Animal Crossing New Leaf US: Fidget Yourself Fit

Happy 2014!

I wasn’t sure if I should post yesterday or just wait until today…but obviously today won out. I hope everyone had a fabulous start to their year. I spent my New Year’s eve playing Etrian Odyssey Untold: Millennium Girl and then switched over to New Leaf for the countdown. While I started the game in time, my husband wanted to come over and we heard revelers outside yelling “Happy New Year” as he was coming over on the train, so officially we missed it. Oops.

I believe you mean champagne, but um sure. Hit me.

I believe you mean champagne, but um sure. Hit me.

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And this is how Octavian spent the last of 2013.

And this is how Octavian spent the last of 2013.

And my mind was blown by Julian's dinky little hat and dual horns. <3

And my mind was blown by Julian’s dinky little hat and dual horns. <3[/caption] [caption id="attachment_10179" align="aligncenter" width="400"]Santa hubby arrived just a little late. Better late than never Santa hubby arrived just a little late. Better late than never

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*tries not to burst into tears*

*tries not to burst into tears*

dinky hat and giant hat. I couldn't get a good picture of the two of them

dinky hat and giant hat. I couldn’t get a good picture of the two of them

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Rooney started the New Year hung over

Rooney started the New Year hung over

The Great Badge Hunt

I’ve slowed down getting badges. I’m still trying a little bit, but the cataloging with Vella is taking most of my badge hunting free time. I added set items to my list and some of the theme items. After steadily checking shops and having Yumi order a mailbox-full at a time I’m down to 247 items. I’m sure I need a lot more than that, but I haven’t felt like punishing myself and going through the entire item list. I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it. I’m finished with shoes, socks, umbrellas, and accessories. I’m working on hats—I think I’m almost done and then on to clothes.

All this is to say that on New Year’s eve I did get one badge from Phineas and I didn’t really expect it: the silver letter writing badge! And after getting it I haven’t written a single letter towards gold. That’s usually how I roll.

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Bye Sheldon!

OMG I couldn’t take his sighing and carrying on any longer. It was so hard to tell him to go! So I made my husband come pick him up so I can visit. It worked out well because dear Cobb, my favorite zombie pig from Kasen snuck away from my husband’s town in the night. I am semi-hoping he’ll move into Hanabi, but I kind of think he slipped into the ether.

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OMG me too. :( Where's my sparkling cider to drown my sorrows. T_T

OMG me too. 🙁 Where’s my sparkling cider to drown my sorrows. T_T

Yup. I brought Kokuto over. You can go live in Jisuna so I can visit.

Yup. I brought Kokuto over. You can go live in Jisuna so I can visit.

Kokuto posing with me as he asked Sheldon to move in.

Kokuto posing with me as he asked Sheldon to move in.

New Year’s Day

I don’t know what Isabelle’s obsession with honoring the overworked horses is, but the statue we got for New Year’s was darn cute.

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I'm not surprised by this in the least

I’m not surprised by this in the least

Not surprised by this either. What goes on in Club LOL while I'm not there?

Not surprised by this either. What goes on in Club LOL while I’m not there?

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This New Year's Resolution did make me scratch my head a bit.

This New Year’s Resolution did make me scratch my head a bit.

New Year New DLC

I’m a little bummed at the recent DLC, but that’s probably because I have the Japanese game and I got it last year. If I hadn’t, I would be excited to get the kagamimochi unexpectedly from Pete and the Sunrise Lamp from the post office. But right now it’s very been there, done that. I wish they had put a little more thought into US DLC instead of recycling. </ spoiled rant>

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Winter Sports

I’m still rolling snowboys. I think I’m over halfway down making them. Then maybe a snowmam and then bingo bingo bingo till the snow melts.

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Pukey Green Bear!!!

OMG OMG OMG!!!! I NEVER EVER see former residents in my main street. In my JP town it happens all the time, but in my US town I’ve never had a former townie visit. Today WHAM! Charlise wandering around. I wonder why she showed up now?? And why she’s the only one.

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And where exactly do you live now?

And where exactly do you live now?

One Townie Leaves…

And a bridge is torn down and rebuilt. I wanted Sheldon out so I could replace the regular bridge with another wooden bridge. So, yesterday I demolished the old bridge and today put in a new one. I think it’s going back in the same spot, but it’s so hard to tell.

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And that’s about it. We had Gulliver. I had a lot of people over for Noodles in Kasen. And I’m curious who I’ll end up with as a new resident. Hopefully a townie I like. I wouldn’t mind an uchi resident as I haven’t had one yet…

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

Happy City Folk New Year

It’s been a New Year’s tradition for the last few years to play City Folk and watch the countdown. I don’t actually play City Folk anymore. I became disenchanted when Carmen moved out and there was nothing I could do to stop her. But it’s nice to know that the few townies that I like are there for me year after year. And that Clyde is still an awesome tranny horse.

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Note: that’s my husband’s character pictured because I stupidly forgot that you have to save each and every picture. New Leaf has spoiled me!

Still a ways to go before New Year’s here. Time to see if I can go antagonize Big Top.

Animal Crossing New Leaf: Day 54

Stalk Market

AM: 69 Bells
PM: TBD

Welcome to the last post of 2012. This one is going to be short because I’m saving a lot of play time for the countdown tonight. Tomorrow’s post should be fairly lengthy depending on how the festivities go.

Home Center

I think we should turn the Nook Brothers in to homeland security for the rocket they’re trying to pedal.

Home Center Wares

Rocket, study chair

I love that K.K. album. You can test them out in the store before you buy them. I have it playing in my balloon room now. It’s something to the effect of “clear with sunlight filtering through trees”. I’m sure its official English translation will be much more succinct.

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There’s a “simple” series in the game with very plain furniture. The wall clock belongs to that series. It’s the only piece I’ve gotten so far.

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The plant looks like a tomato plant to me. It’s just called a “planter”. I want to put it outside, but something tells me it wouldn’t do very well.

New Villager

In time for the new year I have a villager moving in just west of the rotating art and just east of Yuka’s house. According to the sign, the villager is Moe (ジンペイ). When I asked Kokuto about it I learned that he recently moved from Jisuna village, so he’s probably Kokuto’s Moe.

Moe's future house

Moe’s future house location

Countdown pre-show

Shizue is watching the countdown clock. When I talked to her she gave me some end of the year soba noodles. It’s a Japanese tradition to eat soba noodles on New Year’s Eve. They supposedly help you to live longer since they’re so long…or something. Shizue made sure to tell me that unfortunately I couldn’t eat the noodles she gave me. They’re just for decoration.

end of the year soba

end of the year soba

Redd is working at the merch booth. He sells two different New Year’s hats, yellow and green. He also sells party poppers.

Redd at the merch booth

The countdown display

The countdown display

Green New Year's Hat

Green New Year’s Hat

Noise Maker

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I decided the noisemakers I’ve been hoarding were completely appropriate for New Year’s Eve, so I’m just gonna run around blowing on them until midnight. See you in 2013!