WOOOO! Finale!! :D I can only hope I did this season justice. I'm really excited for the next one. I know I didn't really focus on Bonnie that much this season, but as the new banner will hint, she'll have her moment in the sun. I did feel bad about taking her precious Jordy away from her, but I felt that things wouldn't have worked out between them anyway.
Writing about Bonnie's attempt to off herself was hard for me, because I didn't want to make light of it, but I also didn't want to delve so deeply into it that it became a trigger. So why do it in the first place, you ask? Well, because I had to put her in the psychiatric hospital for something. You'll find out more about that in the next season. :) Also, I know it's a little dramatic to have a character so distraught over a break-up that they have a mental breakdown, but it'll all make sense soon...promise.
The Season Two banner is a lot darker and a lot more "glamorous", mostly because it will deal with some "darker" issues and, well, I just really wanted to have a high-fashion photo shoot. To me, the Season One banner symbolized new beginnings (Michele and Alex finally getting together, Mark getting kicked out of the trailer, Ella moving away from Bridgeport, etc.) so it was much brighter and perkier. Now, with all that has happened (Ella "stealing" Jordan, Mark completely destroying Ella, Bonnie basically having her heart ripped out of her chest, etc.), it would make sense that the banner would be a lot gloomier.
But really, the main point of this banner is to show that high-fashion photo shoots are SO FUN. Seriously. You get to dress your sims up in absurd makeup, decadent outfits, and snooty poses, and with a few lighting tricks, it doesn't look ridiculous. I tried to keep it as close to "them" as possible, so I didn't go all-out for Michele (she just isn't the type) but I really went for it with Ella and Bonnie. She has blue eyeshadow, but you can't tell in the banner. ANYWAY, it's no fair to keep talking about the banner and not showing it to you guys, so I'll post it here ahead of time.
|Zee new banner!|
And of course, the Season 2 theme song:
I'll be taking a few days to prep for the next season (I have to update the character profiles), so expect a new chapter from season 2 very shortly.
'Till next time,