Money Worries

Alice is looking after her father, but that doesn’t mean she’s pleasant to him. He gets some distasteful looks as the food is served.

He seems grateful nevertheless.

They eat together at the table. They say little. When they’re done, however, Kev begins to open up to Alice. He repeatedly tells her about his worries, particularly about their lack of money.

I don’t know if he was expecting some kind of comforting or sympathetic response, but he doesn’t get one.

And with that, Alice walks out the door. With Kev there, she’s at risk of more verbal abuse, and she won’t live like that any more. Nor can she impose herself on Zedadias forever.

Next: Squatting

249 Responses to “Money Worries”


  1. 1 Sam July 10, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Kev actually looks happy in Pic #2. Alice may have turned away from actually making a connection with her father in this instance.

    • 2 katiegirl1996 July 10, 2009 at 3:16 pm

      i wonder if she’ll find a good job of her own and buy her own house? i hope so…

      • 3 Smirch July 10, 2009 at 4:39 pm

        She should go apply to work as a garbage man, at least then her constant green smelly fumes wouldn’t bug anyone. Go get em Stinky!! The world is your oyster!

      • 4 pudderz July 11, 2009 at 9:07 pm

        yeah…she should D:
        but everytime she does get any money she donates it….

    • 5 Kalli July 11, 2009 at 12:17 am

      Thats what I thought! I also think she and Zed Should get married

      • 6 katiegirl1996 July 11, 2009 at 3:23 pm

        no, i don’t think there is such a job in the sims 3 as garbage man/woman

      • 7 Virgil July 11, 2009 at 5:23 pm

        A good job makes sense, but to be frank I don’t think Zed’s a good choice. He’s nice but doesn’t seem like a good choice, she shouldn’t settle on the first nice guy she finds.

    • 8 Desert Rat July 11, 2009 at 4:12 am

      Maybe, but probably only so he could berate her again.

      Frankly, if I were Alice, I’d have clubbed him to death a long time ago. Then again, I don’t have the “Good” trait.

      Or the “Evil” trait either, but that’s another story.

      • 9 katiegirl1996 July 11, 2009 at 3:25 pm

        yea, people who are good don’t even have the option to do something mean to another sim.

      • 10 kansine July 12, 2009 at 10:50 am

        Hehe, I’d like to see a person in real life who is completely good / evil๐Ÿ˜€ Sometimes someone might seem to be pure good / evil, but always it turns out that not really…

    • 11 Hananaiah July 11, 2009 at 9:02 am

      kev’s happy coz the food looks good…

    • 12 Sarahwhohasnosims3boohoo July 12, 2009 at 12:46 am

      still he’s crazy. leave the lunitics to the other lunitics, and go find someone sane.

    • 13 Grey Sky (My Actual Name) July 12, 2009 at 3:00 am

      i definitely agree Sam.

      she had a GREAT MOMENT with Keverino, and she throws him away once he FINALLY opens up 2 her.

      BUT lets remember when Kev put her down many times,and everytime she came back….but even Sims give up sometime!

      TOO BAD SO SAD!

      -Grey Sky

      • 14 kansine July 12, 2009 at 10:51 am

        I think Kev “complained about money”, maybe he was even telling it’s somehow Alices faultO_o

      • 15 Maddox July 12, 2009 at 11:11 am

        Well, some of it is her fault. She’s a grown adult now and she needs to be more responsible. Yet she seems to give away all the money she makes instead of saving it for either herself (or if she didn’t hate him so much, getting him some help). It’s not like either of them are best served unshowered, hungry, being a burden to others.

    • 16 Marco July 21, 2009 at 3:13 pm

      I am the father of a homeless family. The things I do to make ends meet are verry unique and legal. I have actual events of my current lifestyle that would fit this storyline perfectly. Trying to sell storyline to feed my children. Please help.mehytche1997@yahoo.com

    • 18 Daisy October 2, 2009 at 2:34 am

      Is it just me, or does Kev look like a gnome??

  2. 19 Jonathen July 10, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Awww. I hope things get better for them!

  3. 20 Toast July 10, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Awesome story!

  4. 21 dancergirl July 10, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Go Alice!! โ™ฅ

  5. 27 Dolphin_girl_24 July 10, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    I really hope Alice moves out on her own pretty soon. This story keeps getting better though. Great job.

  6. 30 Ben July 10, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    I like the new and improved confident Alice.

    • 31 squirrelpetter89 July 11, 2009 at 5:32 am

      :snicker:

      how can she be new AND improved?

      improved means its a better version of something that previously existed while new means it is something that never existed. cant be both. LOL just busting you haha

      but yea… GO ALICE!

  7. 33 Erika July 10, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    So why did he ever go on that long journey? I wish Alice would have been nicer to him. I know he doesn’t deserve it but maybe their relationship could get better and she wouldn’t have to put up with his abuse anymore.

    • 34 Meghan July 10, 2009 at 2:48 pm

      Sims with the insane trait sometimes get the Wish to go somewhere, and will often just walk to the middle of nowhere before returning home. They are insane, after all.

    • 39 Samantha July 10, 2009 at 5:30 pm

      perhaps it helped him mentally….at least thats what i’m gonna say. If he’s gonna open up to alice now maybe its because he cleared his head a little.

  8. 40 Joe July 10, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    Well Alice possibly doesnt want Kev to be mean so she thinks its best to avoid him..! She is possibly right.. no?

  9. 42 Esther July 10, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    I actually feel a bit sorry for Kev now. Is there a Relate advisor in Sims 3?๐Ÿ˜› Or even a Sim version of Trisha? Those two need serious family therapy.

    Blimey – what if he haunts her from beyond the grave…..

  10. 44 Fibble July 10, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Give them a shower! They look stinky.

  11. 46 sims_noob July 10, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    this blog is hilarious. btw whats the green fog/steam?

  12. 52 soren121 July 10, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    I didn’t know Alice could cook.o_O

  13. 53 Zepheera July 10, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Did she actually avoid breaking anything during the production of that meal?

  14. 59 Jussefix July 10, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    I feel sorry for Kev. Alice is now mean to him, probably as repayment for all the trash she had to take from him before.

    Kharma is a beach, man!!

    • 60 Kalheka July 12, 2009 at 6:13 am

      I don’t think she was mean to him at all. Seems to me like she deflected an attempt of his to gain sympathy that he doesn’t deserve from her.

      • 61 kansine July 12, 2009 at 10:59 am

        I agree that she wasn’t mean! I’m sure that she didn’t do anything mean, she just didn’t want to listen to Kev’s whining and she has a right to not listen…๐Ÿ˜› She has heard enough of crap from Kev alreadyO_o

  15. 62 Caleb July 10, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    stumbled on this site today. Read through the whole story from start to finish. Very clever and entertaining, I like how you keep the story interesting by donating all the money Alice earns to charity.

  16. 71 SucksHardcore July 10, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    “Give them a shower! They look stinky.”

    yes, please give Alice a shower.

  17. 73 Jessica July 10, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    Awww, Alice! Don’t leave! I understand that she doesn’t want to be near her father, after all he’s done to her, but I think that he may have changed after walking around for such a long time. She should have given him at least one more chance. Now she left the only home she had. I’m sure Zedadias would have let her stay for a while longer. I can’t believe video game characters are making me so concerned…but I can’t wait to see what happens next!

  18. 74 Samantha July 10, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Aww Poor Kev, I actualy feel bad for him. But I hope Alice will move out soon, sadly she’ll never get the money to if she keeps donating it.

  19. 75 stephaniemarie July 10, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    it’s the stench coming off of their body. means they need a shower!

  20. 76 Waste_Manager July 10, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    Good for Alice. She could have git a shower before she left though.

  21. 77 annielambert July 10, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    If Kev wasn’t her father, I would think he was checking out her chest in the second to last photo.

  22. 79 Gc777 July 10, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    She did! Go Alice!!! It is my first time commenting because I didn’t feel like all of the comments on the others

  23. 80 Sunny July 10, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    She made a salad, no nothing for her to break.

    • 81 Mary July 12, 2009 at 12:00 am

      Actually if the person has a food processor then the Sim uses that to make a salad.

      Can that break? i don’t think i’ve ever had that appliance break.

  24. 83 Riana July 10, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    I don’t understand why Alice keeps giving her money to charity, I hope she gets something back in return for her humanity. Kev should have stayed out in the farms, he is no help to Alice only a burden. How does Kev manage to find her no matter where she goes is quite amazing..a father’s instinct?

  25. 84 Scenter101 July 10, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    what traits does alice have?

    great blog.

    what happened to the good trait?

    • 85 Jaclyn July 10, 2009 at 3:32 pm

      If someone’s enough of a bastard, it negates the Good trait enough that you can hate and be mean to someone horrible to you. She does always have the opportunity to try and fix things herself, though, due to it.

  26. 86 Echo July 10, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    I’m enraptured, but I seriously don’t understand why Alice didn’t shower before she left. Like she needs to feel grubby on top of everything else!

    BTW: I think it would be awesome if Alice and Zed got something romantic on, but I think she’s going to need to do it on her own terms. Marrying her way into dependence on a different guy isn’t the way to make her life better.

  27. 87 Mymsan July 10, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    I started to read this yesterday and it’s totally great! I’ve been online all day to see when you’re gonna update and I got really happy now when you did๐Ÿ™‚ Would be even more great if you updated twice a day. Well keep up the good story!๐Ÿ˜€

  28. 88 Charissa July 10, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    I think Alice is trying to teach her father a lesson. You know the whole “I’m going to give you a taste of your own medicine” thing, most likely.

  29. 89 london27 July 10, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    this story is so great! i am writing one 2 but im not a famous author of anything๐Ÿ˜›
    but i started reading this story yesterday and now im adicted to it!๐Ÿ™‚

  30. 92 Rachel July 10, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    Alice is going to move out! holy crow!

  31. 93 KH July 10, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    best post lately…. LOVE IT!!!! GO ALICE!!!! Thank you roburky!!! So excited to see what’s next!!!

  32. 94 Lostdiadem July 10, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Alice and Kev are back on track, at last!
    Maybe he is doing this because he went on that journey. Could have he become more enlightened? Or maybe he changed his ways and decided to lead a better life.

  33. 98 JayBee July 10, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    she couldn’t shower BEFORE walking away?

  34. 99 Apriil July 10, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    I’m loving the stink lines haha someone get Alice into a shower! Though she’d probably break it again like last time :S

  35. 102 justadreame July 10, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Hahaa, reading this story makes me even more impatient for me to get my copy of the Sims 3. xD I just can’t wait to get it, it looks so fun with all these traits…!

  36. 103 this guy July 10, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    seems to me as though they might be switching personalities.. that really is to bad.. lol.. ok probably not

  37. 104 Lizzie July 10, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Again I feel sorry for Kev thanks to that last picture. He just looks so sad. I really like Alice but it’s like she’s kicking a dog that’s already down. Even though she has a good reason to be mean to Kev you would think she would have a little sympathy for Kev after all they have been through together.

    • 105 Kelsey July 10, 2009 at 6:12 pm

      well techinically she’s kicking a dog thats bit her whole life…but i do understand. you’d think she’d be pleasantly suprised by his desperatness

  38. 106 Brytni July 10, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    kev has sad eyes๐Ÿ˜ฆ and im not just saing that because hes sad, he has sad eyes even when hes happy. he may be kev, but its still a little heartbreaking.

  39. 107 Chris July 10, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Awwww…between this and yesterday’s strip you almost feel sorry for Kev and his patheticness. Yesterday’s ‘Beseeching the powers above for food’ that looked so sad and desperate, and today’s simple happiness at *not* being starving to death anymore…

  40. 108 usualroutine July 10, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Now that Alice is gone, wouldn’t Zed kick out Kev…?

  41. 109 Maddi July 10, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    I know Alice needed to make that stand, and that this is a turning point in her life where she’ll start fresh, but I can’t help but feel sorry for Kev, even after all he’s done. He acts the way he does because he’s insane, poor thing. As much as I hated him, that dejected look on his face in the last pic makes me sad.

  42. 110 Carrick July 10, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    I love, love, love this blog. I had no idea stories of the Sims could hold me in such suspense. Now when I play the Sims, I continually get the urge to make a similar blog, even without homeless characters. Would that be lame?

  43. 112 Kelsey July 10, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    maybe zed should gather up some money and buy alice atleast a new outfit, friend to friend.. but that seems to be to lucky for the life that alice has already lived

  44. 114 angela July 10, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    Ok, I’m wondering if Robin made Alice make the food.

    Also, I’m really curious how long the green stench is going to increase before the characters do something about it – or if they will just get lost behind the fog.

  45. 116 geno July 10, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Please, can’t one of them get a shower already D:

    • 117 Tanja July 11, 2009 at 11:06 pm

      Actually, she could go somewhere puplic like the libary, then go to the ladies room, use the sink and sponge and then clean herself:/

  46. 118 Sayoni July 10, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    i wish she’d get a job…and a bath

  47. 121 freda July 10, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    awww kev looks so old and cute and, cute int he 2nd picture.

  48. 122 oliviauncensored. July 10, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Well guys she has a job, she’s only a teenager so it’s not like she can’t move out on her own, it’s just not possible in the sims 3, so maybe when she has her next birthday she can move out. I’m glad she’s just ignoring Kev now. Keep up the good work๐Ÿ™‚

    • 123 Luna July 10, 2009 at 6:56 pm

      Did you miss the chapter when she grew up to a young adult? She can definately move out on her own and get a real job now. Her next birthday would be to adult.

  49. 124 Jackie July 10, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    she is a young adult now. She was a teen before the birthday that she spent with Zed.

  50. 125 charlenez0rz July 10, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Am I the only one who wants some sort of romantic developement between Zedadias and Alice?!

  51. 130 Sofia July 10, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Alice is a young adult now, not a teenager.

  52. 131 kyli July 10, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    ahhh ! control those hormones, alice ! lol. i really hope she doesnt grow up and lose it like kev.. mental illness does run in families.. (wonder if the developers took that into account ?)

    • 132 Slyth July 11, 2009 at 5:19 pm

      When you create a family, like say two parents and a child, you pick each of their traits, but let’s say you make a young adult sim, go ou to town and develop a relationship with another sim, get married with children, the children to get some of each parents traits, so yes, the developers did take that into account๐Ÿ˜€ lol

      • 133 KRISTEN STEWART LOVER July 12, 2009 at 5:04 am

        actually, if the child does well in school, or if the toddler learned how to walk and talk and grew up happy, you get to choose the trait eitherway.

  53. 134 Sims3 July 10, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    How do you get your sims to walk places? When I make them go somewhere they always just take s taxi.

    • 135 quixoticbeatnik July 11, 2009 at 6:42 am

      Sims3, if you want to make your sim walk someplace, just click on the area in front of the place where you want your sim to go and choose “Go Here.” I’m pretty sure that’s what it will say. If you click on the place, it will just automatically take your sim in a taxi.

  54. 136 Sparkles July 10, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    So what’s Alice’s lifetime wish, or hasn’t she been gotten one yet?

  55. 137 Kalika July 10, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    I’m surprised with her “good” trait she didn’t take that chance to bond with Kev yet.. =/ it would’ve been the perfect chance to for her and him to be on better terms…

    (slash) I don’t think she should’ve shot him down like that, especially since it must’ve taken a lot for him to open up to her like that…

  56. 140 abi July 10, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    i’m so happy that alice is becoming more independent with each post

  57. 141 Lina July 10, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    This story is awesome. Now I’ll go try the same, just with a little personal twist.

  58. 143 Rodier1128 July 10, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Your blog/story is so… deep.

    You are really just playing, but you show that TS3 makes itself into a unique story!!! I will definatley download alice and marry her into my super-rich family. She deserves it. She can donate $1000 to charity every day! I will make sure she has the best life possible.

  59. 144 Lord dA jOsh July 10, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Kinda looks like Kev is staring at Alice’s chest in that last picture…. O.O

    Kev…you have ENOUGH problems without LUSTING after your daughter..for god sakes man, don’t do it!!!

    Annd…did ANYONE notice that in the LAST one, where she’s lying in bed on TOP of the covers, that she’s wearing shoes? Her whole life she’s run around barefoot. And it’s bothered the hell out of me, cause it’s godda suck to do that, not to mention I can’t imagine them letting her go to school, or go to work with no shoes on and NEVER clean.

    To work in a place where they sell food (the market where she works) Don’t you have to have at least BASIC hygiene? Like…a shower…or AT LEAST not having green fog coming off your repulsive smelling body??? It’s not exactly inspiring the customers to buy things to eat in a place where the employees smell like ass…..

  60. 145 h8ter kever July 10, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    i h8 kev, hes a meanie and should be a disgrace to the family. hes a terrible father and is lucky to hav a daught like alice. maybe he shouldn’t of had a gifted child if he wasnt going to acknowledge it.

  61. 146 Lord dA jOsh July 10, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    And PS; I DO THINK SHE SHOULD HAVE SHOT KEV DOWN LIKE THAT…

    Everyone seems to be thinking that she blew a once in a lifetime chance to bond with her father. If she DID show compassion to him, he might take it as weakness and slap her. He’s a maniac and a terrible person. Alice listening to, and hugging him once isn’t going to change that. Kev will treat Alice like garbage til the day he dies…which will hopefully be soon. Then it will be the Alice and Zed blog!!

    • 147 Kalheka July 12, 2009 at 6:15 am

      She did show compassion to him. She fed the guy, but I like the fact that she didn’t fall for his attempt to gain sympathy from her. He’s only used that in the past to hurt her.

      I think she showed a great deal of maturity and humanity in this episode.

  62. 148 Hayley July 10, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    I love the first shot.It’s soo great. Hopefully Alice will get a good job in another town&move far away from Kev so she can actually live her own life

  63. 149 Yanny July 10, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    I’ve just read all of your entries. Nice job on this. It must be really hard to manage this family. I have a copy of the Sims myself, but my PC is not fast enough, and i’m just not so good at being patient and waiting for the game to load, for the ‘create-a-familiy’ thing to load…
    So hopefully I’ll play, once I get myself a new PC.

  64. 150 selenalore July 10, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Woot! Yeah! You go Alice! Show your father that you can do things for yourself and walk away from his verbal abuse and the likes. I think she is finally on her way to making her own life now and after this, it’s just awesome.

    At least Kev seems greatful for the food he had, but still, it’s not Alice’s fault that he’s having money issues. She’s got her own life to deal with.

    I wish them both the best of luck, but my side is sticking to Alice. She needs to finally do better for herself.

  65. 151 Morgan July 10, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    I just starting reading this today. WOW. This is movingh stuff. I hope that Alice and Zed move in… At least she still has her part time job!

    I should try this…

  66. 152 Alyssa July 10, 2009 at 10:15 pm

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  67. 153 Alyssa July 10, 2009 at 10:16 pm

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  68. 154 kandi July 10, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    First off, your blog is awesome. I love the fact that you allow most of the interactions to happen through autonomy. Your picture angles and story interpretation really make the blog.

    As for everyone who’s cheering for Kev to turn himself around and for Alice to blindly be kind to him at every turn..
    ARE YOU FREAKING MAD? Clearly you people have never had abusive, selfish parents. Kevin’s personality, in the real world, makes it virtually impossible for him to do a 180 and become introspective, caring or even polite. Hoping for Alice to smile sweetly and try to bond with him at every opportunity is wishing her to be spineless, self-loathing and unable to comprehend her own power. She is already unlucky and has low self esteem, you also want her to constantly strive for the affection of someone that truly loves to see her miserable? I hope she belts him one. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  69. 155 Sillysimzy July 10, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Aww, Alice!

  70. 156 Fazzoe July 10, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    I think the reason Kev is being slightly nicer than usual is because she’s a grown up now, and he has the dislikes children trait. So therefore he is not quite as opposed to her as he was before her birthday.

  71. 157 Shadowheart July 10, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    D: am i like the only person who isn’t feeling bad for Kev? I feel more like … ‘dam, he ate so he isn’t going to starve to death’

    • 158 Kalheka July 12, 2009 at 6:09 am

      I don’t feel sorry for Kev. I’m involved in the story enough to dislike the guy and feel for Alice.

      Someone might take this opportunity really to applaud Alice.

      I see many post saying that Alice missed a chance to bond with Kev, but I say too little, too late.

      Alice has shown strength by not being drawn into his attempt to gain sympathy when he’s been totally rotten to her. She’s shown a further strength of character and humanity by feeding the nutjob-jerky even though she’s got every right to put a bag over his head and smother him.

      In my opinion, her actions this episode display a two-fold strength and display of real development into an adult.

  72. 159 neon July 10, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    am i the only one that wants alice and zed to get together! WOO!!!

  73. 161 Kit10 July 10, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    As much as I dislike Kev, in todays blog I felt sorry for him. I also noticed that in the closeup pic of his face, he has kind eyes, so does Alice. I hope that his money worries go farther than himself and that he truly is worried for Alice too, at least that would be something to tell us he’s a little more than the angry creep we all know and perhaps he has a heart after all. Maybe, just maybe he does care for his daughter.

  74. 164 Meowsa July 11, 2009 at 2:06 am

    omgosh I want them to take a shower so bad ~

  75. 166 Desert Rat July 11, 2009 at 4:14 am

    So, it’s pretty clear Kevin is going to die a homeless, crazy old man (but with perfect teeth ).

    But what if this is the best it gets for Alice…

    There’s nothing that says there has to be a happy ending here. For many homeless people, there never is…

  76. 167 John Doe July 11, 2009 at 4:33 am

    Did Alice give up on hygiene? She always seems to be dirty.

  77. 168 Ingrid July 11, 2009 at 6:08 am

    Kev in family therapy: he speaks desparagingly about Alice to the therapist, he manipulates the therapist into kissing him, then tells the receptionist on the way out that the therapist’s mother is a llama.

    I’m thinking Kev isn’t really softening. He’s pulling the piteous act, hoping to mooch off Zedadias through Alice. He is desparate, but desparation doesn’t necessarily humble people. Sometimes it just brings out their manipulative nature.

    I don’t think Alice is being mean to Kev. She’s an adult and she’s declaring her independence. She’s setting a healthy boundary between herself and Kev — one that demeans neither of them. She’s one class act. A stinky one.

    Did Kev’s journey enlighten him? I think he took off for the freedom he thought he wanted when he was “shackled” with raising Alice. He found that freedom includes the freedom to starve to death as quickly as you like. I guess that’s a sort of enlightenment. He came back and found that since Alice is an adult she doesn’t annoy his “hate’s children” trait. But he’s not a loving Daddy. He never really was. He’s still inappropriate and mean-spirited and he’s still on Alice’s “Gets Coal for Christmas” list.

    You know…I wonder if the social phenomenon of this blog is going to end up as materal for an academic paper somewhere. I sort of feel like an anonymous subject in a research project for a Masters dissertation.

    [QUOTE]
    Desert Rat

    So, itโ€™s pretty clear Kevin is going to die a homeless, crazy old man (but with perfect teeth ).
    [/QUOTE]

    HAHAHA!!! <<– Me, laughing aloud

  78. 169 Aaron July 11, 2009 at 6:11 am

    I hope she doesn’t get married to Zed (at least not yet). I want to see her progress in her job, build/buy her own small place and then work on their relationship from there. Surely she’d be a much more proud person to get herself a life rather than just cling onto Zed and join his life.

  79. 170 quixoticbeatnik July 11, 2009 at 6:43 am

    Okay, does anybody really see a resemblance between them because I sure don’t. I guess she takes after her mother.

  80. 172 Swirlypepper July 11, 2009 at 7:52 am

    I dunno, we’re all being a little harsh. He’s mean, yes, but also insane! He needs help! I’m so so so proud of Alice for still feeding him as pissed off as she is.

  81. 173 a_baker July 11, 2009 at 8:14 am

    Perhaps kev went on the walkabout to try and figure out why he is such a wreck.

    And perhaps he is worried about alice giving all her money to charity. Maybe he isn’t talking about his money worries, but his worries for his daughter.

    Most parents want their children to have a better life than they had, even if they hate their children.

  82. 174 milly July 11, 2009 at 9:24 am

    poor alice will she ever escape her horrid father๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  83. 175 milly July 11, 2009 at 9:29 am

    i reackon that zed should snog alice, who’s with me?๐Ÿ™‚

    • 176 Sodasippa July 11, 2009 at 11:15 am

      I’m with you!

      • 177 Aaron July 11, 2009 at 2:33 pm

        Nooooo. She should make her own life and her own place. Not just rely on someone else and move in with them. Where’s the personal progress in that? It’s like a 20 year old marrying a 70 year old for the money… kind of.

        He wouldn’t want a smelly girl anyway.

      • 178 KH July 11, 2009 at 2:59 pm

        well aaron, if they did get hitched she could use his shower, so she wouldn’t be all that smelly anymore. and zedadias understands her situation, so he apparently doean’t care too much that she smells. However, I do agree somewhat. I don’t know that I want them to start that kind of relationship. If I were in Alice’s place, I think I’d feel too awkward, because since I would have no money or possessions to share with him, I would feel like I’m taking charity from him for the rest of my life(as she was as a teenager, as was her father, and as she was as a young adult), until I started bringing in some serious simoleans to make up for it.

    • 179 Meowsa July 11, 2009 at 3:08 pm

      I hope she showers first :3

  84. 180 sylvanna July 11, 2009 at 11:56 am

    GO ALICE. your father doesn’t deserve you. rotten dad.

  85. 181 Coryn July 11, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    I don’t feel bad for Kev at all and why are people saying Alice should be nicer? She just made him food, what more do you want?!?

  86. 182 Elseibi July 11, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Tis strange that alice doesn’t just wander down to the gym n use the bath there – one of my poorer artistic sims even gave herself a sponge-bath at a sink in the art museum, I didn’t even know she could do that before then hehe. Much love to alice n kev though xxxxx

    • 183 Kalheka July 12, 2009 at 6:21 am

      Well, that’s because there aren’t facilities like that to use in Riverview. It’s been repeatedly said honestly.

  87. 184 Manda July 11, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    HAHAhahaaa! Alice looks like Gollum in the first shot. And Kev looks… pleasant? Wow.
    I hope things work out for the better for both of them.

  88. 185 spatzi July 11, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Maybe Kev’s long journey opened him up to loving his daughter?

    Eh, never mind. =]

  89. 187 Andrea July 11, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    I have been keeping up with this blog for a while, but this is my first time posting. Your story is wonderful, and the in-game photography is quite impressive!

    I might not be popular for saying this, but I hope Zed and Alice don’t get together, at least not for a long time. I think she needs to learn to be an independent adult and pull her life together before committing to something as big and time consuming as a relationship.

    And Kev! One minute you pity him, the next you hate him. But because he hit Alice, I don’t think he can ever be redeemed. At least not in my mind.

    • 188 Ingrid July 11, 2009 at 11:12 pm

      I’m with you, Andrea.

      Most of us want Alice to be happy. Most of us think that will happen if she and Zedadias have a romance. It’s so interesting to watch how we as people are brainwashed. Most people have decent families. Some have wonderful families. But many families do the kind of damage that has the most far-reaching effects of any damage done to people. Maybe I’m imagining this, but I’m seeing those of us here projecting onto Alice and Zedadias our own idea that love will make us happy and also our own desire to find that happiness.

      But life is so much more interesting than that. So many healthy people find happiness in many, many other ways.

      I also think Kev’s reaction to Alice after he struck her put him beyond the boundary of decency. He’s insane and that’s not his fault, but he’s also a nasty guy. Not evil, just nasty.

  90. 189 Tracey July 11, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    I LOVE the green stink clouds, they crack me up.

  91. 190 Kat July 11, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Where is the next post?!

  92. 191 Rain July 11, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    I know! Should’nt the next post be up?!

  93. 192 roBurky July 11, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    The blog will be taking a break over the weekend. Updates will resume on Monday.

    • 193 Kate from Tacoma July 11, 2009 at 8:07 pm

      Have a good weekend and thanks for the awesome story! P.S. I think you should give Alice a different love interest than Zedidias. Then all the readers would be taking sides and be hooked to find out what’s going to happen. Not that we aren’t already.

    • 196 katiegirl1996 July 11, 2009 at 8:07 pm

      okay you sure deserve a rest roburky…will there be 3 new posts on monday or just the one?

  94. 197 Melli July 11, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Aw…..
    Now I have to wait a whole 2 days to find out what happens next.๐Ÿ˜ฆ
    This story is so..amazing… I can’t get enough of it.

  95. 198 Sue July 11, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Oh no. I will miss Alice & Kev. I don’t think I can go a whole weekend without them. *cries hysterically*

  96. 199 Anna July 11, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Ditto, also crying hysterically.

  97. 200 Meredith July 11, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo must know more!!! WAHHHHHHHHH

  98. 201 Kierstyn July 11, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    God i love this story i ketch it up everyday P.s. everytime i go to it ihave to flip threw all of them it suks cause my computer runs so slow does anyone know how to go to the last one??!!??!!??!!??!!??!!??!!??!!??!!??!!??!!??!!??!!??!!??!!??!!??

    • 202 Moonstar July 11, 2009 at 9:58 pm

      At the beginning, there is a list to the right that will show links to the different posts, the most recent is usually at the top of the list.

      Or, you can right click the latest post somewhere on the page and “Create a Shortcut” – this will put an icon on your desktop that will take you to that same page you clicked from so you only have one page to go through instead of a lot.

      Hope this helps๐Ÿ™‚

      -Kelly

    • 203 Casey July 11, 2009 at 10:05 pm

      You dont subscribe to the live feed? I have firefox and I bookmarked the site and just click on the newest post. Also there should be a column that says recent posts that will tell you the previous ones..

      • 204 kip05 July 12, 2009 at 8:40 am

        i do this also. I just have the site bookmarked and click on the most recent one, which is at the top of the page.

  99. 205 Emore July 11, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Aww! We have to wait the whole weekend?! **crys**๐Ÿ˜ฆ Oh well, you do have a life outside of the sims.๐Ÿ˜€

    Can’t wait for the next post!

  100. 206 Nicole July 11, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    will there be a post today?
    or no update today.
    thats fine.๐Ÿ™‚ love this blog!!

  101. 207 Lizzie July 11, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    I don’t know if i can wait till monday to read the next post! this is going to drive me insane.

  102. 208 Anna July 11, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Yay for Alice!!! She needs to be independant of Kev… if only temporarily…
    Also, while it would be great to have Alice and Zed match up i just don’t think they fit together that well. Alice is good and all, and Zed is really endearing, but thanks to her unlucky and clumsy traits, I would suppose she would need somebody more responsible???? (who can pay the repairman etc.)
    or am i just being too serious? Hmmm.
    This story is sooooo addicting!! I just have to check it like every day!!!! wow i’m a sad, sad creature… but I’m not alone, right???

  103. 210 livvi July 11, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    Awww I’ll just haffta wait…

  104. 211 Casey MO July 11, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    Wheres the next installment!!! I am about to crack! lol

    I love the story. It would make a great book

  105. 212 Luna July 11, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    You’ve inspired me to write about my own family in the sims. Although they’re not homeless, there sure will be plenty of drama and laughs.

    Anyone who wants to check it out:

    http://writerong.wordpress.com

    I love Alice and Kev!

  106. 213 Alyssa July 12, 2009 at 5:18 am

    I think that he’s being nice to Alice now because she’s older now. One of his traits is Hates Children, right? She’s no longer a child, so maybe he’s coming around

  107. 214 celara July 12, 2009 at 5:47 am

    My only concern for Alice is that she has been bereft of any loving feelings for so long that she’ll fall for the first person that shows her any flirty attention. That could mean getting her heart broken by someone.

  108. 215 Sims 3 Fanatic July 12, 2009 at 5:50 am

    This serious is INCREDIBLE.
    I’m hooked!
    I hope you’ll continue, you’ve got a gift. (:

  109. 216 Wolfie July 12, 2009 at 5:52 am

    Heehee… this is getting good! Hmm… I want Alice and Zededias to get together now. xD Kev still bothers me, of course, but it’s just his personality lolz. I liked where the plot was going when he started leaving town… it’d be sort of cool and open-ended if he ran off with Yvette or something and left Alice to re-build her life. ^_^ Then he could mysteriously return later… DUN DUN DUNNNN! xD

  110. 217 Shelly July 12, 2009 at 7:18 am

    Can’t wait till Monday!

  111. 218 kip05 July 12, 2009 at 8:38 am

    I kinda want alice and kev to get a better relationship, adn then for them to both get jobs and buy a house together; and have a good father-daughter bond. but thats just me.

  112. 219 John Smith July 12, 2009 at 9:50 am

    Have a shower you whacky young adult you, Alice

  113. 221 DJ_Bullet July 12, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    The last Alice and Kev post? I mean, there wasn’t one yesterday…

    Oh, what the heck, I’m being silly.

  114. 223 Kelly July 12, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    I want Kev to die. I think Alice would be so much better without him and her life could progress. I want her to focus on having a relashionship with somebody other than her father.

  115. 224 LadyAndreca July 12, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    I love this blog and finally put Alice and Kev into my own game…only to find out that yes, it can get worse for her. >_>

    I was playing an evil sim who though Kev’s ranting at people was absolutely charming (or point-and-laugh-worthy), wanted to talk to him, and they hit it off so quickly that when he tried to hug her out of nowhere she liked it! Want to kiss, want to move in with him, etc…though getting two ‘dislikes children’ sims to ‘try for baby’ isn’t easy.

    Then Alice’s half-sister Morganna was born evil and Kev electocuted himself to death in front of Alice by trying to repair a TV while it was on…leaving Alice orphaned in a house with two evil sims who hate her.

    I guess at least she has a roof over her head, a shower, a comfy couch instead of a park bench, and an evil stepmother who’s a master chef…

  116. 226 Nicola July 12, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Aww. Waiting until monday? T_T Have a good weekend.

    Anyway, I am fairly sure that I have said this before, but this is an awesome blog. Keep up the good work on monday! =)

  117. 227 sis2sweet July 12, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    I downloaded Alice and Kev to my game also. I never see Alice, but everytime I have a party, Kev shows up. He is always very cordial.

  118. 228 Bronteee xD July 12, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    I love this story so much, I can’t wait to see what happens next xD I hope Alice finds a better life away from her father, he’s so horrible to her!
    I’m still wondering how you have the time to make the story around the game. As soon as I get onto it i’m hooked for the next 3-4 hours! :L
    Hope your weekend’s been nice xD ๐Ÿ˜€

  119. 229 Westiedog12 July 12, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Okay this is going to sound stupid and stuff, but Kev has really pretty eyes. There emerald green. Why me!?

  120. 231 ronaldsf July 12, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Thank you for starting this story! I’m going to download these 2 and adopt Alice!๐Ÿ˜€

  121. 232 SickofVista July 13, 2009 at 12:14 am

    This story is sooo great๐Ÿ™‚ You really have put some effort into the creative process…and not letting them die! (Kudos on that by the way, I would have let Kev die a long time ago, but meh…) Keep’em comin! I can’t get enough!

  122. 233 Mandy July 13, 2009 at 12:47 am

    wheres the update at? its been like 2 days…just saying…

  123. 235 arborfamilylegacy July 13, 2009 at 1:08 am

    We’re just such addicts, we can’t even wait a couple of days before asking – what’s next???? heh

  124. 236 saw July 13, 2009 at 1:14 am

    great post and i can`t wait til Monday!

  125. 237 Kelsey July 13, 2009 at 1:16 am

    In TS3 how many traits can you give a Sim?
    Like, Kev is insane, innappropriate, hates children.
    Is there a limit to how many traits a Sim can have?

    I love this story btw.

  126. 241 Katryna July 13, 2009 at 3:05 am

    Enjoy your break.๐Ÿ™‚ I’m very much enjoying the story and looking forward to what twists come next.

  127. 242 Holly July 13, 2009 at 4:33 am

    Robin you have made Alice go through so much! Make her do some romantic interactions and make her move in with Zedidas but I guess that would end the story wouldn’t it? Alright never the less just make alice happy for the 3rd or 4th time in her life.
    Do what you think. I don’t want to seem rude. I love your story!!! My deepest apologies if this comment seems mean. It isn’t supposed to be. Love you story keep writing and make sure you follow your heart! can’t wait till monday!
    -Holly

  128. 244 NoNewOnes July 13, 2009 at 7:47 am

    Update?!?!! Wtf seriously what gives?

  129. 245 Viridescent July 13, 2009 at 8:13 am

    No new posts in three days!
    (I know I don’t have a life, haha)

  130. 246 Mook July 13, 2009 at 9:42 am

    Wow, I just wanted to congratulate you Roburksy on making such a interesting, enjoyable blog. When you finish your degree you should conside writing a book!

  131. 247 GuardianDemon July 20, 2009 at 7:43 am

    Whoa! On the last picture old man Kev stares at Alice’s chest! D<

  132. 248 Raine July 21, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Last picture, I love how the odor seems to come out of his armpits.

  133. 249 West Palm Beach criminal attorney November 11, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    How much time do you think went solely into facial expressions for this game. Great story, I’m really enjoying the whole thing. Going to be sad to see the end.


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My name is Robin Burkinshaw, and I am a student of games design in the UK. I am also known in some places as roBurky.
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