Preparing for October

September 26, 2011 at 11:20 PM | Posted in AC:WW journal | 12 Comments
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Sorry for the gap between this post and my last one! For quite a few days now I’ve been planning on making a post, but I kept getting tired before I could finish. Also, ever since Teru told me about sprite ripping, I’ve been very distracted in trying to figure out how to do it myself (with no success :P). I’ll try not to be distracted from my next project: fixing my old posts (image widths, spacing) to look better with this theme (I used to have the theme Rounded, and briefly, Twenty Ten). My next highest priority project is to put up a patterns page.

Well, last week I kind of left everyone hanging about whether or not I won the Bug-Off, but I did! It’s my first trophy in this town! πŸ˜€ I was still wearing Teru’s lovely butterfly shirt that I appropriately wore for the Bug-Off itself.

There have been lots of rainbows in Dafdilly lately: this one last Monday, another a few days later, and one yesterday that I got multiple pictures of as it grew brighter and then faded.

I left the red vase I got from Saharah a while ago on the town hall pavement so that I wouldn’t forget to give it to Crazy Redd this time. πŸ˜›

What a heavy hint. πŸ˜† I didn’t waste any time and went straight to Nook, not even stopping to see what it looks like.

I was surprised by how he carefully described his ‘glamour shot.’ πŸ˜›

It’s on my fireplace now:

I was very tempted by this crown since they don’t show up often, but I only had ~700,000 bells in my bank account at the time. I even started trying to make 300,000 bells so that I could buy it, but after selling all my fruit for about 100,000, I decided that it wasn’t the smartest thing to empty my bank account for. Besides, I bought one in my original town (saved in my dad’s town)… I kind of want to buy one in Dafdilly eventually, though, and a royal crown, too.

I’d heard two different requirements for pixie cuts: one being that you need to get all of the girl haircuts first and the other simply being that you need to get a certain number of haircuts (forgot how many >_<). It definitely seems like the latter because while I switch back and forth between various haircuts with Twisk, I've never even tried some haircuts on her, like one of my favorites, the bun.

I love the use of quotation marks here. πŸ˜†

As you can see by the timestamp, I was in the Able Sisters past 11 PM (they don’t kick you out like Nook does) completing the rest of my side path patterns. I finished laying them down the next day, and I’m going to have to do that all over again when the grass changes color again in October. -_-

Joey moved out Friday, but I got a picture before he left.

It was weird seeing his old house location empty since he was one of my original eight neighbors. (Pudge lives there now, who moved in after WiFing with Kammile. He’s not from her town, though, but from a Hybrid Heaven deliverer’s town.)

On Saturday night, Kammile invited me to come to StarCity to pick up some gifts she ordered just for me! πŸ˜€ It was my first time meeting her character Dawn. ^_^

She gave me three furniture items I’ve been wanting for a long time: a lovely phone, apple tv, and cabin chair! And later on she gave me a bag of 99,000 bells! 😯 Thank you, that was so nice! I wanted to give a few things in return, too, so I gave her an Arc de Triomphe model I got from Gulliver recently, a meadow vista, a groovy shirt, and a few plants.

She also let me hunt for buried treasure in her town; I found an executive toy, mini puffoid, lucky gold cat, lovely kitchen, round cactus, skeleton, anatomical model, lucky black cat (don’t think I’ve ever had this before!), big festive tree, oil drum, and arcade machine!

I still have lots of fireworks in storage, so I brought some over to set off during our WiFi meeting. πŸ™‚ (I also brought some to Bundeena in the WiFi session covered in my last post, but forgot about them! >_<)

Her flower paradise island looks so lovely! We both have flower-filled islands (hers is bigger and has more hybrids, though) and matching paths now. πŸ˜›

Twisk and Dawn were morphed after visiting Gabi’s house and we had fun taking strange pictures of the sight.

Kammile prepares for things a lot sooner than I do (I’m a procrastinator :P); she first started preparing for her upcoming Halloween party in August, I think!

I love this dining room! The flowers on the table are a nice, realistic touch.

And I was excited to see this new sky balcony! πŸ˜€ I’ve had a room similar to this before (but not a balcony), with statues, columns, and an outdoor bath; I just love the atmosphere with the running water. Her new decor has really increased her HRA score as well!

…lol 😳 I was surprised to see that those button-controlled sayings work when sitting on a toilet, to be honest.

Dawn also played dress-up a lot, which was really fun, but I had to cut back on taking pictures because my camera’s memory card was getting full. Hopefully she got a lot more than I did!

She allowed me to explore her town when she went offline. There are lots of breeding spots and benches scattered throughout her town. πŸ™‚

I checked out her museum and got bitten by a mosquito. >.<

I found this amazing self-made pond by the waterfall! It kind of reminds me of Katrina’s. I actually want to try making my own water, river, and pond patterns sometime, but I don’t know if they’ll turn out this good. πŸ˜›

And a real pond! πŸ˜† The reason I took this is because it’s my favorite type of pond you can get. Not all towns have the same shaped ponds; this one, for example, only shows up in ‘blank’ acres that contain only villagers’ houses. I hope I get this pond in Trildale. πŸ™‚

Wow, I love the patterns at her Ables’! Such a talented pattern-maker.

Next, Dawn came over to my town and I had time to put the furniture she gave me into my house real quick.

The lovely phone belongs in Bell’s room. ^_^ Its message was fitting since I was thinking about buying a crown earlier that week. πŸ˜›

Yay, the apple tv completes my fruit kitchen! πŸ˜€

I love this picture! πŸ˜†

We had time to visit some of my neighbors before I went to bed (as you can see, it was late), including Baabara, who used to live in StarCity — and we’re going to try to move her back there. Thank you again Kammile for the wonderful gifts and WiFi session! πŸ˜€

Yesterday I grew a black rose, and since I grew a purple rose last week, here’s an update on my blue rose breeding spot(s). Still haven’t gotten one, though. πŸ˜›

I also got my first bottlemail from a real person that day — from none other than Kammile’s character Devon! πŸ˜†

After depositing the money Kammile gave me along with some money I made myself the past several days, my balance was was over one million bells! Which means…

I got a tissue box in the mail later. πŸ™‚ Once I bring over the ~5 million from my previous town (currently stored in my dad’s town), I’ll be well on my way to earning the piggy bank.

I re-arranged Bell’s room a bit now that I have the lovely phone and it’s pretty much complete. I would like some advice, though, on which of these is better:

(1) Set-up with the froggy chair and lily-pad table and a carpet of pink and green polka dots and stars

(2) Set-up with the green chair and green desk and a carpet of peach, pink, and yellow checks

The concept for Bell’s bedroom comes from how I imagine her as a character (elementry school age — hence the alarm clock and area for doing homework, etc.). I set up a poll:

There’s also a poll in my sidebar now. It’s just for fun, but I’m curious to see the votes!

So now you’ve seen how I used the lovely phone and apple tv, and here’s how I used the cabin chair Kammile also gave me:

My previous chairs might have been more colorful, but I think these cabin ones fit the rustic fairytale cottage feel I’m going for in this room more than econo chairs. πŸ˜› (A cabin chair finally showed up at Crazy Redd’s today. Go figure. :P)

It rained for a little while yesterday, then cleared up and I was lucky to see all the stages of a rainbow:

Yesterday was also yay day:

haha, I said Peewee was a musical genius since he made Dafdilly’s town tune and I’ve been too lazy to change it to something better. πŸ˜›

Wow, it looks like Maple’s moving already. πŸ˜•

My biggest project I completed on Sunday was re-planting Dafdilly’s trees in preparation for October. First I recorded the trees as they were (shown as green, see Key in second map for other color meanings):

Then I planned my new trees:

As you can see by comparing these two maps, I kept the layout of trees mostly the same (I don’t have time to plan all new tree locations even though I’m not happy with my layout of trees), but strategically spread out different types of trees since they will all change to different colors in October and November depending on their types. Fruit trees are usually the darkest, money trees or oak trees planted with money are usually the second darkest (and at one point they are appropriately a really bright gold), and regular saplings you can buy from Nook are usually the lightest and the most green. Cedars and coconut palms don’t change color as much. I’ve been stocking up on axes and saplings since the beginning of this town and fortunately I had more than enough for the job. πŸ™‚

A picture of an area in my sapling-filled town once I was finished. I got into the tree-planting spirit with this haircut and outfit. πŸ˜›

And now it’s full of baby trees!



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  1. Wow… that map must have taken a LONG TIME!
    I just wanted to let you know that after you design something on top of another pattern, if that “another pattern is on the ground”, then it will change by itself and you won’t need to pick it up and lay it down again. I would have put down a path but mine always look messy. That nice map layout makes me want to put down another path.

  2. Hey, question: When is the grass or trees going to change next? (Since you knew that it was going to change on Sept. 16th) Maybe Oct. 1st?

    • Ahh you’re right, that would have saved a lot of time since my new path patterns and my old path patterns did pretty much correspond with each other exactly. So not only did I have to spend time laying down new ones, but I had to pick up all the old ones as well. >.<
      Yep, the grass is going to change color on October 1st to a lighter green (picture) and it will only last until the 17th. I’m kind of stuck on how I’m going to blend patterns in with the grass because there isn’t a green light enough on palette 12. I might have to give up on that until winter… 😦

  3. Wow! That’s like one of the biggest projects I’ve ever seen! πŸ˜†
    Great job on the map! And may I ask with which program you made the image? Programs really help when doing these type of images and I would like a similar program to design my paths!
    Thank you Amy and a million congrats!

    • Thanks! πŸ˜€ I hope the work pays off by making my town look really nice this Fall. I just used MS Paint for editing the map, I don’t have anything fancier than that. πŸ˜› Gridded maps are great for planning stuff like this, it’s great you have one now! πŸ™‚

      • Use this link ( to make a gridded version of your town map by choosing the corresponding acres… I’m going to get my DS so I can do this and lay down a path once and for all! I’ve always picked mine up after a few days because I feel like mine are always messy and not planned well.

  4. Cool post! πŸ˜›
    Hey you gonna do a pattern’s page? πŸ˜‰
    Hope yes ! XD
    I so your poll I voted this : (1) Set-up with the froggy chair and lily-pad table and a carpet of pink and green polka dots and stars
    Becose I think it’s more funny! πŸ˜†
    Well…. yes….. I have a new post, and 3 new pages on my blog! XD
    Comment if yoy want! Xp
    PS: Do you now where’s Kammile? πŸ˜₯

    • Thanks! Yep, the delay for the patterns page is because I want to make patterns that blend in with all the grass, snow, and dirt first. >.<
      Haha, thanks for voting! πŸ˜› I guess Kammile's been busy with school for a few days. She did say in her last post that she was going to be cutting back.

  5. Ok thanks!
    BTW thanks too for comenting in my blog, thats not publicity: did you see the “Beyond Hogwarts” page, was really cool and interesting! πŸ˜‰
    Ps: I love your map!

  6. Aww….. You comment a lot in my blog! Xp
    Well I have a question: Did you now how to do a new chat box?
    Becose I don’t remember! πŸ˜†

    • No, sorry, I’ve never had a chatbox and I have no idea. xP Why, do you want a new one? I thought you got a new one with the help of Jemma a few days ago.

  7. […] Posted by Kammile I’m gonna make this quick. SeeΒ Amy’s PostΒ here. […]

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