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Fridge Brilliance

  • During the first year of the game, Madame Eda has wilted crops in her field and did not remove or replace them. This seems strange until Madame Eda fell ill the first day of Winter and died. Remember Marian saying it was amazing she held on until then? She was sick. Not just on Winter 1, not just all throughout Fall, but the whole year. (If you check her wilted crops after she gives the farm to you, they're turnips - spring crops.) Those crops wilted either because she couldn't care for them or because the season changed. Either way, she never bothered to replace them because she was too sick and doing so might've been too strenuous for her.
    • Actually, the turnips she has you plant there in the beginning of the year, during the tutorial, stay there. They're yours to water, fertilize, and harvest. So most likely, the player just forgot to water those turnips and they wilted, leaving them to forget about them till winter.
      • The first poster is actually correct (And not just the turnips). Over the course of the first year, poor Eda first starts complaining about her ill health and pain. Then she stops taking part in any rival events. Then she stops taking part in festivals. Then she stops going into town altogether. Then she stops leaving her house, period, and if you visit the farm all her crops are dead and the livestock are all unfed. This happens over the course of that first year, when many players are too busy running around to notice, but if you do, then... it all hits you like a sack of bricks as to why it's happening. And then the ungrateful town just demolishes her house into an empty field and never talks about her ever again.
      • The first poster is actually incorrect about the turnips. They are yours to water and harvest. Not Eda's. Eda has you plant and water them when she teaches you about growing crops. You essentially get free turnips as a result of the tutorial. The turnips not being watered are not a sign of Eda's health declining - they were always yours to begin with. Why else on Earth would you be allowed to water and harvest them? Please pay attention.
      • The blue fenced plot of land by Eda's farm is for you to use freely, essentially giving you four more tiles to work with if you somehow filled up your farm before she bequeaths her farm to you. It's a subtle hint that your farm will get bigger at one point in the game.
  • Fritz always seems to be absolutely destitute, but there's no clear reason given as to why. However, in one episode of Oak Tree Times, Mistel relates the story of how Fritz once came into the shop, insisted on helping him clean, and ended up accidentally destroying a lot of valuable merchandise because he hit his head and became dizzy. Mistel said that after escorting the hapless Fritz to the clinic, he would be sending him an invoice for everything he ruined. One can't help but wonder if Fritz's perpetual poverty is caused by the fact that he's still trying to pay for all those antiques - any money he brings in must go straight to Mistel!
    • Borders on Fridge Horror for the same reasons.
  • Elise comes off as a rich snob, but she doesn't take part in the yearly fireworks festivals, and doesn't seem to have any friends. She might be socially awkward due to years of only interacting with her servants, and is also the hardest to court. So she must have difficulty getting close to others.
    • It's heavily implied that her father is extremely neglectful towards her in favor of her older sister, so that's likely another part of why it's hard for her to deal with others.

Fridge Horror

  • Otmar's terrible memory is funny for the most part, but it takes on a different light when you consider that he and Eda were very good friends - but after her funeral, he never mentions her again. Neither does almost anyone else, granted, but one has to wonder... is it age-related dementia beginning to set in? Has he forgotten her?
  • Another one regarding Eda's death. She talks about her family, and how she and her husband raised their grandson for a number of years because he didn't want to move to the city with the rest of the family. Yet she bequeaths the farm to you, whom she's only known for a matter of weeks, rather than to any of her children or grandchildren. Not only that, but no one in her family shows up for the funeral or seems to be at all aware that she has died. Where are these people? Has something happened to them? Or have they simply abandoned their mother/grandmother?

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