A sofa is still better than a bench

That evening, Zedadias finally puts all of that practice in front of the mirror to use.

His masterful silly faces would seem to have successfully impressed her.

But then someone says or does the wrong thing, and the mood is lost. Shirley goes to sleep in the spare bed, and Zedadias retreats to his own room.

Which means Alice is left with the sofa.

Next: Kev and Rhoda

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380 Responses to “A sofa is still better than a bench”

  1. 1 Anna Kristina July 24, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    Poor Alice ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    • 2 ... July 24, 2009 at 10:37 pm

      “Poor Alice” is said so much it’s almost meaningless. And I can only say, “poor Alice”.

      • 3 Senny July 24, 2009 at 11:31 pm

        Whyyy, Alice, Why can you not be ruthless and cruel to those whom harm you? We admire you so and you still amaze us with the way you act, and tolerate things.
        You are, Dear Alice, in truth, a figure in a game, but are hitting the community of humans hard with this- making us realize you are better than us, better than how we act, how we speak, and how we tolerate things. You are kinder than us, and are still just a figure in a game.
        Poor Alice, for you are not real, you are not here, but if you were, could you still teach us? Could we still learn like we learn now? Poor Alice, for you had to be created to teach us- you have to suffer to teach us. And ever how we try, we cannot end your suffering, it grows, and we learn more of how pitiful we are, how cruel we can be, and how our society is not as it once was.
        We come back time and time to see you suffer, so you may teach us, Alice. Dear, sweet Alice. Poor, suffering Alice. Teach us to live, Alice, Teach us to be kind, Alice, and most of all, Teach us to be like you, Alice, Tolerant, Alice. Will you please?

      • 4 sims3 lover!! July 27, 2009 at 2:29 pm

        When did shirley even come to Zed’s life? i mean one day alice comes over to his house and some person she never seen before! How could zed and shirley have a relationship so fast?

        i feel so bad for Alice poor girl!

    • 6 Casey MO July 25, 2009 at 4:19 am

      lol I think that the person who makes these should do more than this little segment every few days… I think it should be 2 pages instead of one.. its annoying to wait..

      • 7 Katryna July 25, 2009 at 6:40 pm

        =/ People have real lives that they need to take care of. It’s not all about you, ya know.

      • 8 krepthin July 26, 2009 at 5:04 am

        Geez, you’re lucky he’s doing this blog at all. Stop the complaining and say “Thank you.”

      • 9 katiegirl1996 July 26, 2009 at 3:27 pm

        yea , i kinda agree why is roburky skipping days randomly? it’s confusing! ๐Ÿ˜›

      • 10 Kendra July 26, 2009 at 9:13 pm

        Okay, I do not understnad why these posts have gone so downhill? Robin if your tired of doing this then just push the end button now. It’s senseless to just do it 3 times a week and write let me count…

        5 sentences.


        This started off so great, and now it’s jsut getting crushed by laziness and neglect.

        P.S Alice and Kev are sims, wow, shocker. You guys really need to stop getting so involved, I read this every now and then when my WoW server is down, and some of the spin offs are better than this.


        Devishly Good Comment –

        Kendra. ๐Ÿ˜€

        ((Adorarose – Farstriders – US))

      • 11 Carlzilla July 27, 2009 at 2:19 am

        Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, it was noted by the author in the fist comment of the Independence post.


      • 12 kansine July 27, 2009 at 1:15 pm

        I’d like to read more than this too, even now I’m very impatient to see the next update XD But ’cause I’m writing a story myself I know that it takes much more time than one could imagine to even make a little segment… For now I’m luckily on holiday so I have a lot of time, though ^_^

      • 13 alora July 28, 2009 at 6:17 am

        haha i know right! i get so mad i usually wait a while but i still come back and theres like two story thingys i hate it i want him to write more often because this story is awesome but gosh its annoying to wait.

      • 14 Sara July 30, 2009 at 10:49 pm

        Yeah, I don’t think that they should tend to their personal lives, either. In fact, they should skip preparing meals and bring twinkies to the computer so they can always play This Sims 3 and we can be satisfied with updates! (Note sarcasm).

        Seriously, get over it. And really, it’s annoying to wait? It’s probably annoying for this person to get comments telling them that they don’t spend enough of their time satisfying people they don’t even know.

      • 15 Johnny Boy August 11, 2009 at 8:52 pm

        i get where hes comin from, we all would like to see all of it. its just an opinion

  2. 16 Zoe July 24, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    Find a Alice I nice man she deserves one Zed can have shirley Alice deserves someone better

  3. 27 stuart July 24, 2009 at 12:08 pm


  4. 28 Amber July 24, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Well, it’s better than a bench. But that’s better than Kev…

  5. 29 Shira Amit July 24, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    too bad I really wanted them to be together!!!

  6. 41 Shira Amit July 24, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    Wait what is going on with Kev?

    • 45 narahiel July 24, 2009 at 7:25 pm


      It’s possible that Robin is taking many events and many things and putting them into ‘days’. It’s quite possible that Alice has done some of these things different days than what is put together in the blog.

      Though, I do think aging is probably off. xD

      • 46 AndrewBot88 July 24, 2009 at 8:05 pm

        It can’t be off, Alice grew into YA and Kev into elder remember?

      • 47 suckmykiss July 24, 2009 at 8:06 pm

        haha. Thank you! That makes sense! =]

      • 48 leechbites July 25, 2009 at 3:26 am

        aging used to be on but now turned off, most likely at least.

        zed is going to realize someday he is perfect for alice, and they will live happily ever after…. right after kev dies and is buried next to the ghost lady he talked to that one time

      • 49 fleshjenn July 25, 2009 at 4:43 pm

        maybe they have the timeline set some where between norm and epic. it would still let people age but give more time for the game.

      • 50 Billy R July 27, 2009 at 2:31 pm

        There’s such a thing as pause. each post doesn’t have to be the next day. could be in the same day. Take into consideration the last 2 posts. All the same day.

        Aging has to be on. It hasn’t been long enough for Kev to die. Still have a few days to go.

        Am I right? I hope I’m right… Kev don’t make me out to be a fool!

      • 51 kalika July 27, 2009 at 8:09 pm

        I don’t think aging’s off..
        roBurky could’ve just played very little “days” (in game) but just has a lot of events going on.. I mean each post is about what, 1 day??
        Plus, I remember a family that I had the “elder” person passed away after 1 child had TWO birthday & all 3 other ppl had birthday.. they live for quite a bit..

  7. 52 Avoyamanda July 24, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    I hope Kev does something horrible to Shirley! Hehehe!

  8. 53 Mea July 24, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    I find it silly that people should say just because Zed hasn’t come around yet that he doesn’t “deserve” alice. He’s still been the nicest person to her in… let’s see.. the whole Sim World?

    If he doesn’t see the relationship that way that doesn’t make him a BAD guy unworthy of any pining and longing, it just makes him.. well.. blind.

    • 54 DesireeDestruction July 24, 2009 at 12:33 pm

      Well said. ((: It sometimes takes time for a guy to realize he has something good. Who knows? Maybe Alice will give up on Zed’s friendship, seeing he’s distracted, and then go away, and THEN he’ll realize what he’s lost? (OMG this is so real life. DX)
      I’m a sucker for sims. :3

      • 55 Macamoo July 24, 2009 at 5:40 pm

        I just find it funny that we’re having all these arguments over a game! Hahaha… I’m not saying that I don’t feel differently about other people’s views on this, I mean, I once threw my laptop on the floor because my sim wouldn’t say yes to a guy who proposed 5 times! Oh, wait! That sims was Alice! Oh my god! Hahaha… what a coincidink!

      • 56 Apriil July 24, 2009 at 11:14 pm

        You know, he’s a lot older than her. Wasn’t he an adult when she was a child? Or did he come into the picture when she was a teen? If it’s the former then perhaps them not getting together is for the best O_O

    • 57 sld48gem July 24, 2009 at 1:20 pm

      He’s not been the only nice person to her, there was that lady who helped her with her homework, he’s just the only one who stayed a part of the story. Althought I do agree, just because he hasn’t chosen to be with Alice doesn’t make him a bad guy, and the whole situation with Shirley hasn’t upset Alice any so why should it upset us? Shirley however has made it quite clear she doesn’t approve of Alice hanging around with Zed, first she was completely rude to her and now she’s taking the spare bed so that she’s forced to the couch…too bad Alice didn’t take the spot next to Zed in his bed and make that plan back fire on her (would of loved to see that).

      Alice still has other options, if Zed doesn’t see how great a girl she is (or she doesn’t desire him at all that way) its not the end of the world.

    • 60 Cute Bruiser July 24, 2009 at 3:13 pm

      I find it silly that people are so obsessed with these two getting together in the first place.

      • 61 katiegirl1996 July 24, 2009 at 4:10 pm

        why? we’re just discussing what we think will come of the blog! :I what’s wrong about that?

    • 62 Maddi July 24, 2009 at 4:42 pm

      I agree.

      And on the subject of blindness.. He does wear glasses. ๐Ÿ˜›

      • 63 suckmykiss July 24, 2009 at 6:30 pm

        hahaha. I was thinking that about the glasses too! They’re shaded so we would never know! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • 64 lolguy July 24, 2009 at 9:01 pm

      What about the possibility that he’s not blind, but that people can just have and enjoy what IS in a relationship, without having to make it into one of a very few archetypes of accepted ‘marital status’.

      Why can’t Alice just live with Zed and cook him dinner and not be his girlfriend? Is that really so hard to deal with, especially given her upbringing? Or is it more that we’re obsessed with Alice “ending up” with someone stable, rather than having a stable life of her own (because that would be too scary to contemplate)?

      • 65 GerandLer July 24, 2009 at 9:44 pm

        Why is it so bad to think that they could end up together????? Zed is the only guy alice’s age that we know of, she’s not going to live forever, she should get on with her life!

        also, what is alice & kev’s last name?

      • 66 Kansine July 24, 2009 at 9:47 pm

        Or maybe we’re just impatient to see something totally new (and big) happening in Alices life, like a relationship for instance XD

      • 67 suckmykiss July 24, 2009 at 10:42 pm

        I really don’t care if Alice and Zed get together or not. I just thought it was a funny joke. =P

      • 68 Doodles July 25, 2009 at 1:23 am

        I totally agree, nobody can deal with two people of the opposite sex living together without sleeping with each other.

      • 69 Rhea Ewing July 25, 2009 at 10:30 am

        Well said, I agree. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 70 celara July 25, 2009 at 7:06 am

      Maybe that’s why he wears the glasses…. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • 71 annielambert July 25, 2009 at 8:50 am

      I agree. Plus, he’s probably an adult, and even if they did form a relationship, he’d end up an elder before she’s an adult (that’s how it works out most of the time when I try to pair my sims up with NPC’s).

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    • 72 Lorraine July 27, 2009 at 7:58 pm

      Yeah, I agree with that. Also, before Shirley came along, I was kind of thinking Zeb might be gay. I know a bunch of people were hoping for Zebidias and Alice to get together, but did anyone else think he might be gay before we met Shirley?

  9. 73 hilyer July 24, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Poor Alice. She needs to find a better man, anyway!

  10. 74 DesireeDestruction July 24, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    I agree.. o_O Where’s Kev? D: He should have barged in by now unexpectedly! ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. 75 Mr Gray Tiger July 24, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    Damn you Zed!
    We need Kev to kick Shirley’s ass!

    • 76 Heroface July 24, 2009 at 1:10 pm

      What we REALLY need is for alice to open up a can all over shirley (has anyone noticed they kind of look alike?) and win back her man.

      Also now the updates are spaced ouyt more surely we could get some longer entries.. for example the above is about 10 minutes playing time.. nobody plays the sims for only 10 minutes

      good work all the same… I hope this continues into a legacy in which we will all be follwing alice’s grandkids every move one day

  12. 77 kansine July 24, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    It was really funny to explain Zeb’s playing with the mirror as practising for this moment XD

  13. 78 Box July 24, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Is it important to note that every time I’ve seen Alice sleep (bench, Zed’s spare bed, etc.), it’s been in her usual clothes? In that last picture of her sleeping on the couch, she seems to be wearing pajamas of some sort. Does this mean she’s actually sleeping “correctly” or is it just a fluke?

    • 79 Heroface July 24, 2009 at 1:12 pm

      Probably just means she planned to sleep in a bed, got changed then got beaten to it… you can’t sleep ‘properly’ on anything but a bed.. she’s napping… (but LOOK she doesn’t smell!)

  14. 80 Lunagal July 24, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    I don’t think Alice could handle a romantic relationship. She barely has enough to survive.

  15. 81 semen stains July 24, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    anyone else noticed the recent comments bit on the side of the page. Makes for amusing sentences combined with the name of this post. No? Just me?

    (Sorry for bringing the tone down)

  16. 87 SixDays July 24, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    IMO Shirley looks like a retarded version of Alice and is butt ugly.

  17. 90 nicollecrayola July 24, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    but…but…zed + alice… zedalice… i mean come on ! i even had a cool hollywood couple name mix for them ! ):

  18. 93 Amarett July 24, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Sucks to be the third wheel.

  19. 94 Team Alice July 24, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Perhaps Alice will find another true love, but Zed will always be there for her. I think he loves her, just in a non-romantic way.

  20. 95 NikkiBee July 24, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    yah i think they will remain friends, and alice will find someone amazing!! (or someone with more than two beds)

  21. 96 Team Alice July 24, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Also, Alice has been seen in her pjs before. In “Childish”, when she first meets Zed.

  22. 97 Pearl July 24, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    I think Robin is thriving on all the comments we’re giving him. xD

    Also, are you still playing the Bin Divers, or are you playing Zed now? o.O

  23. 98 Brytni July 24, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    shirley sucks i think alice and her shoud fight and shirley should get her ass kicked, cuz thats alice’s territory

  24. 99 Jango July 24, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Aww man, poor Judy.

    But still, I want to see what Kev is doing with his Mortal Enemy now.

  25. 103 neon July 24, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    why the hell are alice and that other chick BOTH sleeping at his place!

  26. 105 darkdirk July 24, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    I reckon Alice needs a friend more than a lover at the moment. If this was real, and Zed and Alice suddenly became an item, we would all be saying how he’s taking advantage of her vulnerability.

    I’m a social worker and have worked a lot with homeless young people. Escaping homelessness by hooking up with the first guy who shows interest almost always ends up making things worse, not better, for homeless young women.

  27. 108 pabo9999 July 24, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    OMG plot Twist!!!

  28. 109 Alex July 24, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    I hope Zed hates Shirley more now that she’s rejected his kiss

  29. 110 Kinnakeet July 24, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    What an amazing phenomenon… people (including myself) feeling emotionally connected to characters who are, technically speaking, nothing more than “zeroes and ones” (meaning they’re digitally generated). Time was, folks connected with characters in television series or in books (prior to that, serialized newspaper tales a la Dickens–in the 1850s hundreds of people would wait at the docks for delivery of the latest Dickens newspaper serial). Now, we have a plot line which is largely computer generated, although admittedly with roBurky’s masterful touch in bringing dimension to these characters. This may well represent the beginnings of a whole new genre of entertainment.

    Imagine decades from now… we’ll all have our own little programs for generating story lines with characters of our own choosing (or not) with which we will engage emotionally, since scripted drama is all but gone from broadcast media. I realize this already exists in the Sims world, but I can foresee this becoming much more sophisticated than it is now. And we’ll be able to watch the dramas unfold at whatever pace we choose. Perhaps all those writers who’ve been rendered jobless by reality TV will find new challenges in scripting cyberdramas.

    Meanwhile, I’m still hooked and can’t wait for the next installment. I root for Alice in spite of myself. And I give big kudos to roBurky for creating this engrossing little experiment.

  30. 111 Jussefix July 24, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    GO ZED!! You are my hero!!

    Play well your cards and you can get both girls in a threesome!!!

  31. 113 Mario July 24, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    hold on…why doesn’t she smell anymore, I guess she showered. Awesome.

    (weird to be so excited that a character got clean, but that green aura kinda grosses me out)

  32. 114 Terra July 24, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Wow. I’m fairly certain this is my first comment, but I just had to say that I was one of the many, many people on the Alice x Zed ship. However, it appears that this may not work out, and I’m just here to say that that is 100% okay. Very rarely do my Sims end up with the first possible romantic connection. Actually, one of my Sims ran through about eight possible lovers before hooking up with her current one [who I am hoping to have her marry and then kill off >:D]

    Actually, I placed Alice in my game as an NPC kid and anm working on having her be best friends with my main character’s adpoted son. For now, it’s working out very cutely. One last question, though. Is Zed in the game or a created character? I don’t believe we’ve ever had this explained. ^^

    • 115 CHap July 28, 2009 at 12:40 am

      I think on the download pagee it has him, it’s the author’s brother’s character I believe.

      I was going crazy trying to find him in my game for awhile haha xD

  33. 116 pabo9999 July 24, 2009 at 3:46 pm


    Please check it out, I have advertised before, but as long as roBurky doesn’t mind, I shall do it again ๐Ÿ˜€

    haha, A interesting development, the plot thickens!!

  34. 117 Erica July 24, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Robin, I’ve tried your experiment with my own game, but felt so bad for the girl (mine’s name is Brie) that I promised if she and her father got a job, they could have a house. And so when they did and they didn’t get fired, I got them a house. I couldn’t bear to watch them turn stinky. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  35. 119 MoraSue July 24, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    I have a blog that also tells a Sims 3 story. Thanks to the inspiration of Alice and Kev. Its about two brothers. One with Dreams. The other with talent. http://kiplanandjeremy.blogspot.com/2009/07/no-waffles-today.html

  36. 120 Sarahwhohasnosims3boohoo July 24, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    alice needs a rich man who is kind. (you should look for a mod that takes away the weird green stinky.

  37. 121 Kheldul July 24, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Maybe Kev will come in drunk and mistake Shirley for Alice. Then hilarity will ensue. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  38. 122 bloodycyc July 24, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    I’m for Alice + Zed too.

    I don’t know if roBurky has decided or even like them as a couple, but it makes for so much more drama (aka entertainment and suspense) if they go through hardship before coming together =D

  39. 123 Krystle July 24, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    if you notice the moves zed put on shirley didnt work so theres still hope.

  40. 124 Ashley July 24, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    I think Kev needs to insult Shirley so she’ll leave. And i’m not just saying that so maybe Alice and Zed can be together. Shirley is mean to Alice. SHE MUST BE DESTROYED!

    • 125 leechbites July 25, 2009 at 3:36 am

      haha,, if youre thinking destroy… maybe kev has really wanted to murder alice since ever and he mistakes shirley for her when he goes to do the deed >.<
      (actually i hope kev doesnt murder anyone, being unliked is just in his nature, not his fault)
      but, really he should mistake shirley fer alice and have a shouting match and shirley will run away scared when, right after yelling at her, kev tries to kiss her. XDDDDD

  41. 126 Jenny July 24, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    I’ve been following this blog from the start, and I have to say first and foremost how much I love the development of the characters. You have inspired me to get the game as well!

    However, I think most of your readers would be behind me in saying that we wish the blogs would be longer now that they’re updated less frequently. The writing is stellar, the plot line is fabulously constructed, and the screen shots are some of the best I’ve ever seen. We understand that you are very busy with other things in your life, but it seems lately that this blog is becoming shorter and shorter.

    Fellow readers, any comments on the new, shorter blogs? Thoughts?

    Thanks so much, and keep up the great writing!

    • 127 roBurky July 24, 2009 at 5:18 pm

      The entries have always been short. Any perception of them shortening is just down to people reading the new material one page at a time instead of clicking through lots of pages in one sitting as they will have done when first discovering the blog.

      I won’t be changing the format of the individual entries part way through.

      I could get rid of the schedule, and just very (very) occasionally throw up a bunch of pages at once whenever I have the inspiration and time to do so. But I think that would introduce unwanted difficulties for returning readers to view new entries in sequence.

      • 128 Meredith July 24, 2009 at 6:20 pm

        Please don’t get rid of the schedule! That make me frustrated and annoyed because i would wake and be like ALICE AND KEV TIME!!! YAY!!!! But then i would get to the blog and there would be none and i would say NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! And be sad for the rest of the day.

        (I do wake on Mon,Wed and Fri looking forward to reading it but i don’t run threw out my house yelling it, theres alway someone sleeping.)

      • 129 Dan July 24, 2009 at 8:09 pm

        Personally I think the format is perfect, it usually leaves a fair bit up to the readers imagination, giving just the right amount of information.

        I enjoy the blog immensely, gives me a chuckle while plugging away in my cubicle! Super job, keep up the good work mate!

        Dan (LA)

      • 130 Jenny July 25, 2009 at 12:32 am

        Okay thanks so much for explaining, it’s true that we are reading one page at a time now ๐Ÿ™‚

        Please don’t get rid of the schedule, it really is nice to know when a blog is coming up.

        Thank you for reading my comment and responding.

      • 131 Serena July 26, 2009 at 3:06 am

        I don’t know that the commenter meant “short” as in the length of the blog post. Personally, I find that the blog posts cover less and less each time. This one was only a few minutes in Alice’s life (two people made faces at each other and then everyone went to bed). The story line, since a story is what you’ve made it to be, is dragging out too slowly and now that people have to wait for an update every other day it seems that the posts are… well… lacking.

        I get that you’re busy with other things. I get that you have a life and want to live it, and have changed the way you update the blog. I get it, I really do. The thing is that when you lose interest in a project it doesn’t mean that the people you’ve involved in that project lose interest as well. You can tell by the amount of comments you receive here that you’re a fantastic writer/story teller with a hell of a concept going on – something unique and witty and fun. Can you blame folks for wanting what you used to provide before you made the change?

  42. 132 starsarahs July 24, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    I think Alice should go and find a new guy who can offer her more than a sofa. There must be some more hot seems out there for her…..?

  43. 133 Morgiie July 24, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    You Tell Him! xD

  44. 134 Lord dA jOsh July 24, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    The amazing part to me, is seemingly no matter what happens in the story…the FIRST comment is usually

    Poor Alice…

  45. 136 Macamoo July 24, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    I love the fact that whilst Shirley and Zed are flirting Alice is reading a romantic book! ๐Ÿ˜€

  46. 137 Chris July 24, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    I don’t know if a relationship with Zed is out of the picture. Roburky seems to be creating a lot of sympathy for Alice in this situation…

  47. 138 Isabelle July 24, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    This is set in Riverview right? Soooo what if she falls in love with Don Lothario?! O_O PLOT TWIST! lol

  48. 139 katierose July 24, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    get the little homewrecker alice get her dont let her steal your man

  49. 140 Marina July 24, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    I downloaded Alice, Kev, and Zed and got zed and Alice married!

  50. 141 Meredith July 24, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    Wheres Miss.Crumplebottom when you need her? Alice goes to the park with Zed and Shirly they start fliting then BAM! They get hit with a purse!

    Im talking about sims 2 crumplebottom

  51. 144 crunchy frog July 24, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Zed obviously has a “type.” Do you ever think that some peripheral character would become interesting enough to start following? Like a sit-com spin off…

  52. 145 Steph July 24, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Wow…Alice is still a virgin and has never been kissed. She’s like in her twenties. She needs a man pronto!

  53. 146 kev July 24, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    what I
    how dare she
    I finly find a computer an wha do i see she is making my daughter feel bad


  54. 147 Maxine July 24, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Awww. Poor Alice. I downloaded this family and my outcome has been extreamly different…. In my story when Alice was a teen her father had a break down and told her why he disliked her so much. It seems as he was once so in love with her mother. But during delivery she passed away. And he’d been blaming Alice every since he first saw her. So He decided that he wanted to change. So after intensive threopy and getting to know his daughter he changed. He’s a family-oriented, neurotic, insane,natural cook who’s a hard worker. Alice also has a rich boyfriend who wants to marry her when they became young adults. On Alice’s birthday he proposed… He asked her to move in as well as Kevin. They are doing much better… Did I mention that Kev is now over emotional as well. He has this times when he thinks about how he treated Alice that he breaks down and cries…..

  55. 148 CK July 24, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Hey, just wanted to pop in and say that I really like this story, and have been reading for a while. Longtime reader, first time commenter, yada yada. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Anyway, I’m definitely in a minority here, but I actually think Shirley and Zed are cute together. I think Alice’s and Zed’s relationship works better as platonic, anyway. He’s a really nice guy, but I just don’t see it. Alice needs someone a little more mature, but he makes a really great friend, even if that’s all he’s destined to be.

  56. 149 Eric July 24, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Maybe Zed should take off those sunglasses and take a good look at Alice…

  57. 151 Bitch July 24, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    You need to make these posts longer. You’re beginning to bore people!

  58. 153 Dan July 24, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Has anyone seen Kev and Shirley at the same time? I think that’s going to be the plot twist: KEV IS SHIRLEY.

    • 154 Anonymous Reader July 24, 2009 at 7:53 pm

      OMG. If that happened then … wow … who would ever think that Kev is Shirley. Then he just plans to ruin Alice lovelife and I don’t know what he wants to do about Zed. Gah! I’m dying for the next update, poor Alice D=

    • 156 Mr Gray Tiger July 24, 2009 at 8:23 pm

      Actually, she is the Alice-look-alike in the post where Alice tried to befriend Kev by taking him to a BBQ place (or whatever it was)
      So sadly, that’s where your bubble burst.

    • 157 meezletoe July 27, 2009 at 5:17 am

      I just had a flashback. I’m 7 years old watching Ursula turn into Vanessa in The Little Mermaid.

  59. 158 Stephen July 24, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    where does she get her clothes, i wonder..

  60. 159 angela July 24, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Alright alright – I have been inspired by this blog to buy Sims.
    I won an Ebay auction for Sims 3 Collector’s edition last night for $21.

    As soon as it gets here – Alice & Kev are getting downloaded ๐Ÿ™‚ I fear I may need to take time off of work for this. LOL

  61. 160 Mark July 24, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    That $21 second hand disc will be lame without a registered, activated account on the Sims website.

    You may not be able to download…

  62. 163 Sara July 24, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    lol Shirley and Alice looked the same so I almost got them mixed up. I think this is what should happen. Either Kev is with Shirley or Anitas mom and Alice is with Zedadias.

  63. 164 Danilo July 24, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Hey, I’ve just found this website, and I had to read all the episodes ’cause they were full of emotion and humour. I can’t wait until Friday; anyway Robin, you can tell that now you have at least one Hungarian reader. ๐Ÿ™‚

  64. 165 tyloXD July 24, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    Uh? Where is this going?
    I’ve been following this for a while now and I agree that this story is fantastic, but this last post and some others just… I don’t know?
    Are you trying to pro-long the story?
    And shouldn’t kev be dead by now? haha
    That sounds morbid.

  65. 166 Manda July 24, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    So I guess when Alice is asked whether she prefers boxers or briefs, she replies, “Both.”
    Nice undies, kid. Freakin boxer-briefs.
    She needs to stand up for herself and stop being such a doormat.

  66. 167 LiteratiTempo July 24, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    I again point out she never expressed an interest in , and even if he was a YA when she was a teen that still makes her atleast 7 days older than her. 7 days sim time is quite a bit. Heartbreak before romance perhaps. I miss Sims2 Mrs. Crumplebottom, I’m sure she could’ve stopped quite a few relationships in my new game.

  67. 168 Anon July 24, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Is it me or do Alice and Shirley look really similar…?

  68. 171 Logan July 25, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Just checking in to say how much I love this blog. It made me spend my birthday money and go buy the game myself, and I’m so glad I did!


  69. 172 Holly July 25, 2009 at 3:05 am

    Poor girl! She must feel crushed hey Robursky why don’t you let alice get back at Zedidas?

  70. 173 Samayra July 25, 2009 at 3:25 am

    D: awww, Alice


    you could of did something, just something before SHE ever showed up.
    One of those days when you were well fed, rested and was clean, and you were staying over Zed’s house, you could of made your move!


    would have never showed up because Zed wouldn’t have been looking because you made your move before ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Maybe you can (dare i say it) steal him from her, as you can see the mood seems to mess up at times.
    Step in when she isn’t there! You have known him longer then HER!

    As Nike says: JUST DO IT.

  71. 174 Amy July 25, 2009 at 3:40 am

    To roBurky:

    could you tell me the traits of Zedadias, Alice, and Kev??
    My computer wouldn’t download them, so I would like the traits so I could create them myself. Also, if possible, if you have any tips on recreating their looks and shape, please list that, too.

    Thank you!!

    What is Zedadias’ PROBLEM??? He loves Alice! He just doesnt realize it yet…sigh…Alice, do something about this!! Kick her out! Get Zedadias for yourself!!!!! You deserve him more than that ***** does!!!!!

    • 175 LiteratiTempo July 25, 2009 at 8:25 pm

      I believe that Zeb is a Ea character, and Shirley might be too. He should be around if you look through the town much like Cycl0n Sw0rd.

  72. 176 John Smith July 25, 2009 at 3:52 am

    Buy a gun and kill them all Alice!

  73. 177 DarkRexx July 25, 2009 at 4:31 am

    WOW, let the shipping wars begin!

    It’s funny how people make up their minds about how some characters are indelibly good while others are evil, even if the offending character hasn’t actually done anything wrong.

    The way people assume that Alice is “too meek” or “too nice” to “fight for her man” is also interesting to note. The idea that maybe she’s just not that into Zed, or is just being nice to him to get a place to sleep (because in the past she’s shown she’s not above that kind of manipulation) doesn’t even register.

  74. 178 jojoseelye July 25, 2009 at 5:30 am

    omg! that shirly girl is such a ho! sumone need to kill her. once i put this perosn i dont like in a small room then put windows on the outside so i could see her perfectly and i waited 4 sim days to watch her die. hahahahaha. it was so hilarious! she died from starvation. lol. i love the sims 3… hahaha

  75. 179 KDB July 25, 2009 at 5:52 am

    Has Alice been eating at Zed’s every time (lately)?

    I keep thinking that surely she must have 5000 lifetime points racked up, and isn’t there a lifetime reward that gives them free food at restaurants?

    But I guess that may be too easy, or maybe her life sucks so much that she may not have enough lifetime points…

    I Alice and Zed’s relationship just as friends!

  76. 180 Inviktus July 25, 2009 at 6:08 am

    Holy hell.. I think the readers of this blog are a little too into it..

    Senny said:
    “And ever how we try, we cannot end your suffering, it grows, and we learn more of how pitiful we are, how cruel we can be, and how our society is not as it once was.”

    I took this to mean our society was once better than it is now?
    I fail to see how that is so.

  77. 181 Meagan July 25, 2009 at 6:40 am


  78. 182 Sophia July 25, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Wow, that’s cool that they do that stuff by themselves. I’ve rarely seen any kind of big (romantic or otherwise) relationship being formed between sims I don’t control. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  79. 183 Lunagal July 25, 2009 at 10:06 am

    Sorry this is random but have you ever noticed the glitch where when 2 sims kiss they never hit the mouth? It always looks like one sim is kissing the other’s eye while having their chin kissed

  80. 187 stefani. July 25, 2009 at 11:17 am

    as a few people have said, this would be so much better if it was a bit longer, it’s starting to get abit boring now.

  81. 188 Sythine July 25, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Wow dude congrats on the story this is like real life i almost feel as if they are real and i am a part of them it is sooooo creeepy and starting to frak me out can’t wait to see what they’ll have in the future anywayz hope you keep up the good work and also it looks so fun XD

  82. 189 Sunny July 25, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Oh, poor Alice… What is happening with kev??

  83. 190 Joseph July 25, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    I just disovered this about an hour ago and I’ve read through this entire story and I’m amazed! This truly is a wonderful story. It’s inspired me to try and create my own stories in The Sims 3 … as well as be more aware of what it’s like for homeless people in real life who are often shunned by the rest of society. Even though it’s just a story using sims, it’s just like any movie/story, and hopefully it will help more people realize that there are lot’s of good people out there who struggle every day like Alice!

    Since the blog started back in June, when I got to the middle of the story I was getting worried that it would end but I’m glad to see it still goes on! I’ll certainly be checking on it every day now lol! I look forward to the updates =)

  84. 191 Shannon July 25, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Dude I decided to be original and downloded kev and alice (the teen alice) and played them in sun valley (or whatever it’s called ) and totally got married and now have a nice house and a kid on the way but now our name is ethan and alice bin diver instead of bunch which is so weird anyway yay

  85. 192 Raine July 25, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Doesn’t Zed have a double bed? She could have napped on it, so she would be over the covers, and him under the covers..

  86. 193 Anna July 25, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Alice should make a pass at him now, before it’s too late.

  87. 196 Meredith July 25, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    I want to know how old zed is!What if zed breaks up with shirly and Alice and Zed fall in love and get married and then he turns elder the next day…? That would be sad. i want to know the trait she gained when she became YA

  88. 197 taylor July 25, 2009 at 7:33 pm


    • 198 Anna July 25, 2009 at 7:51 pm

      …congratulations? I’m not sure if this is attached to something or….?

      But either way, I congratulate you on your randomness. And your overenthusiasm. And… your fondness for shopping…
      And yor masterful spelling. Good job!!!!!

  89. 200 FhnuZoag July 25, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Come on, Kev. This is your one chance to redeem yourself, in a way that only you can.

    Make a pass on Shirley.

  90. 203 Mimi July 25, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Alice needs some GOOD LUCK ! but i fink its good of her to give her hard earned money to charity
    Kev is just stupid and should just jam on arguing wiv random ppl!
    buh otha dan dat, Alice and Kev is a Sik sstoryline. keep em coming!

    • 204 Nicole July 25, 2009 at 8:01 pm

      kev can b idiotic sumtimes buh he needs sum1 to teAch him
      alice should tay strong and find someone good in her life!

      Alice and kev is Sick though i agree wiv u!

  91. 205 plumbob lover July 25, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    I think that alice should find someone different besides zed….he is kinda freaky. She should get somebody who LOOKS GOOD and isn’t so full of himself. I mean, come on! He spends 3 hours looking at himself in the mirror! kinding, i dod’t actually know how long he spends in the mirror, but still, Alice doesn’t seem to have a romantic interest for him. Oh, but one time, my sim was a teen, and i used a cheat to age her and her boyfriend, so they were adults (on sims 2). But then, her boyfriend had the want to flirt with her MOM!! Lol! So, i used a cheat to age the mom, but then, i accidently put the cheat in twice, and she DIED!! It was really funny, and i’m only saying that cause one of the comments was that alice would marry zed then zed would turn into a elder.

  92. 206 gmcfly July 25, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    I think Alice is actually pretty happy. Look at her face. She has a cool friend who is letting her stay at his place. She doesn’t mind that he’s got a girlfriend, she just does her own thing, reading or doing other stuff.

    Just shows how mature she is about life. Or maybe she’s a lesbian, which would be awesome.

    • 207 .:Jenny:. August 21, 2009 at 12:56 am

      You think…Alice being…liking girls..?

      What the..

      I would have never thought of that, but maybe because she should like boys! But anyways she has a good life…

      ..other than the fact her home’s a park, her bed’s a park bench, she’d strave if she didn’t mooch or try a parttime job, has a mean and abusive father, and costantly gives her money away when she should be saving a little!

      ..Of course that’s an amazing life. o_0 0_o

      ~Greeting earthlings, you mean peace~

      I so wanted to say that alien part. XD

  93. 208 Kev July 25, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Wheh, good for Zedadias. He needed a chick who didn’t have fumes coming out of her armpits.

  94. 210 Steve B July 26, 2009 at 12:30 am

    Alice is such a good person, she wants her friend Zed to be happy, and if that means him being with Shirley, she’ll be happy for them – but secretly she’d like to be the one who mkaes him happy, so she probably has some real mixed feeling’s about Zed’s failed attempt at a kiss – including guilt. Or am I reading waaaay too much into this?

  95. 211 Alexis July 26, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Alice needs to get her a man. A RICH man.

  96. 212 dEEDEE July 26, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    I think Zedadias and Alice look good together… and I agree, DELETE SHIRLEY!


  97. 213 Johnny C. July 26, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Maby Alice can select Shirlry while she’s asleep and click “Choke to death”

  98. 214 Samantha July 26, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    just wanted to say that I’ve really enjoyed all the pictures here so I’ve attempted to make wallpaper using them (I’m sort of obsessive sometimes with things I enjoy). They’re not fancy I was just having some fun and I uploaded them onto my photobucket.
    They’re just some pictures from the story sized at 800 x 600. Just thought I’d share them.


  99. 216 playerchad757 July 26, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    RoBurky, you’re suffering Alice way too much. That makes the story so funny!!!

  100. 217 Taylor July 27, 2009 at 12:07 am

    geez some people have no manners! and i thought a girl was writing this? Y is everyone saying its a guy? WTF! And she already said it was going to be Mon, Wed. and Fri instead of everyday so quit complaining! Geez! I like this story and just like any story its totally fun to be attached to it. Kinda like they’re real people, you’re friends, and stuff. But I will admit people like Senny (at the top) are kinda over doing it, it’s still a cool story and we should totally learn from Alice, she has a kind heart but she is little stupid. But you can’t blame her, look who raised her! Lol, good luck Alice!

    PS: How much longer does Kev have till he’s ya know DEAD! I do not know how Alice puts up with him but i sure do admire her for it ;D. Anyways, Happy Simming!


  101. 222 Team Alice July 27, 2009 at 12:23 am

    Whoa…. I went back to the beginning and KEV HAS ALWAYS HAD A WEDDING RING! I sense a plot twist concerning Kev and Alice’s mother (is it just me or is it weird that you can make sims with only one parent, i mean not against single parenting but dont you need two sims to HAVE a baby?) Awww… Alice as a baby. ๐Ÿ™‚

  102. 223 Shins July 27, 2009 at 1:08 am

    Just so you all know, the author probably did not turn off aging, he simply does not play the game every single day for about 6 hours. Also, why does noone have pity for Kev? I feel that he deserves some sympathy from the crowd. Mick Jagger had sympathy for the devil, and I have sympathy for Kev. He is a single homeless parent (not real, in a game, but ya know) who was clearly not meant to raise a child, but trying to raise a daughter who has mostly traits conflicting with his. I do feel sorry for Alice because she has not had much good happen to her throughout this entire story, but she gets sympathy from everyone.

    • 224 Kansine July 27, 2009 at 5:55 pm

      I feel sympathy for Kev, too! But when I’ve been reading the comments I’ve got the feeling that in fact there are quite many people who like Kev O_O

    • 225 rach July 27, 2009 at 8:12 pm

      lullllz. sympathy for the devil, i see wut u did thar. ๐Ÿ˜€
      pleeeeased to meet yooou!

      i agree all all fronts though. i feel horrible for alice, but i feel pretty bad for kev, too. he’s not given a whole lot to work with, just like some RL people. sad story for both of them =(

      love the story though, and will keep reading! :]

  103. 226 Alex July 27, 2009 at 3:05 am

    GET HER A JOB!AND A BF(or GF,not opposed to that)!I hate watching her sit around with Zed(idas)!Fufill all her wishes and by her MID-LIFE CRISIS!!!!!SERIOUSLY!I’m SO sick OF THIS!

    • 227 Kansine July 27, 2009 at 5:52 pm

      In a way it would be quite believeable if Alice had a GF – after all Kev has given her a very bad experience of men XP Anyway, Alice should at least get more friends! O.o

  104. 228 nicolettesims July 27, 2009 at 3:54 am

    You should kill off Shirley.
    Alice needs someone to love her.

  105. 229 meezletoe July 27, 2009 at 5:20 am

    Aliice!! Use your womanly charms to snag Zed!!
    Or at least get a job, or something. Maybe part-time?? Or in journalism. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  106. 233 Kuno-chan July 27, 2009 at 5:38 am

    For those who keep complaining. Give it a rest already. He’s got other stuff to do, maybe it’s because he plays it every now and then, huh? After a while you’ve had a game for a while you don’t want to play it for hours on end. If you haven’t noticed, he’s a college student and has other things to do.

    Anywho, I like who this blog is going, it’s a nice story and very sim-realistic ๐Ÿ˜€

    • 234 Nicki July 27, 2009 at 2:59 pm

      Heh, I still play sims 2 for 8 hours a day…. ( I got it 5 years ago).

      I have problems. ๐Ÿ˜›

      (I’m not complaining about lack of an update, I just thought “After a while youโ€™ve had a game for a while you donโ€™t want to play it for hours on end.” Was funny, considering me. :P)

      • 235 Shauna July 27, 2009 at 3:42 pm

        Me too. I was really hooked on this at first now it’s three updates a week.

      • 236 Kansine July 27, 2009 at 5:43 pm

        LOL, I’m playing sims waaay too much too XD I just never get tired… there has been periods when I haven’t played it so much, but after a while I get exited of it again O_O I played sims 2 until sims 3 came out (I would still play sims 2, if the hard-drive of that computer where I had it wouldn’t have broken) and I guess that I’ll play sims 3 until sims 4 is out?? XD

      • 237 Samantha July 30, 2009 at 8:38 pm

        maybe I play sims too much as well since I’ve been playing sims since the first expansion pack ever and when I play I play for hours at a time…nearly every day if possible….yeah I’m lifeless, lol.

  107. 238 L-3X July 27, 2009 at 8:16 am

    I’m just waiting for Alice to find another man and Zed to realize what he’s missing. I can imagine just him realizing she’s gone while Smokie’s “Who the F**k is Alice?” plays in the background XD

  108. 239 kansine July 27, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Where is the next update… ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

  109. 241 LiteratiTempo July 27, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Patience kansine. RoBurky is a person not an Alice and Kev story making machine. We are all waiting on baited breath for the update, don’t be a menace.

  110. 243 katie July 27, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Oh my gosh guys!! I have this bookmarked…it takes me like 5 seconds to check for an update…if there is one it’s time for a ‘whoop’…if not, I’ll come check again tomorrow! There are seriously more important things to get stressed out about. Pay the guy and he might have more incentive…otherwise I’m guessing he might just wanna focus on his *real life*?!

    Great blog. Love it, follow it, rec it where I can…won’t die without it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  111. 244 ams July 27, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    keep us all in suspense!!!

  112. 245 Amanda July 27, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Guys, please stop yelling at people who are complaining about the update. It just means that they’re fans, most aren’t being rude at all. So just let it be… don’t act like it’s stupid for them to expect/want a update. We all know he has a real life… SO STOP REMINDING THEM THAT.

    Lol, anyway I think Alive needs to leave the house but still keep friends with him. He’s just trying to be happy, and she should be happy with that. You don’t want to turn her into a house wrecker.

  113. 246 MoraSue July 27, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Personally, I really think Alice can do A LOT better than Zed!!!

  114. 247 Dizzy Fire July 27, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    This might be out of the blue but why doesn’t Alice have a mother???

  115. 249 morasue July 27, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Seriously. Where is the hero of this story?

  116. 250 karatekid444 July 27, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Well, remember when Alice took Kev out to eat? There is a picture of Kev talking to Shirley in front of the dinner.

  117. 251 Sara Anna July 27, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    If Alice just realizes that she could have a romantic relationship, it would be fine. She should have just busted into the convo and started and flirting with Zed. But, I agree that it would be hard to keep Shirley liking her and that is all that she wants. I’m soo excited to see what happens next.

  118. 252 amber July 27, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    I hope RoBurky is alright…

  119. 253 Dani July 27, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Thanks for letting us be along for the ride, Robin. Keep up the good work!

  120. 254 Westiedog12 July 27, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Ok. I really need to anwser this question because no one else is. I’m pretty sure zed is a townie. They’re randomly created and don’t have a home(don’t ask why zed does. I haven’t gotten that far). Townies are just random people. Babysitters, the police who catch kids out after curfew, firefighters, taxi and limo drivers, etc. etc.

    No relativity what so ever but every taxi driver my sims get is either an incredibly beautiful young woman with creepy eyes or a hansome middle aged man losing his hair(also with wierd eyes). :0

  121. 256 Zoe July 27, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    where’s the new post ๐Ÿ˜ฆ i was looking forward to this

  122. 257 Westiedog12 July 27, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    I love the twists and turns of this story! So exciting! And i will not make any comment on the schedule and stay netural. Wait, was that just a comment? D*mn it!

  123. 258 Westiedog12 July 27, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    oh thank you samantha. Who’s robin’s brother?

  124. 259 saw July 27, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    This is cool, when will the next post be out?

    Click on my name for a hopefully enjoyable Sims3 story!

  125. 260 saw July 27, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    idk heres the story

  126. 261 Kal July 27, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Remember everyone, all plots go through a short, slow part… But those slow sections always build up to a huge twist/point towards the climax! All things that go down must go up again, so I cannot wait until the newest way-interesting thing happens here on Alice and Kev! Great job Roburky, so far on your blog. Its hard to stay interested and motivated for a really long period of time, when nothing good is happening, so I understand the slowness. ๐Ÿ™‚ Please continue the great story!

  127. 262 saw July 27, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    It isnt working sorry, heres a link to my sims3 account with the story! Here and be sure to check out my other stories and creations!

  128. 263 Mohammad Z July 27, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    I illegally downloaded spore, and now am going to download Sims 3 illegally because of this site ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    • 264 Mr Gray Tiger July 27, 2009 at 10:20 pm

      You could just buy it y’know. And if you don’t have enough money, save some for a while. It’s not that hard, and like totally legal.

    • 266 Samantha July 30, 2009 at 8:44 pm

      probably not best to say your doing something illegal to everyone…not that i dont blame ya for getting it fee since 50 bucks is more than most people have

    • 267 kansine August 8, 2009 at 1:25 pm

      I’m sure that if you download it illegally, it will have A LOT of glitches (even the real game has) plus you’ll get viruses and what not! Besides, you can’t update it on the sims 3 site! I think the game is totally worth it’s price and you should buy it legally from a shop!

  129. 268 Kevin July 27, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    I was wondering what the specs of your computer are to play Sims 3 this nicely. ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyone know?

  130. 269 leechbites July 27, 2009 at 8:51 pm


  131. 270 Purple July 27, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Love it! Can’t wait for the new one to be out today!

  132. 271 Emma July 27, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    I hate Shirley! Love this blog though, I’m completely hooked. Gimme more!

  133. 272 Danilo July 27, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    I hope in the remaining one and a half hour from the day we will have a new episode ๐Ÿ™‚

  134. 273 BLABHLAFH July 27, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    is there no post today!!!!!!!
    Its freakin monday

    • 274 Aaron July 27, 2009 at 10:06 pm

      This is dying a slow, slow death. The updates have lost a lot of excitement and aren’t really funny anymore and they moved from one per day to three per week. Supposed to be one today but there isn’t. It just seems that the guy who does this is getting a bit fed up with it. I doubt it will continue much longer.

    • 275 Sims 3 Fan July 27, 2009 at 10:18 pm

      I KNOW!!!!! I am so pissed right now!!!!!

  135. 276 Darby Sawchuk July 27, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    This is great. The insightful text really helps the story along.

  136. 277 Moomoo July 27, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Geez, people, he has a life outside of this blog. Patience, please.

  137. 278 Walls July 27, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    I know that I’m annoyed too, but it is only an indication of how interesting this blog is and how involved I have become. Yes it is late, no I do not care. ๐Ÿ™‚

  138. 279 Kayla July 27, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    poor alice i feel really bad for her

  139. 280 Insane Clown July 28, 2009 at 12:02 am

    I think if Alice would just put out she would find her luck changing. I mean really if some homeless girl crashed at my house for days at a time and didnt put out for me and my friends she would be out. Pay up Alice dont be a mooch.

  140. 281 neon July 28, 2009 at 12:33 am

    come on we want the next part!

  141. 282 Bruno July 28, 2009 at 12:56 am

    >>I think if Alice would just put out she would find her luck changing. I mean really if some homeless girl crashed at my house for days at a time and didnt put out for me and my friends she would be out. Pay up Alice dont be a mooch.

    Ass, gas, or grass. Hell yeah.

  142. 286 Nicole July 28, 2009 at 1:39 am

    okayy…wheres the nexttt part?!
    i checked back earlier today and the bottom said updates monday, wednesday, and friday. and now it doesnt say that?

  143. 288 gwyn July 28, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    we all know he has a life but he still has this commitment! and he could at least make them longer and more interesting if he only does it three days a week!

  144. 289 Insane Clown July 29, 2009 at 1:24 am

    You rock Bruno. Wow Amanda I want to meet you with that foul mouth. MMM I like bad girls. };)>

  145. 291 FadedLY July 29, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    You all ever stop and think that *Alice* might be gay?

    Anything or either, I’d be quite disappointed if this awesome Sims 3 experiment blog ended up being yet another “awww there geting married <33 there so cuuuute" Sims story. There's already thousands upon thousands of Sim Romance stories out there, let's not add more drops to the naive teenage-girl fairytale ocean.

    RoBurky, I love this so far! Can't wait to see more. ๐Ÿ™‚

  146. 292 LG July 29, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    That first picture makes me laugh (although I wish that were Alice and not Shirley). Sims courtship looks very strange.

  147. 293 Azalea_Sway July 29, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Mwahahaha. I wonder how this’ll turn out. :))

  148. 294 Sam July 30, 2009 at 2:56 am

    Immature 12-year-olds shouldn’t be allowed to post.

    Anyway, Alice isn’t using her head. If she doesn’t start saving her money and spending it on her own basic needs, she’ll always be a burden to someone else.

  149. 295 Curious July 30, 2009 at 9:09 am

    I logged onto this website via a recommendation from Gamesradar.com as one of the ten Sims 3 websites to visit. I got curious and decided to check out your posts. I didn’t know what exactly this was about until I went to your homepage. After understanding the purpose of your website I must say I am very impressed. Your “Alice and Kev” story is fantastic! I read some of the post of others who visit your website and you should give yourself a pat on the back for possessing the talent to get people’s emotions revved up the way you have done with this story. Keep up the good work!

  150. 296 Nicole July 30, 2009 at 1:32 pm


  151. 297 Miranda Lee July 30, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Nicole, read the announcement, he’s basicaly quit

  152. 298 Mark July 30, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    I think this story need to find its way to some kind of conclusion, and soon.

  153. 299 Zedo Mann July 30, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    I just read the whole story. Very amazing Story, I want to read more of it.
    Alice is so Kindhearted despite everything that happens to her, and Kev…he’s just a grumpy homeless old man.

  154. 300 Hayley July 30, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    I haven’t read this blog in a while.Wow! Poor Alice but like one person said a while ago I think Zeb is too immature. She needs someone normal and sane

  155. 301 Nicole July 31, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Roburky. I am sorry. But you have let us down.
    All your fans. You ultimately quit on us.

    • 302 ND July 31, 2009 at 1:16 pm

      I really hope that’s supposed to be sarcastic. How awesome is your life that you need to guilt a blogger for not updating regularly.
      You also do not get to speak for all the fans. <Maybe if you read through the posts you will see that many people understand the reality of the situation. Robin is not getting anything in return here so why should he be forced into a production schedule that stifles his creativity. How about instead of putting on that frowny face which betrays your chiding, you go do what you should be doing with the time you are wasting. As for me, I should be writing an essay; I wont have this one distraction in my way now.

      • 303 Nicole August 1, 2009 at 1:31 pm

        well unlike you i don’t have an essay to write.
        nor anything “Productive”
        and he has let us down.
        and i am not going to read through the posts.

    • 304 gunsmoke August 5, 2009 at 7:07 am

      Actually Nicole he hasn’t quit on us. If you had read the next post he actually said that he was taking a break and looking forward to bringing the story to a satisfying conclusion. Now that could be nezt week or even three years from now. I definitely didnt get the sense that he was quitting on us or Alice and Kev.
      The amount of publicity I have seen for this blog online is amazing, its no wonder roburky has had to take time to process everything. I bet he never knew that a little experiment he created to test the limitations of a video game would become so popular and even be seen as a tool to educate people on the perils of homelessness.
      I mean each year tv shows go on hiatus so that writers can come up with new stories, yet you dont see people claiming that the writers have “let them down.”
      Lets remember that roburky chose to share this with us. He didnt have to he wasnt obligated to, just as he is not obligated to post an update everyday.
      Personally I would like to see this story progress in a logical and natural (as natural as you can get for a videogame:D )way, instead of having to read through posts that are unplanned and inane such as “Alice goes to the toilet” or “Kev meets Elvis” (ok maybe not) as roburky tries to please the masses just for the sake of it.
      Im happy to give him some time to plan out more posts and Im sure one day soon we’ll be enjoying Alice and Kev once again.

  156. 305 Mark July 31, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    I’m done here. Great story though! I did a couple Sim Life blogs of my own, having learned from this one.

  157. 306 beltmagazine August 1, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    i wish there was more pictures
    and more text to read….
    and it should be updated less

  158. 307 Willem van der Horst August 1, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Again, absolutely awesome stuff! I came across this blog having found out your were going to talk at Playful in October and now really looking forward to it.

    Thanks again, now time for me to go and get The Sims 3 as well as Spore which I’ve been thinking of getting for a while. Haven’t played any video games for a long time as well… Cheers!

  159. 308 Amanda August 1, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Why do people say you don’t have a life because you follow this blog and are sad it’s over? It’s putting a little spice in your life, just because it was something over the computer doesn’t make it any different. He HAS let us down, but we understand. Doesn’t mean we can’t be upset. People need to grow up; “OMG you don’t have a life, you loser.” People saying that DON’T have a life. Don’t they have better things to do then attack people for being passionate about something?

    By the way, I do have a life so stay off my back. It’s just getting on my nerves that the comments on here are getting so vicious.

  160. 309 NeoKitai of Sims 3 August 3, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    This story had me following it since April. Now… I am going to make it into a small fan-book, adding on to the short articles, basically dialogue.

    Anyway, thanks for the masterpiece and by the look of Zedidias and Shirley, they’ve been together for a short while. And he throws Alice away.

  161. 310 Navy07 August 4, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Your writting is so cool dude ! cmon i’m waiting for the next chapter. hhe ๐Ÿ™‚

  162. 311 Shelby August 4, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Oh wow. I can’t wait for the next installment. This is amazing.

  163. 312 VulpaLupa August 4, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    This is so sad and so touching! I thought Zed and Alice were going to get together but it appears it’s not to be…
    If Alice really needs a shower, my own homeless sims suggest the public pool, they have showers there, as well as toilets, sunbeds to sleep on and people cook food and leave it. One of the sims practiclly lives there.

  164. 313 Stormy Dayz August 4, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    All lot of people are complaining.. you know this is done for fun, without any profit right, and that we should be thankful for it, and not throw hissy fits when the author has stuff going on in real life and can’t update all the time

    I, for one, check in-no update-ok then, moving on, will check again tomorrow.. its not that hard people

    • 314 CHap August 5, 2009 at 6:26 am

      While I don’t complain publicly, it is a little annoying to have so many constant updates then suddenly nothing. I understand the author has other things in life than this, but it doesn’t make it any less disappointing C:

  165. 315 NeoKitai of Sims 3 August 6, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Yeah, anyway. I wish this luck if it’ll come back. Alice is very successful in my game as an Angler, and if there are new news, I’ll know.

    Please, just shut up about him being gone, he has a life too.

  166. 316 Danni August 7, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    Come on we want something more to happen You should have them get married and then have a kid. Name it zeice

  167. 317 lyn August 8, 2009 at 2:05 am

    You, mister, don’t spend enough of your time to satisfy us people who you don’t even know (and probably never will know)
    Just kidding! You are writing a super good story! I love it! It’s so… I can’t think of the word right now, but it is awesome!

  168. 318 MEl (L) Roy Stride! August 8, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    this is amazing!
    i thought it was from ages ago, and then got to the end, really looking forward to the next one ๐Ÿ™‚ i think kev and that women zeddy boy likes should get together, and then alice and zeddy boy can have babies! hahahahahaha ๐Ÿ™‚

  169. 319 PandaKeiko August 8, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    I’ve followed this story for a long while, and it really is a fantastic one. roBurky you really do have a talent with capturing your readers obviously.
    I understand that you have a life of your own, other interests, and you’re tired of putting out half- a$$ed posts, but that does mean you should just end this blog like this. If you want to stop go ahead, but don’t leave people hanging like this. Most of your readers understand. Could you at least make a decent ending?

    • 320 me August 9, 2009 at 9:57 pm

      perhaps the reason it stopped is that it wasn’t turning out to be a happy ending at all, and the author did not want to dissapoint those who have become very attached to the Alice’s character

  170. 323 Jones August 10, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Meh. This hasn’t been updated in what is virtually an eternity in Internet Time…so I’ve washed my hands of it. It was good while it lasted, but it’s fallen with a colossal thunk. Proceed to de-Favorite “Alice and Kev.”

  171. 324 Chris August 10, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    I completely understand you stopping for awhile and ignore the selfish complainers and just do what is best for you. Your REAL fans will wait patiently or impatiently, either way we’ll continue to wait and continue to be supportive of you like REAL fans should.

  172. 325 Sara August 11, 2009 at 12:06 am

    I don’t want to be selfish or complain but I’m getting so tired of waiting for this to be updated. I think he should quit it if he is so busy. I understand he has things to do other them this but its been a month since he last updated it. Or a little bit less then a month. I’ve been waiting patiently but now… i’m getting kind of impatiently. I’m sorry I’ve been a very big fan of Alice and Kev but now (once again so sorry) im going to stop reading it. I wish I could keep reading but I’m tired of the wait. So I won’t be reading it anymore sorryz! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I’m dissapointed about saying this but its true.

  173. 326 KingFrozen August 11, 2009 at 11:16 am

    so, uh, has this thing stopped? coz it’s starting to look like chris livingstons Livin’ in Oblivion (link in name)

    Doesnt make it any less awesome

    • 327 Sara August 11, 2009 at 3:37 pm

      i read a little bit of that Oblivion story. Hey he promised to update in April so he will wait til April. I have Oblivion not really fun. and wow u have been waiting a long time.

  174. 328 KingFrozen August 11, 2009 at 11:18 am

    also, a month? me and the guys at LiO have been waiting for over 6 months!!!!

  175. 329 Jamielynn August 11, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    So…when does the next one come eh? This is pretty good…

  176. 330 Jackrabbit August 11, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Yeah, seriously, one month is NOTHING. Also, wasn’t it just two weeks? Hey, check out Living in Oblivion if you want a person who NEVER FUCKING UPDATES to rage at, leave poor roBurky alone.

    • 331 Sara August 11, 2009 at 4:18 pm

      If ur only talking to me im not raging at him. I was fusterated at that time cause I have 3 bumps on my head and bruises on my leg from playing with my friends. Still I wasnt raging at him. Some other ppl r though. (I only wrote this cause i thought u were talking to me.)

    • 333 Sara August 12, 2009 at 4:11 am

      im tired too. ok maybe I’m a bad speller but..nvm I’m just tired so I’m not really paying attention to my spelling.

  177. 336 medleymisty August 12, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    I kept wondering why I got referrals from this post when I never commented on it. Thanks for the link, Sara. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    You know, reading some of these comments makes me realize that popularity isn’t worth it. I’d much rather have quality of readers over quantity.

    • 337 Sara August 12, 2009 at 5:04 pm

      If ur talking to me what link? I cant remember i wonder if its because I got hit in the head and face with a ball 4 times… oh well so if ur talking to me can u tell me what link?

      • 338 Samantha August 12, 2009 at 9:29 pm

        I’m going to comment to this because I know the think shes referring to as the one your name links to when clicked on. I’m not sure how one could not know that their name links to another site but I’m not going to comment on that and just tell you that your name links to MedleyMisty’s blog story (a good one too)

      • 339 medleymisty August 13, 2009 at 12:18 am

        Your name links to Nightmare. ๐Ÿ™‚ I had noticed the other day that a few people were just looking at Nightmare, which I found kind of odd. Although it is a pretty sweet chapter, so hey. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • 340 Sara August 13, 2009 at 2:15 am

        oh I cant believe i never noticed that. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Im so stupid. Well thanks for telling me lol.

      • 341 Sara August 13, 2009 at 2:16 am

        Why the heck does my name link to nightmare?

  178. 342 Rodier1128 August 14, 2009 at 1:47 am


    Geez can she please get a break and marry a millionare or somthing? This story makes me depressed

  179. 343 medleymisty August 14, 2009 at 2:54 am

    Sara – for some reason I can’t reply to your post, but maybe it’s listed as your website in your profile?

  180. 345 Ally August 14, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Alice is so brave for this; she didnt moan she just went along with it and moved on. These sims feel SO real..

    Note how i just said feel, well, can you feel pixels?!


    -Ally x

  181. 346 panda August 19, 2009 at 11:18 am

    i really like this series! ive bin thinking about doing this myself but no i cant reach up to this fantastic blog!
    +it would feel like im stealing an idea ^^
    i want to thank you so very much for doing this ๐Ÿ™‚
    it really makes my day :3
    oh and i really hope for a good ending 8>.<8

    ((im sorry if i did not spell right ^^))

  182. 347 darren rye August 19, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    I really hope I’m not the first to say this but:

    Alice? Alice? Who the f**k is Alice?

    Quality story by the way, KUTGW

    • 348 Sara August 21, 2009 at 11:35 pm

      Did u read the story?! Alice is one of the main characters. Not to be rude but you are the first person to say that. The titles even called Alice and Kev. sorry for my rudeness I havent slept man. Seriously no sleep I drink pop to keep going NO SLEEP. I might be rude only cause I didnt sleep.

  183. 350 Lennina August 19, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    omg i need to know what’s going to happend O_O!

  184. 351 Nobody in particular.. August 20, 2009 at 9:21 am

    Well, seeing as i’m really enjoying it so far….


  185. 352 Amy August 20, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Yes, I agree that Roburky has his own life and has other things he wants to do, and that he wants to “perfect” it more, (I understand this especially because I’m a perfectionist too and have the same problem)
    but really! The people who are saying over and over again, “he has his own life,” “thats ok he needs the time off” etc. etc., we all know that! Duh!
    Is it a CRIME to say that you’re a little impatient for the next post?
    It’s annoying! Whether he has his own life or not!

    Heh heh sorry i like ranting…xD


    • 353 Sara August 20, 2009 at 10:06 pm

      I wish I could make a story cause i need some time off from my OWN life. My life is constant working. School,homework,chores,band.piano and soccer. I have homework,band practice, and chores everyday. Chores take about 2 and a half hours band practice in school takes about an hour but at home only 30 minutes. Homework takes about an hour or more (I get lots of homework cause my teachers r mean ๐Ÿ˜ฆ LOL. So if I could make a sims story and not do anything else (except homework and school) then I’d gladly update at least 3 times a week. Sadly thats my fantasy world. lol nice fantasy huh? Well I’m a huge sim fan. K later homework and chores time.

  186. 354 Kasey August 21, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    It is annoying, I can understand everyones frustration definitely but at the same time, if your life revolves around people updating blogs for games, perhaps you need a new life. I realize its hard not to get into the characters and the story, I do it all the time in my games but at the end of the day it is a game and the person updating is a person with a busy life I’m sure. He does this for FREE. Perhaps people should be thankful he had this this blog in the first place instead of complaining and looking at what they want first.

  187. 355 Gnermo August 22, 2009 at 12:37 am

    Be glad you have something to do Sara! I am usually homebound because of my anti-social disorder, was born with it, really sucks man. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  188. 356 Jerry August 22, 2009 at 3:31 am

    I’m twice as sad without Kev and Alice as I am reading about Kev and Alice. Sweet babee bajeebiz, let me know what happens next.

  189. 357 melody August 24, 2009 at 1:08 am

    I will be linking your legacy on my site so I can keep track of your updates and such. The entire story is incredibly sad but endearing and I love how you choose to raise awareness about the fact that there are people that live day to day wondering where their next meal will come from. & the fact that you have such a noble main character is especially fascinating because I’m sure that most people in her situation would be well, not as nice :/. Most people would probably act like her father and that’s sad because under different circumstances he might even be a nice guy. I really hope things get better for her, and even her father, to show that through hard work you can overcome obstacles. Thanks for the fabulous blog and keep up the good work!

  190. 358 Toadlet August 25, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    I’ve really enjoyed reading these. I feel for Alice, but you gotta love Zedadias! Can’t wait to read more.

  191. 359 Sara August 27, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    I think this has ended. Maybe Robin or Roburky forgot about this story. I doubt he did but its possible. Wow I can’t believe two months have passed. No update. Wow. I just hope hes having fun in his real life.

  192. 364 Claudia August 27, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    psh instead of sleeping on the couch Alice shoulda just jumped in Z’s bed…ahahahha

  193. 365 CHap August 31, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    I have a feeling this is the end..

    Even if its only been one month..to have so many updates, then it suddenly stops for a month..that’s a sign of lack of interest and abandoning the story..

  194. 366 Am September 2, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    I really hope this isnt the end ๐Ÿ˜ฆ If it was…it wasn’t a very satisfying story:( (no offense Roburky!!:P)

  195. 367 Ally September 3, 2009 at 8:45 am

    I hope it isn’t the end. I havent got the Sims 3 yet, because i havent got the money. So this is the only thing thats keeping me entertained.

  196. 368 Kasey September 3, 2009 at 10:59 am

    I hope it isn’t the end but at the same time, I see chap’s point and he is right that even though it’s been only a month, thats a sign of lack of interest. Not to mention Roburky probably has other projects he/she’s doing as well as a busy real life to maintain. I will say this story was great while it lasted and I will continue to wait in case he ever decides to come back to it.

  197. 370 Hana Maehata September 9, 2009 at 2:46 am

    Okay, after reading the comments, I’m glad I wasn’t the only one who thought Zed and Alice would be SO CUTE together!

    …I still have hope!

  198. 371 Hannah September 10, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Aaaaagh, where are the updates!?

  199. 372 Tiffany September 10, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    AW >.< alice should start going out with some other cute guy just 2 make zedadias jealous! ๐Ÿ˜€ that'll teach him!

  200. 373 William September 13, 2009 at 3:32 am

    No ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

    I really wanted to find out what happened to Kev…

  201. 374 AngelzzzDaydream0 September 13, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    I ve really enjoyed reading your story. It’s very different than other Sims 3 stories I ve read. I keep hoping Alice will make it. I guess I just like rooting for the underdog! Keep up the great work! I can t wait to see how things go! =O)

  202. 375 Danni September 20, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Please put up some more!

  203. 376 Home Design May 25, 2010 at 7:46 am

    A sofa is better than a bench. That’s so true!

  204. 377 Orel May 25, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    “Whyyy, Alice, Why can you not be ruthless and cruel to those whom harm you? We admire you so and you still amaze us with the way you act, and tolerate things.
    You are, Dear Alice, in truth, a figure in a game, but are hitting the community of humans hard with this- making us realize you are better than us, better than how we act, how we speak, and how we tolerate things. You are kinder than us, and are still just a figure in a game.
    Poor Alice, for you are not real, you are not here, but if you were, could you still teach us? Could we still learn like we learn now? Poor Alice, for you had to be created to teach us- you have to suffer to teach us. And ever how we try, we cannot end your suffering, it grows, and we learn more of how pitiful we are, how cruel we can be, and how our society is not as it once was.
    We come back time and time to see you suffer, so you may teach us, Alice. Dear, sweet Alice. Poor, suffering Alice. Teach us to live, Alice, Teach us to be kind, Alice, and most of all, Teach us to be like you, Alice, Tolerant, Alice. Will you please?”

    Tell me what you don’t like aboute us and how horrible we are?

  205. 378 Ally December 31, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    People quit treating her like she’s some kind of heroic symbol. lol. It’s a story from a video game. A very good one, but still. Some peoploe are just being dramatic….

  206. 379 Marcelo July 17, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Oh wow, the second picture looks so much like the “Never Let Me Go” movie

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