Hi! I'm known as Turtle Lover on most social media platforms, but I call myself TurtleCrossing here just for the heck of it. I've been an editor of this wiki since about mid-2015 (P.S. although my edits go all the way back to October 2015, I actually started under a different account in June 2015, but I couldn't remember the password to that account, so I made a new one and pretty much abandoned the old one). I'm also on MarioWiki, Bulbapedia, and SmashWiki, although I'm a lot more active on the lattermost.
My knowledge for Animal Crossing all started with Super Smash Bros. Brawl, which heavily represented the series despite it not even having a playable character in that game. While I never intended to get into the series at the time, I did have some curiosity for it, and I even watched an English fandub of the Movie (can't remember who did the dub I watched, though).
Somewhere in the early 2010s, I gained this new interest in a little web series called "Happy Tree Friends", and I thought to myself "You know! It'd be pretty funny if I mixed this cute video game series with cute animal people with an internet cartoon that's kinda like it but way more gory. It's a genius plan!". Thinking back at the idea...I regret it. I regret ever coming up with the concept for that...thing. (Fun fact: The fanfic's equivalent to Flippy was a male Villager, and this was LONG before the meme that depicts the Villager in Smash Bros. as a psychopathic serial killer)
Anyway, my real first Animal Crossing experience was with New Leaf in 2013. Ever since I got this game, I instantly became hooked and became so attached to this gosh dang
furry dating sim life simulation game that I wanted to try out other games in the series. My first attempt to try the series' prior installments was by downloading an English patch for the Nintendo 64 game. It was fine at first, but then it started to crash once it hit I believe Day 3. I then downloaded another English patch from a different website, but the same problem occurred, and it even gave my laptop a virus. I have never attempted to download emulators ever again.
My first REAL pre-New Leaf game was City Folk in 2015, which probably wasn't the best game to start with in hindsight (grass deterioration, villagers saying the same thing over and over again until you enter/exit a building, villagers becoming sad 90% of the time if you don't accept their requests, etc.). That same year, I got Happy Home Designer, which was honestly fine for what it was, although it admittedly shouldn't've been $20.
In 2018, I got Wild World on the Wii U Virtual Console. I have considered getting the physical copy of the game back in maybe 2014, but apparently you couldn't unlock the final Tom Nook shop upgrade without a friend buying something from the 2nd-to-last upgrade, so I ultimately passed. Thankfully, the VC version removed that awful requirement, so I downloaded it with no problem.
Anyway, that's it for my introduction, so here are some sandboxes.