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Candy, Clothes, and Cute: ISCHACROS mischacrossing: This is probably my most requested guide/ tutorial, and there is no one right way to explain it. Everyone’s town is different, along with everyone’s tastes and preferences. Feel free to follow this to a T, do only a few steps, or ignore it altogether. This is just what I’ve gathered from my own experiences and watching other people plan/ build their towns. I won’t mind if you add a “Read More” when you reblog it. I know it’s a ridiculously long post. :x Pre-Landscaping Prep: Dreamies: Try to get most—if not all—of your dream villagers first. Knowing where their houses are will make landscaping much smoother since you won’t be worrying about someone moving into the middle of your orchard. Using a little (or a lot of) plot resetting will help their houses get in not-so-shitty spots. Side Characters: If you’re going to have characters other than your mayor, go ahead and make their houses (or at least plan where they will be). This is for the same reason as getting your dreamies early on. Hybrid Garden: Move your flowers to your beach and set up a hybrid garden, and plant any flowers you buy there. The beach is the best spot, because villagers can’t move there, obviously. This hybrid guide will be super helpful! Stock Up: Start hoarding everything. Bells, axes, flowers, tree saplings, bush starts, furniture, etc. You can store them in your house, locker, museum, and/or beach to keep them off the town’s ground and away from dangerous house plots. Check out my Bell-Making Guide for money-making tips. Town Theme: Most people have a general idea early on, but I felt like I should touch on it. Think of what kind of theme/ feel you want your town to have—i.e. modern, regal, zen, fairy tale, forest, etc. Knowing this will help you decide on wide or skinny paths, number of trees, color of flowers, and so on. Don’t feel pressured to have a theme, though. You can make a town without thinking, “This all has to look super modern!” Just design what you like! Deforestation: Before you start laying down paths or PWP’s, you need to cut down every damn tree in your town. You can use all those axes you’ve been hoarding or a golden axe if you’ve gotten there. This will give you a blank slate to work with so seeing where paths and PWP’s can go will be 100x easier. Putting Down Paths: Wide and/or Skinny: There are two basic types of paths—wide and skinny. Wide paths take up two to three tiles, while skinny paths take up only one. Wider paths tend to give a more modern/ regal feel, and skinny paths tend to give a more natural/ forest feel to a town. Skinny paths are also useful in tight areas that you need to go through. You can use only one or a mix of both, but having an idea of which you’ll use will help with planning. Find a Path: This is obviously a huge step. I have a fairly thorough mix of paths posted to my blog, but other blogs for finding paths include bidoofcrossing, merongcrossing, and acnlpaths. This would be the time to find waterway and grass designs if you’re planning on having those. Planning: This is definitely optional, but it definitely helps. Take a screenshot of your town map and open it in Paint, or a similar program. Draw lines on your map to indicate where paths will go. You can use a red line to represent wide paths, a green line to represent skinny paths, a blue line to represent waterways, etc. Actual Pathing: Now you can actually put down a path in your town! For the first go-around, it’s simpler to use one single-tile design so you can just put it down where you think you want your path. This way, you can tweak it without having to change three other designs along with it. Having a path with no dead ends that also connects the major parts of town is best. You can use skinny paths/ stepping stones to connect the wide path to smaller areas—like villagers’ houses in tight spaces, the campsite, PWP areas, etc. After all that, you can go in and lay down the pretty path you picked out earlier! Too Many Designs: I get a lot of questions about this, so I figured I’d talk about it. You can only store 10 designs in your design slots, but some paths will take up all or more of those. If you want more than 10 designs, you’ll have to create another character to live in your town. You can have up to 4 characters, so you can have up to 40 designs—including paths, clothes, wallpapers, etc. Public Works Projects: Picking PWP’s: Obviously your thoughts on what PWP’s you want will change over time, but try to get a basic idea of the ones you like. There is a list here that tells you all the PWP’s, how much space they take up, and what villager personality will suggest them to you. Some might go along with the theme of your town more, so you can pinpoint those early on. Planning: Once you’re done picking out your favorite PWP’s, you can start figuring out where they’ll go. Walk along your path/ look at your map and find spacious areas. Especially large spaces can be filled with parks (jungle gym, tire toy, water fountain, picnic blanket), gardens (statue fountain, topiaries), zen gardens (zen garden, zen bell, zen bench, zen streetlight), campground (campsite, fire pit, camping cot, log bench), etc. Smaller areas can have single PWP’s. Most can look fine on their own, and you can fill more space with trees, flowers, bushes, etc. a little later. Use a simple design to indicate where various PWP’s will go so you don’t forget and accidentally move a villager in on top of it. Getting Suggestions: Villagers can be super annoying with not suggesting new PWP’s. To help the process along, use the diving trick. It might take a couple tries, but I promise you’ll get more suggestions this way. Do the Damn Thing: Build the PWP’s!!! Obviously you can be building some while planning for others, so don’t get so caught up in planning and the diving trick that you forget to actually build those PWP’s. Landscaping: Planning: Now that you have most of your villagers moved in and PWP’s at least planned out, you can start putting in pretty nature! You should have been hoarding trees and bushes while expanding your hybrid garden, so you should have plenty to work with. You still might need more though. In this case, use a simple design to indicate where trees or bushes will go eventually. Lining Paths: The first step to giving your town “depth” is lining your paths with something—literally anything. If your town is more natural, use more trees. If your town is more modern, use more bushes and flowers. Just mix and match different things with different areas of path. Try not to mix too many different types of bushes in one area. If you do mix them, do it in a pattern of some kind. Filling Around PWP’s: Now you can build on those areas with PWP’s. Larger spaces that you filled with a park or garden can be outlined just like you lined your paths. Inside the areas, you can fill it with flowers, a path/grass design, or just leave the natural grass! Around more secluded PWP’s, you can do the same thing on a smaller scale. For example, around a fountain put a mix of flowers on the first outline or two. Then do an outline of bushes around those flowers with a couple open spaces for entryways. You just took up so much space with just one PWP! So experiment with different areas and see what looks good. You can always rearrange everything later. Flower Combinations: There are going to be several areas you’ll want to fill with flowers, and deciding what kind can be daunting. Like a lot of other things, experimentation is going to be a large part of this. As far as mixing breeds goes, combos that look nice together are cosmos and tulips, cosmos and violets, roses and tulips, and roses and lilies. As far as mixing colors go, combos that look nice together are anything and white, pink and yellow, pink and blue, purple and blue, yellow and orange, black and orange, and red and pink. Everyone’s taste is different, but these are combos I’ve seen that many people have liked. Extra Space: You shouldn’t have much space left, but you can add some trees and flowers into weird areas right behind bigger buildings and whatnot. Putting out clothes and gifts for visitors to your dream town is really nice. Other things can fill up space are fruit baskets, tree stumps, mushrooms, songs, and candy. Finishing Touches: Houses: Houses aren’t exactly “touches,” but you’ll be working on them all throughout your town building. Basically, just get an idea of what “theme” you want your houses/ rooms to have. Cute ideas I’ve seen are bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens, spas, offices, libraries, cafes, classrooms, convenience stores, flower shops, restaurants, and hotels. Gifts: Putting out clothes and wrapped gifts for dream visitors is really nice. Good gifts include throwing beans, toy hammers, balloons, bubble wands, ice creams, and so on. Carry On: Building your town will take months, and you’ll probably change your mind 293208 times on where you want this PWP or what kind of flowers you want in that area. You’ll probably be doing a mix of a few different steps at once, which is completely fine. Just don’t lose focus on enjoying the game! Build your encyclopedia, work towards your badges, interact with villagers, visit dream towns, etc. Have fun, and good luck!!!
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Ass, Bitch, and Family: <p><a href="http://systlin.tumblr.com/post/160837495235/thebibliosphere-systlin-thebibliosphere" class="tumblr_blog">systlin</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://thebibliosphere.tumblr.com/post/160837320641/systlin-thebibliosphere" class="tumblr_blog">thebibliosphere</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://systlin.tumblr.com/post/160837209755/thebibliosphere-88linesabout44fangirls" class="tumblr_blog">systlin</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://thebibliosphere.tumblr.com/post/160837052036/88linesabout44fangirls-thebibliosphere-the" class="tumblr_blog">thebibliosphere</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://88linesabout44fangirls.tumblr.com/post/160822498525/thebibliosphere-the-demon-rose-is-waking-up-you" class="tumblr_blog">88linesabout44fangirls</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://thebibliosphere.tumblr.com/post/160820362341/the-demon-rose-is-waking-up-you-can-just-about" class="tumblr_blog">thebibliosphere</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>The Demon Rose is waking up. You can just about see the first hint of electric pink starting to come through in the bud. </p> <p>You can also see where she’s pushing so hard up against the house she’s dislodged the window screen. What a clingy baby :D</p> </blockquote> <p>Oh, I showed one of your posts about the Demon Rose Bush to an organic gardening friend. She’s recommending massive pruning until it gets under control, but considering how high that bitch is I don’t think that’s feasible.</p> </blockquote> <p>Hahahahaha, we tried to kill this thing when we first moved in back in 2015 by cutting it all the way down to ground level and etd tried to kill the roots with literal poison cause we didnt want to try and deal with pruning something where the largest thorn was the length of my pinky finger. She grew back taller within 4 months, absorbed her trellis into her vines and continued to bloom right up until December. <i>In Minnesota</i>. </p> <p>Last year she retained her blooms until January of this year. Everything else besides the neighborhood evergreens was dead, and we had hot pink blooms in -20'c weather, in several feet of snow. </p> <p>Ain’t <i>shit </i> gonna kill this thing, and since Tumblr adopted her as my plant familiar to go with the rest of my weird ass house (the tags new folk are looking for are #the house that cthulu built and #demon rose) I’ve started talking to her and she’s the god damn healthiest most terrifying thing in our yard. I love her. </p> <p>I’m going to attempt to do some delicate pruning this year and nudge her back onto a trellis (several trellises…trelli?), cause the way her thorns tap against the living room window when the wind blows is a tiny bit unnerving, but yea, nah. 6ft Demon Rose is here to stay. I’ve made my peace with this.</p> <p>Especially after last year when I made the comment in passing about needing to kill the lily cluster by the side of our house that had spring up in their hundreds (I am very very not good allergic to all lilies), and she expanded outward and quite literally <i>throttled them with her roots. </i> That was…considerate of her… </p> </blockquote> <p>Holy shit I have a rose in my back garden <em>IDENTICAL </em>to that. </p> <p>I call it the Felony Rose, since I kindasortamaybe <em>technically </em>stole it. </p> <p>They were gonna bulldoze an old farmhouse that had this huge (15x20) rosebush growing alongside it. So, I rolled up with the truck and a shovel and a pair of hedge clippers around midnight. </p> <p>Dug that whole monster out (which involved much sweat, blood, and swearing) whacked it back to a manageable size, and took it home. </p> <p>It is now in my back garden, eating my coral bells and lilies and cackling to itself as it spreads. </p> <p>It is also electric pink. It barely even wilted, despite it’s rough treatment. </p> <p>Also, in the lot they bulldozed to build that new house, suckers of the fucker are coming back. <br/></p> </blockquote> <p>SHE HAS FAMILY, I CAN’T WAIT TO TELL HER</p> </blockquote> <p>I MADE A POST ABOUT THIS ROSE JUST THE OTHER DAY</p><p>FAMILY PHOTOS</p><p><a href="http://systlin.tumblr.com/post/160821072130/the-felony-rose-shown-here-eating-the-lilies-and">http://systlin.tumblr.com/post/160821072130/the-felony-rose-shown-here-eating-the-lilies-and</a></p></blockquote>
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Cats, Dogs, and Drinking: Friends Don't Let Friends Eat Lilies Lilies Kill Cats Learn More at ThePreventiveVet.com afrogeekgoddess: yes-this-is-not-ok: h-g-sol: crzywitchgrl: adoptpets: thenagaqueen: I have been a cat owner my whole life and I literally never knew that tiger lilies and stargazers were also highly toxic to cats.  Even drinking the water from the vase that lilies are in can kill the cat!  I brought in a tiger lily from our yard today and just thought to look it up and found out (and of course removed the lily from our house as soon as I saw).  How scary! Other toxic flowers for cats: Amaryllis (Amaryllis sp.) Autumn Crocus (Colchicum autumnale) Azaleas and Rhododendrons (Rhododendron sp.) Castor Bean (Ricinus communis) Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum sp.) Cyclamen (Cyclamen sp.) English Ivy (Hedera helix) Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe sp.) Lilies (Lilium sp.) Marijuana (Cannabis sativa) Oleander (Nerium oleander) Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum sp.) Pothos (Epipremnum aureum) Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta) Spanish thyme (Coleus ampoinicus) Tulip and Narcissus bulbs (Tulipa and Narcissus sp.) Yew (Taxus sp.) REBLOGGIng  Adding to this list Geraniums Begonias Carnations (carnations cause skin problems for kitty if they TOUCH them) OMG I knew about lilies but not the rest! https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/toxic-and-non-toxic-plants The ASPCA’s list of toxic and non-toxic plants for cats, dogs, and horses.

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