Animal Crossing New Leaf US: Yum Yums Yummers

Stalk Market for Monday, September 23

AM: 146 Bells
PM: Haven’t bothered to ask

I’m still pretending I don’t see Joan in town on Sundays. Especially since I spiked last week. Incidentally I can’t resist seeing how much Joan is selling for, but 109 bells apiece was too rich for Vella’s blood.

Gone…But Not

Today should be a joyous day in Hanabi. It’s our second Kitt free day. Saturday Kitt was all packed up. Vella even went to wish her off.

This is bad foreshadowing.

This is bad foreshadowing.

I didn’t think anything more about Kitt until yesterday when I loaded up Kasen village and realized there was a vacancy there. I immediately shut off my wireless and hoped that my town hadn’t picked Kitt up like a bad virus.

Bug Off

Vella had a few stray bugs lying around in museum rooms, so I picked them up and turned them in to Nat one by one. I ended up taking first place with a 116 point birdwing butterfly that beat out even the couple horned hercules beetles I gave Nat.

Still reigning Bug-Off champion.

Saturday I didn’t turn Kasen on until around 8pm because I’m a little AC burnt out right now and I just intended to listen to K.K. a few times towards Yumi’s badge. But then I remembered this was the last bug off of the season and that Yumi could finally get the golden net she had worked so diligently for since November 9 last year. Well, I found out you can’t pick up the golden net after the bug off, so I had to rewind time to go get the net. *grumbles* Yumi was miffed and took out her frustration on Nat.

Take that for not giving me the net after the tourney!

Take that for not giving me the net after the tourney!

Critter Catching

Vella still has a few things to catch before she is eligible for a golden net or fishing rod, so I decided to hunt for the few creatures she still needed for September. I got them all. That mitten crab was rough to find! I think it bites very briefly before escaping. Either that or I really am getting old and my reflexes are slowing…



Today in Hanabi

It’s another slow day in Hanabi. We don’t have any outside visitors. I made a few villagers happy by fulfilling their wishes. I love the bizarre phobias of my villagers, like Felicity who is too worried about what people will think when she shakes trees…Fear not silly bob-haircut cat, I got a perfect cherry with your name on it!



I also managed to show up at O’Hare’s for an appointed visit. I hate doing that. Why can’t they just have me over immediately?

Today in Kasen

Which brings me to my seemingly ancient Japanese village. Yumi was wandering around not really doing anything in particular when she saw a house outline—much like Dorothy’s from the Wizard of Oz plopped smack dab in the fruit orchard path. I read the name on the sign, but I’m not well-versed in English-Japanese villager names, so I had to look it up. アップリケ was moving in. Sounds like “applique”. Couldn’t be. Wouldn’t be. Is. F*@&!&^!K Kitt is moving into Kasen in the middle of my path. Now poor Kasen has Cousteau (a refugee from Quantico) and Kitt. If my luck holds I’ll soon end up with my husband’s wolf Whitney in Hanabi. Not that there’s anything wrong with Whitney. I just don’t want her.

I wish I had a firmer grasp on who my dream villagers are and I could just go hunt down someone I like and pay for them (since I can’t trade villagers atm).
So, yeah. I’m kind of in an AC funk now. Time for some more JLPT N3 studying and then Disney Magic Castle. There are no Kitts in Disney.

P.S. I received a US copy of Animal Crossing New Leaf from Nintendo (who should never have invented Kitt). Thanks, Nintendo!

Animal Crossing New Leaf US: A Hysterical Fan

Stalk Market for Monday, July 22

AM: 53
PM: 49

I have a lot riding on the stalk market this week. I sunk the most money ever into it and purchased 6,000 turnips. If you have a high price this week, you’ll be my new best friend. 😛 So far my prices have me terrified. And needless to say I’ve got a sticky note going to input prices from all my towns. If one of them has a high price I’ll advertise most on twitter.

Let’s see, it’s been an eventful few days. I guess we’ll start with:


I have been hoarding bugs for a bit. I had butterflies from around town, bugs from the island. I had a little of everything. I took notes as I turned in bugs from what I thought would be least to most points. The most bugs I turned in were Agrias Butterflies (11) and they scored anywhere from 69-97 points. My island bugs really didn’t do that well, but I think I just had bad luck with them. My cyclommatus and horned elephants didn’t even break 90 points. The Horned Atlas got from 81-94 points (I had 4 of them). The goliath beetles looked promising. I only had two, but they scored 110 and 112 points respectively. My final bug was a Horned Hercules and he scored me my winning 134 points. From my horde of bugs I got:

  • Cicada Stereo
  • Beetle Chair
  • Mini Butterfly Table
  • Honeybee Chest
  • Spiderweb Clock
  • Butterfly Wall

Not a bad haul! Even though I could have sold those bugs for a lot of money. Between my towns the only Bug-Off item I’m missing now is the Firefly Lamp. I have a few extra bug-off items to trade (honeybee chest, cicada stereo, caterpillar sofa) if anyone has a spare Firefly Lamp.

Felicity stalking a cicada

Felicity stalking a cicada



Later That Evening

After the hullabaloo of the Bug-Off had died down I went to see K.K. Slider. A lot. I requested about 25 songs from him when all is said and done. I was hoping he would give me his picture, but he didn’t. I imagine you have to go for 20 separate visits to get that elusive item.

I sat in every single chair.

I sat in every single chair.

Shrunk boogied. No one else showed up for the concert.

Shrunk boogied. No one else showed up for the concert.

Public Works

Before the Bug-Off began I was out and about watering, pulling weeds, just doing menial chores when Kitt approached me with a fabulous idea for Hanabi:

I don’t know why everyone wants chairs and hammocks and stuff. You know what I want? A different bench. No one has suggested a bench. All I’ve got to work with is the default bench and it’s not very exciting.

Ok, not everyone wants a chair. Sheldon wants a solar panel. Clean energy is great. And some part of me almost wants to put this in just because I haven’t build anything beside a zen lamp in a while, but I’m still holding out.




I almost dread going into the camping tent since Hanabi is full. I’m afraid that some adorable creature will be in there that I won’t be able to coerce into moving in. (I’m looking at you Annalise and Bunnie!) Fortunately the last couple of campers have been…not my favorites. For example:

yes weirdo. (Are you a dog? ) I'm the mayor.

yes weirdo. (Are you a dog? ) I’m the mayor.

Glad you like it here. Boost our economy and then be on your merry way.

Glad you like it here. Boost our economy and then be on your merry way.

Today's camper makes me hungry. Naming him T-Bone is just cruel. Now I want a steak.

Today’s camper makes me hungry. Naming him T-Bone is just cruel. Now I want a steak.

Club Tortimer Hopping

In the evening I decided to try my hand at island hopping again. I had (IMO) a pretty successful run.



I found chocolate bars. I bought one to give as a gift. And then I found the Muumuu. Muhaha! Now I can eat all the chocolate bars I want and wear the muumuu. Actually a few of the islands I visited had the muumuu. I bought another one either to give to Yumi or to give away as a gift.

Then I took a break because I had scheduled a house visit with Victoria (more to come on that later)

And then I island hopped a bit again. I came across a sand castle I had to have it. Unfortunately I was short 3 medals. I mentioned that, but the person on the island just left, so I went and did a tour by myself and bought it.

Me in the muumuu with the new sand castle in the beach room. Ahh relaxin'

Today in Hanabi

Today has been very eventful. I checked my mail and had a letter from Victoria. I thought it would contain a tumbleweed or something to thank me for letting her visit, but she sent me her picture! Yay! Now if she wants to move I can let her go without regret.
Victoria's Picture

Words of wisdom from Victoria's picture.

Words of wisdom from Victoria’s picture.

Badge Man

I didn’t see him at all yesterday (I wonder why?). But today he was walking around ready to hand over my first K.K. Slider badge.


Don't tell him I just muted the performance and let K.K. pick over and over while I watched TV.

Don’t tell him I just muted the performance and let K.K. pick over and over while I watched TV.


Fashion Check

I was hoping I would see Gracie this week. I only need one more positive evaluation before the Home Center upgrades to the Department Store.

She wants to see an official outfit

She wants to see an official outfit

Gracie wanted to see an “official” outfit. Naturally I did a little research and enlisted the aid of Yumi’s vast closet I was able to put together an outfit without ordering anything.

Here’s what I wore:

  • white police cap (EU DLC)
  • pilot shades (they were in my Labelle’s)
  • waistcoat (GracieGrace during “sale”)
  • white formal pants (Gracie Grace during “sale”)
  • white leather shoes (Gracie Grace summer)

There are official socks/tights but I didn’t have any in Kasen or Hanabi, so I just went sockless. I thought about throwing something on since she always seems miffed when I don’t have anything other than the style she wants to see, but I didn’t know what would go well with official so I decided against it.

Me cowering before my eval.






As you can see, the fashion check went well. With any luck the Home Center will have a notice on the bulletin board tomorrow about its upgrade. I can’t wait to stop stealing Kasen’s fertilizer! If I do get the department store this week I may have to hold a party. 🙂 We’ll wait and see.


Because I’m made of money (not) I planted two money trees around the fountain (using Yumi’s golden shovel). I only put about 60,000 bells in each hole. But I have the rich town ordinance and a pretty good feng shui room, so I’m hopeful that they’ll grow. I’m also slowly putting blue roses all around the fountain.

Hopefully that grows into a money tree.

Hopefully that grows into a money tree.

And that’s all I’ve got so far. Fingers crossed about the department store!

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

Animal Crossing New Leaf US: Smashing!

Stalk Market for Saturday, June 15



(Doesn’t that just sound like an offensive dismissal?)

How did everyone do? This was my first bug tournament and I wasn’t really sure what to expect. It seems a bit more unpredictable than the fishing tourneys since it’s not based solely on size, but on color and luster—weird variables that you can’t see.

I loved watching the townies participate with their nets cocked stalking dragonflies and butterflies. I never saw one catch one, but I did snatch a raja brooke away from someone and they did the surprised emotion. Sorry! But I needed that more than you!

I'm still trying to determine which bug the "big one" is...

I’m still trying to determine which bug the “big one” is…


I started off slowly turning in common butterflies and pill bugs, but they weren’t worth much. I graduated to tiger swallowtails and peacock butterflies. But it was hard to find anything that would break the 80 point barrier and net me bug-off series furniture. I only got 1 piece, the ladybug chair for my 103 point agrias butterfly.





She's all talk. She didn't even place.

She’s all talk. She didn’t even place.

I was hoping to find a last minute birdwing and snatch first place, but I never saw one. Next bug-off I’ll come prepared…

Sheldon had a 90 point birdwing I had a 103 point agrias butterfly Victoria had a 113 point birdwing

Sheldon had a 90 point birdwing
I had a 103 point agrias butterfly
Victoria had a 113 point birdwing

Imminent Remodel

Aside from the bug-off, I got the news that Super T&T is expanding and will be closed tomorrow. I believe the next upgrade is the home improvement center. It will be nice to be able to buy my own bushes and not raid Kasen and Jisuna village each day.

T&T is expanding!

T&T is expanding!

Still Perfect

I’m checking daily and making sure not to leave anything on the ground at the end of the day. I really want that gold watering can.




We’ve had a couple people visit Hanabi this week. I haven’t had as much time to host and visit everyone else as I’d like.

Enjoy your hero's clothes! :)

Enjoy your hero’s clothes! 🙂





Frequency Change

I mentioned previously that I’m not going to post as often. Starting next week I intend to post Tuesday, Thursday and one weekend day—unless something monumental happens. 😉

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