Animal Crossing New Leaf US: We Like Rolling

Stalk Market for Monday, September 30

AM: 88 Bells
PM: Haven’t looked yet.

I didn’t buy turnips because Joan was selling them for 100 bells apiece. Therefore I’m not terribly invested in posting stalk prices.

Camper!

I was so hoping the camper we had Saturday would be someone totally cute that I had to have in Hanabi. But it was Iggly. Pass. Next!

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Julian’s Slave

I have been visiting Julian, getting petitions signed for Julian, catching him fish—and still he refuses to hand over his picture.

You just want it so you can give me some piddly reward that's not your picture.

You just want it so you can give me some piddly reward that’s not your picture.

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Lillian/Bunnie frowning deep in thought is about the cutest thing ever.

Lillian/Bunnie frowning deep in thought is about the cutest thing ever.

I braved Kasen in the rain *and* talked to Kitt to get signatures for Julian.

I braved Kasen in the rain *and* talked to Kitt to get signatures for Julian.

For all my hard work he gave me...a bunk bed. He did say he wanted to be roomies. Maybe he wants a sleepover?

For all my hard work he gave me…a bunk bed. He did say he wanted to be roomies. Maybe he wants a sleepover?

Pure Rustic Theme Magic

I found out that it wasn’t enough to order most of the blue and modern wood sets. Locke scored 1,060,000 points. Not quite enough for that final gold exterior part. Unfortunately Vella was missing pieces of both sets, so I had to enlist Yumi’s aid in ordering them.

But, Sunday morning Locke got a wonderful piece of mail from the HHA stating she could go pick up her final VIP exterior. I haven’t done that yet. I’m still hoping for a good camper (or someone wanting to move from Quantico. So far only Olivia wanted to move.) And then making a third character.

So, I thought I had to get to 1.2 million points. Turns out only 1.1 million.

Ah Lyle speechless. What a wonderful thought.

Ah Lyle speechless. What a wonderful thought.

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Slow Down Barold!

I told him 40 because that's as high as the slider would go.

I told him 40 because that’s as high as the slider would go.

Yeah. I'm staring 40 in the face in a few years. I can wait.

Yeah. I’m staring 40 in the face in a few years. I can wait.

This is pretty much my life already.

This is pretty much my life already.

PWP

Felicity had an idea for a PWP that I might incorporate. I just have to figure out where to put it. She wants an illuminated heart. Oooooh I just thought of somewhere if Isabelle will let me. If she will, I’ll show you the spot Wednesday. 😉 Otherwise I’ll complain about Isabelle’s spacial relations.

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Today in Hanabi

The day started off with a frantic game of hide-and-seek. I say frantic because just as I found the second hider, I also spotted Julian and decided to chat with him. He then wanted me to go over to his house. STAT. In the midst of my hide-and-seek game. I couldn’t refuse him (because I’m still hoping for that picture), but neither could I linger very long because I still had to find Shep.

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Apparently Shep was sick last week and I didn’t notice. Oops. I thought I didn’t see him around, but never bothered to check in his house. Nurse Vella I am not. Maybe we should get him a life alert or something in case this happens again.

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We also had Gulliver washed up on the beach. Unfortunately, while I was trying to take pictures my game kept telling me it was out of room and wouldn’t take any more. Normally I would have freaked out, but this has happened on several occasions on my JP game. The solution is just to open the 3DS camera app. It will say 0 pics for a while, but think…and think…and think…and eventually voila it will say you can take pictures again. But alas, no pics of Gulliver and his fleeting memories of South Korea, where he was trying to go.

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And, since I couldn’t take pictures I shut the game off to fix the problem and haven’t turned it back on. So, that’s Hanabi’s Monday. Now I’m gonna go see if Izzy will let me put that illuminated heart where I want it.

And maybe a little later I’ll write a blog rant about the state of my Japanese classes. Because I really really need to vent about it. 😉

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

Animal Crossing New Leaf US: How Could Anyone be Bored?

Stalk Market for Friday, September 20

AM: 50 Bells
PM: Didn’t check.

Let’s see, a lot has happened since last I blogged. First off, I think I’m getting sick so this could be another picture-heavy, text-shy posts. Second, thanks to everyone for visiting either of my towns for moon viewing (though there was no moon present and I actually didn’t see it in game…)

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I'm thinking maybe some chicken noodle soup. You got any, Barold?

I’m thinking maybe some chicken noodle soup. You got any, Barold?

Camper

I had the pleasure of hosting Agent S at the campsite. I had her in my City Folk game for a while. Too bad Kitt’s not packing up until tomorrow. I would have invited her to move in.

I have a little campground love going on. It seems I'm always snapping pics of it...

I have a little campground love going on. It seems I’m always snapping pics of it…

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Golden Shovel!

After buying many, many fertilizer (50 to be exact) Leif finally gave me the golden shovel. Now I can give Yumi’s back…

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Pure-Blooded boy of the sea

Yup. I had Gulliver again. This time he was trying to get somewhere with delicious chocolate and embarrassing statues: Belgium.

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Redd’s Gallery

Fake. The eyes should be closed

Fake. The eyes should be closed

I think this one was real, but the angle is bad...

I think this one was real, but the angle is bad…

Fake. Head should be square.

Fake. Head should be square.

Fake. Person in white is on the wrong side.

Fake. Person in white is on the wrong side.

Thanks to Euphy, I only need 5 pieces of art for Hanabi and 5 pieces for Kasen. I hope Redd is good to me over the next few weeks and I get pieces that I need. I would love to complete the art wing—more so in Kasen because all of the other wings are finished.

Autumn Moon

Yesterday I don’t think I did nothing in game but host. I had both towns open (Kasen was much more popular) for guests to receive dangos and wheat bundles. Thank you so much to everyone for visiting. And thanks so much for all of the wish-list items! I’m inching ever closer to a completed catalog. 🙂
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After closing up I ran into Phineas.

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Maybe with a few more holiday gatherings I can get to gold...
I thought about retaking that picture with my eyes wide open, but I think that accurately represents how I felt at the end of the day.

I only visited one other village yesterday. I forgot that I had gotten to see the Autumn Moon. It was very early!

Ok, I did get to see the Autumn Moon: in SomSom village at 7am. ;) Thanks Mikayla!

The Autumn Moon in SomSom village at 7am. 😉 Thanks Mikayla!

The Korean and Japanese cutouts were the same and Isabelle was wearing the same outfit in the Korean and Japanese games.

Though I did get a veggie basket (thank you Satoshi-kun!) I never visited an EU town, so I didn’t see if their cutout was the same and if Isabelle was wearing the fall leaf shirt. [insert the thinking emotion here]

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Presents! Thank you!

Presents! Thank you!

Somehow we had a sneezing fest. Must have been pollen in Kasen.

Somehow we had a sneezing fest. Must have been pollen in Kasen.

Today in Hanabi

It’s back to business as usual. We had no visitors today, and I’m ok with that. I slowly watered and said hello to all my townies and that’s about it.

Sheldon told me he thought we needed a blue bench. Eww, no. It looks like cheap plastic.
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Animal Crossing New Leaf US: Hey! Mayoroni!

Stalk Market for Monday, September 16

AM: 86 Bells
PM: Haven’t checked yet

Yup. I haven’t bought turnips. Can’t bring myself to.
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Saturday in Hanabi

It was pouring rain. Naturally that was a great time for Gulliver to wash ashore. He was trying to get to a new (for me) place. I hope he gets his princess someday.

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All this sand reminds me of a dream town I visited recently. The folks over at animalcrossingus are visiting a scary dream town every Friday night for the next few weeks (for Halloween). I missed the time to join in the chat room with everyone, but I visited the town they visited called Covah 6700-2770-9418 and it’s got a very Egyptian mummy curse vibe.

I like theme towns. Can anyone suggest good ones to visit? Besides Aika and the Alice in Wonderland one. Been there. Done that.

I didn’t do much else on Saturday except for my weekly K.K. listen. I haven’t started trying to get Yumi her silver and gold badges yet (Vella has them), but I was ecstatic Sunday morning when Yumi got K.K.’s picture in the mail. Naughty Yumi also run into Phineas further compounding her shame for the turnip scandal since he gave her the gold saving badge.

K.K.'s Picture finally!

K.K.’s Picture finally!

Yumi shamefully accepted her gold badge for saving money. (not that she looks shameful here)

Yumi shamefully accepted her gold badge for saving money. (not that she looks shameful here)

Sunday in Hanabi

I was accosted by Pete with another letter from Nintendo. It was just a plug for the current DLC available at Nintendo Zones—the slushie machine. It’s orderable and I got it back when Europe got it, so I’m not running over to Starbucks (or Fedex, who knew?) to grab it this time.

Thanks to MerryNoel I was able to try for a couple different patterned stumps. As luck would have it I got another triforce, but this one is on the other stump. I got a citrus circle as well. I’ll leave them be for the moment, but may try again when I feel like changing things up. Maybe I should just replace the other triforce stump. Is there room in one town for more than one triforce? Seems too powerful. It’ll call Ganon down on our peaceful hamlet.

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Public Works

Rooney finally suggested something else I’ve been wanting to put in, the zen bench. I’m unfamiliar with eastern style benches. Do they really look like they’ve got a tablecloth on? I demolished the current yellow bench in preparation for the new one. Today I got Isabelle to place it where I wanted it on the first try.

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I think the new fish and diving creatures came out yesterday. I haven’t had much luck finding a mitten crab, sweet shrimp, or a spiny lobster yet, but I did get a clam. And I am so down for chowder.

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Today in Hanabi

The message board reminded me that the Bug-Off is this Saturday. I’m torn about whether to compete or not. On the one hand I’d like a few duplicates of items and I don’t have class this weekend (which usually cuts into my tournament time a lot) but on the other hand, I’m lazy…

Kitt is MOVING!

I’m hoping nothing happens to dissuade her from her new adventure. She ran up and told me she was leaving on the 21st of this month and I wished her well. She didn’t try and back out of it, so I think that she’s really going. If anyone wants her (why would you???) let me know.

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That was the best news I’ve gotten in a long time. And just afterward Felicity ran up to me to tell me that she heard Kitt was thinking of moving. I couldn’t bring myself to feign concern.

The only other new thing going on today was a visit from Saharah. I didn’t get anything noteworthy for Vella (anyone need an Office Wall?) and haven’t gotten Locke’s interior redesigned yet.

The sweet olives have finally bloomed!

The sweet olives have finally bloomed!

Miscellany

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

Animal Crossing New Leaf US: Neckties and Tie-Dye

Stalk Market for Friday, September 6

AM: 84 Bells
PM: 79 Bells

I had to take my kitty to the vet this morning because she’s been having trouble breathing for the last few days (persian, very smashed face, very small nostrils) and so I’m a bit behind and not really focused on blogging. But I’m gonna try!

Seagull Overboard!

I had the very manly Gulliver washed up on my shores yesterday morning. While Yumi has decided that she’s sick of guiding him to the correct port and now sends him astray to cash in on delectable chocolate coins, Vella is still being a good samaritan and trying to get him to his intended destination.

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Clearly he hasn’t seen me in my Disney game garb.

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As you may have guessed, Gullliver was on his way to Thailand. Apparently he arrived unscathed because I had a tuk tuk in my mailbox this morning. I promptly sold it because I’m running out of space. I may need to create that 3rd character sooner than I thought…

Mega Gift Shower

Why am I running out of space? Because of awesome people like Euphy from Maple whom I visited yesterday. She gave me tons of presents. I always feel guilty accepting gifts because I don’t know how the heck I can pay people back. :\ But Thank you!

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ZOMG stuff! And it kept coming. LOL

ZOMG stuff! And it kept coming. LOL

I also visited several of Euphies townies. She and I have a few townies in common and it’s amusing to talk to them and not be recognized. That’s ok Julian is still Julian in any village. He didn’t have any scandalous gossip on Euphy but offered to dish about his own scandals. I’ll have to question my Julian further and find out just what he’s hiding.

I never tire of seeing giant castles :)

I never tire of seeing giant castles 🙂

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She even has my favorite unicorn

She even has my favorite unicorn

Dancing for the fishies. What are you looking at Sydney?

Aside from the mega gift shower yesterday, I didn’t play much. I had a splitting headache and was nauseous sitting upright. So, I wasn’t very productive yesterday.

Today I feel fine, but the cat… Oh and tomorrow is my Japanese Kanji final! I need a vacation.

Redd’s Warez

So, keeping this fairly short, Today I had Redd in town. He only had one legitimate painting, and I already have it in at least two of my towns. Any of my readers need a scary painting? Or a Perfect painting? (He was in Kasen too). If no one does, then I’ll see if Quantico needs them.

The legit. scary painting

The legit. scary painting

Fake solemn painting.

Fake solemn painting.

Fake beautiful statue.

Fake beautiful statue.

Fake wild painting.

Fake wild painting.

Public Works

No one has requested anything new. I got excited because Barold pinged when I walked by, but he just wanted to call me “Sparkles.” Then Rooney pinged and wanted to move. Denied. I really want Kitt out because I want a (temporary) Uchi villager who can propose a scarecrow (among other things). She’s the only one that I can say with certainty I’d let go. Maybe Sheldon…

So anyway, we celebrated the stone tablet this morning.

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Then I put in the totem pole. I wanted it just west of Locke’s house but it wouldn’t fit so I put it in front of it instead. Since no one in this town has money to spare I brought over Yumi to fund the totem pole project. She got an argyle shirt out of the deal and used it to remake the double neck guitar. 😉

Oh and Yumi isn’t taking that Witch costume off until Christmas. Does anyone have any Fabreeze?

Money bags Yumi got to celebrate paying off Hanabi's Totem Pole

Money bags Yumi got to celebrate paying off Hanabi’s Totem Pole

And aside from a camper:

Yeah, dream on. We're full.

Yeah, dream on. We’re full.

That’s about all I did today.

And now I’m off to study.

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

Gulliver’s QR Codes

The September Issue of Nintendo Dream came with a vinyl sheet of Gulliver passed out on the beach. If the sun ever comes out here, I’m totally going down to the beach to take pictures.

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In addition to the RL sheet, there are QR codes of the sheet. Just in case you’re missing Gulliver.

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P.S. Japanese magazines are so much more awesome than American magazines.
P.P.S. Want your own vinyl Gulliver sheet? I got it here.