Animal Crossing New Leaf US: Out Like a Light

Green!

OMG green leaves on trees! That was the shock I got yesterday when I walked outside. I panicked a little thinking spring may be here sooner than I thought, but there’s no cause for alarm. You can make snowmen, women, and children until February 24 this year.

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Igloo

We also had a camper yesterday. I hate seeing the igloo when we’re full because I’m convinced it’s going to be one of the villagers that I really want. It was only Punchy. Not that he isn’t cute, but he’s not high up there on my “OMG move here now!” list.

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Not Full for Long

Yesterday Rooney ran up to me and told me he was thinking of leaving. I soul searched for a good 25 seconds before telling him he could hit the dusty trail. I’ve got his picture and though I’m fond of him I wouldn’t mind shaking things up a little. He’s leaving on the 20th of this month so if anyone would like this cranky male kangaroo, let me know.

changing your shirt might be a better start to hardening yourself up than moving, but to each his own.

changing your shirt might be a better start to hardening yourself up than moving, but to each his own.

I’m writing him letters daily and I imagine he’ll do what Sheldon did and make it hard to part with him, but I’ll steel myself and make him go without forcing him on Kokuto.

Pashmina the Sleepy

We didn’t chat much yesterday because I let her unpack, but I wrote her a welcome letter and chatted her up this morning.
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As of this morning (after 11 am cause she’s a late riser) Pashmina is all settled in. Today she was out and about mixing with the natives. She seems to have hit it off with Octavian already. I found them dancing around together and when I talked to Pashmina, found that she had stolen his catchphrase of “sucker”. Way to start off with being rude, uchi goat.

Well, I got Octavian after that. Score. And you showed up. Bonus.

Well, I got Octavian after that. Score. And you showed up. Bonus.

awww you're too sweet already [note the catchphrase pre-bad octopus influence]

awww you’re too sweet already
[note the catchphrase pre-bad octopus influence]

This is a bad pic, but they were both dancing, then bam! "Sucker"

This is a bad pic, but they were both dancing, then bam! “Sucker”

Really this is all that’s been going on of note. I buried a time capsule for Barold:

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Last night I fulfilled Tia’s icky obsession.

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And today I hosted Octavian in an attempt to get him to give me his picture. Someday octopus! It’s you, Tia and Pashmina now!

If you see yesterday’s posts, you’ll know that I spent an ungodly amount of time yesterday making designs from Pikopuri magazine. Then I did it again today, but on Kasen here’s why:

Setsubun!

"Demons out! Luck in!" Setsubun masks and oni shawl pictured—don't forget the guy in the window trying to get in. Eep!

“Demons out! Luck in!” Setsubun masks and oni shawl pictured—don’t forget the guy in the window trying to get in. Eep!


It’s a couple weeks away, but Setsubun is coming up in Japanese animal crossing games on February 3. As usual I intend to open up Kasen for the occasion. While I can’t promise you beans to throw (they’re only for sale in Nook’s for 2/1-2/3—and I only have 1) Assuming I get one more because Vella would like her own, then there might be one for sale when I open +1 from the day before, but first come first served—or best bribe. I digress.

What I can offer you for setsubun: take pics with the cutout and get red and blue ogre masks and scare my adorable neighbors while wearing the mask. I’m trying to spiff up Kasen a bit and add setsubun-themed clothes (courtesy of Pikopuri of course) so you can come over and grab those. Once I get a few things done I’ll update my dream address and the clothes will be available there as well.

Tentatively I’ll probably open up my usual 10am-noon PST (GMT-8) and if anyone needs to come later (or earlier *yawn*), I can probably accommodate.

Hooray! Let’s celebrate spring coming with demon masks. 😉 Now if only there was a rain dance holiday for my poor dry state.

Outtakes

Running to Kasen would take a long time Stitches. It is in Japan after all…

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well, I'd bite.

well, I’d bite.

Animal Crossing New Leaf: Day 88

Stalk Market

*Closed*

Joan sold turnips for 93 bells apiece. I scrounged enough money to buy 1,000. *crosses fingers*

お知らせ

I was due in Orentoiro at around 7am this morning. But the cat threw up around 6 and woke me up (fortunately she only rarely throws up) and I couldn’t go back to sleep after that so I got up and made myself some coffee. Sooooo this is just a heads up that I haven’t slept much and this may turn into incoherent mumbo jumbo as my caffeine buzz slips quietly away.

I was up early enough to catch the exercise show on tv

I was up early enough to catch the exercise show on tv

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Shizue is handing out ogre masks in town square. I grabbed a red one and put my blue one in my pockets, grabbed my beans and headed for my friend Mikuro’s town. It was a little early in Kasen for bean throwing. All my townies were asleep…

オレントイロに行く- Going to Orentoiro

I arrived in Mikuro’s town not wearing my Oni mask. I was immediately accosted by—an ogre! I chucked beans at him.

Out with demons!  (鬼は外!)

Out with Demons!
(鬼は外!)

But it wasn’t an ogre. It was just Mikuro in his mask. I put on my red one and asked him to take pics at the cutout in town square. That’s quickly turning into one of my favorite new additions to the game.

Demon powers activate! (or something)

Demon powers activate! (or something)

I didn’t see Mikuro’s house on my last visit, so I asked to go see it. He has a lot of townie pictures! I hope I get as many someday. I’ve started writing 4 letters a day to villagers in the hopes of becoming better friends. It’s a start.

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Year of the dragon? Wasn't that last year? TT? hmmm

Year of the dragon? Wasn’t that last year? TT? hmmm

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I didn’t see all of Mikuro’s house because I asked to catalog a gold cat and then we got distracted with bean throwing and then Neko showed up. Yay! More photo ops. 🙂

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I caught a funamushi. Ewww P.S. The glasses were a present from Mikuro. Thanks! おしゃれなカウボーイです! ww

I caught a funamushi. Ewww
P.S. The glasses were a present from Mikuro. Thanks! おしゃれなカウボーイです! ww

We did a couple hide-and-seek tours on the island and then called it a night…or a day…depending on who you talk to.

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Gulliver’s Present

For guiding him (not that he needed the help) back to Ireland, Gulliver sent me a shamrock clock.

Shamrock Clock

Shamrock Clock

Somebody Lost Something…

Everybody’s losing things these days. I was hoping returning it would net me another picture.

Someone lost a book

Someone lost a book

nope. not nelson's

nope. not nelson’s

OMG! Isn't that my diary?

OMG!
Isn’t that my diary?

Alas she didn’t give me her picture. I got a pine chair for bringing back her diary unread.

Terrorizing the townies

More people were awake so I put on my ogre mask and went around scaring whoever I found.

out with demons! in with luck! (or something like that)

out with demons!
in with luck! (or something like that)

out with demons! in with luck! ha ha!

out with demons!
in with luck!
ha ha!

Depending on their personalities, the villagers behave a little differently when they encounter the ogre. Some of them get worried that they threw the beans too hard and hit you. Some of them are very sing song in their chant, and some of them give you the stink eye while they’re banishing you.

Lillian very determinedly banishing Ryuuji

Lillian very determinedly banishing Ryuuji

and then apologizing because she may have hurt him ♥

and then apologizing because she may have hurt him ♥

But if you show up wearing the demon mask and carrying the beans they get a little confused. A demon carrying beans? But… (I forgot to snap pics of that)

Kaizo’s Corner

oh rats! I already have the gold clock in all its awesomeness. Anyone have something to trade for it?

gold clock: looking for a new home

gold clock: looking for a new home

woo! one more mini (7 more to go)

woo! one more mini (7 more to go)

newest mini

newest mini

morning glory pre-remake

morning glory pre-remake


They’re going to be red post-remake. But *yawn* I haven’t picked them up yet.