Pikopuri Animal Crossing New Leaf Playing Cards

Every other month Pikopuri delights me with its whimsical design book, from which I painstakingly copy most all of the QR codes that I post. But Pikopuri doesn’t just come with the design book. It usually includes other goodies. It’s come with a secret diary and pencils and a pencil case among other things.

August/September 2014 issue’s delight is a set of playing cards drawn by the artist who does their four panel comics, 霜風るみ. I didn’t even want to take the plastic off, but I had to just to look at them. Here’s a peek.

The playing card box

The playing card box

The back of the deck

The back of the deck

Still bound: First card is Brewster on the Ace of...Leaves??

Still bound: First card is Brewster on the Ace of…Leaves??

The entire set spread across my crappy table

The entire set spread across my crappy table

A--4 closeup

A–4 closeup

3-7 closeup

3-7 closeup

6-10 closeup

6-10 closeup

face cards

face cards

Bunnie!

Bunnie/リリアンちゃん!

Though Julian didn’t make the cut, Bunnie, Marshal, Tia and others make it almost ok.

Want your own? Here’s where I get mine: Yesasia.com.

Animal Crossing New Leaf: Uhn-Huhn

Because it’s fun to blog when I have something to complain about, here I am again! Yay! I’ll lead up to my complainy bit with small talk though, so bear with me. (and that’s not a pun referring to Grizzly)

The last few days have been pretty good. I’ve been trying to be nice to townies and do favors for them. I fulfilled Barold’s fantasy of seeing who would win in a fight, me or a shark, by bringing him a shark and proving that it’s no contest: I win.

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I’ve indoctrinated both Aurora and Grizzly into the fold by letting them call me Sparkles.

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On Friday I had a small gathering and opened up Hanabi for the first time in ages. Two people visited and it was fun seeing Hanabi through new eyes.

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Saturday was the Bug Off. Because Kokuto and I had attempted to go to the Ramen/J-Pop Festival in San Francisco I didn’t have time to participate and thus didn’t check in on the contest until after it had ended. I supported my townies and cheered for the winners just before the deadline.

Grizzly got a little cocky...

Grizzly got a little cocky…

Congrats to Julian on first! He probably caught a giant butterfly on his horn.

Congrats to Julian on first! He probably caught a giant butterfly on his horn.

After the ceremony I wandered around to say hi to everyone and that was when tragedy struck in the form of a staked out plot of land. It was in the worst spot ever, It cut into my path and into the little hideaway where my log bench sits. I was livid. It was pretty much the closest I’ve come to rage quitting in ACNL.

What??? Noooooooo!!!!!!!

What??? Noooooooo!!!!!!!

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The villager moving in: Elvis. Little bit of trivia for you. Elvis (the real king, and not this lion) died on my birthday. Granted I was one a the time and not like he died and I emerged triumphant into the world, but there you go. I also really really hate Elvis. When an ex-boyfriend’s mother gave us an Elvis Christmas CD as a present I thought it was a joke. It wasn’t. So, me and the lion, we’re not off to a good start.

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Today matched my mood. It’s raining and thundering. I have to go get signatures for Octavian’s valiant cause: “Learning to Shush” and I think I’ll try to go back and forth a few times to Kasen for it to drive up the visits.

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I sucked up my rage and introduced myself to Elvis today, though I’ll admit I didn’t wipe my feet before entering his house.

I dunno where that is, but I already dislike it.

I dunno where that is, but I already dislike it.

You don't even have the cool shirt?! You better have the thrones!!!

You don’t even have the cool shirt?! You better have the thrones!!!

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I spent the better part of the morning trying to salvage Elvis’ landing spot. I’m pretty sure I failed, but I need a couple hydrangeas and some more pink roses before I can decide. The secret log bench is now exposed right next to Elvis’ house. Remind me to turn streetpass off. And not to wifi… (Even though Elvis didn’t come directly from either of the people that visited.) I’m gonna hold out for Marshal or bust next vacancy!

P.S. I received a US copy of Animal Crossing New Leaf from Nintendo. Thanks, Nintendo!
P.P.S. Pikopuri should arrive tomorrow unless DHL arrives after I leave for class

Animal Crossing New Leaf US: Recently in Hanabi

It’s been a while since I blogged about Hanabi. Ok, let’s face it, it’s been a long while. I’m still faithfully governing my beloved town through its good times—Felicity finally moved—and its bad—and immediately following we got a big bear…

Bye Felicity!

Mayor Vicky from Rainbow came to pick up Felicity after she packed up. I was a little sad to see Felicity go, because I like her and it’s always sad to see townies leave, but she was off to spread the good word about Hanabi far and wide, so I tried not to tear up too much.

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I'll look at that one and the three others you gave me idol cat!

I’ll look at that one and the three others you gave me idol cat!

Hello, Grrrr

Little did I know, mayor Vicky had dropped off her own present when she picked up Felicity. A grizzly one. A grizzly bear to be precise.

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I had no idea at the time that’s where he came from. I could’ve gotten unlucky and got him from streetpass. I bided my time until he moved in and then he spilled the beans about his origin.
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I was initially quite distraught that he had the nerve to move in almost exactly on top of Felicity’s not-yet-cold vacant spot. The nerve! I don’t get along too well with the big bears. Charlise ruined them for me. I still get slightly ill when I see her on main street in town.

It took me over two weeks before I would recognize him as a townie and put a path to his house.

Time to Cool Off

While I was busy ignoring Grizzly, life continued lazily around town. I got a delivery from Nintendo containing a smoker. As a peace offering I gave it to Grizzly, but I was still sad he had taken my tenth spot. I could have had Genji!

It's been a while Nintendo.

It’s been a while Nintendo.

If you wanna set your house on fire I'm totally ok with that.

If you wanna set your house on fire I’m totally ok with that.

I got some crazy petitions signed and found out that Gayle should hang out with Tia as they have similar poetic interests.

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What did anchovies ever do to you, Soleil?

What did anchovies ever do to you, Soleil?

I stopped by Kasen for Starcrossed Day and the Summer Solstice.

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I didn’t get any campers that I couldn’t live without. Thank gawd because the town was full thanks to Grizzly.

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Nooooo! Run awaaaaaay!!!

Nooooo! Run awaaaaaay!!!

No animals with little voices in their heads allowed.

No animals with little voices in their heads allowed.

No.

No.

Gradually Grizzly and I bonded over chats about Mac ‘n’ Cheese and his brown nosing about my “Keep Hanabi Beautiful” ordinance.

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Barold tried to leave. The one sanctioned bear in Hanabi. Vetoed.
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I did have to concede, once I finally set foot in it, that Grizzly’s house is pretty cool.

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Noooo! Nooooooooo! Pashmiiiiiiiiiinaaaaaaaaaaa!!!

Then tragedy struck. Isabelle announced that one of our residents was leaving—and it wasn’t Grizzly. Pashmina tried to slip away without even saying goodbye or asking my permission. I’ll admit that I hadn’t seen her much lately because I didn’t want to reset the time on my 3DS because it screws Tomodachi Life up and I had changed it to a few hours earlier so she was never awake when I played. But why Pashmina?! Whhhhhyyyyyy!!!?? I needed you to recommend the scarecrow! And I gave you expensive furniture! I couldn’t just let her run off into the cold uncaring world, so I had Kokuto whisk her off to Jisuna village to live.

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Yeah. I'm a little worried about Pashmina living with that crazy looking mayor too, but what can you do?

Yeah. I’m a little worried about Pashmina living with that crazy looking mayor too, but what can you do?

And that was the last time she ever said pancakes to me. *cries*

And that was the last time she ever said pancakes to me. *cries*

So, now I have my free spot in Hanabi again. Just not how I would have liked. Grizzly and I are getting along better I think…

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maybe he knows I don't like him...

maybe he knows I don’t like him…

And now even Tia is trying to move, so I think she must be ready to give her picture soon.
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And that’s what’s been going on in Hanabi while I’ve been so quiet.

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

ACNL Card Apron Dress QR Code

I love Alice in Wonderland themed dresses/towns and this dress reminds me very much of Alice. It comes from the June/July 2014 issue of ぴこぷり. I’ve ordered next month’s issue out around the 20th of this month I believe. I can’t wait to see what creations they’ve got in store!

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