Stalk Market for Monday, July 15
AM: 87 Bells
PM: 56 Bells
I bought a lot of turnips this week for 92 bells each, so I’m hoping for a good turnaround. The perfect fruit market is much safer, though not nearly as lucrative.
I haven’t had any success even spotting a scorpion in the past couple days. I get bored running around town hoping to spot one or saving and continuing over and over and over again. When I get sick of scorpion hunting I go scallop hunting. I haven’t been very diligent in either town about obtaining the pirate ship theme. In my Japanese town I have a very hard time catching scallops. In Hanabi chasing them down seems much easier. I don’t know if it’s due to my lucky room or that I’ve gotten better at chasing them, but I’ve found one each night for the past few nights. I have a soft spot for Pascal, so I always give him the scallop and listen to his deep truths.
So far I’m missing the following from the Pirate Ship Theme:
- vintage telescope
- pirate’s armor (needed in Hanabi, I have it in Kasen)
There are only 11 items in the theme. I only need a few more encounters with Pascal and then I’m going to have to go back to scorpion hunting for real. If only I could bait them somehow. “Here scorpion. Come eat this tasty kitty villager.”—Just kidding Felicity.
I even chopped down a bunch of trees so I’d have a more open area in the south. After a catch the bugger I’m putting in another cherry orchard for fun and profit.
Victoria suggested a new bridge that I really really want to put in…only not in this town. I wish you could swap public works. She wants a fairy tale bridge. I would gladly put that in in Kasen. Unfortunately I haven’t had it requested there. I want a zen bridge for Hanabi.
Rooney, my top requester, came through for me. He wants a zen streetlight. That I actually want. I need to replace the two streetlights I already have with them and sprinkle them throughout Hanabi for ambiance.
Grooving with K.K.
I’ll admit I always forget to go see K.K. on Saturdays. It’s even worse since they sell his album in the store so I feel like I don’t have to sit through his snooze fest show. (Don’t hate me! I get impatient while the credits roll). But I was reading through my Japanese guide and it says that after you listen to his show 20 times he gives you his picture. There’s my incentive!
Best Buy DLC
I stopped by Best Buy (purchased nothing) and downloaded my rolling suitcase yesterday. Imagine my glee when I found out it can be customized! It can also be ordered from the catalog, so any non-US (or US Best Buy-less) friends that need it let me know and I’ll hook you up.
Misc. Villager Shenanigans
The next bug off is this Saturday. I’m nervous about it because I have Japanese class this Saturday afternoon Class cuts into about 5 hours of my day because class itself is 3 hours long plus commute, plus food before or after…That means that I’m either going to have to stock up on bugs I think might win and play before I go to class or change the time and play after class—I’ve never changed the time in Hanabi. I adjusted my JP 3DS clock when I went to Japan, but that’s been the extent of my “time travelling”. I don’t even really care about a trophy. I just want more of the set items because, if you haven’t guessed it, I’m kind of a completionist.
Fortunately my order of magazines from yesasia arrived in the mail today. Specifically, Nintendo dream. It has a section about the bug off in the August issue. It lists relative point values for bugs. I don’t know if it takes into account bugs on the island. Here’s a translated chart:
|Dynastid Beetle||50-70||on trees||17:00-7:59|
|Saw Stag Beetle||on trees||all day|
|Tiger Beetle||on the ground||8:00-18:59|
|Raja Brooke||60-80||by fresh water||8:00-18:59|
|Goliath Beetle||on palm trees||19:00-7:59|
|Elephant Beetle||on palm trees||17:00-7:59|
|Rainbow Stag Beetle||on trees||19:00-7:59|
|Lantern Fly||on trees||4:00-7:59;
|Cyclommatus||on palm trees||17:00-7:59|
|Oak Silk Moth||on trees||19:00-3:59|
|Golden Stag||80-100||on palm trees||17:00-7:59|
|Horned Hercules||on palm trees||17:00-7:59|
So it looks like the only safe bets are the two most expensive bugs in the game. Looks like I will be hunting on the island this week and lamenting my loss of profit this Saturday.
The Myth of the Slushie Machine
Willow from Sunnydale (is that a Buffy reference?) came over this morning with a slushie machine and a white officer’s hat. Thank you! Proving definitively that the slushie machine does exist, and that it was given to EU via a letter from Nintendo delivered by Pete. I don’t know if it’s also a regular catalog item, but due to its scarcity (and the fact that I can’t find it in JP guides) I think that it’s not. Thank you so much Willow! Now I need to find some other item to obsess over. LOL.
Today’s Open Hanabi
It was plagued by disconnects. Thanks for bearing with me! I wish you could have visited for longer Tama! We’ll have to get together again. Thanks to everyone for coming. I hope you had fun.