Shirley

It’s the weekend. Alice had a wish to see Zedadias again, so she’s back at his house to stay for a few days. When she wakes up about midday, though, she finds Zedadias has another guest.

This is Shirley Lin, who seems like they might be a girlfriend of Zedadias’, or a potential one at least. They flirt while Alice watches TV.

Things sometimes seem a little awkward between them, though, as they both occasionally reject the others’ advances.

Shirley doesn’t appear to like Alice. Several times I see her make an unpleasant face at Alice, or make signs of disapproval while thinking about her.

Nevertheless, Zedadias invites her to stay the night. Alice nearly chokes on her peanut butter sandwich. These two events are entirely unrelated.

After the meal, Zedadias and Shirley cuddle on the couch while Alice is left to clean up.

Next: A sofa is still better than a bench

308 Responses to “Shirley”


  1. 1 Amy B July 22, 2009 at 10:36 am

    Rubbish!!! Get rid of her….

  2. 31 Samantha July 22, 2009 at 10:37 am

    well there goes the alice and zed plan. Since Alice doesn’t seem to be upset by the fact that there is another girl maybe she doesn’t like Zed or perhaps she doesn’t find her to be a threat in her pursuits…though shirley seems to find alice one.

  3. 39 Carys July 22, 2009 at 10:39 am

    Aww poor Alice!
    Keep up the great work!

  4. 40 pabo9999 July 22, 2009 at 10:42 am

    dun Dun DUUUUUUUUN

  5. 41 fingirl12 July 22, 2009 at 10:42 am

    (oooh! so exciting…)

    Something has to be done about this! Though it’s sad to see Alice having no reaction at all about what’s happening.

  6. 42 pabo9999 July 22, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Wait, isnt that the Alice look-alike?

  7. 45 Cannibalkid July 22, 2009 at 10:50 am

    quick get kev in. He’l know how to deal with her

  8. 51 Shell July 22, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Great post! Poor Alice though, Shirley should go somewhere and leave Alice & Zed to it, I agree with Cannibalkid – bring in Kev he’ll sort Shirley out🙂

  9. 53 Marie July 22, 2009 at 11:17 am

    LOVE RIVAL! :0

  10. 54 Catherine July 22, 2009 at 11:23 am

    Oh noes! Alice, do something!

  11. 55 Sam July 22, 2009 at 11:28 am

    I just love Alice’s face when she chokes on her sandwich. Damn girl, better start making your move!

  12. 56 Akaso July 22, 2009 at 11:30 am

    Dammit, Zed, I thought you were a bro.

  13. 57 Elfie July 22, 2009 at 11:34 am

    I don’t like this. I don’t like this girl. Buuuuuut I think Alice is relatively unaffected for good reason. She may not be sane or stable, but she’s shown some real smarts. She knows Shirley isn’t around for long.

  14. 60 Robi July 22, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Hi there! My first comment but I’ve been following the story all along. Love it!

    Maybe Alice should introduce Shirley to Kev and hope he scares her away! lol

  15. 61 neothoron July 22, 2009 at 11:46 am

    Isn’t that the girl that was standing near Kev in the last screenshot of “Thankless”?

  16. 64 Midare July 22, 2009 at 11:47 am

    Dude, Shirley looks downright demonic in that fourth picture. And Alice smiles at her! Brave, brave girl.

  17. 65 Invincigoth July 22, 2009 at 11:47 am

    Did she break the sink while cleaning?

  18. 67 EvilAlterEgo July 22, 2009 at 11:51 am

    Oh dear… I agree that Kev should be sent in, he’d have her out soon enough. Probably married to him instead😄
    It’s amazing how Sims 3 can play out like the best soap without any human intervention!

  19. 68 Caitlyn D July 22, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Is it only me or does this Shirley girl have a witch’s chin!
    Just look at the 2nd picture…She is plainly a witch who apparently likes wearing clothing that looks like she is a doctor of some sorts😀

  20. 71 LoTekK July 22, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Your comic timing is pretty impeccable, notably the sandwich bit. :p

  21. 72 EcLipsE1982 July 22, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Cat fight! Cat fight! Cat fight! LOL

  22. 74 Mikhail Boho July 22, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    I say we set the other girl on fire.🙂

    Call in a pyromaniac!

  23. 79 Sean July 22, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    Aww I think Alice might not be reacting to Shirley being with zed because she doesn’t think a girl like her could compete with Shirley. It’s sad😦

    • 80 kansine July 22, 2009 at 4:43 pm

      Or maybe she has never been intrested about Zeb in a romantic way? :O I think that she never has shown off any romantic intress…

      • 81 Neeneko July 22, 2009 at 9:38 pm

        This would probably be a good thing since they met while she was a minor, ne?

        This would actually speak pretty well of Zeb since it means he actually was being nice rather then “interested” in Alice.

  24. 82 Mea July 22, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    I’ve had to kick out a few girlfirends of my sims before, though for some reason no matter which sim it is in which game they’ve been dating this Erin chick… >.>

  25. 83 Alexis July 22, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    Shirley! That whore!

  26. 84 Sheva July 22, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    I recently found out that female sims (or males) that are close to who ever is being flirted with can receive a negative view of the person flirting if they’re in the conversation too. For example, a brother and sister sim ( let’s call them Bob and Mary) were talking, Bob’s co-worker Jill comes over and starts flirting with Bob. I’ve seen Mary get jealous and like Jill less.

  27. 87 emily July 22, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Alice got new clothes. That’s great. And I don’t see the smelliness coming off her like before.

  28. 88 Sarah July 22, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Aha, now you’re just teasing the shippers.

  29. 89 sis2sweet July 22, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Why do Sims choke on their food everytime they eat? Doesn’t matter how well it’s cooked, or whats going on around them, my Sims always choke.

    • 90 Camille July 22, 2009 at 3:47 pm

      My Sims usually only do it if they’re really hungry by the time they eat. It’s like they’re so hungry that they try to eat to fast, and that seems to be why they choke.

      • 91 kansine July 22, 2009 at 4:46 pm

        I too have noticed that they keep choking all the time… weird O_O (or maybe I just let my sims become too hungru every time?)

  30. 92 gothgirl101 July 22, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    KILL SHIRLEY! Or (like a few other people said) bring Kev in to fight her!

  31. 93 Lexi July 22, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Lol, wtf is alice watching in the 2nd pic??😄

  32. 94 Lunagal July 22, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    I thought Shirley was the UNflirty Lin sister.

  33. 97 dw July 22, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Although sad, I really like the story – you can’t help but feel for Alice – she’s either blind to feelings between her and Zed or, as Sean points out, Alice thinks she’s inferior to Shirley. Either way entirely appropriate to the story thus far.

  34. 98 Alex July 22, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Is it just me? Or do I foresee Kev intervening for Alice?

  35. 100 Lobster July 22, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Well Alice, you have three choices:

    1) Let someone else walk all over you, again, and give up one of the few good things in your life, again… or…

    2) Arrange a little “accident” for Shirley. Maybe look at the oven while she’s near it and use your powers of Grave Misfortune to cause it to set her on fire?

    3) Marry Zedadias! HURRY! HURRYYYY!!!

  36. 104 katierose July 22, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Dum Dum Duuuuuuuuuuummmm Uhoh i small trouble
    Quick Alice doo something dont let this hussie take your man

  37. 105 livvi July 22, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Well if things are awkward, no problem, right?

    . . . . Or maybe we were just wistfully thinking that Alice and Zedidas would be an item😦

    (Holy crap, that’s the chick Kev was talking to a few posts back. Everyone though she was Alice! Maybe Zed is confused and thought he was flirting with Alice? LoL)

  38. 107 Mr Gray Tiger July 22, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Get Kev in to beat the shiet out of the Alice-look-alike!

  39. 108 Ashley July 22, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    She needs to go. Zed is with Alice! (even if he doesn’t know :b)

  40. 109 Sciffy Circo July 22, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Zed will marry Shirley and let Alice move in as the new maid/ nanny! And “uncle” Kev will drive the babies insane!

  41. 110 kmfitzsimons July 22, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    This is my first comment…but, I just had to say…First, I ♥ this blog…Second, as happy as I am to see anyone give to charity…I’m glad to see Alice, decided to buy some new clothes instead of donating her earnings…Let’s just hope she finds a place of her own, before she finds ANYONE to marry…She needs to get her own life on track before she can think about love!!!
    ☺☻

  42. 113 Reelix July 22, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    “Nevertheless, Zedadias invites her to stay the night. Alice nearly chokes on her peanut butter sandwich. These two events are entirely unrelated.”

    R O F L !!!

  43. 115 Punkerbelle July 22, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Noooo!
    Where’s Kev at when you need him?

  44. 116 Nina July 22, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    Oh no! I hope he didn’t lead Alice on! Poor Alice! Kev needs to get in there to scare Shirley away!

  45. 117 Athena July 22, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    NOOO alice and zed belong together!

  46. 118 Parsnip July 22, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    I love how people just go insane over this Zed/Alice thing when the actual story contains *no romance between them at all*. You’re allowed to just be friends with people, guys! Maybe Alice isn’t upset over Zed having a love interest because she doesn’t fancy him! Or maybe she likes girls, or maybe she doesn’t have any interest in dating at all – would you, if the only man you knew growing up was a psycho jerk?

    It’s kind of scary, actually. She’s just turned young adult, so barely in her 20’s, and everyone’s trying to marry her off like a prized sow.

    • 119 OneHappyAtheist July 22, 2009 at 6:00 pm

      You’re so right about Zed/Alice, but it’s hard not to hope for some romance so that Alice can have a hopefully good life, one without having to technically share a household with her crazy father.

      As to the second part, about the “prized sow”, age doesn’t always mean a thing. Every person, and couple, are different. My husband and I have been together since high school, with the intent (fairly early on) to be married; we’re still going strong. We have friends whose relationship began when they were 13 and they’re still together (a couple of years younger than we are). So really…I can’t see anything wrong with Alice and Zed being married now, or hoping for it to happen. Ideally, Alice would work out her issues through counseling and become a stronger person before getting together with someone, but…

  47. 120 kappa in a handbag July 22, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Zed is pretty much a man-child anyway. I think Alice wouldn’t think of seducing him anyway because she’s just thankful that someone would let her stay over.

    Shirley looks like fun as an annoyance, though. I’d love to see her duke it out with Kev; whoever wins, we get to see somebody get taken down a peg or two. >D

  48. 121 CoRE July 22, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    How sure can you really be that the choking and the stayin over the night thing are unrelated?

  49. 123 Jose July 22, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Yay she didn’t broke the sink.

  50. 125 Amanda July 22, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    As gratifying as it would be to see Alice and Zed happily paired off, I get the feeling that they’re just friends. Then again, roBurky, you know you can force your Sims to do pretty much anything🙂

    In the fourth shot Shirley could be Alice’s evil doppelganger.

  51. 127 Laur July 22, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    I wonder who gets the spare bed.

  52. 128 Ari July 22, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Zedadias has a girlfriend? Shirley not!

    Sorry. It had to be done.😄

  53. 134 WHEEEEEEEe July 22, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    dUN dUN dUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ( O ~ O )
    (_____)

    /\ /\ /\
    ( It’s a monkey.)

  54. 138 Airini July 22, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Ah – oh dear

  55. 139 Camille July 22, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    I know you try not to interfere too much with their freewill, but have you had Alice ask Zed about his relationship status? Because that is one of the traits you can learn. lol. Probably would be good to know.

  56. 141 Teresa July 22, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    LOVE IT! Nothing like a love triangle to spice up this soap opera! Good job!

  57. 143 Will July 22, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    This is one of the best plot developments yet. A love triangle is the best spice to throw into a tragic tale like Alice’s. I would LOVE to see Kev’s reaction to her (no doubt he will try out his moves on the poor woman).

    I can’t wait to see how this effects where Alice ends up staying.

  58. 144 Mr.burk July 22, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Oh snap!!!!!!

    I smell i cat fight.
    and personly i think alice just wants a friend not a boy friend and that shriley is paronoid

  59. 145 Alice and Kev Fan July 22, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Oh Heck No!

    Time for the beat down Alice! Don’t forget to pull your hair back!😀 Better yet, call Kev! He’ll run her away!

  60. 146 Cherveny July 22, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Heh, maybe Alice is only destined to be Zeb’s maid.🙂

  61. 148 runsula July 22, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    I think the new girl is a way of Zed saying I guess Alice isn’t going to make a move so I will move on to someone eles. even if I don’t really get along with her… and alice is asking why doesn’t he like me????

  62. 149 KRandell July 22, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Actually, I’m really relieved Shirley’s joined the scene. The last thing Alice needs is to go straight from a sh*tty homelife into a live-in relationship.

    She needs to be self-sufficient, and shouldn’t think a prince charming will rescue her.

    • 150 kmfitzsimons July 23, 2009 at 5:38 pm

      Hear, Hear! I totally agree:) That’s what I was trying to say…then others got sooo fixiated on the new clothes thing…

  63. 151 DrewC July 22, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    I think Zedadias is played by roburky.😛

    Anyway, Zed doesn’t look comfortable flirting with the Shirley girl. Take off those glasses, and you could see the whole face contorted in a grimace. Anyway, I’m not sure if Shirley is the unflirty Lin sister, if she is, the fact that she tries to flirt with Zed says their relationship is very high, but not maxxed out since she still rejects it.

    Alice has such an adorable face. Moreover a nice girl. Zed is nuts for not noticing her. But maybe he’s too old for her? Maybe he’s close to seniority?

    This blog makes me think too much. But hey, zee brain could use some exercise.😛

  64. 152 Chenchan July 22, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Oh jeez, I think I see a cat fight coming…

  65. 153 pKp July 22, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Awkward situation is awkward.

    Great story so far, can’t wait for more :p

  66. 154 Gilthwixt July 22, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Three’s company too?

  67. 155 JayBee July 22, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Alice needs to put the moves on Zed!

  68. 156 playerchad757 July 22, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    I think Shirley should DIE!!!! I was playing with Grim Reaper and with him I realized that Shirley is the worst ever girlfriend ever, especially for Zedadias! She hates jokes and Zedadias is a childish sim! They would make a horrible couple. P.S. Zed should marry either Alice or Kev.

  69. 158 Katherine July 22, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    Aw! Alice finally found a genuine friend, then that…GIRL came. Get rid of her. In the nicest (NOT!) way possible! Be cruel, and then have Zedadias propose to Alice infront of her!

  70. 159 Kat July 22, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Is it just me or does shirley look like Kristen stewert from Twilight?

  71. 161 Amy July 22, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    NOOOOOO!!!!!!!
    Zed knows better than to screw that *****!!!!!!!!
    Leave her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That craphead is only being mean to Alice cuz she knows Alice is better than her!!!

  72. 164 Katie July 22, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Guys, the reason Alice isn’t jealous is because Zed isn’t a declared love interest. She would have to confess her attraction for him to have that happen.

    Though Sims don’t get jealous from my experience–just experience negative social interactions with the other person.

  73. 165 deCarabas July 22, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    First: Alice isn’t wearing new clothes, those are just her underclothes. Check other pics, that T-shirt is simply what she wears under her blue jacket.

    Second: I don’t play Sims 3 (yet…). Is it possible for the sims to keep friends whith whom they are not romantically involved even after they’re married (to somebody else, that is)? I’ve never seen any signs that Alice & Zed were other than Just Friends.

    Third: Is polyamory an option within the game? That is to say, can a person have multiple partners, without keeping it a secret?

    • 166 Sims3 July 22, 2009 at 6:30 pm

      Well they can have multiple partners but if you tell the other sim they would probably break up with them. And yes you can keep friends that they arent romantically involved with.

    • 167 Sciffy Circo July 24, 2009 at 3:27 am

      I heard there was a hack/ mod for Sims 2 for polyamory. I never downloaded it, so I couldn’t tell you how it worked, exactly. I’d love to find one for Sims 3. It would make the game more realistic for many people I know.

  74. 168 -Lulu- July 22, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Awww, i hoped alice and z would be together!

    Alice is way prettier than shirley, i see why shirley has a
    problem with alice being around.

    lol, look at me, talking about them if they were real people!!

    love the blog, keep it up!

  75. 169 Cassidy July 22, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    It would be great if Kev appeared to intervene… if he wasnt being beaten to a pulp by the overweight emo dude in overalls as we speak…. bad timing Kev, bad timing….

    DEATH TO THIS SHIRLEY PERSON >=[

  76. 171 Sims3 July 22, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    I want to a cat fight! Get Alice over there and flirt with him! Cat fight cat fight!

  77. 172 Maddi July 22, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    No!! Poor Alice. I hope this means there will be some dramatic soap opera story thing (haha) or there’s just a much better guy out there for her somewhere.

  78. 175 Pantalones July 22, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Roburky, I was just curious. Has Alice rolled any wishes to, or has autonomously tried to make any flirty advances towards anyone at all? Because my experience says the only time a sim hasn’t this far late in their life is that they’re unflirty. But even then, I think most my unflirty sims have at least rolled a want for a first kiss, or to have a baby or something sooner or later.

  79. 176 yi July 22, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Oh NO she didn’t! Out with Shirley! (Love the new development! Tension is good!)

    I never commented before but I had to here!

    And yay she bathed😀

  80. 177 Emogirl July 22, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    when did Alice change her clothes? And Shirley looks exactly like Alice so if Zed likes Shirley because if her looks then he is a pretty stupid guy 😛

  81. 178 Colette July 22, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Second to last panel.
    Alice’s face.

    I like this new plot development. Would’ve been too easy for Alice to just move in with Zedidias. Hope Shirley becomes a major character and doesn’t go the way of the girl who helped Alice with her homework…

  82. 179 Maddi July 22, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    I tried out Alice & kev; kevin found love but then he found out she had commitment issues. He got her pregnant!

  83. 182 Sims 3 Fan July 22, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    OMG!!!! Why the hell did he choose the Alice look-a-like to be his girlfriend?!!!!!

  84. 183 Aaron July 22, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Looks like Alice had a shower at least.

  85. 184 Koumamo July 22, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    oh don’t be so cruel…get rid of shirley and let alice have some love😀

  86. 185 Maddi July 22, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Isnt that sad

  87. 186 Leebeloola July 22, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    hah! Love the pic of alice choking!

  88. 187 Melissa July 22, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Poor Alice!!! Argh! That Shirley just had to mess things up!

  89. 188 Chris July 22, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    So glad to see this story developing again. This Shirley thing is going to be interesting, even if Alice and Zed are just going to be friends.

    By the way, this is already your most commented on post roburky. This thing just keeps getting more and more popular!

  90. 189 anita_bonghit July 22, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    in my game…

    i got her knocked up…and then her sister too.

    WHILE she was in the room. HAHA.

    her voice is annoying too!

  91. 190 BobDob July 22, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Alice doesn’t deserve Zed. Go go Shirley!

    I do hope Alice sticks around to clean up after them, though. Zed doesn’t deserve a messy house.

  92. 191 panther July 22, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    DIE SHIRLEY! lol jk jk

    Although I may have to do something to her in Riverview now that I know she’s a man stealer…

  93. 192 ashleighcooks July 22, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    You know, I’m thinking, Alice should just move in with Zed. She’s already there all the time. And then she should make sure Shirley never moves in…

  94. 193 Miao July 22, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Interesting development. I wonder if this will be a one-time fling or something deeper.

    Wow…why so much venom toward Shirley Lin? Alice and Zed are friends, and nothing more. Zed has every right to find another woman; it’s not like the fabric of the universe would be torn apart if Alice falls in love with someone other than Zed.

  95. 194 Macamoo July 22, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Ya know… I actually used to love Shirley Lin, and got her to fall in love with that lonely doctor…. but now! Grr!!!! Okay, calm down… phew. Nearly broke my laptop… >.<

  96. 195 Brian July 22, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    My Founder in my Legacy almost had to settle for Shirley Lin… A Hopelessly Romantic Unflirty Sim?

    Not to mention, her voice is beyond annoying.

  97. 196 Becca July 22, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    So Alice has a bout of jealousy, whips out an AK 47, and goes to town on Shirley? Think about it.

  98. 197 LiteratiTempo July 22, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Maybe this will make Alice realize she has feelings for Z. She has never really shown any interest before. Staying over and cooking isn’t the same as flirting. She should’ve at least asked the Sim if he was single.

  99. 198 Soul July 22, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Zed, you fool! The perfect girl is right there and you’re messing around with SHIRLEY?? tsk, tsk…😛

  100. 199 L-3X July 22, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Even if Zed and Shirley are partners in the game it will be quite hard for it to actually work, the reason being that two of Shirley’s traits are Hopeless Romantic and Unflirty, which makes her amorous one minute but rejecting the other party’s advances the next. It makes it VERY frustrating when trying to win her over.

    Anyways, it won’t be the end of the world if Zed isn’t into Alice. Heck, Alice might bag some hunk like Dean, who lives in the firehouse, or Caspian the artist. The possibilities are endless🙂

    • 200 suckmykiss July 23, 2009 at 4:42 am

      ooooh. These possibilities sound better than Zed!!

      Btw, pretty sure Shirley= tool to stop us all from asking about when alice and zed are going to finally hook up. Genius plan.

  101. 201 Richelle July 22, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    OK….
    I have been following this blog for a while and absolutely love it. Crazy that I would invest in Sims characters. But I have LOL. Dude seriously I know why you are doing this thing with Shirley. Nice plot twist but I really hope you decide to get Zeb and Alice together!! There, I said it. LOVE what you are doing here!

  102. 202 Steph July 22, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Aw poor Alice! Stupid Shirley!

    Alice + Zed=❤

  103. 203 fae July 22, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    time for a threesome and Alice’s initiation to sex

  104. 204 kev4ever July 22, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Has anyone seen The Little Mermaid?

    • 205 Mason July 22, 2009 at 10:59 pm

      wtf? ya why?

      • 206 kev4ever July 23, 2009 at 2:57 am

        Doesn’t this new chick kind of remind you of when what’s-her-name tries to sabotage the deal with The Little Mermaid? Zedadias is kind of like that dude from that movie, too. Kev’s very regal too, like he should be the King of the Ocean or whatever is all I’m saying. Whatever.

    • 207 piccchickknits July 24, 2009 at 11:52 pm

      I get this! Zed is Prince Eric, Shirley is Vanessa, and Alice is Ariel! Kinda fits.

  105. 208 Mason July 22, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    did he ask alice or shirley to stay?

  106. 209 Zomgz July 22, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    I hope Shirley gets electrocuted…ALICE LET HER DO HER OWN DAMN DISHES D<

  107. 210 sam July 22, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    i think you should have alice and zedadia get married !(:
    then have little babys !

  108. 211 Spacejens July 22, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Really interesting plot development. I am seriously considering getting Sims3 if I ever get a Windows PC again, just for the possibility to mess around with random people’s lives. Previously, I have mostly played strategy games, so that would be a rather big step. If I do order Sims at some point, I will make sure to do it through your link!

    Great work, keep it up!

  109. 212 Sayoni July 22, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    maybe alice will be their nanny/maid…or just a roomie

  110. 213 HAB July 22, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    Shirley is ruining Alice’s future!
    Off with her head!
    (sorry. big fan of medieval trivia.)

  111. 214 Asuka81 July 22, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    I found this a couple weeks ago and I’ve loved ever since i check to see whats happening on the days your updating. This is really good story. I hope that Alice ends up with Zedadias.

  112. 215 hyion July 22, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    I hate waiting for updates every week! The posts are so short I just want to know what happens next!

    Maybe I’ll just stop checking for a few months, wait for the rest of the story to play out, and then come back and read it all in one go.

    But who am I kidding – I can’t wait that long!

  113. 216 Shadownova July 22, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    How old is Zedadias?

  114. 217 Em July 22, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    erm excuse me shirley, but i belive my girl alice has first dibs on zed here, so if you could just move on… i thank you very much

    it breaks my heart to see her cleaning up after him when he is flirting with another girl!

    also, the peanut butter sandwich choking thing nearly killed me – fantasic writing

  115. 218 Code July 23, 2009 at 12:07 am

    I couldn’t care less about Z until now. Perhaps Zed isn’t such a bore after all.

  116. 219 Lambda July 23, 2009 at 12:26 am

    She should punch her face!

  117. 220 Lea July 23, 2009 at 12:44 am

    I just read this entire blog straight through from beginning to end, completely spellbound. Crazy great idea.

  118. 221 RoBurkyfan July 23, 2009 at 12:54 am

    I’m loving your blog, found it a few weeks ago and was stuck! Can’t wait for the next chapter!

  119. 222 Azar July 23, 2009 at 1:25 am

    Stay the night? Its like, what, 3PM? (look outside)

  120. 223 Charlotte July 23, 2009 at 1:33 am

    KILL IT WITH FIRE

  121. 224 HAB July 23, 2009 at 1:57 am

    I thin it was a grilled cheese…

  122. 225 Dolphin_girl_24 July 23, 2009 at 2:04 am

    Poor Poor Alice. How could Zed do this to her. I was really hoping they would live Happily Ever After!

  123. 226 Sara July 23, 2009 at 2:38 am

    I don’t think Zed should be blamed about anything… Alice just got into his life and they’re good friends. But it doesnt mean that he’s never gonna see that Shirley doesnt match him at all… And Alice does ^^ They could be happy together! – without Kev for sure… >>>> sorry about my english, i speak portuguese actually =P

    • 227 Kate from Tacoma July 23, 2009 at 4:26 am

      Actually your English is really good! I wouldn’t have noticed if you hadn’t mentioned it. And your spelling is better than most people on message boards!🙂

  124. 228 Rebecca July 23, 2009 at 2:39 am

    I love that picture of her choking.😛 Great stuff.

  125. 229 Sara July 23, 2009 at 2:42 am

    I was just thinking that Alice is still a teen… Thats why she’s not jealous…😛

  126. 230 GaiasEyes July 23, 2009 at 3:00 am

    But Alice is a good sim, even if she realizes she’s in love with Zed she wouldn’t make a move that would undermine Zed and Shirley’s relationship and her and Zed’s friendship. I love Zed for being so kind to Alice, but Alice can do better. There has to be someone out there who is more compatible!

  127. 231 Kat July 23, 2009 at 3:17 am

    I think that if Alice and zed didn’t “like” each other more that friends Robin wouldn’t introduce this Shirley charecter…

  128. 232 Payton July 23, 2009 at 3:29 am

    It’s obvious that Alice likes Zed. And this new character just adds on to the excitement! I can’t wait to see what happens next!

    And did Robin ever tell what Alice’s 5 trait is?

  129. 235 Andi July 23, 2009 at 4:05 am

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OUTRAGE!!!!!!!
    i do not like this shirley.
    but i’m hooked now more than ever!😀

  130. 236 Andrew July 23, 2009 at 4:24 am

    And the plot thickens! hahaha.

  131. 237 Lizard July 23, 2009 at 4:44 am

    Wait, guys — Shirley’s got a wedding ring on. I think Alice has a shot after all!

  132. 238 eme July 23, 2009 at 5:03 am

    NOOOOOOOOU!!!
    you just had to find another way to hook me even more.
    you clever author, you.

  133. 239 Tierney July 23, 2009 at 5:47 am

    Have we mentioned we don’t like Shirley?

    Love how the story is going so far!

  134. 240 nyrrat July 23, 2009 at 6:22 am

    I like the last picture with those bubbles🙂

  135. 241 thumbelina July 23, 2009 at 8:48 am

    Damn Shirley. It figures. Poor unlucky Alice… If she won’t feel bad for herself, I’ll feel bad for her! *Sob*

  136. 242 Korilian July 23, 2009 at 8:50 am

    Well Zed hooking up with Alice would have been kind of skeevy anyway, since they’ve known each other since she was a teenager and he was…. not.

  137. 243 Dame Stjernelys July 23, 2009 at 9:08 am

    Shirley isn’t good enough for Zed; she needs to be kicked to the curb so Zeb and Alice can hook up!

  138. 244 John Smith July 23, 2009 at 10:35 am

    ha ha ha Alice + Shirley

  139. 245 Dragon Summoner July 23, 2009 at 10:50 am

    I believe that Zedidas treats Alice like a kid sister, so it is unlikely that they would get married. Also Can’t wait to see how kev deals with the fat plumber dude (hmmm, if it was red then it would be a bit like mario- possibly he will try to jump on kev’s head?)

  140. 247 sim_jp July 23, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    I love how you made it so that her choking with food is related to him inviting Shirley to stay for the night.😉

  141. 248 Mr Gray Tiger July 23, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    Omg, I just noticed… Shirley is married!
    What a whore!

  142. 249 stefani. July 23, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    i bet alice goes and donates all her money to charity next, which actually is starting to piss me off.

  143. 250 Phoebe July 23, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Zed almost treats Alice like a kid sister because he helped raise her. He should help her out and let her move in with him. Alice should join the police department and marry her partner:)

  144. 251 laurenfofauren July 23, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Shirley IS married! what a hoebag! get rid of her, Alice!

  145. 253 plumbob lover July 23, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Ha Ha! It sounds as though Alice chocked on her sandwhich in shock when Zed said that she could stay over. My Sims do that (and scream at random times) a lot. It’s kind of random. And seriosly, that charity thing is getting a litle on my nerves. She is probably donating to this blog! Lol! Shirley is such a hag. Married! Whoa! Ha ha! I love the blog! Keep up the good work! I call this “The War of the Women!”

  146. 254 Charity July 23, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Kev should meet Shirley, definitely….

  147. 255 Karin July 23, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Nasty. He asks a girl to stay the night, while he’s flirting with another one.

    Zed’s a playerr!

  148. 256 The person July 23, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    when I downloaded these 2 I made Kev go out with shirly as the lived just across the road from each other, then one day Alice came home from school and whilst Kev was napping shirley was eating everything that Kev had borrowed from people and set on the park table. BTW where does Zed live

  149. 257 Rexisphere July 23, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    This is so great. I want more!

  150. 258 EAL July 23, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Greetings to the new brunette?

    (Hey, somebody had to say it.)

  151. 259 OH NO July 23, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    omfg I was looking forward to them getting together )))))):

    ctrl+shift+c
    moveobjects on
    DELETE -____-

    Debug Mode
    Rodney’s death creator
    Die by ANYTHING.

  152. 260 Amanda July 23, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    awww no
    it would ruin the plot to let him b with shirley
    hes gotta end up with alice of course =]

  153. 261 Erica July 23, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Just wanted to say I hope Kev comes over and gets all “mean spirited” on Shirley for a few minutes…or hours…or whatever. Not only will it give poor Alice a break from her crazy dad, but it will fulfill my need to punish Shirley. That’s right, I need to punish that sim. Don’t know why, lol. She’s gotta go!

  154. 262 Isabelle July 23, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    I just hope that all you crazed fans don’t get mad if she doesn’t end up with Zed lol

  155. 263 Lord dA jOsh July 23, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Wow…

    ALOT of people want Shirley dead….

    And it WON’T ruin the plot of he ends up with Shirley!!! Did you people end up with the FIRST GUY that you could have ever potentially been with??!
    This ISN’T a love novel, it’s a story about 2 simulated characters in a very advanced simulated world. It’s fun to observe their reactions WITHOUT interference, to see how it all plays out. If he deleted Shirley, or MAKES her leave so Alice ends up with Zed, whats to stop him from deleting Kev, or ANYONE that would get in Alices way?
    Why doesn’t he just delete the old couple and move Alice in there?
    BECAUSE IT WOULDN’T BE FUN IF HE MANIPULATED THE STORY TO MAKE IT TURN OUT THE WAY WE WANT IT TO!! THIS ISN’T A CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE STORY😉😛

    SO! With that having been said, please, let us know how it turns out. Cause i’m curious how a rivalry between women over 1 man in this game is going to play out. It would be cool if EITHER of them ended up with Zed.

  156. 265 Lord dA jOsh July 23, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    I guess what i’m trying to say is….It doesn’t matter WHO gets Zed, it’s the contest that’s interesting.😉

  157. 266 Flare July 23, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Shirley’s chin really is something else.

  158. 267 morasue July 23, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    Tribute to the Sims 3 blog. A story of two brothers. One with dreams. The other with talent. http://tinyurl.com/m3c7af

  159. 268 Rain July 23, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    DEATH TO SHIRLEY!

    don’t get me wrong I have nothing against her but I think I like Alice+Zed better I mean Shirley+Zed doesn’t sound like a logical mathmatical problem….

  160. 269 Rain July 23, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    wait, Shirley and Alice look alike right?? maybe their sisters!

  161. 270 nomiches July 24, 2009 at 12:15 am

    I am obsessed with this story. Keep up the good work!

  162. 271 saintliteral July 24, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Nobody messes with Alice’s Zed!! Kill Shirley!!! Accidents happen, you know.

  163. 272 Team Alice July 24, 2009 at 1:03 am

    Iam Team Alice! I don’t think anyone is Team Shirley. Are you? Ugh… i JUST though they were so perfect…

  164. 273 Lescentive July 24, 2009 at 2:05 am

    I don’t condone violence, lol but yes, shirley needs to die off..

  165. 274 Inga July 24, 2009 at 2:20 am

    Why does Shirley have a large moth in her hair?

  166. 275 Owen July 24, 2009 at 3:09 am

    there should be an online dating thingy in sims 3 so if alice doesn’t get zeb she has a plan b

  167. 276 Maia July 24, 2009 at 3:52 am

    Shirley’s married, guys… look at her left hand😉

  168. 277 Kasey Is Alice & Kev's Biggest Fan! July 24, 2009 at 3:58 am

    That made me cry. You might think Z is to childlike for Alice, but you have to remember, she never had a childhood. Z might be good to her. He could unleash her inner child and let her be herself. Not the quiet girl she has to act like to get Kev away from her. Z might be the best for her. Alice doesn’t need a mature, boring, sitck-in-the-mud. She needs a playful, sweet, funny-guy like Z!!

  169. 278 nicollecrayola July 24, 2009 at 4:22 am

    NOOO !!! I DNT WANT HERRR THEREEE!! I WANT ALICE TO BE W. HIM. SHIRLEY HAS TO GO ! )))’:

  170. 279 Apriil July 24, 2009 at 4:27 am

    I laughed out loud at the invited over/ peanut butter sandwich thing haha.

    Pooor Alice😦

  171. 280 ShroomyBear July 24, 2009 at 6:43 am

    OMG. AGHHH.
    I love how two completely unrelated events happened- PERFECT for the screenshot.

  172. 281 Alex July 24, 2009 at 7:06 am

    Shirley + Zed = SYNTAX ERROR

    Alice + Zed = HAPPY ENDING

  173. 282 pabo9999 July 24, 2009 at 8:51 am

    The way things are going, it seems like the right thing is Alice&Zed, I know I sound like a crazed fan for saying that, but its true. I also feel that Shirley can go die

    Lol, I’ll find her in my game and torture her😉

    BTW, I just realised, A-Z

  174. 283 thumbelina July 24, 2009 at 9:29 am

    Damn. Zed might be a two-timer… but he’s still sexy.

  175. 284 CHap July 24, 2009 at 9:50 am

    I just realized something.. Kevin’s an elder and Alice is an adult..Kevin’s gonna die soon D:

  176. 285 Joel July 24, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Nooooooooooooooooo Get rid of Shirley, I want her to be happy!!

  177. 286 Kate from Tacoma July 25, 2009 at 2:26 am

    Oooh Twist!

  178. 287 figmo July 25, 2009 at 3:21 am

    Hey! You left us hanging with Kev and whoever that was he provoked. Where did that go?

  179. 288 Danielle July 25, 2009 at 4:22 am

    That’s funny, because in my game Zed and Shirley are also together (I have other plans, though). I don’t really like her since she lacks any sense of humor.

  180. 289 Raine July 25, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    I don’t like her.

  181. 290 Chira_Errin July 26, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    ………….okay that is just a sick twist of fate when 2 soulmates are being torn apart by a sleezy married two-timing little…….Kevin….When you get back to that house, I’m going to hand you a chainsaw and wish you luck…DEATH TO SHIRLEY!!!!!

  182. 291 Shannon July 27, 2009 at 4:03 am

    Alice needs to break out the Kev genetics and kick Shirley’s butt to the curb!

  183. 293 penny July 27, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    lol i love shirley’s chin she’s a witch i know get some water pour the water on her and she’ll melt😄. by the way i love the part where alice chokes on the bread.

  184. 294 Azalea_Sway July 29, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    Yey!! Drama!! Can’t wait for more. Bwahahaha!!

  185. 295 specialface August 6, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    is there going to be any more updates or has this been stoppped mid story! just out of curiouslty so i know if to keep checking back or not….🙂

  186. 296 cartoonfansparadise August 8, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    stupid shirley…. haha i like the choking-on-sandwich-face

  187. 297 freshlikeaziplock August 29, 2009 at 1:15 am

    Hate Shirley, you need to delete her. Zed belongs with Alice!

  188. 298 Tia Maria October 2, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    I don’t care who she is that Shirley has got to go! Zed is the one for Alice! Shirley you’re going down!!

  189. 299 A-chana October 6, 2009 at 12:25 am

    Man, look at all the Die For Our Ship. It’s like the LoZ fandom all over again, but without fish girls. I actually feel sorry for Shirley thanks to all this, so isn’t the hate counter-productive in a way?

    (A comment directly related to the story itself will be saved for the finale.)

  190. 300 Carson November 21, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Ohmigosh! Poor Alice! I don`t even like Shirley anymore. Not that I`ve ever, but still!

  191. 301 Paul Bloem January 29, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Wow great story… already reading a whole hour of this on work (shh)

  192. 302 Elaina Zahaylou Sparks February 7, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Haha I love the fifth pic😀

  193. 303 douxdel April 8, 2010 at 12:14 am

    Ooo…I HATE Shirley! She’s an unpleasant little coward. Don’t let that hussy steal the best thing in Alice’s life!! T-T

  194. 304 utfcyjk June 10, 2010 at 5:56 am

    Notice the little happy-bunnies on the TV🙂

  195. 305 djohnre December 19, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Am I the first to suggest a menage-a-twoi?

  196. 307 vic February 12, 2011 at 10:12 am

    this current situation reminds me of the little mermaid, in terms of hair colors, anyways, they are similiar😄

  197. 308 dittes December 31, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    this story is so good, and the writing, too. been re-installing Sims 3 with new EPs, and reading this literally for hours! gripping!


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