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TOPIC | [Lore] The Snowdrop Chronicle

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Typhlosion

Snowdrop Glade

(she/her)

account age 7/9

Jan 31, 2023 23:36:50
The Snowdrop Chronicle
The Official Newspaper of Snowdrop Glade

https://i.imgur.com/Exw87vN.png

A small group of not-cats arrived in Nestor’s Wood at the tail end of winter and stumbled across a glade deep in the woods, teeming with snowdrops. They quickly decided that this would be the site of their new home.

Soon the tiny cluster of cottages became a bustling village, and a pair of friends had an idea—why not start a local newspaper?


Hello! For my village, I thought it would be fun to write lore in the format of a (very small) newspaper. My goal is for a new issue to come out twice every in-game season, once on the 1st and once on the 24th. Each issue will have an article or two about major events in the village or site-wide events, along with a few smaller columns (advice, gossip, fake classifieds, etc.).

I play entirely on mobile, so if the formatting looks strange, please let me know! If you are on a small screen, the right column will likely be cut off and you may need to scroll or swipe to see it.


-- Last edited on Mar 22, 2023 23:56:10
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Typhlosion

Snowdrop Glade

(she/her)

account age 7/9

Jan 31, 2023 23:37:01

Archives

Summer 24, Year 7 — Volume 001
Autumn 1, Year 7 — Volume 002
Autumn 25, Year 7 — Volume 003
Winter 1, Year 7 — Volume 004
Winter 26, Year 7 — Volume 005



Current Staff and Contributors
“Professional” photo of a gray cat, like you might see on a photo ID card. (If cats had photo IDs.) He is wearing a scarf and a bead circlet.
Alastar • Editor-in-Chief
Currently the paper’s only editor, Alastar is responsible for reviewing and approving all articles and classifieds.
“Professional” photo of an orange mink cat. He is wearing a scarf.
Cadeyrn • Writer
Cadeyrn is one of the paper’s main writers. He usually writes the front page news articles and handles the “Upcoming Events” column.
“Professional” photo of a cloudpoint cat.
Sunniva • Writer
Sunniva is the other main writer for the paper. She sometimes writes the news articles that appear on the front page and handles the “Resident Spotlight” column. Plans for an additional column are in the works.
“Professional” photo of a gray and white long haired cat. She is wearing a flower crown and a scarf.
Baran • Contributor
Baran responds to questions and requests via their advice column, which is planned to appear in every issue.
In theory, a “professional” photo of a cat… but its features are indiscernible.
A Mysterious Not-Cat • Contributor
The paper is bound by a strict nondisclosure agreement and cannot divulge who this contributor is. To Alastar’s dismay, this contributor’s gossip column is very popular with readers.
-- Last edited on May 11, 2023 23:57:50
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Typhlosion

Snowdrop Glade

(she/her)

account age 7/9

Jan 31, 2023 23:37:48
THE SNOWDROP CHRONICLE
SUMMER 24, YEAR 7 — VOLUME 1
A black and white picture of five not-cats. It is intended to look like a photo in a newspaper.
From left to right: Baran, Milla, Tesni, Corentin, and Rhosyn, on the second floor of the lodge on opening day.

NEW LODGE, NEW LEADERSHIP
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngSnowdrop Glade has reached an exciting new milestone: after a long period of construction, the village lodge has finally opened its doors. And residents seem to be enthused about it already.
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.png“It’s really quite exciting,” says Aulis, the foreman on the project. “We now have a central place for all sorts of things—celebrations, classes, announcements…” He makes a face. “And all that bureaucratic nonsense, too, I guess.”
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.png“It makes Snowdrop Glade feel like a real village!” says Blodeuyn, another one of the many not-cats who assisted with the project. “Before we were just like a little cluster of cabins in the woods. But now with the lodge, and some of the other infrastructure that’s been built, and all the new not-cats moving in… we’re starting to feel like the real deal.”
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngBut new buildings aren’t the only thing coming Snowdrop Glade’s way. With the growth of the village over the last few seasons, some say it’s time for a revamp of how the village is lead.
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.png“So far I have been leading in a role similar to mayor. It is all very informal, and was just… thrown together quickly when the village was founded,” explains Tesni. “But the village has been growing, and that does not work as well any more. And I would like everyone to have a say in who the mayor is—not just ‘Tesni went through the portal first, she’s in charge now!’” she finishes with a laugh.
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngIt was only after long discussions with fellow residents that a new plan began to take shape. The village would elect a new mayor every two years, who would in turn select a small group to assist with various duties. Voting for mayor would open the 25th of summer each year and close at sundown on the 48th of summer, with blank ballots being picked up at the village lodge and completed ballots being placed in the locked drop box there.
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.png“There are still some things to iron out, but it is a good start,” says Tesni. “And I am eager to see who is elected to take my place.”
— Written by Cadeyrn
___________________________________________________________

ANNOUNCEMENTS
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngA warm welcome from our staff to all not-cats who have chosen to make their home in our village over the last several weeks! Additionally, we would like to share the following announcements:
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngAderyn and Elain are proud to announce the adoption of a child on the 22nd day of summer.


WEATHER
Summer started rather damp
and mild—expect the next
few weeks to be much hotter.
Make sure to take frequent
breaks when working and
drink plenty of water!

________________________________

UPCOMING
Swim Lessons • Adelaide
and Darach will be holding
swimming lessons on the
28th and 35th of summer.
Sign-ups and additional info
available on the lodge bulletin
board.
Adoption Fair • Need a
bunny or three? Come to the
lodge in the afternoon on the
40th of summer and see
what’s available!
Voting Closes Summer 48
Ballots must be returned to
the locked ballot box by
sundown on the 48th to be
counted.

________________________________

A black-and-white ad for Whiskers Wares.
________________________________

Questions? Suggestions?
Feedback?
Swing by our
our office, located on the
2nd floor of the lodge, to
chat! Business hours vary.


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THE SNOWDROP CHRONICLE
SUMMER 24, YEAR 7 — VOLUME 1
DEAR BARAN
Dear Baran,
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngMy child is very shy. They seem perfectly content just coming along with me while I work or playing by themselves. But I would like to encourage them to make friends, especially since another kitten around their age just moved nearby. What can I do to help them?

Worried Parent
Dear Worried Parent,
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngFirst, don’t push them too hard. Some cats are just a little more shy! Keep including them in your day-to-day activities so they regularly see new faces. And try reaching out to the other family as well. If they’re new to the village, they might be looking friends for their child too.
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngAdditionally, have you considered finding your child a companion? A pet chicken or bunny would give them an easy topic to discuss with potential friends and comfort them if they start to get nervous.

Baran
___________________________________________________________

THE NOT-CAT THAT KNOWS EVERYTHING
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngI am quite pleased to have been given space in this paper in order to share the small, everyday happenings of our village. To protect the modesty of my neighbors, I will refer to them by only their first initial, as it seems only right to offer them the same anonymity that I have obtained for myself.
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngI must start with a scolding, unfortunately—surely T is familiar with the concept of respecting others’ belongings? And yet somehow my favorite bowls ended up on the floor in her presence. I expected better, but I suppose it is good to be reminded that a lovely face is not always paired with lovely manners!
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngIn other news, our dear D, who quite clearly still pines after A, seems to have gone on his own spree of breaking hearts this summer. I have heard that he has turned down several requests to be partners, including one from T and two from C. ‘The course of true love never did run smooth,’ as they say on Earth, but I wonder if things will ever be happily resolved.
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngTo close my piece, my dear readers, I would like to thank you for your time. Any complaints or inquiries can be directed to the offices of this paper, but you should not bother—for I shall not read them.
— A Mysterious Not-Cat

A picture of a fluffy not-cat looking directly at the camera.
RESIDENT SPOTLIGHT

Every issue, I’ll be conducting
an interview with a fellow
villager! — Sunniva

Tell us about yourself!
My name is Tesni. I am
currently serving as the
temporary mayor, until one
is formally elected. I have a
partner—their name is
Baran—and we recently
had two kittens.
So, what are you up to?
With the completion of the
lodge, I suddenly have a lot
more free time. I am trying
to make sure everything is
organized for the next mayor.
Any thoughts on who might
be the next mayor?

Hmm. Not really.
Well, what’s next for you?
I will be going back to mining.
…I actually miss it.
That sounds… fun? Well,
thanks for your time!

________________________________

CLASSIFIEDS
Wanted: Hard workers with
steady paws. Large project
due mid-autumn. Contact
Corentin for more info.


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mav3rick

skunk valley

(they/it/neos)

account age 7/9

Feb 3, 2023 0:56:40
ogffmomg i love this the way you formatted is very tasty
oooo you wanna go to my lore store so bad oooo
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Typhlosion

Snowdrop Glade

(she/her)

account age 7/9

Feb 26, 2023 23:54:44
THE SNOWDROP CHRONICLE
AUTUMN 1, YEAR 7 — VOLUME 2
ELECTION RESULTS ARE IN
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngVoting has closed for Snowdrop Glade’s first-ever election for mayor, and we are pleased to announce that the results are in! Receiving forty-three of the fifty votes cast, Arianwen is the new mayor of Snowdrop Glade!
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngArianwen had the following to share after the votes were tallied: ”Thank you all for the faith you have put in me. Please know that I value the community we have built here, and I will do everything in my power to ensure it continues to flourish.”
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngWhen asked what their first task as mayor would be, they responded, “I’m glad you asked! As I mentioned, our community is important to me, but we’ve been growing so quickly recently that I fear that close-knit feeling is being lost. Therefore, I’d like to invite all residents to a town meeting to brainstorm ideas for some sort of harvest festival in a few weeks. What better way to bring everyone together—and celebrate everyone’s hard work—than a party?”
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngSo there you have it, folks—sounds like Arianwen wants to start off their term with a bang! Make sure to attend the planning meeting if you can!
— Written by Cadeyrn
___________________________________________________________

A black-and-white photo of kittens playing outside in the fall. One kitten is half-buried in a pile of leaves.

AUTUMN HAS ARRIVED
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngAutumn is finally here! And there’s a lot of fun things to look forward to—cool weather, beautiful fall foliage, and, possibly, a harvest festival!
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngAs we are north of Gardenhome, expect our peak fall colors to arrive a little earlier than they will in Gardenhome. They’re sure to be a treat!
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngDepending on when the harvest festival is scheduled, there is a chance our next issue will fall during or after the festival. So make sure to keep on eye on the lodge’s bulletin board for the latest information!
— Written by Sunniva
___________________________________________________________

ANNOUNCEMENTS
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngA warm welcome from our staff to all not-cats who have chosen to make their home in our village over the last several weeks! Additionally, we would like to share the following announcements:
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngAderyn and Elain are proud to announce the birth of three kittens, born on the 34th day of summer. The beans are happy and healthy, and their older sibling is already proving to be a stalwart protector.


WEATHER
These first few days of
autumn will likely feel a lot
like summer! Expect some
storms before things finally
begin to cool off.

________________________________

UPCOMING
Harvest Festival Planning
Meeting •
Initial planning
meeting to be held at noon
on the 7th of autumn. All
welcome; come ready to
contribute! Any further
meeting dates will be set at
this meeting; keep an eye
on the lodge bulletin board.

________________________________

A black-and-white ad for Brian’s Quick Sales Market.
________________________________

Questions? Suggestions?
Feedback?
Swing by our
our office, located on the
2nd floor of the lodge, to
chat! Business hours vary.


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THE SNOWDROP CHRONICLE
AUTUMN 1, YEAR 7 — VOLUME 2
DEAR BARAN
Dear Baran,
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngMy sister and I haven’t really been speaking since I found out what she named one of her kittens. About a year ago, she and I talked about kitten names and I told her a very meaningful name I’m planning on giving my daughter if I have one. She ended up using this name for her daughter!
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.png Am I wrong in being upset? When I said something to her about it, she just said that her partner really likes the name and it’s not a big deal for cousins to have the same name.

Stolen Name
Dear Stolen Name,
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngI understand that it feels like she took something special away from you, but I would urge you to try and let those feelings go and not let this ruin your relationship with your sister or your niece.
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngWhile I do feel like it was slightly inconsiderate of her, knowing how meaningful the name is to you, she and her partner have the right to use the name—just as you still do. There is nothing stopping you from using the name for your child one day too.

Baran
___________________________________________________________

THE NOT-CAT THAT KNOWS EVERYTHING
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngGreetings to all my readers, both new and old. For those unfamiliar with my articles, my purpose in writing is to share some of the more mundane happenings within our village.
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngIt has been quite fascinating watching the flurry of activity around the village over the last few weeks. I am choosing to believe that everyone simply wished for more friends, but a more cynical sort would probably call it politicking.
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngIn other news, summer must be the season for heartbreak. I have heard of several more refusals of proposals, including a very firm rejection from A when A proposed to her (how confusing; I should rethink my method of disguising my subjects’ identities). It seems something is in the air. Perhaps the weather is making everyone disagreeable; it has been most unpleasant recently.
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngSpeaking of unpleasant things, I find myself quite vexed by our new mail carrier. It makes one wish they had a hound with a fondness for chasing postmen…
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngAnd with that image, my dear readers, I must bid you all goodbye. Responses and inquiries can be addressed to the village lodge, but keep in mind that I generally do not care for letters and will probably throw them out.
— A Mysterious Not-Cat

A picture of a not-cat wearing a flower crown looking directly at the camera.
RESIDENT SPOTLIGHT

Every issue, I, Sunniva, will
be conducting an interview
with a fellow villager! This
issue’s guest is Eira!

Tell us about yourself!
Hello! The name’s Eira. I’m
one of the village gardeners.
I have a daughter named
Seren—she just became the
village’s newest hunter. I’m
very proud of her!
You used to be a farmer,
right? Why the change?

I love working outside and
getting my paws dirty, so that
wasn’t the issue. I just wasn’t
feeling a spark, you know?
I guess cabbages are not
particularly inspiring.

(laughs) Not really! Thankfully,
Rhosyn was willing to take me
under her wing, and I’ve been
gardening ever since.
That’s great! Well, I have
one last question for you…
What’s your favorite
flower?

I think I’m obligated to say
snowdrops, but between you
and me? Red carnations are
the best.
Don’t worry, I’ll keep that
between us… and my
readers, of course! Thanks
for your time, Eira!

________________________________
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Typhlosion

Snowdrop Glade

(she/her)

account age 7/9

Mar 22, 2023 23:54:38
THE SNOWDROP CHRONICLE
AUTUMN 25, YEAR 7 — VOLUME 3
A black-and-white photo of two cats setting up a table and tent for an outdoor festival
Myrthe, left, and Sanna setting up for the festival.

THE HARVEST FESTIVAL APPROACHES
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngSnowdrop Glade’s first-ever festival is quickly approaching, and we have all the details! What was originally planned to be a single-day celebration has ballooned into a multi-day event, so there is lots to cover!
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngDay 1 (Autumn 29) — The festival will open with a feast celebrating and giving thanks for a bountiful harvest. The feast is expected to begin around noon, and will be followed by a farmers’ market. Expect to see both local and traveling vendors peddling their goods! Additionally, if you are interested in entering a gourd-carving contest, you can pick up your gourd any time on the 29th.
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngDay 2 (Autumn 30) — Anyone interested in a more competitive game of star ball can sign up to take part in a star ball tournament on the afternoon of the 30th. Signups close at noon and the tournament will begin shortly after. Please note that this may be postponed or rescheduled if it rains. The day will conclude with a dance party beginning at sundown!
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngDay 3 (Autumn 31) — Judging for the gourd carving contest begins midmorning, so make sure to get your entries in before then! Winners will be announced and prizes awarded during the festival’s closing feast, which will begin at noon.
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngAnd that’s a wrap for the festival’s planned events! Expect lots of spontaneous dance-offs and impromptu casual games of star ball as well. Hope to see you there!
— Written by Sunniva
___________________________________________________________

ANNOUNCEMENTS
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngA warm welcome from our staff to all not-cats who have chosen to make their home in our village over the last several weeks! Additionally, we would like to share the following announcements:
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngLíadan and Artair are honored to announce that they have been blessed with a litter of four kittens—one of each of the four winds.


WEATHER
Temperatures remain cool
but steady as we head into
the latter half of autumn.
Expect lots of rain and
windy days!

________________________________

UPCOMING
See below for a summary
of festival events:
Opening Feast • Starts at
noon on the 29th.
Farmers’ Market • Occurs
the afternoon of the 29th.
Star Ball Tournament •
Starts at shortly after noon
on the 30th.
Harvest Dance • Starts at
sundown on the 30th.
Closing Feast • Starts at
noon on the 31st.

________________________________

A black-and-white ad for a winter clothing sale.
________________________________

Questions? Suggestions?
Feedback?
Swing by our
our office, located on the
2nd floor of the lodge, to
chat! Business hours vary.


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THE SNOWDROP CHRONICLE
AUTUMN 25, YEAR 7 — VOLUME 3
DEAR BARAN
Dear Baran,
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngOne of my friends has always been a little inconsiderate, but they’ve gotten worse recently. At first it was relatively minor things: they painted a mural on someone’s house without asking permission, they broke a bunch of bowls belonging to their neighbor, that sort of thing. But recently they were playing around and injured an acquaintance of ours. And in all these situations I’ve been the one who had to step in and smooth things over—it never even occurs to them to apologize.
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngHonestly, I’m getting tired of cleaning up after them. I feel like I’m constantly having to apologize on their behalf. What do I do?

Fed Up
Dear Fed Up,
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngif you haven’t done so already, you may want to try sitting your friend down and having a straightforward conversation with them about their actions and their impact on yourself and others. If your friend is simply being thoughtless, this should hopefully serve as a wake-up call.
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngIf it turns out your friend simply doesn’t care about their impact on others, you should reevaluate your friendship with them. At minimum, you should stop trying to fix the problems they are causing and let them handle the fallout. If I were you, I would strongly reconsider if I even wanted to be friends any longer.

Baran
___________________________________________________________

THE NOT-CAT THAT KNOWS EVERYTHING
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngThe village has been overtaken by a sort of frenetic energy as preparations for our first festival continue, but I find myself mostly sitting and pondering on love. Not my own love life, of course—I do not think that is in the cards for me!
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngI think it is A—r and L—n’s relationship that has made my thoughts turn in this direction. While by all accounts they are well-matched and their children are darling, the speed at which they progressed from mere acquaintances to partners with children was—quite frankly—astonishing.
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngOr perhaps it is the curious case of A—s that has me dwelling on these things? For all summer his attentions were received quite warmly by S—a, and to all appearances they seemed quite genuine. And yet a few days ago, without a word to anyone, he gathered his belongings and removed himself from the village. I would dearly love to know why he left, but I suppose the answer is out of our reach now…
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngWith that, my dear readers, I will bid you adieu. I expect I will be seeing many of you at the upcoming festival—I will be keeping my ear to the ground for any interesting conversations while there.
— A Mysterious Not-Cat

A black-and-white picture of a fluffy not-cat looking directly at the camera.
RESIDENT SPOTLIGHT

Every issue, I, Sunniva, will be
conducting an interview with a
fellow resident of our village!
This issue’s guest is Siorus!

Hi there! Please introduce
yourself to our readers!

Good morning. My name is
Siorus. I recently moved
here from another village.
Before that, I spent the
first year after my arrival on
Not-Earth studying in
Gardenhome.
Wow, it sounds like you’ve
moved around a lot. What
did you study?

Not-Earth history. There are
so many things we just don’t
know yet—a year wasn’t long
enough! But the hustle and
bustle of Gardenhome was
not to my liking.
I see! So you came here for
some peace and quiet.

Yes… and for those ruins just
north of here. They look quite
promising! I’m trying to
convince the mayor we
should start an excavation
there in the spring.
Hopefully you’ll get the go-
ahead and we’ll be
reporting on some cool
findings next year! Thanks
for speaking with me!

________________________________


CLASSIFIEDS
Roof Inspection & Repair:
Get it done before the snow
comes! Contact Aulis.
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mori

everhome

(she/they)

account age 7/9

Mar 23, 2023 9:31:59
THIS eyes What a great idea and execution cryinghug
teacup3
> then blue lights all around!
pce+7 • ping when replying!
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Typhlosion

Snowdrop Glade

(she/her)

account age 7/9

Apr 16, 2023 23:54:39
THE SNOWDROP CHRONICLE
WINTER 1, YEAR 7 — VOLUME 4
A black-and-white photo of several cats gathered around a campfire. They are all bundled up in hats and scarves.
A group of hunters gathered around a campfire.

WINTER IS HERE
https://i.imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngWinter has finally come to Snowdrop Glade! This will be the first winter on Not-Earth for many residents, so for most of the village, anticipation is high.
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.png“I am so excited, I love winter,” exclaims Ciara, a local artist, when asked for her feelings on the upcoming season. “This will actually be my second winter on Not-Earth, but of course I was living in a different village last year. My previous village was further south, so I’m excited to see how different this winter will be.”
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngThere are, however, a few residents with more mixed feelings on the upcoming season.
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.png“Honestly? I hate snow.” says Aeron, the village’s current mail carrier. “The rest of winter is fine or whatever, but snow? Bane of my existence. Do you know hard it makes mail delivery?”
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngWhether you’re dreading the upcoming weeks or looking forward to them, we at The Snowdrop Chronicle have a few recommendations we’d like to pass along.
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngGet outside! Winter lasts a long time, and it’ll feel longer if you’re cooped up inside all day away from the wind. Try your paw at ice fishing, have a snowball fight with your friends, have a cup of tea with your neighbors—do something that gets you outside and having fun!
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngStay warm! Your fur might not be enough on the coldest days. Bundle up! And make sure to protect your ears—they’re delicate!
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngStay safe! For all its beauty, winter can be a dangerous time as well. Always test the ice before you go out on it. And if you get wet, get inside and get dry immediately. The cold can be deadly.
— Written by Caderyn
___________________________________________________________

ANNOUNCEMENTS
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngWe have no announcements at this time, but as always, our staff would like to give a warm welcome to all not-cats who have chosen to make their home in our village over the last several weeks.

WEATHER
Expect a mild start to winter.
Sunny days will help keep
away the winter chill!

________________________________

UPCOMING
Ice Skating Lessons • On
the morning of the 15th at
the large pond north of the
village. Skates available to
borrow.
Ice Fishing Tournament •
At the pond west of the
village. Starts midafternoon
on the 20th.

________________________________

A black-and-white ad for Gardenhome City.
________________________________

Questions? Suggestions?
Feedback?
Swing by our
our office, located on the
2nd floor of the lodge, to
chat! Business hours vary.


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THE SNOWDROP CHRONICLE
WINTER 1, YEAR 7 — VOLUME 4
DEAR BARAN
Dear Baran,
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngOne of my children has an imaginary(?) friend. I didn’t think anything of it at first. (I had one around their age as well!) But my child has been talking about it more and more often, and recently it’s gotten alarming.
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngFirst it was little things like asking for an extra cup of tea or a spare ribbon to give to their friend. I never did see the cups or the ribbon again, but I just figured they were lost around the house somewhere. (You know how it is with children!) But recently they were playing with a toy I know I’ve never seen before, and when I asked where they got it they said their friend left it on the windowsill for them.
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngSince then I have been so worried. I know Not-Earth is much safer than Earth was, but I don’t like not knowing who or what is out there! I’ve asked the neighbors and my other children if they’ve seen anything unusual, and no one has. I stayed up all night to see if anyone is coming by the house, and saw nothing. What do I do?

Haunted???
Dear Haunted,
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngIt does sound like there may be more than just an "imaginary" friend. I would not panic though; our part of Not-Earth is rather safe, and we have Nestor looking out for us. You might consider going directly to Nestor and asking what they know. You could also try reaching out to Gardenhome University; one of the researchers or professors might have an answer.
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngIn the meantime, keep your eyes and ears open, and ask your neighbors to do the same. It doesn’t sound like your child’s “friend” means any harm, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Baran
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THE NOT-CAT THAT KNOWS EVERYTHING
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngI must say I am quite pleased that the bustle of autumn has finally come to an end. In recent weeks I frequently found myself yearning for the silence and stillness of snowy winter evenings.
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngOur recent festival, while certainly enjoyable, was full of the sort of foolishness that many a young not-cat like to engage in. S—i and C—n imbibed far too much of the watermeowlon punch during the opening festivities, and I fear my hearing will never truly recover from their singing. And I am quite certain I was not alone in noticing that B—h spent the entirety of both feasts sighing and gazing at N—h. It seems to me that a frank conversation between the two would likely end her despondency, for was N—h not also sneaking glances at her every time her back was turned?
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngNow that the festival has passed us, I find myself putting my attention towards other matters. Namely—the inn. Construction was supposed to begin this summer, and yet autumn is drawing to a close without any progress having been made. In all fairness, I must acknowledge that A—s has been quite busy these last few weeks, assisting the less dexterous of our village with maintenance and repairs. But this does not justify the lack of activity throughout the summer and early autumn! I do believe that an explanation is in order.
— A Mysterious Not-Cat

A black-and-white picture of a not-cat in a hat and scarf looking directly at the camera.
RESIDENT SPOTLIGHT

Every issue, I, Sunniva, will be
conducting an interview with a
fellow resident of our village!
This issue’s guest is Rianne!

Hello! Would you introduce
yourself to our readers?

Hello all! My name’s Rianne. I
imagine I’m familiar to most
of you, but for those who
don’t know me, I’m the village
blacksmith.
What sort of stuff do you
work on?

It seems like I spend most of
my time making nails. There’s
been a lot of construction
going on the village, after all.
But I did recently get a jewelry
order. Sometimes it’s nice to
do something different.
Working with iron is definitely
my favorite though… jewelry
can be finicky.
What’s your favorite thing
to do when not smithing?

I love poking around the
mines… And reading! The
library’s gotten in some great
books on metalworking for
me.
Well, thanks for taking
the time to speak with me
today, Rianne! See you
around!

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Wanted: Canning jars. Will pay in jam. Contact Alizée.
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Typhlosion

Snowdrop Glade

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May 11, 2023 23:56:16
THE SNOWDROP CHRONICLE
WINTER 26, YEAR 7 — VOLUME 5
A black-and-white, totally normal, photo of two kittens on a bench and a third walking towards them. They are all bundled up in hats and scarves.
Outside the library on a cold, foggy day—apparently the perfect weather for ghosts.

FOLLOWING UP ON OUR LAST ISSUE
https://i.imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngSome of our readers might remember last issue’s “Ask Baran”, in which Baran was asked to weigh in on a kitten’s not-so-imaginary friend. Based off of the letters to the editor received since that issue ran, not everyone agreed with Baran’s advice to not panic.
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngSo we decided an investigation of our own was in order.
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngWe reached out to a former resident of Snowdrop Village currently studying the aspects at Gardenhome University, who put us in touch with one of their professors.
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.png“We are familiar with the phenomenon mentioned in your letter,” the professor wrote in response to our inquiry. “There do appear to be some sort of spirits living in Nestor’s Wood. As far as our researchers can tell, they are not ghosts—at least, not not-cat ghosts—and they are perfectly harmless. They seem to like foggy, cool days, which is why this one might have decided to make its presence known to your village now.”
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngAs for the toy the letter writer mentioned? Well, it turns out that these spirits are a generous sort. “We have seen them leave behind little trinkets and sometimes even coins. Again, as far as we can tell, these gifts are perfectly harmless. No signs of hauntings or ancient curses.”
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngSo there you have it, folks! We’re not alone in the woods after all… but it sounds like that might not be a bad thing.
— Written by Caderyn
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngA warm welcome from our staff to all not-cats who have chosen to make their home in our village over the last several weeks! Additionally, we would like to share the following announcements:
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngOur very own mayor and their wife have welcomed two kittens into the world. Congratulations to Arianwen and Ciara!


WEATHER
Several more days of bitter
cold and wind are expected.
No major precipitation is in
the forecast for at least the
next week.

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UPCOMING
Spring Festival Planning
Meeting •
The mayor would
like to invite everyone to a
planning for a potential
spring festival! First meeting
on the 30th at noon. Further
meeting times to be
determined; keep an eye on
the village bulletin board.
Snowball War • Village-wide
snowball fight starting just
before noon on the 35th. See
Berith for team sign-ups.

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THE SNOWDROP CHRONICLE
WINTER 26, YEAR 7 — VOLUME 5
DEAR BARAN
Dear Baran,
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngThere is one village rule that is seriously annoying me!!! I think it needs to go and the mayor should be recalled for implementing it, but no one seems to agree with me. Most of my friends think it’s not a big deal and I should stop ”bothering” them about it. And my arch-nemesis has started patting me on the head and telling me to “calm down” in a very condescending voice every time I bring it up. What do I do???

Very Upset!!!
Dear Very Upset,
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngFirst, you should change your approach. Browbeating your friends is not going to get the rule amended or removed (I am very curious to know which rule is so upsetting, by the way.) Instead, make a well-reasoned and/or very loud appeal to those who actually have the power to change the rule.
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngSecondly, I am not a big fan of being told to calm down when I am upset… It generally has the opposite effect. My partner recommends that you bite your “arch-nemesis” next time, and I might actually agree.

Baran
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THE NOT-CAT THAT KNOWS EVERYTHING
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngI find that I do not have much to share at the present, for it has been intolerably cold recently, and I have not been inclined to trudge through the snow to converse with my neighbors—and they quite clearly have felt the same disinclination to come visit with me. Our recent weather is the kind best appreciated from the warmth and safety of one’s own home, with a window and a sturdy door between oneself and the wind.
https://imgur.com/ZBlTcF3.pngI frequently return to the concerns I raised in the previous issue. I wonder if the lack of progress, or news of any sort, on the inn is due to the candidates for innkeeper. A—l is still quite young, with all the impetuousness of youth, and I fear she lacks the necessary dedication to serve in the role. D—h spends more hours away from the village than in it; I am perplexed that he is taken seriously as a candidate for innkeeper, especially when he has shown no preference for the role. And A—n would likely prove as unsatisfactory as an innkeeper as they are a mail carrier; I am more suitable for the role than they are.
— A Mysterious Not-Cat

A black-and-white picture of a not-cat in a hat and scarf looking directly at the camera.
RESIDENT SPOTLIGHT

Every issue, I, Sunniva, will be
conducting an interview with a
fellow resident of our village!
This issue’s guest is Bryn!

Hi there! Can you introduce
yourself to our readers?

Hello there! I’m Bryn. I’ve
been away from the village
for a little while traveling,
but I thought I should drop
by to spend some time with
my moms and little siblings
and then got snagged for this
interview!
I’m sure they were all very
excited to see you again!
Did you have some cool
stories for them?

Oh yeah! They especially liked
hearing about Crescent Lake;
my siblings have never seen it
before.
What’s been your favorite
part of your travels?

I’ve gotten to see what life’s
like outside Snowdrop Village
and I’ve had tons of time to
think about what I want to do
with my life. It’s been super
useful—I’m kinda thinking
everyone born in the village
should spend at least a little
time traveling before they
settle down.
You might be right, Bryn.
Well, thanks for your time!

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Glittering Cascade

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