I’m sorry for the lack of posts lately, I haven’t had as much time for AC as I’d like… My town is still behind, and I haven’t made quick progress on the patterns/landscaping goals I outlined in my last post. I’ll try to speed up the progress as much as I can, and in the meantime, here’s a post on some WiFis I’ve had recently with someone from TBT, Megan, Marina, and Katie. 🙂
A good while back (around Halloween), I participated in a thread on the Bell Tree Forums in which people shared their progress, goals, and hopes for their towns. At the end of my post I mentioned that I didn’t have all the materials needed to complete my goals yet (hybrids, furniture, patterns, dream neighbors, etc.). I didn’t intend this as a complaint or a request for items, more like a disclaimer so that no one would expect a completed town if they check out my town in person, in a dream, or through my blog. But Lea from Seabrook messaged me and said that she liked the sound of my town, so she offered to give me two of every single hybrid in the game! It was so sweet and so surprising, and I didn’t want to turn it down, but it seemed like a lot, so I took a modified offer — not every hybrid in the game, but ones that I especially wanted and didn’t have yet: white carnations, purple tulips, and purple pansies. She came over and gave me several of each of those, and I’m really thankful and appreciative! ❤ Thanks sooo much Lea! 🙂
In the past I might have turned down such an offer, and in fact, I remember in AC:WW I wanted to grow my first blue rose myself, so I turned down a gift of one someone offered me… and it made them sad, which made me sad. 😦 In the end, I never ended up being able to grow my own blue rose in that game (I guess it was statistically almost impossible, what with all the other flowers in Dafdilly), but I had three blue roses that were gifts from friends, and I really treasured those blue roses and loved using them to decorate parts of town. So after that experience, I guess I’m taking a different approach this time around, by valuing my own enjoyment/happiness of the game (more hybrids=more fun) over pride in growing all hybrids “legit” from scratch. Plus, some aspects of hybrid growing confuse me in New Leaf, like the hybrid-red-flowers business, and also, I have so many lilies and violets in town that it’s difficult to grow other types of flowers.
I’m happy to help others by giving breeding pairs of hybrids as well (as long as I have enough to give) ^_^
In early November I made a new WiFi friend, Megan, who’s had me checking my blog email more than I’ve done in the past (we’ve had a correspondence there). 🙂
Right away she said she had stuff to give me, and she wasn’t lying, it was a lot of stuff! 😮 She gave me a 99K bag of bells, several hybrids, bush starts, a rare mushroom, fertilizer, and maybe more I’m forgetting, but wow, thanks a ton Megan! 😀
If I knew she was going to give me so much, I would’ve prepared more, but I gave her a pair of blue roses.
A funny moment as we say the same thing at the same time during the gift exchange 😛
Lamenting this poorly-placed, immovable rock. 😦 It still bugs me a lot, but there’s not a lot I can do about it besides starting up a new town… (which maybe could be a possibility in the future if I have more free time, but not anytime soon.)
I gave her a tour around town and through the houses, and we chatted. 🙂 Thanks for coming Megan, and for all your gifts!
A few days later, Megan restarted her town, so I had her over to use my Shampoodle and browse my shops. ^_^
Hehe, we could be twins! She didn’t like the clothes her character started off with, but I much prefer the cozy sweater look to the A-shirt I started off with 😛
Jessica from Sandy stopped by as well. I was a bit embarrassed to have people over when my town was so messy and under construction, but I thought I’d show them the progress of my new path (I’ve made more progress since this pic, but it’s still not done — it’s pretty complicated with lots of corner/intersection pieces).
Afterwards I went to Megan’s new town of Luma and helped with paths; I dug holes where I’d put paths, and she’d fill in with patterns. I also brought over some tools and fruit to help her get started. I hope you’re enjoying your new town so far, Megan! 😀
On November 12th I WiFied with Marina of A Box of Stale Cupcakes for the first time!
Knowing that I haven’t had Halloween yet in my town, she thoughtfully gave some Halloween goodies to make things easier for me (seen lying over there): an old wall+carpet and a pumpkin mask — thanks so much for those! 😀
I don’t know why, but I like this picture of us gazing into Main Street! xD She let me browse her Emporium and I bought a pack of fertilizer and a harvest wall, thanks for that as well!
I loove this long pathway on the left side of her town lined with trees! I wish I had space for something like this in my town, but I think the only feasible pathway in my town will end up having lots of houses alongside it, so it’ll end up being a house path, not a tree path. xP
More sightseeing in RainCity: 😀
There was a meteor shower that night in her town, the first one I’ve witnessed in New Leaf! 😮 Just like in Wild World, you can press your hands together and bow if you’re quick enough, and get a present from Wishy the next day — I got a Tower of Pisa. ^_^
I also got to explore her character’s houses, which are all really well-done and much more expanded and developed than mine! This one felt like it had a slightly haunted mansion feel to me, but there was another house that was even spookier…visit her dream town to see! 😉
I think your wish has already been fulfilled, Marina! ^_^ Thanks again for the gifts and for having me over to explore your town!
A few days later I got to WiFi with another blogger from A Box of Stale Cupcakes, Katie in her town of Bearvile!
Beauutiful rainbow roses! And these paths are amazing, I’ve seen them around elsewhere and they catch my eye every time!
Even though the tree’s losing its leaves, it still seemed huge! 😯
Since I don’t have the cafe in my town (starting to wonder if I ever will xP), I always try to take the opportunity to get a cup of coffee in other towns.
Another nice bench spot with the red roses and impressive zen castle in the background 🙂
Ahh cool, this bench was her first PWP! 😮 My first PWP was a yellow bench as well, near my house (along with another yellow bench) to try to prevent neighbors from moving too close. But I later replaced the benches with fountains, so I no longer have my first PWPs…
And I like the wallpaper/carpet combination and overall feel of this room, like an elegant library/study.
I thought this alpine furniture with the gingerbread cracker pattern was a really good idea! And as she was saying to me, it adds to a candy theme with a lot less money than the sweets series costs 😛
Thank you for the tour, Katie, I enjoyed it a lot! Your town has a cozy small-town feel to it (but still very developed/customized!) with the brick paths, hedges and flowers, and wrought-iron and yellow benches. 🙂
And after all that, I got a new badge! xD Aw, it’s cute thinking of the towns of people on your friends list as your neighborhood!