Animal Crossing New Leaf: Day 28

Stalk Market

AM: 25 Bells
PM: 21 Bells

This is looking very bad. It can’t get much worse though, so I’m hopeful that I’ll be able to at least break even.

New Character

I made a new male character last night, but I didn’t get very far with him. He needed a new house much like the first character (although they referred to Yumi, the original character) as the mayor. I couldn’t find anywhere to put his house, so I panicked and quit without saving him.

I’m sure he’ll be back at some point, but this was Yuki in his short lived appearance in Kasen village.

My main beef so far with ACNL is that it feels cramped. I’m probably spoiled by City Folk. I played Wide World, but I never really made paths or tried to organize my city. Now I’m trying to make paths and lay out my village and I feel that I really need to preplan or there won’t be room for everything since each item has to be a certain distance from another. The houses can’t be right by the train tracks and most of the utilities can’t either.

Sick Villager!

I hadn’t seen Nelson all day. When I finally visited him I found that he was sick! But my Nook Mart was already closed (it closes at 8PM) so I had to rely on Kokuto to let me come over and buy from his village (he has night owl so his shops are open later).

Oh no! Where’s my chicken soup?


I caught some expensive bugs on the island last night and deposited the profits into my account. I saved over 1,000,000 bells.

After coming back from Jisuna village my mailbox was blinking and I had a new letter from the post office. Enclosed was the piggy bank. 🙂

Piggy Bank in my semi-christmas, semi-mushroom, semi-mario room. (Kokuto’s Nook Brothers had the Xmas floor)

New Badge

Apparently saving bells doesn’t just get you recognition from the post office. The badge master was waiting for me when I returned to Kasen village. He gave me the “good at saving” badge.

Just after getting the badge when I came out of Nelson’s house from giving him medicine, my game crashed. I’ve never had it do that before. I had just come back from Kokuto’s town and hadn’t done much, so I didn’t lose much but it has me worried. Maybe it’s because I quit without saving earlier? I don’t know. But I think save early save often should be a new mantra. Resetti accosted me (no his shop hasn’t been open) and I told him it wasn’t my fault! So I didn’t get chewed out too much.

Perfect Town

This morning I didn’t see any new visitors and I was feeling kind of down just watering my bazillions of flowers (where are you snowstorm??) when I came across a lone Jacob’s Ladder perched by the cliff. You know what that means?! Perfect Town!!!! Ok, it wasn’t technically confirmed so I watered my way over to town hall.

“It’s great isn’t it! This village is the best village!” (my awkward translating)

“You did great! The old man (I assume Tortimer) would be glad!”

She went on to tell me the village was like paradise, that I could now build a flower clock and “reconstruct” the town hall. Oh reeeaaaalllly?

So cute! Maybe I should ditch the fountain or the rotating art for it.

Very angular, kind of asian. I like this one.

Last I checked we were not in Russia or Tetris village so I think I’m gonna pass on this one. But at least it’s not boring.

I don’t really get the über modern feel from my village (except for the rotating art), but I like it’s lopsidedness.

I doubt I’ll be putting in the flower clock any time soon, though I may reconstruct the town hall. I need to keep my perfect town status for two weeks so I don’t want to touch anything. After that I may have a demolition party. 🙂


I’d like my coffee to go please. Brewster offered me “takout” coffee today from the right side of the counter. I took him up on it. I didn’t get the enjoyment of gulping it down in one swig, but I did get a little cup to carry around and swig out of whenever I wanted (until I took a huge gulp and finished it).

Mmm coffee to go. I moved my Jacob’s ladder. Hopefully I don’t run over it…

Museum Shop

My museum hasn’t had any wallpaper for sale, but I’m nosy and I went to Kokuto’s shop. He had the museum wallpaper last night, so I bought it.

Today my museum had a weird little machine. I can’t figure out the translation for it. It looks kind of like the guts of a music box. Despite not knowing what it is I bought it…

Nook Mart

The Nook Brothers are still trying to push that holiday candle. I have one! Christmas tree please. Maybe tomorrow. I got another party popper to hoard, bought more medicine for the ailing Nelson, and stopped to listen to Lillian tell me her plans to become a pro shopper. Go Lillian!


On my way to the dock to check what furniture they had on the island I tripped over Gulliver. I thought we didn’t have any visitors. My bad. We played guess that country. It was really easy, but it could have been hard had I had another option in the answers.

“There they have a big waterfall, Niagara.”

See how it could be hard? Do they mean the Canadian side or the US side?

“And in the night sky there is the Aurora! It’s beautiful! It’s intense!”

Well, I think you can sometimes see the Aurora in the northern US… so it was still in the running for me.

“I was going to this very natural country…” (it translates literally as mother nature’s country”)

The US…natural…well, parts of it, maybe Montana…

“Oh! My Maple Syrup! Do you know this country?” I think this should be my new catchphrase “Oh my maple syrup!” I’m gonna use it all the time. Who needs expletives?

Fortunately I was spared hemming and hawing over whether it could be the US.

  • Russia
  • Australia
  • Finland
  • Canada

I picked Canada. We’ll see what I get as recompense tomorrow.


I went to the island. I didn’t have time to do anything there because I’m struggling to post this before I leave for class. 😛 But they had something new that I want to try and buy later: Shamisen

No more Bellionaire

I paid off my 498,000 bell loan and immediately took out a new 498,000 bell loan to make my basement bigger. I noticed that I could order a bunch of harvest items that Kokuto had (and I can’t get until next year since they’re seasonal) but I have nowhere to put them. I’m making my basement bigger so I can empty out my mailbox and put them down there.

Also, by the time I decided to get the gingerbread facade Nook Housing was closed (it too closes at 8PM). Today he didn’t have gingerbread anything so I was spared the choice. If I see it again I’ll get it.

By the time all the upgrades are done I’m going to have a really really expensive house.


For old time’s sake, here’s a net whacking shot for Gluxbox. 😉

Take that fake santa Kokuto!

8 thoughts on “Animal Crossing New Leaf: Day 28

  1. HAHA YES!! *thwack*

    Mega Congrats on the Perfect Town! Now don’t screw it up… XD

    Wow I can’t believe new human residents get their own house. I totally understand your feeling of being cramped, the town seems a little smaller PLUS all the extra stuff you have to add in. But honestly if I were you, I’d wait to start laying down paths until I’ve added all the utilities and houses I was planning to use. Cuz you never know what else is going to unlock and it might require lots of real estate lol!

    I wonder what the Canadian item will be. And I guess there isn’t a part time job at Brewster’s? He just has take out? I guess if I want my coffee to cool, it’s better to get take out so I won’t have to listen to him yell at me lol!

  2. I still think there’s a part time job (from what I’ve read) I just don’t think I’ve unlocked it yet. The café hasn’t been there for long. Maybe I’ll be delivering coffee to thirsty villagers. 😉

    I didn’t know until I asked about environment the other day that the public utilities even counted toward perfect town, so I was just putting them whenever and wherever I liked could.

  3. Wow, those are some low turnip prices. =(

    Yeah I was worried about the town size… It seems way too small, especially now that we can add different buildings and the like to the town. =/ Oh well.

  4. Maybe you can replace certain things you’ve done with other things? I don’t know if that will affect a perfect town status or what not. Has your husband’s town is feeling cramped too? Makes me wonder how many possible maps of Animal Crossing there are in this game?

  5. I’m sure you can replace things with other things later. There’s a demolish option that I haven’t used yet (so I don’t know anything about how it works). I don’t want to test it out until I’ve gotten my perfect town reward.

    I was going to ask my husband if he thought his town was cramped, but then I heard him complaining because he just got the same “you need more public utilities” environmental report that I had and he was having a hard time placing things too. So our consensus is: cramped.

    There are a lot of maps, some of them a little more convenient than others, but all cramped I imagine. Some even have the beach on the left side. I wish I had gotten my Recycle shop in the south part of town so when I sell stuff from the island I don’t have to run alllll the way to the north part of town.

    Oh, and about the bridge. If you’re thinking of putting it where I think, in the center where I have the campground on the north side of the river and the monkey’s house on the south side, I don’t think it will work. The monkey’s house is literally one square from the river and I’m sure Shizue would tell me it was too close to his house. But now I have two weeks before I start to think about that dilemma again. I guess technically I don’t *need* another bridge…

  6. I kind of got perfect town on accident. I did plant trees when I started because there are a lot of different fruit trees, so I made a path with trees on it. I always plant a lot of flowers and I tried to spread them out and put little clumps of them all over. I didn’t map anything out, even though I think you still need a certain number of trees and flowers in each quadrant of your village. Then when I talked to Shizue she told me I needed more public utilities. So I put one down each day until she told me the town was perfect.

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