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23 March 2012 @ 12:02 am
Maxis Taste Dare #028: Fandom, Anyone?  
So Maxis Taste's dare this time around is Fandom and how could I not jump at the chance to combine my two fav things: The Sims and Buffy the Vampire Slayer! So here's my feeble attempt. Please don't laugh too much at the horrid posing or that the images were all taken at the same place, tee hee. I'm lazy! Cue the theme music!

Emma Langsford as Buffy Summers

Emma Langsford is a teen in Castaway Stories and one of my favorite characters. Hopefully it's ok that I used her in this challenge. She's basically Face 1 but she has a spunky style that I thought would fit well with Sim!Buffy.

Dustin Broke as Angel/Angelus

Dustin's hair was changed and Vamp!Angel has different eye color, vamp skin and furrowed brows.

Angela Pleasant as Willow Rosenberg, Vidcund Curious as Rupert Giles, Violet Jocque as Cordelia Chase, and Rick Contrary as Xander Harris.

Tybalt Capp as Daniel "Oz" Osbourne, Juliet Capp as Harmony Kendall, Stella Roth as Joyce Summers, Hermia Capp as Anya Jenkins, and Ripp Grunt as Riley Finn.

Juliet and Hermia both dyed their hair blonde.

Gvaudoin Tricou as Drusilla and Fricorith Tricou as Spike

Shown in their vampy and normal states. Again vamp versions have furrowed brow, vamp skintone and yellow eyes.

I forgot to take a photo of her alone so here's Ginger Newson as Faith Lehane with Dustin and Emma.

Juliet Capp as Vamp!Harmony, Lilith Pleasant as Vamp!Willow, and Tybalt Capp as Wolf!Oz.

Because I am that much of a nerd, I had to make the creature version of everybody too. I just didn't make demon Anya... cause I forgot.

And these I just made as extras because I HAD TO! May I introduce to you... the Gentlemen!

(I took a lot of creative license with these guys, ahem) The Gentlemen were actually demons but I made them into vampires for this photo shoot. They come from an episode during Season 4 called "Hush." I think it was the only Buffy episode nominated for an Emmy. The Gentlemen scared the bejesus out of me so I threw them in here. The Gentlemen are:

Loki Beaker

Malcolm Landgraab

Kent Capp

and Armand DeBateau.

And one last villain? kind of? Since I made Vamp!Willow I also really wanted to do Dark Willow (or Wicked Willow as some like to call her):

Here's Lilith again as Dark Willow. Thanks for reading!

Notes: (Start nerdy Buffy fandom rant) I mainly concentrated on Season 3 because it was my favorite of all time with a sprinkle of Season 4. This was the season where the Scoobies were Seniors in high school, we met Faith, Willow and Oz were still together, Xander and Cordelia were dating, Spike was still a bad ass, we meet Anya and the coolest villain ever was made: Vampire Willow! And by the end of the season, Angel's whiny ass was gone to his own show! So yeah, I got a little carried away, but I had so much fun doing this. I especially loved doing the vampy/wolfy versions of all the characters.

Credits: Filmed entirely on location at Gothier Green Lawns by Miss Adia. Vamp skintones were made by Dracine at Synaptic Sims (you may have to become a member to see post). Dracine also made the veins on Dark Willow (sorry I can't find the direct link). Vamp eye color was recolored by me (my first time!) and it's a recolor of my default replacement eyes originally by Bruno.

Kachichibi_kachi on March 23rd, 2012 07:57 am (UTC)
I rather thought this was fantastic!!

I have to say Dark Willow and Drusilla were my most favorite of the group but everyone was really amazing!
darkestdawn73darkestdawn73 on March 23rd, 2012 06:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

I'm a huge Willow fan and I have to say my favorite episodes involved Willow going "bad." I loved crazy Drusilla too. The show had a lot of great characters.
nonikk63 on March 23rd, 2012 08:41 am (UTC)
Brilliant!! Dustin made a very good Angel - who would have thought that.
Also excellent work with the Gentlemen. That episode was really, really, really scary.

Edited at 2012-03-23 08:42 am (UTC)
darkestdawn73darkestdawn73 on March 23rd, 2012 06:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

Dustin was actually my first choice for Angel, then I thought I should find someone with black hair but no one worked as well as Dustin. I almost had Ripp as Angel but he looked too much like Riley!

I don't know why the Gentlemen scared me so much, maybe because they didn't talk and had those creepy smiles. *shiver*
Ale: simlishaledstrange on March 23rd, 2012 01:56 pm (UTC)
This is brilliant! Awesome job! :)
darkestdawn73darkestdawn73 on March 23rd, 2012 06:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
Angorikes13 on March 23rd, 2012 06:15 pm (UTC)
Well done! I think your casting is impeccable and your staging is spot-on. :)
darkestdawn73darkestdawn73 on March 23rd, 2012 06:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I really have to hand it to everyone that poses their characters in stories and makes it looks so effortless. I had such a hard time with my dumb little posing. I was going nuts!
hurricanetaylorhurricanetaylor on March 23rd, 2012 07:27 pm (UTC)
Woo more Buffy fandom. I loved that you included Faith who I thought was much cooler than Buffy :) also the gentlemen!!! That was my favourite ep of all time and I think it scared eveyone <3
darkestdawn73darkestdawn73 on March 23rd, 2012 09:16 pm (UTC)
Faith is my favorite character so I had to include her. I'm just mad I forgot to get a better picture of her. Ginger is an awesome Faith =)
~*Sushi*~ - Cold as ice-cream but still as sweet: Desperate for a shagsushigal007 on March 23rd, 2012 07:41 pm (UTC)
OH GOD THE GENTLEMEN. Never sleeping. I love that you did creature versions of Harmony, Willow and Oz too, but I think my very favourite has to be Spike and Dru.
darkestdawn73darkestdawn73 on March 23rd, 2012 09:20 pm (UTC)
I know right! Damn creepy Gentlemen!

I had to have Vamp Willow (because I love her to pieces) and then I said, "Well I need Vamp Angel... and Vamp Spike... and Dru... and it just kept going until I had to stop myself. It was too much! Thank you for the comment =)
amylu1988amylu1988 on March 23rd, 2012 09:15 pm (UTC)
Absolutely awesome! I especially love that Angela was normal Willow and Lilith was both evil versions of Willow. :D

The Tricous were cast perfectly as well, I just loved this in general; and agreed about the Gentlemen, so creepy.
darkestdawn73darkestdawn73 on March 23rd, 2012 09:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you =) I almost had Angela also doing White Goddess Willow but I knew that was too much for me to handle. But it would have been cool to have White Willow and Dark Willow in the same picture! I love that there are so many Buffy fans in the Sims community. This is awesome!
holleyb76: Love Triangleholleyb76 on March 23rd, 2012 09:38 pm (UTC)
I love this! Who cares that all the pics were taken in the same place? It's awesome that you included more than just the core group as well.
♥ Druisilla and Spike
darkestdawn73darkestdawn73 on March 24th, 2012 12:46 am (UTC)
Thank you!
krolowa_francjikrolowa_francji on March 23rd, 2012 09:42 pm (UTC)
This is awesome.
darkestdawn73darkestdawn73 on March 24th, 2012 12:47 am (UTC)
april: sims ♦ mine | luna foxpagesinked on March 23rd, 2012 11:42 pm (UTC)
Love this! Angela looks perfect as Willow! (And Lilith too lol) Love the Tricous as Spike and Dru.

I love the posing, and don't worry about taking pictures in the same place, I did that too with my entries. Haha. :D
darkestdawn73darkestdawn73 on March 24th, 2012 12:47 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm glad I wasn't the only one!
Katekatee412 on March 24th, 2012 01:23 am (UTC)
I have so much for love these, they are utterly awesome!
darkestdawn73darkestdawn73 on March 24th, 2012 02:50 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! =)
genphogenuinephobia on March 24th, 2012 04:15 pm (UTC)
darkestdawn73darkestdawn73 on March 25th, 2012 03:19 am (UTC)
Thank you! =D
kurimisarangkurimisarang on March 24th, 2012 07:55 pm (UTC)
Aw yeah Buffy, well done ! My favorites are Drusilla and Angel hands down. Aw at the idea of the twins playing the same character.
And wow the Gentlemen, at first glance I totally thought they were clones of each other
darkestdawn73darkestdawn73 on March 25th, 2012 03:23 am (UTC)
Thank you!

Yay another Drusilla lover! She was just crazy and awesome at the same time.

I picked those guys for the Gentlemen because I thought they would look similar after the makeover.
chillyzgrrlsimschillyzgrrlsims on April 9th, 2012 06:44 pm (UTC)
That is awesome!
darkestdawn73darkestdawn73 on April 9th, 2012 07:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!
Simlili: Free hugssimlili on June 4th, 2012 08:53 pm (UTC)
This is so awesome, I found it through your simblr.
I must confess I caught a glimpse of it on the community journal back then, but as I've never watched Buffy (it's my sister's fandom ^^), I probably just... yeah :s

Your Malcolm is all kind of amazing, I even love your Gvau and Fricorith, even though I have this mental illness where I consider them mine and usually don't like seeing them in other people's pics XD But your Fricorith is the best I've seen, better than mine for sure.

Still, the cutest thing was to find Emma Langsford here. As an obsessive CS player, I agree that she's more than a pretty face and totally deserved to be featured here.

Brilliant entry!
darkestdawn73darkestdawn73 on June 4th, 2012 11:21 pm (UTC)
OMG Thank you Simlili!

I have to say that I have a secret obsession with Fricorith and Gvaudoin. I love them so much. When I decided to do the Buffy theme they were the first pre-mades I thought of to include.

I'm glad to see another Emma lover as well! She's awesome.

And your icon is full of win. Slytherin For Life!!