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As some of you may know (or not? I don’t know how much I mentioned it here). I got a streaming Japanese 3DS recently. I haven’t streamed much because I’ve suddenly gotten shy and I’ve always been insecure about my translation abilities. But I’ve streamed a couple times so far and lived to tell the tale! (Mostly because no one was watching :P). Today I streamed KumaTomo (bear friend), an adorable game that I picked up a few days ago.


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If you’re interested, follow me on twitch, give me some feedback, or say “hey, I’d like to see suchandsuch game”, because I might have it. I’m very new to streaming and welcome constructive criticism.

Animal Crossing New Leaf US: Misshapen Pancake

I’ve been surviving the summer heat by wearing sleeveless dresses, a wide-brimmed hat, and visiting Quantico which i haven’t played since…April…so it’s still April there. Ahhhh a bit nippy.

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My residents tell me different ways they beat the heat. I’m surprised Aurora isn’t just diving in the ponds, but she cools off a little differently.

Personally, one of the few foods I truly dislike are watermelon. The texture bothers me.

Personally, one of the few foods I truly dislike are watermelon. The texture bothers me.

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Tia gave me a shirt to beat the heat, but…

Either she's advertising herself or she skinned a relative...

Either she’s advertising herself or she skinned a relative…

We’ve had a lot of short showers followed by gorgeous rainbows. This one makes it almost look like I like Elvis and his house:

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The fireworks festivals start up this Sunday. I’m thinking of opening, but being on the west coast (GMT -8) I don’t think many people will be awake to come see them. Hanabi means fireworks in Japanese, and Hanabi’s town flag is fireworks, so I’m excited about them. Maybe this year I’ll have to try and come up with some custom fireworks for the display.

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Today was Grizzly’s birthday. I bought a tan puffy vest for him and brought it to his house. Who had arrived before me? Elvis of course.

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Grizzly was none too subtle about receiving his birthday gift. That’s ok, he can be pushy on his birthday.

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I handed him his gift and he tore the wrapping off.

What do you mean *finally*? You've lived here for like a month.

What do you mean *finally*? You’ve lived here for like a month.

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I wondered if he’d put it on (you know, since Elvis refuses to wear the shirt I gave him) but he changed then and there and danced around sweating in his puffy vest looking half-silly and half-awesome.

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You. JUST had one. Greedy lion.

You. JUST had one. Greedy lion.

After the party I talked to all the birthday-boycotting villagers and Flurry dropped a bomb:

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This was news to me, because when I talked to Octavian not five minutes earlier all he would talk about is pancakes. Senile octopus.

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I did what any mayor who’s recently lost not 1 (Pashmina) but 2 (Drago) beloved villagers would do, I ran around catching bugs for 10 or 15 minutes.

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Finally on one of my passes looking for Cicadas Octavian stopped me:

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I told him in no uncertain terms that he was not leaving (at least not until or unless I get rid of Grizzly, Aurora, or Elvis). And that’s what’s new in Hanabi on this last day of July.

P.S. I received a US copy of Animal Crossing from Nintendo. Thanks, Nintendo!

ACNL Cutie Pirate Dress QR Code

The August 2014 issue of ぴこぷり contains a slew of adorable designs. The first one I decided to share is an alternate pirate costume. I thought it was perfect for my little pirate Locke. Enjoy!

Since I only have one Pirate Hat the poor mannequin in the background  has to wear a police cap.

Since I only have one Pirate Hat the poor mannequin in the background has to wear a police cap.

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Animal Crossing New Leaf US: Cool-Kid Party

I’m still in complaining mode which translates to: blog—plus Kokuto is at a Mötley Crüe concert and I’m bored, so here I go again!

I was at the dentist today getting fillings. It's like even the Nooklings want to fill me with fear.

I was at the dentist today getting fillings. It’s like even the Nooklings want to fill me with fear.

If you don’t follow me on twitter or Miiverse you may not have seen that when I checked my mail yesterday I found a letter from Elvis announcing his birthday TODAY

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This of course sent me into fits. He moved in, obliterated my path, revealed my secret hideaway,and then as icing on the cake demanded a birthday present. Who does that?? The king of course.

But after turning from purple back to my normal sickly pale, since I can’t seem to tan this year, I decided to rise above and get Elvis a birthday present. I thought about giving him one of the extra crowns I bought to get me the gold Famous Buyer badge, but decided I didn’t have to rise that high above, so after thinking for a while I decided to buy him a new royal shirt. A king in a polka dot shirt is just not a king.

Yesterday I stopped by Elvis’ house to see how he’d unpacked and I was shocked to find that we already have a traitor in our midst befriending him. It should surprise no one to find that it was Soleil hanging out with him. She’s probably trying to recruit Elvis to eat Flurry.

At least he does still have his thrones.

At least he does still have his thrones.

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Only since I showed up buddy—a cool kid party of 1.

Only since I showed up buddy—a cool kid party of 1.

I told you the jury was still out on my path reimagining? Well, here’s what I’ve got with one minor change: Next to Elvis’ house two spaces left I planted a money tree. I don’t know if it will grow, but I thought it was fitting and the area needed something.

He's kind of a blip in the path

He’s kind of a blip in the path

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Happy Birthday Elvis!

Today I wrapped up Elvis’ present and took it over to his house. Grizzly was celebrating with him. I found that fitting. Hanabi’s two newest residents bonding over pissing the mayor off.
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I see you manage to look surprised after practically demanding one in your letter.

I see you manage to look surprised after practically demanding one in your letter.

You could at least put it on. That polka dot thing is so wrong.

You could at least put it on. That polka dot thing is so wrong.

Put. It. Onnnnnnn!!!!

Put. It. Onnnnnnn!!!!

Oh how can I be mad at a blushing lion.

Oh how can I be mad at a blushing lion.

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It was what he said next that gave me pause.
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Yeah, yeah, not that kindhearted stuff. I’m not buying it. He’s a Leo. I’m a Leo. We’re both bossy, overbearing and used to being in charge. It all makes sense now! My not liking him has nothing to do with his Wizard of Oz appearance.

I’ll tell you a secret. I’m pretty much over my three newest residents showing up out of the blue. It gives me something to do. I want all of their pictures, so it makes me want to play every day and bend over backwards for them and even though I really don’t like where his house is, part of the fun of a town is changing it up every now and then. His unfortunate landing presented an aesthetic challenge for me.

Of course I cringe now every time I see an orange tent pop up since I have no vacancies. Fortunately I didn’t need to worry today. I’m not interested in Big Top.

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I could have had a vacancy though. Aurora asked to move. I’ll happily let her go after she gives me her picture, but I don’t have one yet, so she’s stuck in Hanabi until she coughs one up.

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P.S. I received a US copy of Animal Crossing New Leaf from Nintendo. Thanks, Nintendo!