The excitement of the events in December and for the New Year may be over, but the end of January has been very beautiful to witness: from shooting stars in the cold winter sky, to heavy snowfall, to budding green leaves appearing in the trees—beckoning Spring to come.
About halfway through the month of January, the oak trees’ leaves changed from orange-ish to green! It’s such a nice change. One of my only qualms about winter in AC:NL is the sad, orange-brown, dead-looking leaves on the oak trees. The winter leaves could have at least been a dark purple color like they were in past games.
I might’ve only gotten third place in January’s fishing tourney, but I was able to get the rest of the fish furniture this time, so I was satisfied! I don’t even really have plans for the fish furniture, so I guess this is just the collector in me. 😛
Eh these aren’t that good, but I just like taking pictures of balloons when they pass through town. 🙂
Speaking of balloons…
Paula’s pondering reminded me of this cute & clever idea and fan art! (Sorry for the link to a reblog, but it looks like the original maker, islanne-crossing, deleted their blog.)
On January 20th I witnessed a meteor shower in my town for the first time! 😀 The first meteor shower in my town that I know of was sometime last year, but I missed it and only found about it afterwards through the bulletin board. I’m glad I was finally able to see one in my town because part of the reason why I liked naming my town Citàlune was because of the beautiful night sky in New Leaf, and so I really looked forward to seeing night-sky-events like auroras and meteor showers. ^_^ Here are some pictures I took to remember it:
It might’ve been cool to update my dream address during the meteor shower, but I don’t want to update my dream address as long as Erik’s house is where it is. >_< Though I actually thought his house was a nice touch in the background of this particular photo 😛
I got the next highest version of the Traveler badge (the silver edition), mostly as a result from visiting back and forth a lot between my two copies of the game.
Aww, Melba’s reaction after convincing her to stay. It’s not like I agree with her about that, but it’s nice to think that my villagers like living here! 🙂
Btw this might be one of the last times I convince Melba to stay, because I’ll be letting her go eventually. 😦 It’s nothing to do with her, but it’s because of her house, which isn’t aligned with the other houses nearby and doesn’t match my house exterior theme that I’m doing (houses with fairytale doors). I’m determined to have Erik move out first, though, and having Melba be the last villager to ever leave.
I visited Bunnie’s house when she invited me over, and I think it’s pretty cute! I guess it’s nothing amazing, but I really like the homely touches. And I think it’s neat that every version of her room throughout the AC series has a piano in it — it’s cool to think that playing the piano is a hobby of hers or something. ^^
Sometimes I like to play in the early morning in my town because I love seeing the brightening sky still speckled with stars, but this day I was especially struck by the beauty of it! I guess it’s because there were absolutely no clouds, nothing obscuring the stars or the deep blue gradient:
This Letter Writer badge was kind of an interesting one to get! I’m not usually a huge letter-writer, but I’ve been sending lots to Erik in the hope of boosting my friendship with him so that he might move sooner. I don’t know if this strategy/method works at all, but it’s based on my personal experience in the past; the few times I sort of ignored certain villagers (for example, I ignored Henry for a while…), they took forever to move, and finally moved out once I started becoming better friends with them. And I know that some of the neighbors I have the highest friendship with (Melba, etc.) have asked to move out multiple times. My thinking behind this theory is that once you’ve reached a high friendship threshold with a villager, the game feels that you have gotten to know the villager enough for their stay in town to feel complete enough to then let them go and meet someone new.
Aww, more warm fuzzies from my villagers expressing that they like our town! ❤
This was cool to get a new rumor, though as always, they don’t last long and I go back to being a pro-listener after a couple of days. 😛
Katrina said that my lucky item was a men’s accessory one day, so I decided to try one on and go island-hopping on Club Tortimer looking for exclusives (specifically, a pink wetsuit), hoping that wearing the lucky item would help some. I always feel guilty doing this because I know many people go to CT to socialize and meet people, whereas I’m usually just looking for items. -_- And I’m sure I looked especially ridiculous this time, with my mustache. xP
I didn’t come across a pink wetsuit in this round of CT island-hopping, but I found this white one, which seemed like it might be fitting enough for Estel!
I like it when the path through my residential area seems busy like this!
Hehe, Gloria is so cute! Can you just imagine a statue of Gloria the duck in town, maybe in gold or silver like the statues in AC:GC 😆
An especially heavy snowstorm, which at the time, I just thought was really pretty to see!
After a few days I started to repair the damage from the previous snowstorm, but then there was another one, which completely obliterated all my progress and made it even worse than it was before. >_< I started to feel disappointment whenever I saw it was snowing…I guess it's good if you want to repair dirt patches, but it's bad if you have dirt paths you want to maintain! I run laps on the paths every day, but when it snowed it didn't do any good.
When I had Julian over, I thought he looked quite at home and fitting in some of my rooms! 🙂
I tried out the princess bed Megan gave me in Estel’s room! Do you guys think it looks good, or did you prefer the regal bed in this set-up? I’m definitely going to use the princess furniture somehow, though, especially the bed, which is probably one of my favorite items in the game! I’d love a bed like it in real life. xP (Thanks so much again for it all, Megan!! 🙂 )