Stalk Market for Thursday, August 1
AM: 106 Bells
PM: 140 Bells
Well, I didn’t get a huge spike (There’s still time I guess). And though I did a little trolling on twitter to sell in strangers’ towns, none of my requests panned out so I went over to Quantico when it hit 163 bells and sold there. I’ve decided that in the stalk market, like in life, slow and steady wins the race. I could’ve held out for another day or so, but I wanted the money in Yumi’s bank account to pad it. I’m happy to report she got 71,500 bells worth of interest.
Yumi then bought a few pieces of Gracie furniture (just needs the desk and wagon), and paid off stonehenge. She needs to buy Katrina’s shop and then all proceeds from the sale of foreign fruit will go back into her bank account. I’m going to try to spiff up Kasen before opening for Obon.
The last few days in Hanabi
As I’ve said, nothing much has happened. There’ve been a few campers. I think they’re really trying to convince me to let one of my townies go. Sheldon tried to move to go on a training tour, but I told him no. I have his picture but…It’s so wrong that the only reason I don’t want my townies to go is because I’m afraid of where a new townie will land.
My next camper? An aardvark. Also cool! I don’t see them often.
My question for you: Who is the one villager you want to move into your village and why? My dream villager used to be Ankha. I had only ever seen pictures of her, never saw her anywhere. Then she moved in to Quantico. I just always thought she was the coolest looking towny ever. I would love to get her a matching Lucky villager. He’s also one of my favorites. And since she’s moved in, I still love her little frowny face.
Obviously Julian was very high on my list of wanted villagers, but I didn’t even know he even existed until sometime in May.
I don’t really have any villagers that I must have at the moment. I seem to have all of my faves scattered among my games (Lillian/Bunnie, Carmen, Ankha, Julian, Stitches, Lolly). But on my list of I would really like: Zucker only because he’s a takoyaki and it makes me laugh. I’m newly infatuated with Annalise since she camped. I loved Clyde in my City Folk town. I think Kabuki is completely awesome looking. He’d go well in Hanabi. I wouldn’t mind Diana or Fauna, but the rest of the deer don’t really do it for me (Zell not withstanding). My husband desperately wants Coco. She creeps me out.
I have bad luck making gold furniture. I seem to be getting a lot of gold ore, but also a lot of duplicate items. The ones up for sale in my Re-Tail shop went to a good home.
Finally I turned in 3 ore and got golden wallpaper!
I put it in the basement where my golden mishmash is being used to bolster yellow feng shui. I wonder if the basement room affects luck since according to the
awful Prima Guide it’s not scored by the HHA…Maybe I’ll move it upstairs and put the balloon room down there (honestly I’m really sick of the balloon furniture). It was cool for the first month or so. But I’ve always hated that hat.
This morning was awesome, both in game and out. Early this morning the fedex man buzzed the door and brought me an unexpected box of Harry and David peaches and a bottle of wine—an early birthday present from my mom. They smell sooooo good. I feel like I’m acting just like Barold because I cannot wait to eat them, but they’re not quite ripe. (I promise I’m not getting sloshed on the wine as I type this. 😉 )
Don’t forget to stop by your post office and pick up the DLC. It seems that the US is also getting the fireworks table, so I think every region may be getting it for August.
You may notice that whatever incarnation of your Nooklings shop is selling fireworks for the month. I only had 1 roman candle and 1 fortune cookie, while Kasen had a roman candle and some other firework. I haven’t lit them yet. I intend to hoard them at least until Sunday.
I also had a few guests this morning as I scampered around watering my droopy flowers and looking for new bugs.
I had Katrina in town today. I wish I knew how many more fortunes I need told to unlock Katrina’s shop. Both Locke and I got our fortune told. I figure I’m at least halfway there.
New Month, New Critters
So far the only new thing I’ve gotten is the rice grasshopper. I had it erroneously listed as a katydid. I only knew its Japanese name and had to guess at its English name until I caught one and could verify. Apparently there is nothing with an English name of katydid in the game. But for all intents and purposes rice grasshopper = katydid. </rant>
So far the things I need to catch this month are:
- scorpion (grumbles)
- soft-shelled turtle
- flat worm
- house centipede
I’m really hoping the petaltail isn’t as hard to find/catch as it was in City Folk. I chopped down every single tree in town just to get it. I will do that again if I have to (not the money tree) but I’m hoping it won’t come to that.
Finally I had a suggestion! Unfortunately it wasn’t for something I intend to put in. I have one of these in Kasen and it’s really pretty at night, but I don’t want one in Hanabi.