Catch-up time!

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Wow, it’s been a little while! Sorry for the lack of posts, but I’ve been working on my blog in other ways, like preparing for a patterns page. Meanwhile, in my town I’ve had both set-backs and progress, and I’ve been able to visit a few friends’ towns. 🙂

On my last post I left off in the middle of the Acorn Festival, and I guess my Rotten Acorn fortune from Cornimer had some truth to it, because I had quite a week. >_<

Dead red turnip farm

I knew I must have missed a day of watering when I stepped outside to see all of my red turnips wilted and dead. 😥 I don’t even want to figure out how much money I lost. :/ But I just liked having a little red turnip farm, to be honest.

Dead flowers on island

You can’t see all of the loss in this picture, but a lot of flowers from my island were gone, and I’m sure some were hybrids.

Dead flowers in my blue rose breeding area

My blue rose breeding spot took the worst hit, I think, with three precious flowers gone. 😦

I'm moving, and it's sad. But the IMPORTANT thing is it's all about me. 'Cause I'm moving. And it's sad. Later! From, Baabara

And the one time I forgot to check my neighbors, Baabara snuck out on me. She came from Kammile’s town, and we were going to try and move her back there, I’m so sorry! 😥 There were many neighbors in my ninth slot at the time because I didn’t know she was going to move, and didn’t clear my slots before she moved. Because of that, it wasn’t even really worth trying to do the trade… 😦 She’s the first neighbor to move out who I was trying to keep! I’m usually pretty good about checking neighbors, but I guess a mistake was bound to happen eventually.

Failed money tree

This isn’t really as big of a deal, but just to continue with this list of unfortunate events…😛 The 30,000 bells I planted here in my last post didn’t grow into a money tree.

Successful money tree

But the good news is that I tried again and it worked this time! 🙂 It’s still the same color as the tree beside it, though, so I don’t think my theory about money trees being a different color from regular trees in the Fall is true. xP

A new purple tulip and a new jacob's ladder

Growing a new purple tulip and jacob’s ladder that day was a nice reminder that I can grow back my missing hybrids. 🙂

Your secret fortune: Mini Acorn

Another good sign of better things to come, I got a Mini Acorn fortune rather than a Rotten Acorn fortune from Cornimer this time. 😆

Yeppers, looks like it's time for your prize. How 'bout a forest floor?

On the final day of the Acorn Festival, I received the final piece of the Mush series from Cornimer! I also participated in my dad’s town, and once before in a previous town, so I have three sets of the Mush series now. 😛 Let me know if you’re missing some pieces, I’d be happy to help out.

Sally's house exterior

A new house! It’s the same as Curt’s. I wish the villagers with this house shape would choose the pink house style, so I could have double wooden fans in the top window.

Sally: Nice to meet you! Out for a nice evening walk, are you, nutmeg?

Sally’s my replacement for Baabara. I like her catchprase, nutmeg. 🙂 I’ve never had her before, so I’ll try to get her picture before she moves (and Tipper’s!).

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Rosewood

Skye from Rosewood, known as Monkeydoodle on Animal Crossing Community, sent me a private thread asking if I could put my path patterns on ACC’s gallery. Sadly, I can’t, because ACC’s palettes 12 and 13 are different from AC:WW’s. But then she invited me over to her town, and I brought some path patterns with me, as well as two pieces of blue furniture (she’s collecting that series), and flowers to help with her breeding spots. 🙂

Walking into Skye's town Rosewood

My first step into Rosewood. 😀 Nice outfit, I like it!

Helping to arrange hybrid production areas in Rosewood

These breeding spots look improved to me, good luck with growing hybrids! 😀

Displaying some of my patterns at Rosewood's Able Sisters

I displayed a few of my patterns at Ables’, like the spaced brown bricks and cobblestone paths. We were careful about saving from here on out because we had a WiFi crash after arranging the hybrid-production gardens, and had to do them all over again. >_<

Skye and Twisk

Just a picture of our charas, Skye and Twisk, outside the shops ^^

Skye also wanted help with laying paths, and since guests can’t lay patterns on the ground, I thought I could help by making a gridded map of Rosewood with Sarouk’s town map generator.

Forest of acorn trees in Rosewood

While I was looking around her town to pick out the right acres from the site, I saw some nice spots, like this group of multi-colored trees and acorns. So pretty & autumnal! 🍃

Bluebear's house exterior in Rosewood

I also couldn’t help checking what neighbors were about town~ Bluebear is one of many peppy villagers I love 😀

Nibbles's house exterior in Rosewood

Argh, why can’t I find such great house styles for my second AC:WW town? These cozy cottages are exactly the types I’m looking for 😛

Rosewood town map

Rosewood’s in-game map, vs. the one I made with Sarouk’s town map generator:

Rosewood gridded map

Isn’t it cool how all of the major buildings are on one side of the river, and most of the villagers’ houses are on the other side?

Rosewood gridded map with path plans by me

I think this is how I would lay patterns if it were my town, but everyone has different ways of planning paths (and many have great all-natural towns with no patterns!), so feel free to do your own thing. 🙂 The orange squares are for the main road, and the yellow squares are for side paths.

Before Skye had to leave, she told me that there was a surprise for me in the recycling bin. Ooh, a surprise xD

Skye's gift for me: golden tools in the recycling bin

Wow, all the golden tools! 😯 Thank you!!

Thank you Skye for the gift!

I think I’ll give them to my character Amy in Red Bank since Twisk is reasonably close to earning them herself (9 more fish, 3 more bugs 😀 )

Saying goodbye to Skye

We say our goodbyes and I’m still in shock. 😆 Thank you for having me over! I’ll invite you to my town when I’m finished cleaning up and re-decorating. 🙂

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Nimrodel, StarCity

I felt bad about Baabara sneaking out when I had told Kammile that I would try my best in moving her back to StarCity, so I offered to give her a new Baabara from an extra gamecard I have. When Kammile let me know that Bud moved out of StarCity Friday, I started resetting over and over, hoping to find a town with Baabara, but she refused to appear. >_< Fortunately, Kammile told me that she would also be happy with Gabi, who'd just snuck out of her town; or Peanut, one of her favorites from her original town. It was Peanut who appeared first! So I completed Nook’s chores in that town and time-travelled day by day until she moved out — all the way into December!

While resetting for Baabara (or Gabi or Peanut), I named all the towns Nimrodel in case I found my second dream town, which is the name I’m leaning towards now instead of Trildale.

Kammile arrives in cycle town Nimrodel to transfer Peanut

To complete the trade, Kammile from StarCity and Violet from Nimrodel swapped friend codes, and Kammile came over to Nimrodel. There wasn’t much to do, but it was cool being in a temporary town because we could run around all we wanted (we chased each other at one point 😛 ), take flowers, chop down trees, drop stuff on the ground, and look for dandelions and four leaf clovers (didn’t find any of the latter 😦 ).

Visiting my poor empty house in Nimrodel

The humble beginning we all start with: a cardboard box, candle, and radio. xD

Creating fake snow by blowing dandelion puffs

It’s unfortunate that Peanut finally moved out just days before snow would cover the ground, but we created fake snow by blowing the dandelion puffs littering the ground. 😛

Pelly dress

What a cute Pelly dress! ❤

Kammile displaying a pattern at Nimrodel's Able Sisters

She displayed the Pelly dress, along with a pattern gift for me, a brick path with a circular grassy garden in the middle. Thank you Kammile! 😀 I’ll definitely have Twisk or another character from Dafdilly pick up this pattern before I delete Nimrodel.

Visiting where Peanut used to live

We visit Peanut’s vacant spot… she must’ve had a gardening hobby at one point. 🌼

We both try on the Pelly dress in the Post Office, in front of Pelly and Phyllis

Three Pellys, and one Phyllis! ^^ I don’t blame them for staring 😛

Off through the gate to StarCity

Kammile invited me to visit her town even though it’s under construction, which was really nice of her. 🙂

Admiring the pattern decorations at StarCity's entrance

It didn’t look under construction to me! in fact, these might be my favorite pattern decorations I’ve seen in her town 😮

Kammile's pink house and patterns landscaping in front

We went straight to Kammile’s house, and spent most of our time there, because she’s keeping her Halloween party decorations under wraps.

Noticing a new lattice fence design

I loove the look of Kammile’s pink mansion, together with the exquisite landscaping — worthy of a manor — in the front yard!

Inside Kammile's house

Aww, two of her favorite neighbors’ pictures on the living room table. 🙂 Hopefully both will move back!

Weird close-up of the star on the Christmas tree

I had zoomed in to take a different picture, but when I walked towards the back room, I got such a strange view of the festive tree’s star. xD

Kammile's back garden of pink and orange flowers

Kammile had to change a few things in her back room, so I waited outside in the garden.

Kammile's café room

This is her back room after the changes: a café! It has such a cozy atmosphere with grassy bricks 🙂

Observing how your character's eye shrinks when you wear the mummy mask

Kammile found out that your eye gets smaller when wearing this mask, so it was really cool seeing it for myself on one of my own characters. I wonder what Twisk would look like with it on, since she has such big eyes!

Peanut: Oh, WOW! It's like, you! Hey, you! It's ME! C'mon! You remember me, right? Peanut from Nimrodel?! Of COURSE you remember me, silly! YAY ME!

Of course, I had to go visit Peanut before leaving since she was the whole purpose of these WiFi sessions. 😛 And she remembered me, aw!

I’m glad the trade worked — hopefully we can do it again with Baabara or Gabi, and it won’t be as difficult to find them. xP Thanks for letting me see your town even though it’s under construction, Kammile! It looks amazing so far!

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Today I finally got around to changing some of my rooms:

Melody's basketball court

Melody’s room will be an indoor basketball court, but until I make a polished wooden floor, it will be an outdoor one. 😛

And now that I have all the Mush furniture in Dafdilly (and brought some extras over from Red Bank, my dad’s town), Twisk can have her own bedroom! 😀

Twisk's fairy forest bedroom

Her room might could use some tweaking later on as new ideas come to me, but I like it so far. There’s no music in this room, just the sounds of birds and trickling water.

Using the forest wall in Twisk's bedroom

I used the forest wall with the daisy meadow because Twisk’s name comes from a character in a book series who was a fairy (with blue hair, though sometimes red and sometimes lavender 😛 ). I like the series, though it’s not one of my top favorites. But I do love the names! There’s a minor location called Dafdilly Bay, which I obviously used for this town; and I thought Twisk’s name was unique and fun, and I liked the character in the books. My favorite location name from the series is the Forest of Tantrevalles, which is where Twisk and the rest of her fairy shee live. Unfortunately, it’s way too long for an Animal Crossing town name. 😛 Here’s a excerpt describing the home of Twisk, Madling Meadow in the Forest of Tantrevalles:

Early in the morning, with the sun low behind the trees and dew still wet on the grass, Graithe the woodcutter took Aillas to Madling Meadow. He indicated a low mound on which grew a small gnarled oak. “That is Thripsey Shee. To mortal eyes it looks like very little, but long ago, when I was young and rash, I stole here through the woods of a Midsummer’s Eve, when the fairies do not trouble to dissemble; and where you see now hummocks of turf and an old tree, I saw pavilions of silk and a million fairy lamps and towers rising one on the other. I felt that I must run out and join them, but I knew that if I danced so much as one step on fairy sward, I must dance without surcease the rest of my life, so I put my hands over my ears and went staggering away like a man bereft.”

— “Suldrun’s Garden” by Jack Vance

I might not have silk pavilions or towers, but I thought mush furniture would be the most fitting for Twisk’s fairy forest abode. 🍄✨

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32 thoughts on “Catch-up time!

  1. Hee hee, I had fun, If you can get online today, I think we can wi-fi a little bit again. 😛
    My flower paradise is complete but i have to take the flowers again for my upcoming park! ^^ (There’s still LOTS of flowers!) I’ll be planning flower beds(?) to put my flowers in, I’m not too sure about the flower bed part but ill just make a flower according to order. like rose garden there, tulip garden here. 😆
    Instead o putting it randomly..
    We got the same problem?! Flower loss?! Dead Turnips?!
    What is going on?? 😆

    • Oh and what happened to your pics?
      Sometimes wavy or just blurry, Is it because your hands are shaky?
      You should take multiple pics and pick the best one.
      Like Mayu does it. 😀

      • I do that in regular play, but in WiFi sessions things are too fast-paced to do that sometimes. And if you are referring specifically to the blurriest pictures — the ones of party poppers and dandelion blowing — those are hard for me because I have to have one hand on the A button of my DS (so I could time it just right with you) and one hand on my camera button, and I have to press both buttons at practically the same time, so my hands aren’t as steady. I hope that explains your question and sorry for the blurry pictures. 🙂 (If we had more dandelions and party poppers, I’m sure I could’ve gotten a non-blurry pic eventually :P)

        • Haha, Sorry about the party poppers, I only had 2, I sacrificed my Party popper collection. 😆

          I understand, I also do that sometimes, I mean your hand gets shaky because you don’t have any support when taking pics!
          So, I put my leg on my chair (lol, not slicing my feet into half! lol!)
          I just put above my chair and lean camera onto it. 🙂
          Gives me support and keeps the camera steady, I don’t know if you’ll understand…
          Well, i just hope you’ll understand. 😛
          My english is kinda bad today. 😆 It’s because i’m a hurry. 😆

          • Don’t be sorry, I hadn’t set off a party popper in ages so it was awesome! 😀 And you’re probably saving some for your Halloween party, right? I also think sparklers and roman candles would be particularly fitting for a Halloween party because they’ll look like wands (for those who dress up as witches) and glow extra brightly in the dark.

  2. Yeah so, I’ve got a couple things to say 😀
    First, I think your pattern template rocks. I think it rocks so much, that I’m going to ask your permission to steal your blank template when it is finished.
    Second, I still think Trildale is a good name for your second town. In my opinion (though honestly, my opinion doesn’t really matter) Nimrodel makes me think “nimrod” when I see it…. Just a thought :mrgreen:

    • Sure!
      Ah, really? 😆 That’s crossed my mind too, but overall I think it’s really beautiful. It comes from the name of a river in The Lord of the Rings, and I think J.R.R. Tolkien comes up with such great names for his universe. But if that’s a common thought when people hear Nimrodel… I’m definitely going to think about it some more. 😛 Thank you so much for being honest about that!

  3. Ahhhh!!! Pattern page? OMG! Yay! I’m sure you’re great designing patterns! Sounds like you had great fun with Kammile! 😀 And another gridded map!
    I always love your posts Amy! Your blog can really become a big hit! Just keep working on it!!! 😛

      • You two could arrange that if you want, but it would have to be after Baabara moves out for it to work. 🙂 Wow, out of all the animals in my ninth slot at the time, it was Baabara who moved. >_<

        Awesome, congratulations on your first hybrid!! 😀 I hope there will be more to come! Sadly I don't even remember my first hybrid, but in this town it was a black tulip.

        I hope we can WiFi again soon, I'll let you know when I'm finished cleaning up. My town has been a bit messed up ever since the Acorn Festival. 😆

  4. Yes!! You gonna do a Pattern page! Cool! 😛
    Your blog is more and more popular and nice every day! 😉
    Good job! I love your blog!!!!! It’s fantastic!!!!! 🙂
    The visits of my blog are down, ‘cose I don’t now any Hp blog, a simple hp blog not like LeakyCauldron or Mugglenet! 😛
    Oh! Yes! I don’t remember! xD I have a new page in my blog about Hp recipes xD Yes very cool! XD If you like the cakes and Hp, thats your page! 😛

    • Yes…one day xD And thanks!
      I don’t think you see many small, one-person run Harry Potter news blogs because it’s hard to compete with fansites like Mugglenet and The Leaky Cauldron, which have whole teams working for them and connections with Warner Bros. I found this list of Harry Potter blogs just now through google, but I recognize a lot of the names on that list, so they don’t seem like small blogs… :/ I’ve always liked the LJ community HP Common Room because it’s discussion based.

      • Oww! By the way, thanks 🙂 … If anyone says that HP has a blog may close my blog, because I have no comments or visits and all I have, are not people who have a blog or who love Hp Hp! 😦
        (No offense, I love your comments)
        Well … blogging life is tough! 😆

  5. http://accf.wikispaces.com/patterns
    I love AC:CF’s colors! 😀
    Most of them has the grass/ground color along with other useful
    palettes! You can easily make a Fountain at Palette 13! :mrgreen:

    What i really like is the PRO designs! You can change the sleeves,back
    shirt and everything from your clothes!

    I have AC:CF now! 😀 but i still don’t have a wii. >_>

    • Yeah, I’ve noticed that there are more options for blending in patterns with the ground in AC:CF just by looking through the patterns on this site and from seeing some of Wendell’s patterns for AC:CF. One of them’s a stepping stone pattern on dirt, and the stones are actually grey! You can’t do that in AC:WW. 😆 I tried to make a stepping stone pattern to replace my previous brick side paths, and the stones had to be brown. 😛
      The pro designs do sound awesome; I’d probably never wear regular clothes in AC:CF since you can customize what you wear so much more with a pro pattern! I’ve seen people add angel wings to the back of clothes, which is a really cool idea to take advantage of the new feature.
      Anyway, though I noticed that there seem to be more options, I’ve never seen a list of AC:CF’s palettes before, so thanks for that! 😀

      • Whoa! I love the Mystery Circle Pattern Wendell made! 😀
        It’s mysterious! 😆

        Man, I can’t wait for AC:CF!
        A big dilemma for AC:WW… My camera’s broken. 😦
        It seems to have a crack on the screen, I might take a long break from
        posting AC:WW posts. (Maybe forever until i get a new camera. 😦 )

        At least i think it’s a crack.. 😦
        When i open my camera it has some lines that’s unusual and
        it gets bigger by the minute! 😥

        I’m afraid if i wake up, My Camera’s already broken!!! >_<

        • Oh no, that’s sad news! 😦 If it’s just a crack in the screen, then it should still be usable, right? That’s what I hope, anyway 😦

          • the problem is.. there’s some lines when you open it that made me think it has a crack. 😦
            It’s annoying and it gets bigger by the minute! 😥

  6. Hey Amy! I’m thinking….. do you love harry potter or just you like harry potter? 😛
    If you love harry potter I think than you can do a HP blog! Would be fantastic for me! 😛 But I now it’s really crazy and imposible! 😦
    Well it’s just an idea 😦 🙂

    • I do love Harry Potter, but I’m only interested in the books, so a broad Harry Potter blog on the entire fandom wouldn’t be my cup of tea. I also think I have enough on my plate with school and this blog. 😛 But if I could throw a similar idea your way, I think it would be great if you also had an AC:WW blog since you’re so active in the AC:WW blogging community! 🙂

      • Well thanks anyway! 🙂
        I can not have a blog to AC: WW I guess because my parents would not let me because it would say that is too much, since I have to study!

        Well we can make a deal, your comment much on my blog and get involved in things Harry Potter and I discussed a lot in your blog and get involved in things in AC: WW, you think? 😛

        I hope you like the deal! xD

        PS: Just one question, your blog is down? Because the mine if …. much!

  7. Ooh, that was very enlightening, hearing about the origins of Twisk and Dafdilly 😀 That room is perfect for her ^^ (and it’s a perfect room in its own right too :P) I can almost smell the freshness ^_^

    And I’m gonna start calling you Amy the AC Landscape Architect 😛 You sure do those town makeovers seriously, with maps and everything 😀 (Don’t worry I’ll only call you that in my head xP)

    • I was looking forward to October just so that I could finally put together Twisk’s room! I think hers and Harmony’s are closest to my tastes, but realistically I guess I would choose to live in Harmony’s. 😛
      Aww thanks, I appreciate that a lot! 😆

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