Cherry blossoms in Dafdilly

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This Dafdilly re-landscaping project has its roots back in the holiday season of 2015. Around that time I was feeling pretty burnt out from AC:NL, because I had been working on a new mosaic path for Citàlune that was proving difficult for me. And meanwhile, I have the sort of job that gets more stressful during the holiday season, so putting those factors together, you can see why I wanted to take a break from AC:NL. I found myself gravitating towards playing AC:WW instead, because it was more mindless and stress-relieving than pixeling a mosaic path in AC:NL, and easier to pick up and play in short bursts in my shorter amount of spare time.

But then, because I am the way I am, these little AC:WW sessions evolved into something much more ambitious over time, and eventually became a project to figure out what Dafdilly’s dream neighbors would be, obtain & place those dream neighbors in town through plot resetting (it works in AC:WW too!), and re-landscape Dafdilly for its first cherry blossom festival. 🙂 (Somehow, in past years I kept missing it!)

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Dipping back into AC:WW every now & then: 2014-2016

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Since New Leaf came out in summer 2013, I have been primarily focused on that game when it comes to playing Animal Crossing. Despite this, I never completely put down my Wild World game for good. It’s always been too tempting to pick it back up again every now and then, even if just to walk around town a bit and talk to neighbors, let a few days pass by, never doing anything too major. This was made possible and made all the more tempting because I left my town in a very pleasantly landscaped state, and I always recorded what date I left off on so I could load my game on that date and not have to deal with any unfortunate consequences (villagers leaving, flowers dying).

Recently though, I did do some pretty big things in my Wild World town. Before I go into all that in my next post, I wanted to dedicate this post to the odd period, mostly 2014-2015, when I would pick up my game and play a little bit, not accomplishing much, mostly just taking pretty pictures and enjoying a visit to Dafdilly again. Some of these have already been posted to Tumblr, but I consider WordPress to be my more ‘archival’ type blog, so these pictures deserve a home here too.

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A Wild World post: just some odds and ends since New Leaf came out

December 26, 2013 at 4:56 PM | Posted in AC:WW | 15 Comments
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In my last post on Dafdilly, we left off on the first day of Spring (February 25th), and I’ll admit that my town has hardly progressed at all since that post. >_< Back then I had plans to try to catch up through the rest of Spring (especially the cherry blossom festival, which I was really looking forward to, and had plans of doing a special landscaping project for the pink trees), but then two things happened: 1) my DS Lite's hinge broke, making it more of a pain to play AC:WW, and 2) New Leaf came out, which being a brand new AC game, excited me and kept me busy with all the new things to do, collect, and customize.

Meanwhile, while I was busy playing New Leaf, I would sometimes check up on my Wild World town, but I’d always set it to that same date (February 25th). This way I could walk around town in its practically flawless state (no wilted flowers), enjoy the sights of town and the gardens I’d worked hard on (without having to actually water any of them), and talk to my neighbors (without them being mad at me for my long absence, or God forbid, find out one of my favorites had moved out!).

I hope you can understand why it was so tempting to just keep my town on the same date — I could still enjoy “visiting it” every once in a while (it reminds me of the concept of visiting dream towns in AC:NL), but I wouldn’t have to do the daunting task of catching up my town to the present, or worry about maintaining it. Because that’s the thing about AC:WW: if I started playing it normally again, I’d have to do work every single day just to keep my town how it currently is. There’s no Beautiful Town Ordinance, so if I don’t water the inevitable wilted flowers, they’ll be gone the next day.

Anyway, now that you know why it’s still spring and green in my town, I’ll share some pictures from my “visits” to Dafdilly since New Leaf came out!

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First Day of Spring in Dafdilly

May 20, 2013 at 7:43 AM | Posted in AC:WW | 19 Comments
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I’m done with my town renovations and have finally reached the first day of spring! And finally is an understatement, my wait has actually been longer than just a few months, it’s been almost two years. >_< I remember back when I first started this town in the summer of 2011 and decided on its concept — colorful and flowery — I was already looking forward to spring the next year, thinking that it would be perfect for my desired theme and that I would have grown enough hybrids to decorate my town with by then. But for a lot of 2012, I was distracted by other things, so I missed spring that year too. 😦

I’ve grown attached to this town since its creation (back then my word to describe it was “suitable” since I wanted the blue gate and more ponds :P) and it holds so many memories, like all the WiFis with buddies I’ve gotten to know through the Animal Crossing community. I’m excited for New Leaf, but it also feels a little bittersweet for me knowing that soon I might not play in Dafdilly as much anymore (hopefully still some) after that. So finishing off with the season I’ve always looked forward to and experiencing the Flower Fest and Cherry Blossom Festival for the first time in Dafdilly will be especially wonderful and fitting. I’ll try to savor it and not rush through it to the extent that I did for January and February.

Anyway, lots of pictures ahead! Feel free to scroll quickly past 🙂


To start with my preparations for spring, I replaced some of my dress patterns with flowery patterns based on clothes in AC:WW. I think those dresses I had displayed look cute on AC:WW girl characters, and I had them up so that WiFi visitors could get them, but I don’t WiFi much in AC:WW these days, and it looks awkward when grumpy and jock characters are walking around wearing dresses with a mismatching skin color. These new patterns won’t look unnatural and they’ll help my neighbors contribute to the flowery atmosphere. ^_^

Top row: butterfly shirt by Teru, loud bloom shirt knock-off, pop bloom shirt knock-off, floral knit knock-off
Bottom row: colorful squares shirt by Teru, Twisk’s petal dress, rose dress, silk bloom shirt knock-off

I also re-decorated my rooms:

I have a library room now! 😀 I’ve always loved this wallpaper and carpet. The carpet is very elaborate, so having it in the main room does it justice.


It’s also sort of a general living room in addition to a library. I feel like there has to be multiple areas of interest in a room this big.

I might stop doing this, but for now I’m keeping up my tradition of giving all four of my characters a room that somewhat matches the current season and each of their personalities/tastes (Twisk — garden, Bell — young/playful, Harmony — elegant/regal, Melody — outdoorsy/sporty).
I brought back Twisk’s forest room after a while of having the nighttime courtyard garden instead.


Now Harmony has a courtyard, but it’s in a beautiful meadow clearing with her bed right in the middle. 😛 I love the calming music box song with the sounds of pouring water.


Bell has a backyard room with her usual toys.


And Melody has a camping room. I think I must be missing some camping items in my catalog, I didn’t have a lot to put in here…


Not gonna lie, I was a little giddy when I stepped outside and saw all this green, even though I was expecting it. One of my favorite Dafdilly moments :mrgreen:


The path connecting my house with the gate. It’s always satisfying to lay down the patterns in my own town after making them in an emulator. 🙂


My red gate was a big reason why I wanted the main path to be red bricks. Though I think white bricks, bricks on a dirt background, or some sort of wooden path pattern could maybe look good with these flowerbed border patterns as well.


I tried to arrange a rainbow rose garden by the gate pond, but I can’t do it perfectly because I only have one orange rose and I wanted to use some of my other rose hybrids elsewhere. It’s still colorful, though! 🙂


I made a lily pond (based on the outdoor bath) and rose arches (inspired by a new item in New Leaf) to go in this pastel rose garden.

A better view of the rose arches:
I wanted to make the rose arches taller, but since my paths use up a lot of slots, I didn’t have many left for additional patterns.

The museum and its white flower garden:


The road to and from Whitney’s house:






I enjoyed making the area around Whitney’s house pink and white during winter, but now with the addition of yellow and orange flowers (and green grass), I like it even more. ^_^


I’ve prevented Whitney from moving a few times now, but I’ve decided she won’t be my permanent snooty in Dafdilly, so I’ll let her move when the time comes. I’ll be sad to see Whitney and her house (with its own private beach) go. 😦 Hopefully someone else will move into this spot…


Here I have some dandelion puffs I’ve been collecting in my secondary towns (Red Bank and Imladris). Even though dandelions are borderline weeds (but I don’t think they count as either weeds or flowers for the perfect town rating), I still love having them to run through and blow the petals off.


Hehe, I remember that I didn’t even know you could do this until Teru told me while visiting her town a while back.


A picture of the lake taken on the start screen 🙂

I brought back the diagonal brick path and warm-colored flowers on my island:





The river split. I like how you can see flowers on the other side of the fork.


My island’s tiny beach 🙂


As usual, I like to have cosmos by the beach.


Samson’s beach house. He’s lived here for over a year, one of my longest staying neighbors. I never intended to keep him that long, he must like it here. xP


Red, yellow, and orange cosmos on this side…


…and red, pink, and white cosmos on the other side.


Nook’s and Ables’


Behind the shops there’s a field of pansies. 😀


Colorful tulips by the town hall. And Redd’s tent, he chose to come today…


Apollo has a large garden of tulips as well. Maybe it’ll grow me some purple ones 😛


The area behind the town hall in the upper right corner of town is supposed to have more of an unkept forest feel, with a color scheme of red, black, and white.


A house in the woods. Five out of eight of my neighbors have this green house style, which is getting ridiculous — some of them need to pack up and move already! >_< But I do think this style looks better now that it's spring and the snow's gone; it goes well with the environment.


I’ve been hoarding red turnip seeds from Joan so that I could have a turnip farm. 😀 I thought about planting them by my house, but then I thought they would be fitting on this strip of dirt.


I couldn’t decide which side of the waterfall I wanted the picnic area to be, so I did both. 😛


This side of the waterfall probably has a better view, though.


Haha, I found out on accident that you could get a close-up smiling picture of your character outdoors after they eat a fruit and wipe their mouth. It makes for a nice change from the thoughtful frown.


I just like the way the two paths meet the bridge here 🙂


Red and white roses lining the path from the bridge to the gate.

That’s all the scenery pictures I have for this post! I also made a town tour, if you’re interested:
And a gridded map:




Onto some villager news:


Saying goodbye to Jay, who moved out a few days before spring’s arrival.


After DS-to-DSing between Dafdilly and my other town Imladris, Patty moved in as Jay’s replacement. Neighbors from WiFi friends’ towns are always interesting, but she’s from my own town, and I’ve already had a Patty in Dafdilly before. T_T This should teach me to clear my 9th slot after DS-to-DSing in the future…


Oh really? I was there too and I don’t remember any tea. 😛 The snooty characters’ way of talking makes me laugh, always so sophisticated. Her impression of Liam was “festival freak.”


Then she came over to my place and we had tea together.


She had lots to say on my furniture, I guess this room does seem like it would appeal to a snooty character.


It’s been a lovefest lately, all my neighbors saying such sweet things. 🙂

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Speeding through the last of winter

April 6, 2013 at 11:14 PM | Posted in AC:WW | 10 Comments
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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 🙂

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! 😮 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. 🙂 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. 🙂


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?” 😕 I was thinking of Maelle, another snooty duck whose name begins with M.


January 13th was Puddles’ birthday. 😀 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. 😛 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” 😆


Not being very specific there, Mom 😛


My neighbor to replace Mallary is Kitt. 🙂 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. 🙂 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. 🙂


Melba’s picture replaced Tom Nook’s on my fireplace. 😛 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! 😀


It was also nice to see the cedars lit again for Bright Nights. 🙂

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! 😛 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 🙂


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! 😀 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. 🙂

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