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Your close-up Ms. Langerak

Kaylynn has always been a bit of a dreamer, her eyes full of stars and her nose in a book, so cleaning houses was a bit of a rude awakening. She decided to stay in Pleasantview until she gets her big break but campy science fiction, low budget slasher flicks and modeling skin care products are not her idea of a break. She knows she could get more screen time if she'd return to her natural golden hair color but like her screen idols she wants casting directors to see her as dark, mysterious and wickedly clever. At times Kay forgets that the cameras are off and fills her life with intrigue much to the chagrin of the ladies of Pleasantview. Her flirtations with Mr. Pleasant and Don Lothario amuse her but she's not ready to settle down while she's still struggling to touch the hearts and minds of the SimNation. In the meantime she doesn't mind catching some sun and reading the latest, greatest novel.

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lovelyxwow
Dec. 20th, 2011 08:23 pm (UTC)
I love how lovely your Kaylynn looks! Her house definitely looks dreamy and whimsical. :)
sidgwick
Dec. 23rd, 2011 12:53 am (UTC)
Thanks! Dreamy and whimsical are my favorite styles but not many of the maxis made characters give me that vibe but it seemed to fit Kaylynn pretty well.
niloublue
Dec. 20th, 2011 10:52 pm (UTC)
Kaylinn looks great and her house is really pretty!
Also, the last picture is amazing! :D
sidgwick
Dec. 23rd, 2011 12:51 am (UTC)
I took several shots for that last picture but that was my first one and it really captured what I was trying for. I'm glad you liked it!
atticbox
Dec. 21st, 2011 05:49 am (UTC)
Really love her house. It is so compact and yet has such personality! I think it is cute. I also like the bit of bio you have for her. That is quite interesting. :)
sidgwick
Dec. 23rd, 2011 12:49 am (UTC)
I felt like she deserved her own house since she's always sort of a passive character. I didn't want her to just be the maid that only exists when Don or Daniel call her for woohoo or to clean their messes. Plus I needed a character to live in the little trailer park I made ;)
ani_dw
Dec. 21st, 2011 06:18 am (UTC)
Great make-over for Kaylyn, that house looks amazing.
sidgwick
Dec. 23rd, 2011 12:56 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm glad you liked both makeovers :)
sims2snfkggh
Dec. 21st, 2011 06:42 am (UTC)
Freakin' awesome! Never seen something cheap like this that looked so cool! =D
sidgwick
Dec. 23rd, 2011 12:55 am (UTC)
It was nice working with a small space. I felt like her place was most realistic. I'm glad you enjoyed it :)
sims2snfkggh
Dec. 23rd, 2011 01:42 pm (UTC)
Haha, I like working with small placed too! It seems like it's so much more cosy when I've decorate it! =D
meetme2theriver
Dec. 21st, 2011 08:06 am (UTC)
Oh, I love this. :) There's such wonderful detail in her little house. And I really like your background story for her, much more nuanced than the usual interpretations of her, where she's often a helpless family sim looking for love in the wrong places, or an evil homewrecker. I like that she has career ambitions.
sidgwick
Dec. 23rd, 2011 01:02 am (UTC)
Yay! I'm glad you liked it :)

Midway through my makeovers I realized it would be fun to give Kaylynn her own makeover. I think maxis did a fair job with most of their backstories but it was unfortunate that romance sims are the least nuanced by default (ie Don and Daniel in this case). With Kaylynn it seems like the natural next step is to label her a homewrecker because all you really get about her is the sexy maid outfit and the fact that she's a love interest for two guys. It seemed like it would be fun to give her this whole other life outside Pleasantview instead of having her be gaga over either Don or Daniel.
galialady
Dec. 21st, 2011 10:23 am (UTC)
So nice!!! :D I especially like the advertise poster she did for makeup - Really cool what you did!!
sidgwick
Dec. 23rd, 2011 01:03 am (UTC)
The ad was fun to do. Partly because I figured it would be hilarious for Kaylynn to do ads that Angela or Lilith would see. For some reason I see them both finding her even more annoying as a result.
selenaq13
Dec. 21st, 2011 07:32 pm (UTC)
I like how you portrayed her character and dreams. Let Pleasantview have a whole new respect for Ms. Langerak!
sidgwick
Dec. 23rd, 2011 01:05 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
olivethegreat
Dec. 22nd, 2011 04:31 am (UTC)
I really like her house but I love what you have done with her! I like the idea of her being an aspiring actress. :)
sidgwick
Dec. 23rd, 2011 01:08 am (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed the makeover and the house! I think the Kims are the only family in the game that have any celebrity feel about them. I figured since actors often take jobs with semi-flexible hours that Kaylynn must just be doing the maid thing while she tries for her big break. Plus, it was fun doing some photoshoots with her.
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