Monday, August 5, 2013

I actually have a LOT of pictures this time

As soon as I finished summer school, off I went on vacation, so I couldn't post earlier, unfortunately. Whoops! It seems I'm doomed to infrequent posting from here on out. Sorry and stuff. :p

Okay, so, my motivation for posting now is a) I have a lot of pictures to get off of my phone, like I mentioned and b) I'M LOCKED OUT OF MY OWN TOWN! I casually loaded up my game this morning and Bruce was trotting around on the main screen, as per usual. But then, he moved a little to the left and someone had moved in RIGHT SMACK IN THE CENTRE OF MY PATH. I almost had a heart attack and I quickly closed the software. Thank goodness I didn't load a character. Fun fact: you can change the location of a villager's moving-in-spot if you DON'T LOAD A PLAYER. So I'm stuck out of my town until one of my stupid villagers passes the spot with the roped-off space so I can make sure it's in a new location that I like.

Of course, I also could make a new player that I could save the game with when the new villager's in a new spot. And then just delete them after. But that leaves ugly dirt that I don't want, so that's a bit of a last resort. In fact, I already had to put up with this once:

Unfortunately, I didn't see this before I logged on. Opal's location destroyed three fruit trees and two violets. This, however, was small potatoes compared to what I saw on the title screen. An entire segment of my path was GONE. And with the fruit trees, flowers, shrubs, and the actual path itself, every square of the plot wiped something. I hope it's not still there...

But I digress.

A little while ago, I found an awesome white tigress in my tent named Bianca. I really wanted her in my town, but because I kept losing at her silly games, she kept deciding not to move in!

But I got her eventually, heheheh! >:)

Work on an illuminated park that I've been piecing together southwest of the town hall is going pretty well. I just need more pink hybrids. (My town totally favours orange! >_< )

I really like that illuminated heart, though. To the left is Estel of Citàlune and I in the heart, and to the right, it's me and a cicada shell. ;)

I'm also really impressed with the incorporation of coloured lighting in New Leaf. From outside, you can see blue through my window. :)

And even indoors. I know this is a super-empty room right now, but I need a Fishing Tourney to occur so I can begin to collect the furniture series I want in here. My front room will change with the season -- underwater is only my summer theme!

Also, I don't know if it's just me, but I've noticed my game lagging a bit more than when I first got it, along with some other teensy glitches. Possibly just because I've created so much more data on the cartridge than when it was new and empty?

Like, tree, go home. You're drunk. I have NEVER seen this before. How does this even come to be?

And Lucha the hole-dweller. I don't know how this happened either. I want to say I dug a hole and he just stepped right on top of it, but I just don't even know.

Ooooh, I should probably talk about the more exciting, milestone-like occurrences in Miagen recently. ^ ^

Squeeee! My town tree grew! I can actually sit underneath it now. :D I was surprised it had as much history as it did to recount. Miagen still seems so fresh to me...

Aaaaand, I got my first mannequin! Unlike everyone else, it seems, I don't buy out my stores every day. I don't, and never have, bought just to sell again. I don't like to. So my catalog only gets filled up with stuff I like and neighbour gifts. :x

The lovely T.I.Y. came as well! I love having a random K.K. Slider song to buy each day and I also love the two shrub-starts that Leif stocks now.

Last, but not least, Bluebear came through for me like she did with the illuminated PWPs and suggested a police station! I wish I hadn't JUST started that ~400 000 Bell lighthouse, like, the day before... It'll be awhile before the police station is installed, I guess. :s

Also, like I mentioned earlier, in addition to Bianca, Opal moved in from a tent encounter! She's a really polite snooty, actually, which contrasts Blanche very nicely. Blanche is rather a rude snooty, see. c:

And now it's time for the Creeper Countdown with Lucha, the part of the blog where Lucha comes out and says... some creepy things.


Okay. I mean, a friend COULD say this. But it's not likely. Although at number 5 on the Creeper Countdown, it's still a little unnerving. Like, you don't say that to someone, bud.


Er... "Weird..." indeed. This makes me uncomfortable. I actually don't want people thinking of me. And then writing me cryptic letters about it. At number 4, things are getting creepier.


I actually hear this one a LOT from him. Even if the gift isn't creepy, the way he's giving it to me CERTAINLY is. Like, "That's for you and you alone" ? This is number 3 due to the sheer implications of this comment. Um, I'm just going to run away now...


I MIGHT have been able to let this go if he'd inquired about a female villager. But no. Not one, but BOTH of my female player characters were subject to Lucha's inquiry. I've got news for you, you nosy bird - it's impossible for Micah to have a relationship with girls he's never even met! At number 2, there's only one thing that's creepier than this...


EXCUSE ME?! Get. Out. Of. My. Town. NOW. Why would you write such a thing and actually send it? Remember, this game is rated E for all ages. This disturbing letter is at number 1 because of, well, obvious reasons.

This countdown was brought to you by A Very Confused and Unsettled Mayor that would really like to know why smug villagers insist on making your poor player uncomfortable. Are all smug neighbours this creepy? If so, I don't want 'em!

And of course, since yesterday was my first New Leaf fireworks show, Miagen's first fireworks show, and the first fireworks show of 2013, I have some pictures to document the evening. ;)

The wardrobes of the evening? I think so. :)

And, as I'm sure you all saw, the fireworks!

Also, Lucha? This is how you OUGHT to flirt.

And that's about all for now! I actually have time to MYSELF this week, so I should be able to get in another blog post (hopefully) before I scoot off for another week to my dad's cottage.

P.S. I was allowed back into my town when I saw that Ruby (my new neighbour) had placed her plot in a more desirable space. Still not great, but not interfering with any paths, at least. Ugh.

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry about all the trouble you're having with villager houses! I find it frustrating as well. It would be ideal if Isabelle could give us the option, "Hey, there's a new villager moving in tomorrow, want to set up a good spot for them to move into?" I've been using Fern's character (deleting and re-making the character on days I'm expecting a new villager to move in) to try to get villager houses in decent places -- at least, not on my paths. So I guess building up Fern's house will have to be put on hold until I can get my dream villagers, and I'm not thrilled about that. :/

    I've actually seen that glitched tree with two fruit as well! It weirded me out so I shook it, and then three fruit fell on the ground. o_O

    Aww, Bianca is so cute, I'm glad you were able to get her! I've heard that the smug villagers will sometimes flirt with female characters, so I guess that's what Lucha is trying to do (and failing miserably xP)

    Congratulations on all the progress you've made with Miagen lately, with the illuminated park, paths, T.I.Y., the town tree, etc. It's coming along great :D Love the fireworks shots you got!