Imladris

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This is an AC:WW post, but not on my main town Dafdilly, so feel free to not read it if you’re not interested. ^_^ I just thought I would share about a new AC:WW town I have on one of my extra gamecards, which I’ve decided will be permanent, called Imladris. It’s actually not totally new, though; I’ve had Imladris for about a year now, when I used it to store Dafdilly’s flowers while I was doing the dead spot testing project.

Recently I’ve decided to keep Imladris because I don’t think it’s a bad town (I like the house styles and triangle grass) and because I think I could put it to certain uses. It will be helpful to have some more storage space (I’m a pack-rat when it comes to non-orderable items) and I plan on using it to grow hybrids. I used to grow hybrids in Dafdilly with what I call “hybrid farms,” fields of common flowers arranged in a diagonal formation to produce certain hybrids (like this one to grow pink tulips). Now, though, I feel like I have enough common flowers and hybrids to make more decorative gardens around town, and I would prefer have those in Dafdilly rather than the more boring hybrid farms. But I still want to have some way to produce more hybrids without ordering from giveaways and such. I’ve never ordered flowers from giveaways before because I find it more rewarding to grow them naturally… the wonderful feeling when you see a new hybrid you love pop up! ๐Ÿ™‚ However, I have received some rare flowers from friends during WiFi. I used to feel differently about it — originally I wanted my first blue rose to be one that I grew myself — but then I thought that gifts like that from friends are equally special. Probably even more special! I remember receiving a blue rose from Saima, Choco, and Teru, and they each have memories of those WiFis attached to them. ๐Ÿ˜€

I’m trying to grow hybrids in Imladris in the most natural way possible. I haven’t time-travelled at all because I have Imladris’s gamecard in my 3DS, which is always set to the correct time. I also haven’t used any help from Dafdilly; the watering can and common flowers are all from Imladris.


So far I have grown a purple pansy and an orange pansy this way. Patty also grew me a pink tulip during the flower fest.

Eventually I plan on having small, equal patches of flowers that will each produce a type of hybrid. I hope this will help me even out my collection of hybrids, which is very uneven. >_< To show what I mean, here is a list of my hybrids I put together before preparing for my candy theme landscaping (so it's a little outdated) updated 5/12/13:

Jacob’s ladders: 73
Pink tulips: 22
Orange cosmos: 20
Blue pansies: 15
Purple tulips: 12
Pink roses: 11
Pink cosmos: 11
Purple pansies: 10
Orange pansies: 10
Black roses: 10
Four-leaf clovers: 6
Purple roses: 5
Black tulips: 3
Blue roses: 3 (all gifts from friends)
Gold roses: 3 (all gifts from friends)
Black cosmos: 1. I didn’t actively try to grow them in the past, they’re my least favorite hybrid.
Orange roses: None. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Weird, right? I often have red and yellow flowers by Nookington’s because it matches well, but no orange roses yet. Obviously some of my hybrid-growing farms in Dafdilly were more effective than others… 1. Just grew my first recently!



Imladris’s map is nothing fancy, but it’s not bad either. I like the two ponds and the way the museum is way off on its own.

What I do really like about this town are the houses! ๐Ÿ˜€

This house style is simple, with a dark blue roof, white walls, and wooden beams, but it’s actually one of my favorites. It has a nice cottage feel.


This one has a lighter blue roof (more turquoise), green beams, and a white wall.


I don’t even really know the best words to describe this house style (orange and gray? warm colored cottage?), but I think it’s so lovely and has a wonderful feel to it. ๐Ÿ™‚
I don’t know what the fourth house style is yet (every AC:WW town has four different styles of houses), but I think it’s fairly lucky that I like the three so far and that they don’t clash with each other.

EDIT 4/25/2013: I’ve found out what the fourth house style is:

This house style has always reminded me of a log cabin. It belongs to Mitzi, who can be seen in the background. ๐Ÿ™‚


Wow, the Mona Lisa at Nook’s Cranny! ๐Ÿ˜›


Kid Cat, who snuck out of Dafdilly recently, lives in Imladris now. He’s wearing the lollipop dress inspired by Princess Lolly of CandyLand, but it doesn’t suit him at all. >_< He seems to like it, though. He even said "Why haven't you designed anything this good?" xP


He sang me Dafdilly’s town tune, which is from Forest Life by K.K. Slider.


Through DS-to-DSing between Dafdilly and Imladris, the 13th Zodiac has come to Imladris! I love this constellation, which is originally by Teru. Choco also liked it, so a while back she created this constellation as well in her AC:WW town StarCity, and I got it from her through WiFi. It’s nice to see StarCity recalled in the game’s dialogue even though the town has long been gone.


The constellation on a clearer sky. It’s perfect, looks just like a cat! And I love cats ๐Ÿ˜€


And speaking of Teru, she actually came to Imladris recently! ^_^ It was for a 9th slot neighbor trade, transferring Apollo from Imladris to her town Bundeena. I didn’t get that many pictures because the WiFi was very brief, but it was good seeing Rain again ๐Ÿ™‚

EDIT 4/27/2013:

As you can see, my orange rose growing area isn’t complete yet, but I still grew one today — my first orange rose! ๐Ÿ˜€ It happens to match my outfit. I like this hat and shirt together! I probably wouldn’t have ever thought to put this outfit together, but both were on sale at Ables’ the same day and I thought they matched pretty well.

I won’t be doing any more posts on Imladris, I just wanted to make its existence known. Lastly, a small update on Dafdilly: it’s still on February 20th and the candy patterns and landscaping are all still intact, in case anyone wants to WiFi. But I’ve been working on making new spring path patterns on the computer, and once I have them ready, I’ll start working on re-landscaping for spring. I’m sorry that it’s taking me so long. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I spend a fair amount of time doing trial-and-error with these patterns, like first I was going to do a wooden peg fence, but then I decided I didn’t like that and instead did a plain white picket fence. And I’m also putting a lot of thought into getting the flowers inside the fence just right, like the ideal pixels that will produce an AC:WW-style pansy, rose, or cosmo on the ground. I’ll try to speed up the process, though! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Speeding through the last of winter

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In my last post solely on Dafdilly, not WiFi meetings, I left off at New Year’s Eve in my town. I’ll start with a few last scenery pictures of this day taken on the start screen, and then move on to the beginning of my catch-up process. Please excuse any “TOUCH TO START” text and feel free to scroll quickly past. ^_^


The main path connecting my house and the gate.


Dafdilly’s lake. It looks so big at this angle, I want my character to swim or ride a boat in it. xP


The museum.


Nookington’s.


Puddles walking around lolliop island.


And Whitney’s house, with Whitney in the background ๐Ÿ™‚

Well, as much as I enjoyed having my pristine candy paradise to visit (and not have to do any work :P), I couldn’t stay on that date forever:


All the wilted jacob’s ladders in my garden were certainly not a welcoming sight as I stepped outside on January 1st. But the rest of my town wasn’t so bad, and there were some positive things too: the cedars were still lit, my mailbox was full of “Happy New Year” letters from villagers and from Mom (with bells!), and my favorite of all these things was the special music playing on this day. I almost wish I had done my town tour video on January 1st instead because of the music!

I also got a fortune from Tortimer:



Filbert moved out, but not without taking a souvenir of Dafdilly with him, apparently.


The cedars are no longer lit, but this was a lucky day when no flowers in this area were wilted. ^_^


Look who moved in to replace Filbert: my own Kiki! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ She lived in Dafdilly for a little while, then moved to Red Bank, and now she’s decided to come back. She is wearing one of the patterns my dad made, but I think it was designed for an umbrella.


This, on the other hand, wasn’t a pleasant surprise. >_< I thought I had convinced Kid Cat to stay when he packed up, so the next day I was shocked to see this empty lot where his house used to be. But I DS-to-DSed with another town (a town I used for flower storage called Imladris) and he lives there now, so I can try to move him back to Dafdilly when he moves from there.


To replace Kid Cat was Rolf, another resident from Red Bank.

I actually specifically tried to move him to Dafdilly because I knew what his house shape was (each villager has a certain house shape):
I was hoping he might end up with the pink and blue house style with the wooden fans, making his house look like this (which I love!). But like the three or four of my neighbors who had this house shape before him, Rolf picked the green house style I have in my town. I came to the realization that in each AC:WW town, all house shapes must have a specific designated house style. In other words, every time a neighbor moves in, it’s not like they have a 1/4 chance of picking any of the 4 house styles your town has. They will pick the house style that their specific house shape comes in (for your town). I looked over all the pictures I’ve taken of houses in my town and it all fits. ๐Ÿ™‚ Just a bit bummed that I won’t ever have Rolf’s/Static’s/Curt’s/Sally’s house shape in that pink and blue house style with the wooden fans.


I let Kiki move away again… If Jemma was still playing AC:WW, I would have tried to move Kiki to her town, since she loved Kiki but her own Kiki moved away.


Rolf is interested in fashion and he wants new clothes, but I think he already looks great in this icy design. ๐Ÿ™‚


A new house and new neighbor to replace Kiki. (But this is actually where Kid Cat used to live :()


It belongs to Mallary. When I first saw her, I thought “haven’t I had her before?” ๐Ÿ˜• I was thinking of Maelle, another snooty duck whose name begins with M.


January 13th was Puddles’ birthday. ๐Ÿ˜€ I gave her a baby panda stuffed animal.


And a few days later she came to deliver a cake to me for my own birthday, just like last year. ๐Ÿ˜› I also went ahead and painted my roof pink, with spring in mind. Maybe a little early, but you never know when to expect a certain color of paint at Nookington’s.


Mallary’s stay here was short-lived. Whoops, I named the file “Maelle packed up” ๐Ÿ˜†


Not being very specific there, Mom ๐Ÿ˜›


My neighbor to replace Mallary is Kitt. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve never had a kangaroo before, their babies are so cute!


Kitt’s house is the same as Mallary’s: the same house shape, the same house style, and even the same house location! (Though the same location was just a coincidence.) More evidence of my new house style/shape discovery.

I’ve gotten down snowman building to a T:





Aww, I was so happy when Melba gave me her picture. ๐Ÿ™‚ I haven’t put much effort into obtaining villager pics in a long time, so it was a sweet surprise. I’ve decided that I’m not really going to be a completionist in this game; I don’t care if I never get Phyllis’ picture, the town hall model, all the villager pics, etc. I’ll just enjoy playing the game and forming relationships with the animals I care about. ๐Ÿ™‚


Melba’s picture replaced Tom Nook’s on my fireplace. ๐Ÿ˜› It says “You’re my new best bud!”

Bright Nights began at the beginning of February! :mrgreen: Last year my town was very barren during Bright Nights because of dead spot testing, so it was nice to enjoy the festive atmosphere more this year. Here are my neighbors’ lit houses:






The winner (or “Bright Star”) was Whitney. *shrug* They’re all great! ๐Ÿ˜€


It was also nice to see the cedars lit again for Bright Nights. ๐Ÿ™‚

Two more neighbors moved out: Kitt and Rolf. I cycle through neighbors very quickly because I’m eager for my favorites to move in as soon as possible. Here are their replacements:


I’ve had Jay before in my first AC:GC town Ordale, my first AC:WW town Cutetown, and my dad’s town Red Bank. Even my dad remembers him! ๐Ÿ˜› He’s not bad for a jock in my book, but Kid Cat’s cuter.


I was shocked to see Apollo move in (today in real time, February 20th in the game) because just a week or so ago I did a neighbor transfer to try to move Apollo from my extra town Imladris to Teru’s town Bundeena. But this is a new Apollo, what a weird coincidence. xP


The leaves have turned green, a sign of spring coming soon. It adds a nice splash of new color to my town ๐Ÿ™‚


I laid down this main path to the town hall over one of the “dead spot paths” I discovered, and I see neighbors use it all the time! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ve observed their movements some and I think I can confirm that they use the dead spot pathways to move purposefully around town without bumping into trees, but they can also stray off the paths as well.


Waving to Puddles, who is appropriately in the pink area in town. ^_^

My town is on February 20th, and spring begins on February 25th. I’m going to have to do a lot of renovations to get my town looking more fit for spring, though; it’s very customized for the winter candy theme right now, with patterns on a snow background everywhere, mostly red and white flowers (hardly any yellow ones), and cedar trees all over the northern part of town. I’m not sure how long it will take to make new patterns and re-landscape my town for spring, but I’ll try to work hard on it whenever I can, I promise. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Visiting Sherwood

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A few days ago I got to WiFi with Liam again! A year and a half of no WiFis together at all, and now two all of a sudden ๐Ÿ˜€


Yes, I’m glad I finally got past New Years too. xP I’ll post about the goings-on in my town during January and February another time.


Liam’s new haircut to replace the pink style he got last time ๐Ÿ˜›


Having a snack before heading over to his town.


Since it’s a pretty new town, I was shocked to see all these awesome patterns as soon as I stepped into Sherwood. It looks amazing, what an entrance! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ


In the first step, all I could see were the water and bridge patterns, so for a moment I thought the town might be water world themed (like this), but it’s actually a pond by the gate. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s so convincing that you really want to just cast your line out and catch those fish!


And a little further down I was amazed to see even more patterns! I love this elegant but simple white brick path. It especially appeals to me because it reminds me of the feel I wanted my AC:CF town Seahaven to have (but never got around to implementing).


He has these nice side paths leading to other parts of town, like gardens and villager houses. I’m glad my patterns page was useful to at least one person; the path wasn’t designed by me (it’s Wendell’s path from City Folk), but I put up a version of it that will work with Wild World palettes.


Wow, all these lovely flowers ๐Ÿ˜ฎ


It’s hard to decorate a room in a new town and with a limited catalog (I find it frustrating to even attempt!), but I think this room already has a great, warm, homelike feel to it. ๐Ÿ™‚ I liked the welcoming jacob’s ladders at the door.


My Margie must have been in my 9th slot in our last WiFi, she lives on in Sherwood now! :mrgreen: I enjoyed talking to her again, it’s nice to know she remembers me.


This was a bit confusing, though; she moved out of Dafdilly over a year ago, and before moving to Sherwood she was actually living in my dad’s old town Red Bank. โ“


He gave me a gold rose! Thank you so much! This brings my number up to 3. ๐Ÿ˜€ Some of his flowers died when he couldn’t play for a little while, I bet this spot used to be even more beautiful.


Such a full sky! They’re based off real-life constellations, like the Big Dipper is in the upper left corner.


A rainbow rose garden, so pretty! โค This idea has occurred to me as well because roses have the most colors and hybrids (in AC:WW, at least).

We also blew some of the dandelions around town, and Liam got a really nice shot of Twisk and edited it later. I love it! ๐Ÿ˜€ I tried to do the same for his character, but I’m not very good at this sort of thing. >_<



Here’s the un-edited, full-sized picture if you want to do something better with it, Liam:


Thanks for letting me explore Sherwood! ๐Ÿ˜€ If you want to see more, check out his new post!

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First WiFis in a looong time

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Last weekend (not this current weekend, but the previous one) I WiFied for the first time in quite a while — I think my last one before had been with Jemma in July! It was nice to visit another town and to have guests again. ๐Ÿ™‚ Taking pictures during WiFi meetings is a bit more difficult because things happen faster than during regular play, and I’m a bit rusty at taking quick, clear screenshots at just the right moment while still smoothly conversing and walking around during a WiFi meeting. I’m sorry about the not-so-great pictures. >_<

Also, I know I posted about New Years Eve in my last blog, but well, my town remained on New Years Eve for these WiFi meetings. Everything was in such a pristine, flawless state on December 31st, and it was hard to move past that date into the realm of wilted flowers to water, cracks in the ground to dig up, and weeds to pull, especially when I knew I was going to have visitors over. But I’ve started to catch up and my town is no longer on New Years Eve, it’s in mid-January now. Not very far, but making at least some progress feels good! I’ll post about my catch-up process another time. In the past, I would often put WiFi meetings and regular play in the same post, but now I think it’s better and more organized to separate them.

Anyway, let’s get on with it!

Heading off to visit a new WiFi friend, Marge in Hobbiton! I actually mentioned this town name in my “AC:NL musings and town name ideas” post as one of the location names I like from Lord of the Rings. ๐Ÿ˜› As you probably know or guess, it’s where the hobbits from the story live. Like Animal Crossing towns, it’s a lazy, comfortable place with rivers, woods, and fields.


Seeing green grass and rain was a refreshing change for me. I look forward to the rainy season in my own town!


This was her first WiFi, I think, so I bought something from Nookway. It might’ve upgraded to Nookington’s by now! ^_^

Hobbiton’s town map:



I gave her two of my spare Gracie shirts, and here we are matching briefly! ๐Ÿ˜› After this she changed into the butterfly shirt.


Meow-zah! ๐Ÿ˜† I wonder what her neighbors’ impression of me was, like how they will describe me later (fish philosopher, flower girl, etc.). It’s determined by your outfit. Strawberry shirt + jacob’s ladder = ?


Marge’s main room is fully expanded and has a great backyard theme going. ๐Ÿ˜€


Daisy’s picture. I bet a lot of the normal types feel this way, and I can see why, among all the other loud personalities. o_o


The outside of Marge’s house and garden ๐Ÿ™‚


Then we visited her favorite neighbor, Daisy. I’ve never had her before, she’s sweet!


I really like that she has a library sort of room. I’ve always wanted to have a library as well, but which one of my characters would it belong to? Harmony? I’ll probably ditch that formula I have (main room-candy, Twisk-garden, Bell-playful, Harmony-elegant, Melody-sporty) at some point so that I can try some new interior layouts.


Stopping to look at these palm trees after having a fun net fight / tag game. We couldn’t do that in my town, there are too many flowers…


There’s a koi, her favorite fish! I have never really thought about what my favorite Animal Crossing fish are.


Hobbiton’s fossil exhibit, nearing completion. ๐Ÿ™‚

After exploring her town for a while, Marge came over to Dafdilly. Welcome!

Heading over to my place ๐Ÿ™‚


Then coming outside for a bit to give her the four-leaf clover that was on my table, since she liked it (it appears as a book indoors). I’ve gotten several randomly and from de-weeding Red Bank and Dafdilly.


Santa’s house, I like that! ๐Ÿ˜› Once I put a festive tree and toys underneath, so it probably gave more of that impression then.


It was smart of Teru to hold off on donating the mosquito until she finished her museum, the mosquito sure is annoying. >_<


It was nice to see my exhibits for once, which I hardly ever take the time to do. ๐Ÿ™‚


After a trip to my Shampoodle and Ables’, Marge is looking a lot different.


I’m glad others like Melba, she’s my favorite! ๐Ÿ˜€ Because of not playing AC:WW for a while last year, having Melba in my town still feels somewhat new, I get happy every time I see her walking around town.


Kid Cat used to live here. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ I let him move away on accident recently, and not because I forgot to check. I said “Don’t go!” several times and I thought he said something that sounded regretful/unsure about leaving, so I assumed he was going to stay. I guess it wasn’t the right dialogue. I consider him (or Poncho, maybe) one of my “dream neighbors.” In general I’m not a fan of the jock personality, but a well-rounded town should have all the personalities, and I like Kid Cat because he’s a cute cat and I like cats, and because he’s got a helmet on which matches his personality perfectly (unlike Big Top, who is lazy and has a sports helmet). But after he moved out I DSed-to-DSed with another town right away, and it worked. He currently lives in a town I used for flower storage called Imladris, and I can move him back to Dafdilly sometime.


Giving Pelly and Phyllis some work to do, Marge was kind enough to mail my villages letters! ๐Ÿ˜€


After that, it was time for her to go. Goodbye โ™ฅ Hope we can wiFi again sometime!


Later on I had another WiFi meeting, this time with Liam! Finally! ๐Ÿ˜› I think it’s my fault for the wait, since my time playing City Folk was so short-lived and my Wii wasn’t connected to the internet.


Showing him where I hid the cicada in my courtyard garden ๐Ÿ˜› I think it adds a nice nighttime feel along with the wallpaper. We also had a discussion about the Manekin Pis in this room; I asked if it was a real-life sculpture and he replied that it was, and I googled it later. I’m familiar with most of the paintings in Animal Crossing, but not with the sculptures, I admit. Here are some links if anyone’s interested:
Manneken Pis
The Little Mermaid
Merlion
Bocca della Veritร  (Mouth of Truth)
I always love receiving statues from Gulliver! Some of his items I don’t know how to incorporate into a room very well, but statues are nice for both indoor and outdoor themed rooms. Getting multiple copies of the same statue isn’t bad either because there are some rooms where that could be fitting, like having symmetrical statues on different sides of a throne- or palace- style room.


We went down to see Whitney and her private beach next. This is my favorite house location in town! It was especially nice with the warm, welcoming light on in the evening and the peaceful 8 PM music playing.


Close enough ๐Ÿ˜›


Dafdilly’s Shampoodle is popular today! For a while there, it probably wasn’t getting any business.


Liam was brave by answering randomly to Harriet’s questions, and this is how it turned out! ๐Ÿ˜›


I think he likes Static! Static is one of my favorites as well (and a dream neighbor for Dafdilly), if only he picked a different house style. >_< I'll go into my house style frustrations and a new discovery I made about house styles/shapes in a different post…


The interior is nice, though! We had fun playing the guitars.


Melba’s, on the other hand… And her original layout is so nice, too! It influenced my own main room a lot. Neighbors seem to throw out their furniture over time, I’ll have to send her stuff.


Yay! ๐Ÿ˜€ This isn’t horrible when it comes to party popper pictures, which are difficult to time.


Lucky was my newest neighbor at the time of this meeting, so his interior decor here should be pretty close to how it is originally. The placement of the watering trough between two asteriods seems eerie to me, does anyone know what the significance of it might be?


Chatting with the snowmen.


A weird moment as we say practically the same thing at the same time ๐Ÿ˜› My snowmen are always saying they want a family or snowladies, so that’s why I build them close to each other, but they never notice.


Yes, by far my favorite exhibit! Thanks to some help from Teru, it’s complete! I have seen this painting in person. ๐Ÿ˜€


I look forward to catching these summer bugs and fish again in AC:WW and AC:NL! Haha, it seems like with everything I see, I think “I can’t wait to do that in New Leaf!” ๐Ÿ˜›


It was nice to find out someone else always thinks of pokeballs when they see this floor! ๐Ÿ˜› It’s a neat curved layout of bricks, though, it would be interesting to try making a pattern for outdoor paths like that. Soon after this Liam had to go to bed, it was getting very late for him. I had a great time for our first WiFi meeting, and I look forward to more in AC:WW, AC:CF, AC:NL, whatever! ๐Ÿ˜€

My last WiFi meeting on this “day” of December 31st was with RedTux TK, who has been recording tours of Wild World towns with his capture card! It’s really nice of him to do since his videos are such great quality, and it’s always fun for me to see different towns, rooms, and landscaping.
It was interesting to hear a complete outsider’s perspective of my town; he seemed confused/less enthused by some things that I like and that make perfect sense to me, like my character/town name and the dresses at my Ables’. But he was very complementary, I appreciate it! ๐Ÿ™‚ I laughed when I saw his reaction to the sold out signs upstairs; Liam bought those, and one of them was a cabin couch, which he would have wanted. ๐Ÿ˜† But I gave him all the cabin stuff in my catalog after the tour, including the cabin couch, so it’s all good. Thanks a lot to him for coming over to my town and doing this tour! It was cool seeing a video of my town in such great quality! :mrgreen:

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Dafdilly’s (Very Late) New Years Eve

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In my last AC:WW post, I announced my plans to get back into playing AC:WW regularly, decorate my town with candy patterns, and work on catching up to the present time. I left off around Christmastime in my last post, and I’ve only progressed a few days since then (to New Years Eve), but I’ve made a lot of progress as far as getting my town back the way I like it. Having such a barren town (ever since the dead spot testing) was depressing, and bothered me way more than not having my town match the correct date.


It probably sounds like I’m complaining about the fact that I did the dead spot testing project sometimes, but at least it did its job: 100% of the trees I planted grew, there wasn’t even a single wilted sapling!


Big Top snuck out on me one day when I forgot to check the neighbors. I was kind of bummed because his house was in a nice part of town, and when he moved, I felt that spot was marred a bit by having a sign there instead. But I’m glad it was Big Top rather than one of my favorite neighbors (none are locked right now, so I have to be careful). I have different neighbors in mind for Dafdilly’s permanent lazy neighbors.


And Lucky is not one of them. xP But still, nice to meet you Lucky ๐Ÿ™‚


This image of a balloon present in the snow became a very familiar sight to me. ๐Ÿ˜› I have always wanted to try to position presents — real presents, not patterns — under cedar trees (like in my header image this winter), and I finally did it! It was easier than I thought, all you have to do is put patterns in places where you don’t want the presents to land.


There was lots of back-and-forth DS-to-DSing between Dafdilly and Red Bank because I had hoarded lots of cedar saplings and flower bags there. So I used my original character Amy from Cutetown (who lives in Red Bank now) a bit, and I was surprised to see this New Years letter from 2006! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Part of the surprise was that it was in my inventory letters; usually I only keep disposable letters (like from Redd, the HRA, and Nook) there. Maybe I’d had something stored in the letter at the town hall and then took it out.


Yay, it’s New Years Eve, my trees are fully grown, and the cedars are lit! ๐Ÿ˜€


I admit I was a little disappointed with how few cedars were lit, though…


Red paint was on sale at Nook’s the day before New Years Eve, and I thought it would match the surroundings in town well.


A distant shot… just messing around taking photos.


I decided to change the middle piece of my path from my own chocolate pattern to Wendell’s chocolate pattern for AC:CF that I adapted for AC:WW’s palettes; I like the way it looks better, especially with my border pieces.

More pictures of the gate area:






I even (temporarily) changed Dafdilly’s flag for the candy theme. It is simple, two candy canes forming a heart.


Dafdilly’s old town flag. For the amount of time I’ve had it like this, it might seem like it’s Dafdilly’s official, unchangeable town flag, but I actually threw it together very quickly, didn’t put much effort into it, and always intended to change it later. But I’ve never felt like focusing on it too much…


The side path branching off from the main path to a bridge. I remember previous “versions” of this path. It would be fun to see what different parts of my town have looked like over time through different landscaping.


The few blue roses I have are thanks to friends, thank you so much!! :mrgreen: I don’t have limitless pastel roses to arrange around town, so I thought spacing them among lots of white roses would make them pop and give an elegant feel to the waterfall area.


This area is supposed to give a much different feel, like an unkept forest. I had trouble figuring out what to do with black hybrids, and I thought they made the most sense here.


The start screen can be a good way to take scenery pics, especially over bodies of water. The flashing “TOUCH TO START” text is annoying, though. >_<

Some ice cream and candy canes near the museum. I had to change my candy canes a bit in order to reduce the number of pattern slots they take up, but the ice cream is the same.


This gingerbread house is new! I like it better than my peanut brittle house.


The small but dense fruit orchard on my island.


Maybe it’s just me, but I think cosmos are fitting by the beach for some reason.


Just an array of candy patterns near the shops. In general the candy patterns are a little repetitive because I only had so much space for patterns, but I tried to keep things interesting by having some areas just dedicated to one type of candy, some areas with only certain colors of candy, and other areas with a mixture of all the candy, like here.


I planted a money tree (the only one in town) by Nook’s; based off the Ables’ episodes, it seems like he would be interested in having one. ๐Ÿ˜› And like the blue roses, I haven’t ever made my own gold rose (because I want to use my black roses to grow blue roses instead), so the two I have here are also thanks to friends. ๐Ÿ˜€


Melba’s house… It would have been nice if she chose the pink house style instead for this house shape because of the wooden fans. Oh well, bad luck.


Lots of red flowers about ๐Ÿ™‚

A lollipop meadow / clearing in the woods. ๐Ÿ˜€ Wherever there’s lollipops, I tend to plant colorful fruit trees.


This is the spot I mentioned earlier (it’s the north-east corner of town) where Big Top used to live. There’s a bit of a peppermint forest going on, and a color scheme of red/white.


There’s also a snowman family back here! I messed up, I meant to place them one space apart from each other, like this.


Whitney picked my favorite house style and favorite house location in my town (no one’s lived there since Margie), so I rewarded her by making it a nice spot with lots of matching pink hybrids. Thank you Whitney! ๐Ÿ˜›


My town is perfect for the first time in a while, it’s good to hear this from Pelly again.


I mostly took pictures in the daytime because it’s optimal for taking pictures, but I liked how it looked at night as well. Such a wonderful festive atmosphere with all the changes of music on New Years Eve, and the lit cedars in the dark.


Even though it didn’t match with real time at all (not even close…), I still enjoyed the festivities. ๐Ÿ˜€


It makes sense Puddles might be nostalgic because she’s the neighbor who has been in my town the longest.


Aww ๐Ÿ™‚





Fireworks! :mrgreen: I didn’t get that many pictures, but I’m sure you all have seen them before. ๐Ÿ˜›

I also made my first town tour video! The first 6 minutes are for the town tour, and the rest is a house tour. Those who are familiar with my rooms through WiFi or reading my blog probably don’t need to see the house tour.
I have wanted to do them in the past, but didn’t because of poor quality. This still isn’t the greatest quality, but it’s an improvement for me and I did the best that I could with the equipment I have. RedTux TK on YouTube has offered to come over to my town and do his own video tour this weekend, and his videos are practically emulator quality somehow, so I look forward to that. ๐Ÿ˜€

And lastly, if you’re interested, this is the gridded map of my town:




From here forward, I’ll be focusing more on catching up to the present time, along with a few general “blog housekeeping” type things like updating my site’s appearance for spring. And speaking of updating for spring, I’m also thinking about what I should do for my town come spring! I’m wondering if I should go straight to something pink for the cherry blossom festival coming up in April, or if I should go with something colorful and flowery (think the rainbow-esque palettes) for spring.

For the cherry blossom festival, I was thinking I could create a path that incorporates motifs from the lovely series, and I wanted to set up a little lovely cafe in a clearing of cherry blossom trees since palette 5 has both a faux ground color and pink colors. Another idea I was thinking of is a pink rose path border inspired by this:


For a general, rainbow-colored (not pink for the cherry blossom festival), flowery spring path, I would probably use palette 16 or something similar:

For this general colorful flowery path border, I would try to imitate one of the flower types in the game (like I did with the pink pansy path on my patterns page): either roses, cosmos, or pansies, probably. Feel free to give me your thoughts ๐Ÿ™‚ But you don’t have to, of course. I’m sure I’ll figure something out once I get caught up. I can’t wait for spring in my town! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Plans for Dafdilly

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Hey everyone, I hope it’s been a great new year for you all so far!

I’m really sorry I haven’t been able to do much for my blog since changing my URL. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Since starting up school again, with classes, homework, and other activities, my days have been very full and it’s been hard for me to find a lot of time for Animal Crossing related things. Usually I’m reluctant to post unless I have lots of pictures of one of my towns, but I feel like a little update is necessary since it’s been so long.

In my last post, I hinted that a return to playing AC:WW regularly again was a possibility, but that I hadn’t decided yet, with AC:3DS coming out in the not too distant future and all, and my town being months behind. Well, I decided recently that I do want to start playing in my AC:WW town again and posting about it.

Whenever I say my town is behind, I mean that for a number of days (or months :oops:), I didn’t play AC:WW. And when I want to play again, I set the DS date to the last day that I played to prevent neighbors from moving away and flowers from dying. So when I’m behind in time like this, to catch up, I time-travel forward one day, play that day, time-travel forward another day, play that day, and so on until I’m at the present day. But this time, I felt my town was just way too far behind to catch up this way, so I decided to just set my town to the present without playing the days in between.

You might wonder, “What about the neighbors? Won’t they all move away if you time travel months ahead?” Actually, if you time-travel forward a long period of time, you should only have to worry about one neighbor moving away. Time travelling forward any length of time = only one day passing as far as neighbors moving away are concerned. I knew it would be Maelle who’d move away because she was packed up before I time-travelled:

Bye Maelle…

I also didn’t have to worry about flowers because I’d packed them up a long time ago because of dead spot testing and hadn’t put them back in town yet.

So all I had to worry about was…

…lots and lots of weeds! It’s not very fun to pull that many, but if you’re focused, it doesn’t take forever.


And on the plus side, I found three four-leaf clovers!


And lots of gyroids. As you can see, only three fossils were to be found after all that time; this is because you can only have three fossils buried in your town at once, so it’s important to dig them up each day in order to get new ones. New gyroids are planted after any day it rains or snows, so they accumulate over time.


My neighbors were of course concerned about what had happened to me during my long “vacation.”


A new neighbor moved in to replace Maelle: another snooty, Whitney.


Then Tabby moved out. I’m eager to see who will replace her… a favorite peppy, like Rosie? ๐Ÿ™‚ Pleeeeaase?


All this was happening during my winter break, so I got a holiday greetings letter from Mom. I hope you all had a happy holiday season as well!

I thought it would be cool to decorate my town with Christmas patterns, but I didn’t start making them soon enough. I only had a few days to make patterns and I didn’t get very far because I was busy spending time with family and such as well. This is the path I started to make, and didn’t finish (no point now):

It’s supposed to be hedges or holly bushes (not enough greens on the palette to really differentiate between the two, anyway) covered with snow and decorated with festive tinsel and ornaments.

It didn’t turn out as good as it looked in my head, but one thing I liked about it was that I made multiple patterns for the horizontal border pieces: one with a present, one with a candy cane, and one with a stocking. I think it adds nice variety to the path:


I’ll admit now that my town has gotten behind again. ๐Ÿ˜› I set my town to the present on December 22nd, started to work on the festive path, but on December 25th time became frozen again. The reason why I’m not letting time pass normally is because I want to landscape and decorate my town again before New Years Eve in my town, when the cedars are all lit up. I know it sounds stupid, but it’s my game, and I can play it how I want to. xP

The patterns I’m planning on decorating my town with are candy-themed. I know… again? ๐Ÿ˜› But I had already made these main paths and side paths a long time ago (and I’ve never used them in Dafdilly before), so it will save me the trouble of having to make new ones right away:


A different side path:


And to make this post less boring, I’ll share a few more candy-themed patterns I made a long time ago, but can’t use for my town right now because they were meant to blend in with the summer ground.

This is supposed to be a peanut brittle house. I’m also working on a gingerbread house, and I hope it turns out better.


I based my peanut brittle house on Gramma Nutt’s from CandyLand. ๐Ÿ˜›


And here’s an ice cream cone I made to sort of blend in on the summer dirt. Like the peanut brittle house, it was done on palette 5, an interesting palette because it contains a color that sort of resembles the summer dirt, but not as exactly as the colors on palette 12 do. On palette 12, I could have maybe used a grass background, a tan/brown cone, and turquoise ice cream to make a summer ice cream cone pattern, but I thought the colors on palette 5 would be funner with the pink and purple. I like the ice cream I made for the winter ground better, though, and ironically the color options were much more limited there. ๐Ÿ˜›

Well, that’s it, I’ll continue working on pattern-making and landscaping (using my dead spot testing results to plan trees) and getting my town to look the way I like it, instead of a barren wasteland. I can’t wait until it’s back to normal, and playing in it again day-by-day regularly, and hopefully WiFing again ๐Ÿ˜€

Edit: I realize I’ve made a lot of references to palettes in this post that would be confusing for someone who didn’t know them, so here’s a list of all the palettes:



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Visit to Jemma’s town

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Isn’t this house pretty? I found it randomly when resetting one of my extra gamecards. It’s a Static’s house, and each villager always has the same, specific house shape… I have a Static in my town too, and also have this house style in my town, but he chose one of my town’s other house styles instead. >_< So no pretty pink and blue house with double wooden fans for me.

But that’s just a random picture that was on my camera when I uploaded the pictures from…


…a WiFi meeting with Jemma this morning in her town usa!


I wasn’t expecting any gift exchanges since this was a pretty spur of the moment, short-term notice WiFi, but she gave a surprise gift of several items and a purple rose! Thank you so much, purple roses are beautiful and always a help towards my pursuit of growing my first blue rose.


This balloon present flag is adorable!


I thought Jemma’s outfit was really cute, with her blue pigtails, green eyes, colorful polka dot shirt, rose in her mouth, and dandelion in her hair.


While she was preparing a game for us to play, I tried to get a full picture of the gate. But it’s not very good, you can see a reflection of my camera in the black.


It was like a memory game; she would list off a sequence of fruits, which grew longer and longer each time, and I would show I remembered the sequence by walking a circle around each fruit in order. I got all of the lists right, yay ^_^


I suggested a fishing contest to see who could catch 20 fish first, but with 3 minutes left on the timer and ~10 fish left to go, we were nowhere close. xP So it turned into a contest to see who could catch the most fish before the time ran out. I think those are the classic AC fishing contest rules anyway, though there can be variations, like who can make the most money off their catches, etc.


I was hoping to see a finned fish, but these are good catches too.


Ah, she beat me by 2, good job! ๐Ÿ˜€


We did a bug catching contest next and I was able to win that one.


Catching bugs was easier and more exciting than fishing, but they aren’t usually worth as much. This agrias butterfly was the rarest I saw.


*waves to Jemma across the river*


After taking a look at usa’s map and seeing all the awesome neighbors she has, I asked to go visit them.

First we visited Pecan, she’s one of my favorite snooties! ๐Ÿ™‚ I want Queenie or Eloise for Dafdilly, but back when I was thinking of maintaining a second town (see my very first post >_<), I wanted Pecan to be the resident snooty there.


Well, I would base my ideal type on more relevant things to a relationship than Tae Kwon Do or making cheesecakes, but whatever works for you, no standards are too high. ๐Ÿ˜›


Her house is nice and looks close to the original decorations, maybe she’s a bit newer?


You must love it in usa then, there are many bright fruit trees everywhere, very pretty. ๐Ÿ™‚


What? I see stuff in there!


She has Puddles too! And what’s more, both of us had her as our very first neighbor! (Well, you start off with three neighbors, but I consider her the first since she was at the top of the list on my map.) At first I was wondering why she was calling me Puppy โ™ฅer, if it was a nickname or something, but then I realized it must be her catchphrase. ๐Ÿ˜›


Aww, seeing Butch makes me nostalgic a bit. He was one of my first neighbors in my first Animal Crossing town on the GameCube, and I talked to him a lot.


That’s nice ๐Ÿ™‚


Eep.


But he warmed up to me quickly… we just met Apollo!


Ooh, I’ve been to A casa ๐Ÿ™‚


Caroline is so bright, vibrant, and colorful — even her shirt is, I love it. She’s packed up but hopefully Jemma convinced her enough to stay, good luck!


After meeting usa’s last resident Drift, who seems cool, I thought I’d better go because…


My low battery warning light had been on for a little while, and I wasn’t sure where my charger was. >_< So I thought it would be best to leave in a normal way rather than the power randomly shutting off and ending communication… but I would have loved to stay longer.


Thanks for having me over, Jemma! I had a great time. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Dead spot testing success

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So this is the first update on my town in a long time, since I took a break from Animal Crossing for a few months starting in January (and only recently started getting into it again by working on the patterns page). I set the DS clock to the same date in January whenever I turned on my game so that my flowers wouldn’t die, and now I have a lot of catching up to do.

It was a good oppurtunity to finish a project I wanted to do a while ago (but ran into problems with my gridded map), testing for “dead spots” in my town. That probably won’t mean anything to some of you, so for those who don’t know, here are the rules for tree growth from Liquefy’s excellent AC:WW guide:

1) Trees will not grow immediately next to water, cliffs, other trees, rocks, buildings, plazas, signs, and bridges.

2) There are certain “spots” or paths where the game will not allow trees to grow, so that there is room for the villagers to move around when they are outside.

3) Each acre can have, at maximum, 24 trees. Furthermore, each quarter-acre (divide each acre into four equal parts where each quarter-acre contains 8 x 8 = 64 “spots”) can have, at maximum, six trees.

It is not necessary to water saplings. Walking on or running over saplings does nothing. The only thing that matters when growing trees is location.

All trees take four days to grow to maturity.

Get rid of trees by chopping them with your Axe, then digging up the stumps with your Shovel. Use a Shovel to dig up saplings.

One way to guarantee the growth of a tree is to chop down an existing tree, remove its stump, then plant fruit/a coconut/a sapling/money in the exact same spot. This is a good way to start producing coconut palms or foreign fruit trees. (Note that while using this method to start a Bell Tree will guarantee
that the tree grows to maturity, it does not guarantee that the Bell Tree will successfully produce “fruit.”)

The part I bolded, #2, is what I wanted to find out — the dead spots where trees will never grow in my town. It’s just frustrating to be planning a layout of trees and have saplings die when they should grow.

So after picking up all my flowers and storing them in dressers, I began by marking squares red where I’m sure no trees will grow because they’re too close to obstacles (water, cliffs, rocks, buildings, etc.). A good rule of thumb for making sure a tree isn’t too close to anything is if you can dig a hole where you want to plant the tree, and walk a complete circle around it. (So you actually can plant trees next to pavement plazas.)

Then I planted around 12 trees in each acre every day, spaced far enough apart, and recorded which ones grew and which ones died. This is the final result. The darker red squares are the ones I eliminated before starting, the lighter red squares are the dead sopts I found, and I left the spaces white where trees grew:

Isn’t that interesting? I was expecting a random spread of dead spots, not these invisible treeless paths around town — presumably tracks along which my neighbors wander everyday. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Time passed in my town as I was testing for dead spots, so there have been some neighbors changes:


First Pippy packed up and moved, I admit I was quite glad. ๐Ÿ˜›


Another peppy, Tabby, moved in to replace her. She’s not one of my favorite peppies but I like her. I have a real female orange tabby! ๐Ÿ˜›


Second to move was Monique.


To replace Monique was not another snooty, but a jock — my favorite jock! Kid Cat is one of the neighbors I wanted to lock in Dafdilly, so I was thrilled to see he moved in! :mrgreen:


Then Antonio was the next to go…


And he was replaced by Samson, so I still have two jocks in my town.


I used to have Margie locked (with Puddles), but decided to unlock her because I would rather have my favorite neighbor Melba. I moved Margie to my dad’s old town Red Bank, though, so she’s still around.


I couldn’t believe it, right after that Melba moved in! So lucky! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

I was also lucky to pick up a few rare items that I didn’t have:


Like this garden gnome, I’ve always wanted one.


Well, I guess this isn’t rare, but I don’t think I’ve ever had one and I think it’s pretty cool! ๐Ÿ˜›


I rarely ever see anything I don’t already have at Redd’s (even though there are lots of Redd-exclusive items I still need), but I just bought this weird raccoon figurine.

My town’s in February now, which means Bright Nights:

I like all the house styles in my town (they’re the exact 4 I decided I wanted while resetting), but I wish new neighbors moving in would pick the pink house style more often. It’s my favorite, and the dark green one, which is my least favorite, seems the most popular. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ


All the lights are basically the same, but I picked Kid Cat’s lights as the best everyday in the hope that it would boost our friendship level, lol. (I want his picture.) Tortimer noticed.


When I played today, Bright Nights had just ended and Kid Cat was pleased to be the winner. ๐Ÿ™‚ Now that I’ve finished dead spot testing I’ll probably move my flowers back, plant trees, and make patterns, getting my town back to how I like it.

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Party in Lilypond

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Haha, I feel like with every new WiFi party post, the fact that I haven’t posted on my own towns in a long time becomes more conspicuous. (Well, at least I’ve been pretty good about posting on my WiFi visits, right? >_>) I’m really sorry guys, that I don’t have as much time to dedicate to Animal Crossing and this blog as I would like to. But like I said in my last notice, when I have spare time I’ve been working on my patterns page. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, practically since I started this blog, so I wanted to dedicate some time to working on that alone. Once I’m done putting up some more spring-suited patterns (I’ll put up the winter and fall ones later), though, I do want to start working on getting my town caught up. Because yes, it’s still in winter, as you can see:

This was at least a few weeks ago, I think. Claire from An Ville came over for a new haircut and we also chatted and had a fishing contest. I didn’t take many pictures but it was a good time. ๐Ÿ™‚

Today I went to a party hosted by Anna (some of you may remember her better from my blog as Skye or from ACC as MonkeyDoodle) in Lilypond! ๐Ÿ˜€

(I’m sorry in advance for the poor quality photos, especially compared to the pictures from the party in An Ville, but for some reason my camera has a lot of trouble capturing AC:WW in the evening. :()


The first thing she did when I stepped through the gate was give me a present, sweet!

It’s a halo! Thanks a lot :mrgreen: And hey there, anime-eye Anna. ๐Ÿ˜› The glitch occurred when she was changing accessories and I happened to get a picture.


Aww yay, I think this is the first time I’ve seen someone use a pattern from my patterns page! This is meant to go with the fenced-in pansy border, and that’s why the bricks are rather plain, but it still looks fine by itself and the pansy patterns are probably too complicated to copy.


The first party activity was a game of tic-tac-toe!


Mine are the oranges, and hers are either gyroids or treasure boxes. As you can see, the first game was a draw.


But Anna won the next one ๐Ÿ™‚ (she’d picked up a few of the gyroids before I took a picture)


For the third game, I went first and implemented the “corner trick” I remember from when I was little. If you go first in a corner, and your opponent doesn’t go in the middle, you’re pretty much guaranteed to win if you choose a different corner next. Well, I bet everyone knows this, but maybe we were going easy on each other so that every game wouldn’t be a draw. ๐Ÿ˜†


So I won that one and got a prize of 10,000 bells! Which is a lot, wow, thanks Anna ๐Ÿ˜€

Anna told me that one of my favorite neighbors lived in her town, so we went to visit…

Hugh! He actually isn’t in my very top tier of neighbors, which includes Melba and Bob, but I like him a lot because he’s unique-looking and I think his facial expressions are always amazing (just a few examples above).


I like his house shape and this house style a lot, too, and wanted to see what other houses she had in Lilypond. I don’t know, it’s probably weird, but I really like the houses in AC:WW, there’s such a wide variety and combinations of different styles and shapes.


I like this second house style, too, yellow stone. ๐Ÿ™‚


She pointed out the diagonal formation of her neighbors’ houses, which is awesome!

It’s easier to see on the map:


This is one of the cooler house shapes because of the double roof thingy (lol); Truffles here has it, as well as Rolf, Bluebear, Static, Curt, Mathilda, and probably others I’m forgetting. ๐Ÿ˜›


I thought there was a nice stone connection with the first two house styles, so I was surprised to see this one, a wooden house style that I have in Dafdilly. It probably doesn’t appeal to everyone, but it’s one of my favorites and I resetted for it, I love the colors and checkered doors.

Okay, enough talking about houses >_<

I heard a mole cricket nearby, they’re always fun to try and catch. I found it in the first hole I dug. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ


All of a sudden she gave me another present! Thanks so much, I hardly have any gold roses (I think just one), so this is really generous and I appreciate it a lot. ๐Ÿ˜€


Next we visited a few neighbors, like Goose:


Haha, really…? His house was warm and cozy with all the places to sit and K.K. Country playing.

When we went back outside, Anna and I were morphed! She said it was her first morph so I’ll put several pictures:


Then I met Walker, wow, his eyes are such a bright blue.


Jeopardy was playing on his retro TV and Anna started guessing answers to the show ๐Ÿ˜›


Then we played another party activity, which was a game to dig up the correct object, a wobbelina. I had three tries to dig up the wobbelina but got it on the first try ๐Ÿ˜›


For a prize I got a rainbow feather, it’s beautiful ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Thank you so much!


She realized she hadn’t shown me her house yet, so led me there. ๐Ÿ™‚


Nice regal room, I really like the combination of the regal carpet and blue-trim wall. ๐Ÿ™‚


o_O


Worn out, we decided to take a nap.


At first we slept peacefully…


But that didn’t last long xP


Haha, I love our glares here.


Yay, someone else came! :mrgreen: I’m glad; it looks like Anna worked hard on preparing the games and prizes, so it would have been a shame if I was the only guest.


I don’t often WiFi with new people, so it was really nice to meet someone new. ๐Ÿ˜€


Anna suggested a race next, so here we are on the starting line.


I fell in about three pitfalls ๐Ÿ™„


I took so long that Anna called out “Twisk?” like I was lost. xP Good job, Clone, you were obviously better at evading them. ๐Ÿ˜›


We chatted some and lined up for a group picture, which I think Clone 1 was confused about before we explained. ๐Ÿ˜›


Then it was time for Anna to leave and party over. Thanks for such a great party and all your wonderful prizes and gifts, I had a really fun time! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Kammile’s party in An Ville

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Haha, this is yet another AC:WW WiFi party post! Today I went to a party hosted by Kammile in her new town An Ville. ๐Ÿ˜€


She has a gate pond like me! I really like this feature, but it means you always have to wrap your paths around. ๐Ÿ˜›


It’s my first time in An Ville, so I take a look at the map. I like the island. ๐Ÿ™‚

We took a stroll along the path while waiting for others to arrive:


I like how the house styles match the path’s colors!


Our walk didn’t last long because Jemma soon arrived, yay ^_^


We met up at the gate and decided to wait a bit longer in case someone else was coming.

And while we waited…

There’s a cool glitch that sometimes occurs during WiFi when a character’s normal eyes briefly change to the sparkly anime eyes. It seems to happen after swapping clothes/accessories. My character Twisk’s eyes are black, so the glitched anime eyes she gets are just the regular ones. But Kammile’s are brown, so I wondered if Jemma’s would be green…
And they are! I was really curious what they would look like. Now I want to see blue ones. ๐Ÿ˜›


Another one, but it’s basically the same picture, same sparkles and all. o_O


No sparkles in the way this time! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m glad I was able to get a pretty good picture because it happens in a flash and then they’re gone.


We finished waiting for late arrivals after that and started the first game, a race to find the buried timer before the time runs out. I love that it was a mix between a time bomb game and a treasure hunt, with lots of buried treasure around to help disguise where the timer was buried.


I’ve never had a triforce before but I’ve always wanted one, so I was thrilled to find this! ๐Ÿ˜€ I also dug up a yellow feather (awesome, haven’t really donated anything to Boondox yet :P) and another Zelda item, the Master Sword.


I dug up the timer and saved the day. xP In addition to keeping the treasure we found, Jemma and I also got bell prizes for finding the timer within the time limit. Thanks Kammile!

The next game is a classic — tag — Animal Crossing style with nets. ๐Ÿ˜› Kammile was “it” and Jemma was last to evade being whacked by her net, so she won.


The final game was a unique race in which Jemma and I had to stay within our narrow one-pattern wide lanes, which were ridden with holes to kick dirt into and pitfalls to struggle through. There was an even amount of pitfalls and holes in each lane, but they were spaced differently, which increased the suspense. For example, if you fall into a pitfall and watch your opponent continue to run, you feel like you’re falling behind, but then they fall in a pitfall later on and you’re able to catch up. It was really well done. ๐Ÿ™‚


I got to the finish line first, but Jemma was close behind, kicking dirt into the last hole.


Then she let us hunt for the remaining treasure, so nice!


I might have won more of the games, but since Jemma found a throne I think she won the whole party! ๐Ÿ˜†

For the rest of our stay, Kammile let us explore her town and visit her neighbors, and I took a lot of pictures. ๐Ÿ˜ณ


An Ville’s cherry blossom festival is still going on, I see. ๐Ÿ˜€ I love when you’re able to get several trees in a row like this, it doesn’t see to work for me often.


A random, useless observation: when you shake a cherry blossom tree with furniture/money in the branches, green leaves fall instead of pink ones.

I made similar-looking paths last Fall (same palette, bricks bordered by fenced in flowers), but I think these colors look a lot better during the springtime, bringing out the pink cherry blossoms and red, white, and purple flowers:


The way An Ville is landscaped reminds me of her old town StarCity. ๐Ÿ™‚


I thought this had a park feel with the bench, flowers, and orderly trees.


Pretty white pansy garden ๐Ÿ™‚


This is my favorite type of pond you can get in AC:WW because of how big it looks (but technically I think it’s the same amount of spaces as other ponds). Another cute spot with a well-placed bench ^_^


I went to meet Poncho, one of my favorite jocks. He’s such an adorable little bear.


And Dotty, yay, I love her! ๐Ÿ˜€ I think she was one of my first neighbors in my first ever AC:WW town. Well, I don’t remember it, but (before I deleted the town) I looked at my oldest saved letters and villager pics. That’s one of the reasons I wanted to start an Animal Crossing blog, so I don’t forget such things. -_-


Yeah, well, your house is kind of weird, Dotty… I guess you have a desert alien planet thing going on.


The exterior is nice, though, with all the flowers around her house. Has the flower fest started yet? /out of the loop


A full pic of Claire’s purple, not-quite mansion — I think there’s just one more upgrade to go!


Another one, with me cropped out this time. If you look closely, doesn’t it sort of look like smoke is coming out of the chimney?


Already has a nice hybrid garden going. ๐Ÿ™‚


This is my favorite house shape; Melba, Jeremiah, Patty, and Anchovy all have it. And I guess Ribbot, too, because I think this house is his. ๐Ÿ˜› Maybe one day I’ll make a guide with all the town house styles and villager house shapes.

Kammile and Jemma were visiting Ribbot and when they left the house, they became fused!

Sometimes Jemma was in front…


and sometimes Kammile was in front…


But what’s coolest to see was when one eye was Kammile’s and one eye was Jemma’s!


Wink? ๐Ÿ˜†


Jemma and I both bought something from Nookway so hopefully it will upgrade to Nookington’s soon. ๐Ÿ™‚


A full, distant picture of the waterfall… you can tell I like taking these sorts of pictures, can’t you? >_> I first learned the technique of taking a picture as the bottom screen shoots into the top one (after pressing Y or X) from Teru’s blog.


And a full picture of the gate… why not? ๐Ÿ˜›


Finally we all met up again after doing our individual explorations and chatted some more ๐Ÿ™‚

…and took emotion pics. xP Poor Claire is emotionless, though, because Dr. Shrunk hasn’t come to An Ville yet.


Jemma had to leave, and after chatting for a while longer with Kammile I had to go too, so the party ended. It was a lot of fun! Thanks for the treasure, prizes, and good time Kammile! :mrgreen:

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