わさびの新聞#18

Week of 5/26 – 6/1

Mayor Neko’s Makeovers!

Recently, Mayor Neko stumbled across some really cool QR code designs.  Most of them can be found on Tumblr, or shared on the super-fun Animal Crossing group called ACUKE.  One pattern particularly appealed to Mayor Neko – the Team Rocket Grunt Dress!  Mayor Neko downloaded the QR code, and also ordered a black cap, gray socks and black boots to complete the ensemble.  Looking pretty devious there, Mayor Neko!  For those who are interested, here is the QR code for the Team Rocket Grunt Dress.

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Keep in mind, you have to become friends with Sable at the Able Sister’s Shop before you can unlock the ability to scan QR codes!  Here’s another tip:  If you are having trouble scanning a QR code from an image you are viewing on your mobile device, try turning up the brightness of the screen of your gadget!

However, not everybody was pleased with Mayor Neko’s fashion choice.  Someone must have called in Gracie Grace to try and convince the Mayor to change her look, because on 6/1 the Fashionista was back in Wasabi!  Gracie asked Mayor Neko to try a “Rock” outfit.  Sounds cool!  After a bit of research, it turns out that Mayor Neko already had a complete rock ensemble…  it was her Varia Suit!  No need to scramble around trying to order a costume from the catalog this time around.  Mayor Neko simply swapped outfits with the mannequin that was already wearing the Varia Suit, and then Mayor Neko rushed right back to Gracie.

This was definitely Mayor Neko’s easiest fashion evaluation!  After looking at the list of Rock style clothing, Mayor Neko has decreed that Rock Style is the best clothing style available.  From Bone Shirts to Zebra print… Rock is the coolest!  Gracie was very pleased with Mayor Neko’s cosplay, and rewarded her with a Gracie Shelf.  (Apparently since it is now June, Gracie no longer gives out the Princess series as a reward.  Boo hoo!)  The best news resulting from Gracie’s visit is a rumor now swirling around Wasabi.  Word on the street says that once Gracie gives four positive fashion evaluations, she will consider opening up a store in town.  Only time will tell!  Check back next week!

MUSEUM UPDATE

Once again, Mayor Neko has made a generous donation to the Wasabi Museum.  On 5/31, Crazy Redd had visited once again, and Mayor Neko had her sleuthing cap on!  After rejecting some very obvious fakes (Venus statue with long hair?  A giant winged statue – but with bat wings??  You’ll have to try harder than that, Redd!), Mayor Neko discovered that the Proper Painting for sale has no known forgeries!  So it HAD to be real!  (For those who don’t like to guess, this website has photos of all the artwork Redd might be selling, and shows the real and fake versions.  Become an art history expert in no time!)  The Proper Painting is now on display in the Art Exhibit!

NEW MAYOR VISITS WASABI

As the North American launch date fast approaches, more and more Mayors are coming onto Mayor Neko’s radar.  A new Mayor on the scene, Mayor Lizzie, stopped by in Wasabi on 5/31 to pick up some welcoming gifts from Mayor Neko.  She showed Mayor Lizzie around town, and they had a lot of fun!  Keep in mind, all you prospective Mayors, that Mayor Neko has been stocking up on fruit baskets to give to new Mayors!  If you’d like a particular type of fruit basket, please let Shizue and Mayor Neko know by commenting on this blog, or by visiting the Glux Blog on Facebook!

Having a Mayor’s Debate in the Cafe!

Dancing up a storm at Club 444!

Visiting Mayor Neko’s Fish Room at the Wasabi Museum.

PUBLIC WORKS UPDATE

The most random and useless Public Work project in Wasabi has been completed.  Mayor Neko put on a brave face at the inauguration ceremony and smiled nicely, but rumors are coming in that she is not very pleased with the latest project – the Sand Pit.  Mayor Neko had hoped the Sand Pit would actually be functional as a Zen Garden.  This apparently is not the case.  So far the only use that has been found for this Sand Pit is to plant flowers in it.  Who plants flowers in sand??  Mayor Neko was reported as saying that she is considering demolishing the Sand Pit soon.

NEW DLC AVAILABLE

A lot of DLC has been announced with the fast approaching North American release of Animal Crossing: New Leaf!  There have been some monthly DLC distribution items announced, as well as a Best Buy SpotPass promotion for DLC.  Mayor Neko already downloaded the latest DLC, which is a Rainbow Screen!  This DLC can be obtained by speaking with either Pelly or Phyllis at the Post Office.  For more information about the upcoming DLC, visit the Animal Crossing website!  (Scroll down and click “In-Game Gifts” for details!)

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

  • 6/9/13 – ACNL US RELEASE DATE
    • The time has finally come!  Start up your new towns!!
    • Message me on Twitter @gluxbox if you’d like to have a private visit from Mayor Neko!
  • 6/15/13 – Bug-Catching Tournament
    • Catch the best bug in town!
    • Win a trophy if you’re in the top three!
  • 6/21/13 – Summer Solstice
    • Join Shizue at the Town Plaza to celebrate the coming of summer!
    • Have fun at the Photo Board!
    • Giveaways for all who attend!

Editor’s Note:  Please excuse the Wasabi News, as we prepare to go on a brief hiatus.  With the North American version of the game coming out on 6/9, the Glux Blog will likely be taking over reporting on the English game more than the Japanese game.  Don’t worry, Wasabi isn’t going anywhere and the Wasabi News will continue to publish updates!  But it might not be as frequently as readers have come to expect.  Also please stay tuned for GluxBox to report LIVE FROM E3 during the next week!

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わさびの新聞#17

Week of 5/19 – 5/25

Subterranean Discovery!

Last week, Wasabi News readers might remember that the Manhole Cover public work had been completed.  For over a week the Manhole Cover lay in the ground, unchanged and seemed more like a decoration than anything else.  But sometime after 8PM on 5/20, Mayor Neko nearly stumbled down the Manhole!  The cover was lifted, and a bright light was emanating from down below.  (Anyone having a flashback from the TV show “Lost” right now??)  Without knowing what to expect, Mayor Neko cautiously jumped in and headed below ground.

At first, all Mayor Neko found underground was a long and creepy corridor.  It was pretty dark, and the Mayor admitted afterwards that she was a bit scared.  But curiosity got the best of her, and she walked all the way down the hall to where she assumed the source of the light was located.

Mayor Neko was extremely surprised to find what she did.  “It was pretty rank down there, between the smell of old pizza and garbage, to that wet mildew odor that sticks to the air underground…” Mayor Neko was quoted as saying to King after her visit.  In addition to the garbage, there was an old TV, some chairs, lockers, and of course… Resetti himself!  Apparently Mayor Neko had stumbled into Resetti’s Surveillance Center, and the mole in charge was not pleased!

Instead of giving the Mayor a proper greeting, Resetti rudely berated Mayor Neko for being where she did not belong.  (As the Mayor, shouldn’t she have full access to every part of town?)  After angrily ranting to the Mayor, Resetti decided to ignore her and watch his TV until she went away.

Before retreating back to the surface, Mayor Neko noticed a small area off to the side of the Surveillance Center.  There was a toilet!  She had to try it out, even though it was a bit unsanitary – she couldn’t close the stall door!  The toilet flushed itself when she got up.  Gross.  Resetti didn’t even mutter a “goodbye” when Mayor Neko walked back down the creepy hallway to leave.  Mayor Neko has pledged to speak to Shizue about turning off the cable access in the Surveillance Center.  It seemed a lot more like a break room than anything else!  Why should Mayor Neko have spent ฿398,000 for Resetti to have a place to watch TV??

MUSEUM UPDATE

Blathers, the curator of the Wasabi Museum, is extremely proud to announce the unveiling of a very famous artwork in the Art Exhibit.  Mayor Neko generously donated a Michaelangelo!  The Statue of David was donated to the Wasabi Museum Art Exhibit on 5/21.  This enormous statue was set up in the second room of the Exhibit.  It seems the placement is kind of amusing – it looks as though the ladies of the Van Gogh paintings in the background are checking him out!

A LESSON IN MODERN FASHION…

There was even more excitement on 5/21, this time at the Town Plaza.  The infamous fashion guru Gracie Grace was standing in the rain, waiting to be judgmental about one thing or another.  Mayor Neko asked what the theme was this time, and did her best Japanese sleuthing to determine that the style requested for this visit was Modern.  Not sure what to wear, Mayor Neko consulted with her colleague Mayor Yumi to find an outfit that would pass the test.

Mayor Yumi helped out Mayor Neko by supplying a “modern ensemble.”  All of the clothes and accessories fit the Modern theme – who said they had to match??  For the record, Mayor Neko wore an Airy Shirt, a Dark Polka Skirt, Ellipse Shades and Sabot shoes.  Mayor Neko practiced her modeling technique in Kasen Village (of course Nelson was creepily hovering close by to catch a glimpse!) before heading back to rainy Wasabi to take her fashion exam.

Even though she felt that she looked super silly, Mayor Neko passed the test!  Gracie Grace did the usual spin of approval, and handed over a coveted item from the Princess furniture series, which is a Gracie exclusive.  Mayor Neko displayed her new item, the Princess Dresser, in her home, which is quickly filling up and needing more expansions.  Now Mayor Neko only needs one more successful fashion evaluation before the final upgrade to the Nook Shop will be available!  Good luck, Mayor Neko!

PUBLIC WORKS UPDATES

This week was a busy one for Shizue!  Several Public Works projects were funded and constructed this week.  In chronological order:

5/21 – Big Red Shoe Bench!

5/22 – Enclosure/Garden

5/24 – Rose Arch at the Mayor’s Estate

Currently in the funding stage right now is the Sand Pit, which is expected to be completed by the next issue of Wasabi News.  Stay tuned!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TOWNIES!

This week, two Wasabi villagers celebrated their birthdays!  On 5/22 it was Kitt’s birthday, and 5/24 was Derry’s birthday!  Many happy returns to you both!  Mayor Neko was in attendance at Derry’s party, but is sad to admit that she kind of forgot to go to Kitt’s party.  Sorry Kitt!

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

  • 6/9/13 – ACNL US RELEASE DATE
    • The time has finally come!  Start up your new towns!!
    • Message me on Twitter @gluxbox if you’d like to have a private visit from Mayor Neko!
  • 6/15/13 – Bug-Catching Tournament
    • Catch the best bug in town!
    • Win a trophy if you’re in the top three!
  • 6/21/13 – Summer Solstice
    • Join Shizue at the Town Plaza to celebrate the coming of summer!
    • Have fun at the Photo Board!
    • Giveaways for all who attend!

 

 

わさびの新聞#15

Week of 5/5 – 5/11

Wasabi Celebrates the Children’s Festival!

On Sunday 5/6, Wasabi celebrated another Japanese holiday:  The Children’s Festival!  Also known as Boy’s Day, this holiday is all about having fun and being a kid.  Shizue was posted at her usual spot in the Wasabi Town Plaza, handing out free newspaper hats to villagers.  In the week leading up to the holiday, festive Carp Flags were for sale at Nookmart.  A photo board was set up so villagers could pretend to be in a Carp Flag as well, which made for lots of fun and goofy photos!

In proper “Boy’s Day” spirit, Mayor Neko catches her first frog!

WASABI WELCOMES…

A new townie has moved into Wasabi!  While Mayor Neko isn’t thrilled by the newest resident’s house placement (it rather obstructs the main road she uses to get to the West Bridge from the Mayor’s Estate), she welcomed Blaire the [snooty] Squirrel with open arms.  Blaire has transferred to Wasabi from Mayor Mikuru’s town of Orentoiro.  Clearly she had a taste for Wasabi’s delicious cherries!  Welcome to Wasabi, Blaire!

WEATHER ADVISORIES

Allergy Warning: High Pollen Count

While Wasabi still has not installed a weather box (it has yet to be requested by a villager!) the Wasabi News Weather Analysts are recommending that those who suffer from pollen allergies use preventative measures, as the pollen count in the village has been rising rapidly this spring.  Mayor Neko personally nursed King back to heath this week, as he was suffering from intense allergy symptoms.  Luckily, our local Nookmart carries a magical all-purpose medicine that cures just about any ailment!

Spring Showers Plague Wasabi

It’s no big surprise that the rise in temperature will cause rainy weather conditions in town.  This year is no different, and it has been raining almost daily in Wasabi.  Please remember to use caution while running outside, and don’t forget your umbrella!  Despite the lousy weather, Mayor Neko would like to remind everyone that there are a few rare fish and bugs that only come out while it’s raining – so go outside and play!  Recently Mayor Neko caught the elusive snail, which only appears on hedges while it is raining.  They are quite small and hard to spot, so be sure to walk slowly past bushes, or else you might hear the dreaded “bloop” of a snail being knocked to the ground and out of sight!

MUSEUM UPDATE

Through the generosity of the townies, the Wasabi Museum has yet another new addition to the Art Exhibit!  The famous “Girl with a Pearl Earring” painting was donated by Mayor Neko on 5/11.  Mayor Neko asked the Wasabi News to include this statement: “I’d like to personally thank Kitt for the recent donation to the Wasabi Museum.  She was the one who sold me this painting.  She must have seen that I was upset after recently being tricked once again by Crazy Redd’s counterfeit artworks.  Buyer Beware!”

WIFI EVENTS UPDATE

Members of the 3DS StreetPass Long Island group already know this, but as the US release date of Animal Crossing: New Leaf is fast approaching, Mayor Neko has been busily preparing for some upcoming WIFI Events she has planned for her friends to attend when they finally can start playing the game!  Wasabi’s WIFI Events will include giveaways such as silver tools, gyroids, flowers and exclusive Nintendo theme items!  To learn more about attending a WIFI Event, please join StreetPass Long Island on Facebook!

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

  • 5/12/13 – Mother’s Day
    • Check your mailbox for a letter from your Mom!
    • She might send you a special packet of seeds!
  • 5/18/13 – Fishing Tournament
    • Catch the best fish in town!
    • Win a trophy if you’re in the top three!

わさびの新聞#14

Week of 4/28 – 5/4

Fossil Exhibit at Wasabi Museum: COMPLETED!

There was a lot of excitement at the Wasabi Museum last week.  Specifically in the Fossil Exhibit – Blathers was elated to announce that Mayor Neko has donated every single known fossil available to the Museum!  For a long time the Museum was only missing the Dino Egg, but on 4/28, Mayor Neko submitted the final fossil!  The Wasabi News is proud to inform all visitors that full fossils of dinosaurs, from T-Rex to Wooly Mammoth, are now on display at the Fossil Exhibit.  The Wasabi Museum is open to the public 24/7, though Blathers has indicated that he prefers visitors come after 6pm… so that he’ll be awake for their visit, of course, since he is a nocturnal bird.

In addition to the Fossil Exhibit being completed, the Wasabi Museum is also inching closer to filling out the other sections as well.  With the new month of May comes new bugs and fish, which Mayor Neko has been trying to collect and donate as well.  Recently a Pond Skimmer was donated to the Bug Exhibit, and we look forward to many more bugs being donated as the temperature heats up!  Also, a new painting was donated to the Art Exhibit, courtesy of Mayor Neko!

WASABI WELCOMES…

Mayor Neko was doing her rounds in the evening on 5/2, when she spotted something… different.  She was walking past Doraemon’s house when she stumbled into… another house.  A NEW house!  This could only mean one thing.  A new resident had moved into Wasabi!  Curiosity was killing the Mayor Cat, so she decided to barge in and introduce herself.  Inside she found a new rabbit!  This new rabbit was nothing like Tiffany, who recently moved out.  This rabbit has pimples freckles, red hair and wears a plaid shirt.  Mayor Neko didn’t quite catch the name, but after doing some research it was determined that this rabbit’s English name is Gabi.  The gender of this rabbit has not yet been confirmed.  Doraemon made this statement regarding the new resident: “While I welcome new neighbors as much as the next guy, I do plan to have a discussion with Shizue and Mayor Neko about zoning laws.  Surely there must be a rule that a new house cannot be built directly in front of another!”

PUBLIC WORKS UPDATE

At long last, the latest Public Works project, a traditional-style Windmill, has been completed!  On 5/3, Mayor Neko and the townies all met up by the Beach Slope to inaugurate the newest structure in town!  The Windmill looks really beautiful with the spring flowers and trees in full bloom.  Wasabi News analysts suggest that Mayor Neko is considering changing the flowers around the Windmill to be tulips instead of daisies.  Tulips and Windmills just go together so well!

Don’t the Lighthouse and Windmill look so good together?  Mayor Neko is very pleased with the outcome and placement of these two status symbols for Wasabi.  Next, it was time to pick a new Public Works project.  Some new suggestions had been filed at the Town Hall.  Take a look at some of the proposed projects:

Solar Panels! Maybe this would look nice next to the Wind Turbine?

A Stable? Or something??  Anthony probably requested this one…

A Balloon Arch! How cute!

Ultimately, Mayor Neko opted to go with the Manhole Cover.  While its a pricey project, and 99% of the time it does nothing, occasionally that Manhole Cover will be open in the evenings, leading down to… a mysterious place!  Wait and see when and if Mayor Neko is able to head underground for more exploring!

TRAVELING MAYOR

While there’s plenty to do around town in Wasabi, Mayor Neko likes to go traveling when she can, to meet up with her Mayor friends and see how other towns are set up and decorated.  It had been a while since going traveling, so this week Mayor Neko visited with some of her best friends in their towns: Kasen and Orantoiro!

After hearing of a decent Stalk Market price, Mayor Neko was perusing the Recycling Shop in Kasen Village. She picked up the Tuk Tuk that Mayor Yumi had put on display from Thailand.

Enjoying the lovely gardens and blue skies of Kasen Village. Nice shades, Mayor Yumi!

Notice anything new about Orantoiro? Mayor Sakura has implemented some new Fairy Tale style decor around town. So far there is a Fairy Tale Gate, Clock and Lamp Post! Aren’t they cute?

Goofing around on a bench in Orantoiro!

 

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

  • 5/5/13 – Boy’s Day
    • Meet Shizue at the Town Plaza for a special item!
    • Photo Board and Paper Hats for all!
  • 5/12/13 – Mother’s Day
    • Check your mailbox for a letter from your Mom!
    • She might send you a special packet of seeds!
  • 5/18/13 – Fishing Tournament
    • Catch the best fish in town!
    • Win a trophy if you’re in the top three!

 

わさびの新聞#13

Week of 4/21 – 4/27

Happy Birthday, Mayor Neko!

There was a big celebration in Wasabi on Sunday, 4/21!  It was Mayor Neko’s birthday, and the villagers were not about to let the day go by without a surprise party for the Mayor!  Wendy greeted Mayor Neko outside of her house and invited her to a party at Wendy’s house.  When Mayor Neko walked in, she was so happy to see that her favorite townies were all waiting to celebrate with her!  The party go-ers were Wendy, Teddy and of course, the King!  They started the party with a big birthday greeting and some dancing.

After a few minutes, they decided it was time to have some cake.  Wendy turned down the lights and the candles were lit.  Mayor Neko made a wish, took a deep breath and blew out the candles!  Party poppers were popped and confetti flew through the air!  It was very exciting.

After the candle ceremony, everyone at the party continued to dance the night away!  The party decorations were so cute, there was a party table and an adorable cake set up in the center of the room.  Most of Wendy’s normal furniture had been moved out of the way.  A big “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” sign was displayed on an easel too!  All of the party guests were wearing cute little party hats.  Mayor Neko wished she could have a party hat too!  That was when Wendy handed Mayor Neko a wrapped present.  Inside was something really cool – a pair of Birthday Cake sunglasses!

Mayor Neko wishes to thank her friends for throwing her a very special Birthday Party!  Happy Birthday Mayor Neko!

PUBLIC WORKS UPDATE

After a quick fundraising period, the newest Public Works Project has been unveiled!  The Wasabi Traffic Light was installed on 4/23 near the West Bridge, which is a very busy intersection of town.  Now it should be easier to navigate around the area!  Next up is the Classic Windmill project, which is a much pricier amenity for the town.  Wasabi News analysts predict that it might take more than a week for the Classic Windmill to raise the required funding.

MAYOR NEKO’S BIG CATCH

In the evening on 4/25, Mayor Neko went outside, only to find it was raining.  There wasn’t a lot going on in town, so she thought perhaps she’d do a bit of fishing.  Mayor Neko had heard fables of an elusive “living fossil” fish called the Coelacanth, which supposedly can only be caught in the ocean while it’s raining.  Wanting to seize the moment, she headed down to the beach.  After catching many unwanted Sea Bass, Mayor Neko noticed a big shadow in the water, and it was a little longer than the ones she’d been seeing.  With a deep breath, she cast her line and hoped for the best.  Much to her delight, a giant Coelacanth was at the end of the line!  Mayor Neko generously donated the giant Coelacanth to the Wasabi Museum, so it is now available for public viewing.

GRACIE GRACE RETURNS

All this rainy weather can’t stop everyone’s favorite fashionista!  Gracie Grace patiently waited at the Town Plaza in the rain on 4/27 to present Mayor Neko with the latest fashion challenge.

The requested clothing style was “Bunan” which translates to safe, or subtle.  Nothing too crazy for Gracie today!  Something more on the simpler side seemed to be in order.  Mayor Neko reached out to her awesome neighbor, Mayor Yumi of Kasen.  Together they raided their closets to see if any subtle clothing could be found.  Mayor Yumi brought over a pair of glasses, shoes and socks to try.  Mayor Neko realized that the striped shirt she was wearing was also on the subtle list!

Both Mayors were relieved to see that Gracie approved of the outfit, did her little happy dance and handed over a gift to Mayor Neko.  This time she had earned a Princess Sofa!  It’s quite plush and comfy.  Now Mayor Neko only needs one more positive fashion evaluation to earn the Department Store upgrade for the Nook Shop!

MUSEUM UPDATE

On that same rainy evening on 4/27, Mayor Neko was walking past Wendy.  She stopped by to say hello as she always does.  Wendy was very excited about something, and was asking Mayor Neko to give her over ฿4,000 in exchange for something.  The Mayor was in a good mood and agreed to pay, without even knowing what was in store.  Wendy handed over a furniture item and Mayor Neko quickly rushed home to see what it was.  Much to her surprise, Wendy had sold a painting to the Mayor!  Who knew that the citizens of Wasabi were such art collectors?  First it was King, then Anthony (albeit the one he sold the Mayor was fake) and now Wendy?!  Mayor Neko submitted the painting for review at the Wasabi Museum.  Blathers was all a-flutter when he saw the painting – it was real!

WASABI SAYS GOODBYE

In a stroke of terrible luck, the town of Wasabi has lost yet another resident.  Tiffany the rabbit has decided that it is time for her to move on to another town.  Mayor Neko has issued a statement:  “We are saddened to hear that our dear friend Tiffany is packing up today.  We wish her luck in all her future endeavors, and hope to see her around at the Strip Mall some time.”  Mayor Yumi was also present to say good bye.

NEW DLC AVAILABLE

Mayor Neko received some new DLC on 4/27 via post.  It was a Gold Clock, from the Gold Series.  For those who don’t know, you can create the Gold Series yourself by collecting Gold Ore and speaking to the Alpacas at the Recycling Shop.  While Mayor Neko of course is thankful for the generous gift from Nintendo, she admitted to the Wasabi News that she thought the DLC was “…pretty random.  But it’s worth quite a lot of money!”

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

  • 5/5/13 – Boy’s Day
    • Meet Shizue at the Town Plaza for a special item!
    • Photo Board and Paper Hats for all!
  • 5/12/13 – Mother’s Day
    • Check your mailbox for a letter from your Mom!
    • She might send you a special packet of seeds!
  • 5/18/13 – Fishing Tournament
    • Catch the best fish in town!
    • Win a trophy if you’re in the top three!

わさびの新聞#10

Week of 3/31 – 4/6

Wasabi Pranks Mayor Neko!

This week was quite the exciting one for the town of Wasabi!  After an exhilarating Bunny Day (see the special issue will full coverage of this fun holiday!), more surprises were in store for Mayor Neko!  The following day, 4/1, was April Fool’s Day!  It seemed as though all the townies were in on the joke, and poor Mayor Neko was the one being pranked!  There was a mysterious character in town that day, a white cat with no face!  This cat reminded Mayor Neko of a character she’d once heard of, called Blanca.  However, this mystery person was not Blanca, as you cannot draw on their face, and also this character seemed like a boy.  Let’s call him Blanco instead.  He was working with the townies to prank the Mayor.  Every time Mayor Neko stepped into a townie’s house, there seemed to be clones in each home!  Blanco was impersonating each villager, and it was up to Mayor Neko to determine who was the real townie and who was the fake.  (Not being able to understand Japanese made this quite a difficult feat!)

Here’s how it works:  You walk into a townie’s home.  If you see two of the townie (see above photo, there were two Wendy’s inside!) then you know an elaborate prank is in the works.  When you talk to the townie-clones, they will begin to argue with each other, seemingly trying to convince you that they each are the legitimate townie.  If you are observant enough, the townies will drop hints to show their true identity.  They might mention their birthday, or use their special catch-phrase to help you figure out who is the real townie.  But Blanco won’t make it easy, he’ll do his best to make you second-guess your choice!  But if you choose right, you will get an AMAZING prize – a framed photo of the townie!

Mayor Neko did pretty well for herself, securing the photos of Wendy, Anthony and Agent S.  Unfortunately she did not guess correctly when she was at her best friend’s house, King.  That was awkward.

MUSEUM UPDATE

Though she thought it might be a prank at first, Mayor Neko was happy to learn that her latest donation to the Wasabi Museum was in fact a real work of art on 4/1!  While the Wasabi News team is not sure of the actual name of it, the latest exhibit in the Art section of the Museum includes a famous sculpture of what could very well be an alien.  Or, if you’re a Pokemon fan, it kind of looks like a Claydol!  Either way, it’s a real artwork and it’s on display at the Wasabi Museum!

Only a few short days later, on 4/4, Mayor Neko had another stroke of luck, and picked out a lovely still-life painting that was also legitimate!  Blathers was beside himself in disbelief!  Mayor Neko has had quite a good eye at picking out historical artworks lately!  Keep up the good work, Mayor!

PUBLIC WORKS UPDATE

Right on schedule, the latest Public Works project was completed on 4/2!  This new facility is a Japanese Lamp Post, the first of likely many light posts which will brighten up the town at night.  This Japanese Lamp Post is located just off to the left of the Town Hall, and is located between to the two small ponds in that area of town.  It should make pond-fishing a little easier at night!  Safety first!  After the celebration of the newest Public Works project, Mayor Neko was surprised to see some strange new requests in her folder at Town Hall.  Take a look at what some of the Wasabi Townies have requested to add to their town:

An oil rig??? Seems a bit industrial for the pretty town, don’t you think?

A giant shoe? Is an old woman going to move into it with her many children, so she won’t know what to do?

Smartly, the Mayor opted to add the third and final bridge in Wasabi. This bridge is located conveniently at the center of town, and will be called Central Bridge.

GRACIE GRACE RETURNS, MAKES AMENDS

After last week’s fashion-fiasco, you could probably imagine how Mayor Neko felt when she saw that Gracie Grace had returned to Wasabi on 4/2.  Especially since the Mayor was still running around in her silly bunny costume from over the weekend.  Rather curtly, she spoke to Gracie to find out what fashion disaster ensemble he wanted to see this time.  After a bit of sleuthing (and asking Mayor Aya to help translate) it was determined that Gracie wanted to see a Fancy Outfit.  Quickly, Mayor Neko rushed to see what Mayor Aya might be able to lend her, so that she could pass this fashion evaluation.

Together the Mayors looked at Mayor Aya’s Fashion Closet at the Shakure Museum.  She had rows and rows of clothes lined up.  Apparently there are lots of different clothes for each “style” that Gracie might ask for, and Mayor Aya had taken the time to organize the themed clothes that she has – just for this sort of occasion!  How thoughtful!  Mayor Neko asked if she could borrow the fancy outfit.  Mayor Aya agreed and told her to meet back in Wasabi for the outfit.  It was very exciting!

When Mayor Neko realized what outfit was deemed in the “fancy” category, she was a bit surprised.  Out of all the clothes in AC:NL, including expensive outfits from the GracieGrace store, this is what a fancy outfit consists of??

Mayor Neko, as “The Un-enthused Fancy Santa”.

Was this another one of Gracie’s attempts at making the Mayor look ridiculous?  At this point, the Mayor was out of options and trusted Mayor Aya’s research.  She took a deep breath and walked up to Gracie, bracing herself for another poor review.  Mayor Aya stood by her side, like a good friend, offering emotional support!

Luckily, this time around, Mayor Neko passed the test!  Gracie spun around, did a bit of a happy dance, and yelled something in big letters!  That has to be a good thing, right?  When Mayor Neko was not handed a prize, both Mayors freaked out and panicked a bit.  Then Mayor Neko realized her pockets were full, so she dropped a few things on the ground and spoke to Gracie once again.  This time, Mayor Neko was rewarded with a very rare and EXPENSIVE furniture item – a Princess Table!  Hooray!  That’s one positive fashion evaluation, bringing the town of Wasabi slightly closer to unlocking the renowned Department Store upgrade for the Nook Son’s Store.  A big THANK YOU goes out to Mayor Aya; without her assistance, this would have been another fashion disaster!

This photo depicts many things: On the left, we have the new Princess Table, holding some of the framed photos that Mayor Neko received on April Fool’s Day. Also pictured, the rest of the Egg Series and more framed photos of townies.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PETEY!

Another April Birthday to celebrate!  This past week, on 4/5, Mayor Neko was happy to attend yet another Townie Birthday Party!  This time it was everyone’s favorite deer, Petey’s birthday!  Mayor Neko scrambled to find some wrapping paper, and rushed over to Petey’s house on the east side of Wasabi.  Once again, she walked in to see King as the #1 Party-Goer, celebrating with young Petey.  It seems that King is a real party animal!  (womp-womp)  Many happy returns, Petey!

NEW DLC AVAILABLE

More DLC has been released!  This week we had two new items, one from the Post Office, which was a Sakura Clock.  The second was delivered via a letter from Nintendo, and was the latest Campus DLC series installment.  The newest furniture item was a Protractor Table.  Mayor Neko did her best to finally set up her DLC room, which is a bit cramped but fit just about everything inside.  In the photo you can see this week’s newest items, although the clock is a bit cut off.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

  • 5/5/13 – Boy’s Day
    • Meet Shizue at the Town Plaza for a special item!
    • Photo Board and Paper Hats for all!
  • 5/12/13 – Mother’s Day
    • Check your mailbox for a letter from your Mom!
    • She might send you a special packet of seeds!
  • 5/18/13 – Fishing Tournament
    • Catch the best fish in town!
    • Win a trophy if you’re in the top three!

 

 

 

 

 

 

わさびの新聞#8

Week of 3/17 – 3/23

Mayor Neko Funds Town Hall Remodel

After over a week of fundraising, Mayor Neko finally saved up enough bells to pay for the remodel of the Town Hall.  She opted for the traditional Japanese style, since this is a Japanese town in a Japanese game.  In fact, all future public works that have the option to be in a Japanese theme will be chosen for Wasabi.  Regardless, the townies are all ecstatic to see the new architecture, and many of them came out to the inauguration of the newest Public Work.

PUBLIC WORKS UPDATE

Once the Town Hall remodel was completed, it was back to business for Mayor Neko.  She opted to start construction on a smaller project, this time a Japanese-style Town Clock will be built later this week.  Check the next issue of the Wasabi News for more info.  In addition, lots of strange, new options in the Public Works menu have popped up.  Any ideas as to what these things are should be fowarded to the editors of the Wasabi News.

NEW CAMPUS DLC AVAILABLE

Once again, another weekly installment of the Campus DLC Series has arrived via a letter from Nintendo.  The newest DLC is the matching Campus DLC flooring.  Different from the simple lined wallpaper, the flooring is a collage of the Campus brand notebooks.  It looks pretty cool.  Mayor Neko proudly displayed the latest DLC in her still-under-construction DLC Room.

MUSEUM UPDATE

Another stroke of luck for the Wasabi Museum!  Mayor Neko recently donated yet another legitimate artwork to the Museum this week.  This profile portrait looked very familiar to her, so she scooped it up from Crazy Redd and hoped for the best.  Blathers was impressed and promptly displayed the newest exhibit.  The Wasabi News reports that the Museum is still waiting to discover that last Dinosaur Egg fossil.  Any donations are welcome!

FINALLY, A STREETPASS!

There has been some recent action in the StreetPass Plaza of Wasabi.  On 3/23, Mayor Neko discovered not one, but TWO new people hanging out in the Plaza, waiting to move in.  The Mayor was, of course, elated and welcomed them both with open arms.  Or maybe she was TOO friendly…?  After greeting the two new boys and touring their well decorated homes, she ordered a few items from their Catalogs for herself.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

  • 3/31/13 – Bunny Day
    • Special Guest:  The Easter Bunny
    • Spend the day hunting for eggs!  Eggs can be found in the ground, floating in balloons, hiding in trees, even in the river!  Rumors claim that you can even go diving and find Easter Eggs during this holiday.
    • Inside each egg is a special foil which can be used to trade in for the limited edition Egg Series.
  • 4/1/13 – April Fool’s Day
    • Special Guest:  Blanca
    • Be careful – the villagers are set to play pranks on you!
  • 5/5/13 – Boy’s Day
    • Meet Shizue at the Town Plaza for a special item!
    • Photo Board and Paper Hats for all!