I’m going to indulge myself a bit with the length of this post since it’s been so long since I last did a post on the happenings in Citàlune, and there’s a lot I want to share! Feel free to take breaks while reading, read a part one day and the rest another day, just scroll through the pictures, whatever works for you. xP
We’re starting off in mid-October in my town, and around then I had my first double rainbow! 😀
I also took a picture of it in front of the town hall and tried to edit the rock out, forgive me for that. 😛
Phoebe here came from my dad’s town a little while back with a pretty messed up house:
Whenever Phoebe asked for furniture, I tried my best to give her pieces that would fix it back close to (or inspired by) its original condition.
Her house is looking a little bit better now that I bought a gorgeous bed and a simple red loveseat for her from the Bell Tree Forums. The gorgeous bed didn’t break my bank, and I got the loveseat for free — TBT is a great place!
Speaking of my dad’s character, he’s considered a hometown hero in his town! 😀 That seems like a great rumor to have, I’m jealous! I’m usually a pro-listener.
I actually later demolished that arch. >_> It’s because I reached the 30-limit of PWPS; I’ve been building lots of PWPs for house-repelling purposes lately, and I didn’t need that arch there in order to repel any houses. I can’t wait until I get all my dream neighbors, so I can build the PWPs I actually want! 😥
I’ve been wanting a whirlpool bath for a while, and came to the conclusion that one wasn’t just going to fall out of the sky for me, so I decided to suck it up and go island-hopping on Club Tortimer (a somewhat painful activity for me xP). I just about cried tears of joy when it finally showed up! I also picked up a hibiscus flower, striped wetsuit, box of chocolates, and toy hammer while looking for the bath.
I wanted it for Estel’s bathroom! I’m going for a Greek/Roman bath-house feel, with lots of (white) baths, showers, sinks, and statues. One day the whole town can get clean in this bathhouse! 😀 But first I’d need to expand this room (need to expand my other characters’ rooms too ._.)
Showing off my new striped wetsuit/hibiscus flower outfit! I actually gave the flower away as a gift, though, since I couldn’t see myself wearing it much.
Robin moved out, and I “put her up for adoption” on Tumblr, as I usually do now (I figure it’s better to give a neighbor to someone who wants them, rather than force them upon an unsuspecting WiFi friend). She gave me another copy of her picture in her goodbye letter! Bye Robin, the last of my original neighbors! 😥
To replace her, I picked up my dream snooty from someone on AC:NL Adopt:
More tears of joy: I got her house right where I wanted to without much trouble! Maybe my house-repelling PWPs are helping a bit! 🙂
I loove her house exterior (maybe one of my favorites in the game!) and I’m excited about her garden possibilities! 😀
But I’d rather use those hybrid pansies and tulips elsewhere (I don’t have many of them), so I’m using a garden of lilies and violets instead (I have an abundance of them):
Her house looks nice with all the streetlights around it at night!
Gloria’s house interior is a little altered from its original condition (which I also love!), but that’s understandable, and hey, it gives me something to work towards fixing!
I got an idea that really excites me for Lyra’s castle: a golden roof from the HHA theme challenge!
But first I’d have to expand all her rooms and get a certain number of points under a fairy-tale theme, so in the meantime, this yellow roof will have to do. 😛 I like the idea of a gold roof because the fairy-tale roof seemed a tad cookie-cutter (in that I’d seen many other castles just like it); the gold emphasizes that this is the castle of the sun (in contrast to Estel’s castle of the moon); and the gold stands out a lot more against the blue sky.
I also changed Violet’s house a bit by changing the door from a regular pink arched door to a fairy-tale pink arched door (just to add a bit more fairytale-style architecture to town), and a new hedge.
Then later on I decided to try out the fairy-tale roof Lyra used to have, along with a new mermaid door:
I like the new roof, but I consider the mermaid door a House Part Experimentation Fail, so I’m waiting for another arched pink fairytale door to show up again. >_<
Gracie came for the last fashion check! I was kind of hoping for one of my favorite themes, like ornate, but whatever, i’m just glad they’re over with now! 😀
And she was true to her word, the T&T Emporium opened just a few days later! 😀
The interior reminds me a lot of Nookington’s with the lush red carpets.
I think what I’m actually most excited about is the fertilizer, because a practically guaranteed hybrid of your choice every day is pretty sweet! And I can’t really afford the sweets furniture here right now — maybe next year.
I went to Choco’s town of Belltune recently to drop off some persimmons, and the Harvest Festival was going on! (My date is behind real time, so I haven’t had it yet.)
I went to visit my old Carmen, but she didn’t introduce herself or talk about anything other than the Harvest Festival, so I’ll have to visit another time if I want to see if she remembers me.
There are many beautiful spots like this in Belltune! 🙂 Thanks for having me over, Choco, I really enjoyed looking around!
Originally I was going to try to give Melba pieces that were in her house in Wild World, but now I think I’m just going to give her customized green furniture because it matches her carpet/wallpaper in New Leaf well. I really miss how she had the sweets wallpaper and carpet in Wild World. 😦 I tried sending her wallpaper and carpets and she didn’t use any of them, so I don’t think changing neighbors’ wallpaper/carpet is an option in New Leaf.
I went to Marina’s town RainCity to give her a chessboard rug, and she gave me a balloon, thank you! 😀 I thought we looked cute together with our black eyes and white hair, somewhat coordinating outfits, and balloons!
We also went to the island together and it was a lot of fun! Thanks for having me, Marina!
I played around with improving Estel’s bedroom:
Like the entrance hall to Estel’s castle, the bedroom is sky-themed, but unlike the entrance hall with its many rainbow screens, Estel’s bedroom is nighttime-themed with lots of aurora screens and a mix of aurora-matching colors. The aurora borealis is kind of a real-life passion of mine, and it’s on my bucket list to see it in person one day, so having this bedroom for Estel appeals to me a lot. ❤ I might get a little emotional when I see the aurora in Citàlune for the first time, even though it's just in a video game. xP
Finally the paths I’ve been working on based off the fairy-tale bridge are done! 😀
It’s not a flawless reproduction of the fairy-tale bridge, but I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. It’s debatable whether it was worth it or not getting so far behind real time for making these paths, or if these paths are even that much better than my old mosaic ones, but it’s always satisfying for me to make a new path, so I don’t regret it.
I also finished the other pattern I was working on, the flowers-on-grass pattern to turn the town tree plaza into a flowery forest clearing (which I didn’t put nearly as much time and effort into as I did with the path above):
This area in town was inspired by Lothlórien from the Lord of the Rings, and the flowers are based off of the Elanor and Niphredil flowers native to those woods (the golden star-shaped Elanor flowers and the white Niphredil flowers).
I actually wanted to create a town inspired by Lothlórien in a pre-Dafdilly (and pre-AC Blogging) Wild World town I had called Goldleaf; the pattern I made for it years ago is kind of embarrassing, looking back. The flowers weren’t really well-drawn and I couldn’t figure out how to blend the pattern in with the grass, so I never ended up completing that theme in Wild World. Finally doing it in New Leaf feels like I’ve come full circle or something! 😆
I built a flower clock, but this is really just a fancy house reppeller. Robin and Elmer used to live here, and I’ve noticed this is a popular spot villagers want to move into while doing the reset trick. By by building the flower clock here, I’m forbidding anyone else from moving in this area. 😛
Thanks to some help from Teru with the holly starts, I finished Estel’s hedge! I wanted to re-arrange it in a way in which two statue fountains could fit in on either side:
The hedge goes all the way from Estel’s castle to the waterfall. Eventually I plan on having two fairy-tale benches below the two statue fountains, but I don’t have enough PWP-space right now to do so (I’ll have to get all my dream neighbors first).
I also finally cleaned up my town’s flower-filled beaches! I’ll probably regret it the next time I want to do a gardening/landscaping project (it was so handy having a flower storage spot), but oh well, it’s nice having normal beaches again.
And then of course, at the end of the month was Halloween! 😀
I opened my gates to see if anyone wanted to come experience the festivities and get some Halloween exclusives, and Serena’s new character (from her new town) Bolty from Sea Cove came dressed as a detective!
And a bit later on, Marina from RainCity came dressed as the girl from Aika Village, that was a cool idea! 😮 Bolty’s detective costume had already been ruined and turned to rags by then. -_-
Haha, Serena singing along to the repetitive Halloween music at the bottom there. 😛 Ahh it was really fun and cute going trick-or-treeting in AC with friends, thank you guys so much for coming!!
This was such a touching surprise to find out that Marina had made a dress especially for me! ❤ It's especially appreciated since I'm so incompetent at making pro-dresses myself; I tried once when I first got the game, wasted a few hours of my life, and decided never again. 😛
A moon hairpin happened to be on sale, which was lucky since it matched the dress so well (there’s a crescent moon on the back of the dress). Thank you again, Marina! 😀
After the night was through, my pockets (and plazas) were filled to the brim with Halloween goodies, and I have no space in this tiny room to put them all xP