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Title: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: I_like_Nonon on 21 June, 2013, 03:43:23 pm
Animal Crossing. A hugely popular series of games developed by Nintendo, dubbed (according to the always accurate Wikipedia) a "community simulation video game". Carrying with it a large fanbase, and a even a character in the new smash bros, the series is still going strong, 12 years after the first game was released for the Gamecube.

And I have never played a single one of them. I know that you fish, and catch bugs. That is literally all I know about Animal Crossing, and have never thought to try it out.

But with the release of Animal Crossing New Leaf, I've decided it's time to try the series out. It's ideally a game that you play in short bursts every day, which lends itself well to some blog-type stuff. It's also easy as **** to take pictures in game, and transfer them to a PC, so that helps.

I have no idea if I'll enjoy it, and keep it up for months, or if it'll crash and burn tomorrow. We'll just have to see.

Characters:

Illis, mayor of Foxvale
(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/ACNLIllis_zps73941ad5.jpg)
Rosy cheeked, and ready for some mayorin'.


Isabelle, secretary dog
(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/ACNLIsabelle_zpsab08fd1f.jpg)
The cutest fucking thing ever made, holy shit.


Roscoe, black stallion
(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/ACNLRoscoe_zps3c3ce5b2.jpg)
Seems very monochrome, nay.


Whitney, white wolf
(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/ACNLWhitney_zps88ee74de.jpg)
She's also an MVP, apparently.


Sterling, knight of the skies
(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/ACNLSterling_zps37647d79.jpg)
Not his actual title, but I mean, it's pretty cool.


Papi, the other horse thing
(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/ACNLPapi_zps4b01606a.jpg)
Sporting a very nice floral pattern, too.


Peggy, the pig
(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/ACNLPeggy_zps8e8ca26c.jpg)
Is apparently into furries, roleplay and small children.


Now, seeing as I'm posting this at the end of my second day, I'll just post some cliffnotes as to what I think so far, and what I've done (which is not a lot).


Progress:
- I have bought a house, which was built and ready on the second day. I am now already in debt to Tom Nook, although he's at least nice about it. I've been on the internet long enough to know that I'll be shit-deep in debt to him for pretty much my entire life.
- I've caught a few fish and dug up some fossils, and donated them to the museum.
- Tommy Nook gave me a virtual boy. Thanks, you buttface.

Thoughts:
- Seems pretty alright so far. The townspeople seem quirky and interesting.
- The fact that their dialogue changes on a daily basis is pretty neat.
- Running in real time, it is actually pretty relaxing to play the game. No time limits to meet, and no stress.
- I can tell decorating is going to get pretty awesome later on.


Now that everything else has been said:

Welcome, to Animal Crossing.

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Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: ganonfloyd on 21 June, 2013, 04:17:37 pm
Sterling is in my town as well, he's boss.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: NPC Overlord Nikoleis on 21 June, 2013, 04:18:04 pm
My only piece of advice: locate the rarest fishes (depends on day, hour and meteorological condition: rain is good) and I bait Tom Nook won't bother you in a reasonable ammount of time, reasonable being dependant of the point of view used, expressed in months with a daily basis of 1 hour fishing/selling and 1 hour doing whatever, including shopping.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: Gargravarr on 21 June, 2013, 04:54:54 pm
So basically Tom Nook owns the Mayor? Sounds like in New Leaf he's become the closest thing the series has to a mob boss.

I remember getting Wild World on DS, but I returned it shortly after 'cause I couldn't really get into it. Maybe I'm just not used to the genre, but I don't really cope well with such open, free, slow-paced, relaxed games. I never know what I should be doing.

This is amusing me so far, though. ur funneh


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: I_like_Nonon on 21 June, 2013, 05:08:08 pm
Sterling is in my town as well, he's boss.
Sterling is pretty boss. His house apparently smells like a gym.

My only piece of advice: locate the rarest fishes (depends on day, hour and meteorological condition: rain is good) and I bait Tom Nook won't bother you in a reasonable ammount of time, reasonable being dependant of the point of view used, expressed in months with a daily basis of 1 hour fishing/selling and 1 hour doing whatever, including shopping.
The pun hurt a bit, but I'll keep it in mind. Mostly I've just been fishing to add to the museum, once I start selling more fish I'll try to keep track of what they sell for.

So basically Tom Nook owns the Mayor? Sounds like in New Leaf he's become the closest thing the series has to a mob boss.
Essentially, yes. Though I will be fair, and say that he's at least a nice mob boss, not the kind that breaks your legs for not paying.

At least, not yet.

And thank you. Like I said, I'm liking the game, at least based on these two days, so I should be able to keep this up.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: Gargravarr on 21 June, 2013, 05:13:11 pm
I might be tempted to give the series another go sometime, but I'm having to choose my games very carefully right now so I don't see it happening any time soon. :-\

And you wait. One day Illis will be late on a payment or something and he'll wake up to find either Roscoe or Papi's head in his bed. My money's on Papi. It's early days but Roscoe currently seems more like an enforcer.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: I_like_Nonon on 21 June, 2013, 05:21:34 pm
From the conversations I've had with him, Roscoe does seem like an enforcer type.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: zeldafan42 on 21 June, 2013, 06:59:06 pm
The 8est Animal Crossing conversations are ones where you de88 just who is in the mo8 and who isn't.

Glad you're enjoying the game. I want it so 8ad, 8ut........money is tight. If only I had more money!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 21 June, 2013, 11:54:28 pm
That proclamation was pretty boss, dude. Obviously Illis has been taking lessons from Tyler Durden.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: I_like_Nonon on 22 June, 2013, 03:31:58 pm
That proclamation was pretty boss, dude. Obviously Illis has been taking lessons from Tyler Durden.
Exactly. Most rules should just be based on Fight Club, really.



Day 3

I start the day, in the same way I imagine I'll start most days, with one of the most important mayoral duties: Digging for ancient dinosaur fossils buried 2 feet underground in a populated town. Clearly, the residents of this world have no interest in the history of nature.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Fossilfound_zpsb4388e9a.jpg)
Seriously guys, it was LITERALLY right underneath the grass. Sheesh. Being mayor is tough.

However, there was no rest for the wicked, as I was informed that a new citizen was moving in, by the name of Keaton. Visiting him in his home, it was filled to the brim with moving boxes, which he kindly informed me would take him an entire day to unpack. Apparently, he's the world slowest unpacker, as it was still morning, but I digress. He was welcomed to town, personally.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Keatonmovedin_zps8799a64c.jpg)
Uh, thanks Keaton. That's very nice info. Guess I'm dealing with another weir-

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Keatonmovedin2_zps5e61396e.jpg)
Congratulations Keaton, your rent just got lowered. Substantially.

As I left Keaton's house, it occured to me that my pockets were filled with an assortment of creatures and objects, most of which were not related to my mayoral job. Already in debt to Tom Nook and wanting to expand my hovel house, I knew I needed money. So off I went to the local recycling store Re-Tail, to sell my stuff to the owner, Reese the pink alpaca.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Reesethealpaca_zpsfd67c275.jpg)
Yes, please take this live bass, these random shells I found on the beach and this chair I found in a tree.

With money in hand, it was time to go to Tommy and Timmy Nook's store, to see if anything was worth buying. As I entered, their damned fortune cookie sat there on the table, taunting me. Last time, eating that fortune cookie had made Tommy Nook gave me a virtual boy. The bastard. It was Timmy Nook in control this time, so I bought the cookie.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Fireflower_zps7402ef65.jpg)
Whoaa, man. Dude. Bro. That's deep.

YES! This was finally it, an item of value. And indeed, Timmy gave me a fire flower from Mario. I like Timmy. Tommy can go fuck himself, but Timmy is alright. As a thank you, I bought a bugnet as well.

Realising I had not actually been to my office yet, I ran back towards town hall. On the way I met Papi, and went to say hello. Apparently, he had thought up a perfect and awesome nickname for me. Well, I thought, it wouldn't hurt to hear him out.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Cookienickname_zpsfb079bd4.jpg)
Is... Is that a subtle hint at something, or are you just making fun of my fortune cookie obsession?

I finally made it to the town hall. Isabelle had already prepared a special seat, specifically for the mayor. It had everything. A PC, important papers, a cup of coffee an old school phone... Everything was set for me to rule this town and get a giant statue of myself built in the center of town.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Isabellesecretary_zpsd2fd4fd6.jpg)
Oh, nothing that's appropriate and/or legal.

Everything was set... except I need a town development permit. What? I'm the god damn mayor, can't I just give myself the permit? But no, apparently I need 100% approval rating from my townspeople. Oh alright, I thought, easy. And then Isabelle tells me my approval rating.

50 percent.

Excuse me. You mean to say that half my damn town doesn't approve of me? This will not stand. I slammed my fist on the table, raising my voice. I will not accept so much disapproval. I will show them, I will show them all!

Then Isabelle asked me to catch three different bugs, and I agreed.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Catchbugs_zpsb56ac313.jpg)
Pretty sure my secretary shouldn't order me around, but damn it, I can't disappoint her.

And so, the rest of my day was spent running around catching butterflies, and frolicking in the grass. It was a good frolick. On my way back to my house after a day of hard work, I ran into a... I'm not quite sure what it was, but it was selling wallpaper. My house sure did need wallpaper, so I agreed to it's proposal to sell me stuff.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Newwallpapercarpet_zps9e943594.jpg)
How about furniture, for the... touring of... furs. I suck at this.

It went in, and came back out, satisfied with its work. The wallpaper, it said, was just the right one for me. Excited, I went inside, to look at its handiwork.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Roomlookslikeadungeon_zps2679206a.jpg)
I know I wrote that I was the overlord of Foxvale, but this is perhaps a bit too far.

My house now looks like a damp dungeon.

Thanks, Saharah.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: Gargravarr on 22 June, 2013, 04:04:04 pm
I may be about to embarrass myself by stating the obvious, but I think Saharah's meant to be a camel. And there's an Alpaca character? Cool.

So basically you're the town errand boy as well as the Mayor? Oh and, again, funneh commentary.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 22 June, 2013, 04:06:00 pm
SA2 does the best blogs.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: Marie Rose on 22 June, 2013, 04:25:44 pm
Nonsense, I only have 2 entries atm, I've barely started.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: Gargravarr on 22 June, 2013, 07:55:56 pm
BTW, how are you taking these screenshots?


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: I_like_Nonon on 22 June, 2013, 08:00:45 pm
I may be about to embarrass myself by stating the obvious, but I think Saharah's meant to be a camel. And there's an Alpaca character? Cool.

So basically you're the town errand boy as well as the Mayor? Oh and, again, funneh commentary.
Oh yeah. That'd make sense, actually. I just didn't see any humps, so that confused me. And there are two alpaca characters I know of, actually. Her husband, a blue alpaca, is just asleep during the day.

SA2 does the best blogs.
Nonsense, I only have 2 entries atm, I've barely started.
But they're very good entries though.

BTW, how are you taking these screenshots?
It's as easy as pressing L and R at the same time. It saves the photos to the SD card, so it's easy to transfer to my laptop.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: Gargravarr on 23 June, 2013, 10:01:36 am
Ah, I didn't know New Leaf had that feature.

Also, what's that red person-looking thing in the bottom corner of your house? It's not really helping to dispel the creepy dungeon vibe you've got going there.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: I_like_Nonon on 23 June, 2013, 03:24:26 pm
Also, what's that red person-looking thing in the bottom corner of your house? It's not really helping to dispel the creepy dungeon vibe you've got going there.

That is a doll that I got from someone. Looks kind of like Red Riding Hood from in front.


Day 4:

Fossils. Fossils, fossils and more fossils. All of them look exactly the same, until an owel takes a look at them, at which point they suddenly become huge, actual dinosaur bones. Logic has no place in the world of Animal Crossing, clearly. On my daily fossil excavation route, I ran into Keaton, who continues on his path to 'best citizen in Foxvale'.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Keatonawesome_zps243bee60.jpg)
Keaton, you surely are a suck-up, but a very charming one, admittedly.

Looking myself over, I felt like something was missing. I'm mayor of the town, yet I don't really LOOK like a mayor. I lack a certain je ne sais quoi. So off I went, to the accessory shop, to see if I couldn't fix up my looks.

And there it was.

It sat there on the mannequin, looking glorious, shining like a sun. It called out to me. I had to buy it, I had to. My hands shaking, I slowly, but surely, put it on...

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Mustache_zps4488a9e6.jpg)
For the first time in my life, I feel pretty.

Walking out of the shop, new moustache on face, I noticed I had found myself with a substantial amount of money. Now, I thought, I could finally repay my debt to Tom Nook. Walking into the post house, I deposited my 39,800 bells, hearing the satisfying click as my debt was erased, gone from existance.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Loanfinallydone_zps1f617015.jpg)
I'm free! FREE! FREEEEEE!

I then went over to Tom Nook to get my house expanded.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/DAMNYOUNOOOK_zpsc80d489d.jpg)
Well..... shit.

Depressed, I decided to go visit Peggy, as I had not seen her at all yesterday. On the way, I yet again ran into Papi. I don't know what the deal is with him, he seems to be everywhere I go.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Papisecretcode_zpsbcece1ea.jpg)
Yes, Papi. Yes it would.

Depressed, tired and pressed for time as Papi stared at me with high expectations, I gave him the only word my animoo obsessed mind could conjure up.

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Papi wa kawaii desu ne? Uguu~

Peggy was at home, just walking around. We chatted for a bit, when she asked me if I had any apples. She was starving, and was apparently too lazy to go right outside to pick one. Fortunately, I did have an apple, so I gave it to her. In return, she gave me a new wallpaper.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Peggygivesmelovelywall_zpsb794e208.jpg)
Peggy? Peggy, please don't- please stop staring at me like that.

On the way back to my house, I did a little trade with Whitney, who gave me a 'lovely bed'. Huh, I thought, that's the same set as my new lovely wall. I'll definitely need to check those out. Also, no pictures of Whitney trading, because I'm a dumb-dumb.

I went home and put up my new wallpaper and bed, taking a look at my new, soon-to-be-expanded-house. It couldn't be worse than damp dungeon, I thought.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Themosthomoroom_zps8fe3d85a.jpg)
Yup. No comment.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: Gargravarr on 23 June, 2013, 03:37:25 pm
And so Peggy continues to be the most disturbing resident of Foxville.

I think you ought to save that moustache for your mayoral duties, and take it off when you're being an errand boy.

Also, I personally think that wallpaper is at least a small improvement over the dungeon. Maybe not the bed, though.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: Gargravarr on 24 June, 2013, 12:01:39 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NeEbtz55XYI


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 24 June, 2013, 01:22:01 pm
I like how Reggie has adopted "My body is ready!" as his catchphrase

It's his villager's quote in the game too.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: I_like_Nonon on 24 June, 2013, 03:12:39 pm
I think you ought to save that moustache for your mayoral duties, and take it off when you're being an errand boy.
Duly noted.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NeEbtz55XYI
I like how Reggie has adopted "My body is ready!" as his catchphrase

It's his villager's quote in the game too.
Really, Reggie is just awesome. Period.


Day 5:

So, before even starting the day, the old mayor, Tortimer, decided to drop by and tell me that I am doing a great job. He's retired now, and lives on a tropical island. He'd be waiting for me on the dock, to take me there. A vacation to a tropical island would be nice, mayoring is hard. I decided to go visit him later in the day.

During my daily tax collecting walk around the town, I stumbled upon a tent, by the town center. Upon entering it, I found a fox, named Redd the art dealer.

He dealt in art.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Reddtheartdealer_zpsb7ee58c0.jpg)
The Louvre, this ain't.

Being a connoisseur of the fine arts, I decided I wanted to buy a painting from him. I went up to it, I payed for it, and then he told me he'd send it to me with tomorrow's mail. The picture was right there though. Don't send it to me in the mail. Can't I just take it right now? I'm the god damn mayor, fuck.

As I left the tent, furious and possibly foaming at the mouth (my mind is a bit fuzzy), I ran into Sterling, who told me he wanted to play something he called "Power hide-and-seek."

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It's okay, Sterling. You tried.

Somehow, Whitney and Keaton teleported in, eager to join the game. They really were not good at power hide-and-seek, I must admit. I'll give them points for hiding behind trees, but I'll detract those same points for actually peeking out from behind the trees. All in all, power hide-and-seek was a great success.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Sterlinghideandseek2_zpsfa2c1cb4.jpg)
How can one person train for hide-and-seek? I guess that's the power part of it.

Getting wind of yet another new villager in town, I headed off to welcome them. People are just rushing to Foxvale, with no second thoughts. I must be the best mayor in the whooooole world. Damn, I'm good. Apparently, the new villager is a mouse named Canberra.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Canberra_zps7faba2d4.jpg)
Eh, I prefer Keaton.

Having ditched my sweet mayorstache, as I was not really on strict mayoral business, I needed a new accessory to look as swag as possible. At least, I think it's swag. Swag is what cool people say, right? It's hip? Good. So back to the accessory shop I went, to pick out just the right accessory for me, one that would convey exactly what type of person I truly am.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Stylishglasses_zps44a005f7.jpg)
Well, I guess these nerd-glasses will do.

But the glasses would have to wait. There was mayorage to do. Epic mayorage. Donning my mayorstache, I went to the town hall, sitting down on my exceptionally comfy mayorchair. And, as the heartstop inducing Isabelle informed me, I had reached 100% town approval! And not only that, I now had my town-development permit!

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Self-indulging statue, here I come!

Although as I soon realized, my initial mayorstatue plans had to wait. Clearly, a second bridge was needed. The river dividing the town into two was getting annoying, with only a single bridge on one end of the town allowing you to cross it. As I laid the groundwork, Isabelle informed me that it would cost 128,000 bells to build it. 128,000. One-hundred-and-twentyeight-thousand. Holy balls, I'm not made of mayormoney. Apparently projects like this are driven in part by villager donations, and in part by me paying for everything.

So far, no one has donated anything.

Ungrateful bastards.

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I don't know what you are, but you'll be in my nightmares tonight.

Tired, exhausted and annoyed, it was finally time to go to the docks, and travel to Tortimers island. I ran to the beach, excited like I had never been before. This was my moment, the time where I would finally reap all the benefits of being mayor. Long vacations on tropical islands!

And then he told me that the boat would arrive tomorrow.

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Horf you, Tortimer. Horf you.

So then I guess I just went home and played virtual boy or something.

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This is the third time I've ended a blog post with me being miserable in my house. I'm super creative, you guys.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: Gargravarr on 24 June, 2013, 05:21:50 pm
I don't like to be Mr. Correction-Trousers (sort of), but judging from his/her/its nose I think Canberra might be a koala.

Stupid town wanting a bridge. Don't they know how crucial a vanity statue is to the running of a community?


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: Marie Rose on 25 June, 2013, 04:37:01 am
You're probably more creative than I am, at least


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: I_like_Nonon on 25 June, 2013, 03:45:41 pm
I don't like to be Mr. Correction-Trousers (sort of), but judging from his/her/its nose I think Canberra might be a koala.
Actually, yeah, I think you're right. And I think it's a her, but I'm not quite sure yet.

You're probably more creative than I am, at least
Ehh, I don't know. You're pretty creative yourself.


Day 6 - Mayoral vacation

After a night of playing virtual boy, my head was pounding, eyes were strained and everything was red. But the day had finally come. It was time to go to Tortimer's island, the boat would surely be here by now.  I wobbled around my room, struggling to find the door (turns out, seeing everything as red makes pink walls a hell). But I found it, and burst outside with a yell of happiness.

To find that it was raining, and there was a thunderstorm.

Well, there goes my vacation mood.

None the less, I ran to the beach, albeit with a dampened mood. Sure enough, a boat was waiting for me at the docks, captained by a kappa named... Kapp'n. Kapp'n.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Kappn_zpse0b7f23e.jpg)
Now with a punny name and 100% more pirate accent!

I got on the boat, and we took off. It was a long trip, one that turned out to be quite boring. It didn't help that the boat was lacking a roof, so my mayoral hair got very wet. And then Kapp'n started singing.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Kappnsinging_zps4926c8cb.jpg)
That's really good Kapp'n. You should apply for X-factor or something.

At this point point, I was pretty miserable. This was probably a bad idea. It just goes to show, you should never listen to old turtles when they invite you to their solitary islands. For all I knew, Tortimer was going to kill me when I arrived, and take back his job as mayor. I had to leave behind my tools as the boat took off, so I was completely unable to defend myself, should he choose to attack me.

But then, the rain went away. The thunder stopped. The sun began to shine. It got warmer. The water got bluer. I think Kapp'n farted. And then I saw it in the distance: The tropical island. It was a wonder. As soon as the boat landed at the dock, I ran into the lobby, excited, ready to try all the fun stuff.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Huts_zpsabeccc98.jpg)
Comfy straw chairs!

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Fishing_zps1ab0e8d8.jpg)
Fishing!

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Swimming_zpsf132eae1.jpg)
Swimming!

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Bugs_zpsb415c7ae.jpg)
Bug cathing! ...Ew.

It was a blast. It was wonderful. Before today, I had never experienced true happiness. Now, I felt like I could die a happy mayor. Talking to the receptionist (I forget his name, I was in a state of hyper-accelerated-happiness at this point), I learned that bells didn't matter on the island, but medals did. Medals could be gained by going on tours, I learned. Alright then, I thought, that's a good way to end my trip. One tour in particular caught my eye.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Labyrinth_zps903a474e.jpg)
Easy? Beginner? It's like this tour was made for me.

I set off, and was plunged into a hedge maze, tasked with finding 5 mango. I had no idea what mangos look like, but okay, it's fine. It's fine. As Tortimer, the man who wanted the mangos, started the clock, I set off in a sprint of mayoral proportions.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Labyrinthrunning_zps75203d78.jpg)
OH GOD WHERE AM I PLEASE HALP

But, in the end, I was victorious. I brought the old guy his mangos and recieved my prizes.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Success_zps13c70855.jpg)
Incredible is even spelt in caps, I was that good.

After that, I went back to rainy old Foxvale. Even the weather couldn't get down anymore. This had been the best day ever. Could it possibly get any better?

Why yes. Yes it could.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Samushelmet_zpse1d4b0c1.jpg)
Best mayor ever? Best mayor ever.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: Gargravarr on 25 June, 2013, 05:21:30 pm
So did you buy the helmet or did it come from another fortune cookie? And if so, which Nook gave you the cookie?


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: zeldafan42 on 25 June, 2013, 06:25:26 pm
Ha! Now any Space Pirates will think twice a8out stepping foot in Foxvale!


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: I_like_Nonon on 27 June, 2013, 03:02:49 pm
So did you buy the helmet or did it come from another fortune cookie? And if so, which Nook gave you the cookie?
I got it from a fortune cookie. As far as I know, most Nintendo themed items can only be gotten from fortune cookies... Except I got my Mario shirt by doing a request from a villager.

Ha! Now any Space Pirates will think twice a8out stepping foot in Foxvale!
Those space pirates ain't got shit now.


Day 8

Whoops, I slept for an entire day. I guess I must have just had way too much fun on the island. I walked outside, and it was still raining. I mean, granted, I slept yesterday, but as far as I know, it's been raining three days in a row. This really puts a dampener on my mayormood. Guess it's time to mine for fossils, and oh my jesus christ!

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Sputnoid_zpsb2423119.jpg)
I don't even

What is that. What is that, and why was it buried on my front lawn? That face. No. No. It's not getting into my house. This thing is getting sold. I will let many lame things into my house. Not this. No. No.

After that little incident, I discovered that a new villager had apparently moved in, without me knowing. She was a blue koala, named Sydney. Heh, I get it. Because... because australia, and... is that racist? Stereotypical? Stereotypicist?

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Sydney_zpsa88683bf.jpg)
Well, at least she's friendly.

Going to the museum to donate my fossils, I (once again) ran into Papi. And he had something very interesting to say to me.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Papiagain_zps50361a9e.jpg)
That's nice Papi. That's nice.

I don't know what it is with this guy. He's literally my best friend at this point. We've got a secret code, he's got a nickname for me, he's remembering me in his heart... None of the other villagers are even close to giving me a nickname or anything. And whenever Papi sees me, he runs over to me like a bat out of hell. He's... he's kind of growing on me.

Later in the day, I met Whitney, who asked me to deliver something to Roscoe. I wasn't particularly busy, so I took the present, and went to Roscoe's house. It looked exactly like I had expected.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Roscoeshouse_zps57574171.jpg)
Roscoe, why do you have the skeletal torso of a dinosaur in your house?

As the final visit of the day, I went to the public works project, Foxvale's new bridge, to see how much had been donated. It'd been like 3 days, so I expected a lot.

621 bells. Out of 128.000 thousand.

Fucking cheap ass villagers. As mayor, I had to do something.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Nodonation_zps0b4f0091.jpg)
This should do the trick.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: NPC Overlord Nikoleis on 27 June, 2013, 04:19:45 pm
I heard the Nigerian Minister of Finance is giving lessons in money scamming raising unexpected funds, Of course, they ask for 10,000 bells prior to starting giving actual lessons, but...


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: Gargravarr on 27 June, 2013, 04:40:19 pm
Yeah, I'm guessing you'll have to pay for most of that bridge yourself. And that skeleton is actually a sculpture made from the bones of people Roscoe has "taken care of" for Tom Nook. And your growing friendship with Papi should be extra incentive not to **** that raccoon off.

Can you remember if it was Tommy Nook or Timmy Nook that gave you the fortune cookie with Samus's helmet in it?


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: zeldafan42 on 27 June, 2013, 08:50:28 pm
O8viously, you need to find some kind of mask and 8ecome Illis, Cat 8urglar Supreme, and forci8ly take those donations from your villagers.

Ah, if only Animal Crossing had that feature.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: Gargravarr on 27 June, 2013, 09:41:13 pm
O8viously, you need to find some kind of mask and 8ecome Illis, Cat 8urglar Supreme, and forci8ly take those donations from your villagers.

Ah, if only Animal Crossing had that feature.


It would be an excellent new use for that fancy, twirlable moustache of his. He'd have to find a new Mayor accessory, though.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: I_like_Nonon on 28 June, 2013, 04:10:01 pm
I heard the Nigerian Minister of Finance is giving lessons in money scamming raising unexpected funds, Of course, they ask for 10,000 bells prior to starting giving actual lessons, but...
That sounds like the best deal ever.

Yeah, I'm guessing you'll have to pay for most of that bridge yourself. And that skeleton is actually a sculpture made from the bones of people Roscoe has "taken care of" for Tom Nook. And your growing friendship with Papi should be extra incentive not to **** that raccoon off.

Can you remember if it was Tommy Nook or Timmy Nook that gave you the fortune cookie with Samus's helmet in it?
That's devious, man.

And I think it might have been Timmy, though I'm not 100% sure.

O8viously, you need to find some kind of mask and 8ecome Illis, Cat 8urglar Supreme, and forci8ly take those donations from your villagers.

Ah, if only Animal Crossing had that feature.

I would totally steal from them if I could.


Also, no update today and probably tomorrow, because I'm a bit busy.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: NPC Overlord Nikoleis on 28 June, 2013, 04:22:10 pm
Mayor may not, today, eh?


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: Gargravarr on 28 June, 2013, 04:41:51 pm
Ah, so Tommy has yet to redeem himself for the Virtual Boy, then?


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 29 June, 2013, 06:28:02 pm
(https://imageshack.com/a/img713/2617/o3dw.jpg)

brb upstaging illis

also isabelle has her own twitter

https://twitter.com/animalcrossing


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: I_like_Nonon on 30 June, 2013, 04:26:11 pm
Ah, so Tommy has yet to redeem himself for the Virtual Boy, then?
I don't believe he has redeemed himself, no. I go there every day, but I only include it in the update if it's noteworthy. Even so, I don't believe he's given me anything awesome yet. I think he gave me three red spinning shells, like in Mario Kart, but they make a very annoying sound.

(https://imageshack.com/a/img713/2617/o3dw.jpg)

brb upstaging illis

also isabelle has her own twitter

https://twitter.com/animalcrossing
Lamest aquarium ever. My mayor aquarium is so much better.

And I have seen, and it's just too good. Too good.


Day 11:

As I walked out to yet another rainy day, I spotted a comic on my front lawn. A comic. On my front lawn. Granted, I've only been mayor for 11 days, and I've seen stranger things, but why would someone throw a comic on my front lawn? That's just nerdy, and wierd. And thus began the task of the day: Finding the owner of the mysterious comic book.

First, I came across Canberra, who was hiding behind a tree. We may have been playing hide-and-seek at the time (the regular kind, without the power), but I didn't pay much attention. When shown the comic book, she denied it being hers. My search had to continue.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Canberrapeeking_zpse8a13d36.jpg)
I have the same problem, but girls tend to get mad at me when they notice

I ran all over the village, asking most of the townspeople, who all claimed they didn't own the comic book. This was getting curiouser and curiouser with every step I took. Now, I could just put up a notice on the town board about the missing comic, but no. I wanted the satisfaction of finding the person responsible, politely telling them not to throw their stuff on my mayor-lawn again. I have a perfectly valid mailbox for that sort of thing. Lost in thought as I was, Peggy called me over.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Peggynickname1_zpsab6e7cf6.jpg)
Well, it's just one guy, really.

Before I had any chance to answer her, lie to her, run away or all of the above combined, she interrupted me.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Peggynickname2_zpsa46144ca.jpg)
I don't think saying no would change anything.

So now two people are calling me Cookie. Mayor Cookie. I have a feeling that nickname is going to spread far and wide. And it scares me.

Having finished my business with Peggy, I was again left clueless. No one knew anything about the comic, or who it belonged to. Even after an entire day of searching, fishing, mayoring, bug catching, selling and everything else I normally do, nothing came about. Keaton knew nothing, Sydney knew nothing, Roscoe knew nothing, and Sterling told me something about muscles. I don't think it had any relation to the comic book, but I've stopped questioning Sterling at this point. It dawned on me, that there was one person I hadn't seen. One person who's house I hadn't visited.

No... It couldn't be. No. No way. That would be impossible. It literally would not be possible. It could not b-

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Papigay_zpsecd5f68a.jpg)
But... But I knocked on your door before you let me in.

Why does everything in my life revolve around Papi?

This is quickly starting to get weird. Most major non-mayoral milestones I've made since coming to this town has involved Papi in some way or another. Arguably, a comic book on my front lawn isn't a milestone, but still. Papi, why? Why? Why leave this thing on my front lawn? It's like you want my attention or something. And, I mean, you're a nice guy, but man.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Papicomic_zps8704db7f.jpg)
That sounds like the most interesting superhero of all time, end sarcasm.

And then I went home to read up on Fountain Pen Man's deep and immersive lore.

I found none.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: Gargravarr on 30 June, 2013, 04:41:58 pm
Ah, so Tommy has yet to redeem himself for the Virtual Boy, then?
I don't believe he has redeemed himself, no. I go there every day, but I only include it in the update if it's noteworthy. Even so, I don't believe he's given me anything awesome yet. I think he gave me three red spinning shells, like in Mario Kart, but they make a very annoying sound.

Damn. Were it not for the annoying noise that sounds like it would be pretty cool.

Maybe I'm just overly-suspicious, but there's something a bit... off about Papi. Like he's a bit too keen to be your friend.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: zeldafan42 on 01 July, 2013, 01:37:27 am
Fountain Pen Man? Who's his nemesis? The Ink Drinker?


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: NPC Overlord Nikoleis on 01 July, 2013, 02:22:59 am
Fountain Pen Man? Who's his nemesis? The Ink Drinker?
And his blank pages minions!


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: I_like_Nonon on 01 July, 2013, 06:44:35 am
Ah, so Tommy has yet to redeem himself for the Virtual Boy, then?
I don't believe he has redeemed himself, no. I go there every day, but I only include it in the update if it's noteworthy. Even so, I don't believe he's given me anything awesome yet. I think he gave me three red spinning shells, like in Mario Kart, but they make a very annoying sound.

Damn. Were it not for the annoying noise that sounds like it would be pretty cool.

Maybe I'm just overly-suspicious, but there's something a bit... off about Papi. Like he's a bit too keen to be your friend.
They would. They take up a 2x2 square, and spin around just like in Mario Kart. It's just that really annoying sound.

And he seems very keen on it. And maybe it's just the floral shirt (and the fact that I'm a stereotyping git probably doesn't help), but he seems to act kind of... feminine.

Fountain Pen Man? Who's his nemesis? The Ink Drinker?
Fountain Pen Man? Who's his nemesis? The Ink Drinker?
And his blank pages minions!
Fountain Pen Man just went from the most lame superhero, to one I would totally read about.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: I_like_Nonon on 01 July, 2013, 03:46:57 pm
Day 12:

Yet another morning, yet another rainy day, yet another new townsperson. Man, they're just moving to Foxvale like flies to a shit. Except the town isn't shit, and the townspeople aren't really like flies... I think I lost my analogy. What was I talking about? Oh yeah, new villager, named Jaques. Now, I know what you're thinking. A french person, in Foxvale? It's more likely than you think, but no. It may sound french, but I assure you, he's not.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Jaques_zps47853f98.jpg)
Hey, Jaques, what are you talking aboot, eh?

That is the most canadian bird I have ever seen in my life. He's even got a checkered red lumberjack shirt and everything. But he is as much of a kiss-ass as Keaton, so I think I'll like him.

Having welcomed Jaques, I ran into Canberra, who was holding a present. Delighted and honoured, I took the present from her, excited to open it. She had given me a present... I didn't care too much about Canberra before, but now... this present had changed that.

And then she told me to bury it.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Timecapsule_zps62f15b48.jpg)
If you keep up that attitude, I won't be your friend for much longer.

But it's okay! After I buried it, she did give me a present, as a way to thank me. To show my appreciation and goodwill, I immediately put it on. And now I look like a dunce.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Waldo_zpsc66a69e6.jpg)
Waldo has never been easier to find.

But there was no time for that. I had once again found myself with a substantial amount of money, and I was faced with a tough choice. Pay off my debt to Tom Nook, or help fund the cobblestone bridge, because those fucking lazy townspeople ain't donating shit. Undeterred, I went to the post office to pay off my debt, because screw the bridge.

Figuratively, not literally.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Loanpayed_zpsf74c1071.jpg)
I feel like I've seen this before.

Finally, I was free from from debt. Free from the 98,000 bells of debt. Free from Tom Nook. Although he was being nice about it, he still had control over me. But not any more. I was, once again, a free man. I decided to go taunt him about it, because I'm the mayor, and also a bit of a dick.

'Hah', I said, as I entered Nook's Homes, 'I'm free now, Nook. How do you like them apples, huh? I bet you're really worrying now, right?'
I said, confident in myself.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Nook1_zps72245fea.jpg)
Enlarging, you say?

I stopped. 'That... that does sound kind of nice, actually,' I said.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Nook2_zpsa74c04a4.jpg)
Seems legit.

And so now I'm 198,000 bells in debt.

You smooth-talking racoon motherfucker.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: NPC Overlord Nikoleis on 01 July, 2013, 04:12:43 pm
Heh, Jacques... like Jacques Cartier, the one who discovered Quebec, so OF COURSE he is Canadian and a penguin. I see Nintendo's puns didn't improve with time.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: Gargravarr on 01 July, 2013, 04:25:16 pm
Please tell me that there's a red/white striped bobble hat in the game somewhere.

I had a mental image of you paying back your next Nook debt and then swearing on your life that you'll absolutely never, ever, EVER cave in and get another extension from that bloodsucking raccoon ever again. Then cut to you looking at your enormous mansion going "Aw, how did this happen?!"


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: NPC Overlord Nikoleis on 01 July, 2013, 04:31:01 pm
Please tell me that there's a red/white striped bobble hat in the game somewhere.

I had a mental image of you paying back your next Nook debt and then swearing on your life that you'll absolutely never, ever, EVER cave in and get another extension from that bloodsucking raccoon ever again. Then cut to you looking at your enormous mansion going "Aw, how did this happen?!"
And Tom Nook to add "Don't mansion it."

...

...

Ok, I'm still worse than Nintendo.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: zeldafan42 on 01 July, 2013, 07:58:26 pm
Telling house puns now, are we? I'm sure if I spent enough time dwelling on them, I could come up with some pretty suite puns myself! Although, if my jokes fall a 8it flat then you guys might just lodge some complaints.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: Gargravarr on 01 July, 2013, 08:02:24 pm
And Tom Nook to add "Don't mansion it."
Telling house puns now, are we? I'm sure if I spent enough time dwelling on them, I could come up with some pretty suite puns myself! Although, if my jokes fall a 8it flat then you guys might just lodge some complaints.

*shoots you both* Good heavens, that pistol was loaded! >_> <_<


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 01 July, 2013, 10:50:37 pm
As a note, the villagers will not donate much to the public works projects.

It's primarily player-funded.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: NPC Overlord Nikoleis on 01 July, 2013, 11:29:22 pm
And Tom Nook to add "Don't mansion it."
Telling house puns now, are we? I'm sure if I spent enough time dwelling on them, I could come up with some pretty suite puns myself! Although, if my jokes fall a 8it flat then you guys might just lodge some complaints.

*shoots you both* Good heavens, that pistol was loaded! >_> <_<
Ah, I'm hit! Call Dr House!


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: I_like_Nonon on 02 July, 2013, 07:44:49 am
Heh, Jacques... like Jacques Cartier, the one who discovered Quebec, so OF COURSE he is Canadian and a penguin. I see Nintendo's puns didn't improve with time.
And they say video games can't teach you stuff. I didn't know that, but now I do.

Please tell me that there's a red/white striped bobble hat in the game somewhere.

I had a mental image of you paying back your next Nook debt and then swearing on your life that you'll absolutely never, ever, EVER cave in and get another extension from that bloodsucking raccoon ever again. Then cut to you looking at your enormous mansion going "Aw, how did this happen?!"
For all I know, there may very well be. I haven't seen one though.

And to be honest, that's probably how this'll end up. At least I'll have a sweet mansion to go with my millions of bell debt, though.

As a note, the villagers will not donate much to the public works projects.

It's primarily player-funded.
*Nod* Yeah, I figured. I just find it amusing that Isabelle makes a big deal out of mentioning that the public works projects are entirely funded by donations from the villagers, and then they only donate like 100 bells a day. I'll be saving up for the public works now, as my house is a decent size for the moment.

And Tom Nook to add "Don't mansion it."
Telling house puns now, are we? I'm sure if I spent enough time dwelling on them, I could come up with some pretty suite puns myself! Although, if my jokes fall a 8it flat then you guys might just lodge some complaints.

*shoots you both* Good heavens, that pistol was loaded! >_> <_<
Ah, I'm hit! Call Dr House!
So many puns... so many.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 02 July, 2013, 12:50:38 pm
ILS, you're gonna have to try to out-mayor this guy:

(http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/2013/044/997811_20130214_screen005.jpg)


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: I_like_Nonon on 02 July, 2013, 03:25:59 pm
ILS, you're gonna have to try to out-mayor this guy:

(http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/2013/044/997811_20130214_screen005.jpg)
Holy shit, that is the most mayor-y mayor I have ever laid eyes on. That guy is officially my hero, now.

Day 13:

I think Sydney might have a thing for me. I don't know why, but it's just a hunch I have. She keeps calling me sunshine, and is generally one of the nicest people (Papi not included). Oh, and she also asked me what I thought of her clothes.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Sydneyoutfit_zpsc5f79079.jpg)
It looks like a pineapple.

I'm probably just imagining things, though.

But as I delivered my daily fossils to the museum, I discovered something: I had finally completed an actual, whole fossil! An entire skeleton! In a museum of shambled and disassembled skeletal dinosaurs, stood a perfected, actual skeleton. Not of a dinosaur per se, I suppose, but a skeleton none the less. Fuck, I'm the best fossil mayor. Yeah, fist bump to myself.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Fossil_zpsc4deac6b.jpg)
Ancient turtles are the best turtles.

Archelon means 'ruler turtle', and is the largest known species of turtle to have ever lived. And unlike most modern turtles, the archelon didn't have a solid shell, but had a skeletal framework that supported something akin to a leathery or bony carapace. Man, this museum is the best.

On my way back, I noticed someone had put something up on the noticeboard. I ran over to it, and took a gander.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Noticeboard_zps1f9f4060.jpg)

Renovations? Expansions? I bet those are synonyms for 'ripping you off', if I know the Nook family right. And after 13 days here, I'd wager I know the Nook family pretty well. But still, it'll be sad to see the old Nookling Junction go. I've been shopping there for 13 days now, eating fortune cookies there... I've had lots of memories. Here's to making even more memories when they've expanded.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Nooklingjunction_zpsac7350a5.jpg)
To be fair, it does need renovation. Looks like a hobo shack.

Now, originally that was to be the end of my update, but on my way to the tropical island, Kapp'n sang this, and I just had to share it.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Kappn_zps65e634bf.jpg)

Yup. Kapp'n sings about masturbation.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 02 July, 2013, 03:30:28 pm
I assumed it was a fart joke...


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: Gargravarr on 02 July, 2013, 09:26:00 pm
I assumed it was a fart joke...

Yeah, it sounds like that to me.



Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: Ƨɒlƚy on 02 July, 2013, 09:37:08 pm
I assumed it was a fart joke...

Yeah, it sounds like that to me.




Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: I_like_Nonon on 03 July, 2013, 03:01:50 pm
Well, I am an idiot. I'm not really surprised I didn't get the joke.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: I_like_Nonon on 05 July, 2013, 02:42:21 pm
Day 16:

So, I'd kind of overslept by 2-3 days again. Being a mayor is hard work, and I certainly need my beauty sleep. But since I was up anyway, I decided to head to Timmy and Tommy Nook's new store, which would have opened a few days ago. I wondered how much they could have had time to actually built in like, a day. I mean, their old place was a little shack, that was hardly even painted. Their dad or uncle or whatever may be Tom Nook, but surely they couldn't do anything special in a single day.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/TampTmart_zpsc4d27e98.jpg)
Welcome to T&T Mart. Unions are not welcome.

Holy shit, they built that in a day? It's like a gas station, without the gas. It's even got high tech slidey doors. I should hire those two to make my town projects, they'd make more progress than is currently going on.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/TampTmartinside_zpsa7a3d326.jpg)
Two fortune cookies? Now you're just fueling my addiction.

It looked pretty nice inside, too. For the first time, I didn't feel like I was buying something illegal out of someone's run down garage. They also doubled the stuff they sell, even selling floors and walls now. I should have much more use of them now, instead of just buying fortune cookies from them over and over again. I went on a small shopping spree (mainly for fortune cookies, but I picked up the slingshot too, because why not) before heading back outside.

I then walked over the museum, as I always do. A couple of days earlier I had bought another piece of art from Redd, which I wanted to graciously donate to the museum, because I'm a fucking cool mayor.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Fakeart_zpsa674d0e0.jpg)
It's between the mosquito and the T-rex tail.

What. What. WHAT? That son of a fucking bitch. He sold me a fake piece of art. A fake piece of art! To me! I paid like 3.000 bells for it, too. I swear, when he shows his face again, I will kill him. Straight up kill him. Bastard.

Oh well, at least I got a statue for my house now.

Speaking of which, my house was finally starting to come along slightly. I am no longer completely and utterly embarassed to live and sleep in it anymore, which I think is a pretty good start. I can do all sorts of things now. I have entertainment:

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/House1_zps37e224e4.jpg)
Even if it's pretty shitty entertainment.

Culture:
(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/House2_zpsee957f17.jpg)
If only I knew how to play this thing.

Astronomonology:
(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/House3_zpsbff51640.jpg)
I think I see little bear. That's like a constellation, isn't it?

And now, I also had a kick-ass statue which-I-pretend-is-of-me-because-yeah.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/House4_zpse668fe25.jpg)
The resemblance is uncanny.

Yup. I think it's finally starting to look up now.

Just ignore the pink desk.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: Gargravarr on 05 July, 2013, 03:32:31 pm
Why have you got some kind of slab from a creepy lab in the middle of you house?

And I hope you're not using that telescope to spy on Isabelle.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: zeldafan42 on 05 July, 2013, 11:09:15 pm
You know, I read somewhere that these is a way to tell if a piece of art is 8ogus or not 8y looking at it. Like, the fake versions actually have some su8tle and sometimes not so su8tle differences from the real versions and you can tell 8y looking at them in Redd's tent.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 05 July, 2013, 11:56:50 pm
http://www.thonky.com/animal-crossing-new-leaf/paintings-works-of-art/

may you never be duped again


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: Marie Rose on 06 July, 2013, 04:37:35 am
Do I have to ignore the fire flower on the pink desk too?


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: I_like_Nonon on 08 July, 2013, 04:29:18 pm
Why have you got some kind of slab from a creepy lab in the middle of you house?

And I hope you're not using that telescope to spy on Isabelle.
I have got something better now, don't worry.

And no. Maybe. Possibly.

You know, I read somewhere that these is a way to tell if a piece of art is 8ogus or not 8y looking at it. Like, the fake versions actually have some su8tle and sometimes not so su8tle differences from the real versions and you can tell 8y looking at them in Redd's tent.
I'm not really big on art, so I think I'd have trouble seeing what is different between the-

http://www.thonky.com/animal-crossing-new-leaf/paintings-works-of-art/

may you never be duped again
Oh, there we go.

Do I have to ignore the fire flower on the pink desk too?
No, you should definitely pay attention to that one, because it's pretty good. Just try to pretend it's floating in mid-air.


Day 19
So I woke up late today, and walked outside, like I usually do. Except today, I was in for a pretty big surprise. Creeping around outside my house, was a.... I don't know anything about animals, he was a thing. Anyway, this thing called Shrunk was creeping around outside of my house, apparently waiting for me. I don't know how long he'd been there, and I don't think I would be able to sleep tonight if I did know. But anyway, he came to me with a proposal:

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Clublol_zpsa895a70d.jpg)
Their main competitor presumably being Club ROFL.

And despite me being initially freaked out with him just lurking around, I came around to the idea. A club could be a pretty cool thing. I was never really a cool guy who went to clubs, but I was the mayor now. Maybe this could be my time to shine. My time to be the popular guy. Yes, a club definitely sounded like a cool idea. I told him I was totally on board with it, and told me it would be done, but he only needed one little thing.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Signatures_zps1a357733.jpg)
And X's aren't fine.

Why do I have to work to get stuff I want? Being a mayor is so much fucking hard work.

But off I went, to get the signatures of my townspeople. They all seemed pretty excited for a club, so at least that was a good thing. I didn't need to convince anyone of anything, or catch them a fish, or find them a bug, or anything. They just signed happily. Keaton seemed a bit eager to sign it, though.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Keatonhipster_zps64844c0b.jpg)
You can't ignore his cred.

After getting Roscoe to sign it, he quickly changed the subject on me. It happened really quick, in like a second, so I didn't have time to protest or react to it, before he opened his... mouth? I don't know what a horses mouth is called, or if it even has a name, but I digress. He just pulled a fast one on me, is what I'm trying to say.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Roscoenickname1_zps9ce0b792.jpg)
And by "let's" you mean "I will, without your input"

Oh, here we go. What is it with the horses in this town, and being unable to call me by my name? Papi is already spreading around Cookie, and now it's something else. Okay, fine, I said. Roscoe, lay it on me.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Roscoenickname2_zps3bd6cc3b.jpg)
But... But I'm, like, a kid...

Well.... I suppose, since it's Roscoe, it could have been worse. Cookie, the Old Dog. It won't be long before no one in this town takes me seriously anymore. Actually, I think that time might have been passed quite a while ago. Oh well, Roscoe signed the petition, so it's fine, it's fine.

Having gotten everyone's signatures, I headed back to Shrunk, who now had total permission to open his club. Finally, I would be able to shake the things my mom and/or dad possibly gave me, and I was excited.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Permit_zps146ed3fc.jpg)
Come back in 2-3 years.

What is with all the permits in this town? I needed a permit just to be mayor, and now this guy needs a permit to build a club that the mayor already let him build? I'm not bad at politics, but holy shit. There is some serious bureaucratic red tape going on around here. He also has no idea when the club is going to be finished, so that's super awesome. Damn it Shrunk. Damn it.

Oh well. At least Timmy keeps on his streak of being much cooler than his brother by giving me an Arwing.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Arwing_zpsf05b4bc3.jpg)
Perform a cylindrical rotation!


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: Gargravarr on 08 July, 2013, 04:54:29 pm
Ah, apparently Shrunk's an axolotl.

Hm... Keaton's starting to sound a bit like a hipster. And personally I think "Old Dog" is an improvement over "Cookie", unless the latter is a nickname from your best gal. Which I'm pretty sure Papi isn't.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: Random on 08 July, 2013, 05:27:51 pm
Old Dog sounds a bit British.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: I_like_Nonon on 08 July, 2013, 06:01:48 pm
Ah, apparently Shrunk's an axolotl.

Hm... Keaton's starting to sound a bit like a hipster. And personally I think "Old Dog" is an improvement over "Cookie", unless the latter is a nickname from your best gal. Which I'm pretty sure Papi isn't.
That sounds less like an animal and more like an ancient mayan god.

And it is, it is better.

Old Dog sounds a bit British.
Now that I'm imagining it in an english accent, it kind of does, yeah.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: Gargravarr on 08 July, 2013, 06:09:16 pm
It's from Mexico, so not that far off.
(http://southerncrossreview.org/73/axolotl.jpg)


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: Fuuka Yamagishi on 09 July, 2013, 12:18:08 am
he's basically a shiny wooper

I think the club takes somewhere between 3 and 5 days to open, leaning towards the later end of that though...

And apparently, if you don't like the nickname a villager suggests, I've heard they give you the option of coming up with one yourself...


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: I_like_Nonon on 09 July, 2013, 04:26:06 pm
It's from Mexico, so not that far off.
(http://southerncrossreview.org/73/axolotl.jpg)
That is... an animal, certainly.

he's basically a shiny wooper

I think the club takes somewhere between 3 and 5 days to open, leaning towards the later end of that though...

And apparently, if you don't like the nickname a villager suggests, I've heard they give you the option of coming up with one yourself...
I thought he reminded me of a pokemon.

Ah, I guess that's if you say no to them. Eh, it's fine, I'd come up with something really dumb.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: Gargravarr on 09 July, 2013, 04:58:45 pm
It's from Mexico, so not that far off.
(http://southerncrossreview.org/73/axolotl.jpg)
That is... an animal, certainly.

It's what Smiley in One Piece was based on. http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/File:Smiley_Eats_Candy.png


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: I_like_Nonon on 10 July, 2013, 04:34:52 pm
It's from Mexico, so not that far off.
(http://southerncrossreview.org/73/axolotl.jpg)
That is... an animal, certainly.

It's what Smiley in One Piece was based on. http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/File:Smiley_Eats_Candy.png
Oooooh, I see, I see. I just thought he was a regular slime, didn't catch that.

Day 21

First time in a while that I actually woke up during daytime, instead of at 8 pm, AND it wasn't pouring down outside. It feels really good starting the day with a feeling of massive achievement, I should do that more. On my daily rounds, I was approached by Jaques the happy canadian, who wanted to ask me something of utmost importance.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Jaquesnickname_zps565a0052.jpg)
I don't know what to say to that, Jaques.

By this point, it's a fierce competition between old dog and cookie. Papi and Peggy call me cookie, while Roscoe and Jaques are now calling me old dog. At some point one of these names will have overtaken the other, and rule as supreme mayoral nickname. It's pretty much a battle royale at this point.

Super exciting.

Like paint drying.

As I walked around the town, I spotted something weird in the sky. It looked like a present, having been tied to a balloon. It was just randomly floating around the town, very, very slowly. I'd never seen anything like it, but one thing, I knew: I wanted that shit.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Flyingpresent_zps78609485.jpg)
Pictured: Me, unable to keep my eyes open on photos.

Thankfully, I had bought a slingshot earlier, at the T&T mart. I took aim, carefully, and fired a rock at the balloon. Everything began to slow down, and it felt as though time had stopped. The rock flew through the air, spinning as it went, towards the balloon. It was too much to the right! It was going to miss. My heart sank, because I liked that rock, and didn't want it to miss. But, like a miracle from the heavens, the a gust of wind blew the balloon inches to the right, letting the rock puncture the balloon. I dashed, and jumped with my arms outstretched, just managing to catch the present before it touched the ground.

Also I made all of that up, I just shot the balloon and picked up the present from the ground. It wasn't very interesting, I already forgot what was in it.

But as I put the present in my pockets, I spotted something... a banded dragonfly. I'd heard about those from somewhere. Apparently very rare, and very hard to catch. After a long chase and a fight scene worthy of the best shounen animoos (that I can't be bothered to type out, because I'm tired after describing my balloon popping), I caught it.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Bandeddragonfly_zps37ec3b08.jpg)
The best mayor.

The day had been a massive success. On the way back to my house, I was yet again approached by Jaques, who had a proposal for me, of the non-marital kind.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Jaquescatchphrase1_zps03da8450.jpg)
Also you use it in sentences it shouldn't be used, but that's beside the point.

He wanted me to change his catchphrase. The canadian wanted me to change his catchphrase.

.....

Heh.

Hehehe.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Jaquescatchphrase2_zps3633d607.jpg)
Oh Jaques, it's more perfect that you think, eh?

I am a stereotyping bastard, and I'll probably burn in hell.

But so worth it.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: Gargravarr on 10 July, 2013, 05:32:01 pm
It was a normal load of poison slime, then it "ate" a Devil Fruit that allowed it to turn into an axolotl. Like what Lasso and Funkfreed did.

And you should never stereotype. Now go and think about what you did while you eat your herrings, with pastry for dessert, and build your Lego models.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: NPC Overlord Nikoleis on 11 July, 2013, 03:32:50 pm
And for those interested, "Zut alors" could be translated as "Damn" in a polite, even maybe old fashioned way in french, but Canadian French tends to differs and keep its roots fiercly.

That was your cultural info, stay tuned for news on the latest trend in paint drying competition!


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: I_like_Nonon on 14 July, 2013, 02:32:13 pm
It was a normal load of poison slime, then it "ate" a Devil Fruit that allowed it to turn into an axolotl. Like what Lasso and Funkfreed did.

And you should never stereotype. Now go and think about what you did while you eat your herrings, with pastry for dessert, and build your Lego models.
Ahh, okay. Despite having read it, I guess I most have glossed over that part.

I'd be offended, but then I look up on my closet, where some of the old Lego models I built as a child are, and I just nod quietly.

And for those interested, "Zut alors" could be translated as "Damn" in a polite, even maybe old fashioned way in french, but Canadian French tends to differs and keep its roots fiercly.

That was your cultural info, stay tuned for news on the latest trend in paint drying competition!
And it does indeed mean that, and he was using it in very strange sentences. But it's good now, eh?


Day 25

Yet another day started with me being an awesome mayor, digging up fossils and doing all my typical mayoral duties of visiting my neighbours and looting stuff around town. It seemed to be a boring day, with nothing really happening. After my daily trip to the museum, I stopped by the T&T Mart, which was watched over by Tommy Nook, the little virtual boy selling shit. Though that's not entirely fair, as he did somewhat redeem himself today, giving me both a metroid and Captain Olimar's spaceship.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Metroid_zpsf49a2254.jpg)
Though I may still hate him if/when the metroid breaks loose and eats my brain

My house is now decorated pretty well, and it's starting to become truly mayoral. Possibly even the most mayoral, because I'm such a fucking good mayor. Walking outside, I found a letter in my mailbox, from Sydney.

Farewell Illis. It's time to say goodbye. I shed a few tears as all the memories of my time here came rushing back to me. You've been such a good friend, I won't forget you.

Take care, Sydney.


....Wait. What? But... But she can't leave. I liked her, she gave me gifts and stuff. Sydney can't just... leave like that. That's not... That's an outrage. She can't leave Foxvale, the best town in the land. It's got the best mayor! This is an absolute outrage. Right, that's fucking it, I'm going to go to Isabelle and ask her about the citizen satisfaction level, right now. I won't fucking stand for people just up and leaving my perfect town, damn it. So, what did the commitee have to say?

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Failure1_zps8cb815a5.jpg)
I say, jolly good, wot wot

...Huh? Goodness gracious? Room for improvement? But... But I'm doing a good job, though. I'm a really good mayor. He also said the town is dirty, and there's weeds and garbage everywhere? I didn't... I didn't know I had to pluck up the weeds, no one told me that, it's not my fau-

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Failure2_zps69de6017.jpg)

So many topics...? Did I really do so many things wrong? But... But I was a good mayor... I digged up fossils, and... and fished and caught bugs and... and I took island vacations. I-I sold my fish and donated them to the museum and stuff... I even went around talking to all the townspeople. I mean... I guess I was a bit mean sometimes... and sarcastic... b-but I didn't intend to-

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Failure3_zpsf18c953d.jpg)

B-but it's their own fault! I mean... I didn't really donate much to it even though I commissioned it, I guess, but...

Look, Isabelle, it's not... I didn't... I-I never meant to... It wasn't...

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Guilttrip_zpsb393e0d2.jpg)

......

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/metroid1234/Animal%20Crossing%20shenanigans/Contemplation_zps2bfa85af.jpg)

I guess.... I guess being a mayor really is hard.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: zeldafan42 on 14 July, 2013, 02:43:59 pm
8eing a mayor is hard, and no8ody understands.

8ut yeah, plucking weeds is like suuuuuuuuper important!!!!!!!! 8est get started on that weed pulling!

Edit: Huh? Why is the word cracking censored? I don't get it????????


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: Gargravarr on 14 July, 2013, 03:15:13 pm
Don't worry too much, Illis. You're only 25 days into the job, I'm sure you'll improve. At least Isabelle was nice about it.

You shouldn't feel too immature about your catchphrase manipulation, either. The writers of a Nintendo magazine I read have a monthly blog of their experiences in their own AC towns, and two of them have tricked townspeople into saying "paaaaarp" and "*vomits*" as their catchphrases.

And from a seller's standpoint, that Metroid is pretty much the perfect decoration. It looks cool, and if it breaks free the customer won't be in a position to complain or return it.

That's very nice final screenshot, too.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: I_like_Nonon on 14 July, 2013, 03:23:24 pm
8eing a mayor is hard, and no8ody understands.

8ut yeah, plucking weeds is like suuuuuuuuper important!!!!!!!! 8est get **** on that weed pulling!

Apparently it is, yeah, I didn't know anything about it. So I'm pulling up everything that isn't flowers now.

Don't worry too much, Illis. You're only 25 days into the job, I'm sure you'll improve. At least Isabelle was nice about it.

You shouldn't feel too immature about your catchphrase manipulation, either. The writers of a Nintendo magazine I read have a monthly blog of their experiences in their own AC towns, and two of them have tricked townspeople into saying "paaaaarp" and "*vomits*" as their catchphrases.

And from a seller's standpoint, that Metroid is pretty much the perfect decoration. It looks cool, and if it breaks free the customer won't be in a position to complain or return it.

That's very nice final screenshot, too.
Thanks. I was wondering how I could get that spot in an update somehow.

Also, as an FYI, I'm going on vacation tomorrow until the 27th. I'm bringing both my 3DS and my laptop, but I won't really do larger updates. I might occasionally make a little list update, like

- Did this
- Also that
- Perhaps a bit of the one thing

But yeah, there most likely isn't going to be any pictures. Most likely.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: Gargravarr on 14 July, 2013, 03:31:14 pm
Fair enough.

When did you get the Arwing?


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: I_like_Nonon on 14 July, 2013, 03:45:27 pm
I got it on day 19. It might have been Tommy as well, actually, now that I think about it.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: Gargravarr on 14 July, 2013, 03:47:50 pm
Ah, he's gradually making up for the Virtual Boy, then.


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: I_like_Nonon on 22 July, 2013, 02:37:05 pm
Alright, vacation update I'm typing this with less than 20 minutes left on my laptop battery so HERE WE GO

- Finally built my cobblestone bridge. REJOICE
- Started a fire hydrant project, and finished it. REJOICE
- Started a lamp post project, haven't finished it yet. NOREJOICE
- The club finally opened. BOOGIE
- I won the bug-off with a miyama stag. INSECTS


Title: Re: Welcome to Animal Crossing - As experienced by a newcomer
Post by: Gargravarr on 14 August, 2013, 05:06:52 pm
You remember way back you said the Triple Red Shells make an annoying noise? Are you aware that if you press A next to them, to "interact" with the item, you can turn the sound on and off? It works with the Fire Bar as well.