Dream Diary 3 — Dreamy Edition: Myrtille, ルリユール, Florence

March 6, 2016 at 9:09 PM | Posted in AC:NL | 6 Comments
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And just like that, over a year since my last entry, I continue this little dream diary! I’ve had these pictures rounded up for a while now, and known which dream towns I would cover in this post, but I’ve had a hard time justifying spending the time doing a dream diary entry when I have a lot of work on my own dream town to do! 😛

For this post, I’m covering one of my internal “genres” of towns that I describe as dreamy or ethereal. It’s an aesthetic I admire a lot, not just in Animal Crossing, I tend to love dreamy art/music & whatnot as well. In Animal Crossing, I’ve noticed dreamy towns are achievable through a mix of atmospheric conditions/lighting — for example, you won’t see a dreamy dream town at noon or 3pm, but rather, the evening or nighttime or early morning — along with the right sort of landscaping, like pale flowers and beautiful PWPs like lamps. But instead of further breaking down what makes a town dreamy, let’s just dive right into the magical beauty of these three towns 🙂


Myrtille

Dream Address: 5900-4543-7461
Owner: Renna of ymirtille on tumblr


This beautiful town has white & blue gardens, serene sparkling streams and paths, and many brilliant focal points created by its public works. The calm and peaceful time of night helps set the mood; the music at this hour gives me pangs of nostalgia, reflection, and gives off a feeling of sad beauty.


The paths & patterns used in this town are really fitting, and are arranged beautifully in the plaza, so you are plunged into the atmosphere Myrtille gives off as soon as you wake up. And the same patterns are used all throughout town, creating a unifying effect.


The fireflies floating about the rivers like fairy lights add to the atmosphere too ❤


Definitely one of the focal points I mentioned — wow! Light *__*


Another great use of illumination 🙂


The cafe area brings a little pink into the color scheme ^^


Aaaah~


I love seeing park areas in towns and this is a lovely one in Myrtille, featuring a public art sculpture of a rotating cube.




But it’s not all huge parks and landmarks and structures in Myrtille, there are also many woodsy areas to admire.


Whoever lives here is incredibly lucky to have such a beautiful yard — must be very much in favor by the mayor!


Lastly, a visit to a wisteria trellis park that reminds me a lot of the one in a friend’s town, hehe…neat to see someone else out there had the same idea!


ルリユール (White town)

Dream Address: 3000-0575-9957
Owner: Don’t know, sadly. If you know the owner or blog, do tell.


This is a genius town that you might already be familiar with, but I wanted to sing my praises to it as well. Its concept revolves around the color white from top to bottom — the snow, the flowers, the PWPs, the villagers (and therefore, a lot of their houses happen to be lightly-colored as well to match their owners), and the human residents’ homes & interiors. This theme done by someone less inspired might’ve come across boring, but with the creativity and artistry this player used, the result is absolutely striking.


There was an aurora in the sky when I first visited this town, but not anymore in the latest update. Maybe the owner decided against it because the aurora adds some non-white colors into the town’s palette (pink, green, purple). I think it adds to the beauty of the town though so I’ll share a few of my screenshots with the aurora.


The bushes wrap around the metal bench (now that I think of it, I’m surprised the white wooden bench wasn’t used :P) in a heart ❤




Definitely my favorite landscaping feature in this town, it’s just so white, bright & dazzling *__* The sea of snow and flowers feels like it could go on forever, it’s lucky there wasn’t much dirt in the area to ruin the effect.






It’s fun to walk around seeing how many white PWPs and buildings you can spot 😛


The rooms are gooorgeous too, I’d go as far as to call them artistic!


Ooh, a jewelry parlour?








A chess room minus the black pieces, a bathhouse, a dining room that screams luxury and delicacy, and an escape into the clouds with teddy bears and clam-shell music boxes! Such a wide range of beautiful rooms with different purposes, but all with the same limitation of white furniture.


A pretty view here 🙂


Haha, a very fun and cute attraction in this town: the milk cafe! xD


I’m not even a big milk fan, but this place has me craving a nice cool glass of milk x3
I might’ve gotten carried away with all the pictures I took & shared, but I would’ve had a hard time cutting back with how much I love this town! I encourage everyone to visit and explore every inch of it, there’s so much to see & admire in every corner 🙂


Florence

Dream Address: 6A00-0010-7961
Owner: Abby of lanternflies on tumblr


Florence has a strongly consistent color scheme as well, but it has just the right amount of variety of colors (from pinks, white, to purples) and flower types to create visual interest while still maintaining that unity. There are tons of adorable and pretty landscaping spots in this town, to the point where you feel you’re walking along the path from cute spot to cute spot, again and again x3




There are also lots of wrapped goodies to enjoy, not just dumped in one location, but strewn all over town, giving you more than one chance at that feeling of pleasant surprise in unwrapping presents! 🙂




Lots of lush greenery and those lovely pink & purple wildflowers that cover Florence


Tehe, not waking up for anything, not even a (noisy?) beautiful geyser~


I have lots of feelings about this beautiful bridge view…


And Florence’s entrance, my favorite spot in town *__*


And I could go on and on, this town’s filled with gorgeous spots to visit… so visit and see for yourself! 🙂


Here’s a little index for these dreamy dream towns:

Myrtille 5900-4543-7461
ルリユール 3000-0575-9957
Florence 6A00-0010-7961

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Some (mostly) not-so-recent WiFis!

January 5, 2015 at 2:10 PM | Posted in AC:NL | 17 Comments
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I’m sorry it’s been so long since my last post!! This past holiday season was a busy one for me. I hope it was wonderful for you all, though, and that you’ll have a great new year! 🙂


To start off with, this is a WiFi in Kiki’s town Meadow that actually should’ve been shared about in my last AC:NL WiFi post. I didn’t intentionally leave it out, but the screenshots from this WiFi got lost in a particularly huge SD card-importation, and I didn’t find them until later.


I went over as my character Violet for a change, since Kiki needed the sky wall for one of her rooms, and Violet currently has that wallpaper in her bedroom, so it was most convenient 🙂


Violet stepping into Meadow! What a pretty entrance ^^

After dropping off the wallpaper, she let me look around, which was nice of her since her town was under some top secret construction for a dream update! And at this point, the construction is long-over and the dream address is open to the public at 6200-2397-3562 — check it out 😀


Ahh what a cool tree-lined pathway to the cottage — and I love its exterior, too!


I assume this might be the room the sky wall was needed for? It’s veery pretty, wow 😮


An impressive collection of villager pics, and what a cute way they’re displayed :3


Kiki even gave me a villager pic to take home with me—Freya’s! Thanks so much Kiki, that was really nice of you ❤ Thanks for having me over as well, and sorry for this late post on it!


Another not-so-recent WiFi was with Lenore, and judging from the color of the trees, it was sometime last Autumn 😛


Lenore had just grown one blue rose from scratch on her own (!!!congrats!!!), so I gave her one of mine so that she could easily grow more from that pair 🙂


I thought this was a cool view of the town hall roof with the golden garden behind~


Lenore showed me around to the changes and additions in her town, including this little side trail that branches off from the path in her residential area.




The trail leads to some topiaries and a fountain, creating a pretty little secret garden x3 And it’s a great use of this little space by the river!




Lenore’s town is themed around the four seasons, and the spring-themed castle’s interior is coming along nicely!


Fell in a pitfall outside Lolly’s house 😛 Thanks for your concern Lenore xP


Noelle’s winter-themed property is coming along beautifully as well! I’d love to see how it looks currently, perhaps with a shimmering aurora overhead 🙂


Though the highlight at the time of year this WiFi took place, of course, was the Autumn-themed area of town! Everything was so fitting for the season and emphasized the warm colors so well 🙂


My favorite addition of all was probably the little sparkling blue pools by the town hall, fenced in by bushes. I just love the effect!



Since a fishing tourney was going on that day, I couldn’t resist participating a bit, and was pleasantly surprised that my randomly caught rainbow trout was the best catch of the day so far ^^

After that, we went over to my town for a bit. I didn’t take many pictures, but here are a few nice ones of us on benches:






This was a very fun WiFi; I got to visit Angie’s Halloween-themed town of Yorkwood for a Halloween party!




The party was basically open to anyone on Tumblr, so I’m glad I got a slot to come over! Look at all these goodies she had laid out for guests 😮


Having fun with said goodies 😀


The gift I was most thrilled about picking up was this yellow glow wand!! The last time the winter solstice event rolled around in my town, I got four blue glow wands, so I’m very excited to have a different color now :mrgreen: It reminds me of a witch’s magic wand, so I’ll probably give it to my character Violet (who’s supposed to be a magician) to carry.


Besides the goodies and fun Angie and her guests provided, there was also the standard festivities to enjoy as well, trick-or-treating the villagers and searching for Jack.


I also enjoyed just looking around Yorkwood since it’s such a wonderfully decorated and themed town, and I hadn’t ever been to it at night before (the dream address is usually set at sunset)


Pretty view here *__*


This winding river surrounded by wildflowers and foliage is perfect




And I love how there are so many purple villager houses in Yorkwood. Angie said it was an accident, too, how lucky!


Angie, me, and the other guests admiring the view of the starry sky over the lake x3


Just as Angie was showing us these spoooky skeletons in the candy kitchen (Hansel&Gretel-esque?), WiFi crashed and I decided to not come back in order to give others the chance for a slot in Yorkwood’s party. Thanks so much for hosting this fun event, Angie, I really enjoyed it — and all the gifts, especially my new glow wand! 🙂


Jumping ahead to the only recent WiFi in this post, I went to a second party in one of Angie’s towns, this time in her newly redecorated town of Maplerow on New Year’s Eve! 😀


The first thing I did was head to the plaza to meet Maplerow’s Isabelle and get a NYE hat from Redd. The only options for me were the green hat or the yellow hat, and I chose the yellow one, but ended up getting the other color hats in the gift-wrapped goodies scattered all over Maplerow ❤ Thanks for those, Angie!!


Maplerow is an all-bear town now, and they all looked so cute in their little hats :3 I was especially happy to meet Paula since I have her in my town too~


Just 10 seconds to go 😮




Yaaay :mrgreen: Happy new year! ❤ (Though for me it was really 8pm ^^)

Celebrating all over Maplerow with sparklers and poppers from the goodie bags:












We also made sure to get a special pic of us firing off sparklers together! From left to right it’s bebebese, me, grcninja, and Angie. And I really like the gif Angie made of this moment here


soo many beans xD


A glimpse of the special 2015 firework! Not a good pic of it, though..




Having fun in the adooorable playground next to the kindergarten-themed house!


Towards the end of the party we glitched across the train tracks and had fun there! I was taking an embarrassingly long time to glitch across with the net trick, so Anne/grcninja helped me out by doing the tweeter trick instead — thanks Anne!


After 2AM the fireworks stopped, but Izzy/bebebese noticed that the popping bubbles were like itty bitty mini fireworks, aww x3

Thanks so much for having us, Angie, it was a blast!! :mrgreen: I really appreciated both these holiday parties since my own town is in a completely different season xP It was so nice of you to host them, and to be so generously giving with all the gifts. And thanks as well to the other guests who helped made these parties so fun :3


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Dream Diary 2 — Town Edition: Scarlett, わかば, Termina

November 2, 2014 at 8:09 PM | Posted in AC:NL | 18 Comments
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To explain the title a bit, in my head there are various different genres of towns, and one of my favorites is just a plain old, regular, cozy AC town. Still developed and creative and whatnot, mind you, just not an elaborately fancy theme beyond a cozy Animal Crossing village. I really like towns like this, and it’s the sort of ‘theme’ I want my side town Bywater to have one day. That’s the edition of today’s dream diary, and it’s probably an edition that will return in the future.


Scarlett

Dream Address: 4600-2362-5644
Owner: stitchesnstones on tumblr!


This town is soo beautiful and inspiring, it’s actually made me kinda jealous xP (Not unhappily so, just like..wow, how skillfully put together this town is!) There are lots of different spots of interest, and pretty much all the space in town is put to use. I hope you’ll enjoy visiting it as much as I did!


Some interesting touches on the side of this path. Are they little gems, or lights?


Pretty pond area 🙂


Woww I’d love to see this beautiful town hall entrance in a sunset!


On the right side of town there’s a natural/zen area that transitions into a camping spot. It’s really calming and well-done with all the white flowers and narrow stone paths. 🙂


Saying hi to Marshal at the bonfire ^^


Goodness, this is an adooorable playground area 😮


Below the playground there’s a bench spot by the river where you can cozy up and read a book 🙂


A pretty picnic spot by the waterfall.


One of my favorite spots in Scarlett is the ‘rainbow’ of fruit trees lining the dirt path, with a view of the windmill and wooden bridge in the distance.


Tehe this house exterior looks familiar!


It’s Melba’s! Hey dream-Melba 😀


I woudn’t consider the house interiors to be the main attraction of this town compared to the absolutely stunning landscaping, but they’re worth a look if you have the time. I love when rooms have lots of knick-knacks like this, it feels cozy and personal, like a real house.


わかば (Wakaba)

Dream Address: 3B00-001A-3F2C
Owner: Rystener


I first visited this town early on in my game, after I’d seen a post sharing about it on tumblr, and I didn’t think to save the address in any way other than having it in my tumblr ‘likes.’ Months ago I remembered this town after looking back on some old pictures I took from my first visit, and I’ve been hoping to find it again ever since:







But I looked through all my tumblr likes and couldn’t find it anywhere! D: I went on a huge hunt for it recently, asking around on AC forums, googling the pictures I took of the town, googling keywords, googling for dream addresses that were posted in a date-specified time period on tumblr, and so on. I was beginning to lose hope of finding this town again, but then it occurred to me that browsing pinkseacrossing‘s own dream diary might be a good place to look, since it has lots of little-known (to me, anyway) Japanese dream town addresses. And that’s how I re-found this lovely dream town! :’)

Wakaba town has been updated since I first visited, and has new paths (which I must admit I don’t like quite as much as the old ones) and is now set in Autumn during a beautiful fiery sunset. My heart burst with joy when I saw it was indeed the same town with many of the same spots I remembered:


Like this perfect park with a flower clock at its center, complete with matching flowers and fruit trees around the clock, and an extremely well-done dirt path adorned with little stepping stones.


This path to the cottage is very similar to how I remembered it too, but now has peach trees lining the path instead of cherry trees. 🙂 I like how the alternating pink-and-golden peaches match the sunset.


I think I kind of vaguely remembered this striking rose garden in front of the town tree as well, but mostly everything else in town seemed new and fresh to me (except for maybe a small deja vu-like feeling).


Love all the colorful tulips around this cute riverside picnic area 🙂


Streetlamps lighting the path, and a pretty pansy garden.


And a lovely rose garden! I like how this person showcases pretty much all the different flowers in their town (rather than me for example; I choose to mostly use lilies and violets).




And the sunset colors in the gardens here reallyy appeal to me *__* I feel like we have similar tastes/styles in AC garden-arranging, often using gradients and complex patterns.

One of Wakaba’s beaches is particularly stunning, featuring a gradient of practically all the flowers in the game:










It’s really fun to run along this path and admire the gradient — I encourage you to visit and try it yourself! 😀


And on the other beach there’s a pretty view of the windmill on the cliff!


The house interiors of Wakaba are very well-done too, so I encourage you to check them out if you visit! This Autumn garden room is perhaps my favorite ^^


This room seemed to me to have the purpose of showcasing villager pics, and it did a very good job at that, without being completely filled with only villager pics. I like how the colorful furniture compliments the portraits.


Ahh, this vibrant flowery room is beautiful! And there are quite a few more great rooms that I’ll resist sharing so you can go see them for the first time yourself 😀


Termina

Dream Address: 4000-4033-6656
Owner: User LinDUNguin on TBT


I stumbled across this dream town when its owner posted a thread on TBT asking for advice/criticism on their town, and I was so impressed that I didn’t have a lot of advice to give, and I’ve saved the address & visited it a few times since 🙂


Normally I wouldn’t bother to share a town’s map, but I think sharing Termina’s is important in seeing how impressive the town is. It’s structured really well, with the town tree in the very middle of town, with practically everything else branching from the town tree. If you go north from the town tree, you’ll come to the park in front of the train station. If you go west, you’ll come to a bridge that leads to the orchard and ‘theater.’ If you go east, you’ll come to a path that leads to the cafe and police station, and to another bridge that leads to Retail and the campsite. And if you go south, you’ll come to the third bridge that leads to a little residential area, the town hall, the beach, etc. This map with a U-shaped river with the town tree in the middle was pretty popular and sought after at one time (now I think straight rivers are more popular), but I’ve never seen it so well utilized and structured as this, that I know of. So I think this is a great town to go to if you want inspiration on how to give structure to your town if you have a centered town tree 🙂




This is the park in front of the train station, if you go straight north of the town tree. I love how neat and symmetric it is, and it’s such a nice entrance to the station 🙂

Lemme gush a bit how much I looove these brick-and-clover side paths:









And I’m jealous of these two ponds so close together, what a cute feature ^_^

I also want to gush a bit more about a particular spot with a gradient of roses, which I have quite a few pictures of:







Ahh it’s so pretty ;_;


Another spot I love is Henry’s house (heh, I recognize it ’cause he was in my town once) with the wisteria trellis and colorful roses! 🙂


Stitches’ colorful house + colorful pansies + the unusual boot PWP is a very cool combination, who’d’ve thought of it!


The brick-edged flowerbed matches so well with brick paths!

But I have something to break to you, those paths are no longer in this town xP



I miss the brown brick paths because I thought they fit so well with the town atmosphere and the brick bridges and all, and I’m a sucker for brown brick paths in general, they seem so cozy! But these new paths are great too, don’t get me wrong! 🙂 (And hey I can relate, I wonder if people visit my current dream town and think “hmm, I liked the snow and fairytale paths better” xD It’s all just personal preference)


This is the path to the cafe and police station I mentioned earlier!




And this is Termina’s orchard, sooo cute :mrgreen:


The town theater — it’s great when people make use of signs 🙂 I’m too PWP-limit-conscious to make use of them much, but they’re nice touches.






The wonderful campsite in Termina, with another helpful sign. The extra grasswear in this area is a nice detail!


And lastly (though I’m resisting the urge to post even more screenshots), this playground area is adorable, just like the one in Scarlett earlier ^__^


I’m in love with these towns and with the cozy & quaint AC town aesthetic in general, so I hope you will enjoy visiting these towns as much as I have! 🙂 Here’s a little index:

Scarlett Mel 4600-2362-5644
わかば リスナー 3B00-001A-3F2C
Termina Lenny 4000-4033-6656

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