Hetal out to an early lead, then William overtakes her, then Hetal and William are neck-and-neck, but Chris is coming up from behind….
And it’s a tie! Hetal and William!
A TIE? Seriously? How can you do this to me??
I jumped the gun and wrote up the results with an hour left on the poll because surely there are not enough simblog readers out there for voting to really go up to the end. Then I finished writing, reloaded the blog, and with 45 minutes to go one more person voted.
13 people have voted in this poll. I wasn’t entirely sure there were 13 people READING simblogs :). I feel loved, guys. Thank you!
Marigold Maldano: 0 (0%)
Hetal Anjali: 7 (53%)
Rick Lugosi: 3 (23%)
Chris Whoovian: 6 (46%)
William Pierce: 7 (53%)
Below is the post I wrote before the final check. As the arbiter of ties, I’m going to let it stand. But William’s come-from-behind half-victory is going to have to factor in somehow…
And it’s Hetal Anjali by one vote!
I spent a stupid amount of time reloading the poll to watch the voting. It was nail biting.
Well, color me surprised. Hetal was my favorite. I tried not to let it show. Not sure if I succeeded :). She just really has a face that hearkens to fairy tale witches while also being nontraditionally attractive. I figured one of the spicy celebrity sims would win.
Also, as the generations roll, finding an EA sim who looks really interesting is going to get harder. I don’t know how many generations it takes for townies to end up with totally bland faces with the genetic mixer, but it turns out to not be very many. It’s not really EA’s fault; there are mathematical reasons why this is a hard problem, assuming faces are paired up essentially randomly. At any rate, I see a lot of celebrity sims in this legacy’s future, so it’s nice to get in an EA one.
William would have been my second choice because of the legendary Spike cheekbones. Though truth be told, the designer used some makeup shading on his cheeks, so I don’t know how hollowed out they really are without taking off the makeup — I assume they’re as high and prominent as the editor can handle. (And OK, I wouldn’t mind watching him walk around my game for a generation either. But I was trying to think only about his genes.)
Random side-note: I’m not sure that even James Marsters ever really had the Spike cheekbones. In some shots you can actually tell he’s sucking in his cheeks to get that effect. Snerk.
After that, it was a toss-up between Chris and Marigold. Nobody liked Marigold. Poor sim. Let’s not tell her. Then again, she was never in danger of having to marry Allison, which you might view as a benefit.
Note: I did a Google search, and it turns out that there is in fact a way to back-hack a poll into a post. I will try this in the future. Instructions here.
Now I can go back to playing!