He’s not happy

Past the billboard of a monkey licking its own eyeball is the town. Kev is returning to civilisation. He finds Alice outside Zedadias’ house.

Alice is talking with Zedadias. She looks relaxed, well rested, and she’s smiling. Kev is starving, dirty, and exhausted.

He’s not happy.

Next: Troubled Sleep

222 Responses to “He’s not happy”

  1. 1 jess n. July 8, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    hah i love the last photo! 🙂

  2. 6 Cata July 8, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    This doesn’t look good…

  3. 9 Sajmn July 8, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    At least his dental hygene is excellent.^^

  4. 12 Sue July 8, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Poor Kev, he looks so mad.

  5. 13 Kelsey July 8, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    That look on Kev’s face scares me. It looks like if he could, he’d strangle the both of them.

    As a side note, thanks for answering the question I had a few weeks ago. Sims do have teeth.

    • 14 JMBailey July 11, 2009 at 1:41 pm

      it seems he is infuriated by the fact that he is so miserable and how dare SHE find any modicum of happiness. He just wants to share in his misery with her-perhaps it is his only way of connecting with his daughter. Sick old fart that he is!

  6. 16 Tanja July 8, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Oh dear dear…

  7. 17 Omniblast July 8, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Com’n Zed stick up for your friend! Maybe one day she will be your woman! who knows?!

    • 18 thaaeroprincess July 8, 2009 at 7:11 pm

      Yep agreed, cause we know Alice aka miss goody two shoes, isn’t gonna say anything lol.

      • 19 Grey Sky (My Actual Name) July 9, 2009 at 5:06 pm

        yeah! Alice is so kind that she won’t say a word!

        and KEV go do something with yourself besides coming down on Alice because she’s a more sensible and loving sim than YOU!



        -Grey Sky

    • 20 katiegirl1996 July 8, 2009 at 10:34 pm

      yea, i’m kinda hoping they end up together.. 😛

  8. 21 kaitlin July 8, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    I have to ask, what kind of graphics card do you have? The Sims 3 looks -way- prettier on your computer than on mine 🙂

  9. 24 Babs July 8, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    I wonder what he will do about it. I hope Alice will leave her dad and start her own live with Zedadias.

  10. 26 Eryn July 8, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Perhaps the anger will prove to be too much for the elderly Kev, and he will have a heart attack?

    • 27 kansine July 8, 2009 at 6:07 pm

      LMAO!!! XD Hope so! If only that could happen in sims… *sigh*

    • 28 Maddox July 9, 2009 at 12:25 am

      As much as we love a villain, we should keep in mind that Kevin is insane. He needs help, and in this game, there is no cure or therapy for him (except, I suppose, through a cheat code).

      I thought of Kev the other day. I was at a sandwich shop and a man came in talking to himself. He then berated a customer, pointing out her flaws. (He did the real-life equivalent of calling her mother a llama.) Of course, The Sims is fiction. In The Sims, you can speak madness to a freaked-out NPC one moment and then play tag with her child the next moment.

      If I remember correctly, Kev can be mean, quick-to-anger, and mentally ill — but he doesn’t have the evil trait. He can’t help who he is.

      • 29 Talarien July 9, 2009 at 1:43 am

        Actually, if he somehow managed to accumulate 20,000 Lifetime Happiness points to purchase the Mid-Life Crisis Lifetime Reward, he could re-pick his traits and no longer be insane.

      • 30 Maddox July 9, 2009 at 5:20 am

        Good point. And it would require Robin to direct the story thus. Although based on the misery he continues to endure, it is perhaps not meant to be so ordained.

    • 31 Dawn Skye (alice fan club) July 10, 2009 at 2:43 am

      why did he come back??????

  11. 32 ChaosMageX July 8, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    Do they really scream like that autonomously?

    The only other way I can think of to get sims to scream on demand is by using an debug interacting unlocking core mod.

    • 33 KH July 8, 2009 at 5:34 pm

      Well, my sim screamed through their enitre shower once becuase it ws really cold. I was kinda thinking that was a glitch though, becuase usually they just scream for a few “minutes”. But it was still pretty funny…
      And they yell when they’re angry about something, i.e. they can’t get where they want to go becuase something’s in the way, they broke something, they found something that was broken. Stuff like that.

    • 34 roBurky July 8, 2009 at 5:42 pm

      Kev does indeed autonomously roar at people while walking around. It scares me.

  12. 38 Dmitri July 8, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    The monkey is hilarious. Go monkey.

  13. 41 LoTekK July 8, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    What a prick. He should be bloody happy that she’s happy! >_<

  14. 42 Kerry July 8, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    For being homeless he certainly has nice teeth 🙂 I’ve been following this story for a while and love it, you’re fabulous at telling it!

  15. 43 Kendall July 8, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Kev’s eyes in the second to last picture are terrifying.

  16. 45 AmSay July 8, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Oh god, that last photo’s hilarious. XD

    I sense budding love. ❤ Or at least, I hope.

  17. 46 DJ_Bullet July 8, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    “Dad, I’m not ‘child’ now! I’m ‘young adult!'”… Alice’s defence?

  18. 47 Macamoo July 8, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    I absolutely love this! Lol: ‘The monkey licking his own eyeball’ Haaaaaha! 😀

  19. 50 Brytni July 8, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    kev looks like an elf or something or a gnome

  20. 51 Melissa July 8, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    I have just found this blog and I must say I am amazed.
    Keep up the good work Robin=)

  21. 52 xoxojackiee July 8, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    I was hoping he’d never come back….

  22. 53 Anonymous July 8, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    How is Kev still alive? Other people were saying he kept dying off when they loaded him into their simworld. I’m amazed he is still chugging along.

    • 54 Jeepjeepcat July 8, 2009 at 6:01 pm

      The Kev in my game is 87 and still going strong. I visit him occasionally, he yells at me and kicks his bin over 🙂

    • 55 Parsnip July 8, 2009 at 6:10 pm

      I think mine died because I was ignoring him entirely – if I’d ever paid him any mind, he may not have been starving, exhausted, and miserable when he decided to go swimming in that rich guy’s pool and drown.

      Plus I think many people may be rather hoping Kev dies in their own game, preferring to have Alice live happily ever after in at least some world out there.

    • 56 Sheva July 9, 2009 at 2:31 pm

      You have the option to change the duration of a sim’s life in Sims 3, either short, normal, long or epic.

  23. 57 KH July 8, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    I love those last two pictures, lol! I’m so nervous now, what’s he gonna do!?!?

  24. 59 Alycia July 8, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    I can’t believe he wouldn’t want his own daughter to be happy….well actually i can!?! I hope that Zedadias and ALice start a family and shut out Kev.

  25. 60 Taylor July 8, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Im scared he is going to hurt them in a way. Cant you control him?! ou should get rid of him!

    • 61 Salyxas July 8, 2009 at 10:08 pm

      Well… the whole point of the blog is ‘Alice and Kev’, and almost everything that happens is the Sim’s free will, based on their traits. So if Alice is going to be hurt, verbally or physically, it’s because Kev wants to.

      And besides, they’re only Sims. No need to be scared.^^

  26. 62 Mandy July 8, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    The part about Alice being clean i dont think is true. Look at the fourth picture, her sweater is a deep purple but its fuming green too!!! At least shes relatively happy with zedadias and without Kev!!! Marry her Zedadias before its too late!!! then move FAR FAR AWAY where Kev cant find you guys and live happily ever after!!! hurry!!!

  27. 66 bethekins July 8, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Love the closeup. And Alice looks so euphoric staring at Zed. I hope Kev doesnt do something to ruin it, though it would be fun to see what he would do 😮

  28. 67 Maddi July 8, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Oh wow.. He hates children, but Alice isn’t a child anymore, so does he not hate her any more because of that, even though she’s *technically* his child? He might be defensive for her, since he’s hot-headed.. Hmm I guess we’ll find out tomorrow! 🙂

  29. 70 Will July 8, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    I could just see Kev trying to either shout or something, but all he gets is that face and no sound. Just D: ” . . . . “

  30. 72 Erbo July 8, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Kev has obviously failed to achieve enlightenment on his walkabout.

    Perhaps Alice and Zedadias would do better by instructing him in the ways of Ti Kwan Leep.

    Boot to the head! 😀

    • 73 kansine July 8, 2009 at 6:15 pm

      “Kev has obviously failed to achieve enlightenment on his walkabout” HAAHAAAHAA!!!! XDXD I love that comment!

    • 75 selenalore July 9, 2009 at 6:06 am

      LMAO…That’s my man. Yeah they should though do something. The man needs to learn manners and to not hit ladies.

      But I got a feeling though that he’ll be starting something if he’s not happy.

  31. 76 Daghain July 8, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Kev’s looking a little psycho there! I too can’t believe he’s still around.

    I hope Zed kicks his ass.

  32. 77 soederberg July 8, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Great screenshots! Very well prepared and chosen.
    Well done and keep it up.

  33. 78 ThinkPink July 8, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Oh. My. GOODNESS! Kev looks like he’s about to do some damage. And why didn’t Alice take a shower @ Zed’s?

    • 79 joep1984 July 8, 2009 at 9:07 pm

      Last time she tried to use Z’s shower, she broke it.

      She breaks things. *nods*

    • 80 wheresmyumbrella July 9, 2009 at 4:12 am

      It’s inappropriate behavior for guests to take showers when they stay at another sims house.. They get 2 seconds in and someone walks in and threatens to make them leave.

      • 81 Maddox July 9, 2009 at 5:22 am

        I think you’re allowed to take a shower if you’re invited to stay overnight. However, I believe she was too tired to do so and it’s probably too late to do so the next day.

  34. 82 Coop July 8, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Kev’s face in the fourth picture=priceless

  35. 83 Emore July 8, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    That monkey licking it’s eye is awesome! 😀
    And the second to last picture is…funny in a scary way.

    Can’t wait until tomorrow, I wanna know what happens!

  36. 84 livvi July 8, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    I didn’t even notice the monkey was licking his own eyeball before reading that XD

    OHShiii- Kev’s gonna kill them!! I can’t believe it makes him angry to see his daughter happy for once in her life! That second to last picture looks like he would beat them into a pulp! T__T

    • 85 livvi July 8, 2009 at 6:36 pm

      Oh and one more thing: Why is he upset at her for being happy and well rested when he’s not? He didn’t /have/ to go on some kind of insane journey thing!!

      • 86 Kalheka July 9, 2009 at 1:24 am

        Because he hates her. Early in their relationship they declared each other as a nemesis.

  37. 87 Cait July 8, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Zed is shorter then Alice if you look at the fourth picture…Of course she could be just standing straigher…Good story though! Keep it up 😀

    • 88 Lollie July 8, 2009 at 8:01 pm

      Yeah . Female sims are taller than males . It annoys me to no end .

      • 89 Samantha July 9, 2009 at 5:30 am

        i think it would be nice to be able to adjust height on a sim now along with all the other changes. Could have some interesting neighborhoods with that and add a bit of more fun.

  38. 90 Rachel July 8, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    I want her to shower so bad, I can’t even tell you.

  39. 91 ams July 8, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    So anxious for tomorrows post!!!!!! I hope Alice beats Kev up for a change or Z dude does. Ha ha that would be classic 😀

  40. 92 yiyi July 8, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    When are Alice and Zedidias finally going to hook up?

  41. 93 Lindira July 8, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Why was Kev wandering around out there in the first place? Was it just to talk to himself at Simhenge? I didn’t think even Insane Sims wandered around autonomously.

    • 94 goingxcrazy July 8, 2009 at 11:36 pm

      I’ve been wondering the same thing. At first it seemed like he was trying to go somewhere, but apparently he was just taking a random trip around the edge of town?

  42. 95 angela July 8, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    My prediction: Alice is going to hook up with Zedadias.

    Kev is going to die an angry, stinky, hungry, exhausted man.

  43. 96 A-Sha July 8, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    He looks… Shocked and pissed xD I just had to LOL at the last pic.

  44. 97 sodasippa July 8, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Can’t wait for the next chapter! 🙂

  45. 98 Adante July 8, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    hahaha, Also he is stupid… who walk till the end of the country just return…?

  46. 99 Robbo July 8, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Bit of a boring outcome for Kev’s journey. Was set up to be all epic and then he just… came back. That farm place looked interesting.

    • 100 Rachel July 8, 2009 at 8:14 pm

      I agree, I was hoping that his journey would be a little more epic.

      I thought that he would find his true love, or he would die on his journey, but he just came back… hmm.

  47. 102 Soul July 8, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Ahaha. His face reminds me of the “Stinkeye” in Juno. Hahahaahaha.

    Kevin is such a jerk.

  48. 103 Samantha July 8, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    I don’t think what kev is thinking is that hes unhappy about alice’s happiness. I think what it is is hes super unhappy and he just saw an enemy of his and this is a good time to let that unhappiness be known.

  49. 104 Emily July 8, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    For a homeless guy, he seems to have more teeth than me. I mean really, I have a full set of teeth and its only now that I’ve noticed that EA gave the sims like 12 extra teeth. Not that that actually matters, just yano.

    I’ve been reading this since it started, and reading comments and suggestions. I think its really good! I’ve been a simmer for exactly half my life (8 years) (Meaning I’m 16, not 8) and just wow, I could never see my sims suffer without or be poor. I’m one of those simmers who cheat all their way to the top of the town, download all the mods that are useful to me, and can never make a “traditional house” as such. By traditional I mean like the ones that EA make. I always make them like really big and too spacious. Anyway. Really nice idea and great to know your from the UK.

    Highfive brother!

    • 105 Lorraine July 8, 2009 at 8:57 pm

      LOL, I do that, too. I hate seeing my Sims suffer. When I downloaded child Alice and Kev, the first thing I did was force them to be good friends with each other by making Kev do lots of positive interactions with Alice (I didn’t think Kev would respond well to interactions from Alice, otherwise they would be Best Friends in this story by now). I even got him to hug her! Now, Kev would periodically get wishes like “See Alice get Honor Roll,” “See Alice Age Well,” or even “Buy a Dollhouse.” It’s actually kind of cute. Alice now has two completely different Promised wishes: one is to be best friends with Kev, the other is to stop being friends with Kev. I’m not sure which one I want her to do, so I ended up promising both of them and letting the game play out.

      Actually, I think the presence of a father figure really helped the Alice in my game, because she had a Lifetime Wish of becoming a Creature-Robot Cross-Breeder only a little bit into the game, coincidentally when I was trying to build up her logic skill. I don’t think this Alice has a Lifetime Wish, probably because she was just trying to survive day to day, and didn’t have the time to think of future ambitions. Or do you get to pick a Lifetime Wish by the time the Sim becomes a young adult?

      In another town, I put Alice and Kev in again, made them friends, then made Kev die on purpose. As soon as she saw her father die, Alice got a Lifetime Wish to be a World-Renowned Surgeon. Coincidence? I think not.

      Anyway, cool blog. The Sims 3 is definitely a great game.

      • 106 sixseventrooper July 9, 2009 at 3:48 am

        Actually, I created a family similar to Alice and Kev but different names, and my version of Kev had different traits. Neurotic, Coward, Evil, etc. No lifetime wishes came up when he was being created so I made him without one.
        And by the way, I find creating ❤ DREAM HOMES ❤ with me and my crush are muchhhh more fun xD

  50. 107 Cookie July 8, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Ohhh, my. xD

    Poor, poor Alice. 😦 And Zedadias.

  51. 108 taylor July 8, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Well ! if he takes it out on them im gunna be really mad. hes the one who decided to go on a pointless trip to nowwhere with no food or water or anything and to go yell at somerocks, i dont even know why he should be upset !! just becaouse alice is happy and doing great on her own and hes not ? Jealousy ? Hes such a dick. Pardon my language but he is.

  52. 109 Pantalones July 8, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    I feel like a moron for asking, but how exactly does one find this farm and the billboard? I couldn’t believe nobody else has asked, since I’ve looked everywhere in my own game and can’t find anything like it. I even looked past both of the stone circles, and my game just wouldn’t let me go further.

    • 110 tenshi-chan July 8, 2009 at 11:40 pm

      I believe this town is the town you have to download from the web-site because the first town doesn’t have farm land built into it like Riverview does.

      • 111 ~Sam's A Ninja~ July 25, 2009 at 3:01 am

        Yes, but the first town has a billboard like that too. I do not remember exactly where it was, but I think it is near the military base.

    • 112 Insane Simmer July 8, 2009 at 11:50 pm

      I think that you have to have the town of Riverview which you can download for free at theSims3.com .

  53. 113 Treena July 8, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    ohh… kev needs braces!

  54. 115 Karen July 8, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Oh no!! I can just forsee him going crazy and ruining her brief happiness 😦

  55. 116 theEvilAngel July 8, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    Where the heck is this farm at in the neighborhood??

  56. 117 Zhahn Doe July 8, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Zed is going to have to learn ol’ Kev some manners…

  57. 118 Micsk8111 July 8, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    OMG!!!! i love this story 🙂 i want alice and z to have a baby! it would be so cute!!!!!!

  58. 119 kate July 8, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    it would be sweet if Alice and would fall in love and get married, and leave Kev homeless because of how mean he’s been. great series, it would be even better if you made a video series for it and post it on youtube or here, you’d be the next “SimsvilleCreator” cause she’s a well known sims2 series creator on youtube.

  59. 121 bamff123 July 8, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    lmfaoo, the last picture is epic!!

  60. 122 plaidbananas July 8, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    wow! kev has sure gotten skinnier since i last remember! (2nd to last picture) i love this… i’m addicted 🙂

  61. 124 Plumbob lover July 8, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    HA! That last photo is a keeper for sure! LOL! Alice and the other guy are probably like “what’s that stench?” Oh, it’s only Kev’s breath! LOL. but for a sim who doesn’t even own toothpaste, he has perfectly straight, white teeth.

  62. 125 Taylor July 8, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    alice may be happy and well-rested, but she’s certainly not clean…

  63. 126 Azalea_Sway July 8, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    WHAT THE HELL DOES HE WANT??? He’s such a tard.

    • 127 kev4ever July 9, 2009 at 5:36 am

      Yes, I agree: Zedadias has difficulty expressing himself and his intentions toward Alice, while clearly malign, are vague.

  64. 128 Candice July 8, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    LOL, I love the close-up of Kev’s Angry Face.

  65. 129 Ray July 8, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Lol at second to last picture >:D

  66. 130 Teresa July 8, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    I am sorry, but I think the last few post have been lacking any real substance, its almost like you’re tired and just slapping whatever up there, I was drawn in to the first 25+ posts, but anymore its almost like a chore to read. I really did enjoy it, but not so much anymore. The story needs more.

    • 131 Janie July 8, 2009 at 10:03 pm

      If you’re just going to complain, why don’t you stop reading/posting negative things on the blog and just stop reading? If it’s such a “chore” I mean…

    • 132 Moose July 8, 2009 at 10:08 pm

      Maybe if it’s such a chore you should stop reading – and while you’re at it, stop criticizing the story when everyone else seems to be enjoying it just fine.

  67. 133 Kasey July 8, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    That last picture just made my day.

  68. 134 rottenmac July 8, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Does Kev have a full-plate denture ? Seriously… WTF is that?

  69. 135 Esther July 8, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    That ending was worthy of the Eastenders dramatic drums.

    Let’s hope Zed mans up and protects Alice….oooh, maybe they’ll get into a murderous fight and Kev will end up under a patio?

  70. 136 NikkiBee July 8, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    wow Kev seems a little possessive of Alice like he refuses to ever let her make friends or ever be happy. That old fart!

  71. 137 Wick July 8, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    As a daughter with a father damn near exactly like this (only with worse teeth), a lot of these posts hit close to home, and it’s nice to hear so many on Alice’s side. Despite the depressing content, the comments are uplifting. Thanks.

    • 138 sixseventrooper July 9, 2009 at 3:57 am

      I second that. My m**’s like that. (Not a swear, I just don’t like to say it..)

      (that was said anonymously.)

      Oh wait, aren’t I signed in? Oh well, just pretend I said that anonymously. FORGET the fact that my username is sixseventrooper…

      Maybe I should stop talking now…

  72. 139 katierose July 8, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Its kevs own fault for going on a long walk like that. he has no one but himselg to bleam if hes misrable. Don’t take it out on poor Alice Kev you jerk
    but i has to wonder what was the point of Kev’s long trek. it was not to die. o well he is CRAZY i guss it made since to him

  73. 140 Rachel July 8, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    The 2nd to last picture has a REALLY pretty house in the background!

  74. 142 kyli July 8, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    hopefully hes just screaming for them to make way cause he needs to poop RIGHT NOW

  75. 144 gillianivy July 8, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    At least he has nice clean, straight teeth! XD

  76. 145 Pooka July 8, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    For those asking: I believe the farm is from the free town you can download off of the official website. I haven’t downloaded the town, but it looked like a more rural looking town.

  77. 147 maria July 8, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    man… this blog so makes me feel like i’m not using my game to its potential. i need to put some serious drama peer pressure on my sims PUT YOUR DAMN ROCKS DOWN AND GET A LIFE! WHY CAN’T YOU BE MORE LIKE KEV AND ALICE??

    wait… that might not be a good thing…

  78. 148 4Tigers July 8, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Kev has very nice teeth…

  79. 149 TSP July 8, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Why is she never taking a shower? lol

  80. 150 Shadownova July 8, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Has Alice suddenly grown? In the second picture of yesterday’s update, Alice was looking UP at Zedadias…

  81. 152 Hayley July 8, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Aww!.I was hoping he died.I love that billboard

  82. 153 kimbo July 8, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    I’ve been keeping up with this blog and I just wanted to finally leave a comment and let you know that this is AMAZING. I’m having a sudden urge to do the same with different personalities to see how it goes, but a homeless family? Who would have ever thought of that?! *applause* hehe

  83. 154 Katie July 8, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    I hope Kev and Zed fight. My Sims became enemies when one did mean things to one of their friends, so it’s possible, I think.

  84. 155 Sarah July 8, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    I hope Alice kicks Kev’s butt. Also, does Zed have anything that’d let Alice study handiness?

  85. 156 helloyournamehere July 8, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    I hope Zedadias asks Alice to marry him soon!
    This story keeps me on the edge of my seat. I love it! ☺

  86. 157 Lisa July 8, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    He’s murderous!!

  87. 158 thekrazeekatt July 8, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Is it just me, or has Kev lost weight from his little adventure?

  88. 159 Sayaki July 8, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Sorry, but what was the point of all those wasted posts of him just walking around if it only led him back to town with no purpose? Were you just trying to prolong the story? I really enjoy reading this but I thought those blank pointless pictures of him wandering around were boring, but I was going to tolerate them if they led to something interesting. Instead it leads to literally nothing and could have been cut out completely without affecting the story an iota. It was really the waste of the reader’s time to be honest. Everything should always have a point when writing. Imagine a movie even, with just a random scene that lasted 30 minutes of the movie that was pointless. It didn’t show characterization, it didn’t continue the plot, it just simply was there.

    I don’t really care if people disagree with me or if people want to flame me for this. It’s constructive criticism. Get over it, you’re not the author. Robin, however, should take this to heart in any future work. Or at the very least explain the motivation behind this waste of time in what was otherwise a good story. (a good author knows when to end things and not just prolong them for the sake of prolonging…)

    • 160 Dabado July 8, 2009 at 11:11 pm

      Well, that would be pointless if it were a PRE-WRITTEN STORY.

      However, Alice and Kev is a, for lack of a better term, pretty much real-time continuing story. RoBurky is including everything important that his Sims do.

      Kev going on an impromtu round-the-world journey is something that needs to be written down.

      And, as we’ve seen before, something exciting and plot advancing can’t come EVERY day for Alice and Kev. Especially not without SEVERE human involvement.

    • 161 Sayaki Hater July 8, 2009 at 11:28 pm

      Robin obviously doesn’t leave anything out of the story, and I admire how complete it is. Without at least something like that, it would have been like, “Where’s Kev?” And it also builds suspense. So stop being such an instigator.

    • 162 Scherazade July 9, 2009 at 12:17 am

      I’m amused you compared this ‘pointless’ episode to a movie, Sayaki. Films often have scenes for visual beauty, for atmosphere, for mystery, or pace – i think Kev’s strange aesthetic circular journey fit all those elements. Moreover, I would argue that it showed significant characterisation, deliberate plot delay for dramatic effect, and real craft on the part of the author.

      • 163 Sayaki July 9, 2009 at 1:07 am

        The reason I used a comparison to a film was because I figured many people need a comparison to a media they often frequent. Books, sadly, aren’t one of those medias for most people.

        For mystery: this was not mysterious since it had no purpose. It WAS mysterious before but without an actual conclusion to end the mystery (perhaps a reason for his journey?) it’s just lame. If you read a mystery novel you go in expecting the mystery to be solved, your questions answered. In this case the question was: what is Kev doing? the answer is: Absolutely nothing. Wow. That was worth my time.

        Visual Beauty: This is a story being told. The game’s atmosphere is property of EA. If I wanted to see screenshots I’d look on their website. I want to read a story with accompanying pictures, not view pictures with no actual use.

        Pace: Are you really trying to argue pace? The story is already extremely slow, the useless installments basically made it stand still. If the pace is meant to be non-existent then braaaavo.

        I have my doubts Kev even went on that journey out of free will, and if he did an entire chapter depicting his journey it would make more sense than 3(or was it more than 3?) of the same boring thing. It was being purposely drawn out and not for suspense, I’m sure, but rather as filler.

        Let’s look at the word suspense, shall we? (using an online source) Pleasurable excitement and anticipation regarding an outcome, such as the ending of a mystery novel. Note the word outcome! You are held in suspense expecting an outcome. There really was no outcome. To be held in suspense for nothing is ridiculous and no one should be applauded for such an effort. But doesn’t everyone like to read a book and be held in suspense, at the edge of your seat waiting for that moment, just to find out there is no moment! (that was sarcasm).

        I realize you hero worship Robin, and that’s a perfectly normal human reaction. However it may be best if you understand how the world really works.

        1) Not everyone is going to like what you like
        2) If they do not like it they may express their dislike ( =O NO WAY!). They may do this by explaining why the disliked it (such as I did) or they may simply say they hated it with no reason. Either way they disliked it and you’ll have to live with it.
        3) Your heroes are not perfect. No one is. Just because someone points out a flaw does not mean the flaw isn’t there, it simply means you do not see it (or want to see it).
        4) Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, you’re just going to have to live with that fact. You can cry about it but it won’t change it. You can complain and complain to the person who is expressing their opinion, but they’ll still have it. Just as you can say you liked it I can say I hated it =) isn’t freedom of speech grand?

        TL;DR(which stands for too long; didn’t read):
        I THINK THAT
        Filler = boring.
        Dragging out nothing = boring
        Those chapters = useless and boring
        I explain why I hate it so you don’t have to think I’m hating something you love for no reason. I have a reason. Everything deserves criticism and compliments so I’m just providing half of it. Stop pouting and ignore me if it bothers you, I don’t particularly care. It was meant for the author not you.

      • 164 kev4ever July 9, 2009 at 1:50 am

        What this Sayaki person doesn’t understand is that no one cares what s/he thinks. We all love the character Kev, and we’re all upset that Alice has gone astray in his absence. We just want to know what he’s going to do to set the situation right once again.

      • 165 Samantha July 9, 2009 at 2:08 am

        I love how sayaki continually says there was no point to it and no conclusion so it was pointless. Though I cannot say we’ll ever figure out the mystery of the long trip it cannot be said that the answer to the question will never be given to us. He just returned and there is still a conversation full of thought bubbles possible to occur.

        As for the rant about opinions I am amazed. For someone who seems to know a lot about the way the world works and freedom of speech you seem to know so little, as you said not everyone likes what you like…therefore you should stop wasting everyones time because the majority of the readers here enjoy what they are reading AND majority rules despite the freedom to say whatever you want. If you don’t like it, stop reading it and go away.

    • 166 Penfold July 9, 2009 at 12:41 am

      Wow. Really? Robin is using The Sims 3 to document what two sims will freely do, (for the most part), under the circumstances in which they live. If Kev goes on a walkabout to Stonehenge, Robin should probably document that. Kev wasn’t forced to go there.

      It’s a freaking experiment. If parts of the experiment become a compelling narrative, then good on the programmers of the game.

      So, yah. I disagree with you. Not going to flame you for criticism, but maybe you should realize the point of this blog before you go all creative writing workshop on Robin.

      (…and I’m not a good comment author, apparently, because I just don’t know when to end things…)

    • 167 Kalheka July 9, 2009 at 1:33 am

      Your following the story of an insane sim, and your upset that his actions, while seeming epic, suddenly display pointlessness?! And you want the author to explain it?

      • 168 Sayaki July 9, 2009 at 2:10 am

        Clearly you do care otherwise you wouldn’t be complaining about what i said 🙂 awww you’re so cute. I also don’t particularly care about what you want out of the story. I was expressing my opinions. Nice try though! Just by simply acknowledging my comment means that you clearly cared enough about it. I’m not doing this for attention but thanks for it anyway!

        Not complaining about the pointlessness so much as the fact that Robin dragged on said pointlessness. The dragging out of pointlessness is POINTLESS. Don’t try to make absolutely nothing dramatic. Make it absolutely nothing so we can all say “oh Kev you crazy guy you” as opposed to “wow you took 3 days to post THAT?” That’s dragging this out just so they can drag it out. Dramatic tension? I think not. Wanting this to last longer as opposed to ending it and possibly starting a new project? ohhhh yeah.

        And yes they are trying to accurately record the events however making the events drag on longer than necessary is ridiculous. Let’s say this was an actual social experiment and the subject stared at a wall for 13 hours straight. The experimenter would not repeat every hour a vivid description if nothing changed. They would say “same” or ” ” (signifying same)Then place a full report at the end of the 13 hours. So if you want to look at it from that point of view it’s still a waste. This Kevin wandering buisness could have been in one installment a “while alice was doing this kev was doing that” sort of thing.

        The fact of the matter is Robin is dragging out this story as long as possible. I think it’s ridiculous. I enjoyed the story previously, and how there are charities on here to donate to. It has a good message but there are times when enough is enough. Do it again with different characters in a different neighborhood. Try out an abusive husband. Look at abandonment issues showing what happens to a child whose parents are never home. By dragging this out needlessly I’m seeing a story plummet and being dragged out just for attention. The only reason this would be acceptable is if Robin is scared that once the story is done no one will see the charities to donate to. If this is the case drag away but I seriously doubt that’s the reason. But I’m sure now many people will be saying that’s the reason now that I’ve thrown it out there 🙂

        Oh and I didn’t realize someone named themselves “Sayaki Hater” hahahahaha man that cracked me up. Keep on commenting on my comments though 🙂 make my day, champs.

    • 169 Samantha July 9, 2009 at 1:53 am

      I’d like to point out that while it is written as a story the author is really only acting as an observer themself and is merely sharing their experience with us in the way they see it.

      • 170 Apriil July 9, 2009 at 4:43 am

        Stop feeding the trolls. Seriously guys, stop. Every time you answer back you are making his day so if you really didn’t care you wouldn’t answer back at all. Ignore attention seekers.

    • 171 Oppal July 9, 2009 at 6:26 am

      I think we all get that you didn’t like it an i’ll admit it did seem kinda pointless at first but now i think the point of his journey was to be pointless ill stop now cuz typing is hard on a DSi but really everyone has opinions and everyone has a right to voice them just say i didn’t see a point there fore hated it and move on

    • 172 Oppal July 9, 2009 at 6:42 am

      And people say im oppinionated and can’t stop talking long enough to get over myself

  89. 173 Sjofn July 8, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Aw, c’mon Kev, she clearly still stinks! It isn’t all roses for her!

  90. 174 playerchad757 July 8, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    kev’s eyebrows go over his hat in the second-to-last picture!

  91. 175 Emily July 8, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    good job so far

    but how does kev have such white teeth for never brushing?

  92. 176 Near-to-Tears July 8, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    That is one of the scariest shots of a Sim I think I have ever seen in my life o_o

  93. 177 Lescentive July 9, 2009 at 12:01 am

    i haven’t seen kev in my game just alice wandering around.. love the last shot.. hilarious..

    My alice looks completely different than your adult alice..

  94. 178 Robin July 9, 2009 at 12:17 am

    Alice is taller than Zed.

  95. 179 ToutIllumine July 9, 2009 at 12:54 am

    So Kev just went on some randomly long walk?
    Uhm, pourque?

  96. 182 van July 9, 2009 at 1:08 am

    it looks like Kev has invisalign… XD

  97. 183 Miao July 9, 2009 at 1:16 am

    I think the story’s reaching its climzx; The ending to this post is more suspenseful than any other so far. Alice and Zed had better not out the window.

    I honestly thought Kev would die out there, but thank goodness (?) he’s made it back into town.

    @Sayaki: Get over yourself.

  98. 184 Jackrabbit July 9, 2009 at 2:07 am

    Ha! He’s back. I honestly thought he would die out there. I wonder why he went walkabout? Introspection? Either way it was a really interesting few chapters and it sorta made me want to buy the sims. Didn’t help his mood though. Boy does he look pissed though.

  99. 185 Kit10 July 9, 2009 at 2:33 am

    ROFL! His expression is PRICELESS!

  100. 186 ♥RAWR♥ July 9, 2009 at 2:39 am

    oh noes!!! not the ninja kicking trash can POWAHS!!!!!

  101. 187 Tara July 9, 2009 at 3:18 am

    this can’t mean anything good ><

    i love his face though XD

  102. 188 Simletters July 9, 2009 at 3:40 am

    Man I wish I had thought of this my sims email my best friend with their life stories, but this is so much better… I am now a follower> 🙂

  103. 189 John Smith July 9, 2009 at 3:56 am

    Despite the threat of incoming child abuse, those last two photos are hilarious

  104. 190 Holly July 9, 2009 at 3:59 am

    Kev has major Problems it’s not alices fault that he went out to the middle of nowhere instead of staying where Alice so he wouldn’t be starving, dirty, and exhausted! That oughta teach him!

  105. 191 Karen July 9, 2009 at 4:19 am

    So what happened to Alice’s mom? I’ve always wondered, maybe she’ll come back and rescue Alice, or show up and be even more horrible than Kev :/

  106. 194 Julie July 9, 2009 at 4:38 am

    Heh. Looks like Kev wears a nightguard.

    Alice and Zed! Pull the curtains, quick!!

  107. 195 Oppal July 9, 2009 at 6:44 am

    when does she update everyday? cuz i can’t monitore the site 24/7 i can only check once or twice a day

  108. 197 celara July 9, 2009 at 6:51 am

    By definition, a mystery is “something not understood or beyond understanding.” (and that’s direct from http://www.m-w.com) By that definition, Kev’s journey is a mystery. We don’t understand it, and really, we’re not meant to. It’s not like a mystery in a novel, where there are clues to help unravel and solve it. And there are some mystery stories where the mystery still remains (Agatha Christie’s short story “The Dressmaker’s Doll” would be an example).

    In this case, the only way to truly figure out this mystery would be to get inside the head of an insane person (Kev).

    What wish did he make to start this journey? Was it simply to take a walk? I can just see it now…”OK Kev. You want to walk? Why don’t you walk…here .”

    Was there some opportunity tied to that spot, but by the time Kev got there, it was over? Was that why he screamed when he got there?

    In any case, I have no clue. The only one who knows the real story (besides Kev) is Robin…and don’t feel you need to tell. We don’t need to know. Leave it a mystery.

    One thing I can surmise though from previous story lines. At some point, Kev probably had the wish to “be mean to Alice” and the fact that he’s tired, smelly, hungry, and that other than the rocks of Sim Henge he hasn’t talked to anything in a while and he doesn’t look like he’s having fun, then I think he’s gone ’round the bend in manner of speaking. I mean, here you are, getting ready to be mean to your daughter and make her upset, and there she is, looking fairly content! How dare she!

    I suppose if I were a mean spirited, hot headed, insane guy like Kev, I’d probably be screaming too. I’m just hoping that Alice stands up to him. And, if Kev starts in his verbal beat down, that Zed steps in and gives him a REAL beat down! Take that, old man!

  109. 199 C-girl July 9, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Oooooohhhh deeeaaaaar… O.O

  110. 200 Sayaki Responder July 9, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Well, I’m saying Kev’s actions are still a mystery. It could easily be explained later on, perhaps the author just decided to wait; I can imagine several circumstances where that particular decision might be useful, or just lead to interesting writing.

    Also, Robin isn’t technically making any money off of this story, so…well, she can post what she damn well pleases. I’ll still check back every day, even if it’s dragging on a bit now. Stop reading if you want, but just quit your whining.

    • 201 goingxcrazy July 10, 2009 at 6:21 am

      “It could easily be explained later on, perhaps the author just decided to wait”

      My thoughts exactly. The story isn’t finished, so it’s too soon to say whether something was “pointless” or not.

  111. 202 Ingrid July 9, 2009 at 9:51 am

    I wonder what would happen if Zedadias started making funny faces with Kev… would it boost Kev’s confidence enough to try for another girlfriend?

    If he started playing tag with Kev, would Kev’s heart give out?

  112. 203 thales July 9, 2009 at 10:04 am

    lovely pixels

  113. 204 Minna July 9, 2009 at 10:06 am

    I didn’t know that there is countryside or park outside the town in Sims3. Kev could have got lost.

  114. 205 Lori G July 9, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Kev is so angry that his eyebrows are coming up through his hat!

  115. 206 Jeniveve July 9, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Tee Hee!!
    He no happy AT ALL

  116. 207 SillySimzy July 9, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    LMAO at the Billboard, and that last pic as well. XD

  117. 208 Sarahwhohasnosims3boohoo July 10, 2009 at 1:24 am

    *sigh* he came back =(

    anyways, i love the comment on the billboard (licking its own eyeball? i cracked up.)

  118. 209 Mary July 10, 2009 at 7:34 am

    She had access to a shower and didn’t use it? *shakes head*

  119. 210 Dragon Summoner July 10, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    Hmm, from what I know of Riverview, the locations Kev visited are abundant in rare insects/seeds/rocks. Mabye Kev is trying to start a garden, or is obsessed with shiny stones all of a sudden.
    Also one of my sims once rolled a want to fish in a fishing hole that was 1. out of town
    2. only had goldfish…
    then he decided to collect seeds instead :?)

  120. 211 Alexis July 10, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Lmaoo!! Love The Last Pic

  121. 212 pudderz July 11, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    nice. xD
    somehow Kev’s teeth are still white and un-rotted XDD

  122. 213 GuardianDemon July 20, 2009 at 7:40 am

    Wait a minute, so it was just old-timer disease that made him decided to go to a farm!? What’s up with that?

  123. 214 Raine July 21, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    I love all the teeth comments.

    But EA really should have made teeth turn yellow if you don’t brush them.

  124. 215 To Sayaki August 4, 2009 at 3:24 am

    “Pictures tell a thousand words.”

    Drawn out sentences are boring too.

  125. 216 cartoonfansparadise August 8, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    he has very white and straight teeth !

  126. 217 Jamie August 19, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    For a homeless guy who probably doesn’t use a toothbrush that often, he has pretty nice teeth.

  127. 218 Tia Maria October 2, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    My does he look posessed in the second to last photo!! Alice needs to leave Kev as soon as possible he’s so horrible!!

  128. 219 micchan November 2, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    lol at the monkey billboard. What is it promoting, a new line of psychotic-physical-tics-flavored ice cream?

  129. 220 the Ant March 10, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Kev has the most terrifying angry face I have ever seen.

  130. 221 Jess May 8, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Kev reminds me of Santa Clause. Ho ho ho.

  131. 222 Dragon13 July 24, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Kev’s look when he finds his daughter and Zed is priceless. XD

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