Growing up

When the Grandpa family came upstairs to evict Alice from their bed, she revealed it was actually her birthday. The Grandpas cheered and whooped, then told her to hurry up and get out.

So Alice has successfully survived to become a teenager. She’s gained the trait of ‘unlucky’.

Upon returning home, I discover that Kev has a lot more to say to his daughter now that she’s grown up a bit. In particular, he now has a large variety of very specific insults for her, rather than mere generic arguments. He complains about her goody-two-shoes nature. He criticises her appearance. He accuses her of being a loser. It looks like she’s about to cry.

It’s then that she appears to snap, and surprises me by coming back with some insults of her own.

I thought she was going to be incapable of any kind of negative social interaction due to her ‘good’ trait. But it turns out that she can’t stand people being mean and inappropriate, and she’s now letting her Dad know about it. By the time they’re both ready to collapse on their benches from exhaustion, they’ve declared each other to be enemies. And most of it was entirely without any intervention from me.

Next: Enemies

44 Responses to “Growing up”


  1. 1 Thomas June 10, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Typical teenager.

    Even the good ones are crazy.

  2. 2 Beta Fish7728 June 11, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Whoa… The sims are making a story themselves. It’s like you don’t have to write anything

  3. 3 lettherebesims09 June 11, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    this was great.
    she got so pretty.

  4. 9 newhavengossip June 12, 2009 at 12:59 am

    This is great. Is there any way to start from the first post?

  5. 11 Eric Richardville June 12, 2009 at 4:27 am

    Sometimes being good means you have to stand up against those that are not so good. I find myself cheering her on.

  6. 13 JMBIndy June 12, 2009 at 5:05 am

    You go girl! Don’t let your old man keep you down.

  7. 15 Angela Benton June 12, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    Oh, man. Her getting the “unlucky” trait is just the cherry on top of the sundae. I love this story. Keep it up!🙂

  8. 16 Angelia June 13, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    O__o WOW! Now that’s totally interesting, and all done without your intervention! NEAT!

  9. 17 Lucy June 14, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Wow! That’s so cool–my sims aren’t nearly that independant!

  10. 18 Sydney June 14, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Now if you compare this to the sims 1 there practiely blocks walking around but in the sims3 you have a place to move and they make there own stary its been a long way from sims1 to sims3.

  11. 19 Olivia June 15, 2009 at 7:47 am

    That was great although it was wierd that you didnt intervine. Normally they wouldnt do that unless they were already enemies. Anyway, its getting better each post.

  12. 20 Morgan June 16, 2009 at 7:15 am

    Unlucky sure does suit here. Love the last pic🙂

  13. 21 Abby June 17, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Is it me or does Alice look like Kristen Stewart as Bella from Twilight?

  14. 23 Fida June 18, 2009 at 2:40 am

    oooh its gonna be an epic

  15. 24 CookieMaster June 18, 2009 at 4:58 am

    Yeah, you go Alice!

    I like how the old people were all like “HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Get out of our house! D<" xD

  16. 26 kynwyn June 18, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    woah. Alice looks exactly like me as a sim, its kind of freaky. And about the same age too. O.o

  17. 27 Shrenuj June 19, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Great story so far! Extremely engaging. Got linked from Kotaku and I’m loving every moment. Keep up the good work!

  18. 28 Ryan June 22, 2009 at 12:50 am

    In the last picture, look at the dads neck…its deformed

  19. 29 Sims3_Fan_27 June 22, 2009 at 3:16 am

    Wow, good for Alice! Haha, this story is amazing! I might have to try making one myself; considering I’m an author. Great job!

    Alice got sooo pretty when she grew up. I am proud for her since she defended herself.

    She kind of reminds me of Bella Swan … Kristen Stewart … she looks a lot like her. Don’t you think???

  20. 30 Diamonique June 22, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    awww she’s sooo pretty when she’s a teen🙂 yay for alice!

  21. 31 Rodney June 22, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Its time for her to put him into his place if only for a
    min.

  22. 32 Elisa June 22, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Awwh, Alice is such a pretty teenager!😀 I wanna be her friend. :] Too bad she’s not real.😦

  23. 33 haleY June 26, 2009 at 3:27 am

    Hmm… I like this. It’s funny, and it makes you think about the serious issue of homelessness (did I spell that right? is it even a word?) well, anyhoo…. 19 thumbs up!

  24. 34 nikki June 27, 2009 at 4:54 am

    alice grew up really pretty!
    anychance of getting to download her one day? :]

    im glad shes standing up to her dad!

  25. 35 taylor June 27, 2009 at 7:04 am

    this is awesome.
    alice got pretty.

  26. 36 flash games arcade June 28, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Now that is amazing. They even programmed teen rebellion. I love it! I must get this game… somehow. >_<

  27. 37 Pennie101 June 30, 2009 at 5:29 am

    omg she is sooooo pretty!!!!!!!! ugh i wish my sims were that pretty….awesome story!

  28. 38 Alexis July 2, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    Man, Alice is pretty!

  29. 39 China July 5, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Haha good for her! Finally sticking up for herself after everything.

  30. 40 usualroutine July 10, 2009 at 2:46 am

    Is it odd that I find her strangely attractive now…?

  31. 41 nicollecrayola July 10, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    she’s pretty ! :O
    i want hur )):

  32. 42 dustin July 25, 2009 at 1:41 am

    Wow, the look on her face in the second shot when he’s insulting her. It’s so sad..

  33. 43 cartoonfansparadise August 8, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    wow… enemies. haha theyre both smelly. id hate having to go so long without a shower >.<

  34. 44 Kayla September 4, 2010 at 12:12 am

    I LOVE THIS! This is sooo amazing<33. A question, I have? How do you get so much DETAIL?! And is this JUST TS3?


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