Animal Crossing New Leaf US: Buffness Theory

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.

I should let you go little squirrel. If only I were a little braver.

I should let you go little squirrel. If only I were a little braver.

While Hanabi would like a deer, we have no room for you. And a deer named Lopez is just weird.

While Hanabi would like a deer, we have no room for you. And a deer named Lopez is just weird.

My next camper? An aardvark. Also cool! I don’t see them often.


Whatever floats your boat. Me, I read old Disney comics when I camp.

Whatever floats your boat. Me, I read old Disney comics when I camp.

And today’s camper? Biskit. I would have kept any one of these guys. Really makes me think I should let someone go.
Cherries. You want the cherries.


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.

Gold Furniture

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.

I hope you like the gold furniture Shawn! And thanks for the tip!

I hope you like the gold furniture Shawn! And thanks for the tip!

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.

Very Fine. Gimme!

Very Fine. Gimme!

Another Me

I also had a few guests this morning as I scampered around watering my droopy flowers and looking for new bugs.

Another me? How many of me are there?

Another me? How many of me are there?


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.



No men's tops for sale. And what does excellent health do for me anyway? I'm not tripping today.

No men’s tops for sale. And what does excellent health do for me anyway? I’m not tripping today.

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
  • Petaltail
  • 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.

Public Works

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.







Just thinking about running made Victoria tired. Me too!

Just thinking about running made Victoria tired. Me too!

Double rainbow in Quantico (taken while unloading scads of turnips)

Double rainbow in Quantico (taken while unloading scads of turnips)

But you're wearing that shirt Locke made and you look like a little burrito. You have no room to talk.

But you’re wearing that shirt Locke made and you look like a little burrito. You have no room to talk.

So you're saying I *should* get rocking body from the infomercial?

So you’re saying I *should* get rocking body from the infomercial?

Animal Crossing New Leaf: August Bugs & Fish

August Bugs and Fish

Following is a list of all the bugs and fish to be captured in New Leaf for the month of August. Let’s get catching!
Prices listed are based on Re-Tail’s buying price.

Blue = not available the previous month. In other words, new!
Red = not available next month. In other words, last chance!

Name 日本語の名前 Location time Price
Raja Brooke アカエリアゲハ by fresh water1 8:00-18:59 2,500
Tiger Butterfly アゲハチョウ1 in the air 4:00-18:59 160
Brown Cicada アブラゼミ on trees 8:00-16:59 200
Pond Skater アメンボ on the water1 8:00-18:59 130
Ant アリ on candy, spoiled turnips2 all day 80
Birdwing アレクサンドラアゲハ near flowers1 8:00-15:59 4,000
Rice Grasshopper イナゴ on the ground 8:00-18:59 400
Golden Stag オウゴンオニクワガタ on palm trees 17:00-7:59 12,000
Giant Beetle オオクワガタ on trees 23:00-7:59 10,000
Banded Dragonfly オニヤンマ in the air1 8:00-16:59 4,500
Mosquito in the air1,2 17:00-3:59 130
Moth around lights1 19:00-3:59 60
Snail カタツムリ on bushes (in rain) all day 250
Dynastid beetle カブトムシ on trees 17:00-7:59 1,350
Mantis カマキリ on flowers1 8:00-16:59 430
Longhorn Beetle カミキリムシ on stumps1 23:00-18:59 260
Stinkbug カメムシ on trees all day 120
Peacock Butterfly カラスアゲハ in the air1 4:00-18:59 220
grasshopper キリギリス on the ground1 8:00-16:59 160
darner dragonfly ギンヤンマ in the air1 8:00-16:59 200
Giant Cicada クマゼミ on trees 8:00-16:59 500
Spider クモ shake from trees2 all day 300
House Centipede ゲジ under rocks 19:00-07:59 250
Diving Beetle ゲンゴロウ on the water 8:00-16:59 800
Atlas Beetle コーカサスオオカブト on palm trees 17:00-7:59 8,000
Fuit Beetle コガネムシ on trees all day 100
Leaf Bug コノハムシ on the ground2 8:00-16:59 600
goliath beetle ゴライアスハナムグリ on palm trees 4:00-7:59;
Scorpion サソリ on the ground1,2 19:00-3:59 8,000
Long Locust ショウリョウバッタ on the ground1 8:00-18:59 200
Cicada Larva セミのぬけがら on trees all day 100
Elephant Beetle ゾウカブト on palm trees 17:00-7:59 8,000
Jewel Beetle タマムシ on trees 8:00-16:59 2,400
tarantula タランチュラ on the ground1,2 19:00-3:59 8,000
Pill Bug ダンゴムシ hit rocks all day 250
Walker Cicada ツクツクホウシ on trees 8:00-16:59 400
Giant Petaltail テイオウムカシヤンマ in the air1 17:00-18:59 8000
Migratory Locust トノサマバッタ on the ground 8:00-18:59 600
Stick Bug ナナフシ on trees 4:00-7:59; 17:00-18:59 600
rainbow stag beetle ニジイロクワガタ on trees 4:00-7:59;
Saw Stag Beetle ノコギリクワガタ on trees all day 2,000
Flea ノミ stuck to villagers2 all day 70
Fly ハエ on spoiled turnips, garbage1,2 all day 60
Bee ハチ shake trees2 all day 2,500
Orchid Mantis ハナカマキリ on white flowers1 8:00-16:59 2,400
Tiger Beetle ハンミョウ on the ground1 8:00-18:59 1,500
Evening Cicada ヒグラシ on trees 4:00-7:59;
Lantern Fly ビワハゴロモ on trees 4:00-7:59;
Wharf Roach フナムシ on the beach all day 200
Scarab Beetle プラチナコガネ on trees 23:00-7:59 6,000
Hercules Beetle ヘラクレスオオカブト on palm trees 17:00-7:59 12,000
Cyclommatus ホソアカクワガタ on palm trees 17:00-7:59 8,000
Agrias Butterfly ミイロタテハ flying near flowers1 8:00-16:59 3,000
Miyama Stag Beetle ミヤマクワガタ on trees all day 1,000
Robust Cicada ミンミンゼミ on trees 8:00-16:59 300
Centipede ムカデ under rocks 16:00-23:00 300
Emperor Butterfly モルフォチョウ Near Flowers1 4:00-7:59;
Oak Silk Moth ヤママユガ on trees 19:00-3:59 1,200

1. Not in rainy weather
2. Not when gates are open

Name 日本語の名前 Location time price
Horse Mackerel アジ ocean all day 150
Sweetfish アユ river all day 900
Arowana アロワナ river 4:00-7:59;
Squid イカ ocean all day 400
Barred Knifejaw イシダイ ocean all day 5,000
Dace ウグイ river all day 200
Moray Eel ウツボ ocean all day 2000
Eel ウナギ river 4:00-7:59;
Ray エイ ocean 4:00-21:00 3000
Angelfish エンゼルフィッシュ river 4:00-8:59; 16:00-3:59 3,000
Saddled Bichir エンドリケリー river 21:00-3:59 4,000
Pale Chub オイカワ river 9:00-15:59 200
Gar ガー pond 4:00-7:59; 16:00-3:59 6,000
Frog カエル holding pond all day 120
Blue Marlin カジキ ocean all day 10,000
Goldfish キンギョ river all day 1,300
Guppy グッピー river 9:00-15:59 1,300
Clownfish クマノミ ocean all day 650
Carp コイ river all day 300
Shark サメ ocean 4:00-7:59; 16:00-3:59 15,000
Crawfish ザリガニ holding pond all day 200
Coelacanth シーラカンス ocean (in the rain) 4:00-8:59; 16:00-3:59 15,000
Hammerhead シュモクザメ ocean 4:00-8:59; 16:00-3:59 8,000
Sea Bass スズキ ocean all day 200
Softshell Turtle スッポン river 16:00-8:59 3750
Red Snapper タイ ocean all day 3,000
sea horse タツノオトシゴ ocean all day 1,110
Butterflyfish チョウチョウウオ ocean all day 1,000
pop-eyed goldfish デメキン river 9:00-15:59 1,300
nibble fish ドクターフィッシュ river 9:00-15:59 1,500
Dorado ドラド river 4:00-21:00 15,000
freshwater goby ドンコ river 4:00-8:59; 16:00-3:59 300
Napoleon Fish ナポレオンフィッシュ ocean 4:00-20:59 10,000
catfish ナマズ pond 4:00-8:59; 16:00-3:59 800
surgeonfish ナンヨウハギ ocean all day 1,000
barbel steed ニゴイ river all day 200
Koi ニシキゴイ river 4:00-8:59; 16:00-3:59 4,000
neon tetra ネオンテトラ river 9:00-15:59 500
Sawshark ノコギリザメ ocean 4:00-8:59; 16:00-3:59 12,000
Puffer Fish ハリセンボン ocean all day 240
Piranha ピラニア river 8:00-15:59; 21:00-3:59 2,500
olive flounder ヒラメ ocean all day 800
Arapaima ピラルク river 16:00-8:59 10,000
crucian carp フナ river all day 120
black bass ブラックバス river all day 300
bluegill ブルーギル river 9:00-15:59 120
Ocean Sunfish マンボウ ocean 4:00-21:00 4,000
Zebra Turkeyfish ミノカサゴ ocean all day 400
killifish メダカ holding pond all day 300
Giant Snakehead ライギョ pond 9:00-15:59 5,500

The location for sea creatures refers to whether you can capture them in the village or on the island.

Sea Creatures
Name 日本語の名前 Location Time Price
pearl oyster アゴヤガイ village all day 1,600
abalone アワビ village 4:00-8:59; 16:00-3:59 400
sea anemone イソギンチャク village all day 100
sea urchin ウニ village all day 800
sea slug ウミウシ village all day 200
Sea Grapes ウミブドウ village all day 600
Horseshoe Crab カブトガニ village 21:00-3:59 1,500
Tiger Prawn クルマエビ village 4:00-8:59; 16:00-3:59 1,600
Turban Shell サザエ village 16:00-8:59 300
mantis shrimp シャコ village 4:00-8:59; 16:00-3:59 1,250
ear shell トコブシ village 4:00-8:59; 16:00-3:59 300
starfish ヒトデ village all day 100
Flatworm ヒラムシ village 16:00-8:59 200
acorn barnacle フジツボ village all day 200
scallop ホタテ village all day 1,000
lobster ロブスター village all day 2,500

Animal Crossing New Leaf US: Down Like a Clown

Stalk Market for Monday, July 29

AM: 120

Once again I bought too many turnips. This week they were selling for 100 in Hanabi. I didn’t have the luxury of checking my other towns’ prices because I’m…behind in them. So I bought 6,200 (those last 200 were accidental) at 100 bells apiece. I’m a bit worried this week because I’m a day behind in Kasen—Saturday in addition to having class, was the J-POP Summit in San Francisco, so I was gone all day and didn’t have time to play three games. I caught back up in Quantico yesterday. But I’m still a day behind in Kasen. I’m hoping this doesn’t affect the turnip market in those towns, but I’m a bit fuzzy on what exactly triggers the dreaded downward spiral in prices.

So if Hanabi doesn’t have great prices or if my turnip price scouting fails…I’m screwed.

The Weekend in Hanabi

I haven’t played as much as I’ve wanted to partly because of busyness and partly because I’ve been playing Fantasy Life: Link. I hope to blog about it a little bit because I can take screenshots now. I ♥ games that let me take screenshots! Here’s how Hanabi’s weekend shaped up:

I got an awesome haul from the ore rock!

I got an awesome haul from the ore rock!

unfortunately I keep getting duplicate gold furniture...

unfortunately I keep getting duplicate gold furniture…

So that's why Rooney and Kitt don't get along so well...

So that's why Rooney and Kitt don't get along so well…

I made it over to Bakatown for a catalog party. Thanks Shinkuu! Just a few gaps left!

I made it over to Bakatown for a catalog party. Thanks Shinkuu! Just a few gaps left!

I was busy updating my wishlist Saturday night and so as I double checked everything I sat in Club LOL and requested song after song.

you pick. whatever. Just play. a lot. k?

you pick. whatever. Just play. a lot. k?

Sunday night I ran into the badge man and he gave me the K.K. Slider Fangirl badge. If they only knew I mute it when I do this…


Yesterday I went to Best Buy and downloaded a few double-neck guitars. You can remake them several different colors (they start off yellow), use clothing, or a custom design. I was hoping you could use ore to remake them as well, but you don’t seem to be able to. I would love a sparkly double-neck guitar like a pink rock candy. :)

That doesn't look so pink to me...

That doesn’t look so pink to me…

Today in Hanabi

I’m sure I’ll play more later, but I wanted to get this blog pounded out so I can go catch up in Kasen.

I awoke to a violent thunderstorm. I don’t have any special visitors, but I have a moon for sale.



I think Shep's going disco

I think Shep’s going disco

August Shindigs


I’m so excited that August is almost here. I can’t wait to see the fireworks displays on Sundays. I’m tentatively thinking of opening each Sunday night for a couple hours to celebrate with people. I feel like it’s rough for me to open at night though when half the world is already asleep (stupid GMT -8). But we’ll see how it goes.

August 15th is Obon in Japanese versions of ACNL. I intend to open Kasen for that festival so you can come over and pick up an eggplant cow or a cucumber…um horse? Something like that. If you’re interested, put it in your calendar (I’ll open from 10am – noon PST). If you can’t make it, suggest an alternate time and I may be able to open for you. If you want to come please leave me your friend code. I’ll comment with Kasen’s after I go look it up. Feel free to wear a kimono or happi coat for the spirit of the event.

Last year I danced in the Obon festival in Salt Lake City and got to wear a kimono for the first time. It was a lot of fun.

Me in a kimono last year. Not pictured: flip flops.

Me in a kimono last year. Not pictured: flip flops.

August 16th is my birthday. I’m going to be ooooooooooold. So cheer me up by visiting Kasen and bringing something to Obon festival. 😛

That’s all for now.

P.S. I received a US Copy of Animal Crossing New Leaf from Nintendo. Thanks, Nintendo
P.P.S. Peaches for my birthday would be awesome. Real ones. Not AC ones.

Animal Crossing New Leaf US: Come on In!

Stalk Market for Friday, July 26

AM: 183 Bells
PM: 95 Bells

This getting up early thing is sucking my will to live. I’ll try to remain coherent throughout this post, but I make no guarantees.

Yesterday in Hanabi



It was the grand opening of T&T Emporium. I had no special visitors, but who needs special visitors when you have a 3 story department store with a swanky boutique on the top floor. Before I visited the Emporium I watered absolutely ever flower in the village in anticipation of people coming over today. I get so embarrassed showing off the town when it’s full of wilted flowers. Naturally it rained in the afternoon. $*@(^!!!



I didn’t take too many pictures of the inside of the place, but I had a few bells in my pockets and thought maybe I would buy a piece of furniture for Yumi to take some of the strain off of her pockets. Then I remembered that I have rich town ordinance and everything is more expensive here…so I refrained.

Score! Even though I didn't buy anything she gave me my final mannequin

Score! I bought a shirt and she gave me my final mannequin


I finally made time to visit a few towns via the dream suite yesterday. I still have a looong ways to go for that badge.

First I visited Moonlake (Hi Aurynn! Those glasses look awfully familiar).



And then I hopped over to Frieden. :)

My favorite part? That poor peace sign stretched across the portly penguin. Hehe!

My favorite part? That poor peace sign stretched across the portly penguin. Hehe!




Christmas in July?

Later last night I stopped over at Wasabi village for a Christmas party. That snow looks a little suspect. LOL




Today in Hanabi

Next time I decide to throw a party at 8 am, remind me to go to sleep earlier. I’m beat! And since I’m beat, I’m just gonna post some pics and call it good. :)

An angry mob descended upon the Emporium at 8:58am

An angry mob descended upon the Emporium at 8:58am




I had misfortune upon my health today and was tripping everywhere. Katrina told me I needed an “iconic top” so I put one on. Unfortunately the wet suit nullifies its effects and I tripped as I was attempting to jump off the cliff. Ouch. Too bad I didn’t belly flop.



I had a lot of ice creams left over, so I ate one. Yum.

I had a lot of ice creams left over, so I ate one. Yum.

bell tree!
Only one of my two money trees grew. I’ll have to try again for the other one. Symmetry. :)


Thanks Euphy for helping me get a replacement for Julian’s saw shark. He likes his napoleon fish better than me though. 😛

And now I have to take Locke to go get signatures for a petition for “Make Cheese Not Traps” for Julian. He’s a demanding unicorn!

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