AM: 68 Bells
PM: 63 Bells
It rained this morning in Kasen. I walked out to find Nelson wandering around with a very fitting umbrella.
I got all sorts of hybrids this morning too. Thanks watering can! Also, after it stopped raining my flowers didn’t have the sparkly animation (they do after you water them). I assume they don’t need to be watered, but it makes me a bit nervous. 😛
Though I figured a new shop was coming because KC is a day ahead of me in most aspects of the game and I saw it in his town last night, today in the shopping mall there’s a tent and loud sounds of construction. Tomorrow I should have a new shop!
Another new Villager
This will make 8 villagers The town is rapidly filling up!
The camel is back! (That’s such an Animal Crossing bad pun) She was wandering around my town today. Fortunately I didn’t have to go beg my townies for hand me downs. For a mere 3000 bells she followed me to my house, kicked me out and redecorated it.
I am so overwhelmed about telling you about the island. I went down to my little dock this morning and there was Kapp’n waiting to take me to the island. Do you see that basket on the dock? It will become very important in the telling of the tale. Suffice it to say that you can look in it, and thus far it has always said that it was empty with no indication of its use. We’ll get back to it in a bit.
Before too long we arrived. I expected to see Tortimer, but he wasn’t there. Instead there were more of Kapp’n’s family running the island.See the box to the left of me? That’s directly linked to the basket on the dock. Everything you want to take home with you has to go in that basket. It gives you four pages a total of 20 slots which is pretty generous, nevertheless the only reason I left the island today was that I ran out of space.
I wanted to stay there all day. ♥ I don’t know where the stuff you had in your inventory goes when you come here, but you come here with an empty inventory. No tools, no access to letters to cram stuff in, no nothing. (It’s vacation after all).
Just outside the hut There’s a gyroid that loans you everything you need to enjoy your stay:
- marine suit
- fishing pole
I don’t know why you’d want an axe unless you’re a rude american tourist who arrives and then chops down all the trees…
On the island there are two kinds of trees, beach area trees and normal trees. My island had coconuts on the beach and lemons on the regular trees. Kc’s island had bananas on the beach and mangos on the regular trees. I wonder how many varieties there are!
If you stay in the same spot without moving for too long you’ll get stung by jellyfish. This doesn’t really do anything to you except make you wiggle around uncomfortably for a few seconds.
Now swimming by itself is fun and all, but there’s a reason to go swimming here. Occasionally you will see small dark circles, and even circles with bubbles. You can dive at the circle and find things! It took a little getting used to because the circles will disappear or sometimes run away from you. But you can dive a little and then swim towards the spot rather than just trying to dive on the spot (which didn’t work well for me). When you catch something an exclamation point appears and you yank it out of the sea.The things you get from diving get recorded in your collection on the third (new!) tab. I wondered what the heck it was for. There is a tab for bugs, fish, and then an octopus looking tab. I was wondering if we were going to have giant sea monsters or something.
There are of course all sorts of tropical bugs and fish to catch in the traditional manner. Here are some of the things I caught today:
- emperor butterfly
- stag beetle
- Some weird eel that’s new (pic to follow)
- porcupine fish
- napoleon fish
- butterfly fish
- clown fish
- moray eel
- whale fish (new)
- wharf roach フナムシ (new)
I got a couple other butterflies and beetles as well. I wonder what the place is like at night? I bet it’s a beetle catching fest.
We’ll save tours for the next island outing. Oh, selling fish on the island sucks. Since they’re plentiful there you get next to nothing for them. But if you bring home duplicates you can make a small fortune. I sold 3 marlin for 8000 bells apiece. My extra sunfish went for 3200. Since space was limited and I needed to bring fruit home for KC as well I didn’t get to bring as many fish home to sell as I would have liked.
Whew that was long. Oh geez I was gonna write about streetpass. Um, next time! The island overwhelmed.
I got my fire hydrant. Shizue posted on the board and thanked everyone for their generosity. I think I can build something else. Maybe a wooden bench? I didn’t see any weeds today. I wonder if the townies plucked them all. Oh, and Sable remembered my name today. Not long now till we’re best buds. Oh and there’s a fishing competition this weekend!
Glux: I took night shots last night but this has gotten very long, so I’ll try and add them to another post.
Chorna: I’m trying to include menu items now, but they’re all on the bottom screen so I have to use a separate camera to take pictures of them. Also, a lot of stuff is pretty much the same. I have a few pics of menus up on flickr, but you have to wade through the set to find them.