Tomorrow's Calling: Animal Crossing

From February to the end of June 2017, invite others to fictional worlds you've experienced by putting the subject you're shrining into the context of said world!
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Robin
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Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:53 pm

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Tomorrow's Calling
about the world of Animal Crossing
LOL I posted the event wrap-up and forgot to plug my own site first ^_^;

This site was a HUGE challenge for me to accomplish, especially with all the heartache of my mother's worsening illness over the last year, culminating in her passing in April. I honestly didn't know if I'd ever feel like making anything creative ever again. I also struggled with HOW to do this site; it kept suffering from "wiki-itis" as I simply retyped horrible boring lists of basic info I found in my research. I often felt trapped somewhere between "informing viewers ABOUT the world" and "using the info to ANALYZE the world."

Thus, this little site would not be possible without the aid of these fine folks:
  • Sophia (superpowered beta reader)
  • Crystal & nyxmidnight (formatting specialists)
  • Chibi & Wolfrun (cheerleaders extraordinaire)
With their help, I was finally able to break out of "wiki-itis" and create a fitting tribute to the world of Animal Crossing, with full-bodied descriptions, analyses, and even the use of music in unexpected ways. It blossomed nearly overnight, from an embarrassment to something approaching a magnum opus. It's not just a site about Animal Crossing's world anymore, but a site about our OWN world, too, by extension...I'm still amazed that any of this came out of my head when my brain cells have been so scattered! But as with most of my sites, this was truly a group effort and I'm so happy I tried this. :heart: :heart: :heart:
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Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:34 pm

Robin, I loved this so much. You always put such a clarity and polish into your sites, both in terms of your content and how you present it. I love the comparison of the two sides of animal crossing (in particular the dystopian section is very thoughtful) -- but I really loved the wrap up at the end, especially the thought that the 'what now' at the end of the game is an invitation to go do more in the real world, something that Tom Nook would surely be proud of (despite the dent in his profits). This is a really lovely and thoughtful tribute to a wonderful game.

RAY GUN SUE

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Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:40 pm

Thank you, Sophia! :D :D :D I appreciate this so much!

I do want to go back in at some point and add in some images, but for now I'm okay with the text (surprisingly, given how I get revamp-itis as soon as some of my stuff gets published xD xD)
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