Animal Crossing New Leaf US: Lovely Letters

My days in AC have been filled with the usual, playing lots of hide-and-seek (and winning).

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Soleil hid pretty well

Soleil hid pretty well

I had a camper that made me happy we were full in Hanabi. I had Derwin in Wild World and I did not like him.

No you won't. This is the first and last time I'm entering this tent while you're here.

No you won’t. This is the first and last time I’m entering this tent while you’re here.

And upholding my mayoral responsibilities by listening to my townies’ strange dilemmas. For example, Pashmina’s ramble about getting a pet:

She asked what she should get. Naturally I told her to get an alpaca. Who doesn't want one?

She asked what she should get. Naturally I told her to get an alpaca. Who doesn’t want one?

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Yesterday it rained. I dug up a time capsule for Felicity. She had stuck a garbage can in it…
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Soleil was not happy with the weather. I commiserated.
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And then today Soleil asked to move again. She asks so often it makes me think maybe she’s really unhappy and I should just let her go and keep Flurry. But I like little burrito-chan. Why can’t you just be happy, frijoles!?

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Why do you look so shocked? I can't help it Flurry lives closer and I talk to her more...

Why do you look so shocked? I can’t help it Flurry lives closer and I talk to her more…

I have to remember to run over to Kasen tonight and get a petition signed for Shep:

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I walked in on Pashmina sleeping. I really think she has a sleeping disorder.

*plotting to wake her up*

*plotting to wake her up*

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The most exciting thing that happened? I wrote my daily four (boring, tedious) letters to townies and ran into PHINEAS!!!!

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And those are my badges as of today 3/14/14. I’ve been catching every butterfly I see (poor things) and still Phineas hasn’t come for the silver bug badge. I wonder how far away I am from that one? Maybe after vacation I’ll make an effort towards the grinding bug/fish/diving badges. But for now I’m just going to grab butterflies and the occasional honeybee and inch ever closer.

And that’s about it. Tomorrow is the fishing tourney (and Julian’s birthday!), Monday is Shamrock day. If anyone needs to stop by for a hat let me know and I’ll open up.

Next week I may not post. My mom is coming to visit Tuesday. I have an appointment Wednesday, and I go on vacation that Saturday. We’ll see how it goes. 😉

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

Animal Crossing New Leaf US: A Good Life

Sorry I disappeared again. I’m gonna blame this stupid cold that is hanging on like grim death (and makes me feel like it some days). Some days I wake up and after coughing for 30 minutes feel pretty a-ok and then others I just can’t shake the cold at all and it makes me feel weak as a newborn kitten, which while cute, sucks.

So, what’s new in Hanabi? Ordinarily I’d say nothing, but this afternoon I finally finally got a badge.

Striking Fear into Phineas

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I have been actively seeking balloons for what seems like the past couple weeks. I wish the game told you how many of something you need to get the badge instead of being mysterious (Disney Magic Castle tells you exactly how many of anything you need for a stamp. It spoiled me). I despaired of ever getting the stupid badge. I would shoot down a balloon and then go talk to Booker (Copper? I don’t remember which one I have) and see if Phineas had popped up. He never did. Today I was looking for a balloon when I saw Phineas lurking behind Barold’s house. I ran up like an addict looking for a fix and demanded a badge. And now I can retire my slingshot. At least with Vella. I’m still trying for this badge with Yumi.

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I didn’t blog about it, but I posted on twitter that O’Hare wanted to move. I love that side of my town with O’Hare’s house and Felicity’s house. I finally decided that I could reset and get someone over there again so I would let him go. The barrage of adorable campers (not least of which Apple in Kasen’s campground while we’re full there too) made me want to get in some fresh blood, or at least allow for the possibility of a new cutie. So he was supposed to leave the 25th.

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The day he asked to move I had Nibbles in Hanabi. Grrrr.

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So I kept talking to him each day and each day he’d guilt me about leaving making it harder and harder to tell him to get his sorry a$$ out of Hanabi, but I kept telling him to go. And then he changed his mind and decided to stay and become my bestest friend in the whole wide world. *sigh*

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Other Happenings

That was the big news—there’s not much big news any more, take it or leave it. The rest of my time was spent hosting visitors, playing hide-and-seek and getting a PWP request I couldn’t turn down.

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I took out one of the Zen lights yesterday and put in the log bench today to be completed tomorrow. It’s a little askew of where I wanted it, but I didn’t have much to go on… It’s hidden in the middle of my cherry grove where I can’t get any trees to grow.

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Festivale / Girl’s Day

As the bulletin board announced today, Festivale is next week on March 3. You may not know, the Japanese holiday of Girls’ Day falls on the same day this year which is ultra rare. Apparently Isabelle will be standing in front of town hall allowing for Pavé to shake his booty in town square. Even if I’m still sick (dear god no!) I’m going to open up Kasen that day for the festivities. I’ll open up at the usual time 10am-noon PST (GMT-8). If you can’t make it then let me know and I can open again later or save you a rice cake from the festivities. I’m trying to get 500 visitors over to Kasen and I’m around 100 shy of that so the more the merrier.

True Dat, Barold.

True Dat, Barold.

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

Animal Crossing New Leaf US: Just Snuggle

It’s been a quiet couple of days in Hanabi. The great catalog ordering spree has come to an end so I’ve been kind of taking a break from desperately trying to get badges. The gold savings badge is in my sights though. I just haven’t felt like spending an entire evening transferring funds from Yumi to Vella. Maybe tonight? Maybe tomorrow? We’ll see. 😉 Sometime when I’m bored and watching tv.

I’m still making dresses out of ぴこぷり. I have a problem.

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Shep had me get his petition for appreciating hipsters signed (again! We already did this one). I went to Kasen and hit up all the residents. There was also a meteor shower while I was there so I made a few wishes—one of them was not that town hall explode behind me, but it sure looked like it.

I hope I don't get hit by the blast...

I hope I don’t get hit by the blast…

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You're not very nice, Lobo. I think we need to ship you off to Jisuna (my husband's town) soon.

You’re not very nice, Lobo. I think we need to ship you off to Jisuna (my husband’s town) soon.

Of course Shep gave me his picture (also again) after gathering the signatures. I’m thinking I need to put a section on my wishlist for my duplicate townie pics. I’d like to trade them for pictures of townies I don’t have.

Bingo Sucks

I’ve also been religiously rolling snow daddies. They been taunting me with their numbers. Last night after this horror of a bingo card:

It got worse. I rolled a 14 after I took this pic.

It got worse. I rolled a 14 after I took this pic.

I decided it was time to enlist Mayor Hotch’s help and I played Quantico for a few days before finally getting a number for bingo.

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I got the ski slope floor. I still need a snowboard, snow machine, and snowmobile. So I’ll be playing a bit more bingo, wanting to pour hot water on my snow daddies all the while I’m sure.

Campers

Today I had campers in both Hanabi and Kasen. I get so anxious before I enter the tent/igloo when I have a spot free and I have spots free in both towns. And I was disappointed in both towns. In Hanabi I walked in to find Hugh. I have him in Quantico. He asks to move a lot. Next!

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The camper in Kasen was even worse. It was like Kitt all over again, but purple and with ugly hair! Sylvia the kangaroo. Ack!

I was hoping that Carmen, Ankha, or Flurry would ping mayor Hotch and ask to move as I made snowmen. I would take any of them for one of my regular towns and then I could TT in Quantico and not care who left. Of course they didn’t. This morning Molly asked to move out of Quantico. I like Molly, but she’s not a dreamy, so I told her no. Maybe in a few days one of the others will want to move. A girl can dream.

And that’s about it. Just relaxing in town for a bit.

Sh*t My Townies Say

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He's talking about a blue dresser FYI.

He’s talking about a blue dresser FYI.

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

Animal Crossing New Leaf US: SO not like me

Fishing Tourney

How did you fare in the fishing tourney? Chip wanted nothing but pond smelt for my tourney. I caught a few pond smelt and turned in the smallest to find out that Pashmina was leading already with a 6.15 incher. That eliminated over half the smelt I had caught from contention.

Apparently this is a good spot.

Apparently this is a good spot.

I fished and fished and fished. I ended up turning in 5 or 6 good ones. I got 2 jellyfish lamps (yay!), a flounder table, and a puffer-fish tv. I needed the table and the lamp, so after that haul I called it a day with the competition thinking I’d win with my 6.7 inch pond smelt. Not so! When I attended the awards ceremony I found out that Barold had beat me out of first place. (I’m surprised he didn’t eat all the smelt). Pashmina didn’t even place.

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We really have to change that catchphrase...Ping me later, K?

We really have to change that catchphrase…Ping me later, K?

Rooney’s Last Day

Today is Rooney’s last day. I went in to say goodbye to him and found him asleep in between his box piles. Poor kangaroo.

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I’m happy to say that Rooney isn’t going off into the ether. David from Orchard came over to pick up Rooney and give him a new home. Enjoy him!

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Odds and Ends

Tia suggested a public work, the first in a while, a fairy-tale bench. I like those. but I don’t have room for one. Plus we’re totally zen in Hanabi.

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OMG Felicity didn’t show up for our meeting! It wasn’t me for once.

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Oh and we had a camper. She’s pretty cute. I don’t think I’ve ever had an aardvark. Or if I have it was way back in Wild World.

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And I’m up to like a quardruple ding with my bingo card. Maybe tomorrow…

Mayor Yumi has a problem

Kasen’s Dream Address: 3700-0166-7543
Vella stopped by Kasen in a dream the other day just to make sure it updated and all the Setsubun outfits Yumi had slaved over were available from Wendell. They were. It’s a little dark in town right now, but if you stop by in a dream you can pick up the 4 setsubun-themed outfits. 3 dresses and 1 jacket; 3 ogres and 1 goddess. 😉 All have been painstakingly recreated from the February 2014 issue of ぴこぷり (Pikopuri) magazine.

Minori is dressed up as the luck goddess

Minori is dressed up as the luck goddess

Ryuuji is a casual headphone wearing ogre

Ryuuji is a casual headphone wearing ogre

Yumi is a Lillian/Bunnie loving ogre (Her comment is "I like Lillian!")

Yumi is a Lillian/Bunnie loving ogre (Her comment is “I like Lillian!”)

Yumi is also getting ready for Valentine's day already. I'll post more of the Valentine's dresses leading up to the holiday.

Yumi is also getting ready for Valentine’s day already. I’ll post more of the Valentine’s dresses leading up to the holiday.

Sh*t My Townies Say

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Those things! ewwwww

Those things! ewwwww

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P.S. I received a US copy of Animal Crossing New Leaf from Nintendo. Thanks, Nintendo!
P.P.S. I think all this hype about the Wii U failing is overblown. Just make some more games.

Animal Crossing New Leaf US: Definition of Perfection

I think my week off from blogging about Hanabi could be summed up quite easily: It snowed. I swear it snowed pretty much every day with brief intervals of heavy clouds and then more snow. I didn’t do too much last week, but here are the highlights.

Jingle of Course

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Jingle’s first visit to Hanabi was a resounding success, but only because I saved and continued before delivering a couple presents. I thought I had enough info, but it turns out I didn’t. I didn’t know what color a couple things were, like the mini lamp. I thought it might have been white, but it’s gray, so I got Julian’s initial delivery wrong. Eep! And figuring out the color of the two wallpaper I had in my bag wasn’t easy either. In the end everyone got what they wanted. Jingle gave me a wreath and then sent me his picture in the mail.

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I started a picture room in the museum. I'm running out of room for them in my house.

I started a picture room in the museum. I’m running out of room for them in my house.

Snow-person building

I built my last hideous Frankenstein-like snow family where everyone except snowtyke was horribly misshapen. As a reward I got a sleigh. Now I’m on to building exquisite snowboys for the snowman set.

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Yes you are! Next to your perfect little brother. :)

Yes you are! Next to your perfect little brother. 🙂


Note: 3 perfect snowboys pictured. Smug mode.

Note: 3 perfect snowboys pictured. Smug mode.

I had Saharah

I don't know what look she's going for.

I don’t know what look she’s going for.

I needed a lot of Saharah originals for Vella’s catalog so I let her remake the room…much to my dismay. Instead I took Vella over to Kasen yesterday and she cataloged all of Taiga’s Saharah set. Much easier.

I had Redd

I had Redd on Thursday last week, and he’s in town today. I didn’t need either of the paintings I bought. Last weeks was the neutral painting and this week’s is the wistful painting (Girl with a Pearl Earring)

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I Managed to Unload My Turnips

Kasen had decent prices. I think 211? I didn’t wait to see if they would spike higher, I just sold. I was hoping maybe that would get me the gold turnip badge, but ever since I sold there hasn’t been a clear day in town, so no Phineas.

This week I only bought 900 turnips because I was feeling lazy.

Kadomatsu

I wasn’t expecting a delivery from Nintendo. They sent out Kadomatsu which are traditional Japanese New Year’s decorations. Seems a little weird sending it to the English games when no one knows what they are, but I was happy to get it and let Yumi catalog it anyway.

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Sheldon Decided to Move

And I said “Go for It!” If only he had decided to leave sooner though because I had the most awesome camper that day.

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He's still up for grabs if anyone wants him.

He’s still up for grabs if anyone wants him.

I'm just gonna stick you in my closet and you can move in on the 2nd ok? OMG you're so cute!

I’m just gonna stick you in my closet and you can move in on the 2nd ok? OMG you’re so cute!

He does this to me every day. He sighs and then tells me about his moving out. It's taking all my willpower to make him go.

He does this to me every day. He sighs and then tells me about his moving out. It’s taking all my willpower to make him go.

You're not nearly as cute. Can I have the hamster back?

You’re not nearly as cute. Can I have the hamster back?

OMG stop making me feel guilty. You wanted to move!

OMG stop making me feel guilty. You wanted to move!

大晦日 (oh-me-so-ka) New Year’s Eve!

Tomorrow is the New Year’s Eve countdown. I’ll be opening up Kasen (my Japanese town) from 10am-noon PST (GMT-8) so you can grab some Year-End Noodles. If you can’t make it at that time but you can later on in the day let me know and I might open up again in the afternoon. I’ll leave out the Sagittarius Bow and the Capricorn Ornament to catalog. I don’t know if European ACNL players got the Kadomatsu? I’ll try and put that out as well. And now I’ve got to go do some 大掃除 (oh-soh-ji) big cleaning in Kasen so the town is up to snuff for visitors. 🙂

良いお年を! Happy New Year!

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