Hey everyone! I’m sorry for this non-town news post; I haven’t reached the end of December in my town yet so I can’t really do a “End of December” post. 😛 I was wondering if anyone would like to give advice/opinions on a decision I’m struggling with: my “dream” (permanent) lazy resident in Citalune. I think a lot of you know that my criteria for choosing dream neighbors is based mostly on their house exterior — specifically, houses with fairy-tale doors and bright color schemes. (It might seem strange to pick based off houses, but I’m not really picky about neighbors because I feel like I can grow fond of almost any neighbor with time. On the other hand, I am picky about how my town looks, and house exteriors have an effect on that. Plus, many of my neighbors will be close together so it’s ideal if their houses look good together.)
Here are the houses of my 9 decided dream neighbors:
I’m not just going through my list of house exteriors and picking my 10 favorites as my dream neighbors, though. If I did that, half of my town might be peppies (lots of fairytale doors and bright colors in the peppy section)! I want to have a balanced set of residents: an equal number of male and female villagers, and at least one of each personality type.
That’s where the decision of the lazy neighbor is giving me trouble. There isn’t a stand-out fairytale-style house in the lazy section; most of them tend to have kiddie or laid-back styles. I’m having trouble deciding between Erik, who doesn’t have a fairytale house but has a really lovely cabin-style house, and Doc, who has the closest thing to my criteria for a fairytale house:
I think the location of the house is important to consider as well for deciding which house would be most fitting. This is where I plan on putting the house of whichever lazy resident I choose (give or take a few spaces):
The house will be above a winding dirt path that connects Re-Tail and a ramp to the beach. The path and the house will be surrounded with colorful tulips and fruit trees, and maybe also some bushes, tree stumps, and mushrooms.
I got this house location once when plot resetting for a different neighbor:
Now for the pros and cons as I see them:
• His house exterior might be one of my favorites, fairytale criteria aside.
• He has an appealing design (would be very cute to see him walking around in the wintertime!)
• His cabin-themed room is so cozy and well-done!
• His house exterior doesn’t really match the rest of the houses I have in town.
• His brown house might sort of clash with the bright pink and blue Re-Tail building nearby.
• His house exterior would better match the rest of my town’s houses.
• His house would coordinate pretty well with Re-Tail nearby, since his house is bright blue with a touch of pink, and I think the brick fence would be lovely surrounded by colorful tulips.
• Even though his house meets my criteria the best out of all the lazy characters, it’s still not one of my favorite house styles.
• Doc’s appearance and house interior might not be quite as appealing to me as Erik’s (but still, fine enough imo).
Thank you soooo very much for bearing with me through all this! I’m just really having a hard time deciding, and I thought it would be best to describe my thought process and criteria a bit before asking for help 🙂 I really appreciate any help, and feel free to vote in this poll if you don’t feel like leaving a comment:
I also wanted to share about a book for AC:NL I got for my birthday that I think is pretty cool! It’s not just a standard guide book, it’s kind of specialized towards the designing/customization aspects of AC (landscaping, room decorating, patterns, etc.) — what a neat concept!
The cover vaguely looks like this (bad quality):
It has a section showing different types of town styles for inspiration:
This one, village 02, was my favorite! The suggested PWPs were a windmill, tulip topiary, and brick bridge.
It looks like village 03 is the same as 02, just at wintertime? I loved how convincing the snow on the path looked!
This one just stood out to me because of how well the base color of the path matched the dirt! I want to find that color (or blend of colors) too :O
No fair, how did all 5 of these trees get lights?! I have lit cedar trees right now and they’re very scattered and random…
I would never feel qualified to make a zen themed town, but I always love seeing them, they’re very nice 🙂
There are lots of room designs shown too ^_^
Bush changing dates.
Tree changing dates.
There’s a guide for all the hybrids too, but this one is for the more difficult hybrids: the purple tulip, black cosmo, purple pansy, and blue rose. I heard that the English Prima guide has a mistake, saying that blue roses are made from BlackxPurple, so it’s good to see that this guide got it right (seemingly) with the hybrid red roses and hybrid red pansies business.
Carpet/wallpaper tips. Depending on how you choose to tile the pattern, you can do some pretty cool things!
The section that might’ve been most enlightening for me was on furniture customization! I didn’t know about the option to re-make this white pot; I especially love the one with flowers on it (so much that you can see I dog-eared the page xP), I’m going to reburbish that one myself!
A pink morning glory? :O
And pretty much all of the flower furniture from Weeding Day can be refurbished into multiple colors *_*
A fair amount of options for this chaise lounge.
I’d heard that the throne could be refurbished, but didn’t know what all the options were or what they looked like, cool!
There’s also a list of the house exterior parts, PWPs, a section of QR codes for paths and things, and more — it’s a pretty fun book to have and I’m glad I got it ^_^