Animal Crossing New Leaf: Day 31

Stalk Market

AM: 159 Bells
PM: 136 Bells

I sold last night at 152 bells each. I could have made 7 more bells per turnip. I think I did ok. There wasn’t a very big profit margin this week. It could’ve been worse. I didn’t sink much money into the market anyway.

Recycle Shop

The scandinavian chest has been manaphy-fied. The leaf turned yellow. I don’t know the significance of the different colors of furniture leaves. I’m hoping to get one of the Japanese guides so I can be more sure of what I’m writing about, but they won’t be out until December 21. Xmas present anyone? *wink wink Kokuto*

I may have to make a Scandinavian/Manaphy set.

Even the drawers are manaphy-fied

Even the drawers are manaphy-fied

Growing House, Shrinking Savings

I paid off my loan for my bigger basement and got a west wing addition. My house is no longer lopsided. I also decided on the asian-style town hall, but I haven’t paid that off because I am now…broke. A million bells doesn’t go very far.

To recap I have the big main room (I don’t know if it gets bigger), medium-size upstairs, medium-size basement, medium-size right wing, tiny left wing


Yuka the koala is all moved in today. I visited her to see what her house looked like. The bed is comfy. She has an hourglass. I’m still trying not to resent her over the hamster incident.

Yuka's house

Tomorrow Rizzo will be gone. He’s busy packing today so I went over to bid him farewell.

Rizzo packing

Yellow + Yellow = ???

Tonight I found an orange rose. I was under the impression that the only way to get orange roses were Red + Yellow. As you can see from the picture, the only roses in the area were two yellow ones. Am I misremembering or did they change it?

Orange Rose with yellow parents

Orange rose with yellow parents


Yesterday I gave Shrunk a delicious orange that my mother sent me in a letter. He taught me the pee-pee dance (impatient?) emotion. Today I gave him a lychee and got one that’s very subtle. I had to take off my helmet to even see it. It’s a tiny smile, a furrow of eyebrows and it’s called “bitter smile”.

Fishing Tourney — 釣り大会

This week’s fishing tourney was an anything goes tourney. I’m so glad I didn’t have to just fish for black bass. I won this time, but I totally cheated. I went and caught the first fish I could which happened to be tiny. I gave my tiny fish to the beaver and found out that Lillian was barely in the lead with a 13.6cm fish. So I got a slightly bigger fish and then a slightly bigger fish…and then I went to the island and caught a couple whale sharks and some Napoleon fish—see, cheating. I could have completely milked the system, because just like in the past each time you beat your own score you get an item. I kept seeing dollar signs as I caught the fish so I didn’t get quite as many items as I could have. Kokuto however took my advice and turned in fish after fish. There’s a fishing tourney set, and he got most of the items and gave me the duplicates. I got the octopus stool, flounder table, red snapper sofa, and fish wallpaper (on my own).

Of course my whale shark won the tourney.

whale shark at the tourney

Here are a couple catalog shots of my items:

Red Snapper Sofa

Red Snapper Sofa side/back

Octopus Stool

Flounder Table

Anything not mentioned above was donated by Kokuto (the crab clock, squid chair, sea anemone bed, and floor). The items missing from the set are the jellyfish lamp, other flounder table, and porcupinefish tv.

From 6pm to 9pm you can go into the fishing tourney tent for an awards ceremony. I got first place. Iris accepted third place.

Iris getting third

iris getting third

Yuka took second place with a 101.7cm Sea Bass.

Yuka accepting 2nd place

Yuka graciously accepting 2nd place

My 644.0cm whale shark blew everyone away. I got a gold trophy and tried not to feel guilty.

All three winners with trophies

All three winners with trophies

Fishing Tourney Set
The above is a page from Famitsu DS + Wii Animal Crossing guide from their January 2013 issue.

Slumming with Kokuto

I visited Jisuna village to drop off a couple items to him and pick up the duplicate tourney items he got. I took pictures of some of his utilities and we had fun with emotions together.

wind turbine

Jisuna Village is environmentally friendly

Jisuna's lighthouse

Jisuna’s lighthouse

Love and Imagination

Love and Imagination

I'm being bashful

I’m being bashful. Is it just me or am I just a teeny bit tan???

this is just too sickeningly cute

this is just too sickeningly cute

bashful in the heart

owl on the board

When I got back to Kasen village I noticed an owl on the message board. I never noticed an owl there before.

Christmas Eve Research

I’ve been trying to figure out what to expect from the upcoming holiday since they seem to have changed holidays quite a bit. I have a tiny guide that came with the January issue of Famitsu DS + Wii. It’s far from comprehensive, but it does cover a bunch of the holidays. From what I can tell I need to have the Santa Costume (where are the bottoms!? neither Kokuto nor I have had them in store). I believe from December 1 to the 24 your townies will drop hints about what they want for Christmas. I have so not been paying attention for that. I tried talking to townies yesterday but nobody said anything about what they wanted that I could tell. Today all they could talk about was the tourney. Tomorrow I’ll redouble snooping efforts. I believe if I give them what they want (wearing my Santa costume on Xmas Eve) they’ll give me something from the Christmas set or maybe just random stuff? We’ll find out. I think all of the Christmas set can be bought from Nook Brothers from 12/1-12/24 except the Christmas Wreath and Jingle’s Picture. My theory is that I don’t have to get items for them, that Jingle will give me a bag filled with stuff and I’ll just have to distribute it to the correct townies. We’ll see if I’m right. Here’s what I’m basing my theories on:

Christmas Eve


Sorry for the poor image quality. If you click on them you can view them on flickr much bigger.

Before the Christmas Eve event there’s a new event: the winter Solstice on 12/21 from 6am to midnight. I think it will be dark all or most of the day and that’s what the glow sticks are for. It looks like you might get a coat for it? Or Shizue is just wearing a special coat.


Note that in all the above pictures there’s snow on the ground, so it should come any time now.

2 thoughts on “Animal Crossing New Leaf: Day 31

  1. I found a couple of videos on youtube that had English subtitles and explained what the Japanese Nintendo Direct video focusing on Animal Crossing was saying. It was super useful to read the details the developers had gone to – and certainly there were some hints dropped that may answer some of the questions you had above.

  2. Wow I can’t wait to see what happens on Christmas! It looks really involved. That’s so cool!! Good luck!

    And yes you ARE tan! Guess all that time vacationing at the island is paying off! Awesome that you can have a tan year-round now! XD

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