It’s been a whiiile since I posted on regular town happenings in Citàlune, so if you need to refresh your memory on what happened in the beginning of March in my town, feel free to check out this post again 🙂
We’re starting off this post with a picture of Violet, which I took because of her new ‘dazed dress’ that showed up at Ables’ — which was one of my wishlist items! 😀 I think it looks really cute on her and sort of mirrors the diamond shapes that pop up in her house’s design, both the exterior, and the main room’s interior.
Another outfit from later on…I have fun putting together quirker outfits for Violet than Estel would wear ^^
A royal crown popped up at Ables’ and I thought I’d better buy it just to have it in my catalog, though I don’t like it as much as the other crown. But still, in a town with castles and such I feel like I should at least have one of these xP
Right after buying that, I got the final edition of the Shopper badge 😛
Also got a new badge for turnip trading! There was a really good turnip price in Bywater so I sold a bunch of turnips there.
Aww, we definitely will! ❤ After my last post, in which I broke the news that Melba would be leaving, I got to spend a last few days with her in Citàlune. I talked to her a lot, and she actually gave me the chance to revoke the decision to have her move every single day! 😮 But I decided it was the right time, and after all, she's not really leaving *me* for good since she’s merely moving to my other town, Bywater.
My mayor character of Bywater, Rose, coming to pick her up 🙂
Always a bit sad seeing this message 😦 I couldn’t help remembering some of my memories with Melba in Citàlune, who’s been here since my town was very undeveloped, and has seen it grow considerably and pass through various seasons…I remember she even requested quite a few of the PWPs I wanted, like the fairytale clock and whatnot. But ironically, to complete my town to my fullest satisfaction, I need her to move out now, since her house exterior and house location don’t match the others in my residential area. Well, I enjoyed your time in Citàlune, Melba, and I hope you enjoy your new life in Bywater 🙂
Whenever a neighbor moves out, I like to invite someone new to move in as soon as possible, before I pick up a voided villager during WiFi or something. Well, I did the same thing after Melba moved out, inviting Pango to move in right away, but I didn’t realize what I was getting myself into — close to a month of plot resetting o_o
Part of what was frustrating about it was that Pango’s house plot landed very close to where I wanted it to go about 20% of the time, but not quite:
Sometimes I needed a break from plot resetting, so I’d mess around doing things that I knew wouldn’t be saved later, like eating famous mushrooms 😛
Or experimenting with flower arrangements! This one, as you can hopefully see, is shaped like a crescent moon, and I might try implementing something like it in the nook in the river in the center of town. If so, it would save me some PWP slots to use in other parts of town instead ^_^ Do you guys think it looks okay so far?
Finally, after resetting like 10 times longer than I reset for the town of Citàlune itself, this joyous sight met my eyes!! I could hardly believe it But I saved it as faaaast as I could xP (Didn’t even take a picture ’til after I saved the plot!)
Everything about Pango is so pretty: her house, her umbrella, Pango herself, her color scheme… ❤
Well, I guess her house interior is nothing mindblowing — I’ve seen better — but it’s nice enough 🙂 (was trying out a new hairstyle here, hehe)
Okay, enough Pango stuff for now!
Rod asked me to replace one of the fish I caught for him a while back with something else, and I thought a compass would be perfect addition to his little pirate ship ^_^
There were some beautiful weather conditions in the second half of March: another golden sunset, meteor shower, and the first rainbow of 2014:
And there were two birthdays, Julian’s and Paula’s:
I gave Julian dandelion puffs just because there happened to be some in my pockets when I went to the party, and was pretty surprised when he actually put them in his house, whoops! xP I remembered this later when it was Paula’s birthday and gave her some flowers that would look nice in her house, orange cosmos. 🙂
Not long after, Paula actually sent me orange cosmos as a gift in a letter:
It’s as though Paula grew more orange cosmos from the one I gave her for her birthday! 😛 It’s the first time a villager has sent me a hybrid, though I’ve heard of it happening for others.
Julian asked me to bring Colton to him, and a few days later, Colton asked me to bring Julian to him 😛 Tehe, my two smug horses ^^
And I bought one of the last paintings I needed from Julian, a wistful painting! Was quite surprised it was 1) actually real for once, and 2) one I needed…what are the chances? xD I still have quite a few sculptures to go, though!
Yesss, Erik finally moved out and off my path 😀 Teru invited him to move to Arcadia when she visited last weekend. I hope you enjoy having him Teru! 🙂
It’s great to have his house off this path now (I keep expecting to run into his house when I’m running along it xP), but he’s left an ugly patch of grasswear that I hope will get cleaned up soon..
I was dreading plot resetting again, and the prospect of another Pango-like situation, but decided to be brave and go for it: invite my last dream neighbor, Doc, to move in! (Erik was my first choice for a permanent lazy resident, but when I messed up plot resetting for his house, I decided that Doc would be a great second option 🙂 )
Plot resetting for Doc turned out to be a breeze, though, taking less than an hour! His house is aligned vertically with Rod’s, and is above the flower-lined path that winds from Re-Tail to the beach ramp — a lovely and scenic house location, Doc is quite lucky ^_^
I’ve seen some players who have school-themed rooms or houses, and I don’t have one in my town… but I have Doc! 😛 He can be the town school-teacher, I guess.
You know what this means, right…??
Sorry, I couldn’t resist xP But yeah! No more plot resetting (at least, not in my main town), no more house-repelling PWPs necessary (can build whatever I want!), Fern can move out of her tent, and I can use all 40 pattern slots and have more storage! 😀 I’m veeery happy and excited and look forward to gradually sculpting my town more to my liking!
The first PWP I demolished in this new era of Citàlune. 😛 Bunnie seemed to want to enjoy it for one last time.
Fern’s last day in her tent ^_^ Decided to give her these eyes with the eyelashes on the bottom instead of the ones I was planning (the ones that look kind of sad/shy), to differentiate her from Rose in Bywater, who has those eyes. Fern will still have red hair and green eyes like I always planned, though!
In my last few posts, I’ve shared about the WiFis and trades I’ve done, and all the people who’ve helped me with my wishlist items! 🙂 So I thought I’d now share about what I’ve started to do with the new items in a few of my rooms (I’m not done yet, though!):
I got lots of new food items from various people (like Megan, someone on TBT, Marina,..), which I’ve either put out in Estel’s dining hall, or saved for later use.
Multiple people also helped me out with the gold series pieces I wanted for Lyra’s sun shrine-esque entrance hall, and this is what I came up with for the furniture arrangement.
For Estel’s entrance hall (supposed to be more moon-themed), I’ve added some things and made changes as well, but it’s still mostly similar to before.
In my last WiFi with Teru, she gave me the suit of armor item, of which there are now two guarding the entrance to Estel’s castle; and the aries rocking chair, which went in Violet’s whimsical bedroom:
Thanks soooo much to everyone who helped me out with my wishlist, I really really appreciate it and I’m so happy I can improve many of my rooms now! 😀 Please let me know if there’s anything I can help you out with ❤
Now for the last bit of this long post, the “Bywater stuff”! I don’t think I’ll blog about Bywater much, but I thought I’d at least introduce it, now that Melba has moved there.
My main criteria for choosing a town for Bywater was having this waterfall! I fell in love with it when I first saw it in Jasper’s town Windfall a long time ago, and I had to have a town with it xP And as you can see, I put the mayor’s house right above it.
The waterfall from some more angles:
I love that I can just walk outside and admire the waterfall any time ^^
Inviting Melba to move into Bywater from Rose’s point of view 🙂
This is where I was planning to put her house, just one space away from the pond, and surrounded by fruit trees.
I ended up compromising a bit, placing it a couple spaces away from where I wanted…I think it’s good enough, though! I’d like to thank Teru for her huge help for me in figuring out where I should put house-repelling PWPs in Bywater 🙂
One reason why I’m happy with this location (despite my original plan) is that it lines up exactly with the path going north from Rose’s house xD I’d love to put a rose arch or two over this path connecting our houses, if I ever get that PWP suggested!
Melba came to Bywater with all the same furniture that I gave to her in her old town 🙂
I plan on changing her layout of furniture, though! Eventually I’d like to switch it to a sweets theme, like the series from GracieGrace, and some dessert items scattered around, etc. I’ve been kind of bitter that they took away Melba’s sweets theme in New Leaf, seemingly giving it to Merengue instead. Well, I’m gonna give it back to her xP I’ve started by sending her the birthday table in the mail, that Lenore gave me in our last WiFi. 🙂
Because I don’t know if everyone knows this or not, but Melba is kind of a food-themed villager like Merengue, Zucker, etc.:
– for example, this Melba Toast, which is a thin crunchy toast, is why Melba’s catchphrase is “toasty”!
– the dessert Peach Melba, made with peaches and raspberry sauce with vanilla ice cream
– and Melba Sauce, which is a raspberry sauce that I assume you can use on the Peach Melba dessert ^^
All of these foods were created and named in honor of the Australian opera singer Nellie Melba, by a French chef. I wanted to allude to AC-Melba’s food theme by planting some dessert-like fruits around her house (like peaches and cherries) and re-decorating her house with sweets furniture. If everything works out, she might end up being a much better fit, and even happier, in Bywater than she was even in Citàlune! 🙂