Escapism

It’s the weekend again. Alice will have to find food at some point, but she’s not in need yet. For now, she visits the library. Whenever she gets the chance, Alice loves to read. She’ll choose anything with romance in it.

Kev has followed her in, but on his way to the computer to make inappopriate forum posts, he is intercepted by a woman he has never met, who tries to hug him. He finally experiences this kind of behaviour from the other side.

Alice got little sleep last night due to Kev’s return, so she has to head outside in the afternoon to find a place to nap.

Once again, however, she is disturbed as Kev catches up with her.

It seems Kev is still in need of comfort. It’s just unfortunate for Alice that he gets it through following her around and criticising her.

Alice tries again to apologise, in an attempt to persuade Kev to leave her alone. Kev’s answer doesn’t change.

Next: Night

121 Responses to “Escapism”


  1. 1 roBurky June 29, 2009 at 10:42 am

    Apologies to all for the lack of update yesterday.

    • 2 rachel June 29, 2009 at 11:40 am

      ๐Ÿ™‚
      You didn’t really need to apologize, but it’s nice to know that your intent was not to make us angry with anticipation.

    • 3 saw June 29, 2009 at 11:44 am

      no need to apoligise, although i am glad this post is finally there, and thanks for making it longer today! Cant wait to see what happens tommorow, man does Kev need a “revalation” if you will, and see how bad he treats Alice, poor thing

    • 5 Samantha June 29, 2009 at 11:56 am

      no need to apologize…things happen in life, and a blog usually is not as important as others priorities.

      this post was worth the wait. I enjoy seeing Alice enjoy herself (in the bookstore) and despite her unhappy situation with Kev at the moment when she goes to lay down on the bench she looks pleased. Its almost an uplifting picture.

    • 8 Hayley June 29, 2009 at 3:18 pm

      Like everyone else has says there is no need to apology.You have a life too.

    • 9 Jules June 29, 2009 at 3:35 pm

      it’s ok for me, cuz I was on the road! perfect timing not to make an update!

    • 10 Lili June 29, 2009 at 3:51 pm

      No need. At least its here today.

    • 12 Ray June 29, 2009 at 9:30 pm

      No apologies needed. You’re a human too, as far as we know, anyway… O.o

      Atleast we don’t reject your apologies like Kev.๐Ÿ˜€

      • 13 Meezletoe June 29, 2009 at 11:12 pm

        haha! What Ray said!
        I wonder if Kev could get enough points to buy a mid-life crisis? I mean, considering his traits he probably gets wishes to torture Alice…he should probably have enough points to buy, what, at least two, three teleporters?๐Ÿ˜‰
        What a boob. Go Z! Or Alice as an independent and competent female who doesn’t need a man to help her be successful! Whichever, both are good!๐Ÿ˜€
        @Dawn – There’s an alice fan club? Where?! o_o

    • 14 im confused !!!!!! HIAHAHA June 30, 2009 at 1:44 am

      roburky how did u get rid of all the money??????/
      im so confused i dont know how to get rid of the money!!

    • 15 CONFUSED June 30, 2009 at 1:44 am

      how do u get rud of ur money?

    • 16 Dan June 30, 2009 at 4:37 am

      Is this some backhanded way of comparing all of us to Kev?

      • 17 meezletoe June 30, 2009 at 7:29 am

        Why? Are you feeling guilty or is this just a random thought?๐Ÿ˜„
        To be honest when I was 10 I suddenly developed this dream of giving a million dollars to a homeless person. But some people explained how it was irrational and I took a philosophy class this summer so I don’t know what to think about that anymore.:\ I don’t know what to think at all actually.
        Eh…Same question, how did you get rid of money…? Is it just by spending and stuff? Maybe you already said this. o_o;

      • 18 Ray June 30, 2009 at 5:54 pm

        when I made a homeless family, I just bought a whole bunch of worthless trees and statues with no house to put it all in.:/ Now they think they’re *home* is nicely decorated. But I guess dude might have used a cheat or something. IDK, I was wondering myself.

      • 19 Amber July 15, 2009 at 3:34 pm

        To remove all their money, you activate the cheat box, type testingcheatsenabled true, and then write FamilyFunds (insert family surname) (insert amount of money desired)

  2. 20 may June 29, 2009 at 10:45 am

    Poor Alice๐Ÿ˜ฆ
    she needs to grow to a young adult, quick.

  3. 21 Liz June 29, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Wow Kev is a prick. And he looks like he is doing the Thriller dance in the last shot.

  4. 24 Lack_26 June 29, 2009 at 10:51 am

    No need to apologise, I wouldn’t expect updates everyday, especially not on a Sunday.

  5. 25 Kameron June 29, 2009 at 10:57 am

    Why is Alice the one apologizing? And by the way roBurky it’s totally fine, your epic blog has kept entertained for a LONG time. Alice seems to be acting strange, she has no reason to apologize for anything that EVIL kev has done to her

    • 26 Kalheka June 29, 2009 at 2:59 pm

      Alice is the one apologizing because she’s the one with the good nature. In real life, she would be the one apologizing because she’s the one being abused. Assuming her personal growth allows it, she will outgrow apologizing to him, and begin standing up for herself.

  6. 27 fingirl12 June 29, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Ah yes! I’ve been waiting for this since yesterday! Thanks for the update and for making it extra long today. I love your blog!
    rock on!!

    xo

    • 28 Kansine June 29, 2009 at 11:21 am

      Of course it’s OK that there wasn’t any update uesterday๐Ÿ˜€ We justโค this story so much that we were a bit dissapointed ^_^ But we all have real lifes too and it's definitely not a "duty" for you to update this๐Ÿ˜€ You can do whatever you want with your own blog๐Ÿ˜€

    • 29 Kansine June 29, 2009 at 11:22 am

      By the way, do you have something with Finland to do when your nickname is “fingirl”?๐Ÿ˜€ (I’m just intrested ’cause I’m from Finland)

  7. 30 Kansine June 29, 2009 at 11:25 am

    Alice should try to go and visit someone (Zededias??) so that she can sleep in their bed! Maybe, just maybe Kev wouldn’t follow her there…

  8. 31 nancymarie June 29, 2009 at 11:34 am

    We need to see more of that Inappropriate Hug lady.

  9. 33 kts2k June 29, 2009 at 11:44 am

    The woman who hugged Kev looks like Martha Stewart…

  10. 34 saw June 29, 2009 at 11:45 am

    this blog is amazing, cant wait for tommorow!!

  11. 35 Azar June 29, 2009 at 11:49 am

    One wonders why Alice could get those jeans and jacket, but still not have enough to afford some shoes…

  12. 41 Collin June 29, 2009 at 11:54 am

    I don’t believe Alice ever met the family with the old woman that Kev proposed too… She should go there, as Kev might not feel like going back. Plus, I kind of want to see what happened to them after Kev left, if She went back with that old guy with big ears.

  13. 42 LoTekK June 29, 2009 at 11:57 am

    Pardon my French, but Kev is an asshole through and through.๐Ÿ˜ฆ
    I hope inappropriate-hug-lady plays him for a chump soon enough.

    “on his way to the computer to make inappopriate forum posts” <– I actually lol'd.๐Ÿ™‚

  14. 44 zayzayem June 29, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Kev rejected crazy hug lady?

  15. 46 MaryK. June 29, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    I can’t wait until Alice becomes an adult and can make her own life.
    I hope she continues the story line even after Alice grows up and isn’t dependent on Kev anymore.

  16. 47 Killa-Ewok June 29, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    Kev is paying his tribute to Michael Jackson.

  17. 49 Jane June 29, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    Great as usual.. well done! And don’t say sorry to us.. I think we are all greatful for your storyline!

  18. 51 Leis June 29, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    It looks like Alice needs a shower, the green haze around her looks kinda nasty, lol. Oh, and wasn’t that the woman who helped her with her homework once(in the first screenshot)? Small world.

  19. 52 Markus June 29, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    As usual, well done on this update. Been glued to the bookmarked link everytime I’m online. Do Sims die? I wonder what would happen if something bad happens to Kev… hmmm…

    • 53 Kalheka June 29, 2009 at 3:03 pm

      They can die due to “unfortunate accidents” (arranged by their creator / operator), or if you have aging enabled, they will eventually grow old & die of natural causes.

      • 54 Kansine June 29, 2009 at 3:22 pm

        They can die of natural causes even if the player doesn’t intervene! Once in sims 2 one of my sims died, when a satellite all of a sudden fell from the sky on her๐Ÿ˜„
        That has only happened once, even if I have played sims 2 insanely much… In sims 2 they could also die of some disease, I don’t know about sims 3 yet.

      • 55 Jules June 29, 2009 at 3:52 pm

        See, you can die 13 ways in the sims 2, I’m expecting just as much in the sims 3. The ways without expansion packs are: Satellite while you are watching the clouds, flu or dire sickness, fire(leaving the stove running when food’s done or putting flammable items near the lit fireplace, old age(this is my favourite because theres a hula zombie hehe), desperation(food or sleep or both, if you faint then you know they will die soon, just go to the 4th option, ultra skip through currect action), electric shock(when touching, using, or fixing an electronic object near water or pee), fright of seeing a ghost if they don’t want to, and i forget the rest. They have them all on youtube. hehe. Oh and just so u know, u should subscribe 2 Sims2Geek4Ever. Awesome vids! xD

  20. 56 Rema June 29, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    These last episodes are heartbreaking, almost disturbing.
    I’ve seen these kinds of behaviour happening even too often…

  21. 57 Sylvanna June 29, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    I LOLed at the second picture. xD

  22. 58 Scherazade June 29, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Robin – I’ve hated to see Alice apologising here when it isn’t warranted, as she was under no obligations and had done nothing wrong…

    I think the same applies. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 59 Kalheka June 29, 2009 at 3:05 pm

      It’s natural, at alice’s stage, to apologize. It’s disturbing, but indeed fitting, to the fact that she’s being abused by Kev. Until something changes within Alice, she’ll respond to his abuse by internalizing it and trying to make amends.

  23. 62 Jeff June 29, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Wait, wait – why can I see inside that public building? Is this one of the exceptions to the “invisible on the inside” rule about public buildings (i.e.: like the fitness center?).

    • 63 Kalheka June 29, 2009 at 3:06 pm

      Robin may just have the walls set to all the way up, or something.

    • 64 Annie June 29, 2009 at 3:12 pm

      The library (like the gym) are buildings in which you can interact. So you can see inside of them. You only have one option when going to a restaurant, or when going to the supermarket. But when going to the gym or the library, you can still play your sim, therefore you can see inside๐Ÿ™‚

    • 65 saw June 30, 2009 at 12:06 am

      certain community buildings you can see inside of like the museum and library, although most you cant like the grocery store and city hall

  24. 66 Nick Neutron June 29, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    It was nice to see Alice enjoy herself a bit even as Kev was intent on bugging her. She should grow up and move out soon. That good for nothing father of hers has already blighted her childhood enough. Maybe she could grow up to like Zedidas and move in with him?

    And yes, Robin, there is no need to apologise for MIA for a single day. Cheers!๐Ÿ™‚

  25. 67 Kalheka June 29, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Well done Robin, thanks for another great update. No need to apologize. Your allowed to have a personal life, and take a day off here and there. ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. 68 Hayley June 29, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Hahaha we need to see more inappopriate behavior done towards Kev. Maybe if that keeps happening to him he may not be inappropriate but I highly doubt that will happen. Alice actually looked happy when she went to sleep on the bench.Alice really needs to become a young adult really,really soon

  27. 69 Kat June 29, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Is Kev wearing a wedding ring? It looks like it in the second pic…

  28. 70 Jules June 29, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    WAIT WAIT WAIT A SECOND… why is Kev wearing a ring in the 2nd pic??

    • 71 chasy June 29, 2009 at 4:08 pm

      that’s what -I- want to know!! ;-D maybe from his dead wife…?

    • 73 Celara June 29, 2009 at 4:23 pm

      Kev has been wearing a ring from the beginning. Whether it is from a previous marriage (since we know nothing of Kev’s relationship to Alice’s mother), or from a lucky moment of dumpster diving, we don’t know. Also, we don’t know if that ring is real or something dug up from a Cracker Jack box.

    • 74 saw June 30, 2009 at 12:07 am

      Man you guys get to deep intgot eh stiry i mean i love this blog as much as the next person, but i am not freaking cuz he has a most likely accidental ring on his finger

  29. 76 Samandthealien June 29, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    http://samansthealien.wordpress.com/about/

    Please visit… its similer to this and im sure you will enjoy it

    btw this storys great

  30. 77 Salty June 29, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    I downloaded Alice and Kev as a new user and after Alice got locked out on the Spenster’s back deck and nearly died she got taken away by what we call in America as CPS (Child Protective Services) because of hunger and neglect!!! keV has since been trying to make arrears by calling Alice, even though I can’t control her or find her, started a job at City Hall, and taken up gardening and fishing in his spare time. He found a pink diamond in the rubbish, and was able to install a toilet, bath, bed and a dingy cinderblock house on the lot. I hope he is able to get Alice back someday, not sure if that is an option.

    Thought I’d share…๐Ÿ™‚

  31. 78 LadyCynthiana June 29, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    I agree with the posters who mentioned Alice should have shoes. I downloaded them and gave her a grungy pair of flip-flops. After all, you can get flip-flops for about a dollar and they last forever because you don’t really grow out of them.

    I probably do a little bit more controlling of my sims, because their lives are totally different. Kev and Alice were even best friends for awhile… and he’s only had the “be mean to Alice” wish twice, and only when he had 4 other wishes already, so it was never fulfilled. Eventually Kev ended up marrying Claire Ursine and they moved in with her and her daughter, who is both evil and friendly… which was fascinating. They all got along pretty well, oddly enough. I also helped Kev and Alice survive by having Kev pick up some seeds and planting some apple trees. Gardening helped distract him from his more malicious desires as well. (Imply someone’s mother is a llama… or… harvest some wild plants? Let’s go with the plants.) Also, they made good use of the gym’s showers when they got the chance.

    Thank you so much for creating these characters! I’ve enjoyed reading about them and playing with them a lot over the past week, and they’ve really made me want to donate to some homeless shelters in my area. I just have to talk my husband into it. We don’t come from a very affluent background ourselves… but we have enough to play the sims and pay for the internet, right? There is definitely some room for giving.

  32. 80 Belle June 29, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    This is a great story! I love Reading it!

  33. 81 Iris June 29, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    Someone inappropriately hugging Kev really cracked me up!

  34. 82 David Boring June 29, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    I’m quite surprised at how involved I’ve gotten with Alice & Kev. Such things usually don’t interest me. Huh.

  35. 83 TomH June 29, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Mr roBurky, have you thought about what’s going to happen when Alice and Kev eventually die? It’s going to happen one day, you know. Even in sim life, it’s inevitable… and the way Kev’s going I don’t think it’ll take long for him to pop his cloggs.

  36. 84 laurai27 June 29, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Poor Alice … I hope she has a happy adulthood where she doesn’t have to be insulted by her Father! I was wondering … how many days until Alice turns into a young adult.

  37. 85 musicluv June 29, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    To get food why doesnt she just walk to the gym,they havea fridge

  38. 87 Weirdo June 29, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    i don’t like Kev. Alice keeps apoligising but he keeps rejecting her? kinda harsh…at least she has a friend.

  39. 88 Alysha June 29, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    I was wondering that too .
    & Alice needs to toughen up and stop apologizing .
    Great storyline , btw .

  40. 89 Steven June 29, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    I do not accept your apology, sir! Also, your mother looks, sounds, and smells exactly like a llama, and you know what they say….

  41. 90 Sarah June 29, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    This is so amazing, but I do have one question. Can’t Alice move in with Zededias or something?

  42. 91 Constance Toney-Bacon June 29, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    I just sat and read your blog entries from beginning to end. I am loving it and awaiting the newest one. You are extremely talented.

  43. 92 Jen June 29, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    roBurky, did you do something different with your pictures? They look more vibrant or something. Or maybe it’s just daytime and we’re used to seeing Alice and Kev at night. Heh.

    I usually shy away from putting my Sims in situations that will make them unhappy (which is why my stories aren’t nearly as compelling as yours), so I am really enjoying seeing another side of the game. It’s inspiring.

  44. 93 HokiSim June 29, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Yesterday I found this blog, It is amazing! Congrats roBurky you have post the best Sims story I have seen ever!! This so funny know I feel as I have a new tv show to see each day!๐Ÿ˜„

  45. 94 LaLa June 29, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    Lovely blog!๐Ÿ˜€
    But I don’t get it, I did the same concept, and I just had them use the shower/bathtub at the gym, and most places have a toilet, and for the little kid, she could bake muffins at the toy oven at the library, which is also conveniently placed next to a comfy sofa. And they could just stay unemployed, but scavenge for collectables. Unless, of course, you wanna see what they do on their own, which, in my case, was nothing. Haha.

  46. 95 saw June 29, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    he made them live in riverview whch doesnt have as many places foer homeless people unfortunately.

    AMAXING BLOG cant waitn for tommorow!

  47. 96 Phil June 29, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    I can’t wait for Kev to die c:<

  48. 98 Aoede June 29, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    D:

    -nothing to say-

  49. 99 saw June 30, 2009 at 12:08 am

    and another thing, the ring is most likely there cuz it came with him aging to an elder and robin didnt notice to take it off.

    • 100 JenaSim June 30, 2009 at 1:52 am

      Can sims even find jewelry in the trash bins? Since these were created sims, then it was intentional to have kev wear a ring.. If only to get everyone stirred up about it… Lol! OMG, what if the author is some literary version of Dr. Gregory House from the show “House”?!

  50. 101 Lovelypuff June 30, 2009 at 3:27 am

    I like the story but I don’t understand why they don’t go to the local public swimming pool or gym in order to shower and pee. No one will make them stop and if you leave the lot the broken appliances will fix themselves, I think?

  51. 102 Erbo Evans June 30, 2009 at 3:50 am

    Well, I say we hire a couple of wranglers to go upstairs and beat the sh*t out of Kev.

    Alice, we’ll be thinking of you.

  52. 103 Em June 30, 2009 at 4:25 am

    why doesnt she head over to the gym and take a nice hot bath there? It could be like the YMCA or like a shelter that offers free hot showers.

  53. 104 Meagan June 30, 2009 at 5:23 am

    ca you make the posts quicker

  54. 105 Erick June 30, 2009 at 5:31 am

    Kev needs to die.

  55. 106 WickedPinkLemon June 30, 2009 at 5:36 am

    You can put rings on your Sims in CAS. The option probably got clicked by accident(I have often put socks and other things on my Sims by accident)and he didn’t feel like remaking Kev just to take a ring off his finger. Also, maybe he just felt like giving him a ring.

  56. 109 Azalea_Sway June 30, 2009 at 6:31 am

    I love this story! I read it from the very beginning to the most recent post. It’s simply intruiging! I really hope you find the time to finish her whole story. You and your characters are simply inspiring. Please don’t stop.๐Ÿ™‚

  57. 110 Morgan June 30, 2009 at 6:39 am

    Kev is a stalker. ;>

  58. 111 Yan June 30, 2009 at 7:28 am

    This is awesome! xD Can’t wait for the next one. And I can’t wait to play Sims 3 now.

  59. 112 Requienna June 30, 2009 at 10:23 am

    I wonder where Kev has this golden ring from… Was he once married? Or has he stolen it? ^^

  60. 113 Leebeloola July 1, 2009 at 12:56 am

    Fantastic post! I really like the picture of Alice on the bench.
    This is so much fun! You’ve inspired me to give the whole “don’t control your sims” challenge another go.
    I think I might start an asylum. I wonder how long sims can stay crazy before they die for one reason or another…

  61. 114 Kat July 1, 2009 at 5:02 am

    Where did Kev get the ring?…

  62. 115 Livvy July 13, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Just wondering, where did Kev get the gold ring in the second picture?

  63. 116 Sara July 24, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    HES SO CRUEL! I mean seriously hes so cruel to Alice.

  64. 117 cartoonfansparadise August 8, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    is kev wearing a wedding ring?

  65. 118 PB's Boys August 27, 2009 at 9:09 am

    Kev’s wearing a ring.

  66. 119 Batman August 13, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Kev is Badass hes my favorite character >:)

  67. 120 Raachh February 6, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Heey! Ive been going through this all and its so sad๐Ÿ˜ฆ I just realised, she has no shoes! MEANIEE! Hahaaโค Im loving thiissโค

  68. 121 cate March 13, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    It’s sad ’cause this is what it’s like for some people in real life. I’ld love to do a Kev and Alice except they are rich and see what happens๐Ÿ™‚


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