepto progress, she rolled her eyes at herself. “Pfft, can’t even swipe some lousy statues…”
Feeling considerably cheered up, she went downstairs to grab some food and a shower. There’s no public sleeping allowed in this game, so we went home to sleep in at home…until 4 pm.
“Good morning!” Uhm, “Morning,” Stealie. What shall we do today?
Stealie still does not have enough points to have the Collection Helper, so the darkness soon was too much to keep on searching for gems. You know what that means! Time for the daily Swipe Fest.
…And takes a long, longing look at…well, Stealie’s endowment.Speaking of endowment, the Langeraks are rich! I’d forgotten this, because most of the Sims glitterati spotlight goes to the Landgraabs, Goths, and Altos. The Langeraks live in a much more modest suburban house, but it is still chock full of goodies:
While the main living space has this nice open floor plan, the house has a curiously narrow entry hall. A traffic jam started as soon as we entered, as the ladies of Langerak House converged on the tiny vestibule:
The girl in the back is Kaylynn, obviously right after a retro 50s makeover.
Desperate to escape the traffic jam, Iliana paid $38.
More family members came home to clog up the space:
“You know, Iliana, there are operations you can get to become bustier. All you have to do is pay a small fee and I’ll sign you up for the waiting list for the best surgeon in town, Dr. Tuckingham-Nips!” (Oh wow, bonus points if you got the reference!)
“Erm…Thank you, Stealie. I’ll think about it.”
Dustin: “In bed, eh? Hmm. Sure, here’s $63.”
“Thank you, Dustin. Iliana’s lucky to have such a supportive husband.”
“If this doctor’s as good as you say, Stealie, she’s gonna be needing a whole lot more support, if you know what I mean! Harr! You know what, here’s another $9 if you can bump us up the list.”
Zelda Mae, Iliana’s sister, was hanging out on the backyard deck. Stealie went up to her to enlist her sisterly support for Iliana’s operation:“Of course, Stealie! It’s so considerate of you to be looking after Iliana’s interests. Though the largest amount I can afford to contribute is $33. Plus the tip of $38.” Sims logic strikes yet again! When we click on “mooch” money, the townsfolk keep giving us “small amounts” that are much larger than the “large amounts.”
“Thank you, Zelda.”
“Of course, of course! I’m hoping the operation will have a huuuuge difference!”
“Excuse me. I have to take this call. In fact, it’s the doctor who’s calling.”
Back inside, we were waiting around for everyone to go to bed. The younger Sims seem more alert; they tend to hang around when we visit the houses, making it rather difficult to swipe. Here’s Iliana’s daughter Kaylynn, who was still wandering around the house but was so exhausted that she fell asleep and fused into Stealie:
“Zzzz. Must…not…let you…swipe! Zzzz.” Then she woke up with a gasp. “Oh, Stealie! I’m so sorry I stepped on your dress.”
“Don’t worry, Kaylynn. This dress is indestructible! Why, if you knew of all the things I’ve had to do in it…”
“This dress has seen me through so much. Even when I really need to flex my muscles or do something athletic, it is so comfortable. I highly recommend it.”“Thanks for the advice, Stealie. I’ll look for something like it when I age up and get a makeover. But I’m kinda sleepy now, so I’ll head off to bed. Good night.”
Now, to business.
Quick glance to make sure no one’s around:
“Meh. It’s not as comfortable as it looks.” Actually, Stealie, I hadn’t thought it looked all that comfortable…
Here, try the TV. It seems ripe for the swiping…
While I was looking around for something nice to swipe, she either sat there watching the movie or walked around looking at things as well. During the course of this scouting, she showed me that the Evil side of her is truly starting to shine through. She pulled the most wicked faces I’ve seen so far in the Sims:
“Just like the white winged dooooove! Sings a song! Sounds like she’s singing!”
Okay, I wasn’t going t—
“JUST TELL ME THAT YOU WANT ME! HAAA, EEEEEEE~”
C’mon, Stealie, keep it down!
“IN THE MIDDLE OF MY ROOM, I DID NOT HEAR FROM YOUUU!”
No, it’s not, Stealie! Please!
“LAAA LA LA LAAAA, LAAAA LA LAAAAA~”
Sigh. The result of all this was not surprising. Before we were able to swipe anything, Iliana kicked us out.
But at least one of us is not too disappointed: