Groundhog Day in Animal Crossing!

On February 2nd (yes, I know I am behind!) it was Groundhog Day. The holiday was celebrated in Animal Crossing, Animal Crossing: City Folk, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf. I first celebrated Groundhog Day in Animal Crossing!

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Will winter carry on, or will spring come early? Let’s find out!

The event begins at 7 a.m. I made my way down to the wishing well for the festivities after stopping to take an adorable pic of Octavian asleep!

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Aww, he’s not a morning person either!

I spoke to Mayor Tortimer, who seemed a little confused about what was even happening.

After speaking to everyone who was gathered there, I stood right smack dab in the middle of all of them so I wouldn’t miss any action! We waited excitedly for the groundhog to appear.

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Hurry up. groundhog!

At 8 a.m., Resetti appeared, and he was less crabby than usual. Wait…. he’s not even a groundhog! I guess he’ll just have to do. He made his prediction, and that was that.

Tortimer said we were going to stick to the prediction, but I hope that’s not the case. I’m ready for an early spring!

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Are you sure you aren’t still confused?

Please note that if this is the first time playing Groundhog Day, you will receive a flower model. I’ve already participated in the past, so I left empty handed. What a rip!

That’s it for Groundhog Day in Animal Crossing. See ya!

Starting Over in Pokemon Blue!

As I said a few posts back, one of the games I was going to be working on was Pokemon Blue for the Game Boy. Yes, I’ve had this game for a long time, but never completed it. Last week, I finally picked it up and began my game anew. Oh, the nostalgia!

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I should be playing on my original Game Boy… but my Game Boy Advance SP is pretty sweet 😉

I spent a few moments admiring the title screen as several Pokemon scrolled by. Then, I started a new file, forever losing my previously saved data. Oh well! My first task was to head to Professor Oak’s lab. He’s a Pokemon expert, all right, but seems kind of spacey otherwise. He asked me for my name, even though he supposedly knew me already.

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Well, my name’s not REALLY Brandon, but it’ll do!

Since I have to be a boy, I chose the name Brandon. Close enough to my actual name (Brandi)! Then that dense mother fucker asked me what his grandson’s name was, because his grandson happens to be my rival! Dude, how do you not remember your grandson’s name?!

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How can you forget your grandson’s name? Get with it, man!

Anyway, after all that was out of the way, I got to pick a starter Pokemon. There was a choice between Charmander, Squirtle, and Bulbasaur.

I have always chosen Squirtle in the past (probably because I am partial to turtles), so I chose him once again. My rival, Gary, chose Bulbasaur, and he immediately wanted to fight me! I put that little bitch in his place.

After all that jazz, (and after delivering a parcel to Professor Oak) I started wandering around to a couple nearby areas to catch Pokemon and start leveling them up. That’s always my strategy early on, so I can have several strong Pokemon in my party! My first encounter was with Rattata, who I easily caught. Soon after, I caught Pidgey.

Soon I headed to the Viridian Forest to catch more Pokemon and gather more experience. I caught Nidoran, Spearow, Weedle, and Caterpie fairly quickly.

I also encountered Metapod, who was a little jerk to capture! He doesn’t attack you, but instead uses a defensive move called “Harden” that can make him a little tricky to get. He got away from me once, but the second Poke Ball I threw held him.

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The last Pokemon I caught in Viridian Forest was Pikachu! He’s so cute.

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At this point, I’m still taking the time to level up the Pokemon I’ve caught. That way I’ll be prepared for the battles ahead of me! I’ll probably hang around the Forest awhile longer until all of my Pokemon are around level 13 or so. I also want to mention that Weedle already evolved into Kakuna, but I wasn’t able to get a picture of the evolution!

See you next time! Good night!

 

 

February Animal Crossing Events!

Hey everyone! January has flown by, and now that February is here, the Animal Crossing world is full of all sorts of events! Check out my calendar below to see what’s coming up:

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There are some events that are pretty much constants, such as the Fishing Tourney and Flea Market. I’ll still participate in them, just to see if I can win anything! 😉 You’ll notice that Animal Crossing: Wild World has a week-long event called Bright Nights. Throughout this week, the villagers will decorate their house with holiday lights and it’s up to you to choose the winner! You don’t really have to play every day- once at some point during the week will suffice.

The next few blog entries will be about the three different Groundhog Day celebrations! Good night everyone!

Flea Market in Animal Crossing: City Folk!

On Sunday, Animal Crossing: City Folk had a small event known as the Flea Market. It’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like: some of your villagers allow you to come into their homes and purchase (almost) any item of theirs, as long as the price is right! If you enter your house, one of your villagers may even pop in and see if they can buy something off of you!

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I know, I know. I still haven’t cleaned up my town or tackled my bedhead. Don’t judge me!

I basically just took a quick walk around town to see who was in their house. The first house I went into was Baabara’s- but she wouldn’t sell me what I was looking at. Ugh!

I ran into Prince outside, and his comment made me laugh.

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I do that all the time, Prince!

I also ran into Queenie, and I almost didn’t talk to her. She was a real bitch the last time I saw her! She actually had something NICE to say for once, though.

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Um, I look like crap, but thanks!

I visited Ed’s house next. I didn’t really want any of his stuff, but I took a fun picture with him. His house looks too nicely set up for me to buy anything!

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Can he even see me?

The only thing I ended up buying from anyone was a tumbleweed, even though I don’t really know why I did it. It was only 147 Bells, so why not!

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It does kind of fit the Creepy theme, I guess!

Anyway, I stood in my house for a minute to see if anyone would come in. I was just about to quit the game when suddenly, I had a customer!

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Her name always makes me laugh, because my grandma’s name is Nan!

Awesome! She tried buying some of my Creepy Series furniture, which was a no-no! Suddenly, she had her eye on my tumbleweed. You know, the one I JUST bought. I wasn’t too attached to it, so I sold it for 300 Bells. Haha, I just made some easy money!

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Sucker! 

Oh, I also went into Nibbles house and discovered that she was moving. Bummer! I thought she was pretty cool. I wonder who will move in next?

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Aww… bye, Nibbles 😦

That’s it for the Flea Market in Animal Crossing: City Folk. Good night!