Spring is Here!

Today I played Doubutsu no Mori, and the first thing I noticed was that the grass was green! The snow has melted away, and spring is here.

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The grass looks so nice!

I enjoy all seasons in the game (and in real life, too!). I’m sad to see the snow melt, but it does look really pretty in the springtime. Anyway, before I could do anything else, Kenta ran passed me extremely quickly, stopped in front of another house, then kept running! It was really bizarre behavior. I decided to talk to him and see what was up. He seemed happy to see me at first, then threw a temper tantrum because I wouldn’t buy a kiddie wardrobe from him. He ended up giving it to me for free, then stomped around angrily.

Moving on from that weird encounter, I opened up my mail. I got one from Tanukichi that I had trouble translating at first, then I realized that he was telling me that his store had expanded! I ran over to check it out. It’s nice having a bigger selection!

On a side note, I want to mention that all of my flowers I planted by the store are back in bloom. This confirms my earlier theory that I had about the flowers losing their petals in the winter and coming back into bloom in the spring. That’s a neat touch that’s not in any of the localized games here.

After selling some fossils and other random goods I had, I noticed something weird about my inventory screen. I had a bag of Bells and only about 22,000 Bells in my pocket. I tried to combine the two, but it said that I could only carry 50,000 Bells at a time! This is a huge difference from all the other Animal Crossing games, where you can have 99,999 Bells in your pocket. Definitely different.

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This makes it a little harder to carry around higher sums of money.

I made my way around town, saying hello to everyone. I also met up with my new neighbor, Snow (Chevre) the goat! I’m not sure how much I like her, though. She kept calling me rude!

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The stuffed bears in her house are a little creepy too…

When I was done saying hello to everyone, pulling weeds, and digging up stuff, I headed over to the post office. There, I paid off my house loan! Yay for me!

Of course, I then went to Tanukichi and promptly asked him to upgrade my house. I’ll be in debt again tomorrow!

I finished up my day by doing a little fishing, then saved my game. See ya!

Valentine’s Day Across the Animal Crossing Universe!

Since Valentine’s Day isn’t a holiday in the Animal Crossing world that requires much player participation, I decided to combine the events into one blog post. Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14th (of course!) in all Animal Crossing games with the exception of Animal Crossing: Wild World.

First up is Doubutsu no Mori. Now, in Japan things are a little bit different. Barentein de (Valentine’s Day) is actually a holiday geared towards guys! On this special day, girls will send letters or gifts to the boys in their lives. So, if you are a male, you will receive a letter with a present from your female villagers. Since I am a girl, I didn’t get anything. That doesn’t mean that girls are left out, though- March 14th is Howaito de, and THAT is when girls receive their presents. Anyway, I snapped a picture of the bulletin board announcement for Barentein de:

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Next up is Animal Crossing. Here is the announcement on the bulletin board:

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And obviously I did not heed Pete’s advice, because my mailbox was full! That means that I didn’t get any Valentine’s! 😦 I was kind of bummed about that. I even saved and played later, after mail would be delivered again- but I got nothing. Boo. I did, however, get a letter from the museum. Apparently I tried to send away my golden rod:

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What the hell was I thinking! I must’ve been asleep when I mailed that away! Good thing I didn’t accidentally send it to one of my villagers. Moving on…

In City Folk, Prince was my Valentine. He sent me a letter as well as a chocolate heart.

Here I am with my Valentine!

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Lastly, in New Leaf, I got letters from Isabelle and my mom.

Isabelle sent me a chocolate cake, while my mom sent me a spring shirt. Here I am pondering whether or not to eat the cake while wearing my new shirt:

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Also, please note that if you go to drink coffee from Brewster in either City Folk or New Leaf, it will actually be hot chocolate instead of coffee! This is a special Valentine’s Day treat.

That’s it for Valentine’s Day in all of the Animal Crossing games! Finally, I am all caught up blogging about February’s holidays. I didn’t mean to get so far behind! The only events left in February are a Fishing Tourney and a Flea Market, which I have blogged about before. See ya!

Bright Nights in Animal Crossing: Wild World!

Bright Nights is a week-long event that takes place the second week of February in Animal Crossing: Wild World. During this time, the villagers will have their houses cheerfully decorated with holiday lights, and it’s up to you to decide who has the best lights!

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Let’s judge some holiday lights!

I waited until the last day of the event to play. I chatted with Tortimer about the event, and he had some insight, as always.

I then walked around to everyone’s house to check out their lights. Playing this event kind of got me in the mood for Christmas all over again! Check out everyone’s houses below.

In the end, two houses really stood out to me. Besides decorating the front of their houses like everyone else, Robin decorated her roof, while Kabuki decorated the side of his house.

I decided to pick Kabuki as the winner. They all looked great though! I don’t think he gets any sort of recognition for winning though, besides maybe a post on the bulletin board.

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That’s it for Bright Nights in Animal Crossing: Wild World. Good night!

Festivale in Animal Crossing: New Leaf!

Like City Folk, Animal Crossing: New Leaf celebrated Festivale on February 8th.

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Hurray for Festivale!

When I got started with my game, I noticed a couple of my villagers really getting into the spirit of Festivale.

I decided that I needed to look the part, too! I pulled a Festivale tank and hair accessory out of storage, then headed to the Able Sisters to get some Festivale pants. I then went to Shampoodle and dyed my hair blue, just to be extra colorful! I am digging this look 😉

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I am looking fabulous!

Next, I stopped and had a chat with Pavé, who is just as insane in this game as he is in City Folk. What is with this guy?!

 

In New Leaf, you have to collect feathers to give to Pavé in exchange for furniture. I’ll admit, I like this version of the holiday much better. You can still interact with your villagers to win or trade different color feathers, but you also find  feathers floating around town to catch with your net. To me, this makes it much less aggravating because you are not obligated to talk to your villagers and play their ridiculous games of chance.

Anyway, I wandered around town for a bit, picking weeds as I kept an eye out for feathers. I also fell into a pitfall, which wasn’t very nice!

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Who put that there!?!

I hit the jackpot when I caught a rainbow feather! Pavé just LOVES his rainbow feathers. I handed it over to him, and he was thrilled. He gave me a Pavé chair for my efforts.

At this point, I wanted to play more, but my 3DS was running low on battery life. I headed to my house to display my Pavé chair with the other Pavé furniture I had collected in previous years. I hope to have the complete set one day!

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The floor and wallpaper are actually just a random pattern, but it fits!

That’s it for Festivale in Animal Crossing: New Leaf! Later!

Festivale in Animal Crossing: City Folk!

Festivale was on February 8th this year in City Folk. It is a bit of a strange holiday! On the day of Festivale, confetti rains from the sky, and an insane peacock named Pavé dances around and demands different flavors of candy! Ooo-kay then!

I have played this event in the past, and I know it can be a bit time consuming. I decided to play for just a little bit and get at least one piece of Pavé furniture. First, Pavé wanted some green candy. Right on!

What makes Festivale so time consuming is the fact that if you have no candy left over from Halloween, you have to play games with your villagers to get a piece of candy. Sometimes you can choose the color of candy you want, but a lot of times, they will just give you a random color. And the games are totally up to chance, which means more often than not, you are going to be a big fat loser!

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Seriously, what a pain!

After getting one piece of blue candy, I got my green candy!

I took it to Pavé, but…

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Dammit! 

OH MY GOD why didn’t you tell me that to start with! Ugh! What a jerk. I continued on my candy search. Luckily, I was able to score two more green pieces of candy without losing my ass too badly (the villagers will either take a piece of candy from you or 500 Bells if you lose their game).

I took my candy to Pavé, who thanked me and danced like crazy. He gave me a Pavé floor for my troubles.

Before quitting the game, I headed to my house to see what the floor looked like. I also brought my other Pavé items out of storage to see how it looked all together.

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The Pave set and Creepy set do NOT compliment each other well…

I actually do like the Pavé set. Maybe one day I’ll complete it!

That’s it for Festivale in Animal Crossing: City Folk. See you next time!

Groundhog Day in Animal Crossing: New Leaf!

Much like Groundhog Day in City Folk, Groundhog Day in Animal Crossing: New Leaf is a pretty quiet affair. As I loaded up my game, Isabelle told me it was Groundhog Day and that I should visit her at the plaza. And wouldn’t you know it, that’s exactly what I went and did! 😉

 

She gave me a Resetti model in honor of the “groundhog” that would predict how soon spring would come. She also seemed to agree with me about spring coming early.

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That’s right, my town’s name is Blorp. Do not ask why.

I then walked over to the photo cutout that was up, and I took a picture of myself with Resetti. I made sure I looked nice and grumpy!

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I make this face a lot in real life when I have to deal with people, haha!

I decided to put my shiny new Resetti model on display in my house for awhile. One of these days I will change the furniture so it won’t be decorated for Christmas!

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One of these days I’ll also get rid of my ridiculous bedhead…

Also, when I started up my game, Isabelle told me I had a new neighbor. I tried to visit him, but he wasn’t up so early in the morning. I can’t say I blame him!

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Welcome to Blorp, you crabby bastard!

That’s it for Groundhog Day in Animal Crossing: New Leaf! Next up, I will be writing about Festivale in Animal Crossing: City Folk! See ya!

Groundhog Day in Animal Crossing: City Folk!

Groundhog Day in Animal Crossing: City Folk is a much more quiet affair than it is in the original Animal Crossing. Upon loading my game, there wasn’t even an announcement saying that it was Groundhog Day or anything like that! Nevertheless, I headed over to Town Hall. A quick check of the bulletin board explained a bit about the holiday.

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I vote for an early spring!

I spoke to Tortimer, and he said a couple words about Groundhog Day and how we still don’t know if spring is coming early or not! He then gave me a Resetti model. Um, thanks?

I spoke to him a couple more times, but he didn’t say much else. I headed to my house to check out my Resetti model. It fits in with my creepy theme!

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Resetti always looks grumpy!

That’s it for Groundhog Day in Animal Crossing: City Folk. Good night!