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Uh Yeah, So…

It’s been 5 months since I posted on this site, and I’ve continued to be active in the Animal Crossing Community, and I still will for sure, but it’s going to be a little different.
First off, I’m sorry. I really wanted to post on this website often and be part of the awesome AC WordPress community, but life ultimately got in the way, and with the creation of a YouTube channel focused on Nintendo News and Reviews, it’s hard to get back to my little corner on the web because of all the time-sensitive stuff I’m doing right now. That’s way I’m moving primarily to Tumblr. Maybe I’ll post archives here in the future, but for now, I’m just really busy, and I’m sorry.
Second, I have nothing to show for my towns, mainly because they don’t exist anymore. You can still find Sunville’s Dream Address, but I don’t have that nor any of my other towns. I was broken into while preparing to go on vacation, and in the midst of that had my 3DS, 5 Copies of ACNL, as well as my Mac with all the photo backups gone. It’s getting replaced, slowly but surely, but for now, all you see here is all I have left. 😞
Thank you for being so supportive this past year, and I’ll try my best to keep this site updated with my future archives and endeavors, and thank you all for providing me with a place where I was and am truly happy. You are the best. ☺️
I will be back soon, do doubt, when I get everything back to half normal, I promise. But for now, thank you so much, have an awesome day, and I’ll see you next time! 🙂
A small link to my YouTube Channel (there’s a few AC-related things on here if you’re interested): https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCfuqmiARNvujpPd4y6nUZZg

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New Leaf

Dream Address:

It’s been nearly four weeks since my last post, and before I start this one, let me apologize one. last. time. It’s been extremely busy for me lately, but I’ve been working hard to finish Sunville and finally get it up on the Dream Suite. And now, welcome to Sunville!

For this post, I’m going to take you on a tour of some of the things you’ll find in the Dream Address, so I really hope you enjoy it! And without further ado, here it is!


Starting off where you’ll get out of bed, the Town Tree! A combination of brick, wood, and water patterns, I thought the colors ended up being very vibrant and beautiful in the Cherry Blossom Festival.

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Walking below the tree, you’ll find two fully color-coordinated (for all those people like me) outfits, as well as some fun tools you can use if you want. I think the mini-space by the river made a perfect little nook for all of those trinkets.

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Going up and left of the tree, you’ll notice a couple ponds made out of water tiles and the police station. Walking above the winding paths, and you’ll find the train station. I didn’t quite get the zen station like I’d hoped, but maybe for the summer update I’ll be able to upgrade it. For now, I think it’ll be fine.

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Next to the train station is the flower clock with the same pattern of flowers spanning out in all directions. I really like the flower clock itself, and I thought it would be fun to challenge myself to do something creative with it. Despite the annoying rock, it turned out well, and I like that being the entrance to town.

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Going further left, you’ll find the barrier between the spring and fall side of town, Anna’s house! Now, the houses in Sunville aren’t quite done yet, I’m working on customizing furniture with Cyrus and it’s taking longer than I thought. Either way, I think the warm red roof and the chalet-style exterior give a nice transition between the two seasons.

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Going further left is the full-on spring side, with a nice pink-and-red flower garden and the finally finished campsite! Actually, this campsite area is one of my favorite areas in the whole town, and I think everything combines well with Alex’s house, which will serve as a seasonal furniture house. However, I think it IS a little awkward that his is the winter house while Darian’s is spring-themed… (taps foot.) :/ I think my houses still need a little work. LOL.

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Moving past the bridge, you’ll see the familiar summer area and the final version of Mayor Jason’s house! I added some villager repelling street lamps which work well with the area, and I also added some trees surrounding the house itself to make it feel a little more cabin-y and secluded. It’s definitely my favorite house in town.

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Walking below that, and you’ll see the yellow bench area, as well as a pear and persimmon garden.

Going further right, you’ll come across the winter side of town and Darian’s house! I went a little PWP crazy over here ( 😀 ), adding two fountains, a stone decoration, and a lighthouse all in the one area. Despite that, I think everything looks nice and I really enjoy just walking around in the area. I added a path where Lily’s house was (she moved out about a week ago) so the winter garden is pretty much complete. For all the trouble that garden has caused me, I’m feeling successful to see it finished.

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Going back to the bridge, and you’ll see the finished fall garden, where four of my villagers (Goldie, Fauna, Bluebear, and Patty) all enjoy life. It was the first garden I finished and is still one of my favorite areas in town, all the warm colors seem to stand out in the Cherry Blossom Festival as well, and everything just looks so vibrant and beautiful!

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And that pretty much completes the town tour! If you want to visit it yourself, the Dream Address is 5D00-0044-CED4! This is the first town I’ve ever uploaded to the Dream Suite, so if you have any ideas on how to make it better, please let me know! I will also update my Miiverse and Tumblr in the coming days with the final Dream Address for Sunville, but until then, I hope you enjoy the town!


Thank you so much for reading! If you enjoyed this post, feel free to comment and follow to see more content coming soon! Until then, I’ll see you next time!

Happy Home Designer

My Start to Happy Home Designer

So, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer has been out for a little over a year, and I’m super excited to show you some of the houses I’ve put up since then! Before I start to talk about it though, I’m sorry it’s taken this long for me to get this out. I’ve played the game for about 90 hours, but it took me a while to actually make designs I was proud of. So, now that I’ve got a couple done and ready to post, here you go!


Digby’s Fall Home

Visit it at 0308-5795-215

Digby’s house, located between two brick tunnels and train tracks, was one of my most enjoyable builds. It’s one of my all-time favorite houses for one of my favorite characters!

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Digby’s yard was set in the fall, so naturally, I decided to incorporate a lot of warm colors. I used the orange roof, exterior, and door, and paired them with orange tulips and sweet-olive starts to create a cohesive atmoshphere I think turned out very well. I used Park Clocks and modern lights as accents, and some potted plants were placed on either side of the walkway.

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When walking in, you enter a sort of “lush” common space. I decided to use a very natural brick-and-wood design, which was very rustic and beautiful paired with the design of the outside.

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Walk past the “Welcome Home” mats, and you enter the kitchen! It’s kind of a jumble, but my favorite room in the house. It has lots of “antiques,” and everything matched a lot more nicely than I thought it would.

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The last room of this house is Digby’s bedroom, following the same orange, brown, and green style as the rest of the house. Although it’s not my favorite room in the house, I still think it’s pretty, and I think Digby likes it, too. 😉

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And finally, a shot of the exterior. I like the metal chairs and tables, they’re so pretty, and I use them in a lot of my designs.


Eloise’s Green Home

Visit it at 0897-5795-765

Eloise wanted a home of green, and I was determined to give it to her! I love the vibrant greens that come in the spring, and matching them with whites, reds, and pinks makes a bright atmosphere I always love to see.

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I built it during the cherry blossom festival, so I had some nice pink accent colors. I decided to start by designing a green, white, and brown house with a chalet-like style. I put bamboo trees and potted plants along the outside, and used some azalea bushes to outline the path. I put some pink accent lights at the entrance, and, like many of my designs lately, I used some of the metal-wire chairs. I think it feels bright and inviting, and it’s actually the brand-new header picture for my Tumblr.

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The inside was only one room, and I decided to use rugs to create “hallways” for the player to walk. Near the entrance is a sitting area, and to the right, a little dresser display of some sweets and a gramophone for background music. Up near the top, there’s a nice little dining table setup, and a bedroom outlined with some green armoires that provide a nice texture to the space.

All in all, it isn’t the most elaborate home I’ve made, but I’m still proud of it, and I hope you enjoy it too!


Goldie’s Book Forest

Visit it at 0408-5795-235

Goldie is one of the characters in my New Leaf town, and I was super excited to make a design for her! She was one of the first animals I did when I started the game, but I never really liked her room. So, I decided to finally give her a finished home.

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This home is a little different from the others, mainly because, rather than having gardens on both sides with the house in the middle, there is one large garden with the house to the right. This house, similar to Digby’s, is set in the fall season, and I used a bunch of sweet-olive starts and potted plants combined with some benches for a nice sitting area. I’d love to read a book there.

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The left side of Goldie’s main room is a kitchen/dining area, while the right side is a modern-meets-traditional sitting area. I decorated the room with some bright yellows and chocolate browns, which match each other quite well. It was one of the first modern designs I tried, and I think it turned out really interesting!

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Goldie’s bedroom took a little different turn. Attempting to achieve a more natural, green look, I used a combination of Green and Alpine furniture (my two favorite furniture sets, actually) which created a nice, cozy atmosphere. I’m really proud of it, and it’s one of my favorite houses I’ve designed!


Thank you so much for reading! I’ve been designing a lot of new houses lately, so if you want a sneak peek at the DIY, check out the all new TheForestFiles Pinterest page! If you enjoyed this post, feel free to like, comment, and follow! Until then, I’ll see you next time!

New Leaf

Welcome to Arbõria!

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To start off the brand-new year, I’ve decided to start a brand-new town. As Sunville nears its completion, I don’t want to have to finish playing New Leaf. So, I went out to GameStop last week and bought a Nintendo Selects version of the game, and this is the brand-new town for TheForestFiles!


I spent nearly an hour resetting just to find the map itself. I noticed a couple problems in the creation of Sunville (mainly the dead space to the right of Re-Tail and the narrow path on the Spring side of town) so I decided to be really picky and pick the perfect town layout. Needless to say, it was impossible since the game chooses them at random, but I had some criteria.

  1. Town Tree – Must be in a place where paths can span out from all four sides. If the Town Tree can act as the center of town, it will be easier to get to all different kinds of places, especially when you arrive in a dream.
  2. Fruit – Preferably not cherries. I’ve been growing them a year in Sunville and I’m kind of getting bored of them.
  3. “Hallways” – NO. I noticed this problem in Sunville, in which the Café took up a lot of space in the narrow Spring Side pathway. I’ve figured it out but still find the whole thing wacky. The more open space, the better.
  4. Secret Island – I’ve really been wanting to design some sort of island separate from the rest of my beach(es), one I can only reach with a Wet Suit, so I can have a little sanctuary. If the map is really good and isn’t there, I’d be okay, but it would be a nice addition.

With that criteria in mind, I found a couple maps I thought I might like, such as this one right here.

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The town tree was located right in the middle, and I could see a couple spots I thought would be good for houses, but there was a hallway right by the campground, and it seemed like there was an imbalance of area above and below the river lines. So, I reset another fifteen times and came across my final layout (who knew that would be so hard?)


And here it is:

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This map meets nearly all four of my requirements. The Town Tree isn’t quite located at the center of town, but it spans out in pretty much all directions. There’s a small hallway at the top, but I have a few ideas for the niche once I unlock PWP’s. Otherwise, there’s lots of open space to work on. Plus, at the bottom of the map, there’s a secret island just to the left of the beach. It’s big enough that I can definitely do something cute with it, but small enough it can be a nice little sanctuary. As long as I don’t get stung by a jellyfish on the way there. 😛

The fruit is Cherries (of course) but I’m willing to work with that because Arbõria is going to be a town of red. I’ve actually started to work on the town design (using time travel right from the beginning so I don’t go crazy waiting for things, ugh.)


When I arrived in Arbõria, I was, of course, greeted by three of my townies and Isabelle.

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From left to right: Doc, Frank, Bettina, and Isabelle. I was super excited to have all these great villagers in town, and I plan to do a full villager post (like my post for Sunville) soon.

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I also started upgrading my house, and I hope for it to be a castle when it’s completely finished. I’ve still got a lot to work to do, and I haven’t been inside yet, to be honest. But I’ll be doing some more work on it once I buy matching furniture. (Otherwise my OCD goes crazy. :P)


Overall, I’ve still got a lot of photos to show, and I may just make a gallery or something, but I’m really excited about the start of my brand-new town, and I can’t wait to see it grow!


Thank you so much for reading! If you enjoyed this post, feel free to comment and follow to see more of Arbõria! Until then, I’ll see you next time!

New Leaf

A Light at the End of the Tunnel?

Hi there! Long time no see, heh-heh…


Okay, so you know how I’d planned to release two posts per week for the past two weeks? Yes, well that, unfortunately, did not happen. What I had forgotten to factor in was the fact that Christmas was one week and New Year’s was on the other. Oops.


So, I’m off break now and back to my normal routine. Expect posts every Wednesday once again and thank you for putting up with my antics.


Welcome, New Villager.

As some of you know, I’ve been working hard trying to get the final villager set moved into Sunville. Currently, I have the following:

  • Sheldon
  • Tia
  • Lucy
  • Rocket
  • Goldie
  • Fauna
  • Patty
  • Bluebear

and the brand-new resident, Rosie!

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I’ve been wanting to move Rosie in for a while now, and I finally unboxed her Amiibo card so I could scan it in. However, I apparently missed a spot and she moved in the middle of my Winter Garden. Or rather, she moved in the corner, which threw off some of the balance. I’m not really mad, but it did go into this strange spot where it peeks out behind Darian’s house and looks slightly out of place. I’ll try to blend it into the scenery as best I can, but for now, the Winter Garden has moved to the front of Darian’s house and extends to the Town Hall.


While maintaining the appeal of the Zen structures and making beautiful mosaics with flowers, I’m planning on taking away most of the color “sides” of town. Now, this doesn’t mean they’re going away completely. But I might get rid of part of the “red” side and make it more like a forest if I can. I just don’t want the flowers to take complete control over my town but rather would have them come together in a beautiful way that looks good in the trees.

-Me, July 2016

 

So, I’ve been doing a lot of behind-the-scenes work in my town, trying out different flower patterns, coordinating them with trees and bushes, and I’ve come to the conclusion to FORGET IT. I’m sticking with the flower designs again, but rather coordinating them with seasons. It fits the name as well. (Also, I should compile a list of the things I said I would do that never actually happened. :P)

Here’s the scoop: So the “red” side of town (Alex’s house, the Café, etc.) is now officially the “Spring” side of town. It will include mainly Red and Pink flowers (with a couple others mixed in too.) Mayor Jason’s house has been yellow and will stay yellow. (I’m being stubborn here.) That will be the “Summer” side of town. Obviously, the Fall Garden (the area where the river dips down south of the Train Station) will remain the “Fall” side of town, and the in-progress Winter Garden will be the “Winter” area. With all the work that’s going on here, I’m not sure I’ll get the update out in the Winter, nor do I really want to.

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With the snow all over my town since it’s January, I figured it might be easier for me to update while all the trees are green again (Plan One.) Although it has the possibility of clashing with the Fall and Winter seasons color-wise, I think I could make it work. If I don’t do that, I could always update it every season similar to the website itself (Plan Two.) That way, you get fresh content every couple months, plus, it will coordinate with real time events. Let me know in the comments below – which idea do you like better and is there anything you want to see in Sunville’s final product?


Thank you so much for visiting TheForestFiles! If you enjoyed this post, feel free to comment, like, and follow! Until then, I’ll see you next time! 🙂

New Leaf

The Animals Are Out To Get Me

Alright, so let me clarify: I’m kind of bringing this on myself.


So, I’ve been doing a ton of work the past week to get Sunville ready to be uploaded, and I’m done with most of it. It’s a little hard to work with the snow because it doesn’t really match the colors I’ve put into my town.

However, while working to complete some of my house projects, I walked out of my house and discovered this:

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Hi, SHEP!

Yeah. He didn’t stay long. Thanks for the new update, Nintendo.


Despite Shep’s appearance in town (which only lasted roughly fifteen minutes thanks to time travel and Amiibo), I discovered that to get my favorite villagers in a good spot, I’d need to put paths over the entire town. I have yet to test this out for sure, but because of the new update, it’s been said that animals can no longer move on paths. For some, this probably isn’t too big a deal since PWP’s have the same effect, but for me, I needed it.


So, I got two new villagers in town, (and several on the way) for my finished project. You probably saw Fauna and Goldie move near each other earlier this month,

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but I scanned in both Patty’s and Bluebear’s cards.

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To start off, I have two Poketowns, one on GameCube, and one on 3DS. Patty was in my GameCube town, and despite the fact that I travelled to 2039 (and back), I think she’s still there. One of my favorites in that version, I decided to being her in to Sunville after spotting her card. She brings the same life as before, and has even started conversing with the other villagers, mainly Fauna.

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(She and Patty are the same personality type, therefore they both have the same move in quotes. :P)

I really like Bluebear too. I can’t remember if I’ve had her in a past town, but I’m pretty sure I designed a house for her in HHD (post coming on that, by the way, sorry) and I like her personality. So far, almost all of my keeper villagers are girls, besides Rodeo, who should still be there when I upload Sunville to the Dream Suite. Besides that, I discovered that Bluebear, Fauna, and Patty moved in a direct line (you can see Patty’s house under Bluebear’s in the picture above.)


Although it bothered me that Bluebear had ruined a garden I forgot to put tiles in, I’ve pretty much got a secure spot for my next resident.

I shall leave you wondering. Feel free to check out theforestfiles.tumblr.com soon to see who it is. 🙂


Besides that, I’ve done a few things around town for my own enjoyment. They got erased due to time travel, but I created a few snowmen, and I never realized how fun it is and how much thought was put into it.

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Also, I created Anna’s final look for the update. I previously had her dressed up in pink to look like a young girl, but to correspond with her house, I decided to give her a more mature look. I like it much more, and all that’s left for her now is a finished house.

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I finished Alex’s outfit as well. Since his house is going to be themed for winter (specifically the Toy Day series), I decided to dress him up as Santa.

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That’s about it for this week as I put the finishing touches on my town, and wrap up the last uncompleted areas. How close are you to completion, or if you’ve finished, how long did it take you to complete your town?

Thank you so much for reading! If you enjoyed this post, feel free to comment and follow! If you want to see more sneak peeks towards the end of Sunville, check out theforestfiles.tumblr.com! Until then, I’ll see you next time!

New Leaf

Sunville: Advanced!

This week has brought a lot of new surprises in Sunville, and it’s getting close to a final Dream Suite upload. Here’s what happened this past little while:


T&T Emporium Opens, Gracie Joins the Workforce

I was notified by Timmy (or Tommy) last week that they would be expanding T&T to make room for more stock and a brand-new store for Gracie, whom I’d completed the Fashion Checks for. The new store is great, and was well-planned for the Christmastime. I’ve been meaning to buy some of the items from Gracie’s winter set, so I was happy about the new update.

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Golden Axe Received!

The first time I visited Leif’s shop in the T&T Emporium, I was surprised about how big the selection was. I immediately went over and bought a Sapling.

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I was greeted by Leif, who said he had expanded his floor space to accommodate the new store. He can hold more stock, and provide new fruits, such as the persimmon (I believe) in the bottom right corner. Once he had told me about all the new updates in store, he had told me I bought so many saplings from him that he gave me a golden axe! I have do idea how many thousands of bells I’ve spent on axes in the past, so I’m really excited all my purchases paid off!


Winter Garden in Progress – Snowy Season Supported!

It’s finally starting to snow in Sunville, so I decided that I would finally start work on a winter garden to represent this white season.

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I decided to do a diamond pattern with a path (possibly) between the two sets of flowers. I also included the stone sculpture PWP, which I think fits with the theme of the garden. On the left, I used some white roses and tulips, with cosmos and lilies to their right. It may be relatively simple, but I think it’ll be a good start to something big.


Also, a little site update that won’t need its own article – I’m preparing to go on vacation for two weeks, but I will be posting more often during that time. I’m hoping to get out two articles a week rather than one, and because Sunville is rapidly nearing its final state, you can expect a ton of updates coming soon.


Thank you so much for reading! If you enjoyed this post, feel free to comment and follow! Be sure to check out theforestfiles.tumblr.com to see some sneak peeks at what’s to come in the next few weeks! Until then, I’ll see you next time!