Animal Crossing New Leaf US: Tough Twinkles

Stalk Market for Friday, November 1

AM: 237 bells
PM: 152 bells

Halloween!

Waiting impatiently for the start of Halloween festivities.

Waiting impatiently for the start of Halloween festivities.

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Finally night fell and the creepies (especially me) came out to terrorize the populace. I actually felt bad scaring my townies. Most of them cried. How can a holiday that makes you cry be good?

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Initially I had trouble distinguishing Jack from my townies wearing yellow pumpkin heads, but as the night wore on I learned to flee from those lopsided grins. Did I mention that I was cursed on Halloween? On more than one occasion my townies caught up to me after tripping made me face plant.

Eek I've been spotted!

Eek I’ve been spotted!

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Begone foul Jack impersonator! This shrubbery will protect me!

Begone foul Jack impersonator! This shrubbery will protect me!

The divided highway finally pays off.

The divided highway finally pays off.

I probably should have mentioned before the holiday was over that there was a handy chart detailing which masks scare which villagers over at thonky. While that was helpful for me, and I played in several shifts I never did get all of the lollipops from my 9 townies (wherefore art thou cute camper?!). Instead I plied Jack with regular candy after I ran out of lollipops and had a heck of a time getting all of the creepy set. In the end he never gave me a creepy stone, but I turned on Quantico and found I had one over there so I decided that I’d just steal that one. If you didn’t get all the creepy furniture I have a few extras mainly cauldrons, clocks, wallpaper. Comment and maybe we can trade.

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But…I gave you almost my entire stash trying to get creepy stuff. I keep having to scare Barold for more and I don't think his heart can take much more.

But…I gave you almost my entire stash trying to get creepy stuff. I keep having to scare Barold for more and I don’t think his heart can take it.

I also got all of the pumpkin heads. Jack's helped me more easily tell the difference between his and the yellow pumpkin at a glance.

I also got all of the pumpkin heads. Jack’s helped me more easily tell the difference between his and the yellow pumpkin at a glance.

Yes. My pockets are stuffed and I want a jack-in-the-box. (not the restaurant. ewww.)

Yes. My pockets are stuffed and I want a jack-in-the-box. (not the restaurant. ewww.)

Wow even Jack has a soft side.

Wow even Jack has a soft side.

And Soleil proved that she doesn't have a soft side. She's not so much scared of the ghost as pissed off at it.

And Soleil proved that she doesn’t have a soft side. She’s not so much scared of the ghost as pissed off at it.

Holiday Aftermath

Since today is the first day of a new month, one would think I would have spent my time diving for the numerous (rare) crabs that have spawned in the sea. Or trying to catch the few new fish that have appeared, but no. You know how I said I wasn’t going to add an autumn-themed room? Well after downloading this month’s DLC I feel obligated.

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This month's DLC on the right behind me: Autumn-leaf chair

This month’s DLC on the right behind me: Autumn-leaf chair

I haven’t gotten very far with it. I’ve pretty much only gotten the chair and the maple umbrella so far. After scouring my drawers I found that neither Vella nor Locke has the autumn leaf (I forget the exact name) wallpaper or carpet, so I enlisted Saharah’s help hoping she would read my mind and give me one or both.

That wasn't quite what I wanted.

That wasn’t quite what I wanted.

Of course she didn’t give me either. I’ll have to grab them from Kasen.

The trees for some reason are yielding mushrooms, so I picked up each and every one I came across until I got:

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Maybe I’ll mix mushrooms with my autumn room. We’ll see. In the meantime I started emptying out my summer room and giving most of its contents to Locke for safe keeping. And of course I got completely sidetracked with Locke and spent what seems like an eternity sorting and storing and working on a pirate room. Yaaaaarrrr. It’s not much yet.

Remember. the citrus will prevent scurvy.

Remember. the citrus will prevent scurvy.

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I should probably also mention that you can buy the harvest series from the Nook Brothers’ store this month. Though I love purple, this set creeps me out because it looks like they butchered Franklin to make it.

My first piece of harvest furniture looks like they cut off franklin's legs to make it...

My first piece of harvest furniture looks like they cut off franklin’s leg to make it…

If you are curious about the upcoming harvest festival, you can take a look at my post from Harvest Festival last year. You’ll have to provide ingredients for each of the four dinner courses. I still remember the trouble I had catching a scallop, so I’m going to make sure I have one stored away before the festival.

Whew. tldr.

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