Happy Home Designer Portfolio #2

My first public works project in Happy Home Designer was a new school. I only had a few guidelines to follow:

  • 1 teacher’s desk
  • 4 student desks
  • 4 student chairs

Afterward the Tom Nook housing staff came over to break in the chairs and fall asleep during the lectures.

I finished designing the school!

I finished designing the school!

Digby lecturing intently.

Digby lecturing intently.

Where's my trusty ruler to whap Tom Nook when I need it?

Where’s my trusty ruler to whap Tom Nook when I need it?

Then we held a brief party where I mistimed my picture taking. Some things never change. And then the actual students came in to learn…stuff.

I caught my pop on film at least.

I caught my pop on film at least.

Teacher kid cat must be lecturing about how crime doesn't pay.

Teacher kid cat must be lecturing about how crime doesn’t pay.

Jeremiah finds Kid Cat's diatribe to the microscope booooriiiing.

Jeremiah finds Kid Cat’s diatribe to the microscope booooriiiing.

Carrie’s House

My next project was to design the inside and the outside of a house. I freaked out because I thought Carrie/マミッ was Kitt, but she’s not. I still don’t really like kangaroos, but I still tried to give her what she wanted, which was a home and garden where kids could play.

I love finishing projects.

I love finishing projects.

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shake that tambourine!

shake that tambourine!

I'm not sold on the little pink house, but i like the rest of it. She wasn't sure about the bushes.

I’m not sold on the little pink house, but i like the rest of it. She wasn’t sure about the bushes.

Muffy’s House

The next plot I designed was for Muffy/フリル the sheep. I have her in my Japanese New Leaf town (かせん) and I was excited to give her the goth-lolita home of her dreams.

Muffy checking herself out in her vanity.

Muffy checking herself out in her vanity.

Enjoying a cup of coffee <3

Enjoying a cup of coffee <3[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12500" align="aligncenter" width="400"]I don't have much in the way of outdoor furniture yet, and the bench isn't very goth-loli, but she seems happy in her purply winter wonderland. I don’t have much in the way of outdoor furniture yet, and the bench isn’t very goth-loli, but she seems happy in her purply winter wonderland.

We did it!

We did it!

Caroline’s House

This is my favorite house to date just because it was fun and silly to do. Caroline/キャロライン came to me wanting an “American Country” house and I don’t think she quite expected what she got.

Where's the squirrel?

Where’s the squirrel?

I couldn't resist the scorpion lamp. She seemed skeptical.

I couldn’t resist the scorpion lamp. She seemed skeptical.

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Dandelions were as close to weeds as I could find.

Dandelions were as close to weeds as I could find.

Her "lawn" needs a bit of work. And like any good american, she has a car out in the yard.

Her “lawn” needs a bit of work. And like any good american, she has a car out in the yard.

Public Work: The Store

Isabelle let me choose between a hospital, restaurant, or store. I thought the store might be the easiest and after a bit of help from viewers on twitch I went with a candy store theme. I feel like I could have made a better store, but it’ll do for now. I didn’t get many good pics of it either :/

Bad angle. I think Digby is tending the register.

Bad angle. I think Digby is tending the register.

Candy candy candy candy candy!!!

Candy candy candy candy candy!!!

I admit my favorite part are the streamers hanging from the ceiling.

I admit my favorite part are the streamers hanging from the ceiling.

Isabelle seems to think it's a great store. Next public work: dentist shop! (not really)

Isabelle seems to think it’s a great store. Next public work: dentist shop! (not really)

Happy Home Designer Portfolio #1

Today I started my career as an interior decorator in Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer. I downloaded the game to my Japanese 3DS and received the theme pictured below. I like to think of the theme as a consolation prize since the physical game comes with 1 amiibo card.

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I streamed my first encounter with the game. If you’d like to watch subsequent streams you can follow me at http://www.twitch.tv/V3lla/. I will put past streams up on youtube (assuming I don’t anger Nintendo) https://www.youtube.com/user/s0sostris/videos

Here are some pictures of the happy homes I designed today. Everyone seemed to like their houses.

Lottie’s House

The first client was none other than Lottie/タクミ. I didn’t know the room was for her to begin with, she just said it was a female client who liked lovely things.

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marshmallow chairs may not be lovely, but she didn't seem to mind.

marshmallow chairs may not be lovely, but she didn’t seem to mind.

Goldie’s House

My next client was Goldie/キャラメル. She said she wanted to be surrounded by books, so I crammed as much reading material into her house as possible.

She likes coffee! I knew I should have given her a coffee cup.

She likes coffee! I knew I should have given her a coffee cup.

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The victrola was one of the items Goldie wanted in her room. Here she is rocking out to it.

The victrola was one of the items Goldie wanted in her room. Here she is rocking out to it.

My first satisfied customer.

My first satisfied customer.

Lopez’s House

The next customer I had to go outside and meet. It was Lopez/トムソン and he wanted an urban house.

This is Lopez outside of Nook Housing  telling me that he wants an urban room.

This is Lopez outside of Nook Housing telling me that he wants an urban room.

He gave me the sleek table, glass partition, and the stereo as pieces he wanted in his room.

He gave me the sleek table, glass partition, and the stereo as pieces he wanted in his room.

He's jammin' to the music. You can't see it, but he's got a tambourine.

He’s jammin’ to the music. You can’t see it, but he’s got a tambourine.

Because every urban room needs a cup of coffee and a laptop.

Because every urban room needs a cup of coffee and a laptop.

Jeremiah’s House

Jeremiah/クワトロ wanted to be surrounded by blue, so I did my best. I decided the blue wall was a little heavy handed and chose the blue tile wall and floor instead.

He really seemed comfortable on that bench.

He really seemed comfortable on that bench.

I got to play "where's the frog". Can you spot him?

I got to play “where’s the frog”. Can you spot him?

Still chillin' on the bench

Still chillin’ on the bench

Another satisfied customer.

Another satisfied customer.

Ribbot’s House

I had to choose between Ribbot and a squirrel. Ordinarily I would pick squirrels over frogs, but I have a soft spot for this mechanical frog. He wanted robotic furniture. No shock there.

I don't think he knows what to make of the kettle or the toaster. Obviously he's not acquainted with Talkie Toaster from Red Dwarf.

I don’t think he knows what to make of the kettle or the toaster. Obviously he’s not acquainted with Talkie Toaster from Red Dwarf.

You can't tell, but he's dancing. It's adorable.

You can’t tell, but he’s dancing. It’s adorable.

Snoozing in his oh so comfy robotic chair.

Snoozing in his oh so comfy robotic chair.

やった!

やった!


And that’s what my first two hours of gameplay consisted of. Tomorrow (in game) Isabelle is going to be there. I can’t wait to see what she brings to the game!

Still as cute as ever Izzy-chan.

Still as cute as ever Izzy-chan.

Animal Crossing New Leaf QR Code: Pink Party Dress

I kind of missed Christmas and New Year’s and the last six months more or less. But believe it or not—I live! I got The Winter 2014 issue of ぴこぷり in the mail last week. It has a lot of cute dresses in it. Many of which are Christmas-themed. There are a couple I may have to make even though the holiday is past.

I chose to copy the party dress pattern submitted by Mikumiku of Chiba prefecture. It would have been great for New Year’s if I had completed it in time, but I think it will be pretty for Valentine’s day too.

Enjoy!

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Happy New Year! Here’s hoping no psychotic clown sheep land in your town this year!

Animal Crossing New Leaf: Marshal, Marshal, Marshal!!!

It seems like my Animal Crossing games know when I’m going to busy or on vacation. I got up at 4am Friday morning in order to drive to Las Vegas with a stop in Orange County to drop off Sophie and pick up a kitten to deliver in Vegas (ugh). I planned to play video games the entire way and be very productive—mostly I napped in the car at awkward angles until Sophie woke me up squawking. She doesn’t travel well.

At some point I gave up trying to sleep and turned on Animal Crossing. It was Soleil’s birthday. I had completely forgotten and didn’t have a gift. Fortunately the cell phone reception down I5 has gotten much better, so I was able to look up what she likes and order something.

I kind of want to start saying Elvis' name much like Seinfeld says "Newman".

I kind of want to start saying Elvis’ name much like Seinfeld says “Newman”.

I gave her a floor she supposedly likes. I never give floors as birthday presents.

I gave her a floor she supposedly likes. I never give floors as birthday presents.


Then I noticed that it was Cole’s birthday the very next day and I had to order a present for him too. Geez, don’t they know I’m trying to relax??!

I also got great news that my friend Chris had gotten Marshal for me in his cycling town. I don’t cycle, so I had no idea how long it would take to get him to move, but bright and early at 8:30 the next morning Chris had Marshal in boxes and I was able to collect him. ♥ Thank you!!!!!

"It's decided! By the way, what's the name of your village?...Kasen village?"

“It’s decided! By the way, what’s the name of your village?…Kasen village?”

Thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!!

Thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!!

So every morning following I was terribly excited to start up Kasen and see where Marshal had set up residence, and of course meet him.

He didn’t pick the best spot, he moved in just south of my tower and ripped out bushes and stumps, but I don’t even care. In fact, I joke that his house is the prince park tower—a hotel in Tokyo right next to Tokyo Tower. I stayed there when I went to Japan.

This was the view from our room:

Tokyo Tower at Night

Tokyo Tower at Night

Marshal's house location. Note the tower just behind his house.

Marshal’s house location. Note the tower just behind his house.

While I was waiting impatiently for Marshal to move in I visited Cole for his birthday and gave him a dark polka shirt. Muffy was partying with him. She’s kinda cute. We haven’t quite grown on one another yet, but I like her way better than Elvis.

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Yesterday Marshal’s house landed. I was so excited to go help him unpack…but the Vegas sun wakes me up early and he was asleep still. Argh!!

"I'm sorry but could you please let me sleep a little more?"

“I’m sorry but could you please let me sleep a little more?”

When I finally did get to welcome him, he was still asleep…standing up. OMG THE CUTENESS!

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Since he was busy unpacking and refused my help, I danced with him a little to wake him up and then left.

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Today was the first day I saw him out and about. He was fishing. And we chatted about air mail deliveries.

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We had a camper today. Finally I can enter a tent without worrying that it will be Marshal and I won’t have room! There are a couple other townies I would be sad to see while I have a full town, but this bird? Not one of them.

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I paid a visit to Muffy who, like Marshal, also seems to be narcoleptic. She wanted me to get her a rare bug, but I’ve been awake since 5am and I’m not feeling up to doing difficult favors.

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Obon?

I’ve been meaning to mention that this Friday is Obon in my Japanese game. I will open up Kasen so you can come over, get your eggplant cow or cucumber horse—I hope Isabelle behaves this year. Last year she gave out cucumber horses almost exclusively. Feel free to come over with multiple characters to attempt to get both (and don’t forget to say hi to Marshal!). I’m still not quite up to 500 people for my hosting badge, so the more the merrier. I will open from 10am-noon (GMT -8) Friday August 15 and if requested again in the afternoon/evening.

My birthday is the next day along with the bug-off. I’m going to be ooooooold. 😛 But I comfort myself in knowing that Kokuto will always be older.

And then Sunday is the fireworks festival.

And I say nothing happens in my birth month!

P.S. I received a US copy of Animal Crossing New Leaf from Nintendo. Thanks, Nintendo!
P.P.S. This update would not be possible without Mayor Chris. Thank you!!!!!