AM: 197 Bells
PM: 156 Bells
Wherein I learn that size really does matter
Today I walked out of my house and was bombarded with the “Hey everybody today is the fishing tournament!” notification.
I also got my fourth Mushroom Bed. Completing the set is looking kind of grim.
So, today was the black bass fishing tourney. I was sad because my whale shark would have crushed the competition. I fished a little bit and got a bass big enough to beat Zombie Pig’s entry. Then I gave up, did chores and visited shops.
Today’s Fortune: Majora’s Mask
Fortune Cookie #9 yielded Majora’s Mask. I really need to make a page listing the numbers and their contents…
Testing…Testing wifi island hopping
So Kokuto came over via the internet. And then we went to the island and did tours. Without a hitch. It seems if your gates are open and no one’s over it automatically closes them, but when you have friends over you can all go to the island. Kokuto brought me presents: delicious apples! They are shiny.
We did a couple of new tours. The first one involved fossils. The island is littered with fossils. There are two villager houses side by side. The one on the left has fossils in it arranged in a specific order. Your job is to dig up the same fossils and put them into the adjacent house in the exact same order.
Another one was a matching game which was confusing as heck until we figured out what we were supposed to do. There were 16 things buried in the ground, 8 pairs of items. We had to dig up sets. So it’s like playing “memory”. We thought we had to have pairs of things between the two of us, but we actually had to dig up the matching items ourselves.
With the medals earned I bought myself a diving suit, so now I can swim in the sea surrounding my village. The wallpaper next to the diving suit turned out to be mermaid wallpaper. I’m such a sucker for mermaid stuff. I eventually came back and bought that too. Each item cost 40 medals. Doing 2 star difficulty fossil hunting I got 8 medals each time, so it wasn’t too horrible to get on my own.
Oh yeah, the fishing tourney
So around four something I was able to turn Animal Crossing back on and check on the fishing tourney. Lillian was winning with a 60.1cm Black Bass. That’s a huge black bass. I started fishing and was catching anything from 36cm-59.6 (my biggest). But I kept trying. I’m used to the fishing competitions being either win or lose, so if I got a bass that I knew was too small (all of them) I just sold them once my inventory was full. And then KC said something about him probably getting third place. “What do you mean third place?” I asked. “Didn’t you go in the tent?” Um. No. No I hadn’t.
At that point it was too late to salvage the tournament. I tried. Dear god I never want to see another black bass. I fished for an hour and a half for black bass. The only good thing that came out of it was that I caught two pikes, so I was able to donate one and sell the other (for a tidy 1800 bells).
Kokuto almost had the same fate as me. He got overtaken at the last minute, but at least managed to secure bronze.
Under the Sea
P.S. KC has a new building being constructed east of the Able Sisters today. I hope mine starts tomorrow. I can’t wait to see what it is! His general store is also upgrading soon. Mine has made no mention of it… Maybe they will tomorrow.