His Journey Begins

Kev wakes up that afternoon in an odd mood.

He gets dressed, and then starts walking.

When he reaches the last house on the street, he goes inside and grabs himself a sandwich. But he doesn’t stay to cause any more trouble than that.

And then his journey begins.

Next: Continued Compassion

211 Responses to “His Journey Begins”


  1. 1 Joel July 2, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    so… whers he goin? lol

  2. 3 Vctm July 2, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Where the hell is Kev… going????

  3. 4 gblake99 July 2, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Where on earth is he going?

    Fantastic story. many congrats.

  4. 5 Mat L July 2, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Is he running away.. from the town?

  5. 6 melaniem July 2, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    Ooh, suspense… what is the crazy old guy doing now? Leaving town? (yeah, right!)

  6. 7 Amber July 2, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    Where you going Kev? This story is Alice and Kev, not Alice!

  7. 8 Brent July 2, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    I love this blog, it’s truly captivating.

    But, I gotta just put it out there… Things are getting a little unnatural now.

    • 9 meezletoe July 2, 2009 at 11:01 pm

      Unnatural-unrealistic, or unnatural-unsettling/eerie? :O

    • 10 Samantha July 2, 2009 at 11:14 pm

      I think if he’s walking around trying to figure out the meaning to his life or where he went wrong…or even to die…its not really that unrealistic. He just ruined the only relationship he really ever had, and his daughter is now a young adult who hates him and didn’t even invite him to her birthday party. He’s an old man, he is miserable, and probably not too far from death. He’s got a lot to think about and he probably wants to do that alone. If he’s walkin off to die, he was going to be alone when it happened anyways because Alice has been avoiding him, he might as well do it somewhere pretty rather then his little park he probably doesn’t enjoy too much.

  8. 11 Amber July 2, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Wait a minute this sounds like a post where the story ends!

    • 12 nikki July 3, 2009 at 4:43 pm

      ummm no i don’t think so… but that’s just my opinion… but i think Alice and Zedidiah are gonna fall in LOVE!!!

  9. 13 Fluttereyes July 2, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    I can’t wait till the next episode to see what happens now alice is old enough to iwork and it looks like Kev is on his way out of her life

  10. 14 bexbe July 2, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    Kev’s not going on some mammoth hike somewhere to his final resting place is he?

    • 15 Grey Sky (Yesmy1standlastnamesarereal) lol July 2, 2009 at 3:16 pm

      i think so Bexbe!

      I mean maybe he wonders to the mountains, realizes he’s been super cruel, and then the REAPER comes to collect his evil soul….

      so long Keverino! (Evil Laugh: Heh, Heh, Heh!)

      — Grey Sky

      YES THOSE ARE MY REAL FIRST AND LAST NAMES lmao

      get with the program ppl!

      (I have Gray eyes, i don’t know where SKY came from)

  11. 19 fingirl12 July 2, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    I adore your posts! I love the certain unexpected twists in it, including this one! KUDOS to you! keep up the great work!

  12. 20 E July 2, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    Dying to know what his thought bubble is

  13. 24 Rob July 2, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    That could turn into the Running Scene from Forrest Gump.. he just ran.. a lot. So Kev just walked.. a lot ^^ .

    Congratulations on the Story, its really “nice”🙂

  14. 26 Mazil July 2, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    Hehe, I love the woman and the baby in the third picture. You can just imagine her breathing a big sigh of relief😀

  15. 27 General July 2, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    kev “forest” gump

  16. 28 Benjo July 2, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    He’s obviosly off to find everyone who has ever met Alice and found her to be inappropriate so they can all come back and rip her to shreds!

  17. 30 Dimitry July 2, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Maybe Kev started his “final” journey…

  18. 31 Alex July 2, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    What I think is that Kev is on a journey towards his death, I mean, look at the last pic, his Plumbob is at a critical state (Red). Maybe this is his way of making it up to Alice, an epic death

  19. 32 jakehh July 2, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    I hope he wanders onto the road and gets hit by a truck.

  20. 33 Dazro July 2, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    It’s like an epic end of to a movie or something.

  21. 37 calla flower July 2, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    maybe he’s going off to die.. like a cat.

    i like how in the last pics he’s so tiny but you can still see the stink trails coming from his armpits.

  22. 38 Leebeloola July 2, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    ooh, is Kev on a journey to some secret place? Maybe somewhere he can reconnect with himself and discover his inner not too mean person? ;P

  23. 39 Rachel July 2, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    I think that you are actually sending kev off to die! I don’t like kev any more than the next guy, but how cruel…
    But I wonder what will happen next.

    Either that or he is finding some secret secluded fishing hole.

  24. 40 Chay July 2, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Hes gonna find a door right on the edge and finally come into the real world

  25. 45 Jane July 2, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    OOOO mysterious lol… great!

  26. 46 zworg2 July 2, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    This is either an excellent facilitation of a computer application and its inbuilt artificial intelligence to create a story, and document the results; or it is one of the most wonderfull tales being told and created completely by human hand.

    And I don’t care which. I would like to think that it is the former, and you only have a small amount of intervention, but as the story is so good I don’t care if it is the later.

    GO GO RO BURKY

    (PS, wtf is up with Kev and where is he going?)

  27. 47 Lis July 2, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    This never fails to keep me on the edge of my seat.

  28. 48 Rachel July 2, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    great shots! wondering what happens next…

  29. 49 Steph July 2, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    ahh have you gotten rid of Kev??

  30. 50 Mea July 2, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    I think Kev is hoping to find a unicorn. That’s just me though.

  31. 53 Ryane July 2, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    either Kev’s gonna get sucked up by a UFO or wander into the great beyond.

  32. 54 Ryann July 2, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    I think he’s either “searching for himself” or cutting across town OR searching for Alice

  33. 55 Sam July 2, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Clearly, Kev is going off to candy mountain!

  34. 56 James July 2, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    I’d say Kev is going to the big abandoned lot in the sky. If that’s the case, who is Alice going to share her life with?

  35. 57 gothic_chick_demon July 2, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Maby he’s going to finaly get what he deserves a big o’l ass wopen from the grim reaper and sent to sim hell :)) lol

  36. 58 Brytni July 2, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    is he like running away from alicw? 0_o

  37. 59 ♥RAWR♥ July 2, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    kevs going to the stupid tv store nuuu run kev run!!!!

  38. 60 Deacon July 2, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Maybe this is his road to a mid-life crisis and some sort of change of heart before his end. One can hope this troubled individual can have something resembling a happy ending, or at least offer some sort of closure to Alice before/when he expires.

    From a less whimsical point of view and from what I know of the game though, I’d say you’re trying to kill him off, Ro. As has been stated, his condition is critical and he’s in the middle of an empty field. The way this story’s working, he’s going to need help from someone.. maybe the next chapter is Alice finding him on the verge of collapse and how she handles it?

  39. 61 Capn John July 2, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    So if you want to join me for a while
    Grab your hat, we’ll travel light in the hobo style.

    Maybe tomorrow I’ll want settle down.
    Until tomorrow I’ll just keep moving on.

  40. 64 Hayley July 2, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Where is he going?I know i always say I can’t for tomorrows post.This is time..I rally want it to be tomorrow already.Can’t wait!

  41. 65 Mr Gray Tiger July 2, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    He isn’t gonna leave, is he? This blog is Alice and Kev, not Alice, as someone else pointed out. He’s my favorite character! (Even if some people think he’s mean, come on, it’s just a game.)

    • 66 meezletoe July 2, 2009 at 3:15 pm

      I don’t like Kev either, but he’s one of my favorite characters too.
      Alice is the other one.
      And Zeb. o_o
      I’m saying one of them because I don’t want to say he’s my number one.😄
      He can’t die! NooO!!! HIS GHOST SHALL HAUNT HER FOREVER!! MUHAHAAHAHAHAA..!! (pretending to be Kev)

  42. 67 Keegan July 2, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Is Kev leaving town or is he just walking through empty lots???

  43. 68 Gina July 2, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Is he going to pass away? Is that why his plumb-bob is red??? I love this blog❤

  44. 69 Ryann July 2, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    I downloaded Alice and Kev, currently Alice has a nice home, she’s level 5 in the medical career, and has a boyfriend and car

    Kev still lives at the park and is usually found near the bookstore insulting other sims

    YAY ALICE!!!

  45. 70 Vctm July 2, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    For some reason I’m thinking about the end of “The Truman Show” right now. Everyone witnessing the hero going away, wondering where he is going… Everyone getting really excited…

    Like the movie, I feel this blog is less and less about the heroes, Alice and Kev, and more and more about us, the spectators.
    The success of this blog and our interest in the story, what do they tell us about us and about human nature?

    I’m really not a fan of “reality shows”, those “Big Brother” productions that we get all the time here in Europe… However, this story I find really captivating. Why is that?
    Maybe it’s because it appears appropriate to get interested by fictitious characters whereas prying in real people’s life is just shameful.

    Here and there, among the posts, question is raised whether our interest for the story might be exaggerated, inappropriate. Some readers argue that the emotions, sometimes anxiety expressed by others are just ridiculous. “Get a life”, “show interest in real persons rather than fictitious ones” some might think / say.

    Let’s think about it. Why couldn’t feel the way we do about this story and its characters? After all, no-one has felt ashamed getting really in a novel, a movie. What’s different about this story?

    I guess that this story must be compared to the first novel that was published, the first movie that was released in theatres: it’s telling us, in a new fashion, was it is about to be human: feeling concerned and caring about people we don’t know, perceiving that other part of our brain which not about logics, cause and consequences, rationality, but about feelings, social interactions…

    Maybe it’s not the first actually. Getting interested by the blog, I looked over the internet for other similar experiences…
    The difference with this one: better ingredients.
    – It relates to our fear of experiencing a similar experience as Alice (loss of home, comfort and social life, injustice).
    – The manichaeism between the two main characters: good Alice and bad Kev…
    – The talent of the narrator.
    – The quality of the supporting media: I’ve never played “Sims”, but look at that, everything looks so good and real: the reactions of the characters, the setting… Wow… It looks that with this new release, the story-telling possibilities are just unlimited…

    Time to conclude and ,as conclusions should always be, with a question.
    Is this blog creating a new “genre” in story-telling, like books and movies did?
    I think probably not… The reason for the success here is also because it’s new. Somewhere in our mind, we feel we’re being part of something that had never been done before. And that will fade as more and more quality stories are being blogged over the internet. Think about “the Truman Show”. After a few of those, I’m pretty sure the spectators’ interest would have faded away. We would all realize that at some point, this is more about the way the story is told than the actual story. But what do you think?

    • 71 Ryann July 2, 2009 at 3:15 pm

      That has got to be the longest and most thought-through comment ever written here.

      Wow

      HEY! You live in Europe? Cuz’ I live in Germany! Coolio! Except I never find anything good on TV, mabye that’s why I’m so addicted to the computer..

      But, in my oppinion , the reason we are so awed by this story is because as human beigns, we all have some part in our self that is caring and selfish. I beleive that this story brings out both.

      We realize that other’s don’t have everything that we have and go through tough times, it opens our minds and compell’s us to give.

      However, even if we won’t admit we are also urged to keep what we have for ourselves, because we don’t want to become as unfortunate as Alice and Kev.

      I really enjoyed your post, thanks.

      • 72 taylor July 2, 2009 at 3:45 pm

        you live in germany ??
        I love Tokio Hotel and their from germany xD
        Ive heard that ppl make fun of them in germany xD
        Oh well, I love bill from tokio hotel(:

    • 73 meezletoe July 2, 2009 at 3:25 pm

      I think…that you should create a blog. I’ll be your first subscriber. -_-
      (do iiiit)
      I think roBurky has unlocked something special and I can’t figure out what, but its awesome. We feel concern for characters…and people are downloading them and helping them out (Alice, anyways). But for some reason it isn’t enough and they keep coming back here to see how she’s ‘really’ doing. WHICH MAKES ABSOLUTLY NO SENSE >:O!!
      roBurky, YOU’RE A DEMON, YOU KNOW THAT?!🙂

    • 74 Colette July 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm

      Thank you for saying everything I wanted to say in a better way than I could ever say it.

    • 75 Samantha July 2, 2009 at 7:31 pm

      I must disagree with your last point. Though some may be reading because its “new” I think that cannot be applied to everyone, and just because more are created does not mean the interest will fade in them. I enjoy reading and the sims (so this is perfect for me), and this is not the first sim story I’ve read. It is by far the best and reading a sim story after this might be difficult to do without comparing. If there were more sim stories of this quality I would continue to read them just as I continue to read the others that are actually written rather poorly. With more better quality stories I believe that it would merely give more choices and I would be able to read those of my interest that are written in a way I enjoy.

      Well basically I’m saying that this is not a new concept its just the first with this quality. I suppose it does feel new because most people found this through other sources and those here because its new would probably fade away, just like with every new thing. However this does not mean the general interest will fade. Those who are there for the enjoyment of a good story will stick around searching for the next thing to read. Or maybe I’m just a strange person.

      hope that made sense and I didn’t write in circle…sometimes I do because I actually think that way…sorry. lol

    • 76 Mason July 2, 2009 at 8:16 pm

      well said…. i comepletely agree, and this blog will be a scene setter for many others to come

  46. 77 kyli July 2, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    are you letting kev kill himself ?? he is crazy, you know. if you do not intervene and actually allow him to go too far away, he will collapse and die before being able to return for food, etc.. his status is already a scary bright red..

    want to scoop him up like a child and bring him back home, lol.

  47. 79 easlern July 2, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    He’s going to steal a tank.

  48. 80 Leis July 2, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    If Kev dies, would this end? Or would it be renamed, and focus on either Alice(as the main character), or Alice and other people around her to replace Kev? I hope his death wouldn’t be the end of the story, as Alice still has ways to go in her own life-adventure.

  49. 81 simsadie July 2, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    I truly congradulate you on this great story it had me captivated from line 1. I really love it, My family was waiting for me for breakfast but I told them to go ahead without me, I couldnt turn away!!! Thanx to you Alice and Kev. Cant wait to see how it ends. Rhonda (simsadie) BettyJoe@yahoo.com

  50. 82 KH July 2, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    I wouldn’t be surprised in the least bit if she either just cut it off here and ended the story, or she continues, but we don’t ever hear from Kev again, except maybe in Alice’s little thought bubbles. But either way, I’m just DYING to know where he’s going🙂

  51. 83 Brittney July 2, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Quote:”Hes gonna find a door right on the edge and finally come into the real world”

    Oh my god, that gave me a mental image of Kev crawling out of the computer, Samara-style o_o

    • 84 meezletoe July 2, 2009 at 4:33 pm

      OOOH, *THATS* what he meant. I thought he meant mentally, he’d finally be able to cope with the real world.😄
      Yeesh, I hate The Ring. Go away Kev. Shoo! *swipes at PC screen as if theres an insect on it*

  52. 85 Littlehangman July 2, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    HOLY CRAP Y IS KEV WALKING THROUGH A FIELD DYING!?!?!?!?!? Kev’s epic finish would not be a lonely, deep, emotional journey of the Earth. Kev’s epic finish would be trying to rob a police station. And almost pulling it off. Then being shot.

  53. 86 vix July 2, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    LOL this is just too funny! Its so neat how we can now make homeless sims and watch how they relate to the world around them.

  54. 87 Will July 2, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Oh crunch…. I hope Kev isn’t like sick or something….

  55. 88 OctaneHugo July 2, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    It’s like Forrest Gump, except he’s an old, fat, mean, homeless slob.

  56. 89 Alisa July 2, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Oh no, I hope he’s not going to the cemetery…he is old…now I’m sad

  57. 90 Ryann July 2, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    I hope Kev doesn’t die

  58. 91 Livvi July 2, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Woah, where’s he going?? Is this some kind of “final resting place” search? I have the feeling that it is…

  59. 92 ams July 2, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    He just needs sleep thats why his diamond is red. He has ate before his journey I dont think hell die (or at least hopes not)

  60. 94 soren121 July 2, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    What is this, Twilight?

  61. 95 CharreD July 2, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    He’s going to find some mountain where he can meditate on the meaning of life.

    Or maybe he had a vision or something while he was asleep and he’s gone off in search of what it showed him.

    Other than that, I agree with it possibly being his “Final Resting Place” search.

  62. 96 Yan July 2, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    I seriously love the graphic x]

  63. 97 Morgs July 2, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    So does he get killed by the butterflies…?
    (They can be a bit vicious)

  64. 98 Sadixt July 2, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    You know, I think he’s just going to the ends of their earth. Most sims don’t ever bother to see it and if anyone is ornery enough to do it, it’s Kev. Crazy hobo.

  65. 99 Rexisphere July 2, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    I think he’s looking for a Tattoo Parlor. Butterfly Tats of course.

  66. 100 OneHappyAtheist July 2, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Wandering off to die??

    • 101 OneHappyAtheist July 2, 2009 at 5:37 pm

      (I hate it when I don’t read the other comments before commenting and then end up commenting as other have; I feel stupid. Anyway, that was my first thought, and while he’s an arse, I would be saddened.)

  67. 102 xoxojackiee July 2, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    did he run away to riverview?

  68. 103 SZS July 2, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    if this is the end u should just do some simple ending since everyone said all the suprising good stuff….u should pull out a clone of him comes back nice…nah jk
    this story is great i was waiting to see what you were gonna do when she got older…and what he was gonna do..
    AND again if this is the end…i hope u remake it into youtube version…..or create a new story about w/e….because u have a talent for this….

  69. 104 Chenchan July 2, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    This sounds like the beginning to a fantastic adventure, can’t wait for more😀

  70. 105 ChaosMageX July 2, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    I agree with the people that say that Kev is wandering off to find a good resting place. Although The Sims 3 has a nasty habit of vaporizing tombstones and their sims along with them.😡

    However, for anyone who’s played The Sims 3 in the cemetery between 12am and 6am knows that death is hardly the end of a sim’s story, and I for one really want to see Ghost Kev!!😄

    That, and I also want to see Alice give Kev’s tombstone a good, swift kick.

  71. 108 Andy July 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Is whatever is happening to Kev what Alice wished for when she blew out the candles?

    Did she wish her father would change, and now he is on a last journey of self discovery, giving time for a touching reunion before he dies?

    She makes a wish, blows out the candles, and at that moment, Kev wakes up feeling odd and leaves.

    No, I don’t believe Alice would have wished him dead, sending him on a death march…

  72. 109 Ryann July 2, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    This IS the Sims! He’s probably just going to collect a rock or something in the field

  73. 110 Sarahwhohasnosims3boohoo July 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    well i hope he finds sanity! mabey he’s going to the lake of sanity! ANYWAYS, im making a story of homelessness inspired by this! follow my blog too ^.^

  74. 112 saw July 2, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    well i wonder where he is going,cant wait til tommorow to see where hes going!

    Possibly a mental institution??

  75. 113 Adante July 2, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Where the hell is he going?

  76. 115 Sarah July 2, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Dun dun dunnnnnnnnn…

  77. 116 BrainNoMore July 2, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Could it actually be that Kev finally took one realistic look back on his life and he felt need to take one long walk to think where he stands now in life and how to make some positive change? He maybe is “different”, but could he understand his impact on world?

    Nah, I wish so, but that’s just not like our Kev.

  78. 118 Mythos July 2, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    So, uh… where’s he going?

  79. 119 Azalea_Sway July 2, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Now where is HE going?? Crazy ol’ man. Hahaha.

  80. 120 Gamermama July 2, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Wow, those scenery shots are beautiful. Did he just start walking on his own?

  81. 121 Samantha July 2, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    I hope Kev is just going to a super secret garden or something. I don’t want him to die. I realize he has to die eventually but that would change the story…and hopefully not end it. There’s still so much to be answered

  82. 122 Morgiie July 2, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Alice & Zedadias Are Gonna Get Together And Have A Happy Ending… And Kev Is Old Now Anyways, Not To be Mean, But He Hasn’t Got Much Time Left Even Without Intervention.
    Happy Ending= Alice & Zedadias Getting Married & Making Little Babies And Kev Well… Dead… I Don’t Think He Should Just Die In A Field… I Mean, No One Should Die In A Field🙂 Him & Alice Should Become Friends THEN He Can Die… Of Natural Causes… =\
    Don’t End The Story Yet!!! ♥ (then i would have nothing to do!)

  83. 123 Kansine July 2, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Wow, there is something totally artistic about this chapter! Like, even more than in all the chapters before!O_o

  84. 124 katierose July 2, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Where is he going? is he leaveing town now that he has no responeables to Alice?
    mabe he was only sticking around because of alice

  85. 126 Ryann July 2, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    PLEASE DONT STOP THE STORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  86. 127 freda July 2, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    You know, the visual scene of Kev and the big wide space… Makes me feel sad if he’s gonna die.
    Just a psychological thing I guess – emptiness, scenic…

    But I guess where he is right now (walking), it’s really beautiful.

  87. 128 MidnightAurora July 2, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    OMG Don’t stop this story!! It’s soo awesome! And sad.

    Where the hell is he going???

  88. 129 Sam July 2, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Maybe Kev is going to Sunset Valley!

  89. 130 Steve July 2, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    I love this blog – really has me thinking about trying a somewhat similar experiment.

    And I’d like to see Alice sans Kev…it’d be a treat to watch her eventually flourish into a member of SimSociety.

  90. 131 MP July 2, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    OH God I hope he never comes back!

  91. 132 Krixia July 2, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Things are getting a little unnatural now It’s like an epic end of to a movie or something i do not whant the story to end!!

  92. 133 sunshine July 2, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    where in the world is he going?! and why is he in such a horrible mood?! i thought he would try to find Alice and bother her!

    • 134 meezletoe July 3, 2009 at 12:17 am

      Maybe…with Alice gone..he doesn’t know what to do anymore? After all, he did used to stalk her just to bother her. And he’d get wishes to bug her. Now that Alice can be her own person independent of Kev, where does that leave Kev?

      • 135 meezletoe July 3, 2009 at 12:22 am

        I get the feeling that he feels blank or empty. Maybe unsure of what to do next.:\ Kinda like…wandering around. Or maybe, “what now?”
        lol
        I don’t know, maybe it is death-related, but that’s not the feeling I got out of it completley. Although his age or his being at the end of his life could be effecting his mood or feelings too. :]

      • 136 meezletoe July 3, 2009 at 12:24 am

        Then again, he did mention a journey.😮

  93. 137 RaiTsui July 2, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    I’m almost tempted the think he’s gonna be killed off so that we can focus on Alice.

  94. 138 kev4ever July 2, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    He’s going to find SOMEWHERE HE CAN FINALLY BE APPRECIATED FOR HIS EFFORTS!!!!

    • 139 kev4ever July 2, 2009 at 9:41 pm

      Also, inb4 Kev dies and Alice and Zedadias have a kid named Kev and then Zedadias dies, thereby making the title still work.

  95. 140 TanukiTron July 2, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    I hope Kev is ok =(

  96. 141 Heirii13 July 2, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?

    I don’t think Kev would just die in such a simple manner. O_O

    It isn’t like Kev to die in an empty field, he’d probably find a nice house, plop himself in their tub, then die… where he’d spend the rest of his ghostly days raiding the fridge to his heart’s content.😄 How poetic.

  97. 142 Auburn July 2, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Kev? KEV?!? What’s going on?!?

  98. 143 Daghain July 2, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Where the hell is Kev going? Is he going to fade off into the sunset? That may be the best thing for Alice, though.

  99. 144 Rodents210 July 2, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    I just thought of something. Why can’t they shower at the gym? They’re always stinky, but gym showers (and fridge) are public use, at least in Sunset Valley.

  100. 146 Alyssa July 2, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    We need to know more about Kev’s upbringing (:

  101. 147 Chaos July 2, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Awesome blog.

    The thought of Kev taking a long spiritual pilgrimage makes his actions to this point almost forgivable.

    Almost.

  102. 148 Melissa July 2, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Oh why do I have a feeling he is going to live in the woods? lol

  103. 149 Joe July 2, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    While I really liked your earlier chapters, the last 5 or 6 have been pretty short and haven’t lasted long enough to capture the reader in the same way.

    While I can see that you’re able to write well, these last ones have been a bit of a dissapointment. I’d love to see a bit more length in the chapters, switching back and forth between the characters to show their lives living out rather than one chapter Alice, one chapter Kev.

    Good work and I hope you take my suggestions as they were meant.

  104. 150 LJ July 2, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    is he going to do a forest gump and just starting running?

  105. 151 Alexander July 2, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Is he walking to the other town by the coast?

  106. 152 abi July 3, 2009 at 12:09 am

    obviously, Kev’s journey is into death

    you know, like in Ghost World, where thora birch gets on the bus in the end that’s empty and doesn’t go anywhere?

  107. 153 geedi July 3, 2009 at 12:28 am

    Kev is going to Sunset Valley

  108. 154 JessiBessi93 July 3, 2009 at 12:51 am

    wow, I am so bummed I am going out of town tomorrow and won’t be able to see what happens till Monday or Tuesday!! I’m hooked!

  109. 155 Joey July 3, 2009 at 1:01 am

    He’s going to die, just like an elephant or a cat.

    Going somewhere quiet so he can just keel over… Nah just kiddin’. I seriously love this series though.

  110. 156 Andrew July 3, 2009 at 1:11 am

    Maybe this journey will change Kev for the better.

    Or maybe not.

  111. 157 Mary July 3, 2009 at 1:14 am

    Am I the only one who wonders why Kev never joined the “criminal” career path? Well, I guess that would give him money and improve his life too much for this story – as well as potentially put him in jail where he couldn’t harrass Alice.

  112. 159 Amy July 3, 2009 at 1:17 am


    Where is he going…?

  113. 160 JayBee July 3, 2009 at 1:32 am

    Love this blog! I’ve been following it for a week now. Amazing work.

  114. 161 Cookie July 3, 2009 at 2:03 am

    I have to say, some of these shots are simply amazing. Especially the 4th and the last.

    I wonder where he’s going?

  115. 162 kerupuk July 3, 2009 at 2:03 am

    poor kev

    he has to endure lack of sleep, just so robin can make a few good screenshots

    LOL

  116. 164 Tara July 3, 2009 at 2:17 am

    I know this is the generic question, but I have to ask: where is he going?!

  117. 165 simtavious July 3, 2009 at 2:23 am

    I personally think that kev is unable to go on now that his punching bag, alice has grown up, and his trait of hating kids is no longer an excuse. I think that he might be able to travel to the other town and become a beach bum, though.

  118. 166 Kat July 3, 2009 at 2:25 am

    You have no idea how much I love this blog! I am on Vacation right now and I am still waiting for it to update on my I-pod!

  119. 167 Kendra July 3, 2009 at 2:26 am

    Very disapointed, the quality of the bogs are just rocketting down, if you run out of ideas just say so, instead of givng crappy cliffhangers that aren’t even exciting, and still expect us to read.

  120. 168 Mori July 3, 2009 at 3:02 am

    I actually read this one!😀

  121. 169 Kelsey July 3, 2009 at 3:22 am

    I really do love this story so far but this post didn’t satisfy my “craving” for more of the story today.😦 I really do enjoy it though, keep it up!

  122. 171 Bloomination July 3, 2009 at 3:41 am

    Even if he was going to go die, why on earth would he randomly walk off into the sunset, doesn’t the reaper come? Or is that too normal for Kev?

    I can’t believe how attached I am to the story!

    <(^.^<) Praise to you roBurky!

  123. 172 Tony July 3, 2009 at 3:54 am

    He’s off to find gold so he can finally move on up.

  124. 173 Erbo Evans July 3, 2009 at 4:21 am

    I’d like to think Kev is going on “walkabout,” like the Australian aborigines. This is not just a physical journey, but a spiritual journey.

    Perhaps he’s weighed his life in the balance and found it wanting. Perhaps he’s gone to seek a new purpose for his existence.

    One may hope.

    • 174 T0mD July 3, 2009 at 9:49 am

      This is exactly what i thought, It would be wonderful if he could go on some kind of “spirit quest” and come back a changed character.I wonder what his spirit guide would look like?

    • 175 kansine July 3, 2009 at 10:55 am

      Great point!😀 I have read books about aborigines, they have a really intresting culture!

  125. 176 bightroar July 3, 2009 at 4:45 am

    Noooooooooooo don’t kill Kev! He’s the banana king!

  126. 177 Samuel Brooks July 3, 2009 at 4:46 am

    Maybe after Kev spends sometime with only Kev to keep him company, Kev will realize what a jerk Kev really is.

  127. 178 Can July 3, 2009 at 5:22 am

    I love this project you have going. This is probably the only thing on the net that I check almost obsessively.

    Anyway, have you ever thought of making the screenshots and stills “clickable” to increase the size of the picture? I have a thing about details and it kind of bothers me that I can’t see what Kev’s thought bubble is a picture of.

    Great job, keep it up. I can’t wait to see where this goes.

  128. 179 sims3diaries July 3, 2009 at 6:36 am

    Where is Kev going? Walking to the gates of hell perhaps?

  129. 180 jess n. July 3, 2009 at 6:42 am

    kev wouldn’t dissapear because then the story would only be about alice and the title is called ‘ALICE AND KEV’ so kev’s probably just crossing to another lot or something.

    • 181 Samantha July 3, 2009 at 8:06 am

      well kev won’t just disappear but he is old and at some point he will die. I just worry that when he does the story will be over. If anything there will need to be closure on how alice lives the rest of her life…like a “happily ever after” post and even that would probably not be enough for me. I’m always sad at the end of a good story.

  130. 182 killalenny July 3, 2009 at 7:40 am

    betcha he dies.

  131. 183 Eight July 3, 2009 at 8:03 am

    Do you have to dictate all of this or can you just set the original parameters and watch this all happen? If it’s the latter, I’m buying this game today.

  132. 184 Bookman July 3, 2009 at 8:36 am

    I zoomed in on the last screenshot using an editing tool to see what Kev is thinking about. I found it to be a globe. A little food for thought.I’ve read this series, loved it. Haven’t commented on it before now but it is just great. Have this site on my favorites.

    • 185 Samantha July 3, 2009 at 11:22 am

      which editing tool did you use? I’m curious as to what could zoom in that far without looking at a bunch of squares instead of a picture (I personally am trying to broaden my editing ability on certain programs)

  133. 187 A Girl July 3, 2009 at 9:42 am

    Maybe he is going to the ruins: It is very beautiful there. If he is going to die, maybe Alice will find him and take him to the hospital, where she will stays with him until the end. I believe that even though her father was mean to her throughout her life, Alice will still be sad: She was said to be kind-hearted, tried to get along with him, and becomes emotional when they argue. He was the only one she had for so long: It has to make an impact.

  134. 188 kansine July 3, 2009 at 11:08 am

    By the way, what a fancy looking house there is next to the park! What a contrastO_o

  135. 190 bexbe July 3, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Whilst I appreciate the fact that some people on this blog are giving genuine constructive criticism, may I just say ‘Roburky’ that this blog is THE ONLY blog I have ever found witty, soulful and entertaining enough to read every day. I hope you aren’t finding some peoples criticisms a little too critical as I have. I LOVE this blog. It’s the first thing I check online every morning and the last thing I check online at night. And yes, whilst that may officially make me a sims geek (whatever) my point is that you are doing an AMAZING job. Your images are beautiful and the story line is original, poignant and addictive. Keep up the good work, and if this does happen to be the beginning of the end of poor old Kev and Alice please keep us updated on your future projects. I am a HUGE fan.

  136. 192 Ryann Woods July 3, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Why haven’t you updated yet???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 193 kansine July 3, 2009 at 1:56 pm

      *thinking about the same thing* He won’t end the story here, will he?O_o Anyhow, under the pictures it still says “to be continued”. I hope that Robin at least tells us if the story is over😥 (*just updated my own story*, wink wink ;D;D)

  137. 195 Ryann Woods July 3, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    I will be SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO sad if it’s over!

  138. 198 rachel July 3, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    Why haven’t you updated yet? I feel awefully clingy, but I’m getting paranoid here man! PARANOID I say!

  139. 200 Victoria Rose July 3, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Holy Spumoni, that is one RED plumb-bob.

    Which reminds me; question: How often has Kev broken down from aspiration failure? What is his aspiration, or is this not quite the same as in the Sims 2?

    • 201 Sarah July 4, 2009 at 5:10 am

      I haven’t played TS2 in forever, but in Sims 3 you have lifetime wishes. Kev’s was to break the hearts of 10 different Sims.

      • 202 Victoria Rose July 4, 2009 at 7:29 pm

        Oh yeah, I forgot, but I remember roburky mentioned that now.

        In TS2, you have a generalized aspiration (Family, Fortune, Knowledge, Pleasure, Popularity, Romance, or Grilled Cheese) and a lifetime want (like Marry Off 6 Children, or Become Business Tycoon, or Max out 7 Skills, or Have 50 1st Dates, or Have 20 Simultaneous Best Friends, or WooHoo with 20 different Sims, or Eat 200 Grilled Cheese Sandwiches).

        So in TS2 terms, Kev’s lifetime want is to break 10 Sims’ hearts. I’m just wondering if TS3 has anything like the generalized aspirations and if it does, what Kev’s is.

      • 203 roBurky July 4, 2009 at 7:44 pm

        The role of the aspirations in The Sims 2 has been taken by the personality traits in The Sims 3. The aspirations were always used like a generalised personality. The Sims 3 just does in much more specific terms, allowing each sim to be more unique.

      • 204 Victoria Rose July 12, 2009 at 7:31 pm

        I see, thank you. All of this just serves to whet my appetite more for getting this game.🙂

  140. 205 art July 3, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    is he just walking till he dies

  141. 206 Arlo July 3, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Haha! I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought of the Truman Show (which I actually saw recently).

    Looking at those last shots I heard a voice whisper in my head, “Truman… where are you going??????”

  142. 207 thebeginningandend July 17, 2009 at 10:46 am

    I have to say, the last few photo’s were simply beautiful!

  143. 208 Benny August 4, 2009 at 3:03 am

    I wish some people will show some more compassion for Kev, for all we know, he could have been a victim of child abuse himself ;_;

  144. 209 Tia Maria October 2, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    ROFLLL!!!! The guy is a freak!! LOL!!! Oh gosh what is he up to now?!?! LOL!

  145. 210 ElegantVamp January 1, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    He’s going where?😄

  146. 211 vic February 12, 2011 at 9:34 am

    i just realized his diamond was red X( things can not end well here


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