My favorite games are all of the “let’s be friends and make our houses and towns cute” variety.
Animal Crossing came along right when we all needed it this year, and I’m pretty pleased with my virtual island. Let me show you around!
I updated the Dream Address the same day I took photos all around the island. Come on over to visit! DA-1449-9039-6742
I have an Instagram account dedicated to Animal Crossing too: Animal Crossing_LuluLovely. I’ll add a bunch of these photos in huge batches that will overwhelm feeds and hit right as people are looking for winter inspiration. (It’s a case study in what not to do to grow an Instagram account!)
All right, let’s look about. I realized that I forgot to take any photos of the area around my house or inside, but there are still a TON of shots, so it’s probably for the best. Welcome to my Lovely island!
The Formal Garden
The Post Office
Mushroom Fairy Forest
The Farm and Orchard
I had a dream that I could mod Animal Crossing to make my own flowers and furniture and I woke up very excited about it before I realized it wasn’t real. I miss the exotic and regal series sets! Adding those back in would be step one. Instead, I keep opening up Blender, thinking I should figure it out and expand my Sims modding capabilities, but I’ve been sticking to floors, walls, and recolors for now. And making mods for Stardew Valley, because that’s well within my capabilities (pixel art and coding).
My youngest wants to be “an artist, YouTuber, and modder” when he grows up. (At first I thought he said “model” and I thought that was an interesting, unexpected choice.) Right now I’m in charge of making and/or finding, and then installing mods for all three kids, but I’m trying to encourage them to do more of it on their own. We do a lot of customizing for personal use and I want them to see how math and coding intersects with art in a fun, satisfying way.