Thankless

When Alice was young, Kev wanted nothing to do with her, and she mostly had to fend for herself. But now that Kev is growing old, she’s reluctantly making the decision that she can’t do the same to him.

When Alice arrives back at Zedadias’ home late at night, she finds Kev wandering around behind the house. She immediately gets more verbal abuse from him.

But she puts up with it and takes Kev to the diner, where she pays for him to have a meal.

When his hunger is satisfied, Kev begins to accost the other people outside.

Alice comes out after Kev, stands and watches him for a moment, then goes back inside to buy a drink.

Next: Hugs and Nemeses

137 Responses to “Thankless”


  1. 1 Brina July 17, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Oh, poor Alice!

    • 2 Kasey is Alice & Kev's BiggestFan!!!!!!! July 17, 2009 at 6:46 pm

      She is so sweet. I really think Alice loves Kev, and Kev really loves Alice, but they are too stubborn and pigheaded to admit it!

      • 3 Virgil July 17, 2009 at 8:32 pm

        I agree and I’m happy to see things are going forward in a more realistic manner. I was beginning to get nervous that she might end up moving in or something; my experience with the game has lead to the computer asking me to move in many a time.

        Seeing her buy food, improving life with hard work is nice; not just some self gratifying story of poor pulled out of the gutter with charity, because that’s not how it works most often. Zed is a nice guy but I’ll say again, he’s terrible long term help material, and it would end up some charity through the game’s system.

        This past post in particular has dealt with a lot of my doubts that were building up.

      • 4 fontgoddess July 17, 2009 at 9:04 pm

        It’s not about admitting it. I truly think that Kev has no idea *how* to show affection, and he may have affected Alice’s understanding of love and affection as well. These sorts of things are passed down through generations β€” abuse and disfunction often are unless enough hard work and luck are involved to break the cycle.

  2. 5 Tolan July 17, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    AWWWw.. kev looks adorable.

    • 6 GerandLer July 17, 2009 at 11:10 pm

      what do u mean kev looks adorable????????? he coudnt b uglier!!!!!!!!!!

      • 7 Devia_Luna July 18, 2009 at 5:10 am

        Whoa, ease down there, kiddo. Others are entitled to their opinions, too..

      • 8 JaciJuiceBoxx July 18, 2009 at 8:10 am

        he’s not ugly.He’s just not well taken care of i think thats what it is….he could have died his hair to brown or something!But oh well. haha…πŸ˜€ cupcakes!!!!!

    • 9 DesireeDestruction July 18, 2009 at 4:28 am

      I kind of agree. He does look adorable. Like a little baby with a big nose and beard.. ._.” Sounds weird.. but it is cute. xD

      • 10 Apriil July 19, 2009 at 6:08 pm

        I think he’s adorable tooπŸ˜› In some previous pictures you can see his shiney eyes and his big nose. Even in that shot there where he’s harassing the girl he looks cute. I

    • 11 Apriil July 19, 2009 at 6:08 pm

      want to pinch his cheeks** sorry about that pressed enter and it sent before I was done typing haha

  3. 12 Azeon July 17, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    Love your story!

  4. 13 Josh July 17, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Hey Robin, first time writing in, just to say that this blog is pure excellence. I bought the game sometime before I heard of this blog as a gift for a friend, but she didn’t want it. So I had it lying around until I stumbled upon Alice And Kev and I must say, this made me want to play it immediately. The way Alice and Kev interact with each other, the way Zed makes those faces in the mirror, and Kev’s insanity keep me interested in your blog and as soon as I read another chapter I can’t wait to read the next.

    Anyway, great blog, and I hope Alice will have a great future, preferably not having to withstand Kev’s insults.

    • 14 jen0709 July 17, 2009 at 9:37 pm

      Josh, I cannot believe your friend didn’t want the game. She must be mad!

      Anyway, this is my first time writing too and I press the button in my quick links everyday in hope there is a new chapter!! Keep up the great workπŸ™‚

    • 16 Sarahwhohasnosims3boohoo July 17, 2009 at 11:31 pm

      ohhh i hope insanity is not genitic. or that kev has ruined her. i’m feeling so storngly about this because i love this blog, and because after i saw michal jackson (who had a bad father) i don’t want alice to go crazy like M.J.

      • 17 Sarahwhohasnosims3boohoo July 17, 2009 at 11:33 pm

        by that i mean how creepy Michal looked

      • 18 Pantalones July 18, 2009 at 3:19 am

        Oh my god…

        World, shut up about Michael Jackson. He died, move on, we’re tired of bloody hearing about him!

        Jesus Christ, he didn’t even get this much publicity for what he did to that little kid!

      • 19 Alice and Kev Fan July 18, 2009 at 6:30 am

        Please don’t go there, you might offend somebody. Especially those who knew and loved Michael dearly. His charitable gifts included helping the homeless.

        Stick to Alice and Kev and we can all stay friends.πŸ™‚

      • 20 Mouchas July 18, 2009 at 4:27 pm

        Kid(s). He was accused of molesting more than one. Only God, the children and him know the truth – we will never know. In my heart I pray it is not true. I pray every day for the children of the world to be safe and free from harm.

      • 21 Alice and Kev Fan July 18, 2009 at 5:06 pm

        It isn’t true Mouchas. It was proven in a court of law. Plenty of people know it’s not true including the people involved. These young people were under the influence of abusive parents (one of whom sued his own father for brutally attacking him) and I pray for them and all the children of the world as well. Just as Michael did.

        I always think of this every time I see Alice sleeping on a bench or on the ground somewhere:

        “There are some with no home
        Without a nickel to loan
        Could it be really me pretending that their not alone…”
        -from Man in the Mirror

      • 22 Alice and Kev Fan July 18, 2009 at 5:15 pm

        I also want to thank you again RoBurky for this blog. I lost two dear friends and great inspirations very suddenly in June: Michael and my lovely cousin Delois. Reading your blog–even with its very serious topic–really brought me a lot of comfort and even some laughter during that tough time. It is still bringing me comfort as I continue to heal. Thank you again, a million times over and keep up the great work. I’ve been sharing this blog with everyone I know!πŸ™‚

    • 23 Apriil July 19, 2009 at 6:13 pm

      In Pantalones he may have been talking about when MJ hung his baby over a balcony to show his fans. Just saying! Not trying to offend, but he did do that and that was (you have to admit no matter how much you loved him) absolutely insane. Pantalones may not have been making any mention to the whole child molestation rumors and what not.

      That is all!

      • 24 Alice and Kev Fan July 20, 2009 at 12:37 am

        πŸ™‚ Thanks Apriil. I never gave him a hard time for that because he apologized for it and never did it again. I’ve seen worse examples of wonderful Mommies and Daddies momentarily losing their heads. (I’m a former Nanny.) They were always remorseful and because they were otherwise very attentive Parents, I would encourage them to forgive themselves and move on. Parents have enough to deal with without continuous punishment of momentary mistakes. Given all the love, attention, and care Michael gave his now seven year old son, a 3 second laspse of judgement corrected before things got worse can be forgiven.

        Insane is not a 3 second flub not intended to harm. That’s what I call silly.

        Insane would be Charles Rothenberg and Susan Smith. (Those are just two examples and I’m not about to bring this thread down by listing what they did.)

        Now that I think about it–compared to them–Kev is harmless.

      • 25 Apriil July 20, 2009 at 2:04 am

        I just didn’t want anyone else starting to attack, I’ve seen how angry people seem to get so quickly so I was just stepping in in hopes that it didn’t escalate into a “he did it!” “he did not!” thing that centered around someone who may or may not have even meant that. Luckily no one else has seemed to say anything so that’s goodπŸ™‚

        Very true about the Kev thing!

      • 26 Alice and Kev Fan July 20, 2009 at 3:32 am

        πŸ™‚ I agree Apriil! You’re very sweet. I was attempting the same thing which is why I liked to end my messages with something about Alice and Kev. But, you know, gotta do my friends right.πŸ˜‰

        Alice has me thinking…We know Kev’s personality traits and we know Alice is kind. But maybe she is able to see something in him–some trait hidden from even our eyes–that appeals to her kindness and causes her to love him even when he’s mean.

        Look at me, talking about them like they are real!πŸ˜€

  5. 27 Ysmalari July 17, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    He may be nasty to Alice all the time, but you’ve gotta love Kev’s crazy old man routine!!

    • 28 katiegirl1996 July 17, 2009 at 4:18 pm

      i’m kinda hoping that kev dies soon.he’s such a burden to alice…

      • 29 Kasey is Alice & Kev's BiggestFan!!!!!!! July 17, 2009 at 6:48 pm

        OMG! Kev MADE Alice into the sympathetic girl she is today! It would be horrible if Kev died! But.. he will have to die one day.

  6. 30 Rachel July 17, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    I know its been said a lot but, Alice needs to find a life of her own. She doesn’t seem to be able to do that with Kev around.

  7. 31 Treena July 17, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    I Want more Zed!!!! I havent seen him for like 4 posts.

  8. 32 Treena July 17, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    whoa…. Kev has a wedding ring! Who was Alice’s mother, anyway?

    • 33 Pearl July 17, 2009 at 7:05 pm

      Like a lot of babies in Sims 3, you never can tell……..

      • 34 Kansine July 17, 2009 at 9:16 pm

        Exactly! Why does always those sims that are most unlikely to want/have a baby get a baby while you’re playing with others?? When my sims kept on having babies on my own, I made some couples with the thought that they can have so many babies as they like and I don’t even play with them… but they didn’t have children, only my single, not-so-child-loving sims had babies all the time! XP

      • 35 Sarahwhohasnosims3boohoo July 17, 2009 at 11:34 pm

        so babies get born when ur not playing… great….

    • 37 katiegirl1996 July 18, 2009 at 5:09 pm

      you don’t have to make families make sense literally as long as there is an adult/elder/young adult there can be as many babys/toddlers/children/teenagers as you want and if you’re in the game you can call the adoption agency and adopt. and the ring is just an accesory not a wedding ring!

  9. 38 Brittany July 17, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    When is Alice totally going to fall in love with Zed?

    • 39 Pantalones July 18, 2009 at 3:21 am

      like, omg, i totally don’t knooo!!!!

    • 40 playerchad757 July 18, 2009 at 3:27 am

      I used to think that they should fall in love, but then I remembered that Zedadias has the Childish trait. That could end up horribly for Alice, having an inappropriate father and an annoying boyfriend. But as I type this, I’m thinking Alice and Zed should date so her life gets worse!

  10. 41 KH July 17, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    Great post! Can’t wait til Monday!

  11. 42 Nara July 17, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    The girl in the last pic looks like another Alice. xD

    Yay for Alice’s niceness!πŸ˜€

  12. 45 zayzayem July 17, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    I hope its not an alcoholic drink … not the best coping strategy Alice.

    • 46 Pantalones July 18, 2009 at 3:23 am

      Don’t you see the moodlets, silly? They serve lemonade at the bars in sims 3! *cough* (Just like the “juice” in 2 that made everybody wobble and slurr)

  13. 48 TW July 17, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Actually in the Sims 3 there aren’t wedding rings, you can simply have rings on your ring finger, middle finger, etc.

    • 49 celara July 18, 2009 at 4:20 am

      Not exactly true, TW. I did not create my original character (Krystal Starr) in my story wearing jewelry of any kind. When she got married, a ring appeared on her hand.

      Jewelry can be added to a character for cosmetic reasons, but whether that ring Kev wears is from a prior relationship or something he bought in better days, or picked up out of a Cracker Jack box, we’ll never know unless Robin chooses to tell us.

      And, I hope he doesn’t…it’s more fun speculating about it.πŸ™‚

  14. 50 rogerdodger777 July 17, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    I’ve already shamelessly advertised my blog on this blog before… but if the author is ok with it I’d like to do it again.
    This blog has inspired me to make my own blog about the Sims 3. It is about sim who is coping with a mental disability and trying to find love in the strange sim world.
    the site is inhisownworld.wordpress.com
    I don’t want to take any people AWAY from this site because I think it is really brilliant, I would just like to suggest that if you need more blogs about the Sims because this one is now gone down to three times a week please check mine out, I would like to get a few more viewers.

    • 51 Krystal July 17, 2009 at 4:17 pm

      Hello, RogerDodger? =) I went to your website. It looks good. I will definitely be interested in that. Just – a little constructive criticism from a fellow writer. (I’m not a blogger, though, I’m an under-18 novelist.) A lot of people don’t want to read that much. (I do, but that’s just me. XD) I think it’s good that you made your first one that long, to explain. But the other ones don’t need to be that long. Do what you want though. Beautiful storyline, great writing, awesome screenshots. Keep writing. =)

      • 52 Kat July 18, 2009 at 6:11 pm

        I would just like to say to you Rodgerdodger that your website is great!…kind of deppressing…but still great!That being said as a 13 year old reader that only writes for school or if I am writing a play… But anyway good luck with your website and please don’t stop.

  15. 53 Rachel July 17, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    You take the most wonderful pictures for this blog. They are so close-up and really show the amazing expressions the Sims are able to make with the Sims 3. I love how its clear that you are letting Free Will take over a lot of the time, which makes this blog so interesting. It’s inspired me to not micro-manage my Sims so much, which is what I used to do. Please keep the blog going!

  16. 54 Marie July 17, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    I’m playing with my alice and kev and she’s in the med career and has built her house up quite nice until she married some guy, now she’s on her second baby. Kev died (I never played with him!)
    These blogs are 3 days a week now and shorter than ever! I love this blog but it’s starting to leave a lot out as opposed to what it did when it was daily… =(

  17. 55 Tsuki Sho July 17, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    That restraunt looks an awful like one of our local restraunts (I don’t know if it’s other cities/states as well) Gunther Toody’s. For those who don’t know, it’s a very 50’s and 60’s stylized diner, complete with music, hanging motorcycles and cars, pictures and advertisements, and big shiny red booths. It’s a lot of fun.

  18. 56 Nicole July 17, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Does Alice have a job?? That outfit looks like she may be in the Medical career?

    • 57 roBurky July 17, 2009 at 4:00 pm

      That isn’t Alice. You can see Alice in both of those shots in her normal clothes.

      • 58 Nicole July 17, 2009 at 9:45 pm

        oh sorry I just realized that Alice is walking through the diner doors.
        I am also wondering if you are going to get Alice a job?

    • 59 Samantha July 17, 2009 at 7:40 pm

      I thought it was alice at first too but then i found alice walking through the diner doors….maybe she has a cousin or something she didn’t know about, lol.

      • 60 selenalore July 17, 2009 at 10:06 pm

        Alice does have a job. She works at a grocery store I believe or some type of store. She got it to help her pass grades in high school.

  19. 61 Rodier1128 July 17, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    you should get a movie deal for this.

  20. 62 Jennifer July 17, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Is Alice wearing scrubs?

  21. 64 Katryna July 17, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Hmm, in the last picture, Kev is talking to someone who looks scarily like Alice while Alice escapes into the diner!

    Just thought it was interestingπŸ™‚

  22. 66 NikkiBee July 17, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    i luv the first picture with the moon behind the trees it’s very werewolf-ish. great job with the post btw =)

  23. 67 Nicole from way up there July 17, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    haha i think the lady in blue also stank maybe they should get together

    • 68 OneHappyAtheist July 17, 2009 at 6:31 pm

      Actually that’s just Alice’s stench trail. You can see it following her. One of my Sims was electrocuted yesterday and he had a smoke trail. The smoke one doesn’t show up as well as the green stink, but even so.

  24. 69 Hayley July 17, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Poor Alice

  25. 70 Westiedog12 July 17, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Alice take a shower! Oh and that girl kev’s flirting with? I think that might be anita or her twin? Poor girl:( And why does everyone think the lady in scrubs is alice?They don’t even look alike!

  26. 71 Wrex July 17, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    I love, love, love this. I just got a copy of Sims3 the other day, and I’ve been browsing the exchange, and someone in their page mentioned this.

    The creativity I’m finding is astonishing, but this is definitely the best thing I’ve seen yet.

    I can’t wait to see how it all turns out.

  27. 72 Westiedog12 July 17, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Oh I just realized. That anita girl looks like she has a unibrow in that picture. HaHaHa!

  28. 73 Monica July 17, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    How old is Kev now? He must be pretty close to his end. Hopefully he can make ammends with Alice before he dies. That would make for a great chapter. And then Alice can get on with her life. Great blog!

  29. 74 Alice and Kev Fan July 17, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    What kind of drink Alice?😦 Perhaps one to throw on Kev for being so ungrateful?

  30. 76 Jenn July 17, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Is it just me, or is the second last picture of Kev really creepy looking?

  31. 77 Kasey is Alice & Kev's BiggestFan!!!!!!! July 17, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Alice is being so nice to Kev but he is just too….stupid to realize he has the perfect daughter!

  32. 78 Anna July 17, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    So, um, I was inspired by RoBurky to create my own San-Francisco style homeless person, Wacko. Mostly a street person with recovering drug issues (or non-recovering). I feel like I’ve seen this personality, and interacted her, a million times. Ambitious, Klepto, Mooch, Schmoozy + Unlucky, with a desire to marry up. Anyways, comments welcome!

    http://friendfeed.com/banane/94b4876e/fwd-in-vein-of-alice-kev-who-incidentally-live

  33. 79 Miao July 17, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    The woman in the scrubs is Shirley Lin of the Lin sisters, in Riverview. She has a flower pinned to her hair. At first, I also thought she was Alice, but then noticed that her hair is black. She needed a shower, apparently, not unlike the heroine herselfπŸ˜€.

    This was a really touching post. I wish Alice good karma in spades.

  34. 80 Inviktus July 17, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    I think this has run its course..

    I wonder if Alice took Kev to the diner by herself or if that was the author pushing them. I was under the impression this was a mostly observational thing.

  35. 81 Kal July 17, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Its amazing to see how far Alice and Kev have come since the first posts of this blog… Wow! Great job!

  36. 82 Fiza July 17, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Why does kev have a ring on?

  37. 83 meezletoe July 17, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    NOOO ALICE!! ORDER A CHOCOLATE MILK!! XO SAY NO TO BOOZE!!! >:’O

  38. 85 Wrex July 17, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Also, I’m gonna download Alice and Kev. This is far too intriguing to resist.

  39. 86 Lyndse July 18, 2009 at 12:03 am

    Love that creepy look on his face.

  40. 87 katierose July 18, 2009 at 12:28 am

    Alice is soooooooooo sweet and such a good daughter eventhough Kev is not always the most deserving of her. there are a lot of “real people” that could take a lesson from Alice. Poor alice it looks as if shes stuck with Kev till he dies. I wonder if the game was made that way. i have yet to get sims 3
    Are they more resopnseable towards their babies. if so mabe they also take better care of their elderly as well. also it seeems that Kev’s insane trait became worse when he got older

  41. 88 Lescentive July 18, 2009 at 1:01 am

    no matter what situation i put kev in, he is such a bully and will abuse alice at any given moment if she is around and little kids who belong to other people. He is scared of ghosts, I constantly have my sim invite him to the graveyard at night just for fun.

    Since my sim is evil, she loves it.

  42. 89 Sayoni July 18, 2009 at 2:29 am

    this is really good.i wonder what trait she’ll get as an adult…

  43. 90 Charlotte July 18, 2009 at 2:34 am

    in the fourth pic u can see her funk trailin behind her.

  44. 91 katierose July 18, 2009 at 2:38 am

    Can you make Bi-polor sims Om sims 3? im just asking

  45. 92 Pantalones July 18, 2009 at 3:36 am

    I’ve been thinking about how this might go in the long run, and I know my sims at least tend to roll a lot of “life advancing” wishes sooner or later if I don’t supply them: get married, have kids, yada yada. But instead of Alice trying to find a long-term job or a family, she seems to be spinning her wheels. Is it that she’s not rolling these wants, or are you considering that “easy money,” RoBurky?

  46. 93 nikki July 18, 2009 at 4:06 am

    In the 5th panel, Is that Anita?

  47. 94 moe729 July 18, 2009 at 5:36 am

    roBurky,
    I love your blog and I can’t wait to see your “other projects”. You’ve inspired me to do my own blog about homeless sims…with an obvious twist. My blog is called “Homeless and Pregnant”. Episode 1 can be found on the site: http://homelessandpregnant.wordpress.com/ and the other 3 episodes (so far….much more ot come) can be found on the Sims 3 forum: http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/64897.page Please read it if you get the chance.πŸ˜€
    Thanks for the inspiration and the blog!
    -Moe729πŸ˜€

  48. 95 *Caitlin* July 18, 2009 at 5:38 am

    No you can’t make bi-polor sims. I was wondering if there was a way to start sims off as step-family when you are doing relationships on create-a-sim

  49. 96 Eryn July 18, 2009 at 5:48 am

    So…that last shot of the doppleganger Alice? I think we have finally found Alice’s mom. At least, that is what I’m gonna pretend is happening.
    And Kev is thinking “Oh crap alarms going off, this woman is NUTS!”
    And mom Alice is thinking “I can’t believe what I did in his car that night…”

  50. 97 pieere July 18, 2009 at 8:52 am

    Hey!

    awesome work dude!

    i wonder what the car and the red light strands for in their thought bubbles?

  51. 98 Asylum July 18, 2009 at 11:10 am

    This is so awesome. I just spent the last half an hour/45 minutes reading this whole story, instead of playing the actual Sims, and it was definately a well-made decision. I’m surprised you used to make each post so quickly, really.

    For what it’s worth, good workπŸ™‚ You’ve inspired me to try make my own story…

  52. 99 milly July 18, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    alice is soooooooooooooo kind

  53. 100 Tanru July 18, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    I had a real-world freakout the otherday – I passed a car – and in it was this old guy with a white beard wearing a beanie – he looked exactly like Kev!! I did a double-take! WEIRD!πŸ˜€

  54. 101 Brittney July 18, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    …Is Kev poking that Alice-lookalike’s boob?

  55. 103 Pabo9999 July 18, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    Brilliant Story!!

  56. 104 Tracy July 18, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    Is Kev married to that old lady still? Cause he has a ring on his left hand.
    This makes me wonder just how far I could push sims. Hmm.

    This story and some like it inspire me to actually post stories I make up for the sims.
    Good job by the way!

  57. 105 PlyPlay665 July 19, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Woot!

    I love this story so much! You have even talked me into making my own version of Alice, and Kev!

    You have great talents, and cannot wait to read more!

  58. 106 kerupuk July 19, 2009 at 3:19 am

    to robin:
    sorry if this has been asked before.
    i know that you try to play with minimal intervention to kev and alice, but maybe some of us like to know which action was done by you (Robin) or done automatically by the sims themselves.

    cause i’ve been playing sims 3 for several weeks now, my sims have never been invited by other sims or townies to a diner/ bistro

    LOL, poor me..

  59. 107 Keraniwolf July 19, 2009 at 3:43 am

    I don’t know if anyone has said this before, but there is a song that Alice and her life make me think of. Somebody to Love by… well, I can never remember who. Particularly (in this case more than some others)that line: “I try and I try and I try, and everybody wants to put me down! They say I’m going crazy…!” Yeah, that line pretty much sums up Alice’s attempts at doing good deeds. She’s so nice, but so, soooo unlucky. Poor Alice.

  60. 108 Kierstyn July 19, 2009 at 3:55 am

    god i hope Alice and zed end up together!!!

  61. 109 Reluctant Lover July 19, 2009 at 7:51 am

    This story has had me reluctantly following it for weeks now… It’s so touching! I want to just turn away, but I have to know what will happen next! >.<

    I REALLY hope Alice and Zed end up together!

  62. 110 sonjac July 19, 2009 at 9:53 am

    A fantastic story, a read it all yesterday night after a hint in a newspaper in Sweden.
    Thank you for sharing this with the rest of the world. I love the Sims3πŸ˜€
    Have a nice day! /S

  63. 111 Knives July 19, 2009 at 11:41 am

    I love how hilarious this is. Seeing Alice get abused and give away what little money she gets to charity is very lolworthy =D

  64. 112 Christina July 19, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Your story is so awesome, keep it upπŸ™‚

  65. 113 hellorissy July 19, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    I found your blog a few weeks ago and it’s greatπŸ™‚ There are two things I like about your blog: your story and the comments people leave. Your blog definitely makes for an interesting read!

  66. 114 Niki July 19, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    what is alice’s lifetime wish…..and why cant she join the buisness career its really easy to become a ceo

  67. 115 MegB July 19, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    I have been curious to know how much you guide the character, and how much Alice and Kev do on their own. I know I tried playing them for awhile, and at least for me, if you don’t tell them to go somewhere, they’ll just stay on their own home lot. Also I tend to micro-manage my Sims – can’t just let them go do whatever they want. I ended up having another character of mine invite Alice to move in with her to get her away from Kev. Next time I looked while playing that other character, he had a new baby – I don’t know with who.

    • 116 Apriil July 20, 2009 at 2:06 am

      I know the game needs to make babies so that the population keeps on track but it’s really annoying! I was switching around some households and in literally 3 minutes that I wasn’t playing my main family a random baby appeared who apparently has no mother. I wasn’t going to kill the kid but it wasn’t working with what I wanted to do so I had to send him to live with his grandparents. It was really annoying!

  68. 117 hughbeanie July 19, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    wow….in one picture it looks like the stink clouds are coming from the diner, not alice & kev!

  69. 120 April July 20, 2009 at 12:25 am

    I read the whole blog so far and it is really fascinating!

  70. 121 Kayla July 20, 2009 at 3:06 am

    This story is so great! Im addicted to it! And I’m writing one too if you want to check it out. And I was wondering if I could use Alice in my story so she could be the friend?
    Gosh I wish the updates came faster lol
    This story is really addicting!!

  71. 122 Sebastian July 20, 2009 at 3:28 am

    I’m stuck.

    I’ve been sitting here for an hour, reading.

    This blog is getting kinda big, the reason I’m here is because I read about it in one of Sweden’s bigest newspapers (SvD).

    Love this blog, and I love Alice! I hope that Zedidas (or what his name is) will marry her, and I hope that Ke will DIE!

  72. 123 Nina July 20, 2009 at 4:31 am

    Can’t you adjust the game settings so that households stay the same while you’re not playing them?

  73. 124 GuardianDemon July 20, 2009 at 7:49 am

    Well, at least she won’t have to be doing this for so long. (Until Kev dies of old age.) I wonder how that will go…

  74. 125 Astrid July 20, 2009 at 8:01 am

    Found this blog via a Swedish newspaper’s artivle (http://www.svd.se/kulturnoje/nyheter/artikel_3225223.svd) and it’s a fantastic story! Will definetly continue reading, and i hope for the best for poor Alice (hoping Z will continue to invite her in, so she has somewhere to stay, poor girl).

  75. 126 Pabo9999 July 20, 2009 at 8:52 am

    I um, was inspired to do a homeless story of my own if you want to check it out, I know its similar now but It WILL HAVE TWISTS LATER! I give roBurky credit for the Idea though, it says ‘inspired by Alice&Kev, by roBurky you can check it out if you like
    http://www.thesims3.com/contentDetail.html?contentId=57724
    http://www.thesims3.com/contentDetail.html?contentId=60423

  76. 127 Mikhail Boho July 22, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    There’s the other woman!!

    Gasp!!

    Kev, get rid of Shirley!!!!

  77. 128 Mr.burk July 22, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    omg shirley!

  78. 129 Mason July 22, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    i never noticed how detailed the inside of the restaurant is… 0.o

  79. 130 Benny August 4, 2009 at 3:40 am

    I couldn’t help noticing that people are mentioning Michael Jackson. This story kinda reminds me of M.J’s life for some reason; how he didn’t have a good childhood and everything. Maybe Alice will grow up to be great… She already is, because so many people love this storyπŸ˜€

  80. 131 cartoonfansparadise August 8, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    awww alice is so sweet!!

  81. 132 Kate January 11, 2010 at 1:38 am

    LOL, I love how Anita is like “Eww, get the **** away from me you weirdo!”

  82. 133 simslover June 10, 2010 at 5:49 am

    That girl looks like she’s punching herself in the face.πŸ˜€

  83. 134 djohnre December 19, 2010 at 8:25 am

    It still fascinates me that a homeless family can exist in Sims. I would’ve played this game a long time ago…LOL.

  84. 135 Xx SCARLET xX January 8, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    I want Alice to have a happy ending maybe marray Zeddis or someone ficher I want the best fr her

    By the way great storyπŸ˜€

  85. 136 twinklestar25 October 1, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    ALice stand up to your father he isn’t being nice!

  86. 137 Jake December 2, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Kev’s face at pic 5 OH GOD PRICELESS!


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