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(Meta) If Spike played 'The Sims'

23rd November 2011 (02:38)
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Inspired by shapinglight's recent post:




If Spike played 'The Sims':
The house he designed would be extremely nicely decorated, with the wallpaper and carpets and furniture all matching. He'd invest lots of time and energy into giving all his characters fulfilling, active lives, and especially making sure they were all paired off happily in romantic relationships. Especially that cute blonde female character he designed and her platinum-haired boyfriend who is in no way a self-insert character, not at all.



If Buffy played 'The Sims':
The house would be very striking and imaginatively decorated, but there'd be rough bits where she got impatient and just jammed things together. Her characters would manage okay for a while, but slowly get more and more dysfunctional as their needs went unmet. Eventually she'd give up and ask Willow to help sort things out. (She asked Dawn once, but then saw what Dawn did to her own characters and freaked out.)

If Willow played 'The Sims':
She'd build a very basic house and mess around for a while trying to get two female characters to pair off romantically. Then she'd get bored with playing and start modding the game instead, designing her own furniture and trying to hack into the character scripts to get them to perform actions they weren't programmed to do.

If Dawn played 'The Sims':
She'd design a bizarre house with every possible item of furniture crammed in and let her characters live normally in it for a while to see what happened. Then she'd deliberately try to set them on fire or make them starve to death or drive them mad.

If Xander played 'The Sims':
No, he didn't spend an hour searching online for an anatomically-correct nude cheat code after Willow mentioned off-hand that such a thing existed. Honestly.

So - what about the other characters I've not mentioned? Or are there any other computer games that these people would bring their own unique touch to? Let me know in the comments!

Comments

Posted by: goldenusagi (goldenusagi)
Posted at: 23rd November 2011 02:46 (UTC)

Dawn is just a little bit mean. :)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 23rd November 2011 02:52 (UTC)
dawn-squee

They're not real people! They only live inside the computer! (She actually believed they were real for a while, back when she was seven and Buffy assured her it was true. She's borne a grudge against simulated computer people ever since...)



Edited at 2011-11-23 02:52 (UTC)

Posted by: goldenusagi (goldenusagi)
Posted at: 23rd November 2011 03:05 (UTC)

Did Dawn ever watch the series Reboot? :)

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: 23rd November 2011 12:50 (UTC)
Key

Except that she wasn't even real herself at the time...

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 23rd November 2011 14:30 (UTC)

That may also be why she abuses her characters so much; subconsciously she's trying to prove her own reality by demonstrating her total control over virtual characters. :)

Posted by: The One Who Isn't Chosen (gabrielleabelle)
Posted at: 23rd November 2011 05:43 (UTC)

See, I think Spike wouldn't bother too much on the building and decorating of the house. He'd use one of the pre-made ones and just do the minimum needed decorations to get it livable. He might even deck it out in ridiculous fashion with all the OTT stuff EA provides in the game. But he'd totally be focused on the stories of the characters, and he'd have narratives going that he'd write down in the places they give you.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 23rd November 2011 12:24 (UTC)

Don't forget he ate a decorator once, and some of it stuck. :)

Posted by: Mrs Darcy (elisi)
Posted at: 23rd November 2011 08:40 (UTC)
Fanfic by kathyh

Heh. I like it. :)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 23rd November 2011 12:24 (UTC)

:)

Posted by: Beer Good (beer_good_foamy)
Posted at: 23rd November 2011 09:30 (UTC)

Oz would somehow manage to balance all his characters so they handled themselves perfectly, with minimal intervention. Then he'd sit back, remember how he went to a Halloween party as God, and go "Huh."

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 23rd November 2011 12:26 (UTC)

Hee! I can see a scenario where Willow (when they were together) would have spent the last week hacking the game files to get them to handle themselves like that in her game, then Oz would come along and do it all with the unmodded vanilla game. :)

Posted by: ceciliaj (ceciliaj)
Posted at: 23rd November 2011 15:30 (UTC)
ozwillowkiss

Awesome.

Posted by: Sari (sarian71)
Posted at: 23rd November 2011 12:58 (UTC)
Hee!

It's a good thing I wasn't drinking anything when I saw this...

ROTF, this is priceless! I could totally see Spike play The Sims like that.

Oh, and Angel would get extra broody every time his sims refuse to do what he wants them to do.

Edited at 2011-11-23 14:45 (UTC)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 23rd November 2011 15:02 (UTC)

Y'know, I'm not sure Angel even knows how to turn a computer on, let alone play games on them...

Thanks!

Posted by: mr_waterproof (mr_waterproof)
Posted at: 23rd November 2011 18:45 (UTC)

If Vi played Skyrim she'd be exploring and smithing and stealing vegetables. At least that's what Felicia tweeted she's doing today.

Posted by: ladypeyton (ladypeyton)
Posted at: 24th November 2011 01:02 (UTC)

Hey, that's what I've been doing. Wait! Does that mean I'm Felicia Day?!?!

Posted by: mikeda (mikeda)
Posted at: 23rd November 2011 19:08 (UTC)

no way a self-insert character

Spike: Neither of them is at all like...

Dawn: A short blond female named "Bunny Winters". Who is surprisingly strong for her size.

Spike: Total coincidence! And...

Dawn: A platinum blond named "Skype". Who writes poetry and loves to brawl.

Spike: A few minor similarities...

Dawn: Fake cockney accent and a Billy Idol haircut.

Spike: Don't know where you get all of this, Niblet. And that's NOT a fake accent. Besides, Buffy and I are just friends now. And I've totally moved on.

Dawn: Right. Anything you say, Skype.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: 4th December 2011 03:17 (UTC)
If Tara played 'The Sims':

She'd design a farmhouse, with appropriate furniture. Her family would be a father, a mother, a son, and a daughter. She would be happy that the brother wouldn't be mean to the sister, and that the father wouldn't be mean to anyone. But after the mother sim caught a disease and died, she never played the game ever again.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 4th December 2011 19:21 (UTC)
Re: If Tara played 'The Sims':

Aww. :(

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: 19th December 2011 22:34 (UTC)
If Anya played 'The Sims':

"You're crazy," said Anya to Xander. "Why should I help little computer people to make computer money when I could be making real money myself? Why should I help little computer people have orgasms when I could be having real orgasms with you? This game is stupid!"

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 20th December 2011 01:41 (UTC)
Re: If Anya played 'The Sims':

Ever practical. :)

Posted by: The Mezzanine (deird1)
Posted at: 14th March 2012 01:35 (UTC)

Then she'd deliberately try to set them on fire or make them starve to death or drive them mad.

Heh. She so would.

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