(Haha, I know my post titles have been repetitive lately, but posting on half a month’s main activities has been good for the catch-up state I’m still in right now.) Autumn is beginning to show in the leaves, creating some lovely scenery around town as I work towards getting a new dream neighbor moved in, participate in the Fishing Tourney, and knock out a few Gracie fashion checks.
In early October I got to convince another one of my dream neighbors, Rod, to move in to my town!
The player I ‘adopted’ Rod from was really sweet and seemed invested in finding Rod a good home. Well, I hope Citàlune can be considered a good home! And since he’s a hopefully a permanent neighbor, I’ll take good care of him! ^_^
After lots of resetting I finally picked out a spot for Rod’s house:
I have a specific location in mind for all my dream neighbors, and by specific, I mean certain 3×3 spaces on my gridded map. Just like with Paula, though, I couldn’t get Rod’s house to go exactly in the space I wanted; I would’ve preferred if it was one space down. But after days of resetting, I just really wanted to move on and be done with it, and start playing normally again! o_o
The reason I wanted it to be one space down is because I feel like it intrudes a bit on this cute little dirt path spot I made:
If Rod’s house were one space down, I don’t think it would have intruded on this spot as much. But I’m hoping to replace these cosmos with a variety of different colored tulips instead, and purple tulips should help coordinate with the purple roof of Rod’s house. Right now, though, I don’t have any purple tulips. 😛
I found Jack wandering around town, like I’m sure you all did as well. I look forward to the Halloween festivities! 😀 Wonder how similar it’ll be to the GameCube version’s Halloween event.
Oh my, it’s been a while since I had a jock in town (my first and only other jock was Drift), guess I’ll have to get used to hearing this stuff again! 😛
Violet’s cottage entrance looks pretty with Autumn’s changing colors, I think!
I read on Ryann’s blog how she thought it was pretty to see a full view of the night sky when she cut down all the trees in her town, and that gave me the idea to cut down the trees I had beside Estel’s castle. I do think it looks pretty with just stars in the background! 🙂 The castle really towered over the trees anyway, it looked kind of strange.
Is this maybe a reference to Animal Crossing blogs? 😛 Or that journal you can use in the GameCube version?
The day before Elmer moved out, it was actually his birthday! It was nice to get to celebrate that before he left.
I gave him to someone via AC:NL Adopt, hope he’s enjoying his new home! ^_^
I decided to make a new town flag, one that would be more bright and colorful to match the fairytale town hall and its surroundings. It’s based off the moon in Van Gogh’s “Starry Night.” I thought the one I had before looked better when my town hall was dark blue, and that it didn’t match the new fairytale town hall well.
Teru and I snapping some pictures together ^_^ Thank you soo much for the veggie basket and the surprise holly starts, and for coming over! 😀
Afterwards, Jessica invited us to her town of Sandy:
I hadn’t ever been to Sandy before, so it was nice to get the chance to look around, and we played some fun games too. She has lilies and violets around her fountain as well, hehe, looks great!
Then we went to Kiki’s town Meadow, which I’d only visited in a dream before.
Meadow was gorgeous to see in person, soo many hybrids! 😮 The entrance here made me think of Valentine’s Day.
Thanks a lot to you two for having me to your towns, it was a lot of fun! 😀
I didn’t realize this clock did anything at the turn of the hour until Teru told me, but it does! It looks like a little toy soldier or Nutcracker man.
Yay, second fashion check! 😀 I passed and she gave me a sweets chair.
After returning a lost item, Robin gave me her picture all of a sudden, the first picture I got that wasn’t in a goodbye letter. 😮 I was kind of hoping that honor would go to Melba, but I guess I’ve had Robin longer.
And when I went to go see what her picture looks like, she came over unexpectedly! Geez, our friendship must be high! o_o It makes me feel a little bad since I’ve actually been wanting her to move out for a while, so I can build the café and other things where her house is.
October 12th was the first Fishing Tourney!
My neighbors’ performance was pretty poor, they couldn’t do any better than a 3-inch bitterling. 😯 I demolished the competition with my shark.
My main objective was to get as much of the fish series as possible, and I was getting discouraged at all the repeat prizes I kept getting. But then I found out that the fish series is split into two groups, group A and group B, and you can only get items from one group at a time:
Group A – squid chair, sea anemone bed, dab table, football fish lamp, crab clock, fish floor
Group B – jellyfish lamp, red snapper sofa, octopus chair, puffer fish TV, olive flounder table, fish wall
I also found out that you can only get an exclusive prize if you:
1) beat the previous record (obviously), and
2) if the fish is considered large for its species.
So even if it’s a shark and destroys the previous record, it has to be an above average-sized shark in order to get a fish series item. But I was able to get all of the group A items, so I’m happy with how it went! ^_^
A few days later, for Explorer’s Day, Isabelle gave a sailboat model and there was a signboard as usual.
This corner of the art exhibit is looking pretty good! I got a great statue from Crazy Redd, and a scary painting from Paula recently. 😀
I got a kick out of this! 😆 Rod sent me to go fetch Biskit, and you’d think it would be for something important, but no, it was just because he thought Biskit needed some exercise. Poor Biskit xP
Hopefully she comes back soon one more time so I can get the Emporium 😀
In AC:WW I would often change my paths or even completely re-do my town with the changing seasons, but I don’t think I have time to do that for AC:NL right now, and I’ve invested too much time in getting it how it looks in its current state. So this spot in town is my little dedication to the current season! ^_^ But Robin said she’s moving out soon, so I guess I can build the café around here soon. 😯 *gulp* The thought still makes me nervous after all this time, since it’s permanent.