Timber Bottle Mail #11

Timber was dark and stormy when I finally got around to playing tonight. I almost felt bad forcing Pines out of his warm bed to brave the rain!

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I had two new letters in my mailbox: my weekly evaluation from the Happy Home Academy, and a quick letter from my mom. The Academy’s letter was pretty positive compared to what I’ve been receiving the past few weeks. Mom’s, on the other hand, not so much…

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Darwin was one of many neighbours splashing around town. He informed me that the rain hadn’t let up all day.

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It’s been so hot and dry in the UK for a good few weeks now, so I’ve been enjoying the showers in Timber, even if I can’t experience them firsthand! Icon_0028_Jacobs-ladder

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I bumped into Lucy by the river. She remained her usual positive self, despite the gloomy weather.

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Baabara was the third villager I encountered on the way to my hybrid gardens. She had unearthed some old diary. Icon_0011_Shovel

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Given that I never really got stuck into Wild World the same way I did City Folk, I’d never seen this dialogue before – so that was pretty exciting! She asked me to pick a page to read, and I chose somewhere between the middle and the final entry.

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Our chilling discovery left Baabara pale with fright. Would we ever be able to move past the horrors we had read in that diary? I suppose only time will tell…

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In other news, I found my third orange pansy today! I decided to combine it with the other two to make their own miniature breeding garden.

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Despite his miraculous recovery, Rocco was still shut away inside his house.

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OR how about you stay inside, alone and I’ll go talk to the villagers that actually appreciate my time and wouldn’t reward me with a kiddie wall if I was to cure what one can only presume was the Black Death, itself?

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Two new posts on the bulletin board outside the town hall reminded me that the Bug Off and La-Di-Day were fast approaching. This weekend should be fun! Icon_0018_Music-note

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A pretty interesting ‘Talking to Myself’ message and a deeply disturbing Message of the Week had also been posted.

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It was only now that I realised a new house had popped up on the map to replace Bunnie’s!

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Gabi had moved into Timber yesterday without me noticing! She’s a cutie, so I’m happy to have her.

I also decided to drop in on Marina, who was sheltering inside her house. Weird, I’d have though she of all my villagers would appreciate a little water!

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It’s nice to see she isn’t regretting her decision to stay put in town.

My final stop of the night was The Roost for a hot cup of coffee. Phyllis was also there, fuelling up before her shift started, no doubt.

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… And she was as pleasant as can be expected, really. Looks like she also isn’t too thrilled about the rain.

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And with that, I grabbed a cup of my own and called it a day in Timber.

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Until next time, friends! Icon_0027_Lucky-clover


Side note: I failed to shoot down Gulliver’s UFO for the third time tonight. I’m genuinely considering starting a tally.

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