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Man, that guy got major neck in his day...

So, I wanted a nice picture of a throat, for a "Life has me by the throat again" icon. During the search for same, I realized a) I already have one (see current userpic) and b) Mmmmmmm. Neck.

Beyond that, I have no idea where this idea came from, aside from a fairly high level of certainty that its place of origin freezes over rarely and many bunnies get born there.

34 necks. 17 boys, 17 girls. All BtVS or Angel cast regulars or frequent re-occurrings, all screencaps from actual eps. You try to identify the owners. All of them. (I'm not utterly cruel. I'll list out the name choices; you just have to match them up. And the boys are separated from the girls.) Some are easier than others.

The first person to correctly identify all 34 necks, or the person who has the most correct answers by 8 pm on Friday, gets a custom Jossverse LJ icon to their specs and/or a throat-biting drabble with pairing-of-choice. (Fine print within)

Jossverse = BtVS, Angel, or Firefly
Drabble = 100 words.
And/or = you can have both if you want both.
Pairing-of-choice = I'll try any (Buffyverse) pairing you request, but, you know, the Snyder/Angel? Will probably end up being comedy.

All comments will be screened, so no one but the commenter and I will see the guesses. No changing your mind after you post; first guess is the only one that counts. Feel free to add "Oops, b16 is Warren;" or any other comments or corrections you desire; they just won't count towards the number of correct answers.

Girl Neck

g01 g02 g03 g04 g05

g06 g07 g08 g09 g10

g11 g12 g13 g14 g15

g16 g17

Choices: Harmony, Joyce, Faith, Drusilla, Willow, Jenny, Amy, Dawn, Kennedy, Lilah, Kate, Tara, Buffy, Fred, Cordy, Darla, Anya

Boy Neck

b01 b02 b03 b04 b05

b06 b07 b08 b09 b10

b11 b12 b13 b14 b15

b16 b17

Choices: Ethan, Oz, Xander, Groo, Riley, Angel, Lindsey, Wesley, Robin Wood, Lorne, Connor, Doyle, Andrew, Jonathan, Gunn, Giles, Spike

If you have a hankering for the actual neck icons for some reason, feel free. Screencaps from Romance on BtVS, A Buffy Screencap Site,, and wisteria_'s Buffy and Angel screencap collections.

ETA: The winner, with all correct, was swahiligrl. The answers and stats are here.

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2004-03-24 02:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

Okay, I find that I'm cheating because I'm identifying necks by clothing and/or, I'm looking at Connor's neck, transfixed, and unable to tear my eyes off of it, so this game is not for me.

But, I just wanted to say...neckssssssssssssss.
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2004-03-24 02:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

It's ok to identify by clothing and/or accessories; I knew going in that some of them would be identifiable in that way and some wouldn't.

Mmm. Necksssss.
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2004-03-24 02:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

!! I can't believe it - I thought you, of all people, would see the joy that is Snygel!

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2004-03-24 03:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

I do, I do! Just because it's comedy doesn't mean it's not joyful!

Though it still sounds like a brand of lube
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2004-03-24 03:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

Ooo, I love this challenge (the fact that I have a massive thing for collar bones has nothing to do with it). I'll definitely be working on it.
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Ooh. HARD.


2004-03-24 03:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

1- Kennedy
2- Anya
3- Fred
4- Kate
5- Dawn
6- Faith
7- Amy
8- Drusilla
9- Cordy
10- Harmony
11- Buffy
12- Lilah
13- Willow
14- Joyce
15- Tara
16- Jenny
17- Darla

1- Oz
2- Riley
3- Spike
4- Groo
5- Andrew
6- Gunn
7- Jonathan
8- Ethan
9- Lorne
10- Robin Wood
11- Xander
12- Lindsey
13- Giles
14- Wesley
15- Connor
16- Doyle
17- Angel
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Re: Ooh. HARD.


2004-03-24 03:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

You've got 11 right of the girls and 15 of the boys. (Putting you in the lead so far, but then, you're the first person to guess. OTOH, that's a pretty high percentage.)
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2004-03-24 03:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

It has to be sad how long this kept me entertained. Heh. Best bloody quiz I've done in ages!!! Thanks! :D

I know I've probably got at least half of them wrong, but I had to give it a go anyway.

1. Kennedy
2. Darla
3. Anya
4. Kate
5. Dawn
6. Amy
7. Fred
8. Drusilla
9. Cordelia
10. Harmony
11. Buffy
12. Lilah
13. Willow
14. Joyce
15. Tara
16. Faith
17. Jenny

1. Jonathan
2. Angel
3. Spike
4. Xander
5. Andrew
6. Robin Wood
7. Wesley
8. Ethan
9. Lorne
10. Gunn
11. Oz
12. Groo
13. Lindsey
14. Giles
15. Connor
16. Doyle
17. Riley
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2004-03-25 11:45 am (UTC) (Link)

You got 10 girls and 6 boys. And I'm not tellin' which!
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2004-03-24 04:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

Okay, these were really hard. The women more than the men, and I had a harder time with the guys I write than the others--Xander, Spike, Wes and Angel are flat out guesses, and if I got any more than three of the girls right I'll be stunned.

You are evil.


01 Buffy
02 Darla
03 Joyce
04 Anya
05 Dawn
06 Faith
07 Amy
08 Dru
09 Cordy
10 Harmony
11 Lilah
12 Fred
13 Willow
14 Kate
15 Tara
16 Kennedy
17 Jenny


01 Jonathan
02 Angel
03 Spike
04 Lindsey
05 Doyle
06 Robin
07 Xander
08 Ethan
09 Lorne
10 Gunn
11 Riley
12 Andrew
13 Wesley
14 Giles
15 Connor
16 Oz
17 Groo
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2004-03-25 12:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

You got 6 girls right and 4 boys. And I love you dearly. :-P
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2004-03-24 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

I'll try any pairing you request, but, you know, the Snyder/Angel? Will probably end up being comedy.

Poor swmbo. No one takes her ship seriously.
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2004-03-24 05:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

My god that's hard. I do not notice necks apparently. At least not well enough to guess well. ;>)
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2004-03-25 01:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

It's so much fun to see which ones people *think* they know, until faced with only part of a picture. "Uh... buh... hey, this is *hard*!" (I would be terrible at it myself, if I didn't have the advantage of having chosen them.)
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2004-03-24 06:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

gave this a shot - just b/c -- it was fun too -

G01 - Faith
G02 - Buffy
G03 - Cory
G04 - Darla
G05 – Kate
G06 - Fred
G07 - Jenny
G08 – Drusilla
G09 - Lilah
G10 - Harmony
G11 - Amy
G12 – Joyce
G13 - Willow
G14 - Tara
G15 - Kennedy
G16 - Dawn
G17 – Anya

B01 - Spike
B02 - Angel
B03 - Riley
B04 - Andrew
B05 - Groo
B06 – Robin Wood
B07 - Giles
B08 - Ethan
B09 - Lorne
B10 – Gunn
B11 - Xander
B12 – Jonathan
B13 - Wesley
B14 - Lindsey
B15 - Connor
B16 - Doyle
B17 - Oz
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2004-03-25 12:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

You got 3 girls right, and 5 boys. And I'm not telling which! :-P
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2004-03-24 07:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

The ladies:

1) Faith
2) Willow
3) Darla
4) Kate
5) Dawn
6) Amy Madison
7) Fred
8) Drusilla
9) Cordelia
10) Harmony
11) Buffy
12) Lilah
13) Joyce
14) Jenny
15) Tara
16) Kennedy
17) Anya

The boys:

1) Spike
2) Angel
3) Jonathan
4) Andrew
5) Xander
6) Gunn
7) Groo
8) Ethan
9) Lorne
10) Robin Wood
11) Riley
12) Lindsey
13) Giles
14) Wesley
15) Connor
16) Doyle
17) Oz
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2004-03-25 12:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

You got 8 girls right, and 8 boys!
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2004-03-24 07:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

trog directed me here. i'm sure i'm totally wrong but i have to guess:

l to r, top to bottom
Kate, Buffy, Amy, Darla, Dawn
Faith, Cordy, Kenedy, Dru, Harmony
Fred, Lilah, Willow, Joyce, Tara
Jenny, Amy

Spike Lindsey Groo Riley Doyle
Robin Andrew Ethan Lorne Gunn
Jonathan Xander Giles Wes Conner
Oz Angel
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2004-03-25 12:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

You got 6 girls right, and 5 boys. :D
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2004-03-24 10:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

99% sure I will be wrong, wrong, wrong, big-time, but it's fun.

Ones with questions marks, low confidence as to correctness.

You could compile a very interesting list of the most commonly mistaken answers people overall give. So for example if 90% of the people who got B2 wrong said they thought it was Joyce or whatever, you could say "Wow, so and so's neck really looks like Joyce's neck, how interestingly misleading!" For example, if the casting decisions were amazingly neck-accurate, you might find that lots of people think Buffy/Dawn/Joyce have confusingly similar necks, almost as if they were genetically really related. Or you know, not.


A1: Kennedy
A2: Darla?
A3: Buffy?
A4: Kate
A5: Cordy?
B1: Faith?
B2: Dawn?
B3: Dru
B4: Amy?
B5: Harmony
C1: Fred
C2: Lilah
C3: Willow?
C4: Anya?
C5: Tara
D1: Jenny
D2: Joyce?


A1: Spike
A2: Angel
A3: Oz
A4: Andrew
A5: Jonathan?
B1: Gunn
B2: Groo????
B3: Ethan (duh)
B4: Lorne
B5: Wood
C1: Lindsey?
C2: Xander?
C3: Giles
C4: Wesley?
C5: Connor (duh)
D1: Doyle
D2: Riley?

Also, if most people are better at guessing boys (for example, as I did, either that or falsely confident about Connor & Ethan), you'll go, "Hmm, why were the Boys easier to guess? Weird."

Also, to what extent did you mean clothing to be revealing?

All VERY cool.
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2004-03-25 12:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

I think I'm finding, at least, that certain characters either have very recognisable necks, or recognisable costumes/accessories/poses. And that people seem to be getting more boy necks than girl necks right. I think. Heh - watch me count 'em up again and be wrong.

I wasn't being extra devious about clothing -- I was mostly looking for good neck-shots that weren't too automatically revealing of the character. But I knew some of the clothing would be a dead giveaway, and in a couple instances I went with shots that I had a feeling people would assume was one character based on the hair or clothes, when in fact it was another -- but I didn't really go out of my way to look for those. More like, rubbed my hands together and cackled fiendishly when I came across them. *g*

You got 9 girls right, and 7 boys. (And you were right about Connor and Ethan.)
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2004-03-25 12:12 am (UTC) (Link)

G1. Faith?, G2. Buffy?, G3. Darla?, G4. Fred??, G5. Tara?, G6. Dawn?, G7. Joyce, G8. Drusilla?, G9. Kennedy?, G10. Harmony?, G11. Kate?, G12. Lilah?, G13. Jenny?, G14. Amy??, G15. Willow?, G16. Cordy?, G17. Anya?

B1. Spike, B2. Angel, B3. Andrew?, B4. Oz, B5. Doyle?, B6. Gunn?, B7.Jonathan?, B8. Ethan, B9. Lorne, B10. Robin Wood, B11. Giles?, B12. Riley?, B13. Wesley?, B14. Lindsey?, B15. Connor, B16. Xander, B17. Groo?

Please ignore the question marks; they're for my own head-kicking purposes later on. And I switched 17 to Anya at the last minute, so if it was really G4, then I begin my self-kicking now.
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2004-03-25 12:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

You got three girls and five boys. ;-D
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2004-03-25 12:56 am (UTC) (Link)

Someone linked to this on my friends list, and I just had to give it a try. :) It was much harder to guess than I'd expected!

1) Kennedy
2) Willow
3) Fred
4) Amy
5) Jenny
6) Drusilla
7) Buffy
8) Dawn
9) Cordy
10) Harmony
11) Kate
12) Lilah
13) Tara
14) Darla
15) Faith
16) Anya
17) Joyce

1) Connor
2) Spike
3) Angel
4) Lindsey
5) Jonathan
6) Robin Wood
7) Riley
8) Ethan
9) Lorne
10) Gunn
11) Xander
12) Andrew
13) Wesley
14) Giles
15) Oz
16) Doyle
17) Groo
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2004-03-25 12:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

You got 6 girls and 4 boys right. ;-) But I'm not telling which.
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2004-03-25 03:19 am (UTC) (Link)

ok, that was hard!

Dawn, Buffy, Joyce, Jenny, Willow, Fred, Anya, Drusilla, Cordy, Harmony, Kenedy, Lilah, Amy, Kate, Tara, Faith, Darla

Spike, Angel, Oz, Groo, Doyle, Gunn, Andrew, Ethan, Lorne, Wood, Xander, Riley, Giles, Lindsey, Conner, Jonathan, Wesley

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2004-03-25 11:34 am (UTC) (Link)

You got 6 girls right and 8 boys. But I'm not telling which until the weekend! *evil laughter*
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