I’ve been playing and collecting video games for a very long time. In a perfect world, I’d play them and beat them as I buy them. However, real life often gets in the way of my gaming life, and as a result, I’ve amassed quite the backlog of video games. (If you are interested in viewing my backlog, please visit my backloggery link)
Determined to get through my backlog, I started picking games from different systems to work on. Currently, I am playing through Animal Crossing: Wild World for the Nintendo DS. This game was released in 2005, and while I don’t think it can ever be truly “beaten” because it never has an ending, I thought it was pretty pathetic that I never even paid off my house! With that being said, I’ve been playing when I can to try to pay off that final debt to Tom Nook. Since it is RIDICULOUSLY expensive, it’s taking me some time, but I’m down to my final loan payment. I owe around 646,000 Bells…wow. That’s still a lot!
Anyway, I fired up my DS this evening to see if I could earn some more bells to pay my debt off. The first thing I did was shake a few trees to gather fruit and other random items that fall from trees. Aanndd here’s what happened when I shook my third tree….
It never fails, I am practically a bee magnet in this game! I always manage to get stung like 3 or 4 times. I barely ever try to catch the bees- I’ve already donated one to the museum and they are honestly a bitch to catch. However, I don’t really run from them either. Why? Because I have insurance and Lyle sends me 100 Bells when I get stung. So while the bees are annoying, I go ahead and allow myself to get stung cuz hey! 100 Bells is 100 Bells!
Anyway, after getting myself stung and earning a little bit of money, I came across one of my favorite villagers, Stitches. He is so adorable!
On my way to the beach to catch some fish, I ran into one of my other favorite villagers, Octavian. He’s cute, in a grumpy sort of way…
As those of you who are familiar with Animal Crossing may know, fishing is one of the easiest ways to earn Bells in the game. I like to fish in the ocean because typically the fish that fetch higher Bells swim there- except for the stupid Sea Bass, of course! Today, however, I fished in both the ocean and the river, and I ended up catching a great variety of fish. The very first fish I went after, I ended up missing somehow- and based on the shadow, I believe it was a Barred Knifejaw. I tried not to think about the fact that I just let 5000 Bells get away from me and kept on playing!
While I was fishing, I noticed Stitches and Octavian having a conversation. Not wanting to be left out, I ran up to them to eavesdrop:
Apparently, they were having a conversation about food. Despite Octavian’s slightly offensive response, Stitches agreed that he was hungry and walked away whistling! He’s too cheerful for his own good.
After awhile of fishing, I decided to wrap it up for the night. I caught a few of these babies:
…so I didn’t feel so bad about the one I potentially lost out on earlier. I also didn’t catch a single can, tire, or boot, which I was happy about! All in all, my Bell count is up to just over 91,000. I like to pay off my debt in 100,000 Bell increments, so I didn’t quite make enough tonight. No worries though, I’ll probably be back tomorrow to play more. See ya!