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Picked upload! Game of Thrones :: Tywin Lannister

by billielith Posted 24th Dec 2017 at 3:50 PM - Updated 26th Dec 2017 at 3:02 PM by billielith
20 Comments / replies (Who?) - 8 Feedback Posts, 12 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.




Merry Christmas!

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Tywin Lannister, as a sim as portrayed by actor Charles Dance in TV series Game of Thrones
Family, wisdom, legacy, control.


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Tywin Lannister, the authority of the eternal yesterday, the customs sanctified by their immemorial validity and the habit rooted in men to respect them.

Some rather say he is a megalomaniac, with an alcoholic daughter, a narcissistic elder son and his younger son a dwarf with Napoleon Syndrome.

Despite all his claims about Family, if you look at his actions he is first and foremost a Fortune sim. He claims family is his motivation but if you think about it, the true motivation is his family's position - the shine, the respect, the superiority, the Popularity. Yet he is too much of a loner to be a Popularity sim. In my game I have freetime, and I made him a Fortune/Family sim. Up to you to decide what you want him to be - yet I don't imagine Tywin Lannister playing with the fridge door or jumping on the couch. Zodiac : In the sims game, Tywin would be the purest Scorpio. Very Neat, Shy, Very Active, Very Serious and Very Grouchy, as the Red Wedding tells us Tywin isn't afraid to cheat to win the game.


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Actor Charles Dance is charismatic
I seem to have this sort of aristocratic demeanor
He likes swimming, riding a bike, playing the ukulele and the guitar, poetry, white wine and to sleep early.

About old actors
If we retire, there'll be nobody to play the old wrinklies, and that would be a dreadful shame.

Mr. Charles Dance on Wiki
Mr. Charles Dance on imdb
Mr. Charles Dance on the French Wiki
Mr. Charles Dance on the French imdb (AllŰ Cinť)
Mr. Charles Dance on the Game of Thrones Wiki
Who Do You Think You Are - Charles Dance finds out he has sisters!
SPOILER ALERT! - An interview - post-Season 4 - with many Game of Thrones actors and actresses, including Mr. Dance


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Tywin Lannister Quotes
Lannisters donít act like fools.

The future of our family will be determined in these next few months. Before long Iíll be dead, and you, and your brother, and your sister, and all of her children. All of us dead, all of us rotting in the ground. Itís the family name that lives on. Thatís all that lives on.

What makes a good king? Wisdom! A wise king knows what he knows, and what he doesnít Ö A wise, young king listens to his counselors and heeds their advice.

This will be my last war, win or lose. Do you know what Ďlegacyí means? Itís what you pass down to your children, and your childrenís children. Itís what remains of you when youíre gone.

Mílord. Low-born girls say mílord, not my lord. If youíre going to pose as a commoner, you should do it properly.

Any man who must say ĎI am the king!í is no true king. Iíll make sure you understand that when Iíve won your war for you.


^ I love this scene so much. Watch everyone's face after Joffrey (the young king) dares yelling at Tywin and criticizing his war maneuvers. They all fear Tywin's reaction. Watch Joffrey fidget as Tywin stays very calm, complete master of the situation, yet destroys his grandson's ego by saying one short sentence.

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^ I love this one as well. Everyone else in Westeros is terrified of young king Joffrey. Tywin gets the upper hand by saying one short sentence here again.




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INCLUDED!!! - INCLUDED!!! - Everything! :D

If you download the Sim you get everything, the separate downloads are for those who just want one specific part.
The sim you get is an adult. Feel free to turn him to an elder if you want, but elder sims walk, talk and act in a way that I felt unfitting for my Tywin.





Additional Credits:
THE GOLDEN LIST
All the fantastic, patient, kind people who helped me along the way of making this sim, either on the Creator's Feedback Forum, on my thread about mesh problems, or on the Where Can I Find forum!

A big, big thank you from the bottom of my heart! This has been team work!
My Tywin wouldn't be the same without you!

Lamare
Red Sonja
Rosebine
joandsarah77
d4RE
Liz
malfoya
Zena-Dew-Drop
hedgekat
Nysha
maxon
simsample
velvetina
Lili975
Charity
Rebellina




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Enjoy!
Thank you MTS for the Picked Upload!

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BillieLith_TywinLannister_SIM.zip 5.91 MB 117 24th Dec 2017
BillieLith_TywinLannister_Beard.zip 446.5 KB 80 24th Dec 2017
BillieLith_TywinLannister_Eyebags.zip 20.8 KB 76 24th Dec 2017
BillieLith_TywinLannister_Freckles.zip 15.2 KB 73 24th Dec 2017
BillieLith_TywinLannister_Hair.zip 810.2 KB 73 24th Dec 2017
BillieLith_TywinLannister_Outfit.zip 391.3 KB 84 24th Dec 2017
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Field Researcher
#2 Old 24th Dec 2017 at 9:21 PM
24 downloads and no comments??!!! I can't believe it. I looked at that first picture and thought, "Is that the sim or is that Dance?" I'm still not positive but finally decided it must be Dance since he is wearing armor and last you said you had given up on the armor temporarily. This is such a fantastic job, @billithlith. I'm not playing a Game of Thrones neighborhood at the moment but I'll find a place for Tywin in my game somewhere. He is too good not to. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
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#3 Old 25th Dec 2017 at 11:33 AM Last edited by billielith : 29th Dec 2017 at 4:27 PM.
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Originally Posted by hedgekat
24 downloads and no comments??!!! I can't believe it. I looked at that first picture and thought, "Is that the sim or is that Dance?" I'm still not positive but finally decided it must be Dance since he is wearing armor and last you said you had given up on the armor temporarily. This is such a fantastic job, @billithlith. I'm not playing a Game of Thrones neighborhood at the moment but I'll find a place for Tywin in my game somewhere. He is too good not to. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

lol, thank you for that first comment, for your kind compliments and for your help with his nose. And you're welcome, you're welcome, you're welcome, lol.

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Originally Posted by maxon
Well, it was an epic journey Billielith, but he looks great. Good job,

It was an epic journey indeed, nothing about him was just easy or instantly done, every detail required work to end up correctly. And thanks so much, Maxon. You truly solved my problem with the hair by putting my focus on the ponytail mesh.

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Originally Posted by Sandy2Simmer
Fantastic job! Thank you very much!

Thanks Sandy, I hope you enjoy having the Lannister alpha lion in your game.

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Originally Posted by Red Sonja
He is GORGEOUS!!!!!

Thank you! I am happy with how he turned out. It took time and a lot of versions but Mr. Dance finally emerged in that face! lol.

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Originally Posted by Liz
.*oßO BRAVA!! Oßo*.

Billielith, he looks amazing. So regal and disdainful and seen-it-all, and he's got charisma just falling out of his pockets. Smiled to see Lorne/Andy at the table. Could not agree more about making him an adult and not an elder. This is not a dude who slouches. (^_^)

Mr. Dance is so amazing indeed, he is an officer of the Order of the British Empire, you know? I really hope he likes this sim. He has been rewarded so many times in his extremely brilliant career. He's been playing the aristocrats in theaters, on tv and in movies since 1974!

I know I can't do it, but I'm still going to do it. - M. C. Escher
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#4 Old 26th Dec 2017 at 1:32 PM Last edited by billielith : 29th Dec 2017 at 4:28 PM.
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Originally Posted by NixNivis
Delurking to say you did a fantastic job on this Sim. Charles Dance could use him as a mirror! (Dance is one of my favourite actors of all time, BTW - and I really, really like his Tywin, there's a human aspect to him I think book Tywin doesn't have. Dance's Tywin almost has a heart. Sort of. Hidden somewhere deep, deep down. )


Thanks so much NixNivis. And indeed, Mr. Dance does a fantastic job playing Tywin. When we see him interact with Arya he indeed shows some emotions. He told Arya she reminded him of his daughter, but Cersei never made him smile nor laugh the way Arya did. I think Arya reminds him of Joanna. But he will never admit that. Joanna's death is the reason he killed his emotions in the first place, and he will not go back there, as he refuses to show any weakness now. A lot of people admire Tywin's success but I think he is a sad, sad man. Arya is the closest thing to a friend that he had in a very long time.


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Originally Posted by Lamare
The sim is fantastic! As well as the description and pictures. You've gone a long way from "kinda resembling" to "very-very alike"
It was interesting to watch your work in progress.

Thanks so much, Lamare! :D
I appreciated your constructive criticism so, soo much. You were so always on the point. I've appreciated your honesty and your eye for spotting what worked and what didn't. You helped me get this sim better! He wouldn't have been so 'very-very alike' without you!


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Originally Posted by Azelanne
Good job! I liked how you shared pics of your process - it's interesting to see how different creators do things.

Thank you Azelanne! Tywin has certainly been a lot of work, so many details to process. And the game was not made to make sims like him. My facebook friends were flooded with updates every week and some of them are glad that it's finally over, lol.


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Originally Posted by joandsarah77
Great to see him up, he looks fantastic. :D

Thank you! You helped me a great deal as well. You helped me see how he needed another hair mesh than the Maxis bald one. In fact I am considering to make a set of his current hair mesh, for other sims.

I know I can't do it, but I'm still going to do it. - M. C. Escher
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#5 Old 26th Dec 2017 at 11:24 PM
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Originally Posted by PenelopeT
You really did a great job with him.

Thank you Penelope. :D

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Originally Posted by d4RE
I've been so waiting for this one. He looks wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

Thank you! And thanks for your help on the Feedback forum. He smiles a lot as a sim, that's a little weird, lol. Enjoy!

I know I can't do it, but I'm still going to do it. - M. C. Escher
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#6 Old 29th Dec 2017 at 4:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Ninaerys
I don't think that someone can do a better Tywin Lannister than yours. This is very very good. Bravo and merci beaucoup.

Thank you so much! Merci, c'est trŤs gentil!

I know I can't do it, but I'm still going to do it. - M. C. Escher
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#7 Old 5th Jan 2018 at 1:12 AM
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Originally Posted by malfoya
Fantastic job and an amazing likeness! Love seeing your process. It's always fun to see a project from the beginning to the end..

Thank you! And it's true, we rarely get to see the process behind a project. I keep repeating it, but I feel so thankful for all the help I had for this one. People's support felt incredible!

In Sims games people can have an idea of the work we do, because we all have to go through CAS. In other circumstances most people would never guess the 'behind the scenes' work. Like for example in Game of Thrones. They work so hard to make it as realistic as possible, not just the actors, but all the people making the sets and costumes. Once I've watched a 'behind the scene' where they were making the prosthetics for the White Walkers. I could never do something like that! It's incredible the countless hours these people can put on each piece!

I know I can't do it, but I'm still going to do it. - M. C. Escher
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 18th Jan 2018 at 2:24 AM
Really, really good. Really, really nice. :D

My derring-do allows me to dance the rigadoon around you. But by the time I'm close to you, I lose my desideratum.
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#9 Old 18th Jan 2018 at 9:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Namiex3
Really, really good. Really, really nice. :D

Thanks so much! So are yours. Especially your Arya! :D

I know I can't do it, but I'm still going to do it. - M. C. Escher