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    Challenge: Xanadu

    Post by Cyber on Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:43 pm

    The theme for this competition is Xanadu.

    Here's the brief:

    Create a lot, Sim or scene based on the theme of Xanadu. Use any custom content you deem necessary. Image editors may NOT be used to enhance the scenes, except to age the images (so NO picture tubes or filters apart from sepia).

    If you do a quick search for Xanadu online, you'll find a number of angles from which to approach the project. Up to you which angle you choose but provide a brief explanation with your images.

    Have fun!


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    Re: Challenge: Xanadu

    Post by lipsy on Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:25 pm

    I started working on a lot for this then lost inspiration...if it's still open then I'll try to carry on with it. I found some more CC to use Razz


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    Re: Challenge: Xanadu

    Post by Cyber on Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:26 pm

    lipsy wrote:I started working on a lot for this then lost inspiration...if it's still open then I'll try to carry on with it. I found some more CC to use Razz

    Yeah, go for it!


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    Re: Challenge: Xanadu

    Post by lipsy on Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:32 pm

    Okie dokie Smile


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    Re: Challenge: Xanadu

    Post by lipsy on Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:26 am

    I finally got the look I was aiming for...and created a scene based on the poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge






















    (I cheated slightly on this pic - that big blue sky looked empty without a sun, so I added one!)


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    Re: Challenge: Xanadu

    Post by Cyber on Sat Jul 17, 2010 6:53 pm

    OMG

    This is gorgeous! It must have taken you ages to put all of this together, so thank you for taking such time and effort to make it and post it here. Is it on any other Sims fora?

    A stunning eastern theme - I'd honestly forgotten the poetic roots of Xanadu (I'll blush whilst admitting that Embarassed ) , so this is a really amazing angle to work from. Truly impressive, hon.

    I can forgive the added sun - it was needed. sunny

    EDIT: Note the new rank! Cool


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    Re: Challenge: Xanadu

    Post by lipsy on Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:58 pm

    I has a new rank? Awww! Thank you! Glad you liked!

    I vaguely remembered the poem, I always liked the first two lines. I spotted it when I did my Google search for Xanadu.

    The scene took me about three evenings to complete, I hadn't realised how much Moroccan/Indian CC I'd got and it took ages to sort through it!

    It's not posted anywhere else, I did it for here I might post it on my Facebook at some point though.


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    Re: Challenge: Xanadu

    Post by lipsy on Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:53 pm

    What would your take on it have been? I'm curious now! And I've had Olivia Newton-John stuck in my head since I read the theme btw!


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    Re: Challenge: Xanadu

    Post by Cyber on Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:12 pm

    lipsy wrote:What would your take on it have been? I'm curious now! And I've had Olivia Newton-John stuck in my head since I read the theme btw!

    I'd been watching Citizen Kane when I thought of it. His home was called Xanadu and was supposed to represent his whole world as he wanted it, within his own gates. He never finished it and the opulence fell to rack and ruin.

    But I did have the Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Titch song in my head too...



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