Animal Crossing New Leaf US: A Good Life

Sorry I disappeared again. I’m gonna blame this stupid cold that is hanging on like grim death (and makes me feel like it some days). Some days I wake up and after coughing for 30 minutes feel pretty a-ok and then others I just can’t shake the cold at all and it makes me feel weak as a newborn kitten, which while cute, sucks.

So, what’s new in Hanabi? Ordinarily I’d say nothing, but this afternoon I finally finally got a badge.

Striking Fear into Phineas

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I have been actively seeking balloons for what seems like the past couple weeks. I wish the game told you how many of something you need to get the badge instead of being mysterious (Disney Magic Castle tells you exactly how many of anything you need for a stamp. It spoiled me). I despaired of ever getting the stupid badge. I would shoot down a balloon and then go talk to Booker (Copper? I don’t remember which one I have) and see if Phineas had popped up. He never did. Today I was looking for a balloon when I saw Phineas lurking behind Barold’s house. I ran up like an addict looking for a fix and demanded a badge. And now I can retire my slingshot. At least with Vella. I’m still trying for this badge with Yumi.

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I didn’t blog about it, but I posted on twitter that O’Hare wanted to move. I love that side of my town with O’Hare’s house and Felicity’s house. I finally decided that I could reset and get someone over there again so I would let him go. The barrage of adorable campers (not least of which Apple in Kasen’s campground while we’re full there too) made me want to get in some fresh blood, or at least allow for the possibility of a new cutie. So he was supposed to leave the 25th.

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The day he asked to move I had Nibbles in Hanabi. Grrrr.

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So I kept talking to him each day and each day he’d guilt me about leaving making it harder and harder to tell him to get his sorry a$$ out of Hanabi, but I kept telling him to go. And then he changed his mind and decided to stay and become my bestest friend in the whole wide world. *sigh*

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Other Happenings

That was the big news—there’s not much big news any more, take it or leave it. The rest of my time was spent hosting visitors, playing hide-and-seek and getting a PWP request I couldn’t turn down.

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I took out one of the Zen lights yesterday and put in the log bench today to be completed tomorrow. It’s a little askew of where I wanted it, but I didn’t have much to go on… It’s hidden in the middle of my cherry grove where I can’t get any trees to grow.

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Festivale / Girl’s Day

As the bulletin board announced today, Festivale is next week on March 3. You may not know, the Japanese holiday of Girls’ Day falls on the same day this year which is ultra rare. Apparently Isabelle will be standing in front of town hall allowing for Pavé to shake his booty in town square. Even if I’m still sick (dear god no!) I’m going to open up Kasen that day for the festivities. I’ll open up at the usual time 10am-noon PST (GMT-8). If you can’t make it then let me know and I can open again later or save you a rice cake from the festivities. I’m trying to get 500 visitors over to Kasen and I’m around 100 shy of that so the more the merrier.

True Dat, Barold.

True Dat, Barold.

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

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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