Animal Crossing New Leaf US: You Are AMAZING!

This post is probably going to be a bit short because the threat of the dentist is looming…

Stalk Market for Wednesday, January 8

AM: 67
PM: TBD
I bet you PM is even lower. We seem to be in a downward spiral this week. I thought Kasen was too, but this morning it spiked to 124. I’m hoping PM is higher. Maybe all won’t be lost…

Phineas?

Yesterday I wet over to Kasen for my usual evening cataloging of around 20 items. When I got back I checked in with Booker just because you never know who might be lurking in the borders of your town. Booker told me Phineas was in Hanabi so I pulled out my megaphone and hollered for him. I finally cornered him in between Octavian’s house and town hall. He gave me the gold catalog badge. While I’m overjoyed that I finally got it, it’s a little bittersweet because I finally double-checked my entire item list and after all is said and done I still have almost 300 items to catalog. And now my motivation (the badge) is gone.

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I took a look at my badges to see what else I could work toward. I wrote a few letters (still need gold in that) and decided to head off to the island to catch some fish and bugs. I only have bronze in those two and I could stand to raise some cash as well because I still need the saver badge for 100,000,000 bells and it would be nice if I could get a few million on my own and not completely drain Yumi.

There weren’t any tours I felt like doing, so I decided to island hop a little (still need a blue wet suit). Along the way I found silver axes! I still have a few and I’m not planning on chopping down many trees, but you never know when the destructive urge will strike so I bought a few.

Behold the shine of the silver axe

Behold the shine of the silver axe

Keeping Friends

Even though Julian gave me his picture I’m still trying to be nice to him and fulfill his every whim. Yesterday his whims included visiting my house instead of talking out in the cold so I took him on the tour (that he’s been on several times). The automated fortune telling machine seems to think I should spill my secrets to him, but I don’t know if I can really trust him…

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We've had this conversation. Do. It. Now.

We’ve had this conversation. Do. It. Now.

Today in Hanabi

I haven’t had too much time to play. I walked out and Pete was waiting with a letter from Nintendo. We’ve been getting an awful lot of those lately. This one was reminding me about the DLC running through February. Ordinarily I’d scoff, but I wouldn’t mind stocking up on a few more pumpkin pies and afternoon tea sets in case anyone needs them. 😉

It was snowing like crazy mad and while my dress is warm and cozy it still makes me cold. Didn’t seem to phase Felicity though.

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Aside from that all I really had time for was the great snowball hunt. The second one was quite elusive today. I finally found it and joined the two together much to the elation of the snowboy.

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I received the snowman carpet in the mail this morning, so I think all I need now is the snowman table and the snowman chair. Then on to snowmam and bingo.

P.S. I received a US copy of Animal Crossing New Leaf from Nintendo. Thanks, Nintendo!

ACNL Seamstress I ain’t

Poor unsuspecting Minori turned Lolita Red Queen.

Poor unsuspecting Minori turned Lolita Red Queen.


If you would have told me yesterday that I would spend half the afternoon working on a dress from Disney Magic Castle I probably would have thought you were crazy. This is my first attempt at mimicry. It turned out ok, but there are things I don’t like about it. My fault for taking on something so elaborate.

The dress I fell in love with (sorry for poor quality):
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I wasn’t quite sure what to do with the sleeves. Especially since there aren’t gloves in the game. Maybe I should have made it sleeveless? Here’s what I came up with. Helpful critique welcome. I still have no idea how to make ruffles.
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Animal Crossing New Leaf US: Pocket Change, Really

Stalk Market

Joan was selling at an exceptionally low price. I don’t think I’ll have much luck this week since last week spiked to 574. But I bought a few hundred just in case.
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Strange How Hard it Rains

This morning: raining buckets. It seems to have given way to gloom. It might rain more later. Still, I think the masses need sun lamps. They’re all doom and gloom once a drop of rain falls from the sky.

But especially you Shep. I can smell wet dog from here.

But especially you Shep. I can smell wet dog from here.

Least you've got an umbrella. All I've got is a snorkel.

Least you’ve got an umbrella. All I’ve got is a snorkel.

I think broccoli might hurt...

I think broccoli might hurt…

Closed for Remodeling

Nookling Junction is closed for remodeling. No shopping for me.

Nookling Junction is closed for remodeling. No shopping for me.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Mom sent me a letter with a pink carnation tucked into it. I thought she’d send me seeds. Nope it was a flower. But apparently it survived the postal system because I was able to plant it and it looks all right.

Carnation! Kokuto thought they were just pink roses.

Carnation! Kokuto thought they were just pink roses.

We also had this note on the bulletin board reminding us to thank Mom.

Isn't it weird that mom sent *me* presents. Somewhat backwards...

Isn’t it weird that mom sent *me* presents. Somewhat backwards…

My New Back Room

Or as I like to call it, my closet. It’s tiny and expensive. Nook is charging 348,000 Bells for that walk-in closet.

My New Closet

My New Closet

wait. Trifling?

wait. Trifling?

Kitt the Con

No sooner had I exchanged my sailor’s tee for a gaudy dress (no really) than Kitt mosied over with a look in her eye mentioning doing an oil painting of a sailor’s tee. I took pity on her and traded it away. Did she put whip out a canvas and go to? Nope. She changed into it. 10 minutes later she came back claiming to be doing on oil painting of another of my belongings. I saw through her this time and said that one word that’s really hard for me to say to my townies: NO.

gaudy dress

gaudy dress

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Her response to my laying the smack down.

Her response to my laying the smack down.

Our first patterned stump :)

Our first patterned stump 🙂