ACNL Cutie Pirate Dress QR Code

The August 2014 issue of ぴこぷり contains a slew of adorable designs. The first one I decided to share is an alternate pirate costume. I thought it was perfect for my little pirate Locke. Enjoy!

Since I only have one Pirate Hat the poor mannequin in the background  has to wear a police cap.

Since I only have one Pirate Hat the poor mannequin in the background has to wear a police cap.

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Animal Crossing New Leaf US: Cool-Kid Party

I’m still in complaining mode which translates to: blog—plus Kokuto is at a Mötley Crüe concert and I’m bored, so here I go again!

I was at the dentist today getting fillings. It's like even the Nooklings want to fill me with fear.

I was at the dentist today getting fillings. It’s like even the Nooklings want to fill me with fear.

If you don’t follow me on twitter or Miiverse you may not have seen that when I checked my mail yesterday I found a letter from Elvis announcing his birthday TODAY

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This of course sent me into fits. He moved in, obliterated my path, revealed my secret hideaway,and then as icing on the cake demanded a birthday present. Who does that?? The king of course.

But after turning from purple back to my normal sickly pale, since I can’t seem to tan this year, I decided to rise above and get Elvis a birthday present. I thought about giving him one of the extra crowns I bought to get me the gold Famous Buyer badge, but decided I didn’t have to rise that high above, so after thinking for a while I decided to buy him a new royal shirt. A king in a polka dot shirt is just not a king.

Yesterday I stopped by Elvis’ house to see how he’d unpacked and I was shocked to find that we already have a traitor in our midst befriending him. It should surprise no one to find that it was Soleil hanging out with him. She’s probably trying to recruit Elvis to eat Flurry.

At least he does still have his thrones.

At least he does still have his thrones.

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Only since I showed up buddy—a cool kid party of 1.

Only since I showed up buddy—a cool kid party of 1.

I told you the jury was still out on my path reimagining? Well, here’s what I’ve got with one minor change: Next to Elvis’ house two spaces left I planted a money tree. I don’t know if it will grow, but I thought it was fitting and the area needed something.

He's kind of a blip in the path

He’s kind of a blip in the path

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Happy Birthday Elvis!

Today I wrapped up Elvis’ present and took it over to his house. Grizzly was celebrating with him. I found that fitting. Hanabi’s two newest residents bonding over pissing the mayor off.
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I see you manage to look surprised after practically demanding one in your letter.

I see you manage to look surprised after practically demanding one in your letter.

You could at least put it on. That polka dot thing is so wrong.

You could at least put it on. That polka dot thing is so wrong.

Put. It. Onnnnnnn!!!!

Put. It. Onnnnnnn!!!!

Oh how can I be mad at a blushing lion.

Oh how can I be mad at a blushing lion.

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It was what he said next that gave me pause.
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Yeah, yeah, not that kindhearted stuff. I’m not buying it. He’s a Leo. I’m a Leo. We’re both bossy, overbearing and used to being in charge. It all makes sense now! My not liking him has nothing to do with his Wizard of Oz appearance.

I’ll tell you a secret. I’m pretty much over my three newest residents showing up out of the blue. It gives me something to do. I want all of their pictures, so it makes me want to play every day and bend over backwards for them and even though I really don’t like where his house is, part of the fun of a town is changing it up every now and then. His unfortunate landing presented an aesthetic challenge for me.

Of course I cringe now every time I see an orange tent pop up since I have no vacancies. Fortunately I didn’t need to worry today. I’m not interested in Big Top.

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I could have had a vacancy though. Aurora asked to move. I’ll happily let her go after she gives me her picture, but I don’t have one yet, so she’s stuck in Hanabi until she coughs one up.

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

Pikopuri Animal Crossing New Leaf Playing Cards

Every other month Pikopuri delights me with its whimsical design book, from which I painstakingly copy most all of the QR codes that I post. But Pikopuri doesn’t just come with the design book. It usually includes other goodies. It’s come with a secret diary and pencils and a pencil case among other things.

August/September 2014 issue’s delight is a set of playing cards drawn by the artist who does their four panel comics, 霜風るみ. I didn’t even want to take the plastic off, but I had to just to look at them. Here’s a peek.

The playing card box

The playing card box

The back of the deck

The back of the deck

Still bound: First card is Brewster on the Ace of...Leaves??

Still bound: First card is Brewster on the Ace of…Leaves??

The entire set spread across my crappy table

The entire set spread across my crappy table

A--4 closeup

A–4 closeup

3-7 closeup

3-7 closeup

6-10 closeup

6-10 closeup

face cards

face cards

Bunnie!

Bunnie/リリアンちゃん!

Though Julian didn’t make the cut, Bunnie, Marshal, Tia and others make it almost ok.

Want your own? Here’s where I get mine: Yesasia.com.

Animal Crossing New Leaf: Uhn-Huhn

Because it’s fun to blog when I have something to complain about, here I am again! Yay! I’ll lead up to my complainy bit with small talk though, so bear with me. (and that’s not a pun referring to Grizzly)

The last few days have been pretty good. I’ve been trying to be nice to townies and do favors for them. I fulfilled Barold’s fantasy of seeing who would win in a fight, me or a shark, by bringing him a shark and proving that it’s no contest: I win.

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I’ve indoctrinated both Aurora and Grizzly into the fold by letting them call me Sparkles.

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On Friday I had a small gathering and opened up Hanabi for the first time in ages. Two people visited and it was fun seeing Hanabi through new eyes.

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Saturday was the Bug Off. Because Kokuto and I had attempted to go to the Ramen/J-Pop Festival in San Francisco I didn’t have time to participate and thus didn’t check in on the contest until after it had ended. I supported my townies and cheered for the winners just before the deadline.

Grizzly got a little cocky...

Grizzly got a little cocky…

Congrats to Julian on first! He probably caught a giant butterfly on his horn.

Congrats to Julian on first! He probably caught a giant butterfly on his horn.

After the ceremony I wandered around to say hi to everyone and that was when tragedy struck in the form of a staked out plot of land. It was in the worst spot ever, It cut into my path and into the little hideaway where my log bench sits. I was livid. It was pretty much the closest I’ve come to rage quitting in ACNL.

What??? Noooooooo!!!!!!!

What??? Noooooooo!!!!!!!

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The villager moving in: Elvis. Little bit of trivia for you. Elvis (the real king, and not this lion) died on my birthday. Granted I was one a the time and not like he died and I emerged triumphant into the world, but there you go. I also really really hate Elvis. When an ex-boyfriend’s mother gave us an Elvis Christmas CD as a present I thought it was a joke. It wasn’t. So, me and the lion, we’re not off to a good start.

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Today matched my mood. It’s raining and thundering. I have to go get signatures for Octavian’s valiant cause: “Learning to Shush” and I think I’ll try to go back and forth a few times to Kasen for it to drive up the visits.

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I sucked up my rage and introduced myself to Elvis today, though I’ll admit I didn’t wipe my feet before entering his house.

I dunno where that is, but I already dislike it.

I dunno where that is, but I already dislike it.

You don't even have the cool shirt?! You better have the thrones!!!

You don’t even have the cool shirt?! You better have the thrones!!!

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I spent the better part of the morning trying to salvage Elvis’ landing spot. I’m pretty sure I failed, but I need a couple hydrangeas and some more pink roses before I can decide. The secret log bench is now exposed right next to Elvis’ house. Remind me to turn streetpass off. And not to wifi… (Even though Elvis didn’t come directly from either of the people that visited.) I’m gonna hold out for Marshal or bust next vacancy!

P.S. I received a US copy of Animal Crossing New Leaf from Nintendo. Thanks, Nintendo!
P.P.S. Pikopuri should arrive tomorrow unless DHL arrives after I leave for class