AM: 59 Bells
PM: 55 Bells
The Island Beckoned
So, I couldn’t stay away from the island yesterday. I got to go back multiple times. It cost 1000 bells each time, but it was well worth it considering the whale shark sold for over 10,000 bells. I kept one in my house just in case I can use him for this weekend’s fishing competition. I found out that for the most part the diving fish aren’t worth very much and aren’t worth lugging back in my basket.
I was right about the island being a beetle fest at night. Unfortunately I kept scaring them off of trees! I was able to catch a couple regular sharks, a hammerhead, and something I don’t remember from the other games:
I feel a little stupid, but I was able to go on a tour as well. After careful reading (language barrier!) I realized that the tour lady tells you to sit in the chairs (behind you) and wait for the tour boat to come. DUH! There’s no actual boat, you sit down and get whisked away to another island. I did Hide-and-Seek (ã‹ãã‚Œã‚“ã¼) tour. And there was Tortimer instructing me on the rules of the game.
It was standard hide-and-seek. Find four villagers (not yours) within 8 minutes. I had a really hard time finding the last villager. The place is covered in trees and is pretty big. It had neat decorations sprinkled around it. A cow was hiding behind a sphinx. LOL. I didn’t get good pictures of that as I was busy hunting! Also, sometimes the tour places have different fruit. Mine had lemons, but KC’s had durian. How many darn fruits are there?!
You do get medals for winning. I believe you get more based on how well you do. I only got five. KC got seven when he did it. That was the only tour I went on. I’ll keep you updated on the others as I do them.
My favorite island addition so far: hermit crabs! You catch them with a net like any bug. They jump up and scurry along the beach. They’re so cute! I should have taken one home for a pet. Alas I donated him and sold his brother.
And in case you’re wondering what a whale shark looks like in the wild, here is his shadow:
I got so many things to sell at the island I paid off my 98,000 bell mortgage with bells to spare.
And today, Kapp’n’s boat is at the dock again. Unfortunately I have Japanese class today and don’t have time for another long island spree.
Fire hydrant party!
I took a break from island hopping and sat in the mayor’s chair. Shizue decided to have a party to commemorate the completion of the fire hydrant. She gathered a few of the townies and off we went to admire the little red hydrant. She gave us all party poppers and everything. I’m glad that the mayoral duties contain a lot of celebration because it’s not easy doing all that fundraising!
Immediately after the party I found out that Margie had fleas. Eww.
Meanwhile at KC’s town
I visited KC’s town so we could trade fruits. He had completed a clock. And had started donations for a new bridge!
And the New shop is…
Shizue told me all about the new shop before I even logged in. It’s the flower shop! And aside from its proprietor, it’s adorable.
OMG he had an axe! An axe! Now I’m really unstoppable. Paths here I come!
He sold a red cosmos, and a yellow lily. I promptly bought them both ignoring the tree.
New Townie is…
A monkey. Um. Ok.
Today’s visitor: Redd
He had three statues and a painting. I bought the painting. My thought is that three of the four items are probably counterfeit. Not such good odds.
Badges are everywhere! You’ve got medals in pokÃ©mon and now you’ve got badges in Animal Crossing. I was wandering through town today when I came across a suspicious character:
He noticed I had taken an interest in fishing and gave me a badge. My character was very excited about this even if I didn’t really know what it meant. I don’t know how many fish you have to catch to get it, or how many different types. I don’t think it does anything for you, but badges show up on your profile card.
And when you click on that it shows you:
I wonder how else you get badges? It looks like there will be a silver and gold fishing badge as well.
All of my fruit trees appear to be growing.
Margie wanted to play hide and seek, so it’s not limited to the island.
I got the Samus top out of a fortune cookie. I was all excited until I realized I don’t have the pants…
Sable is really warming up to me and I think was trying to invite me to tea with her and Mable or something. But she forgot about her (third) sister? I dunno. It was hard to follow.
And um. Still no time for streetpass discussion. I’ll get to it. Must go write Japanese essay on friends now. ugh.
I love the medals! It’s the little accomplishments that make me happy. And I think it adds to replay value so YAY!!
That new monkey looks possessed.
It’s kinda weird that certain tools are on sale at the flower shop. I dunno if I like that. >.<
Hey isn't that otter-looking-guy the same animal who hosts the fishing tournaments? Fitting that he'd be handing out a fishing medal/badge. I wonder if the creepy lizard guy will give you an insect medal?
Good luck finding Samus' pants!! lolol