Rivendell is a fictional location in Lord of the Rings that has always excited my imagination, often called the Last Homely House East of the Sea, or its elvish name Imladris, which means “deep valley.” It’s in a beautiful valley of waterfalls and often depicted with Autumn colors in its appearances in the movies and in fanart, because that’s the season when the Fellowship is formed in Rivendell at the Council of Elrond. It’s a home of lore and song, where Bilbo warns Frodo that the days all seem to blend together.(more…)
I’ve been enjoying working on a new island for a little while now, so I thought I’d give an introduction here! I’m streaming this island over on Twitch, and it’s been a very pleasant island to stream because of its asymmetry (feels like finishing an area is like solving a “vibe” puzzle) and its theme that is personally very significant and inspiring to me, that I’ve even had a bit of fun imagining the beginnings of backstories for.
The theme is ‘changed by time’ or admittedly, sort of post-apocalyptic. Beyond that, I’ve also tied a few personally significant references from media special to me, several of which tie into the ‘changed by time’ theme in strange ways, in addition to coming from art I’m passionate about.(more…)
The 2.0 update ended up affecting my islands quite a bit, so since I have -er- several, I thought I’d dedicate a post to explaining the path forward for each of them. And also quite a few photos of some of the new decorating work I’ve gotten up to with the update!(more…)
It took months of work, but I finally finished my cobblestone path for my Shire-themed island Bywater! I consider it quite the accomplishment and I’m pretty proud of myself! It’s 46 pieces, took a lot of careful steps, and on top of that, I’ve never considered ‘random’ path arrangements like cobblestone to be my specialty. The inspiration behind the path was the Hobbiton movie set, which has lots of similar cobblestone on a mixture of dirt and grass winding throughout the hilly streets and hobbit holes. If you want to see all my designs, check out this page as always, but read on if you want some extra info on how to use this path.(more…)
I’m going to experiment with a new style of posting here: weekly recaps of what I got up to this week as far as progress in my islands or paths, favorite moments from stream, and other things that feel relevant! This past week, September 19-25, was especially exciting with the Direct news, so I’m not going to expect every week to top this! Read on for my reactions to the news, as well as some nice progress on Citalune and Bywater and stream moments.(more…)
Hello again, long time no post~! Understatement of the century 😅 At one point it was my goal to use this blog for New Horizons gameplay, in the same way as I always did for past Animal Crossing towns and games. But I think I have to face reality that I’ve fallen way behind in sharing about those daily happenings to hope to ever catch up, and honestly, to ever use this blog in quite the same way that I used to. But I’d like to keep using this blog, so I’m hoping for future posts, to skip to a more manageable, recent state of my islands to pick up from!(more…)
This post covers quite a busy time period: our first big event in AC:NH (Bunny Day!), a gorgeous time of year in the form of cherry blossom season, and also glimpses into the opposite hemisphere’s scenery with some WiFi visits. I also make big milestones in my island by inviting my faav, Melba, and unlocking terraforming.
As I expected it to be, it’s been hard to keep up with blogging while also streaming as much as I have been. Pardon the lateness, but I still want to record as many of these early memories as I can. This post is going to cover the rest of March 2020, that lovely bustling period of new openings and construction, new neighbors, and just the freshness of everything still being so new and magical.