In my last post I left off before the first fireworks show, August 4th, to give a little perspective on how much time this post is covering. The fireworks are gorgeous in New Leaf! 😀 I hadn’t been spoiled on what the fireworks look like, so it was a fun surprise to see them for the first time. They’re a huge step up from the fireworks I’m used to in AC:WW, which were basically formed by a bunch of squares. (Aww, but I still love you, Wild World! 😛 ) They have more variety now as well!
A cute heart-shaped firework, matching my new heart bopper accessory from Isabelle.
These smaller ones don’t look dramatic in pictures, but they’re lovely in person, firing over and over in quick succession.
I think Melba described them well, they do give the impression of flowers! 🙂
The festive music and Redd’s tent by the town tree completed the magical, and for me, strangely nostalgic, atmosphere. I think part of that’s because of Redd’s tent; I remember Redd having a similar tent in the AC:GC fireworks shows. It was a great idea to bring that back! You can get a variety of prizes from the fortune cookies he sells, which for the most part, seem realistic to the sorts of prizes you’d get in real life, like miniature cars and toys.
In other news (and there will be more fireworks later)…
I have a new neighbor to replace Curlos, and it’s an Uchi! I’d been wanting an Uchi neighbor so that I could bug her about requesting a wisteria trellis (and also the windmill, I guess, but it’s a lower priority).
I got to using the wet suit trick on her right away, and she requested a lighthouse, which is one of the projects that any personality type can request. But hey, I’ll take it! ^_^ I’ll probably hold off on building it until I’m 100% sure where I want it, though, because it’s pretty expensive.
My first fairy-tale bridge! 😀 I actually had to go two extra days without my town’s most essential bridge because I demolished the cobblestone one and tried to build the fairy-tale bridge on the day of the fireworks festival, thinking that the town hall would be open since the fireworks didn’t start until 7 PM, but it wasn’t. The day after, Isabelle said that a fairy-tale streetlight was in the way, so I had to wait another day to demolish that. >_< Be careful when demolishing-and-rebuilding bridges, the requirements for building bridges seem especially picky.
I also built a vertical version, which gives a nice view of the stonework:
I might try to make a path based on the fairy-tale bridge eventually, I love it!
Teru came over briefly and we did a bit of a gift exchange:
I gave Teru a painting set, and her gift for me was a lot more valuable, a DLC blossom lamp and a golden watering can! Thank you sooo much! 😀 I’ve been having trouble getting a perfect town myself, Isabelle still keeps saying I need more PWPs.
She couldn’t stay for long because she had class, but before she left we snapped a picture together by the fountain. 🙂
The golden watering can waters a whole bunch of flowers at once in a big swooping motion, it’s awesome! 😀
I got another hybrid red rose, so I guess I can start trying to make blue roses. I won’t get my hopes up, though. xP I had a patch of black and purple roses set up in my Wild World town for a long time and never managed to grow a blue rose. I think it’s because I had so many other (larger) hybrid-breeding patches around town, so the chances of a blue rose spawning from my smaller patch of black and purple roses were very low. And it should be the same deal here. I hope I can get blue roses eventually, though!
This gave me a scare. D: But thankfully I was able to convince her to stay. I think having a high friendship level helps with convincing neighbors to stay/leave.
Last Sunday I went to Choco’s town Belltune for her birthday! I hope you had a great birthday, Choco!
It was morning my time, but nighttime there, which meant the fireworks show was going on! It was a lot of fun to set off sparklers, get prizes, watch the fireworks, and just enjoy the festive atmosphere together! 😀
I’d heard a lot of buzz on forums and such about the lovely phone being the most sought-after fortune cookie prize, so I was really happy to get this! Apparently in this game it tells fortunes like the ones Katrina gives (suggesting the day’s lucky item). In past games it would just say random ‘words of wisdom’ phrases.
Choco gave me a million bells for winning her blog’s giveaway, so I deposited it right away to get my piggy bank. 😀 Thanks a ton Choco, it was so generous of you to do this giveaway!
Watching the fireworks show in my own town. I was supposed to go to Jasper’s town Windfall later for a fireworks show party (7 PM his time=10 PM my time), but I’d fallen asleep by then. >_< I didn't mean to, I just laid down to ~rest my eyes~ for a bit, then bam, asleep for hours. I'm really sorry, Jasper! 😦
Pete delivered a shaved ice lamp to each of my characters, which is pretty cool because it used to be Europe-exclusive (and non-orderable) DLC!
Drift announced he’s moving… I admit I’m looking forward to his ugly house not being in town anymore. xP
I planted some holly bushes by the pathway to Estel’s house, but I’m not sure if I like them better than the line of flowers that were here before. They’re rather dark, plain (since they aren’t in season), and bulky. Maybe I’d like it better if the bushes weren’t in this alternating pattern of bush-flower-bush-flower, but a completely filled-in row of bushes would limit freedom of mobility. Anyway, the other reason I took a picture was of course because of the rainbow! ^_^
Another rainbow-in-the-background pic: Lyra’s house so far. I moved her house location and her eyes have changed. >_> I also turned some black roses to gold for her garden. I’d love to have some blue roses here as well one day!
The new wisteria trellis, requested by Charlise! 😀 It leads the way to Violet’s house. I want to make the area around Violet’s house lush with greenery, having lots of pastel flowers, so I’m hoping the wisteria trellis will help add to the atmosphere I want.
Got a moai statue from Gulliver! …Urgh, really need to sort out the flower storage on my beach, I’ve had it there too long. 😐
I haven’t built the campsite partly because I didn’t want a 10th villager, but I ended up getting one anyway after visiting back and forth between Citàlune and my (more casually played) digital town, Bywater. Estel didn’t even talk to him when he was packed up or anything, he just kind of… showed up. Oh well. Nice to meet you (again), Biskit!
I was just jamming on the B button after buying some bushes, not even paying attention to the dialogue, and then this happened! 😯 Literally the day after I bought about ten silver axes at the island, too. 😆 But still extremely exciting, this is definitely one of the most useful golden tools! 😀 If anyone needs regular/silver axes, feel free to let me know. xP
I was planning on building a statue fountain behind this fairy-tale bench, but then decided to try out the bell instead. I didn’t realize how big it would be! 😛 I’m experimenting on how to landscape this area in front of the town hall. I feel pretty limited because of an inconveniently placed rock (you can see it behind the apple tree on the left), and resetting my town has even crossed my mind because of it. I’d just love to have an elaborate garden with community projects in front of the town hall, but this rock gets in the way of pretty much every. single. plan. 😦 But I guess I’ll try to make it work somehow; resetting for a town better than this one, and having to start all over, is a dizzying thought.