Animal Crossing New Leaf US: That’s No Bueno

The Longest Night

It was a little weird although it would make sense if I had my Japanese 3DS on Japanese time. In the US Animal Crossing the solstice was on the 21st. In the Japanese game it was on the 22nd. I was confused I had the day wrong on my 3DS or something when Isabelle wasn’t standing outside in Kasen to greet me.

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I'll see if I can bring you a nice hot cup of coffee. K?

I’ll see if I can bring you a nice hot cup of coffee. K?

Shep didn't handle the absence of the sun well.

Shep didn’t handle the absence of the sun well.

That's even worse than ma'am. You may be on my moving list Shep. :P

That’s even worse than ma’am. You may be on my moving list Shep. 😛

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The long night didn’t stop Phineas from showing up. I finally got the dreamer badge! Which means I have at least bronze in every badge. Yay!

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Heartened by my encounter with Phineas I looked at my badges and decided that I could money launder with Yumi to get the savings badge. She has almost 100,000,000 bells sitting in her bank account. She generously donated almost 20 million in 1.5 million increments to get Vella’s account to 20 million. You only need 10 million for the badge, but Vella is a little greedy. I just know I’m not going through that turnip cheating fiasco again. I’d rather bankrupt Yumi to get Vella to 100,000,000. It’s much easier.

And after my efforts I ran into Phineas again. I feel a little guilty about his savings speech but you do what you’ve gotta do.

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Sometime in the middle of all the money laundering (which really just means I withdrew money with Yumi, plopped it on the ground, had Vella pick it up and deposit it until I had 20 million bells) I took the time to visit K.K. After I got back from Kasen I had a letter from him with his picture! [link goes to miiverse. I hope it works…]

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Catalog Day from Hell: AKA Sunday

I dunno why I’m on a badge kick. I guess because it gives me a goal. I’ve been playing for over a year now. I could easily just log on every day, make sure no one’s moving and log off, but the badges give me something to work toward.

First in the continuing quest for badges I purchased about a million bells worth of turnips from Kasen for 92 bells apiece. I realize this was probably a bad move as I’ll be out of town after Wednesday but even the purchase price goes toward the badge so even if I lose money I still make headway just not as much). Regardless, if you get good prices remember me. I’m a good tipper. 😉

After buying turnips I looked at Vella’s badges and I realized that she only had silver in the catalog badge. Yumi has gold because over the summer I went on an insane catalog hunt and ordered everything from streetpass houses that I could so all total I need fewer than 50 items for my catalog (not counting stationery or gyroids or unreleased items). Vella helped to order things that she had that Yumi needed, but largely didn’t share in the great catalog completion. I’ve been dreading taking stock of Vella’s catalog because the only English guide/list that I have is the Prima guide and if you have the prima guide you know that they just threw the items up on the page putting them in no discernible order. I had a day with nothing to do so I decided I could bite the bullet and sort out Vella’s clothing catalog. I spent the entire day just checking off shoes, socks, accessories, hats, dresses, bottoms, and tops. At the end of the day I found out that Vella needed over 400 of those items alone. I haven’t even looked at furniture. I put the master list up on moridb and I’m slowly buying stuff from shops and having Yumi order items. I’m almost down to 300 just from cataloging Gracie items and buying things I needed from the shop.

In the midst of this I came to the realization that because of her allergy to shopping Vella only has the silver shopping badge. So I need to spend money on the king’s crown in Able’s shop today that I don’t really need…or maybe have her buy Gracie furniture, but I don’t really want a second set of gorgeous furniture. The things you do for badges…

So I don’t have many pictures to show for yesterday. While I was hunched over my computer desk Vella was hunched over the ordering Kiosk in the emporium for so long that the game crashed. It freaked me out, but everything seems ok. Oh my aching neck.

But, when I did stop poring over the catalog I found out we had a camper. We’re full up so there’s no inviting him in, but Rowan is pretty cute.

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Today in Hanabi

Well, I bought stuff. I made sure to hit Kicks and the Able sisters. I did buy that king’s crown they had. Sadly Kasen has a king’s crown too (what are the odds?) and I’ll probably run over there and buy theirs as well. So with any luck I’ll have that gold shopping badge by tomorrow.

Gulliver washed ashore. You can always count on him to be passed out when nothing’s going on. I decided to steer him to the correct destination just in case I need the item he’ll send me. 😛

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I think I want to go to dinner with Gulliver. He loves exotic food and I do too. ;)

I think I want to go to dinner with Gulliver. He loves exotic food and I do too. 😉

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Are you daydreaming about Toy Day tomorrow? I bet you are.

Are you daydreaming about Toy Day tomorrow? I bet you are.

Buck up snowman. Your entire family is going to suck. I need a sleigh.

Buck up snowman. Your entire family is going to suck. I need a sleigh.

Toy Day Dead Ahead!

OMG tomorrow is Toy Day! I’m feeling all right about delivering presents in Hanabi, but in Kasen Lolly still hasn’t said what she wanted. Two of my townies have said they want something green, but not elaborated. Kitt will be in boxes and we just got a new townie today—Lobo the wolf. He’s my hubby’s favorite villager so when I saw him in the igloo I snatched him up. But the timing is a little bad. Needless to say I’m kinda worried and will probably make an attempt tonight to get Lolly to tell me what she wants and try and get Zell and Kidd to tell me what kind of green thing they want. Oh! And the icing on the cake—Lillian/Bunnie is sick. Toy Day may very well be ruined. Eep.

IRL I have to pack for a Christmas trip to LA Orange County and bake a blueberry pie for my 91 year-old grandma who isn’t doing very well.

Now the cat is coming (and she hates driving. Ugh) because one of my friends from LA who lives in Salt Lake City will be flying home for the holidays so we’ve extended the trip by a few days to see him. Yay! So whether I blog on Friday or not is a toss up. Depends on whether the internet in the hotel sucks, and how much down time I have.

TMI?

Happy Toy Day everyone! Stay safe and warm! I’ll write when I write.

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

Animal Crossing New Leaf US: Yours for the Taking

Stalk Market for Wednesday, November 13

AM: 130 Bells
PM: 118 Bells

We need More Dancing Happening

Usual past few days in Hanabi. I visited O’Hare because he really wanted me to see the travesty that is his house. House sucks? Dancing helps. Test looming? ditto.

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The only thing dancing doesn’t help with? Snow.

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We haven’t seen any of the nasty white stuff in Hanabi yet, but over in Quantico yesterday where it was, due to temporal anomalies, November 30th, there were flurries. Nothing stuck, but the time to break out your ugly sweaters is fast approaching.

I know they’ve had sweater Sunday going on for quite a while. I’m hoping to create a few ugly beauties for my townies to wear around town. Since I suck at designing anything I’m starting with this sweater tutorial from Animal Crossing Apparel. I’ll keep you posted when I get something suitably hideous to talk about.

Mmmm Spicy Curry

I also had Gulliver yesterday. He was obviously trying to get to India, but I sent him astray again for the tasty chocolate coin souvenir. I sure hope all his traveling is for pleasure and he’s not delivering black market kidneys or something. Because if so, they’re a little late…

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Rude Drop In

I like a good townie visit as much as the next mayor, but it seems like they always barge in when I’m trying to turn a room into a masterpiece and not when I’m just sitting around in my house (not that I ever just sit around in my house).

Rooney was the offending townie. He got the message that I was kind of in the middle of something and only rambled a little bit before handing me a washer/dryer and leaving. Apparently the mayor stink eye is effective.

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What was I working on? My sloppy, nasty, dirty basement/kitchen that no one in their right mind would want to eat in despite the cute kitchen items left over from Thanksgiving in Quantico. (I still need butter when Thanksgiving hits Hanabi)

The sloppy lamp provides very little light. I think we need higher wattage bulbs.

The sloppy lamp provides very little light. I think we need higher wattage bulbs.

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nasty sink. scary.

nasty sink. scary.

The kitchen after the addition of a few less disgusting pieces.

The kitchen after the addition of a few less disgusting pieces.

As you can see, it’s a work in progress and the bottom half of it is still covered with balloons. I’m not in a rush to finish it mostly because I don’t have the furniture with which to finish it.

Today in Hanabi

Redd! The tease was back in town. This time his legitimate painting was the fine painting. I don’t need it in Hanabi or Kasen, so if anyone out there does need it, let me know.

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I was surprised to see Redd because when I asked Booker he just mentioned that we had a camper.

I think our camper was pretty awesome, but I don’t know about the catchphrase “sweatband”. And I don’t even see a sweatband. Maybe a very vivid bandit mask.

cherries. We have lovely cherries and fall foliage right now.

cherries. We have lovely cherries and fall foliage right now.

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See? pretty and delicious.

See? pretty and delicious.

To Quantico we Go

I may have taken a little pre-vacation vacation over to Quantico today and done some pre-season fishing (I’m completely freaking out right now irl so a little cheating as stress relief is ok by me). It’s December 1st there so I went and sought out a few fish. I didn’t see a stringfish while I was there but I did find a pond smelt and a sea butterfly. I may also have checked out their camper. I’m so glad she’s not in Hanabi. She makes Kitt look tame.

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Not gonna happen creepy demon kangaroo wearing a horrible shirt.

Not gonna happen creepy demon kangaroo wearing a horrible shirt.

And that’s all for now. Last post before hiatus will be Friday. Don’t forget about me though. When I get back I think I’m going to do a giveaway for some RL items. I’ve got a duplicate Animal Crossing stylus and an extra copy of Hometown Story both of which could use good homes. I just have to figure out parameters for a giveaway. Random? Haikus? Most sloppy item donations wins? I dunno. The biggest question of all: Do I ship internationally? *shrug*

Ciao.

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

Animal Crossing New Leaf US: Bear Callin’ the Moose Hairy

Stalk Market for Monday, October 28

AM: 92 Bells
PM: 87 Bells

Despite not being home much this weekend, I still had some pretty full days. Saturday morning I hosted two adorable ladies:

Shrunk funk shuffle!

Shrunk funk shuffle!

Dancing on the tire toy makes you thirsty.

Dancing on the tire toy makes you thirsty.

I had to take off my mummy clothes. I didn't fit in with the cute dresses.

I had to take off my mummy clothes. I didn’t fit in with the cute dresses.

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Thanks for coming over! I had a blast. And thank you both for the gifts! 😉

Artsy Museum

Euphy brought me a quaint painting, ♥ And I was able to donate the valiant statue I got from Redd. The only piece of art that Hanabi is missing now is the motherly statue. So close!

Our new Quaint Painting.  :)

Our new Quaint Painting. 🙂

The Valiant Statue gives me chills

The Valiant Statue gives me chills


The last spot for the Motherly Statue.

The last spot for the Motherly Statue.

Concrete Room

After my guests left I noticed that I had Saharah roaming Hanabi. For the heck of it I had her redo my room. She actually gave me matching wallpaper and carpet, but I don’t think my house needs concrete walls and floor…

Not very inviting. I don't think I can sleep with my head next to a concrete wall.

Not very inviting. I don’t think I can sleep with my head next to a concrete wall.

Anyone need these?

Nurse Vella Scores!

I checked in on O’Hare while my guests were over Saturday morning. He was indeed all better. And very thankful for the aid I gave him. He gave me his picture!

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Gold Strike-Out

I got another gold wallpaper. I think (when I get a spare moment) I’m going to redo Locke’s house and have a pirate room and a gold room full of pirate booty. I still want to make a fall room to replace Vella’s beach room, but I doubt I’ll end up making it.

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Hi Dreamers!

I checked in on Felicity in her house and she started talking about someone she met in a dream.

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Then I talked to her again and she told me she kept the fossil in her house because it makes her look better. Um ok.

Then I talked to her again and she told me she kept the fossil in her house because it makes her look better. Um ok.

And the Nobel Prize for Shipwrecks…

If it weren’t for Booker I would never know when Gulliver was around. He told me there were rumors of someone washed ashore. Sure enough there was Gulliver. On his way to Sweden when he washed up.

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Quick Note from Kasen

Because I am enjoying fixing up Kasen little by little I thought I’d talk about it. I decided to ask Whitney from my husband’s town to move to Kasen. I’ve never asked a packed-up villager to move, so I figured I may as well do it. And I don’t have any wolves in any of my towns. Plus my husband really likes Whitney. I don’t know why he let her go (to get in a fresh faces I assume. Since he got her picture). I can keep her for when he has letting-villager-go remorse.

If I were Whitney I wouldn't move in to a village when someone wearing demon horns is the one asking...

If I were Whitney I wouldn’t move in to a village when someone wearing demon horns is the one asking…

Yesterday she plopped her house down just west of Nelson/Zell. I see a tryst coming.

Yesterday she plopped her house down just west of Nelson/Zell. I see a tryst coming.

I was right about the fairytale bridge being a pain in the butt. I had to remove the round topiary on the other side of the river in order to put it in. That’s an extra 100,000 bells to put the bridge in. It’s ok though. I really like it. I’d replace our other bridge (we only have 2) but I think Kitt’s house is in the way, so I’m trying to be nice to her so she’ll want to move.

Celebrating our new bridge

Celebrating our new bridge

Moe is talking about dreamers. ;)

Moe is talking about dreamers. 😉

I love the illuminated clock.

I love the illuminated clock.

And that’s the news from Hanabi and Kasen. Be back Wednesday. 😉

I take it back. You are kinda scary Rooney.

I take it back. You are kinda scary Rooney.

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

Animal Crossing New Leaf US: My Beloved Maple Syrup

Stalk Market for Friday, October 25

AM: 66 Bells
PM: 109 Bells

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Only 30 photos for the last two days which means…slow in Hanabi. The last two days in Kasen have been pretty slow too, but for some reason Lillian has decided each day for the last two days to request a fairy tale PWP. Yesterday she asked for the bridge! And the day before the light that kinda looks like a bug zapper. I removed the fishing bridge in Kasen yesterday. I haven’t played yet today, but I’m pretty sure I’m going to have issues putting the fairy tale bridge where I want it. I imagine there may be some more demolishing and cussing in my future over there, but once I get everything settled it’s gonna be awesome.

Bird Overboard

Despite the lull in Hanabi, I’ve still had visitors each day. Yesterday I had Gulliver. He was trying to get someplace with “beautiful wilderness, maple leaves and all…” If I remember correctly (which is never a sure thing) I haven’t had this locale in English yet, only in Japanese. So I steered him off to Canada and got a dream catcher in the mail this morning.

Me too. How do you think I got these bandages?

Me too. How do you think I got these bandages?

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I think he's about to break into the national anthem! Maybe Gulliver is Canadian?

I think he’s about to break into the national anthem! Maybe Gulliver is Canadian?

Schmoozing

Though not out of the woods, O’Hare is on the mend. I dropped off medicine again yesterday and today. I think he’ll be out and about to greet visitors by tomorrow.

Yesterday: He thought he was dying.

Yesterday: He thought he was dying.

Today: In love. Um, yeah. I'll just set the medicine on the table. Byeeeee!

Today: In love. Um, yeah. I’ll just set the medicine on the table. Byeeeee!

I also had Felicity over to see my house (which really needs a fall update). She wouldn’t follow me into two of my rooms though. Does that ever happen to you? I’ve had it happen before with one room that the visitor wouldn’t come in, but never two. Maybe I have ghosts in my house or something.

mmm lemon sorbet. I think we can make a lemon slushie with the "frozen drink machine" in the corner.

mmm lemon sorbet. I think we can make a lemon slushie with the “frozen drink machine” in the corner.

Confession: I hate my balloon room. And the balloon set in general. definitely need a change.

Confession: I hate my balloon room. And the balloon set in general. definitely need a change.

Redd

Today I had Redd. He had a genuine valiant statue. I haven’t retrieved the one from Quantico yet, so I’ll consider this a good thing. Quantico needs a good art wing too, despite the fact that I haven’t played it in two days and have a post-it note on the cover with the date last-played so I can change the date…I digress.

The motherly statue we need, but this one's a fake.

The motherly statue we need, but this one’s a fake.

worm eaten fake painting.

worm eaten fake painting.

I can never remember the direction the shell is supposed to be going and have to look it up every time. This direction: fake.

I can never remember the direction the shell is supposed to be going and have to look it up every time. This direction: fake.

Real. Sold.

Real. Sold.

Miscellany

I tried to schmooze with Julian, but he was having none of it. He just chatted whenever I visited.

I'm curious my little blue unicorn. Which way do you swing?

I’m curious my little blue unicorn. Which way do you swing?

I saved Rooney from a life of plague and pestilence.
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And I bailed on Sheldon’s home visitation invite.
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I don’t think I saw Tia. Will have to hunt down later…

That’s about it. Reminder to those participating, I’ll be open tomorrow at 10am PST (GMT -8). I have somewhere to be around 11am so I won’t be open for too long.

Ciao!

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

Animal Crossing New Leaf US: Lost and Battered Memory

Stalk Market for Wednesday, October 9

AM: 134 Bells
PM: 148 Bells

I wonder if tomorrow morning will be a spike?

All right, the last two days have not been without visitors. Slightly drama free, but I’ll take what I can get.

Barold and I share a love for sweet things.

Barold and I share a love for sweet things.

Redd’s Forgery Tent

Yesterday Hanabi was graced with Redd’s tent. Unfortunately he didn’t have anything I needed in Hanabi or Kasen. I now have an extra moody painting.

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There is no fake, so REAL!

There is no fake, so REAL!

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Kasen also had Redd and Yumi bought the beautiful statue for Hanabi but I don’t know when I’ll let Yumi give it to Vella. See, Kasen has both Kitt and Cousteau—two villagers I dislike. Yesterday Cousteau told Yumi he was moving. I was overjoyed and told him to be on his merry way. But I don’t want him to end up in Hanabi because we have a lingering vacancy. I am not completely certain how moving works, so I want to avoid all contact with Kasen until Cousteau has moved (unless someone wants him which would alleviate the problem) Anyone want Cousteau? The streetpass function has been turned off in Hanabi for a while now because I don’t want a surprise resident from streetpass, but I’m assuming you could get one just by visiting. Ok, so maybe there’s a little drama, but it’s self-inflicted.

PWP Gone Awry

The statue fountain was a good idea in theory. I thought it would be the same size as the regular fountain. My bad. It’s 2×2 and the regular fountain is 3×3, so I decided against it and put the regular fountain back. That was a 100,000 bell mistake. I thought about putting something else in the space, but the only things that would fit were weird, like the pyramid or the tooth sculpture.

Nope. Oops.

Nope. Oops.

This morning Soleil decided we needed a tower in Hanabi. I would have put that there instead, but it’s only 2×2 as well and it’s waaaaaay expensive. I love the tower. I have it in Kasen. I might think about putting it somewhere, but I don’t know where. I could always ditch the boot sculpture for the tower in the playground. It almost looks like something you could climb on and pretend to be king kong.

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Meteors!

Tonight we’re supposed to have a meteor shower in Hanabi. So, assuming I remember (setting alarm now) I’ll update my dream address when it starts. I think that’s 7pm? Ignore the candy on the ground—or eat it!. I’ve run out of space to store it.

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Drowned Seagull

Due to a tip from Booker I checked the beach and found Gulliver. I shouted in his ear with the megaphone to wake him up. That never gets old.
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And based on your washing up on my shore every week, I think he doesn't like you very much.

And based on your washing up on my shore every week, I think he doesn’t like you very much.

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I don't recall any goddess seagulls from mythology...

I don’t recall any goddess seagulls from mythology…

Beautiful Town

In preparation for Pokémon and not wanting to water anymore, I changed Hanabi from rich town to beautiful town. I guess now the only way I’ll get the weeding badge now is if I go over to Quantico every time Leif is outside complaining about the disaster the place has become, but at least I won’t have wilted flowers.
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And that’s pretty much all that’s new in Hanabi. Oh, I’ll definitely open Monday morning for Explorer’s day 10am-Noon PST (GMT-8). Unless the few people have expressed interest in visiting can’t make it at that time.

Miscellany

I don't know what I'm supposed to keep up, but dude you need to wash yo' feet!

I don’t know what I’m supposed to keep up, but dude you need to wash yo’ feet!

Yo! O'Hare!

Yo! O’Hare!

if your extra fitted sheet is sloppy, I say bring it

if your extra fitted sheet is sloppy, I say bring it

P.S. I received a US copy of Animal Crossing New Leaf from Nintendo. Thanks, Nintendo.
P.P.S. OMG it’s almost Pokémon time! Too bad my local Gamestop isn’t doing a midnight launch. I’m already going to be behind!