Hanami? Not Yet I Guess!

I haven’t been able to play any games the past few days, so I was happy to have a chance to play today. I fired up Doubutsu no Mori and set the time back a few days, to the Hanami Festival!

…except, unfortunately, there was NO Hanami festival! It is supposedly a 3 day long event in March that celebrates the arrival of spring. It’s basically the Cherry Blossom Festival, and it’s a really big deal over in Japan!

Now, I have a hell of a time finding reference material for Doubutsu no Mori. There are very few guides out there and this has basically been all trial and error for me. I think perhaps the guide I was referencing meant the festival occurs in April, not March. The trees are not even pink yet! So, for now, I took Hanami off of my calendar, and I will try again throughout April to see if I can find out exactly when it is!

It’s kind of frustrating, but it’s all good. This is all part of my journey! Who knows, maybe by the end of this year, I’ll know all the tips and tricks for Doubutsu no Mori and I’ll have played through all the holidays, so I’ll be able to write my own guide! 😉

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!

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!

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!

Yay Day in Animal Crossing: Wild World!

Ok, I really suck. I don’t know how I managed to totally screw up my January calendar of events for Animal Crossing… I must have been sleeping when I made it or something! I thought Yay Day was today, but it was last Sunday! So, time traveling I went…

Yay Day is a simple little holiday in Wild World where the whole point is to give compliments to your fellow villagers. They will give you compliments as well! It’s a very sweet idea, but sometimes it can backfire, as you will soon read…

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Yay!

The main way a conversation will go is like this: The villager gives you a compliment…

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And you’re so cute!!

They then ask you for a compliment. which you type in…

And they thank you for it and become very flattered! Well, sometimes. Sometimes they don’t understand what you are saying for whatever reason, but they are happy anyway.

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I said to Elmer what I said to Stitches. Stitches understood, he didn’t. Oh well!

Sometimes, crabby villagers like Kabuki will compliment you…

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Um, thanks, gonad!

Then they will subsequently ruin it by acting like a jerk! I love you anyway, Kabuki.

The worst thing, though, is when they absolutely hate your compliment! Why is that even a thing? Shouldn’t they be grateful?! Just look at what Antonio said to me:

After Antonio’s shit, I was in no mood to give out anymore compliments. I ran into Pate and gave her a silly compliment that she actually ending up loving. Phew, there is some redemption for this holiday!

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Whew, I was worried…

Besides participating in Yay Day, I took a moment to say hello to my newest villager, Kitt the kangaroo. She is very cute!

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I also tried to talk Twiggy out of moving. Hopefully she listens!

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Don’t go, Twiggy!

That’s it for Yay Day in Animal Crossing: Wild World. Bye for now!