Animal Crossing New Leaf: Pages of a Fairy Tale

Stalk Market for Friday, July 19

AM: 72 Bells
PM: 65 Bells

Getting Around

In an effort to see the world and enrich my catalog and the catalogs of others (that’s a highfalutin way of saying we traded) I visited Aleh of Hope village Monday night. His town was very pretty!

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Club Tortimer

I’ve also started to ask Kapp’n to let me visit go to the island with other people. I feel like this is stretching the truth a bit. I don’t actually care who’s on the island. I go over, see what’s for sale, and leave. Rinse and repeat. I feel a little bad when I do it because half the time I don’t even say hello, but I’m on a mission to find stuff! So far my mission hasn’t been going all that well. I found a red wetsuit that I had to have.

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The next day I saw a blue wetsuit I didn’t have, but I refused to spend all my medals on another wet suit. Then I found the cabana screen I needed…I didn’t want to buy it because I could find that on any old island, but I bought it so that next time I saw it it wouldn’t tempt me. The only cabana item I’m missing now is the wallpaper.

I still haven’t found anything I consider really exciting on Club Tortimer, but I’ll be going to hunt again after I get a few medals.

Cabana L☆cke

The outside of her house is a cabana. Kind of goes against Hanabi’s zen theme, but what’re you gonna do? I didn’t want a clone of Vella’s house. I suppose when it’s expanded I can add the zen exterior shape so it kind of matches.

As those of you who have read for a bit know, I’m pattern-challenged. But Pikopuri magazine’s August issue had an awesome hibiscus pattern, only I didn’t like the color. They show the full grid of the pattern, so I was able to recreate it and then tweak the color on it to something I liked. Yeah, it’s a little much as wallpaper and floor, but I think I’ll leave it for a while (like the emerald encrusted green set doesn’t make you a little nauseous).

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No more Deep Thoughts

Last night I fished out the last scallop I needed to complete my pirate theme. The last item I needed was a keg. The theme isn’t really on display yet, it’s in my museum room with all the DLC and spotlight items I haul out when people visit. I hope to put it in L☆cke’s house if she ever gets another room.

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Suite Dreams

Thanks to everyone who submitted their dream address! I hope to slowly visit you all. 🙂

So far the only village I’ve dreamed about is PikoPuri village (yes, the magazine I mentioned previously). Each magazine comes with a book of the most awesome dress designs and cutouts, so I was really excited to visit their village. But, sadly it wasn’t nearly as enchanting as the magazine. There were no paths. There was no order to the village. The houses were tiny and the only patterns you could take home was the flag and the things that say “Photo Spot”—which I initially thought said photo soot.

If you'd like to visit the village, here's the code.

If you’d like to visit the village, here’s the code.

I'm chuckling nervously because I thought the sign read "photo soot"

I’m chuckling nervously because I thought the sign read “photo soot”

This is the pikopuri princess. They have her dress as a QR code and I believe this cutout might be in the June-July magazine.

This is the princess's (older?) sister.

That cute dress is actually in the August magazine.

That cute dress is actually in the August magazine.

Mikuro, my Hero!

I asked my friend on twitter if he would trade something for the three pieces of 7/Eleven DLC I am missing. Apparently he had everything I could have possibly traded him, but gave them to me anyway as a present. I hope someday I can repay his kindness! The hardest part about trading with him is the time zone difference (since he’s in Japan and I’m in California). Even using the internet I got the agreed meeting time wrong. Or rather, the site I was using didn’t take daylight savings into account and I ended up opening my gates an hour early… **yaaaaawn**

But I had a blast meeting up with Mikuro and showing him around my sleepy town. Apparently the only animals awake at 7:00am are Kitt and Sheldon

Begin flurry of net whacking and random emotions!

Begin flurry of net whacking and random emotions!

Strutting my stuff in my new 7/Eleven uniform. ♥

Strutting my stuff in my new 7/Eleven uniform. ♥

Mikuro and I playing dueling harmonies on Kitt's piano

Mikuro and I playing dueling harmonies on Kitt’s piano

So that's how he stays so fabulous...

So that’s how he stays so fabulous…

"delicious!"  ww

“delicious!” ww

Glossing over the rest of yesterday…

I had Katrina and I wasted all afternoon hauling over 4 residents from Kasen and 4 residents from Quantico as well as L☆cke and Vella, only to find out out of towners getting their fortunes told didn’t count toward Katrina opening a shop in town. Grumbles.

Oh, and the prize from Gulliver from Easter Island? A moai statue. Pretty cool.

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Turnips Unloaded

The high point of yesterday was visiting Shinkuu of Bakatown and selling my turnips for 473 bells apiece. Thanks Shinkuu!

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I am very jealous of that awesome bell! I think it'd go great in Hanabi.

I am very jealous of that awesome bell! I think it’d go great in Hanabi.

Wait, what?! hahaha

Wait, what?! hahaha

I made just enough off of that to give to Yumi in Kasen and push her to the 10,000,000 bell mark. Hooray! I think I’m going to hold out until August 1 (to get interest), buy the summer Gracie series, and then continue on to 20,000,000 bells and beyond. I haven’t had a good stalk market week in any of my towns in a while, so maybe now’s the time to sink a million bells in it?

Badge Man

After coming back from Bakatown the badge man gave me the Pro Turnip Trader badge. This has much more to do with the kindness of others letting me sell than my prediction skills which are notoriously awful.
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Today’s Highlight: Gracie

Just in time for the picture of my outfit of the day (mine are usually not very exciting or changed often enough) Gracie showed up. She wanted to see an ornate outfit. After doing some research I decided to borrow from Yumi’s giant collection of Gracie clothes.

I'm glad she doesn't judge me when I show up. This is the crazy stuff I normally wear. Yup I wander around in wet suits a lot.

I’m glad she doesn’t judge me when I show up. This is the crazy stuff I normally wear. Yup I wander around in wet suits a lot.

My ensemble is:

  • hair-bow wig
  • pink lace-up dress
  • rainbow tights—they were on sale in my Kicks. Only others are fishnets
  • Leopard Pumps—apparently these are the only ornate shoes

I was really torn about whether to wear an accessory or not. There are no ornate accessories. I decided I wanted to wear the heart shades anyway. They’re considered “cute”, but since they’re from Gracie’s store I hoped she wouldn’t mind.

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I was relieved when she told me I looked like I’d come straight out of a fairy tale (a Lolita one maybe?). Her reward for nailing the outfit was a Gracie Chest…which was exactly what she gave me last time I passed her evaluation. So, I’ve got a Gracie Chest to trade!

Public Works

They only new public work I’ve had requested recently comes from Soleil and is not going to be put in if I have my mayoral say: a modern bench.

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tl;dr? yeah. me too.

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

Animal Crossing New Leaf US: Kinda Bad with Faces

I would have blogged yesterday, but as I recently found out, Capcom has an office in San Mateo which is just over the mountain from where I live. They held a massive Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate gathering yesterday. I was there from 11am to 5pm killing monsters with other like-minded Monster Hunter enthusiasts. Despite the fact that it was 95 degrees—the hottest it’s been here all year and that the event was held in a tent outside it was a lot of fun. I even managed to get enough street passes in my happy home showcase to fill it up. I’m not the only animal crossing junkie that plays monster hunter!

I feel like it has been forever since I’ve blogged. And I feel like I haven’t done anything (except have a party) but I know that’s not entirely true. So, let’s see what I can recall from the last few days.

Manhole Infiltration

Thursday night the Reset Surveillance center was open once again. I snuck down the glowing entrance and ran into Don, Resetti’s brother. Resetti was no where to be found. Don gave me a token of his friendship (we’re friends?) his picture! I knew there was a reason I put that place where I could see it!

Sonny was curiously absent It made my visit much more pleasant.

Ain't that the truth

Ain’t that the truth

Don's picture. I'll have yours yet Resetti!

Don’s picture. I’ll have yours yet Resetti!

WTF?

WTF?

Friday aka Party Day

I let Victoria think that she was the reason for the influx of guests.

While Isabelle wasn’t standing outside greeting visitors and providing a photo-op standee, the day was still fun. Thank you everyone who visited. Big thanks to Euphy from Maple for the Sloppy Chair! ♥

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Shampoodle gave many hair cuts. Able’s sold a crown. When I went into Re-Tail the next morning everything except for a frog shirt was sold out. I swear I had dandelions listed for 99,000 bells as a joke. Who bought those?!

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Oh, and the police station was finished that morning. I met Booker  for the first time after the guests arrived.

Oh, and the police station was finished that morning. I met Booker for the first time after the guests arrived.

BTW I suck at typing with the 3DS. Random letters abound. Like that extra s

BTW I suck at typing with the 3DS. Random letters abound. Like that extra s

I opened for a little while in the afternoon as well, but I had serious connection issues. When people tried to come over it would crash. Not so fun.

Muhaha! Magic Mushroom. GIANT Vella

Muhaha! Magic Mushroom. GIANT Vella

I still need about 40 people to visit to unlock the train station exteriors. Same time next week?

I still need about 40 people to visit to unlock the train station exteriors. Same time next week?

Julian. Tried. To. Move!

NOoooooooooooo! I stopped it, but why Julian? I thought we were good friends.
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Saturday in Hanabi

As previously mentioned, I was at Capcom all day playing Monster Hunter, so I really didn’t do much more than the basics yesterday. I had Katrina. She told me I was monetarily doomed unless I put on some glasses so I did.

It turns out that the next day Joan sold turnips for 108 bells apiece, so I don’t think the sunglasses really worked. 😛

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I can find those! I hope sunglasses work...

I can find those! I hope sunglasses work…

Crazy Camper

This looks like a bald bear left over from 1892. I’ve never seen him before. I’m not sure if I like him or not. He’s just…different.

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Purple Pansy!

Vella was selling fish and bugs over in Kasen (they have the rich town ordinance currently, so I sell…everything there) when she happened across a purple pansy! My first. Ever. Now I just have to get one more so I can breed them like crazy mad. Purple is my favorite color and purple tulips are currently my favorite flower. I should steal a couple from Kasen because they have I think 7 whereas Hanabi has zero.

Purple Pansy discovery in Kasen. Of course this pansy spawned from flowers that I didn't know were capable of producing a purple pansy. While the ones I fertilize daily produce nothing but more red pansies.

Purple Pansy discovery in Kasen.

Of course this pansy spawned from flowers that I didn’t know were capable of producing a purple pansy. While the ones I bred specifically to make purple pansies and that I fertilize daily produce nothing but more red pansies.

And Finally Today in Hanabi

Sunday is a pretty low-key day with the only obligation to seek out Joan and find out what her turnip price is. She was gouging me at 108 bells apiece. I declined to purchase. Kasen was 92 bells apiece. I bought 1,500. The most I’ve bought yet. Naturally I expect to lose everything. 😛

Bonus from purchasing in Kasen: schmoozing with Lillian. ♥

Bonus from purchasing in Kasen: schmoozing with Lillian. ♥

Just Say No

Rooney once again sought me out to request a public work. He thinks Hanabi needs a drilling rig. What does he think that the keystone pipeline is going to go through town? No. No. No. Zen garden. We want a zen garden. Try again.

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Who paid you to say that? Who would approve? If you keep thinking this way you might have to find a new town.

Who paid you to say that? Who would approve? If you keep thinking this way you might have to find a new town.

Fly

And my crowning achievement is that I caught a fly. Hooray!
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Best Buy DLC

I stopped by Best Buy today to download the cat tower. It is orderable and I will happily order it for those who need it. If you want me to order it, please check my wish list and see if you have anything on it that I’m looking for. If you don’t, no big deal.

Best Buy Cat Tower DLC

Best Buy Cat Tower DLC

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

Animal Crossing New Leaf US: Queen of the Dance Floor

Stalk Market for Tuesday, May 21

AM: 82 Bells
PM: 77 Bells

I have a horrible sinking feeling about turnips this week…

In other news, I finished up a list of June Fish and Bugs that will post June first. I’ve got your back when you finally get your hands on the game. 😉

Last Night in Hanabi

I went and visited Bud at the campground again. I tried to get him to move in because he seems cool enough. But he wanted to let luck decide whether he would move in or not, so we played rock, paper, scissors. I lost and he kinda rubbed it in a bit. Maybe I’m glad he’s not coming. But take Jambette with you Bud!

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That's just cold, Bud. I offered you a spot in my little hamlet and you stole my butterfly fish instead.

That’s just cold, Bud. I offered you a spot in my little hamlet and you stole my butterfly fish instead.

Club lol

I had to see what the new club looked like at night. I was hoping some of my villagers would be in there cutting a rug, but maybe they didn’t get the memo that it was open. It was just me and Shrunk dancing together.

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Hey! That's my ID on the screen! Where did he get a copy of that??

Hey! That’s my ID on the screen! Where did he get a copy of that??

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Yaaaawn, This morning in Hanabi

I ran into Katrina’s tent parked in town square. Miracle of miracles I actually had on the lucky item. So for today at least, my health’s good.
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OMG Construction!

I hear the clang clang, pound pound of New Hair! Hurry on up I don’t want pink hair anymore. (I look too much like Yumi).
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Shrunk’s Dud

I stopped by the club this afternoon to see Shrunk. I gave him a durian and he taught me a joke that wasn’t nearly as lighthearted as yesterday. But he kinda screwed it up…

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Mistaken

Mistaken

Because you asked nicely

Here is the Midna Dress QR Code from the June 2013 Issue of Nintendo Dream.

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You can click on the picture and then zoom it super big if you have trouble reading this size.

またね!

P.S. Nintendo provided me with a copy of the US version of Animal Crossing New Leaf. Thanks, Nintendo!

Animal Crossing New Leaf US: Disaster Upon Your Health!

Stalk Market for Thursday, May 9

AM: 169 Bells
PM: 139 Bells

Presents from Abroad

My new asian door. I think we may go for an asian theme.

My new asian door. I think we may go for an asian theme.

I thought today would be a good day. It started off all right. My mailbox was blinking merrily. I had letters from townies and another one from Gulliver.

Gulliver's Letter from China

The lamp Gulliver sent me from China.

The lamp Gulliver sent me from China.

I even had a letter from the Happy Home Academy (read: Lyle. I hate Lyle. Have since Wild World. Bang!) Apparently they like what I’ve been doing with the place and sent me a t-shirt.
HHA 10,000 Point Letter

Calling all Sitters

We have a new bench! Just south of town hall. I tested it out and it works wonderfully. I didn’t get any splinters or anything. There was a note thanking everyone (read: me) for their generosity. I guess the donations are anonymous but I kinda want to get a plaque for it with my name on it.

New yellow bench

New yellow bench (and that’s the HHA t-shirt)

Open House

Rooney wanted to see my house. So I took him over. He said it was a lot cleaner than he expected, but I’ve got clothes everywhere right now.

back up. Smells of people's rooms? Surely mine must be pine scented. Look at the walls.

back up. Smells of people’s rooms? Surely mine must be pine scented. Look at the walls.

Sure you don't. We're just gonna call you Nose from now on.

Sure you don’t. We’re just gonna call you Nose from now on.

Colorblind

Cyrus remade my astro dresser as promised except for one tiny detail. I asked for red and black. That ain’t red. That looks more like hot pink. I know I’ve got pink hair, but it doesn’t have to match with that.

Maybe the "blue and black" option looks better?

Maybe the “blue and black” option looks better?

I had a stained glass lamp on me that I asked him to remake. I told him to make it red just to see what he thought red would look like with it.

oooh Much better. Me likey.

oooh Much better. Me likey.

Soul Mates?

oh. ew. no.

oh. ew. no.

I think she's pretty cute, tarnation.

I think she’s pretty cute, tarnation.

Um. I'm not gonna tell you what she just asked me then.

Um. I’m not gonna tell you what she just asked me then.

Oooooooh FRIEND soul mates. Gotcha. Carry on. ♥

Oooooooh FRIEND soul mates. Gotcha. Carry on. ♥

Katrina

I noticed Katrina’s exotic tent set up in town square so I went in to have her tell my fortune. That’s when everything went downhill I think.

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But I don’t have a Men’s Top. I’m a girl. Ask Rover. The Able Sisters didn’t have a men’s top either. And as I was running about Main Street, that’s when it started to happen:

face plant

face plant

I began to trip. So I thought: Hey, trip! I bought some awesome sunglasses and decided to go to the island.

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ow

ow


I didn’t quite make it without falling a few more times. I may have left a faceprint or two in the sand.

Diving towards better health?

I noticed that my tripping did not subside on the island, so I took to the water in my borrowed diving suit and snatched creatures off the ocean floor.

watch out for that tree!

watch out for that tree!

Is that like a mobster that cries a lot?

Is that like a mobster that cries a lot?

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*blink* *blink*

*blink* *blink*

I guess it is rather a difficult rhyme...

I guess it is rather a difficult rhyme…

All Good Things…

But eventually I decided to go back to Hanabi even though I’m still tripping. Kappn’s songs seemed particularly poignant on the journey back.

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That means you Kokuto! No eating those bananas!

That means you Kokuto! No eating those bananas!

Until Tomorrow. Ciao!

P.S. A copy of the US version of Animal Crossing New Leaf was provided by Nintendo

Animal Crossing New Leaf US: Keeee heh ha mo-atata

Stalk Market: Friday, May 3

AM: 91 Bells
PM: 66 Bells

Slightly Off Topic

This morning as I was making my coffee the door buzzer rang. I was expecting FedEx today with a textbook. I thought hmm it’s a little early for FedEx ground … The box was from the “Fruit of the Month Club” which, last I checked, I was not subscribed to. On it there was a note:

Greetings Mayor! Welcome to Animal Crossing: New Leaf!
Enjoy fruit from our town to yours.
Your Friends at Nintendo

Inside Were apples, pears, and what must certainly be a perfect pear.
Delicious Fruit from Nintendo

What? No cherries? Hanabi has cherries! Even a couple perfect ones.

Hanabi cherries (the one on the right is perfect)

Hanabi cherries (the one on the right is perfect)

Thanks, Nintendo!

…and my textbook still hasn’t arrived.

I Seek Approval

So, yesterday after waking up in my cozy tent I went to visit Isabelle to get the skinny on this mayor gig. But before letting me do anything even related to the job—aside from sitting in the super comfy chair in back—Isabelle is making me get a “town development permit”. In order to get said permit I have to own a house…in order to own a house I have to scrape together 10,000 bells for Tom Nook…

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and I have to get a 100% approval rating from the citizens of Hanabi. My approval rating when I asked:

I've got a long haul ahead of me

I’ve got a long haul ahead of me

I set about trying to raise my rating by hanging around townies and hoping they would ask me for favors, fishing and hoping to get some trash that I could recycle to show my commitment to the environment, and changing my town flag and my town tune.

I paid a fee to have it disposed of properly at the recycle shop

I paid a fee to have it disposed of properly at the recycle shop

I’m happy to announce that I finally got 100% approval rating today. However, Isabelle informs me that processing may take a day or two, so in the meantime I’m scraping up bells for my loan (that first 10k was just a down payment) and getting to know my townies.

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Get Rich Quick?

I don’t know who thought it would be a good idea for me to leave home and start out on my own without a cent to my name. It seems a little foolhardy.

My get rich quick scheme includes salvaging seashells, selling hapless bugs and fish and hoping to get a duplicate fossil so Blathers won’t guilt me into donating it. So far the fossil part isn’t working out so well. Everything I’ve dug up is new and Blathers can’t wait to display it. And once I do get a few bells saved up I go and spend it all on new furniture or clothes.

Score!

Score!

Sable doesn't like  me...but she will! I'll just bug her EVERY day. Muhaha

Sable doesn’t like me…but she will! I’ll just bug her EVERY day. Muhaha

I don't think the mohawk is a good look for me.

I don’t think the mohawk is a good look for me.

Here are a few of the creatures I’ve caught:
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My biggest achievement! Other attempts to catch one have not gone so well...

My biggest achievement! Other attempts to catch one have not gone so well…

My hobbies include:

When not scrounging up money and getting stung by bees I like to grow hybrids. I’m hoping to figure out how to get blue roses in the near future (attempts in Kasen are still not panning out). Isabelle gave me a watering can and I transplanted most of my flowers and have watered them diligently. I had a couple hybrids on my second day in town and even more today (my third).

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Hanabi's town tree is growing nicely

Hanabi’s town tree is growing nicely

Meet Charlise

I tried to meet her this morning, but she sleeps in until 11am. Sheesh.

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Staring contest

Staring contest

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I’ll be honest. I think she’s absolutely hideous. I’m not one to whack my townies with nets and place pitfall traps in front of their houses, but if I were, she’d be a target. Please let the next one be cute.

Fortune’s Fool

The first visitor to Hanabi: Katrina. Yay I can understand her! (and she still makes no sense!) Although I don’t have a blue diamond tee…Anyone have one?
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And now I have bells to scrounge, so I’ll leave you with a few more pics. If you want more pictures, visit the Animal Crossing New Leaf Set on my flickr page.

noooo it's a bad nickname!

noooo it’s a bad nickname!

Sadly he's really really cute.

Sadly he’s really really cute.

I can't wait to change your catchphrase hillbilly hamsterette!

I can’t wait to change your catchphrase hillbilly hamsterette!

A calm bench by the sea to the west of main street

A calm bench by the sea to the west of main street

my new house!

my new house!