lilmisscheekbones asked: You know I always wondered where the gems get their money? Do you think Greg pays child support? OR maybe after all these eons they have some investments? (Gems own a nice multiproperty in town I'm so boring)
The Gems always struck me as not really understanding money at all, so I’m not sure if they have any kind of income themselves (they could always sell some of Amethyst’s antique trash, though)
I think Greg probably moved into his van when Steven went to live with the Gems, so that most of his money could go toward taking care of Steven. So I’d wager they get most of the money from Greg and some from Steven combing the beach for change
Maybe Pearl holograms up some money?
maybe, but if its a hologram its fake money so I’m not sure if that would work (Holo-Pearl remained for a long time while she was gone but was dispelled pretty easily by Steven). I used to think she could conjure objects, like the police tape in “Lars and the Cool Kids”, but after she used the same method to produce the mirror in “Mirror Gem” it seems that she’s likely just transporting an already existing object through space (since the mirror was Lapis and she couldn’t just ‘create’ her).
I’m thinking she either has a dimensional pocket of sorts to store these items that she can then pull out via her gem (the whole temple may count as this dimensional pocket) or she just needs to know the exact location of the item. It seems that she does at least need to know -where- it is at least because otherwise she could’ve just summoned the shard from “Frybo” and her sword in “Together Breakfast”
But yea, either way, she’d need access to real money in order to transport it.
Now I’m just imagining Pearl doing that weird dance in the middle of the convenience store just to pay for some chips
I have decided that this is now canon until proven otherwise.
Cashier: How would you like to pay for that? Cash or charge?
Pearl: Oh, cash… Just a moment *jumps up suddenly and does that summoning dance, including the screaming. Produces cash out of her gem which falls loose, causing money to rain all over the cashier* There we go :D
Cashier: (ಠ_ಠ) …okay…
Make it rain, Pearl.
No filter >_>
Video games are great, they let you try your craziest fantasies. For example, on the sims, you can have a job and a house
In skyrim you can eat 100 cheese wheels in under a minute
I made that fantasy into reality
The cheese one, that first one just isn’t going to happen