Birthday

Alice is at the old park, alone. She’s spent the last of her money on a cake. It’s for her birthday.

As Alice clutches to the remnants of her childhood, I try to decide what to do with this cake, and this birthday. Should I let the day pass unceremoniously, as I have with Alice and Kev’s previous birthdays? Should she celebrate now, alone, in the early hours of the morning? Should she wait for Kev to wander home, and try to use the event as an opportunity for bonding?

Our eventual answer involves a phonecall at dawn.

And then a trip to the pavilion in the centre of town. She’s sharing her birthday with Zedadias, and no-one else. She blows out the candles quickly, before anyone can walk by and feign interest in her life in order to get a slice of her cake.

Alice has grown to become a young adult. The education system now abandons her to the world, and she won’t be getting any more free meals from there.

But at least her clothes still fit.

Next: His Journey Begins

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195 Responses to “Birthday”


  1. 1 Jesus July 1, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    YES! FINALLY!

    • 2 meezletoe July 1, 2009 at 11:34 pm

      WOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!!!
      Although, that side note about free meals. I totally forgot. >< gah. One of the jobs has to feed people. LIKE THE CULINARY CAREER??? What's the starting point? Is it still dishwasher? That's sort of realistic? :[
      yeeee…

      • 3 annielambert July 2, 2009 at 1:21 am

        All jobs that take place during lunch feed you. Around 1:00 my Sim’s hunger meter fills up. I don’t know if jobs that take place at dinner time do, but I’d imagine so.

      • 4 Sean Nostin July 2, 2009 at 2:06 am

        Dude I think you can get free meals if you visit the gym.

      • 5 Vodhozk July 2, 2009 at 2:52 am

        Every job offers free meals; the only difference is the time. For the more standard jobs (9-5 variety, Buisiness is an example), it begins around 11, and goes until about 2. For Evening jobs, it begins more around 5. For the Criminal career, it starts at midnight, generally, and Journalism goes from 10-whenever you get off, as you progress further (You get off at noon at the final promotion.) Even part-time jobs offer some food, but you should have really eaten something by 3PM. So, assuming that Alice keeps her part-time job or gets a “real” one, she will still get free food. She just won’t get free breakfast/lunch from school, and yes, you can get breakfast if you get there early.

        And for the record, she couldn’t arrest Kev unless he tried to break in… which he won’t, or, more precisely, can’t, as only two CPU-controlled sims per town can actually break in at night. Gaining control of this sim will probably just eliminate his original purpose. And even if you are a cop, you can’t arrest people from just being in the criminal career. Trust me, I’ve tried…

    • 6 Casey July 2, 2009 at 6:49 am

      I second that. At least there is no more curfew and now she, if nothing else, could possible start a garden, at least til she could save enough money to move away from Kev……..or possibly suck up to “Z” and move in with him…..hmmmmm

  2. 8 lucy July 1, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    well she must have some money to rent the pavillion out. Anyway this is great and id love to see where it goes from here. I hope after this one you make a similar one with a different story line :) Keep up the good work

  3. 9 emli44 July 1, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Woah! You updated! Thank you!! >D
    This is getting to be so awesome

  4. 10 Robbo July 1, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Alice should get a job at the policeforce…$40 an hour starting pay, would solve all her problems! And she could arrest Kev.

  5. 13 Shannon July 1, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Oh, she’s beautiful! I’m so excited for her; now that she can escape from Kev’s thumb things can only get better from here.

    • 14 poop features July 2, 2009 at 1:22 am

      you know she’s not real

      • 15 Kirby Crow July 2, 2009 at 3:04 am

        It’s the story that’s real, not the characters. People are allowed to get caught up in characters. The fact that this particular story mirrors the real lives of so many is why it grabs you even more.

        I’m so hooked on this story…

      • 16 Shelly July 2, 2009 at 4:55 am

        why do people say this… i bet you’re ugly as poop -_-
        anyway yes she’s beautiful!

      • 17 poop features July 2, 2009 at 9:54 am

        How is she beautiful? Its a sim, a made up character in a COMPUTER GAME. You people need a life

      • 18 James July 4, 2009 at 7:10 pm

        Thats like saying any time you have watched a movie, tv show, read some fiction and had some kind of emotional response to it, well thats not real. Get some perspective mate.

  6. 19 Aaminah July 1, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    “But at least her clothes still fit.”

    LOL! That last sentence killed me! XD

    I’ve never posted a comment in here, but I much like this series. :-) I hope you continue Alice’s and Kev’s story for a long time. :-D Good work!

  7. 21 Soul July 1, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Yay!!! Now she can get a better paying job and move out! Oooh and possibly get with Zedidiah? Haha.

  8. 22 Benni July 1, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Amazing. Hope this brings her some long over due happiness.

  9. 23 nancymarie July 1, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    HBD Alice!

  10. 24 NeoTogo July 1, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    finally! time for Alice to get out of that hole!

  11. 25 Ally July 1, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Wow… This is absolutely amazing!

  12. 26 Tim July 1, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Happy Birthday Alice!

  13. 27 OneHappyAtheist July 1, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Wahoo! Excellent! Been waiting for this day. And now… to see what the Sim world holds for Alice.

  14. 28 Andy July 1, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Happy Birthday Alice. I hope this is the start of a new life for her. I’m sure it won’t be simple for her though.

  15. 29 Brytni July 1, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    -waiting for the next entry- :D keep up the good work.

  16. 30 LD July 1, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    I wonder what Alice is thinking about in the second shot- I’ve never seen a Sim’s eyes glow like that! This has been a good addition to the story- a literal bildungsroman in the life of Alice.

    • 31 palesunflower July 1, 2009 at 8:41 pm

      I was thinking the same thing! That second shot is stunning. It’s hard to believe the emotion you can see in those little pixels.

  17. 32 Kasey July 1, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALICE

    (Your not going to stop blogging are you?)

  18. 33 Dazro July 1, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    I’m just glad she dousn’t have the curfew anymore! Now she can go anywhere at anytime!

  19. 34 Miao July 1, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    What a poignant entry; her hopeful expression in the second pic is truly touching. She’s blossomed into quite the lovely young woman, and I hope her life’s much less miserable from now on.

  20. 36 sodasippa July 1, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Happy Birthday Alice!

  21. 37 Headwoünd July 1, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Wait.. how did she manage to get a green crystal?? KEV! DO SOMETHING!!

  22. 38 CRY2010 July 1, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    finally happy birthday Alice
    no curfew she can get away from Kev and not have to worry about the wrench carrying cop

  23. 39 anna July 1, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    yay! shes grown up i’ve been waiting forever for that to happen!

  24. 40 Heirii13 July 1, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    ^^ I must say that I was very pleased Alice didn’t celebrate her birthday alone. Hopefully “Z” will continue to be her friend from now on. =D Yay!

  25. 41 S-Reade July 1, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    I’ve been reading this since the beginning and and now I feel compelled to reply.

    It makes me happy to see she grew up, and really hopeful.

    Happy Birthday Alice.

  26. 42 katsoup July 1, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Wow I’m really glad Alice was able to make it to adulthood. What did you choose for her lifetime aspiration?

  27. 43 Mea July 1, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Go Alice! Yep, that’s all I have to say.

  28. 44 taylor July 1, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Mabey now she can get with Ziv !
    And get a job !
    And get a house !
    WHOOO!

  29. 46 Auburn July 1, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Happy Birthday, Alice! I can’t wait to see what the future holds for her.

  30. 47 Jeepjeepcat July 1, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Happy Birthday Alice! (Is it odd that I’m wishing a happy birthday to a pile of pixels?). Maybe now she’s an adult (young adult) Kev will dislike her a little less….. What? It could happen :)

  31. 48 SillySimzy July 1, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    She should totally hook up with Zedadias now. =)

    And finally, she is FREE OF KEV!

  32. 50 Robyn536 July 1, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    First comment I’ve posted!

    Happy Birthday, Alice!

    This is a great blog.. please continue it!

  33. 51 fairies&lace23 July 1, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Awww, I have been reading this blog from the beginning and I have never said anything but now I feel compelled to say, Happy Birthday, Alice. Hopefully her life gets better and I am hoping that She gets with Zedadias and Kev dieds a very lonely and unfulfilled old man. (Sorry I really hate Kev.)

  34. 54 Kansine July 1, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    WOW! This is a great day :D Can’t wait to see how Alice will start her independent life :)

  35. 55 Ashre July 1, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Aww that’s SO cute that Z celebrated her bday w/ her. I hope we can see more Z later on. :D

  36. 56 Kansine July 1, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    And by the way, the second picture is awesome! How could you make her have that face? :O

  37. 57 flo July 1, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    hey, great update :)
    so, (maybe this is obvious to most but I don’t have the game) how did her schoolwork and the other stuff she did/didn’t get to affect her stats as an adult? Or didn’t they affect her at all?

  38. 58 Charles July 1, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    *sigh* can’t believe I feel so moved over a computer program. I feel so bad for Alice. The pictures are heart-breaking of this poor avatar dreaming for something better.

    Makes me want to insert myself in to the program and start making things better for her. Alice happens across a lottery ticket worth $1.3 million, Kev goes to jail for 24 months over a lewd and lascivious charge, and get’s mental counseling while in there.

    I guess just Alice getting some friends that take care of her would be more then enough.

    • 59 Miao July 1, 2009 at 10:46 pm

      Same reason we’re all moved by any other fictional character…we feel a human connection. People may feel sympathy for her because they have had difficult periods in their own lives, or they may feel sympathy for all innocents who suffer and simply extend it to Alice.

      Funny how things meant to entertain us can end up affecting us more deeply.

  39. 60 Ryann Woods July 1, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Wow

    Happy B-Day Alice!

    I have a dog-walking charity org., Super Sniffer Skippers, i donate 100% of my profits to charities but this story has inspired me to do more. I’m going to do something more to raise more money for ASPCA and Guatemalan charities.

    Any Ideas?

    THX

    • 61 JenaSim July 3, 2009 at 8:00 pm

      I have an idea! I do alot of fundraising for my local Eagles fraternity and our biggest moneymaker is flowers. Brecks and Michigan bulb offer really good fundraising opportunities. Perhaps you could slip a brochure to the people you dog-walk for.. People who love animals are typically empathetic.. and giving.

  40. 62 Livvi July 1, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Happy Birthday Alice!! YAY, she can leave!!
    That’s so sweet how Zed came for her birthday. :)

  41. 64 JOE July 1, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    This is soo good that i actually bought the Sims 3..! I promised i wouldnt but i have been reading this blog thing for two-ish weeks now and its great!! I love Alice.. but she should go to Zedadias’ house for a shower..! Love it..! loved in the last one where the old lady tried to hug Kev..! That was brillant..! lol!

  42. 65 Erica July 1, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Please keep this blog up as long as you can. I wait for it every day. It was late to my reader/feeder today and I was antsy!

  43. 66 shoefresh July 1, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Happy Birthday, Alice!

  44. 67 Mackenzie July 1, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Oh yes! FINALLY! Now she’s old enough to ditch Kev…she just HAS to! This is going to get interesting. :D

  45. 68 Korilian July 1, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Can Alice actually cut loose from Kev? Any money she makes is shared income right? She can’t go and buy a house without him.

  46. 70 Simluver July 1, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    She and Zed need to hook up! He’s the only one who’s ever made her feel happy, and they would be the cutest couple. :)

    Great story by the way! I’m hooked!

  47. 71 Alyssa July 1, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    YESSSSS! WOOT!

    lmao i’m getting all excited over a blog about a pc game.. OH WELL! I’M DOWNLOADING KEV / ALICE WHEN MY OTHER LAPTOPS INTERNET WORKS~!

    AHHH I LOVE THIS BLOG

    :D

  48. 72 Insane Simmer July 1, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Yay She grew up! I wonder what trait she chose for Alice? I am skeptical of her leaving Kev (she should leave him), but it IS called Alice and Kev.

  49. 73 Rina July 1, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Happy birthday Alice! (:

  50. 74 Azalea_Sway July 1, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALICE!!! I’m so proud of her for going through all the cruelties of her life! And now, to see her all grown up, it just makes me feel like crying. HAHAHA! I feel like a mother seeing my own daughter finally go out into the world on her own. but anyways, CAN’T WAIT to see what’s out there for her now that she’s a young adult. Maybe find a place in everyone’s hearts and maybe her own father’s even. And also get a well-deserved fresh start. OOOH! I NEED SIMS 3. :p

  51. 75 kleini July 1, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    I wonder when this blog will end?
    It kinda loses it’s purpose when Alice will be a good parent with kids, … , and a home….

    • 76 kansine July 1, 2009 at 11:15 pm

      I hope it doesn’t end until Alice dies of old age :(

      • 77 Heroface July 2, 2009 at 9:33 am

        I hope it goes beyond that and forms a legacy.

        Alice and ‘z’ could have a small memorial in the yard for kev when he dies cos love him or hate him he’s still her dad.

        I hope they have loads of kids so they are forced to pick an heir to remain in the house while the rest of the family move on with their lives and visit occasionally

  52. 78 Kiki July 1, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    I want Zedadias to see the beautiful girl under all the grime and fall in love with Alice.

    How weird is it that I desperately want two Sims to be together?

  53. 79 Chay July 1, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Happy Birthday Alice. i hope kev looks at alice and relises how hes been terrible and needs to change his life. i love these 2 characters so much. all you wishing kev should die, that will make alice unhappy.

  54. 80 Emore July 1, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    I’ve been reading this from the start and now I feel the need to comment. :D

    Happy birthday Alice! I hope her life will start to turn around. :)

  55. 81 Ashlyn July 1, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Aww shes so pretty :)

  56. 82 Amy July 1, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Oh, thank god…I don’t think I would be able to stand going on reading this with Alice continuing to be so tortured by Kev.
    YAY HAPPY B-DAY ALICE!!!!
    Alice, you’re such a wonderful pixel pile that’s meant to look like a person!
    I wonder what trait she gained…do you earn a trait at Young Adult?

  57. 83 Amy July 1, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Teehee she’s pretty! :)

  58. 85 Amy July 1, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    :D Yay Alice!

  59. 86 Alayna July 1, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    This is reallyyy good! When Alice and Kevs story is all over I would love to see you do more stories! :) Keep up the good work!

  60. 87 Amy July 1, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Probably more than three quarters of the people who’ve posted have already said this, but I’m saying it again anyway!

    Alice and Z-dude(Zedadias) should get together!! :D

    And Robin, (guy who’s writing this blog) I wish you’d just use some of those money and happiness cheats xD :D

    • 88 Yarbo July 7, 2009 at 7:46 pm

      yeah but if he used those cheats then the game would be pointless and the blog would end!
      and i hope it never ends!

      i agree though alice and Z are cute together

  61. 89 Paige July 1, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    every one is saying “now Alice can move out!” but that really isn’t true. she has no money, which means there’s no way she afford to live anywhere, unless the “Z” guy becomes her boyfriend and move in with him. (yes, i forgot his name)

    • 90 kansine July 1, 2009 at 11:18 pm

      I said it already, but if she moves out she’ll get 20000 simoleons from the community and CAN move out :)

      • 91 Ryann Woods July 2, 2009 at 9:52 am

        No, she won’t get 20,000 sim. but if you kick her out then switch households, she’ll most likely have a decent house on her own. It happens all the time with my sims

      • 92 kansine July 2, 2009 at 10:57 am

        But really, every time I move out some sims they get about 20000 simoleons, how can it be that it doesn’t happen to you, Ryann? O_o

    • 93 Samantha July 2, 2009 at 5:46 am

      kev could “kick her out” which would mean she wouldn’t need money. When my kids moved out they had $0 to their name but I kicked them out instead of choosing a place to live in and they would end up with way better houses then they grew up in.

      • 94 kansine July 2, 2009 at 11:04 am

        I guess they get the money only when you split the family in the “edit town” mode so that Alice appears on the “clipboard”?

  62. 95 Mandy July 1, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Hey i just got my sims 3 game!!! but i computer runs ridiculously SLOW!!! does anyone know how to make the game run faster?? do i have to buy something or deleter some of by files?? please answer asap i wanna play it!! thanx!!

  63. 98 Mandy July 1, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    by the way… HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALICE!! i HOPE YOU LEAVE YOUR FATHER AND MARRY ZEDADIAS AND HAVE REALLY CUTE KIDS!!! shes so pretty too!

  64. 99 Shadowheart July 1, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Whats her lifetime aspiration and new trait?? -curious- I can’t wait till the next entry!

  65. 100 nikki July 1, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    OMG i think alice and zed are falling in love!!!!! yayyyy!!! alice should move in w/ zed!!!!!

  66. 101 GaiasEyes July 1, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    I haven’t posted before, but Happy Birthday Alice! I wonder if she’ll tell Kev to kiss her dust or, since she is a good person, take care of him in his old age….

  67. 102 Richard T. Butt July 1, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    so she’s legal now? sweet.

  68. 103 Back2Murder July 1, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    I have never posted a comment but I felt like doing it now. I have been following this for a while now and it’s really good! Love your writing style! great job! :D

  69. 104 MJ July 1, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Happy birthday, Alice!

  70. 105 Chris July 1, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Awwww…Alice just looks so *happy* in these pics, especially the first one where she’s just reading quietly at ‘home’, unbothered by Kev for once.

    As for what’s going to happen next, I can see it going one of three ways:
    1) Either she leaves or Kev kicks her out (after all, he’s doesn’t have that obligation to a minor anymore, and they are Enemies, after all)

    2) Things actually get better between them (depends on how much of Kev’s reactions were ‘enemy’ related, and how much of it was *just* the ‘hates kids’) to hit a stable level.

    3) Kev sees ‘Young adult girl’, and tries to hit on her.

    • 106 Jackie July 2, 2009 at 10:55 am

      I think the fact that their family relationship was defined when the characters were created would prevent them from having a romantic relationship. Or am I wrong about that?

    • 107 Rachel July 2, 2009 at 1:45 pm

      3) Kev sees ‘Young adult girl’, and tries to hit on her.

      that’s just what has happened in my game with kev n alice, he met and somehow married a young blond, impregnated her and then kicked her out for flirting with don lothario haha

      Alice is currently a fairly aimless adult in my game…

      Thanks so much for this blog and have thoroughly enjoyed playing kev n alice too
      xxx

  71. 108 Andrew July 2, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Finally, something nice happens to this sim!

  72. 109 Sarah July 2, 2009 at 12:20 am

    Awww such a touching story! Bless Alice, feel so bad for her and she’s not even real, but this story is *that* good. I’m absoloutely gripped to this.

    PS. The Alice in my game I downloaded has just got married, she met a lovely guy with his own house and Kev passed away not long back either due to old age!

  73. 110 Seung July 2, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Happy Birthday, Alice!

  74. 111 neon July 2, 2009 at 12:29 am

    woo! cant wait to see what she does with her life now…marry the guy!!!!!

  75. 112 selenalore July 2, 2009 at 12:43 am

    Yes HAPPY BDAY ALICE!!! WOOT!

    Now the world is yours to enjoy and pick what to do. Go for it :). Wish you luck!

  76. 113 Jess July 2, 2009 at 12:47 am

    Aww, I’m so glad she’s all grown up. Maybe now she can find a job and get away from Kev, and maybe she has a romantic interest in Zedadias? I hope so!

  77. 114 Leis July 2, 2009 at 12:50 am

    Maybe it’s just me, but Alice looks incredibly sad in the second shot…clutching her old teddy bear, looking off into the distance. Almost wistful. I hope the future has good things in store for her. And it’ll be interesting to see what Kev does when she moves out…I wonder if he has the coping skills to live on his own? lol, I’m sure she does, from what we’ve seen so far.

  78. 115 Anna July 2, 2009 at 12:55 am

    Im proud of you Alice.

  79. 116 Madison July 2, 2009 at 1:00 am

    YAAAAAYYYYY!

  80. 117 Setari July 2, 2009 at 1:05 am

    Yayy! Now Alice can LEAVE! …Right?

  81. 118 Mr Gray Tiger July 2, 2009 at 1:10 am

    I wouldn’t wanna get rid of Kev. He’s the humour in this – the part that doesn’t just make the whole story sad. So keep him until he dies, and pheraps some of us will grief.
    (Although it’s still just a game)

  82. 119 Bobbie July 2, 2009 at 1:17 am

    Yay! Go Alice. How wrong is it that I just thought wow I share the same birthday as Alice (… wait Alice is a Sims character!). Here’s hoping working life gives Alice the push she needs to be an independent woman, until Zed decides to give up the cool raybans and wicker furniture to begin a life with her.

  83. 122 Meagan July 2, 2009 at 1:48 am

    ALICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  84. 123 Hayley July 2, 2009 at 2:01 am

    YAY! Finally.I’d love to see what happens to Alice now. I hope she moves out.

  85. 124 Jackie July 2, 2009 at 2:08 am

    Happy Birthday, Alice!

  86. 125 sunshine July 2, 2009 at 2:09 am

    i love this blog, its the best i’ve ever read. by the way, could someone please tell me what the green crystal means?

    • 126 Leis July 2, 2009 at 3:05 am

      the green crystal(called a “plumbob”) just lets the player know who their currently controlled Sim is. If a player switched the game point-of-view to watch Kev for awhile, you’d see the green symbol over him instead.

      • 127 Samantha July 2, 2009 at 5:49 am

        the crystal will also change colors depending on the controlled sims mood…green is happy, yellow is bad, but red is really really bad.

  87. 128 Colette July 2, 2009 at 2:32 am

    This is the happiest I’ve been in a while. The phonecall at dawn picture is becautiful, and Alice is such a pretty young woman. (And, yes, I’m hoping for a romantic interest in Z.)

  88. 129 Sims3Fan July 2, 2009 at 2:37 am

    I luv this series! make sure you continue it!
    I am soooo excited for alice! and her and ze-watever? should totally hook up. they’d be perfect together. but kev would die alone… wait? is that his next age? to … pass?

  89. 130 kev4ever July 2, 2009 at 2:39 am

    I don’t know about this Zedadias character. What kind of man goes to a little girl’s birthday party like that?

  90. 131 Axe-Handler July 2, 2009 at 2:39 am

    Wooo! She’s grown up and can get away from there! Secretly I want her to get with Zedadias. 8D

  91. 132 asdf July 2, 2009 at 2:42 am

    even jobs during the night feed you

  92. 133 Nicki July 2, 2009 at 2:51 am

    Sunshine, the green crystal is called a plumbob. It just floats over the active sim’s head to tell you that you’re controlling them. It’s also handy in identifying their mood, deep green is happy, yellow is slightly less, orange is bad, and red is really bad, it’s just a thing in the sims.

    Notice the dot over the “i.” :)

  93. 136 RCJenn July 2, 2009 at 2:56 am

    I’ve been reading this for a while now myself. I still feel a sense of dread with Alice since she was given all of those very bad karma traits.

    Hopefully if/when she moves to a real house Robin would consent to “midlife crisis” her as a renewal of hope and destiny and give her traits in which she can succeed with.

    In any case, Happy Birthday, Alice. Even with your bad karma I wish you the best and a new beginning hopefully someday without the weight of so much bad karma.

  94. 137 Scott July 2, 2009 at 3:11 am

    I just wanted to comment on how strangely addicted I’ve become to this series. Great work and keep it up.

  95. 138 Sayoni July 2, 2009 at 3:14 am

    this really is the best blog…great idea and you write really well. you should be an author or something…really this could be novelized(i hope i spelled that right).

  96. 139 tyralily July 2, 2009 at 3:19 am

    Yea! Alice grew up. And really well!

  97. 140 Cookie July 2, 2009 at 3:22 am

    Aww, happy birthday Alice! :)

    I hope she can get a fulltime job now and start to support herself, even without free meals. D:

    I don’t want her to marry Zedadias for some reason. xD I don’t think they’d be very good together. :o As friends, yeah, but married, no. Just what I think. :3

    She looks so pretty!

  98. 142 Miso July 2, 2009 at 3:51 am

    What trait did she gain?!?

  99. 144 toni July 2, 2009 at 4:08 am

    Happy birthday Alice! I wonder what job you’re going to get now. :) Go spend more time at the library to build some of your skills for free! :)

  100. 145 Kaitlin July 2, 2009 at 4:15 am

    hmmm I wonder if they’re gonna… y’know hook up.

  101. 146 Prudence July 2, 2009 at 4:39 am

    Finally! Watch her grow up to be a CEO of a huge company and living in a huge mansion, (with showers, and beds, and food), and poor lonely Kev wanders up asking for a place to stay, only to see the huge wooden door slam in his face.

  102. 147 jess n. July 2, 2009 at 4:53 am

    haha alice doesn’t look any different as a young adult. she looks the same as a teenager. weird! haha woot woot! chyeah. kaching! woooooooo

  103. 148 Jon July 2, 2009 at 5:01 am

    >Alice is at the old park, alone. She’s spent the last of her money on a cake. It’s for her birthday.

    That’s it. I’m adding this to TV Tropes’ “Tearjerker” page.

  104. 149 Leksi Wit July 2, 2009 at 5:13 am

    On the bright side, no more pesky curfew police! She should totally get a part-time job… maybe you can turn this into a story of hope, having Alice work her way out of homelessness?

  105. 150 katierose July 2, 2009 at 5:25 am

    Now her life can be her own. but hopefuly she wont be alone for long. her an Z need to get together and she can move in with hime and have a few kids of her own ( i’ll bet she would be a good mom because she would not want her kids to go through what she went through)
    but if u did that would’nt kev become a NPC he’s mean and old but he makes life intresting

  106. 151 Natinia July 2, 2009 at 5:26 am

    Awesome, it’s my 18th birthday today too! Onward into adulthood for the both of us! I’m glad my life isn’t as hard as Alice’s.

    Love the blog, keep up the good work!

    P.S. I got the Sims 3 for my birthday, sweet!

  107. 152 Balkis July 2, 2009 at 5:32 am

    This has been AMAZING! I am so sucked in that I can’t wait for more.

  108. 153 Paige July 2, 2009 at 5:33 am

    well usually my sims go to work sort of hungry and always return with a full bar

  109. 154 Maddox July 2, 2009 at 5:34 am

    Thanks for sharing this great story! I downloaded Kev and Alice to my game as well. You’ve got to give it a push for them to end up in a similar situation. In my world, they started chatting it up right away. He then shoo’ed her away. But then they played tag and chatted for hours more until they became good friends. Every once in a while during the conversation his dislike of children caused him to shoo her. He talks crazy, but she thinks it’s amusing. All without any intervention on my part.

    So, in my world, the two became friends despite his insanity kicking in every few minutes. I now control them a bit more. I feed them by hosting parties with people she’s met. During the parties people always bring food. Problem is, they have no sink in which to wash dishes. So, the lot is littered with plates, horrifying rotting leftovers, and swarms of flies. It’s truly disgusting and nobody ever has fun at their parties. Frankly, I don’t know why guests show up at all.

  110. 155 Sithinious July 2, 2009 at 5:39 am

    How bad is it that I find myself caring more about this fictional game character than some of the people I know in real life? :P

    Truly excellent job with this blog.

  111. 156 Samantha July 2, 2009 at 5:53 am

    I’d like to know where Z came from. Was he someone created by the game or by roBurkey? I kinda think it’d be fun to have him in my neighborhood tooo :P teehee

  112. 158 art July 2, 2009 at 5:59 am

    Yes! Zedadias came through.

  113. 159 xman July 2, 2009 at 6:23 am

    I have been caught up in the story of Alice and Kev’s lives and seeing her reach adulthood is quite moving. Beautiful story.

  114. 160 flare July 2, 2009 at 6:24 am

    There’s picnic baskets at the park and of course stealing is always helpful

  115. 161 Sara July 2, 2009 at 7:46 am

    I really want to see Alice break from the hellish life with her father, and move on, move out. I wonder what her new trait is…?

  116. 162 bethekins July 2, 2009 at 8:22 am

    Happy Birthday Alice! wooo! Can’t wait to see what she will make of her life now.

    It also got me thinking, Kev must be gettin’ on in his elder days now eh? Looking forward to seeing what happens to them both n_n

  117. 163 thaaeroprincess July 2, 2009 at 9:03 am

    Yay! She finally grew up and suspiciously decided to spend her bday with Zedadias…hmm I wonder why? (hint of sarcasm there in case you missed it)

    Oh yeah and I bought the Sims3 and love it! But right now I’m obsessed with the customization you can do with build/buy mode and am working on a castle for sims to get married at. So yeah…

  118. 164 Sidsel Pedersen July 2, 2009 at 10:30 am

    Felling moved over pixels is no different from felling moved over a novel character or a movie… Very well written! And happy birthday Alice

  119. 165 MaryK. July 2, 2009 at 10:32 am

    I was hoping maybe for a change of wardrobe.
    I wonder what traits she has gained as the new adult Alice.

  120. 166 c_nt July 2, 2009 at 11:18 am

    I would like to put forward another vote for her moving in with Zedadias. Kev could come over regularly and torment them both.

  121. 167 Steph July 2, 2009 at 11:57 am

    YAY! I’m so glad Alice has grown up! I hope she gets a kick ass job, or at least a part-time job that will get her SOME kind of money! Brilliant blog, I’m addicted to this story xxx

  122. 168 Nicole July 2, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    I think Alice should keep talking to Zedadias and try to get him to love her so they can move in together and live a happy life with children and money and food and comfort. :) I love this story!
    I am so glad Alice is no longer in the care of Kev!

  123. 169 Grey Sky (Yesmy1standlastnamesarereal) lol July 2, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Now Kev have a looksy there!

    YOU MISSED YOUR DAUGHTERS BIRTHDAY YOU LOSER!!!!

    Now she’s grown and going to fend for herself in the strange sim world.

    PEACE OUT KEV!

    (Plus, since u usually age after Alice I KNOW your going to die soon)

    awesome!

    _–Grey Sky

  124. 170 Kinnakeet July 2, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    This is an incredibly compelling story line, and the screen captures are perfect. Nicely done. You’ve drawn me in against my will and I am now addicted.

    Please keep it up… there’s so much potential here. The snappy, pithy writing really puts the spark in it, BTW. Would love to see what you could do with other characters.

  125. 171 Meredith July 2, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    YAY!!! FINALLY!!! SHE FREE!!

  126. 172 saw July 2, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    finally she is FREE from kev!

    kev will die soon..

  127. 173 xoxPenguinxox July 2, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    No no no and no. she should not get with Z!! He was kinda mean to her before! I hope she meets a NICE young man and falls in love!!

  128. 174 Logan July 2, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    So what’s going to happen to KEv?

  129. 175 Jourdan July 2, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Yay! Now that she’s an adult, she could get pregnant! OMG

  130. 176 Daghain July 2, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Awww, happy birthday Alice!

    Now maybe she’ll go get a job and get free of that loser Kev.

  131. 177 C-girl July 3, 2009 at 1:09 am

    WOOO! Happy birthday, Alice! ^.^

    Loving the story, as always. Looking forward to seeing her make advances in her life! And hoping she and Zedadias eventually become something more. ^^

  132. 178 Tara July 3, 2009 at 2:15 am

    wow, finally! she’s a young adult and no longer has to suffer the wrath of her father. hopefully she can buy a house of her own someday or fall in love with someone who has one

  133. 179 Wolfie July 3, 2009 at 6:08 am

    I hope Zededias and Alice get married. xD I really hope they do. Really. Seriously. Hope. They. Do. >.<

  134. 180 Sarah July 3, 2009 at 6:41 am

    Zededias and Alice are cute friends and I like his easygoing, quirky attitude.

    However I think they are more suited as friends and I’d like Alice to meet a few men before and if she decides to settle down. She really is pretty!

    I hope she didnt inherit insanity from dad :( Hooked by this story and cant wait for more.

  135. 181 flo July 3, 2009 at 10:28 am

    I reall don’t know why all you people think of her as somewhat of a person, yet want her to get married stat. I mean wtf? She should at least enjoy her life a bit before she commits and gets pushed around by some Z guy.

  136. 182 syrath July 3, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Nice story man love it I check everyday for a new update. My question on this chapter of the story is what is the finial trait that Alice got in this stage of life?

  137. 183 Sommer July 3, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Zed and Al ^ ^
    <33 now what will she do? move in with him until she can get settled :o

  138. 184 Alice July 4, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Ha! My name is Alice and MY birthday is on July 1st, too! I don’t have a crazy abusive dad and I’m not homeless, but….

  139. 185 Alicia July 6, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Maybe she will be with Zedadias?

  140. 187 The REAL Cornish Pasty July 9, 2009 at 9:39 am

    You really are a good author, I’m enjoying this immensely

  141. 188 popoloprincess July 10, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Yay, Great story! Continue to look forward Alice.

  142. 189 Alex July 28, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    What’s her lifetime wish?Seriously!

  143. 190 Tia Maria October 2, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Awwww!!! Happy Birthday Alice!! Zedadias is such a sweet guy for sharing his birthday with her… I really like him! YAY

  144. 192 Shirviu December 17, 2009 at 11:45 am

    “But at least her clothes still fit”
    Yeesh, she’s scrawny.

  145. 193 Jess May 8, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Yay!! Alice can fineally get away from Kev!!

  146. 194 vic February 12, 2011 at 9:31 am

    this is such a heartwarming chapter =’) i hope she and z get closer after this. but i guess they already were pretty close, if he wants to spent time with her on her birthday

  147. 195 vic February 12, 2011 at 9:32 am

    oh,hey, did she ever get that A?


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