About: In 1989 or 1990, I (aikea_guinea) started writing a story- I let my best friend (rosewalker) read it, and pretty soon we were both writing. Over the next 15+ years, "The Stories" went through multiple incarnations, including a very short (4 pages) graphic novel. We kept this up on and off for years, the most recent versions scribbled out sometime while we were in college. Back in June of '05 I realized I had the resources to do yet another version. With Sims as our actors, we've started 'the stories' again. We're not trying to be the next Shakespeare, just writing something we think is entertaining and hope that it entertains others out there.
And, thanks to this wacky intra-web thing, we now have an audience. We'd like to thank everyone who's read this, and send out an extra special thanks to everyone who takes a few seconds/minutes/whatever to comment. We're shameless comment whores and love reading everyone's reactions.
There really is a Deception Pass. It's a state park located on the northern end of Whidbey Island in Washington State. I've had a chance to visit and it's just amazing.
The skin I originially used for Emily & James was called 'Semloh bumpmapped light nude skin'. Late first season new skintones are custom made by myself and will not be availble at any time as I modified the work of others strictly for personal use. Eye colors are also done by myself and will not be available.
I have been doing this for nearly four years and have over 25,000 very unorganized downloads in addition to the custom content I create. There's no way I can keep track of everything. However, feel free to ask where something came from! Even if I can't answer you, chances are someone out there knows where to find it.
Q: When is the next episode coming out? A: Episodes take about a month to complete. This includes writing, set building, costuming, simming, and daily battles with ADD.
Q: Can you make -insert sim here- available for download so I can use them in my own game? A: No. I don't share my sims. They're the physical manifestation of the people who live in my head, a lot more than just a collection of 1's and 0's. I don't like the thought of them being out there in the world.
Q: So is Tristan named after that Patrick Wolf song? A: No. The entity known as 'Tristan' was named in April of 2005, I first heard Patrick Wolf in November of 2005. The similarities are purely coincidental.
Q: Are you going to make Tristan's tattoos available for download? A: No. They're very personal and I'm uncomfortable with sharing them, especially now that I have the wings tattooed on my own real life back.
Q: How come the men look like the cure? A: I don't know what you're talking about.
Q: Is Chris supposed to be Spike? A: Actually, Spike was based on Chris.
Q: But I thought Spike was based on Billy Idol? A: No no, Billy Idol was based on Spike, who was based on Chris. Got it? Good.
Q: Since you guys are totally ripping off Buffy, will there be any lesbian loving anytime soon? A: It always comes back to the lesbian loving, doesn't it...
Q: What are all those words on the preview pictures before each episode? A: Lyrics. Here's a running list of the songs used so far on the off chance anyone is interested.
Prologue: 'Bells For Her', Tori Amos Episode 1: 'Faith', The Cure Episode 2: 'Iiiee', Tori Amos Episode 3: 'Cold', The Cure Episode 4: 'Beyond the Pale', The Mission Episode 5: 'Liquid Diamonds', Tori Amos Episode 6: 'Out Of Mind', The Cure Episode 7: 'Alpha Man', The Mission Episode 8: 'Sweet Surrender', Sarah McLachlan Episode 9: 'The Sky Is A Poisonous Garden', Concrete Blonde Episode 10: 'Mine Eyes', Switchblade Symphony Episode 11: 'Gloomy Sunday', Billie Holiday Episode 12: 'Spark', Tori Amos Episode 13: 'Little Earthquakes', Tori Amos Episode 14: Original Poem by Sara Zeuty Episode 15: 'Spring Haze', Tori Amos Episode 16: 'Wasteland', The Mission Episode 17: 'Bells For Her', Tori Amos Episode 18: 'Doughnut Song', Tori Amos Episode 19: 'Wake (RSV)', The Mission Episode 20: 'Iieee', Tori Amos Episode 21: 'Idumea', traditional Episode 22-1: 'Cassandra', Cruxshadows Episode 22-2: 'Winterborn', Cruxshadows
Episode 1: 'From One Jesus to Another', The Mission and 'Hydra', Ego Likeness Episode 2: 'Secret Garden', Patrick Wolf Episode 3: 'Forty-One Ways', Azam Ali Episode 4: 'Forty-One Ways', Azam Ali Episode 5: 'The Waitress', Tori Amos Episode 6: 'The Raven', Edgar Allen Poe Episode 7: '(Don't Fear) The Reaper,' Blue Oyster Cult