June was hard for many reasons, and I struggled to think of something to blog about. What could I write about? Too many personal things were happening, and while I love blogging, I don’t really do the whole auto-bio style posts. I haven’t read enough for another #TBRMocaw yet. And my writing? (hollow laughter) oh boy. So what, then, could I do to bring myself back? Could I talk about what I was doing?
Then I remembered: this is my blog, and I can write whatever I want to. So today I am going to talk about having fun in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Surprise!
ACNH in June brought us Reese & Cyrus’ wedding anniversary, where you can make a set, pose villagers and yourself, and give the two alpacas their dream wedding over and over again. With only 3 options for themes, and yet 30 days of sets, doing weddings got a little…shall we say…boring. But I do not accept boredom. Not in my casual game for children, oh no. So I got creative, seeing how many other sets I could make from wedding furniture and keeping the theme (cute, chic, or garden). Here are some of those amazing, weird, and bizarre sets I made.
“Rest in Pieces”
What’s as much fun as a wedding? A funeral! Harvey celebrates getting his kitchen back after the suspicious deaths of the two who are running month-long photo-ops there. I’m sure he’s innocent. Raymond is signing the guestbook thing that funerals have. And since I’m Irish, it’s open casket. Duh.
“Honeymoon Gone Wrong”
Is camping ever romantic? No! It’s gross and full of bugs and plants. Thus, I sent Reese & Cyrus on a camping trip honeymoon which neither of them remotely enjoyed. Somehow I still earned heart crystals for this. I assume it was pity.
“Please Don’t Start the Music”
A full(ish) orchestra! My favourite bits in this one are Buck (distressed over when to hit the gong in the back), and how I got to make Audie and Freya look like they were actually playing the sax with the Bewilderment emote.
How to use all the wedding furniture without actually marrying anyone? By making it a wedding store, of course. Our three lovely couples (Lolly & Ruby, Audie & Freya, Punchy & Raymond) shop for all their own wedding needs.
“Definitely Not a Cult”
Don’t worry, Beau isn’t being sacrificed to an elder god…probably! Just a normal group of friends gathered around dinner, waiting for dessert. 🙂 They are all in fruit clothes because I do what I want, if you hadn’t already guessed.
Neither man nor alpaca is truly innocent – me, five minutes into making a court setting with Animal Crossing villagers. Lawyer Roscoe presents key evidence after Cyrus’ damning testimony of his new bride. This is one of my favourites since a friend gave me huge kudos for remembering the stenographer (thanks Lolly!)
“End of an Era”
For the final day, I made them a nice set again. I know. Who even am I anymore?
I honestly had a blast doing all these—I want to do them again, and it definitely made me realize how fun visiting Harv’s island could be. A big shoutout to ACNH for getting me through not just June, but the three months before it, too. Take joy in the small, fun things where you can. It helps.