Welcome to my Animal Crossing: New Leaf blog!
I first started playing Animal Crossing in 2009, when I bought a copy of AC: Wild World on the same day that I got my Nintendo DS lite. I had a feeling that it was my type of game, and have never looked back. I got a copy of AC: New Leaf shortly after launch in June 2013 and started my current town Arcadia on my 3DS XL.
I originally ran a blog called ACWW Happiness dedicated to my Wild World game that I enjoyed posting on from time to time, and of course I had to do the same for my new New Leaf town. Anyone who knows me knows I am not the best at keeping things up-to-date, but if there’s anything I want to share about Arcadia, this will be the place I go. So welcome to Lily of the Valley and I hope you enjoy your stay!
Started on 22nd June, 2013
Lily of the Valley
To be honest, I always felt the blog name ACWW Happiness ^_^ was a little awkward (no kidding, it even comes with a smiley whose mouth disappears every time it gets put into a link -_-). After all, I didn’t put much thought into the name when I hardly even knew what I was doing or how seriously I would take blogging at the time.
Well, the name Lily of the Valley struck me about a year ago, and I thought it would be very appropriate if I were ever to create a new Animal Crossing blog. It’s the name of the flower that got lost in translation: the “Jacob’s Ladder”. When I first learned of the actual species of the flower that signifies a town’s perfect status, I thought it had a lovely name and that it was a shame it was no longer used in the English version. So even if they continue to be localised as Jacob’s Ladders, I wanted to have my own little “Lily of the Valley” right here 🙂
My Blog Theme
I spent a while going through Themes and settled on this one, called Oxygen. My other blog, ACWW Happiness, has a very dark theme that helps enhance the colours of my pictures. Subsequently, I wanted to try a light theme for a spacious, clean feel for this blog.
I also think the Oxygen theme layout is good for my blogging style. When I post, I post lots of pictures. My ACWW Hemingway theme always annoyed me because it simply lists the title of each post, with no sort of preview whatsoever. On the other hand, using a theme that displays entire posts in a list would probably frighten half my visitors away, so I really like Oxygen’s approach.
- Page Up & Page Down keys are useful for the comment box if you type more than the box shows. Otherwise, my apologies for the cumbersome nature of this theme’s comment box -_-;
- The coloured villager house icons are designed and created by me. Pretty please don’t steal them 🙂
Well, that’s everything for now. See you around!