get to know me meme [1/30] animated films frozen (2013) “ people make bad choices if they’re mad, or scared, or stressed. throw a little love their way and you’ll bring out their best. t r u e l o v e brings out the best! “
Sorely tempted to restart my town, but there’s one thing stopping me
When I started New Leaf, the day it launched, it was the summer that my daughter was born. She was still a newborn. My husband was just about to have surgery, if I’m recalling the dates right. The spinal fusion he ended up needing, I mean. I downloaded the game and cancelled my preorder the next morning, citing that I’d been gifted the game because I am HORRIBLE.
I booted up the game and…I hated every single one of my townies. An ugly, neon yellow monkey and a purple ape especially. Horrible colors, horrible everything just gah. But then I befriended them and they grew on me. Tammi and Violet fast became my best friends in the game. I was pretty isolated at the time due to husband being in pain constantly from the surgery he’d had after I got the game, screaming child, just…very isolated and it was a huge boon to be able to chill with the game for like five minutes at a time.
Time passed, Tammi moved out, Violet nearly moved out a few times, I made more friends of the townies, mourned when they’d leave, but Violet…Violet I was always able to catch in time. Violet never bailed on me. I lost my 3DS nine months ago. I found it recently, booted it back up…she hadn’t left. So even with my two long hiatuses, it was never her that left.
Tonight I’ve been contemplating deleting my town for the bells, experience it fresh. The new update added SO MUCH and it’d be awesome to try it all again from the start, because my life is…very much stressful right now, and perhaps that would help me chill out. When I returned, my mailbox was stuffed full, with not one, but TWO kind letters from Violet in my absence. I smile, feel bad, keep considering restarting as I check out the new features. I’m puttering around with the new storage and I hear a knock at the door. It’s Violet. Wanted to see how I was.
I almost CRIED. How could I even think about deleting it while she’s still here?! Three years, my last original townie, still sticking in town. Still stickin’ with me. I couldn’t bring myself to do it. Even though she’s pixels, she’s not real, hell, the townies in New Leaf have less personality than the old games but STILL. I, personally, would feel SO GUILTY. I can’t do it.
So…I’ve decided. I’ll not shelve the idea forever…but as long as Violet’s sticking it out in Moi Duex, so am I.