Animal Crossing New Leaf US: The American Dream

Stalk Market for Wednesday, July 10

AM: 60 Bells
PM: 56 Bells

Fashion Results

I left you Monday with a rather weak cliff hanger. I had ordered my clothes to show Gracie Grace, but had not yet received them, so I didn’t have the results from my modern fashion evaluation. Without further ado, here they are.

Me nervously awaiting my eval. Look, we're almost twinsies!

Me nervously awaiting my eval. Look, we’re almost twinsies!






I rocked it. I was surprised she mentioned my suck up attempt wearing her clothes. I had the glasses too, but I was already wearing the oval ones and was too lazy to dig them up. So far I’ve had two positive evaluations. I have two more to go before I get the department store.

Less than stellar hunting

I’ve been saving and continuing in order to see a scorpion. I have run into them a couple times, but I haven’t managed to successfully capture one. I usually see them when I’m not looking for them (like darting out from my cherry orchard) and then they bite me when I panic. Or they throw themselves off the cliff…



Hugs not Thugs!

I’m trying to woo Shep. By woo I mean I want his picture. So I’ve been doing any little request he asks of me. Last night he sent me off with a petition for “Hugs not Thugs”. I snuck over to my as yet undocumented town Quantico to get it signed.

Meet a few of Quantico’s residents.




I went over there also because Quantico was paying premium for perfect cherries, so I made 300,000 bells to boot.

But sadly Shep didn’t give me his picture for all that hard work. Soon I hope!

Celebrate Napping

Nobody has proposed anything new in Hanabi. We celebrated the hammock. Here’s a better shot of its placement.

Resetti’s Picture!

After the last time I saw Resetti (resulting in his blasting off) I didn’t think he’d be too keen on my visit, but he was alone this time and he gave me his picture! I still don’t have his or Don’s in my Japanese town, so I’m really excited about it.







I don’t even want to know what his favorite phrase means.


Breaking up the monotony of scorpion hunting in the evening I decided to look for a scallop. I thought it would take a while. Of course the first sea creature I dove for turned out to be a scallop. He handed me a ship cannon and floated away.


Sleeping Unicorns

Stephen missed his opportunity to steal Julian. Julian’s guard was down as he napped on the bench. I woke him up, but couldn’t find it in my heart to scold him for his lack of vigilance. And Victoria was right there watching over him like his guardian race horse.




Today in Hanabi

It’s been a busy day! Hanabi has officially changed from early town (because I haven’t been playing quite early enough for it to matter) to wealthy town. I had Kasen on wealthy town, but if you’ve been there and seen all the flowers, you know how time consuming it is to water every day, and now that the rainy season is over…Kasen’s back on beautiful town so I can slack.

Seriously Unconscious

Gulliver washed ashore with thoughts of Hollywood movies stuck in his head. I wonder where he was headed…





Turnips: Sold

None of my towns seem to be having good weeks (watch one of them will spike tomorrow) so I ran over to Methos to sell for 343 bells each this morning. Thanks for opening Herman! I’m one step closer to my 10 million bell goal!

A Good Deal

If you’ve read this blog much, then you know I’ve been struggling to get blue roses for a while now. I had exactly one and was still trying to breed a mate for it (unsuccessfully). Cheryl from BlueBell offered me a trade I couldn’t refuse. I saw her gates open after selling off my turnips so I barged in and we swapped. Her town was so pretty!





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

Animal Crossing New Leaf US: Keep it Basic!

Stalk Market for Friday, July 5

AM: 49 Bells
PM: 44 Bells

Wednesday Night in Hanabi

I opened my gate to let Jared from Skyloft visit (hey twin!) visit and it turned into a party. It always seems to.




Someone (I’m looking at you Teo) had their conversation window and no one else could leave. I couldn’t disband the wifi session. It was a little weird. My guests were forced to stay. Oh the horror!

Fortunately visitors to Hanabi went to the island with me and helped me amass the 150 medals I needed to buy the treasure chest. Thank you everyone! Fortunately that’s the most expensive item they sell on the island and I have both of the 100 medal items, so I shouldn’t have to do that again. I don’t want to do the elite hammer tour again for a little while…

I also finally caught a saddled bichir! And after a little bit of swimming a horseshoe crab. Incidentally, the horseshoe crab was the final sea creature that Yumi needed to complete her diving encyclopedia. She got one too and didn’t get anything for it. Boo!



Here are the critters I need to catch for July:
They’re all bugs!

  • katydid
  • leaf bug
  • scorpion
  • jewel beetle
  • stick bug
  • evening cicada

I accidentally didn’t let Rooney in when he unexpectedly tried to visit. I somehow didn’t notice his bubble and he just left. Oops. Sorry Rooney. Too busy counting pirate treasure.


4th of July in Hanabi

I feel kind of let down that there was no mention of 4th of July in Animal Crossing. I know that August is full of fireworks, but couldn’t Isabelle have given us a hot dog hat or something?

If you saw my picture from the 4th, you know that I did my best to look insane patriotic.


Apparently that saddled bichir was enough to get me another badge from Phineas—for those wondering when he shows up, I just read that he only shows up on sunny days, so if it’s raining don’t bother to look for him.

I found him later in the evening and he gave me the silver “Village Gardener” badge for greenifying Hanabi.


Hairstyle a Day

I’m not loving this one, but the hairstyles I’ll be sporting for a bit aren’t meant to be loved, just meant to move on through the list to unlock men’s hairstyles. Why do I want men’s hair styles? Probably just cause they’re there.


Holiday Project

My husband and I didn’t do much for the fourth. We decided to stay home, watch TV and monster hunt together. I also got it into my head that I really really wanted to get a new train station and I was up to 76 visitors, so I spent the better part of the afternoon visiting myself. I’m pleased to report that I unlocked the new train station designs, stole money from Yumi, and had it built.


This one will go in Quantico (my third town), but I think it'll be a while.

This one will go in Quantico (my third town), but I think it’ll be a while.

This one's in Kasen

This one’s in Kasen

This is Hanabi's new station

This is Hanabi’s new station

More Eery Glowing

The manhole cover was open again. You’d think they’d put an alarm on it or something. I hopped down and interrupted a conversation between Resetti and Don. They have a new toy, a voice recognition system. I may have accidentally used it and blasted off Resetti. Oops. That’s probably not scoring me brownie points towards his picture.





Dueling Petitions

Kokuto (my husband) had a petition to sign so he came over, and Soleil gave me a petition so I then went to his town and got it signed (stealing all of his perfect apples along the way).




Gah! Hakase (Cobb) you need a new shirt. Kokuto, get on that please.

Today in Hanabi

First thing’s first I had to check on the new station. I love it.

I may not be very zen looking, but my train station is!

I may not be very zen looking, but my train station is!


I didn’t think I had bought enough for her to show up. I know I haven’t had T.I.Y. for 30 days yet. Who cares! Sign me up for your fashion evaluation.


We Interrupt this Fashion Check

for a trip to Ireland! Stephen from Shamrock had 377 Bell turnip prices and I (as usual) misjudged my market. Sorry Stephen, I just couldn’t get Julian on the train. Nook was out of dramamine and as I said, he gets motion sick. That would’ve been messy!

Shamrock's very cute cutout

Shamrock’s very cute cutout

Almost out of Debt

I then paid off my loan for the right (beach/island) room and asked Nook to enlarge my final room. So, after 598,000 bells I’ll be out of debt. At least with Vella…

If this Ain’t Basic

I hit up my other towns for basic items. The outfit isn’t pretty. Not at all, but it is basic.




She started out telling me my outfit was bland, but then I ended up walking away with a Gracie lamp. If you’re curious what I was wearing:

  • do-rag
  • mint glasses
  • vegetarian shirt
  • chino pants
  • slippers

I couldn’t find any basic socks in my stores, so I just left socks off.

Whew, and that’s how my day went. Don’t look for another blog until Monday. Schedule change (again!) Class starts tomorrow. 頑張ろう!

News for Kasen

This Sunday is a holiday in Japan: Tanabata. Isabelle will be handing out a bamboo tree (not sure of English name) and there will be a cutout for picture taking. I will open Kasen’s gates for a little while for people to come get a bamboo tree. I don’t intend to add a lot of people, but you can sweeten the deal if you want to come by bringing something off my wish list. 😛 Item I want the most right now? Surfboard.

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