Not enough happened in February to justify splitting it into two posts like I usually do for each month…which was partly my own doing, probably. Despite what I’ve said before about wanting to slow down and savor winter, I might have ended up rushing through this last month of winter, because I kept TTing ahead quicker than usual in the hope that Erik would be the next one to ask to move. But nope, he’s still here, and at this point everyone else in my town has asked to move out (some of them multiple times) since Erik moved in. Recently I heard of the possibility that the newest villager to move into one’s town won’t consider moving out until someone new has moved in. So if that’s the case, I may have to change my determined plan about having Erik be the one to move out next.
Still, there a few events to enjoy in February with Groundhog’s Day and the month’s Fishing Tourney, and the end of February saw a return to a sight not seen for a while: green grass!
February 2nd was Groundhog Day, and I guess Resetti is the closest thing to a groundhog in town, so he was the sort of mascot for the occasion! It would’ve been cool if he actually came out to the plaza for a shadow-viewing ceremony or something; I don’t get to see him much these days, since I haven’t built the Resetti center PWP.
Waving to Melba 🙂 I remember in Wild World you could wave to villagers by tapping them with the stylus, and I realized in New Leaf you can still sort of wave to them using the emotion (a bit less convenient though).
Melba in Citàlune seems like much more of a bookworm than Melba in Dafdilly 😛
Geez, asking a bit much aren’t you? And Rod asked me to catch a coelacanth once when it wasn’t even raining!
For February’s Fishing Tourney, I purposefully got second place because silver was the last trophy color I didn’t have. Since I have all the fish furniture as well, I guess in the future I can just participate for fun. 🙂 And it was really cute to share the podium with my two koala buddies! 😀
Aah yes, I was able to restore Erik’s house back to its 100% original condition! (Before, he had a shirt where the guitar was.)
Melba asked me to dig up a time capsule I’d buried for her a few weeks earlier. Heh, when I think of time capsules, I think of something that you’d bury for 10 years or more, filled with important things, but these Animal Crossing-style time capsules are cute too. 🙂
And she gave me her picture in return! ^_^ I think this is the fourth one, I might’ve lost count.
Aww, when I think about winter things I’ll miss, like auroras and the white blanket of snow covering everything, I probably wouldn’t have thought of the snowflakes fluttering about, but I’ll miss little things like that as well. 😦
But as much as I’ll miss winter, I think it’s good to keep moving forward and enjoy the other seasons, holidays, and events to come — and winter will come again eventually! By then my tree should be bigger, I should have all my dream neighbors, more items, more PWPs, maybe more paths under my belt, and so on, so winter should be even better next time! ^_^
For the first day of spring, February 25 (well, it’s the day the snow melts, at least), I loaded with Violet first because it’s her birthday! Back when I chose her birthday, I thought this date might be fitting because she’s named after a flower and her house has the garden exterior, and I thought it’d be fun to celebrate all the new green with a birthday. 🙂
Melba hosted the party at her house, and if I remember correctly, I think Melba might be the only villager Violet has ever talked to at all. >_> I prefer to not talk to villagers with my other characters.
Violet’s birthday gift was a random wallpaper — ouch! Far from what I was hoping for, a birthday cake. I should’ve guessed, but I suppose you have to be at a certain friendship level with the neighbors hosting the party in order to receive an item from the birthday set.
I thought Violet’s house entrance looked pretty with spring’s changes!
Estel’s castle entrance, on the other hand…
…is a Major downgrade. 😦 Ahh it looked so lovely before with the snow on top of the bushes and the white flowers to match, and now it doesn’t look as good against the bright green imo. But it should look better once the greenery gets darker later on, and after the holly berries go away! I actually didn’t choose holly bushes for Estel’s hedge because of the berries; I chose them because they’d be nice dark, netural bushes for most of the year.
But this is a spot that looks nice with the changes, and it should look even better when the azalea bushes bloom. 🙂
How the early spring version of my fairytale bridge path looks. I have more work to do to get my town looking nicer for spring, though: re-planting the cedars with oak/fruit trees, flower re-arranging, etc.
Hehe, I thought it was neat that she mentioned her house exterior like this! I agree it’s nice, Bunnie, and that’s a pretty big reason why I picked you to live here. xP
If I can just tack something unrelated at the end of this post here…
I recently made some lists on the AC:NL item catalog site MoriDB. One is a wish-list of items that I’d love to have. In return, I can offer anything in this catalog list, which currently includes all the furniture, carpet, and wallpaper I own (maybe later I can add apparel). But that’s an extremely long catalog list, so I also have a shortened list of rarities I can offer (non-orderables, DLC, etc.) that you can browse instead. I’ll add these lists to the sidebar later so they’re always available! In addition to furniture and such, I can also always offer bells and/or hybrids!
Just to be completely honest and clear here, the reason I can offer some of those rarities is because, well — this is a controversial subject — I have access to two 3DSes and multiple copies of the game, so I have the ability to dupe. I like that I can do this now because it means that I don’t have to be so restricting about giving others non-orderable items, but if you have a problem with receiving duped items, feel free to let me know and I won’t ever give you any (not that they’re any different from real items, but I’ll respect your wish!).