State of the Union

When I come back from vacation it’s always difficult to get back into the swing of daily life. I’m behind in all my studies. Behind in blogging (even though I did so well while I was away!) I’m even behind in both games of Animal Crossing.

I just need to finish Easter in Hanabi. I’ve already cataloged the set with Vella and don’t really have much motivation to go through the rigamarole. I started the Easter festivities, but that was also the day of the Sakura Festival in San Francisco so I was gone for most of the day. Shouldn’t take too long to get caught up after I decide whether or not I want to get the rest of the egg set.

I’m much more behind in Kasen. I’m only on 4/13. There are a couple reasons for this. The first is that I’m kinda losing motivation to play both ACNL games every day just to make sure no one’s leaving. Heck, I’ve played for over 500 days in Kasen. That’s a long time. But another reason is I haven’t been playing my JP 3DS much because last Wednesday I had a scare. I was at a coffee shop playing Animal Crossing and the screen went black. I was kind of talking and playing and so I thought that I had exited Re-Tail and it was just taking a long time loading the next screen, but then the screen came back on and I was still in there talking to Reese. Hmmm. So I saved and decided to play a little Trozei. And then the screen did the same thing. Just went black. Kind of like it was in sleep mode. I freaked out and turned the system off. On the way home I looked at Nintendo support (in Japanese) to see if it said anything about my issue and from what I gleaned it said to turn the system off. Hooray! I did that. And so far the system has acted normally, but I haven’t played it much since then. I downloaded the add on to Style Savvy and played that (very gingerly) for a little while. It seemed fine. I’ve played another day of Animal Crossing—that actually was the same day. Doh! No problems. But I’m terrified that it’s a wiring problem and the screen is shorting or something (I keep my beloved Charizard 3DS in a case when not in use and it’s never been dropped or anything). I’m sure I could figure out the forms to send my 3DS to Japan for support, but I don’t even know if they would allow that since I’m in the US and all. So, out of fear I’ve barely been playing any Japanese games.

I keep meaning to play and blog about Tomodachi Collection Life because there’s such a buzz about it right now since the Nintendo Direct, but—scare! Hopefully I can get up the nerve to play it and work blogging about it into the rotation.

I haven’t played Harvest Moon because—scare! but I have to get over that because I ordered it for my husband because he says it looks more interesting than previous version and that he might play it. His copy should arrive Friday along with the guide for it and I’ll probably start the game over and try and blog about it this time around.

I downloaded Theatrhythm Curtain Call today without incident and haven’t played it yet. MUST PLAY. Must get over fear that JP 3DS will self-destruct or crumble in hands.

Since I haven’t been touching my JP 3DS all week I’ve hurled myself into Disney Magical World (Thanks, Nintendo!) with a vengeance. I just haven’t blogged about it. Today I got my 95th sticker! All my sticker achievements are up on Miiverse however. I kind of want to make a cheesy list with all the stickers in order though I think I’m missing screenshots for a couple. And the first few I started taking are hideous because I took them with the camera.

I’m working on a post about the Magic Dungeon. I use the Japanese wiki to figure out what you can get from the dungeon and I wanted to make an English translation of it. The problem is that I’ve gone through the dungeon several times to verify items and I keep getting more/different/weird items on different runs. Every once in a while a section that the Japanese site doesn’t list as able to get seeds from spits out a bunch of seeds instead of the “boxes” you can supposedly get there and I don’t know if I’ve gotten all of the seeds. On the final room sometimes there’s no enemies and you just get to open a bunch of chests. Do I list the items I get there? How do I know I’ve gotten everything? So, it’s a work in progress. I’m leaning toward just translating the JP table, slapping a link to the wiki for credit and just putting that up. Or I can put up my list that’s getting longer and longer and implore my readers to submit anything else they get that I might not have (except that I still don’t know if comments are working since I turned JetPack back on)…

I also downloaded Rune Factory 4 because, reasons. I think I own every handheld Rune Factory game. Thing is I never play them much. I don’t know why I decided I’d play 4. But I have. And even though I’m only up to Spring 9 or so I’m enjoying it—after turning off sound effects. Who thought it was a good idea for the dialog box to make noise every time you push a button???

So, that’s kind of what’s going on in my gaming world in a nutshell. Hopefully I’ll get back on track and get something up about the magic dungeon in the next day or two. Also thinking about a “how to get a secret wand post”, but I don’t have one on my US game yet. Hoping I didn’t just luck into the one on my JP game.

If you’ve read this far, Thank you! ♥

Disney Magical World: Birthstone Bubbles

Sticker #87

Sticker #87


I finally got all of the birthstone bubbles in Disney Magical World, but not without a bit of investigation. I was missing one for the longest time, but I didn’t know exactly which one or where to get it. Turns out it was the Sapphire bubbles. Now if only I could catch a really really big fish my fishing stickers would be complete!

Here is a list of all of the birthstone bubbles and where to get them. Happy Fishing!

Month Birthstone Bubble Location
January Garnet Bubbles Aladdin’s World (Well-made Rod)
February Amethyst Bubbles Cinderella’s World (Proper Rod)
March Aquamarine Bubbles Alice’s World (Well-made Rod)
April Diamond Bubbles Cinderella’s World
May Emerald Bubbles Alice’s World
June Pearl Bubbles 100 Acre Wood
July Ruby Bubbles Aladdin’s World
August Peridot Bubbles 100 Acre Wood (Well-made Rod)
September Sapphire Bubbles Cinderella’s World (Well-made Rod)
October Opal Bubbles Alice’s World (Proper Rod)
November Topaz Bubbles Aladdin’s World (Proper Rod)
December Turquoise Bubbles 100 Acre Wood (Proper Rod)

The locations without a rod denoted can be obtained using the beginning rod. All other require that rod or higher.

P.S. I received a US copy of Disney Magical World from Nintendo. Thanks, Nintendo!

Disney Magical World: Growing Hybrids

legendarysunflowerDid you know that some plants yield hybrid seeds in Disney Magical World? It’s not quite like in Animal Crossing where you have to put different plants next to each other to get different colors. In Disney Magical World certain plants can yield seeds for different plants. There’s no trick to it, it’s just a matter of luck. So if you can’t find an ingredient you’re looking for, maybe you have to grow it.

Hybrid Producing Plants

  • Creamy Chestnut Seed → Xtra-Creamy Chestnut Seed
  • Yellow Citrus Seed → Orange Citrus Seed
  • Barley Seed → Premium Barley Seed*
  • Butterynut Seed → Golden Butterynut Seed
  • Grace Lily Seed → Moonbeam Lily Seed
  • White Cocoaberry Seed → Mixed Cocoaberry Seed
  • Milkberry Seed → Crown Milkberry Seed → Royal Milkberry Seed
  • Sweetberry Seed → Premium Sweetberry Seed
  • Four-Leaf Clover Seed → Colorful Clover Seed*
  • Honey Carrot Seed → Spooky Carrot Seed
  • Big Turnip Seed → Mysterious Golden Seed*
  • Ruby Red Rose Seed → Bright White Rose Seed → Jet-Black Rose Seed → Royal Rose Seed* → Mysterious Flower Seed*

*Names may be incorrect. Translated from the Japanese game. Will change when I actually get them in my English game.

P.S. I received a US copy of Disney Magical World from Nintendo. Thanks, Nintendo!

Disney Magical World: 52 Stickers

The last few days have been crazy, seeing the release of the game and miiverse coming online for it. If you want to see what I’m up to on miiverse you can follow my US account: VellaNouri. I’m not quite sure what to post as a spoiler in the game because you can easily look at the stickers and see what you need to do to get them (for most of them), so I hope I’m not spoiling much for people.

I’ve got 2 1/2 days to account for so, bear with me.

Thursday Night’s Activities

Most of this happened before Miiverse went live, so picture quality…sucks. I never claimed to be good at manual screenshots.

Evening Favors

  • Resident 1
    give 2 Polka Dot Tulip ・ receive 1 Pink Ribbon Tape
  • Dale
    give 3 Beefy Acorns ・ receive 3 Buttery Nut Seeds
  • Resident 2
    give 1 Dewdrop Iris ・ receive 2 Premium Sweetberry Seeds
  • Pluto
    give 1 Bony Crystal ・ receive 1 Pink Ribbon Tape
  • Resident 3
    give 2 Poppin’ Corn ・ receive 1 Quest Oar

After giving Dale his favorite snack (I think he may be related to Barold) he wanted to take a picture with me.

I haz sparkly eyez

I haz sparkly eyez

After taking the photo…

I got a sticker!

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I usually let my favors dictate how I play the game, but the only one I really had to work for was the Dewdrop Iris.

It turns out that 42 stickers unlocked a chest in Miss Teri’s shop (you know, the sparkles lady). I somehow missed this on my Japanese game. I mean, I unlocked it, but I must have not understood it and thus never utilized it—at 42 stickers you unlock luck charms. So you can influence how powerful you are during quests, fishing, gathering, all sorts of useful things. Wish I had known…

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After that I got a few stickers by accident (like you do). I needed to create a card outfit to progress further in Alice’s world. I made it and tried it on:

I really don't think this is a good look for me

I really don’t think this is a good look for me

I got 2 stickers!

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Then I checked in on my café. I feel like I have too much stuff to remember to do: Did I check the café? Did I check the field? What about the shops? Ahhhhhhhh! Ahem. In order to level up the café I needed to make a trendy dish. Easy Peasy. I did and went from Level 8 to Level 9 Veteran. The next café request was to make a rare dish. So after my current selection sells out…rare dish time!

I did a few episodes in Alice’s World and then remember to check on my crops. and—

I got a sticker!

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I unlocked a more furniture to craft. Not that I have money to make it…

Right about this time the game released. DLC came online. I caved and bought it all even though I already have it on my JP game…I leveled up my café, with a rare dish and called it a night.

Friday’s Adventure

The game was out and I was loving saving pictures to miiverse instead of trying to take pictures with my phone that didn’t suck (not possible).

Morning Favors

  • Minnie Mouse
    give 1 Rosy Bubbles ・ receive 3 Pink Ribbon Tape
  • Resident 1
    give 1 Exotic Coffee ・ receive 3 Crown Milkberry Seeds
  • Donald Duck
    give 3 Amethyst Bubbles ・ receive 1 Well-Made Rod Recipe
  • Dale
    give 3 Beefy Acorn ・ receive 3 Buttery Nut Seeds
  • Resident 2
    give 3 Soap Bubbles ・ receive 2 Snow Crystals

Today I was overjoyed that I had a favor from Donald that would earn me a new fishing rod.
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I was up to his challenge. It took me a while of fishing in Cinderella’s world before I got him the 3 amethyst bubbles he required, but I finally did it. I got the recipe, turned it in to Chip and Dale and realized something very bad. I couldn’t make it. I needed the superstar belt. You may remember the superstar belt as a reward from Mickey over the last few days for favors I was too lazy to complete. Nooooooo!

Well-Made Rod ingredients

Well-Made Rod ingredients

I figured Mickey would show up in the evening with a favor and I could make the rod. I’m still waiting for him to need a favor. Please. Please need a favor Mickey!

So I did what any Café owner in Castleton would do. I decided to spend my time working on my café and not let the heartbreak of not being able to craft a new fishing rod affect me. The next request to level up my café was to have a Winnie the Pooh party. Surely that would make me feel better.

Little known fact: Carrot cake is my favorite. When I was little I had to have 2 cakes at my birthday party because none of my friends would eat it.

Little known fact: Carrot cake is my favorite. When I was little I had to have 2 cakes at my birthday party because none of my friends would eat it.

Only Pooh showed up to the party.

Only Pooh showed up to the party.

After the party I checked to see what the next café request was: “Create at least 10 different snacks.” After a quick count I realized if I made a new snack this time it would be my tenth. So I did and leveled my café from 11 to 12. I checked the next request: “I want the helper to match what I’m wearing.” I had the manager in the cool Winnie the Pooh outfit (leftover from the Pooh party) so I scampered off to see if I could make another of the same outfit. I could! And did. I tried the outfit on before giving it to the employee (that’s not weird, right?) and…

I got a Sticker!

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#46

The café leveled from level 12 Esteemed to level 13 Esteemed. And here I’m stuck.

My next key request is to “invite either Snow White or the Dwarfs to a Snow White-themed party with a café combo of at least 2!” The problem is all of the Snow White items require things I don’t have—most of which have to be received from favors. I know I can get them once I unlock the secret dungeon (the one the guard is standing in front of that requires 60 stickers) but that’s going to be a while. So, my café leveling is at a standstill.

Evening Favors

  • Resident 1
    give 1 Pearl Bubbles ・ receive 1 UFO Remnants
  • Resident 2
    give 1 Caravan Cloth ・ receive 1 Handkerchief of Bravery
  • Resident 3
    give 3 Pearl Bubbles ・ receive 1 Colorful Egg: Jagged (Easter Item)
  • Genie
    give 1 Traveler’s Cloth ・ receive 1 Arabian Hat Yellow
  • Scrooge McDuck
    give 1 Sapphire Bubbles ・ receive 1 Cloudpuff Plate

I had to fish for more Pearl Bubbles which wasn’t a problem, but upon further investigation I realized the Sapphire Bubbles required the Well-made rod that I can’t make and that the game was trolling me.

I’ve been ignoring Agrabah a bit. I haven’t needed much from there. It’s probably my least favorite area. I’m not even sure if I’ve seen Aladdin so I don’t have much attachment to it. Maybe I should watch the movie and I’ll like it better? I went over and did a couple quests. I fished out a new fish there and:

I got a Sticker!

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#47

Despite the fact that I can’t level my café up for a little while I’m not ignoring it. It generates money for me, so I have been making as much new and trendy food as I can and I was rewarded with:

I got 2 Stickers!

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I spent the rest of the evening in the 100 Acre Wood aka “my happy place” where I played two rounds of hide and seek, gardened, made a few pieces of furniture and got Eeyore his favorite food. Of course just doing this earned me a few stickers.

#50

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#51

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The last sticker of the night I got because I went and made a bunch of honey pots to put on tables in my café. Ta da!

#52

#52

I was going to write about today’s adventures too, but we’ll leave those for tomorrow. I have things to get for Mickey, though sadly he’s not offering the superstar belt as a reward.

P.S. I received a US copy of Disney Magical World from Nintendo. Thanks, Nintendo!

ACNL JP Kasen updated + Bunny Dress QR Code

I spent the morning gussying Kasen up for visitors. Sadly I don’t have many pink trees (um town tree +1 money tree. I suck!) but the petals are flying, there are cutout boards and my townies are mostly dressed up as bunnies. Easter is right around the corner.

Kasen’s dream address: 3700-0166-7543

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Here is the QR Code for Yumi’s bunny dress. It should come as no surprise that this is not made by me, but comes form the April 2014 issue of Pikopuri magazine. Minori is wearing a Zipper T. Bunny dress which you can get from Wendell. I may post that code at a later date.

Front of the bunny dress

Front of the bunny dress

cotton tail

cotton tail

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And we have a new resident as of today. Ken the smug chicken. I really don’t know why I asked him to move in. It was late.
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