Hugs and Nemeses

Kev is now fed, clean, and not terribly tired. Therefore, he’s having a day in town.

He begins the morning by trying to make friends with Alice’s old schoolfriend Anita.

He isn’t very successful. She’s more shocked than impressed.

Anita’s mother gets involved but randomly tries to give him a hug. It’s at this point I recognise her as the woman that was also rather over-friendly to Kev in the library a while back.

After initially rejecting her, I think Kev realises that this woman might be his best chance at companionship. He tries to show her he has changed his mind.

The whole situation is a terrible tragedy. Both of them are desperate for physical affection, but it seems neither are willing unless they are the ones to initiate it.

Kev cheers himself up after his rejection by declaring the next person he sees to be his greatest nemesis.

But that doesn’t exactly go to plan either. Kev wasn’t expecting him to fight back quite so much.

Next: Shirley

103 Responses to “Hugs and Nemeses”


  1. 1 Chris July 20, 2009 at 9:33 am

    Excellent I can’t wait to see if old-man Kev still has enough fight in him to take the guy down!

    Really enjoying the story so far let us hope that Kev continues his crazy ways long into his old age and who knows he may find a women whose heart he can break in the end!

    p.s. you have spelled Nemesis as Nemeses in the title just thought you might want to update that!

    • 2 Louisa July 20, 2009 at 10:20 am

      “Nemeses” is the plural of “nemesis”, not a misspelling.

      • 3 meezletoe July 20, 2009 at 10:32 am

        I love math.๐Ÿ™‚
        Augh! Innappropriate Sims are so weird!! HUG EACH OTHER!! That way Kev can leave Alice aloooone. ><
        also, doomdoomdoom!!โ™ซ

      • 4 Rain July 20, 2009 at 6:21 pm

        Er am I going to regret asking but why is your picture an old lady in a bathtub meezletoe?!

      • 5 Brian. July 20, 2009 at 6:29 pm

        And why is he singing the doom song?

      • 6 Chris July 21, 2009 at 3:19 am

        Cheers, my dyslexia is strong today!

      • 7 meezletoe July 21, 2009 at 3:55 am

        ROFLOL
        My picture is an old lady in a bathtub?!
        Does it look like that?!

        Omigosh it does!!!๐Ÿ˜ฏ @_@

        It’s supposed to be a sim with her hand held to her mouth kinda, she was practicing her charisma skill and I tilted the camera to get a better angle. I think the background is the edge of her bed.

        See:

        &I’m singing the doom song because I thought it kinda looked like the overalls dude was about to clobber Kev!!๐Ÿ˜€

    • 8 Paige July 21, 2009 at 5:29 pm

      the guy with the black hair looks like a really fat version or adam lambert, If only he was wearing a leather jacket lol.

    • 9 Mouchas July 23, 2009 at 5:40 am

      Jussefix,
      LOL! President of the biker chics – you are a riot! I about feel out of my seat!

      Meezletoe,
      Thank you for clearing that up! I viewed the link you provided and now I see what the picture actually is. Thanks and the old lady in the tub still has me rolling – LOL!

  2. 11 lexigal July 20, 2009 at 9:35 am

    Hitting an old man. Tsk tsk.

    Great blog. Is this set in Riverview?

  3. 15 rogerdodger777 July 20, 2009 at 9:37 am

    poor kev.
    I actually really like kev, even though he’s mean.
    i’m sure he’s just misunderstood.
    he must be really old by now. Can you make sure he has a happy ending?

  4. 17 Knife maniac July 20, 2009 at 9:37 am

    Woah, is he trying to stab Kev?

  5. 18 LoTekK July 20, 2009 at 9:39 am

    Early entry!๐Ÿ™‚

    This completely cracked me up. I love Kev’s expression while he’s flashing Anita the “OK”. Definitely curious as to how the Kev/Anita’s mom relationship plays out. That has fantastic comedic potential.

  6. 19 Ray July 20, 2009 at 9:40 am

    haha… finally – Kev’s picked a fight with someone his own size.

  7. 21 Andrew July 20, 2009 at 9:51 am

    That second to last picture does highlight a lovely expression on Kev’s face.

  8. 22 Myles July 20, 2009 at 10:04 am

    So he went for the fat guy, cheap shot.๐Ÿ˜›

    Yeah, I love his expression in the last photo.

  9. 23 Danny July 20, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Won’t there ever be happiness in this story.๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Like maybe Alice buys a house.

    • 24 HAB July 20, 2009 at 7:11 pm

      that’d be cool, but it would ruin the purpose of the story. Y’know, if Alice gets a house, her homeless problems wll end and Kev will probably die the day after that- Alice+house=end of Alice and Kev. end of Alice and Kev=bad thing.

      • 25 smbb July 21, 2009 at 2:36 am

        well not really
        for example kev could move in with her and annoy the hell out of her or she could have problems with the house like she has the unlucky trait so she would probably set the house on fire/break a bunch of stuff

  10. 26 thereveille July 20, 2009 at 10:16 am

    Oh Kev. The drama ensues.

  11. 27 John July 20, 2009 at 10:43 am

    This story is amazing, keep up the good work!

  12. 28 Alice and Kev Fan July 20, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Hmm. My money is on the young guy. That look Kev game him was just begging for a beat down.

  13. 29 Pabo9999 July 20, 2009 at 11:06 am

    Brilliant! Kev has met his match!

  14. 30 milly July 20, 2009 at 11:11 am

    Nawwwww will Kev ever find a friend

  15. 31 Jackrabbit July 20, 2009 at 11:47 am

    Go! Give Kev a beat down!

  16. 34 Mr Gray Tiger July 20, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    It kinda looks like in the last picture his nemesis is trying to stab him with a knife!

    • 35 OneHappyAtheist July 20, 2009 at 6:23 pm

      Or more likely, with a wrench! Don’t often see Sims with knives (or at least I don’t), but I do see them playing with wrenches. Either way, if he jabs him with it, it’s likely to hurt.

  17. 36 GerandLer July 20, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    wow, kev. just give up trying to find someone who likes you back- IT WILL NEVER WORK OUT!

  18. 37 Dryad61 July 20, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    I have a trailer park in my Sunset Valley. Surely, Alice can afford an empty trailer on her earnings and she can start from there. At least she would have the privacy she longs for.

  19. 39 Alice Lover July 20, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    aaaww!!! Loving it!! Alice is really sweet.. why would you pay for Kev’s meal when he acts like that to her?!?! I think Alice and Z should fall in love, get married, have kids (Alice would be a great mother) and live happily ever after. You can tell if I was a sim my traits would deffo include Hopeless Romantic and Family Orientated! lol…
    I wish Kev would hurry up and die! I know it’s mean, but you gotta hate him!! Amazing storytelling though, well done!! I’m addicted. Keep going!
    I have made my own homeless family, but they all have mooch as a trait, so its really easy to keep them happy. I might try it with similar traits to Alice and Kev though, just to make it really interesting. Its really fun just leaving them and seeing what they do to stay alive, especially on high free will. Wow.. I’ve written a lot! I’ll leave you to it.
    Lisa x

  20. 40 Andi July 20, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Love this blog, I’ve been following the story all summer.

    Anyway, third picture, why does Kev have a ring? Is it just part of his outfit…or something he wants to hold on to?

    • 41 abi July 21, 2009 at 6:12 pm

      tons of people have wondered about it, but i guess roBurky wants to keep us guessing๐Ÿ™‚ i’m thinking it’s from a deceased wife, explaining Alice

      • 42 Andi July 22, 2009 at 3:51 am

        OOOOOOOOOoooooooohhh. makes sense i guess, although single parents can be created cant they? may be a glitch or something too.

  21. 43 Lobster July 20, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Kev looks like Sean Connery in the second to last pic.

    “Then the game is afoot, you rogue!”

  22. 44 Di July 20, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    I’m so impressed by Kev’s ever-changing facial expressions. They are so expressive! And Robin, you capture them so well! The second to last frame is my favorite — Kev’s face is priceless, and you can just hear the other man growling. This blog is fabulous, thank you for updating! I liked reading about how you make the blog–taking shots from many angles and piecing it together later. How long does it take you to make an entry like this?

  23. 45 Kheldul July 20, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Totally awesome. But Kev needs to be beat down. He’s had it coming a long time.

  24. 46 Kayla July 20, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    This story is so great! I started reading it a few weeks ago and now im addicted!๐Ÿ™‚
    I write stories too, could you check them out? And could I use Alice in my story to be one of the friends?
    This story is really great and I wish the updates came faster lol๐Ÿ™‚

  25. 47 rred823 July 20, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    I love this whole story! Kev is hilarious. Plus I love that it takes place in Riverview. I like the people in Riverview a lot better. That is where my legacy blog takes place.

  26. 48 Danni July 20, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Why does kev have a gold ring on!

  27. 49 Pantalones July 20, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Dude, a fat guy in a sweater and overalls with an emo hair cut…huh?? 0,0 Rofflesaur.

    Also, guys, WE DON’T CARE ABOUT HOW MUCH YOU WANT Z AND ALICE TO GET MARRIED!!! Sheesh…I’m tired of checking comments every day and getting “omg they should get married theyre suuuuuuch a cute couple and live happily ever after and then Kev can die! lol roflecopter I bet I’m the first one who thinks that.” yeah, we know, can we move on now?

  28. 51 Jussefix July 20, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    I truly, truly , TRULY hope somebody will kick the dirt out of Kev.

    He needs a good beating

  29. 52 MeBeDanni July 20, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    If you like Alice and kev, Then visit…

    http://samansthealien.wordpress.com/

    Thanks

    ( And btw I wish Kev could come to his senses…. but his insane so i suppose that will never happen XD)

  30. 53 LiteratiTempo July 20, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Poor Alice will have to take care of her beaten father next.

  31. 54 pabo9999 July 20, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Nice nice, Kev needs his butt kicked!

    (btw, you helped inspire me to do my own sim blog Here http://outtaluck.wordpress.com/
    I have only started today so I know its short
    anyway keep on writing!)

  32. 55 misterme July 20, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Love all of these! but i got one question… why is kev wearing a wedding ring?

  33. 57 Micsk8gr8 July 20, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    entries r getting longer! YAYYY

  34. 58 Miao July 20, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    That guy Kev’s trying to make his nemesis is named Daniel Wang (at least in my game), and he’s actually quite handsome when he’s slimmed-down and given a change of clothes.

    As much as I like the story, it’s nice to have an entry with few if any sad overtones. Kev is a hoot when he’s fed, clean, and in a good mood.

  35. 60 Trang July 20, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Kev reminds me of Homer Simpson. ;D

  36. 62 Roundblue July 20, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    I wonder how Yvette’s doing with Kev

    • 63 LadyAndreca July 20, 2009 at 9:54 pm

      I’m pretty sure they broke up after he tried to hit on Laurel in front of her and she laughed him out of the house when he proposed marriage…

  37. 64 Mike July 20, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    These screenshots are beautiful.

  38. 65 Allen July 20, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    The Sim in blue overalls is Adam Lambert.

  39. 66 Magnus July 20, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Hey man, really love your story so far, makes me wanna try a few social experiments myself.. just bought sims 3 a little while ago, haven’t had a chance to play much. really great screens and a great storyline to them. looking forward to seeing more from you!

  40. 67 usualroutine July 21, 2009 at 1:05 am

    Wait, Anita looks a lot older than Alice now! I know she’s a “young adult”, but about how old is Alice, numerically?

    • 68 Amber July 22, 2009 at 1:23 am

      Sims don’t have real ages, just general life spans. The young adult age usually makes sims to appear about 20-29, then they age into adults and get virturally no appearance changes, except for a few wrinkles.

  41. 69 Sciffy Circo July 21, 2009 at 2:42 am

    Bwahahahaha, I wanna guess what’s happening next. Kev hits on both Anita and her mother with the same disaster as the last time he hit on mother and child. The new nemesis comes to hunt down Kev at his home, and finds Alice there and is immediately attracted. Then the new nemesis and Zed have to fight it out with each other over Alice, and Kev, because he’s insane, tries to smooth everything out by giving everyone a hug. :O

  42. 70 westiedog12 July 21, 2009 at 3:18 am

    Ooo! I love that idea! It’s different than the other ideas. They’re really starting to wear on me. Kev needs to stop hugging people, IT’S NOT WORKING! Honestly would you hug someone if they insulted or came onto you first. Ughh!

    • 71 Sciffy Circo July 21, 2009 at 2:32 pm

      Kev: Hey everyone, let’s all hold hands and do a sing along! Can you feel the love tonight…?

      Kev: *gets rejected by everyone*

      Kev: Oh, I see, you’re not ready for that one. Let’s try a different song then! Why can’t we be friends? Why can’t we be friends?

      Kev: *gets rejected by everyone again*

      Kev: Fine, be that way you– *insults everyone* Your mother was a llama and your father was a science experiment!

      Alice: *thinks she should feed her dad again, because he talks less with food in his mouth*

      Kev (during dinner): Wow you’re a great kid, Alice, just like your mom. Speaking of mom, you could use a new mom. How about that hottie over there? I’ll go chat her up.

      Alice: *rolls her eyes and goes to the library to read some romance novels*

      Kev to hottie: If I said you had a beautiful body, would you hold it against me?

      Kev (a few moments later): I don’t get it! I showered this year! Why won’t people hug me? Oh, I know! It must be my extra baggage. I’m gonna go insult that girl now! This is all her fault!

  43. 73 westiedog12 July 21, 2009 at 3:22 am

    That OK sign he’s making? It’s F in sign language. I wonder…? And thumbs up stands for 10. I think he’s secretly cussing her out times ten! Ooo, BAD KEV!

  44. 74 Olly July 21, 2009 at 3:30 am

    The guy Kev has marked as his nemesis looks like the emo cousin of mario, luigi and wario.

  45. 76 Alisa July 21, 2009 at 3:36 am

    It just keeps getting better and better! I love the last two photos! Kev really cracks me up! Roburky, why don’t you upload some short videos of alice and kev sometime? I sure would love to see them in action!

  46. 77 Kayla July 21, 2009 at 4:12 am

    I don’t know if anyone has mentioned this yet, but Kev sort of looks like Bill Murray… and for some reason, that makes me enjoy this series even more.๐Ÿ˜€

  47. 79 x July 21, 2009 at 4:22 am

    I just read the whole blog, and I must say that I really LOVE it. Definatly going to follow it. Great job, Rob!

  48. 80 celara July 21, 2009 at 4:24 am

    Just curious, when did Kev get clean?

    I went back and looked at previous chapters. Kev went to bed at Zed’s house, reeking. Did he take a bath or shower while there?

    While I laugh at Kev’s attempts at “romance”, it actually saddens me to see he and Anita’s mother both in need of closeness, but neither willing to accept it from the other.

  49. 81 Marioninja1 July 21, 2009 at 6:11 am

    Man, I love this series, one of the most unique (if not the most unique) out there. Only recently started reading, though.

  50. 82 SoInnocent July 21, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Love this story. i hope alice has a happy ending. dont care about kev he should of been nicer to alice. i felt sorry for alice so i downloaded her then got kev to marry a nice rich person so alice can have a good life.

  51. 83 Zhahn Doe July 21, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Kev may have opened up the wrong can of Whoop A$$…

  52. 84 BoOnDoCkS July 21, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    I think that Kev should learn from his mistakes and try to become a better person….if he even can!?! And i think Alice should just forget about her rude father and focus on her realationship with Zedidias.

    XOXO BoOnDoCkS

  53. 85 Kylo July 21, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    that looks like my sim except the cloths

  54. 86 Hawkeye July 21, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    I love the story so far – I just went through the archives and read EVERYTHING. I think you have a style I haven’t seen a lot of in Simstories, and it’s fantastic. Can’t wait to read more!

  55. 87 kansine July 21, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    LOL, it’s so fun that he just declares a random bypasser his greatest nemesis๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„ It’s also a good twist in the story that the overfriendly woman was Anitas mother…

  56. 88 Emerson July 21, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    I would not want to live in this town.

    • 89 kansine July 22, 2009 at 12:22 am

      Why not? Because of Kev??๐Ÿ˜„

      • 90 Emerson July 22, 2009 at 1:19 pm

        I was going to say because one risks one’s life, or at least one’s good mood, just by going out onto the street. But I guess that really is just because of Kev. Public nuisance!

    • 91 Marioninja1 July 22, 2009 at 3:03 pm

      I’d live in this town, because I’m not afraid of an old man saying he’d be my nemesis (But I could live to regret that if I lived in that town, given Kev’s insanity)

  57. 92 Paige July 21, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Kev is still married!?!?!?! he was a wedding ring

    • 93 Ellie July 21, 2009 at 7:16 pm

      You don’t have to be married to have a ring. In sims 3 you have the option to put rings on and gloves and stuff like that.

      How old is Kev?? Well is there an actual age when sims have to die. Like in my game i’ve had some sims that last to be 105 days old and others only 95 (this is in normal sim age).
      There are so many variables it gets confusing.

      I love what you’ve done here though. I don’t like inappropriate sims as they always mess up the situation, but yours seem to get something good to happen, in a way.

      Looking forward to the next update.

  58. 94 Raine July 21, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    I must have spent over 2 hours reading what has come so far.. and now I have to wait for the updates. Can’t wait ’till Wednesday!

  59. 95 stefani. July 21, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    lol, i love kev and alice but it would be cool if you could make each update abit longer; but great job anyway!
    *

  60. 96 Keath July 22, 2009 at 3:30 am

    Seems like the creator is losing interesting in this project.

  61. 97 Lord dA jOsh July 22, 2009 at 4:47 am

    Bout time Kev tried to stand up to someone who’s NOT smaller then he is. Kick his ass!!!!

  62. 98 Dawn July 22, 2009 at 5:27 am

    i think this blogger is awesome! kev is a horrible, horrible sim, but alice is soooo sweet! imagine! having so little and still she regularly gives her money to charity! wow. if only there were real people more like her…
    but then i suppose then there would also be a@#h*$@s like kev then too.
    GODS! you just cant win!!!

  63. 99 katierose July 22, 2009 at 5:32 am

    Run Kev run
    Kev really need to learn some control over his feelings it only leads to trouble for Alice

  64. 100 diana July 22, 2009 at 7:02 am

    im starting to feel bad for kev. since alice really has her own life now i guess i see what kev really feels.

    i just hope he gets the same abuse he gave to alice.

  65. 101 milly July 22, 2009 at 7:16 am

    i was jking bout b4…..or was i?!?!

  66. 102 Alizza August 13, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Is it just me and my obsession with The Shining, or does the first picture remind anyone else of that one scen in the movie of The Shining where Jack is going crazy and he’s just like “Have you ever thought for a single second about MY responsibilities? Have you ever had a single moment’s thought about my responsibilities to my employers?!?” (It’s something like that.) Has anyone even seen that? IDK. It just reminds me of that.

  67. 103 Sam April 18, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Kev is freaking funny man…


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