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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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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Dream Diary 1 — Favorites Edition: Sugardew, Angie’s Towns, North

October 6, 2014 at 2:57 PM | Posted in AC:NL | 7 Comments
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I’ve been toying with the idea of making ‘dream diary’ posts on WordPress for a while now, and even contemplated making a new blog just for posts like this. But in the end I decided I quite like only having one AC blog to keep up with, so I’m just going to have the dream diary entries become a little side-segment here on A Forest Life that I’ll do every now and then. I like the idea of not only posting about my own town and WiFi friends’ towns, but also showcasing some of the other wonderful towns out there in the AC:NL universe 🙂


Sugardew

Dream Address: 6400-3072-1629
Owner: Mayor Izzie. She used to be on Tumblr but her site’s been deleted, and if she has a new one, I’m unaware of it. But she’s very sweet and talented!

Sugardew is one of my favorite dream towns to visit; I really admire how unique and seemingly spontaneous it is, from the winding paths to the unexpected PWPs and garden arrangements…hopefully you’ll see what I mean! 🙂


I think it’s neat how immediately upon ‘waking up’ in Sugardew, there’s a path for you to follow straight out of the bed. You can tell this town is practically made for dreaming in, since its paths seem a bit impractical for daily play and getting quickly from place to place around town (though maybe I’m wrong about that!).


An example of what I interpret as the spontaneity and creativity of this town…like who else would have thought of this wind turbine placement and path set-up?? But it works so well!


I come here sometimes for garden inspiration because I love how the unexpected flower arrangements (ie. not a ‘pattern’ of flowers) seem to burst with color.


This was my first time using throwing beans ^_^ They’re so fun and I love how they can splash in the water and bounce off objects, very detailed! I got some beans of my own in a trade not too long ago. Oh, and this is a cute little rose garden 🙂


The town hall is beautifully lit by lamps and surrounded by lots of foliage.


A cute lil stump and an Estel lookalike, hehe ^^


Some more well-done PWP placements. Excuse the mid-blink 😛


But this is my absolute favorite spot in my town, it’s just breathtaking with its variety of different plants *__*

This is just a little sample of Sugardew and there’s much more to see if you visit yourself — it’s a very fun town to explore with new things to admire at every turn, so I encourage you to do so!


Angie’s Towns

Maplerow Dream Address: New one TBA!
Wayfield Dream Address: 4F00-0023-63E9
Yorkwood Dream Address: 5C00-0023-6BF9
Owner: The mastermind behind all three towns is Angie! She has lots of helpful guides and pretty pictures on her Tumblr, and she’s the creator of the art of mayor Estel I use as my gravatar…many thanks to her for that!

Maplerow:

I’ll start off with pictures from the first of her three towns, Maplerow, the one she’s had since release, and which is somewhat based around her hometown. I’ve visited her towns multiple times so the pictures aren’t all from the same visit 🙂


Maplerow is truly amazing during Christmastime! I remember the first time I saw these rooms, I actually had a genuine emotional reaction: of joy from all the festivity :mrgreen:


Warming up by the fire on a cold winter’s night 🙂 Urgh I don’t like when Wendell photobombs in dream town pics.


One of my favorite spots in Maplerow is all the streetlamps lining this path. I ❤ streetlamps, especially lots of streetlamps. It’s a bummer about the 30-PWP limit though.


I loove the riverside windmill in Maplerow. I might’ve been inspired to plant white flowers around my own windmill because of it 😉


This cliffside zen clock is really nicely lined up with Chow’s house!


The little vegetable garden behind the mayor’s house is such a cute idea and a great use of the fence PWP.

Wayfield:

Wayfield is probably my favorite of Angie’s towns, so there will most likely be a disproportionate amount of photos for this one. It’s based on her grandparents’ farm, where she would go to spend the summer, and the more rural(?) feel of it is so evident and seeped into every aspect of the town. It’s really beautiful and picturesque and cozy, and has its own character, like it’s a real place.


I still remember waking up in Wayfield for the first time and wandering my way into the topiary and wisteria gardens around the town tree, and thinking “wow, this is gonna be good” 😀 These pictures aren’t from my first visit, though. They’re from an update I especially loved because of the special purple-pinkish sunrise, which I haven’t had yet in my own town.


The elderly couple living in Wayfield, how sweet 🙂


Randy’s farm is one of my favorite spots!


Randy’s chicken coop adds really well to the farm theme.


The portraits on the walls add yet more personal touches to this town 🙂


A tiny weathered cottage in the woods.


Aah, lying in a hammock under the stars, with the sound of the waterfall and the rushing river in addition to nighttime sounds, what a beautiful place ❤


This is a minor little detail, but it’s a detail I really love: how well Bonbon’s house here fits in with the forest atmosphere and how it color-coordinates with the black flowers (which have always looked brown to me in AC:NL). Not only do the petals of the black cosmos match Bon-Bon’s house’s wall, the little yellow centers of the flowers match the roof too 😮


In fact, it seems like a few of the black flowers have yellow touches on them (like the tulips and lilies as well), so I loved the addition of yellow hibiscus to coordinate with that, and add a splash of sunny color!


On the other side of the waterfall, instead of black flowers, it feels like you’re walking on clouds with these dandelion puffs ❤


The statue fountain has to be one of my favorite PWPs, I always loove seeing what different people do with it. In this case, the use of it seems pretty simple but I still adore the look of the symmetric trees around it, and the bush-enclosure filled with pink roses 🙂


So much red 😀 She likes to use perfect apples abundantly in Wayfield just how I like to in Citalune. The perfect apples are perrty ❤


Stopping to get a sip of water ^^ The water fountain’s a nice little detail by the path.


Lastly to mention about Wayfield, I love the way the villagers’ yards are decorated. They all have their own personality, and this pondside house is especially lovely.

Yorkwood:

Yorkwood is the newest town of Angie’s, so I probably have fewer pictures of this one, but I encourage you to visit it yourself soon since it’s the perfect time of year to do so, being a Halloween-themed town. (Though in fact, I think all three of her towns are updated for Halloween at the moment!)


You’re given an appropriate outfit and some sparklers and roman candles to set off 🙂


One of my favorite little spots in town! I think in Angie’s other towns the flowers and trees seem more organized and orderly, so it was fun seeing her do the more wild-looking arrangements in Yorkwood!


A graveyard beneath the waterfall — spooky and pretty at the same time ^__^


The festive paths in Yorkwood! You know, I never thought of purple as a Halloween color before, but it does work extremely well with the color scheme!


Such a cute cozy cottage next to this pond ❤ I recommend checking out this edited screenshot of the spot here, it’s really pretty.


Love the look of the curvy river here!


Such an adorable candy cottage *__* (Ngl, my heart breaks a little that I can’t fit the sweets exterior into any of my towns. It obviously appeals to me a lot, having once decorated my AC:WW town in a candy theme!)

That’s it for Angie’s towns! They’re all so well done and different from each other, but you can still see Angie’s own unique sort of landscaping style in each one 🙂


North

Dream Address: 6C00-008A-0D67
Owner: Mayor Rae! You can find her on tumblr, where she has many lovely pictures of her towns, QR codes of her versatile stepping stone paths, and lots of sweet helpful advice for users’ questions.

If I’m not mistaken, I think North is one of the more well-known towns in the AC:NL community and has already inspired many people, so maybe you’ve already visited or seen pictures of it before! 🙂 But I wanted to start off my dream diary with some of my favorite dream towns, and there’s no doubt that North is one of them and belongs in this post. Something I really admire about North is how unified it is, with consistent paths throughout and a strict color scheme of white with hints of purple. I couldn’t do that, I just love playing with patterns and flowers and colors too much xD So I really admire Rae’s self-control in sticking to a very consistent aesthetic throughout town, and it really pays off.


I think Rae describes her own town remarkably well in the information page on her blog: “earthy and rustic, lots of trees and white flowers
villagers with natural colour palettes — shades of brown and white
lush, green, overgrown with a hint of ethereal presence”
Ophelia’s remark here adds to the mystique of the town and hints at the ethereal presence.


Tehe, I feel so cute in the ouftit provided! 🙂 There are several log benches throughout town for you to sit and admire the natural scenery.


Running around on the lovely stepping stone-and-clover paths throughout North!


The bus stop PWP provides some shelter for the rain — even for two little gyroids, it seems.


Haha xD This instrument shelter seems cool, I think I want to build it in one of my towns.


Feeling like a child again splashing in the puddles 🙂 There’s a cool pattern scattered around North that’s supposed to look like a puddle recently disturbed by a splash, so they’re perfect for taking pictures like this! Just change your clothes/accessory, and when your character is done with their flip in mid-air and is landing in the puddle, snap the picture at the right moment.


The waterfall area is very pretty with its white wildflowers!


Waving to the sweet & cute Lily ^_^ When I talked to her, she said “my horoscope said I would make a new friend today!” 🙂


Julian has recently left North to be replaced by Zell, but he’s still preserved in North’s dream for a little while longer. He looked fitting hanging out by the ‘secret’ fountain (it seems hidden since it’s surrounded by trees).


Lastly, probably the most mind-bogglingly amazing spot in North for me! It’s so perfect, and looks so mysterious and magical, like the shrine of forest fairies or spririts, or the mark of some long-forgotten event from the distant past.

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about these beautiful towns and will enjoy checking them out yourself in the Dream Suite 🙂 I’ll list the addresses again as a sort of index for this post:

Sugardew Izzie — 6400-3072-1629 RIP maybe my favorite dream town;
Maplerow Angie — New one TBA
Wayfield Ranae — 4F00-0023-63E9
Yorkwood Olive — 5C00-0023-6BF9
North Rae — 6C00-008A-0D67

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