Goodbye + A few fun stuff!

Hi guys! So it’s been more than a month since I posted and it’s honestly because I haven’t touched Animal Crossing, maybe I’m tired of the game, or I’m more interested in other stuff (like reading), I’ve started school so I’m busier… Anyways, I’m sorry but I won’t force myself to read less and study less to play a game, and I won’t force myself to practice less sports to play a game, I think I have a better “schedule” for doing better in school this year and if it doesn’t include playing Animal Crossing, I’ll go with that.

I want to say that this year and a few months I’ve had blogging have really been great, I want to thank everyone I met (if I could I’d hug you guys so tight!!) and just need everyone to know that you don’t know how much you’ve helped me, just by visiting the blog was a reason to smile, to keep writing in English (remember I’m in Spain so English is hard for me), to keep learning. And I owe even a bigger thank you to all my loyal cyber-friends, I can’t even call you cyber-friends you’re like real friends to me! It was so nice just to be able to think “hey, I have a great friend in the Philippines!”, “maybe since I visit the U.S.A every year or so I could pass by AmyΒ without even noticing it! πŸ™‚ or “I wonder howΒ TeruΒ lives, I’d love to go to Australia”…

Actually, I just realized in barely each post I start with a “hey guys!” without actually knowing everyone’s name. Someone could say that’s just rude, or not worth it, or it’s talking to weird strangers, even talking to yourself! I’ve learned to think about it as blogging, as writing to someone you don’t really know, what you do know about them is that they’re reading this, and making them smile or learn is your job, it’s the job of a blogger :’)

Guess what I really wanted to say was simplyΒ thank you. For reading this, for visiting my blog, for following, for commenting, for helping me with blogging… Thanks! And so long my dear friends!

Wait!! Before I go I wanted to share with you some art I created, it’s pretty ridiculous actually, you’re allowed to laugh at it all you want! But hey! I had never touched photoshop before creating these, and why did I create these? For you!! So make fun of them, even of me, all you want. As long as you laugh… (click to see larger)

EDIT:Β I feel terribly bad for not finishing a few projects I had told you guys about, if you have a blog maybe you can use some of the ideas I had in mind for your own contest/project. Maybe I’ll end up publishing someday absolutely everything I had prepared for the contest, probably not since it wouldn’t really help anyone I guess. But anyway, so those projects (again I’m so, so sorry!! 😦 ) are canceled and free to copy any information I gave about them. Thanks, and I’m sorry 😦

From pretty cheaply edited cover of the Sims 3 game. I got a few other ideas…

Anyway so that is what I created, it’s inspired by a Sims3 cover, the way there’s the logo in the middle and around it images from the game. I really like the idea I had, but as always, I’m not a very good artist, so I couldn’t exactly represent it on paper the way I had it in my mind… Oh well! At least I tried πŸ™‚

And now, it is officially the goodbye! I’ll maybe do a post who knows when, but for now I am saying goodbye.

Again thanks for everything and… AGH!! It’s just this is actually very hard to do, I think it would’ve been easier to just leave without a goodbye, but I owed you guys this, I owed this blog an end. But come on! I just can’t say goodbye for the last time 😦

Okay, wish you all the best… and bye, bye everyone!

And now a bye that’s for someone (actually something) I also owe a lot, my sweet blog! You’ve helped me practice my writing, my English. You’ve made me experience sooo much. Thanks blog, you and me; we’re a good team!

And now one last one for all of you guys πŸ˜›Β Bye!! And may the odds be ever in your favor!


27 thoughts on “Goodbye + A few fun stuff!

  1. Aww, when I saw a new post from you in my feed, I was excited and wondered what it was about — pictures from usa or Ebatong? A new guide or project? I didn’t expect a goodbye post. It’s sad, but also really sweet since the things you said are so nice. πŸ™‚ I feel the same way about you all, I’ll remember our WiFis and back-and-forth commenting and posting fondly. I hope we can still keep in touch every now and then as well.

    Thank you for all the work you’ve put into this blog, and all the projects, albums, patterns, stories, and posts; I’ll still enjoy looking over it all. I respect your decision to stop just like you respected mine. πŸ™‚ (Though I’m hopeful that when AC:3DS I can post some more on that. In AC:WW I got stuck and too far behind, and like you, don’t have enough time for catching up and blogging and stuff.)

    I love your photoshop creations! The Sims one is only funny because of the logo πŸ˜› A version with the Animal Crossing logo instead would be really cool! The other image with the Animal Crossing logo is awesome, I love the way each furniture leaf has a cute little picture inside. πŸ˜€

    Thanks for being a good friend and AC blogging buddy, Jemma! Goodbye to your blogging, but I hope not goodbye to you for good πŸ˜₯

    • Aww, that’s really sweet of you, Amy! Thank you so much for everything, really. And especially thank you for respecting my decision,

      This is definitely not a goodbye for good, I really hope we can keep in touch, sending an e-mail every now and then… Also, if you find enough time, I’ll be waiting for your 3DS post and other posts from blogs I follow so I’m not really abandoning wordpress completely, in a way. πŸ™‚

      I’m sorry for making you think this may be a project or a picture post and then you saw a goodbye one 😦 I’m sorry in general, and so so sooo thankful for you being there for me!!

      • Aw, I didn’t mean for you to be apologetic, that bit in the beginning of my comment was just expressing surprise and initial emotions upon seeing the title of the post. I do completely respect your decision and think you’re doing the right thing by focusing on school and other hobbies if you don’t have the same time and interest as you used to. πŸ™‚ It’s important to have priorities… Animal Crossing can be a pretty demanding game if you’re ‘serious’ about it (and if you have a blog about it, you’re probably somewhat serious :P) because playing it every day or most days is essential to make sure flowers don’t die, weeds don’t run over the town, neighbors don’t move away, holidays/events aren’t missed, etc. If you’re more casual about those things, it’s easier to maintain, but most of the fun for me in Animal Crossing is trying to perfect my town, which requires a lot of upkeeping, and so I fell behind.

        Anyway, I’m glad you’re not leaving WordPress for good! I still log in to mine so I’ll get any comment left there. Since going on hiatus I haven’t been as good about checking my blog email, but I’ll try to check it every now and then. And I’ll probably still see you around commenting on WordPress, like on Emma’s, Choco’s, and Teru’s (she’s from Australia, btw πŸ˜› Another country you can say you know someone from!) blogs. So see you around, glad we can keep in touch! Thanks again for all your work on your blog and support for mine!

        • Wow, you’ve made me feel much better. I wasn’t sure if I was doing the right thing because studies are important for the future but still, I was insecure about my decision πŸ™‚ Thank you, Amy!

          Yikes! If you’re reading this, Teru, I’m sorry! I don’t have a very good memory! -.-

          You’re welcome, if I helped you in any way I’m glad I could. And thanks to you too! πŸ™‚

          • Ahaha, totally missed it! I don’t know what you wrote πŸ˜‰
            Amy’s completely right, and I know you already understand it, too. If you recognise what your priorities are you should put them first, and there’s nothing you should feel apologetic about.

  2. A goodbye… that’s really sad Jemma!!! When I so a new email about acwwbook on my blog email adress I thought it will be a new story, you know it’s been a long time, or maybe a “happy belated halloween”, then I so the title “Goodbye+—-” I didn’t expected it was a definitly goodbye, so I didn’t had time and I closed the blog, I said to myself: “Later I will read the post”. And today in class.. well :/

    Btw I know what it feels, to be obligated to do something.
    I’ll keep posting on my blog, maybe for a year because I have ideas and I don’t want to leave, but I respect what you did. πŸ™‚

    Well I have to say that you are a very good friend on the internet and in real life jiji and that your blog is amazing and you dedicated a lot of time on it, and belive it’s a really good unique experience of life, so I hope you had a good time blogging with us, all the problems, all the funny ideas, all the projects, there where really great; and I’m happy because all of this moments, you’ve shared them with all of us. Remember your blog is one of the bests of acww I could ever see!!! ❀ πŸ˜‰

    Oh and returning to the happy part of the post, it's nice to see you posted this, I remember you and I speaking by skype, you showed me this projects and I was so amazed! I specially love the Sims one, about winter!! O.oooo you know I love, sims, and winter, and I liked acww! The other is really good too! I'm amazed of how you can use so well photoshop! ^^

    Well thanks for helping me with, my blog, the english, ideas…. etz! It was so nice for your part! ❀ Thanks for all again Jemmaa!!! πŸ˜›

    We will always be the harry potter fans haha this is totally out of the topic I wa topic but hehe πŸ˜€ I hope you would not forget about my blog ❀ BYE ACWWBOOK!!! ❀ ❀

    • Aww Emma you’re just so sweet! You’re also an amazing friend internet and off internet!
      I’m glad you’ll keep posting for a year or so, I’ll keep following your blog and commenting on it, even though I may not be publishing any more.

      Oh, you’re comments are always so cheerful! I really love them, your blog is also one of the best Harry Potter blogs I’ve ever seen!!
      Thanks to you also for all your help, and I’m glad I could sometimes help with your English.

      Definitely blogging is a unique experience, it’s simply great and challenging and meaningful, it can be so many stuff, and the best part is you decide what it can be. Who knows, maybe a few years from now I’ll start a new blog, or I’ll simply consider myself ready to write a hole book (talk about challenge πŸ˜› )

      Thanks again for everything Emma, you’re very sweet!!!

      • hahaha it would be great: New York times: “JEMMA THE OWNER OF ACWWBOOK RETURNS WITH ANOTHER BLOG… WHAT IT WOULD BE ABOUT… TXAN TXAN TXAN” Hahaha ❀ Thans for everything again! And, your welcome that's why friend are always there, publishing a sweet comment is the way I say thank you to you ahahhaha πŸ˜€ I know it's not enough but hahah πŸ˜› Well goodbye!

  3. Wow I love those Photoshop creations but… you’re leaving!! Please say it isn’t permanent, sorry and I don’t mean to make you all apologetic or anything but it’s really sad to hear this.

    • Haha, thanks! I’d like to assure you that it isn’t permanent but I really don’t know, I still like writing but it seems impossible for me to get back into Animal Crossing, it’s just been soooo long… :/
      Sorry, Will! Who knows, maybe I get back into it someday πŸ™‚

  4. Awwh, I didn’t see this post until noww since I’ve been quite inactive on blogs and comments myself…but I will miss your posts, Jemma!
    & I love you too! (I would write you an emotional novel, but it seems Amy tackled every point I wanted to hit already :P)
    Goodbyee πŸ˜₯
    β™₯, Tess

  5. It’s so sad to say good bye. I understand your situation and our gaming life is in the way of our actual life and i understand how you prioritize the bigger factor more. and that your living your real life now. Your gaming life is nothing but simple pixels. But even if it isn’t true, We still dearly hold it in our hearts and I hope even if you quit right now, You’ll still remember us all and remember all we’ve been through. I was so sad in the day I read this and I took a day to calm down and recover but reading it again makes me want to cry now.

    I will miss you Jemma, and I’ll never forget you and the times we’ve been through. Maybe, sometime, someday… or some where in our life. We’ll actually meet in real life. I just wanna put all my feelings to you in this comment. You’ve been a great best friend. and I hope you do have a happier and more successful life with sacrificing what you had fun on. πŸ™‚ And surely, this is the right decision for you.

    Best of luck for the fresh new start in life ! πŸ™‚

    • Oh and btw, I really love your photoshop creations!

      When I saw the newsfeed with the Sims 3 Photo, I smiled and thought it would be some fun update but It turned out as a Good bye as well. 😦

      Well, I hope you come back though, maybe in summer. ahaha. I’ll probably be in school during those months but I’ll put off school a bit to have a little fun with you guys once again! :mrgreen:

      Again, We’ll all miss you. πŸ™‚

      • Ohh thanks!!
        Maybe I will come back! Next summer, who knows, should be fun playing Animal Crossing again after almost a year of not playing it, and also I’m sure it would be super fun to blog a tiny bit more! πŸ˜€

        I’ll miss all of you too!

        • It could be a fun idea ~ I’ll probably have the 3DS that time and maybe we could wi-fi once more? πŸ˜€

          We can’t just leave the things that made our hearts happy just so easily. So I was kind of expecting the come back… but it would be pretty surprising for some who weren’t expecting !

          Anyway, I’ll miss you. Till’ Next time, i guess? πŸ™‚ I hope this isn’t a permanent good bye >_<

    • Aww Kammile! Of coure I’ll remember you! I couldn’t ever in a lifetime forget this experience, it was simply so fun and wonderful and educating. I owe so much to the acww wordpress community!! All of you are just… just so extremely… dang I just don’t know how or what exactly to say what you mean to me!
      It would be so fun if we actually met in real life, haha and weird at the same time! πŸ˜›
      Your comment barely made me cry to! Just reading everyone’s comments saying goodbye to me is so overwhelming, although it just really wants to make me cry!

      Thank you soooo much! πŸ™‚ Virtual hugs!!

  6. Hmm, I never even thought of that about blogging… that’s a beautiful point to make. I’m glad we all took up blogging, and met through blogging about a common interest (though perhaps some of you met via ACC :P). We all shared some very fun times together and got to know you better from the sometimes-funny, sometimes-wistful, creative posts you built your blog up with one by one, and even though saying good-bye is hard and ending something you put your heart into is sad, it doesn’t change any of that.
    Thank you for sharing all the creations you’ve made since you started this blog. And thank for your last two Photoshop pictures; they made me smile πŸ™‚ It was lovely meeting you, and ta-ta for now~ ^_^

    • I’m so glad too, I really can’t imagine how I would’ve spent my time and practiced English for the past year or so if it wouldn’t have been that hot day in late June when I decided to create this blog!
      I’ve loved all the moments we’ve had together!! They are absolutely priceless!

      Saying goodbye was such a hard thing to do, but I felt like I had to if I didn’t want to let anybody down by not ever posting again or very, very rarely. Thanks for understanding Teru!

      Haha ta-ta for now?? Aww that was just so sweet, I had never heard it before and it just automatically brought a smile (big one πŸ˜€ ) on my face!!
      Bye for now Teru! Thank you so much!

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