Animal Crossing New Leaf US: Fidget Yourself Fit

Happy 2014!

I wasn’t sure if I should post yesterday or just wait until today…but obviously today won out. I hope everyone had a fabulous start to their year. I spent my New Year’s eve playing Etrian Odyssey Untold: Millennium Girl and then switched over to New Leaf for the countdown. While I started the game in time, my husband wanted to come over and we heard revelers outside yelling “Happy New Year” as he was coming over on the train, so officially we missed it. Oops.

I believe you mean champagne, but um sure. Hit me.

I believe you mean champagne, but um sure. Hit me.

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And this is how Octavian spent the last of 2013.

And this is how Octavian spent the last of 2013.

And my mind was blown by Julian's dinky little hat and dual horns. <3

And my mind was blown by Julian’s dinky little hat and dual horns. <3[/caption] [caption id="attachment_10179" align="aligncenter" width="400"]Santa hubby arrived just a little late. Better late than never Santa hubby arrived just a little late. Better late than never

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*tries not to burst into tears*

*tries not to burst into tears*

dinky hat and giant hat. I couldn't get a good picture of the two of them

dinky hat and giant hat. I couldn’t get a good picture of the two of them

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Rooney started the New Year hung over

Rooney started the New Year hung over

The Great Badge Hunt

I’ve slowed down getting badges. I’m still trying a little bit, but the cataloging with Vella is taking most of my badge hunting free time. I added set items to my list and some of the theme items. After steadily checking shops and having Yumi order a mailbox-full at a time I’m down to 247 items. I’m sure I need a lot more than that, but I haven’t felt like punishing myself and going through the entire item list. I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it. I’m finished with shoes, socks, umbrellas, and accessories. I’m working on hats—I think I’m almost done and then on to clothes.

All this is to say that on New Year’s eve I did get one badge from Phineas and I didn’t really expect it: the silver letter writing badge! And after getting it I haven’t written a single letter towards gold. That’s usually how I roll.

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Bye Sheldon!

OMG I couldn’t take his sighing and carrying on any longer. It was so hard to tell him to go! So I made my husband come pick him up so I can visit. It worked out well because dear Cobb, my favorite zombie pig from Kasen snuck away from my husband’s town in the night. I am semi-hoping he’ll move into Hanabi, but I kind of think he slipped into the ether.

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OMG me too. :( Where's my sparkling cider to drown my sorrows. T_T

OMG me too. 🙁 Where’s my sparkling cider to drown my sorrows. T_T

Yup. I brought Kokuto over. You can go live in Jisuna so I can visit.

Yup. I brought Kokuto over. You can go live in Jisuna so I can visit.

Kokuto posing with me as he asked Sheldon to move in.

Kokuto posing with me as he asked Sheldon to move in.

New Year’s Day

I don’t know what Isabelle’s obsession with honoring the overworked horses is, but the statue we got for New Year’s was darn cute.

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I'm not surprised by this in the least

I’m not surprised by this in the least

Not surprised by this either. What goes on in Club LOL while I'm not there?

Not surprised by this either. What goes on in Club LOL while I’m not there?

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This New Year's Resolution did make me scratch my head a bit.

This New Year’s Resolution did make me scratch my head a bit.

New Year New DLC

I’m a little bummed at the recent DLC, but that’s probably because I have the Japanese game and I got it last year. If I hadn’t, I would be excited to get the kagamimochi unexpectedly from Pete and the Sunrise Lamp from the post office. But right now it’s very been there, done that. I wish they had put a little more thought into US DLC instead of recycling. </ spoiled rant>

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Winter Sports

I’m still rolling snowboys. I think I’m over halfway down making them. Then maybe a snowmam and then bingo bingo bingo till the snow melts.

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Pukey Green Bear!!!

OMG OMG OMG!!!! I NEVER EVER see former residents in my main street. In my JP town it happens all the time, but in my US town I’ve never had a former townie visit. Today WHAM! Charlise wandering around. I wonder why she showed up now?? And why she’s the only one.

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And where exactly do you live now?

And where exactly do you live now?

One Townie Leaves…

And a bridge is torn down and rebuilt. I wanted Sheldon out so I could replace the regular bridge with another wooden bridge. So, yesterday I demolished the old bridge and today put in a new one. I think it’s going back in the same spot, but it’s so hard to tell.

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And that’s about it. We had Gulliver. I had a lot of people over for Noodles in Kasen. And I’m curious who I’ll end up with as a new resident. Hopefully a townie I like. I wouldn’t mind an uchi resident as I haven’t had one yet…

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

Animal Crossing New Leaf: Day 55

Stalk Market

AM: 56 Bells
PM: TBD

Apparently the stalk market never rests.

Present from Nintendo

I logged in last night and had Pete waiting to deliver a letter from Nintendo. My mail (pockets) were full, so instead of telling me he’d come back later like he would have in City Folk, he kindly left the package in my mailbox. While it wasn’t yet New Year’s in Kasen village it was in Japan and the item turned out to be the mirror mochi available from 1/1/13-1/18/13.

mirror mochi

Post Office Download

Figuring there would be another present available from Japan I ran over to the post office even braving Phyllis’ attitute to get my “First Sunrise of the New Year Lamp”.

Receiving a present from Phyllis

I hung it up in my already out of fashion Christmas room.

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New Year’s Eve Countdown!

31 minutes left

00:31:33 to go!

After the countdown reaches thirty minutes, the music changes, villagers put on party hats and everyone gets ready for fireworks.

waiting on a stump

I was waiting for Kokuto to come over

kokuto arrived

kokuto arrived and got a noisemaker blast in the face!

My town had yellow and green hats (and yellow and green fireworks) Kokuto’s town had red and blue hats (and red and blue fireworks). He brought me two hats from his town. You can’t order them from the catalogue.

I hearts kokuto

he brought a lightstick

bashful

reflection tree

more reflection tree

Party hat!!!!

Party hat!!!!

When you sit on your tree for long enough "stats" roll. It tells you when you started the game, when shops opened, when residents moved in etc. It's pretty neat!

When you sit on your tree for long enough “stats” roll. It tells you when you started the game, when shops opened, when residents moved in etc. It’s pretty neat!

Derry is not so good at math: "How many seconds until the new year?  One minute is 60 seconds and so....um...um"

Derry is not so good at math: “How many seconds until the new year? One minute is 60 seconds and so….um…um”

lillian party hat

Lillian did not brave the cold for the countdown, so I went and said happy New year.

dual noisemakers

dance moves

more dance moves

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New Year’s Day

Happy New Year from Nelson

Happy New Year!

There’s another cardboard cutout in town square. I need two more friends to come over and take pics with me!

New Year's cutout

Cheeeeeeese!

Shizue

“Mayor! Happy New Year!”
Look at her cute kimono

Shizue did not give me a New Year’s t-shirt. She gave me a year of the snake furniture. It’s actually pretty cute.
snake furniture

Moe moved in

outside Moe's house

outside Moe’s house

It is indeed Kokuto's Moe

It is indeed Kokuto’s Moe

He's kinda cute...

He’s kinda cute…

Snowman

I started the New Year off right: with a happy snowman.

happy snowman

happy snowman!

明けましておめでとう!
(phonetically: ah-kay-ma-shitay-oh-me-de-toe)
or, Happy New Year!