Hi, my name is Amy! Welcome to my Animal Crossing blog, and thank you for visiting! I’m in my twenties now, but I first created an Animal Crossing blog as a teenager in the summer of 2011, after being inspired by blogs like Mayu’s and Teru’s. It looked like a fun new way to experience Animal Crossing: blogging about town events so that you can remember them later, sharing pictures and stories about your town with others, and meeting other Animal Crossing fans.
Animal Crossing is more than just a video game to me; it’s been a constant hobby of mine for years now, and I truly feel that overall it has enriched my life. It’s served as a creative outlet for me, and the process of building towns from the ground up — and blogging about it here — has felt so rewarding, and has given me little worlds to escape to in my free time and to relax & unwind after a long day. What appeals to me most about town-building is that I’m creating something that is unique and all my own, and yet the town isn’t a static piece to hang on the wall; it’s something I can play in, let evolve over time, and change through the seasons.
Besides Animal Crossing, I’m not the hugest ‘gamer,’ but I usually like to check out the new Pokemon games when they come out as well, and I grew up playing a lot of Nintendo platformers. Some of my loves include art history, astronomy, music, reading, cats, pizza, Sailor Moon, Studio Ghibli, and figure skating.
Sharing my Animal Crossing experiences and designs has led to seeking new avenues over these 10+ years, including a very rewarding streaming journey on Twitch! My channel is a place to unwind, relax, and chat with our close community after a long day. I try to do a mixture of capturing the creative process of building up themed islands and areas, while also enjoying the comforting aspects of Animal Crossing like the daily routines and chatting with the villagers. I try to sprinkle in ways to interact with the stream like redeeming island tours, choosing who to invite to the Roost, and also community days where we can have fun with multiplayer together. On our Discord we share about our AC play and our lives, keep in touch, and trade together. If any of this sounds appealing to you, feel free to check out my stream & our community, the Forest Fam, on Twitch!