Midsummer Night’s Blog Post

Whatttt??  The summer is half over??  I’ve been SOO busy with planning events for StreetPass Long Island and playing the steady stream of awesome Nintendo games that keep coming out that I’ve barely had time to enjoy the weather!  (I am ashamed to admit I have YET to go to the beach this summer.)

Before I get into my latest obsessions, here’s a quick recap of what’s going on in Animal Crossing.  I still have to get the latest Best Buy DLC!  AHH I hope it hasn’t expired yet!!

Gulliver is still suffering from PTSD and amnesia…

Gruff wins the award for most random music request AND most cultured townie in Jubilife. I literally had to look this up to understand what he was talking about. For the record, zydeco style refers to Cajun/Creole.

That’s MAYOR Madam Grooville to you! lol

Visiting the island with some Rando’s from Club Tortimer!

Jubilife townies can sleep easy knowing that we now have official police protection! (Or that they might find something they’ve lost in the Lost and Found.)

Existential questions with Vic.

Old Man Phineas approves of my coffee-making skills!

Won second place in the July Bug Off Tournament. I’d like to say that I purposely won second to get the silver trophy (since I already have the gold), but the real reason is that I was traveling that day and couldn’t devote as much time to the Bug Off!

Dizzy proves that he doesn’t have a clever name, but that he’s actually just drunk.

Still can’t afford this crown… 😦

In all honesty, I just have to thank MYSELF for having a second town on my JP 3DS, and my boyfriend JDubz, with whom I StreetPass ever single day. 🙂

Kapp’n shows his support for the 99%. Also, a bit of insight into his problems with the IRS! lol

Visiting with StreetPass Long Island members. And yes I am wearing a Reggie t-shirt in this photo lol!

T.I.Y. Home Store is officially open!

We’re starting to go GREEN here in Jubilife by installing a new Wind Turbine!

BEST NEWS EVER! Jubilife has officially reached PERFECT TOWN STATUS!!

So now you’re up to date on Jubilife.  I will probably write a special Wasabi News entry later on, since I have some stuff to report.  But here’s the REAL reasons I’ve been so busy lately:

  • New StreetPass Games!  Have you downloaded the latest update for your Nintendo 3DS?  The update includes a redesign of the StreetPass Mii Plaza, which features a more “town-like” atmosphere.  More importantly, you can also download NEW STREETPASS GAMES!  There are four to choose from.  “Mii Force” is a classic arcade shooter style game, using your StreetPass friends to supply different weapons depending on their color.  “Flower Town” is a casual collection game in which you have a beautiful garden and your goal is to grow and document as many flowers as possible, with your frequent StreetPass friends turning into Flower Pals who help you to grow rare breeds.  (You can also build and decorate gardens and take screenshots!  See below.)  “Warrior’s Way” brings new life to the classic Rock-Paper-Scissors game and turns your Mii Plaza into a growing ARMY to help you in a quest for World Domination!  “Monster Manor” is a slow-paced nod to Luigi’s Mansion, except instead of Luigi, you act as your Mii trying to find your way through a haunted house, beating up ghosts and saving your friends from unknown horrors… plus it adds a bit of Tetris to it’s game mechanic!  I love these games because there really is something for everyone.  Another added bonus is the introduction of a new form of currency:  Plaza Tickets!  With Plaza Tickets you can “buy” new hats and outfits for your Mii to wear in the StreetPass world.  Each game does come with a price (of $4.99) but all four can be bundled for a discounted price of $14.99.  Obviously I had to have them ALL!  I highly recommend checking them out.

My first garden in Flower Town.

  • EarthBound has come to Virtual Console!  This classic SNES game is a blast from the past brought to you by the year 199X.  Aliens have invaded Onett and it’s up to Ness to figure out WTF is going on!  I never played this game as a child, my first RPG was Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (Nintendo, please bring this to Wii U VC?  Or… dare I ask… make it a 3D Classic??!?!?) and I didn’t touch RPG’s again until Paper Mario.  To be honest, I’d never even heard of Ness until Super Smash Bros. when he was reintroduced as a fighter.  I could never get his Up+B move to work properly, and had a grudge against him.  But I digress.  When EarthBound came out on Virtual Console for $9.99, I decided it was time to learn what Ness was all about.  Plus I’d been hearing nothing but rave reviews about the game for the past month from my StreetPass buddies.  What’s so great about this game (besides the awesome soundtrack, retro-familiar graphics and awesome RPG action) is the tongue-in-cheek humor and over-the-top storyline.  I REALLY love it!!  To show you a sample, here’s a screenshot I posted to my Miiverse profile.

“At times like this, kids like you should be playing Nintendo games.”

I’m sure you guys can understand now why I haven’t been blogging as frequently as I’d like.  But I promise (like I always do… but this time I SUPER DUPER MEAN IT!!) to make a better effort to post my random updates on what videogames I’m playing and stuff.  (Did I mention I also started a new game in Harvest Moon: A New Beginning?  Yeah…)  So tell me, what games are YOU playing?

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Thursday

It was somewhat exciting today!  It was raining on and off, which is always nice.  I had to go to the city, since I forgot to yesterday.  Redd had some overpriced crap, as always.  I bought the painting, but of course it was a fake.  Then I stopped in at GracieGrace, where I found that big giraffe once again.  I was wearing my Watermelon Hat, Shirt and matching red shoes.  I even had long red hair to match.  However, Gracie wasn’t impressed.  While she liked the matching clothes and shoes, apparently something was wrong with my hair!  And I have no idea what!  Soo… back to the drawing board…

Deb wanted to log in, since there was a new Silver Axe waiting outside her house!  She ran into Rowan on the way, and he asked if his clothing choice was good for the city.  I chose some ambiguous answer in response.  Then Rowan hit me with this:

Fudge It???

Fudge It???

Apparently you can say ‘fudge it’ in a kid’s game.  I find this somewhat shocking!

Anyway, Deb also wanted to go to the city.  I purposely got this Cucumber Pack accessory for Deb, just to see if it is what the Spa outfit requires to be complete.  Earlier this month, Gracie turned Deb away for not having all the necessary items.  This time, I had a feeling things would be different.

RAWR!!!

RAWR!!!

Deb passed the test!  So, for the record, the Spa Outfit requires:  a Bathrobe, a Headband, white shoes and the Cucumber Pack.  Never underestimate the power of a matching accessory!!  lol

Phineas was also in the city, so Deb was able to pick up a new balloon.  Since it was nice and sunny, she stayed to chat it up with some of the bustling city dwellers.

That is totally the question!

That is totally the question!

In other news, Squirt has been working painstakingly to get a ton of fish to sell this weekend at the newly dubbed “Fish Market.”  Rowan saw that I was really putting a lot of work into this.

Im glad other people can recognize my AWESOMENESS!

I'm glad other people can recognize my AWESOMENESS!

I figure this plan is fool-proof.  Even if some of the fish don’t get sold during the Fish Market, I can always just sell em back to Nook like always.  I can’t lose!  But I’ll do my best to sell the fish to the townies, cuz they are dumb enough to pay WAY more than what they are worth!  At least, that’s what I’m hoping!  lol

The Fish Market

The Fish Market

And finally, it appears that Pete thinks Squirt is his new BFF.  He keeps confiding lots of valuable information with him!  Lucky for you guys, I can’t keep juicy gossip a secret!  Hehehe!  Pete won’t stop talking about Phyllis.  It’s getting to the point where it’s almost annoying!

Pete and Phyllis sitting in a tree....  K-I-S-S-I-N-G!

Umm, I think he's in denial.

Friday

Sorry I didn’t post yesterday.  One of my kitties at my parents’ house died recently and I’ve been kinda down in the dumps.  I loved you Midnight, RIP.  Didn’t feel like posting yesterday.  But now I’m ready for some video game distraction!

Today is the first of the month.  That means all kinds of new excitment!  Such as my monthly savings account interest notice – last month I accrued over 30K!  Sweet.

There are new bugs and fish to catch now that it’s May!  Hooray!  Keep an eye out for the Raja Brooke, Moth, Long Locust, Pond Skater, Diving Beetle, Frog, Catfish, Angelfish… and the Dab is back.  Joy!  (This info comes from the Prima Guide, which may or may not be valid lol!)

Next stop, the city!  It’s the first of the month, so I need my new charm!

I have revealed for you a hidden charm that averts trouble that swarms from the boughs of trees…  Yesss…  You must catch a coelacanth in Shaolin…  This is Shaolin’s May charm…

Riiiiight….. good luck with that one, folks!

The new Gracie set!

The new Gracie set!

GracieGrace’s new summer line is debuting at the store today as well!  I think it’s very chic.  I like the furniture so I’ll have to save up for that set.  I’ll come back later to get the clothes, cuz my pockets are full right now lol!

Deb, however, couldn’t wait to get her hands on the new Bathrobe and Headband, because it fits in perfectly with her spa room.  I hadn’t logged Deb in for a few days, so unfortunately a roach was spotted running around inside!  EEP!  Don’t worry, Deb took care of it and the Spa is now sanitized lol.

Deb is happy that the roaches are gone!

Deb is happy that the roaches are gone!

Wednesday

Got a random letter from Mom today, she’s excited about spring blossoms and al fresco.  I wish I could write back to Mom and tell her how wierd she is lol!

Wow I actually saw a Peacock butterfly today for once!

The confessions keep rolling in...

The confessions keep rolling in...

Bree and Apollo were having a little chat and I listened in.  Apparently Bree was apologizing to him for calling him a “pudding head” on a previous day.  Then Apollo confessed to spreading a rumor that Pete had dumped Bree.  Bree then confessed to throwing fleas on Apollo.   Next, Apollo said he changed the nameplate on Bree’s house to read “Phyllis’s House”.  Now Bree is really pissed off b/c she claimed to have gotten angry letters from Pete because of that.  (You’d think Pete would know who’s house is whose, since he’s the mail carrier.  And where do Pelly and Phyllis live anyway??)

Time to take a break from the townie drama, because it’s Wednesday and that means its time to go to the City!

Phineas on a cloudy day!

Phineas on a cloudy day!

Surprising discovery – Phineas can appear in the city when it’s cloudy!  I thought he only came on sunny days.  I guess it’s just rain or snow that will stop him from showing up!  *takes note* lol

Yay, Phineas gave me a red classic balloon!  Sweet.

I hear ya, Antonio!

I hear ya, Antonio!

Due to the Clearance Sale at GracieGrace, almost everything is Sold Out!  I wonder if the summer line will show up on May 1st?  I’ll have to come back and check.

This week at Redd’s there is a Blue Table, a Scenic Painting and a Classic Desk.  Bought the painting, but then Redd said that I “won’t be sorry for this” so now I’m pretty sure it’s going to be a forgery lol!

Argh, I knew it!

Argh, I knew it!

…And it was.

Friday

Ahh the quiet Friday before the weekend of festivities!  I’m very excited today.  I’m excited to start the Fishing Tourney (I think I’ll let a different character win this time) and of course I’m thrilled for Bunny Day!  As someone who never really got to celebrate Easter much (umm hence the whole Passover thing from Weds lol) I think it’s especially fun and exciting!  And I love the egg-shaped furniture set!  It’s so cute!

Today it is raining!  Yes!  I love the rain.  Water my plants for me rain…

Katie sent me her Thank You letter.  Attached was an Apple TV.  I already HAVE that…  blah….

Ruby just asked for Aqua Furniture?  What?  Does that mean it’s blue, or that it contains water?  Great, now I have to look it up lol.

Well, I’m already over the whole Toad outfit thing.  I bought a sombrero and ordered the reggae shirt, but the shirt’s not here yet so I just threw on the New Years 2009 shirt.  It makes my long green hair look really stupid, so I decided to go to Shampoodle’s.  I think I’ll get red hair this time.  But I’ll let her choose the style…  Maybe that was a mistake.  Now I’ve got a short little emo cut with bright red hair.  It’s like the same red as my cheeks!  Yuck, it looks stupid.  Oh well, guess I’ll be back tomorrow lol!  I also went to Kicks to see what he would add to this fashion disaster.  He gave me blue shoes.  Perfect lol.

Phineas is in the city too.  He gave me an orange bunny balloon… again.  Sigh.  He only gives me purple and orange balloons!  If anyone has any extra of a DIFFERENT color, I’d love for you to send one to me!  Preferably red!

Wednesday

Yay for Hump Day!  I always get excited to visit the city on Wednesdays.  You never know who’ll you’ll see in the big city!

Does anyone else think that the Cherry Blossoms have been intensifying?  I feel like I see more of them falling from the sky today than I did yesterday…

Haven’t noticed any new flowers yet.  That’s ok!  Tom Nook is selling a throne today.  Too bad I won’t be home to leave my gates open in case someone wants to buy it!  I’m NOT leaving my gates open while I’m not here… not after the recent STEALING of my Jacob’s Ladders!  I’m gonna be following all new visitors like a hawk from now on, so get used to it lol!

PHINEAS IS IN THE CITY!  He’s so great.  Now gimme something!  ARGH, he gave me another purple balloon!  I want a red balloon so bad.  Whyyyyy????  He must know that Squirt is a cross-dresser lol!

Congrats to Kelly, the (as Jed so eloquently put it) ‘token female character’ in Hazmat.  She has the Model Room in the HRA, for the ‘room that was the cutest.’  It was definitely cute – it had the Kiddie set, as well as some pink furniture.  Very cute indeed!  I also stopped over at the Marquee, but nothing new was playing.

And now it’s time for Crazy Redd.  Today I see a Black Katana, a Serene Painting, and a Computer.  I’m pretty sure I already have a Serene painting.  I’m going to buy it anyway, and if Blathers gives it back to me without confirming that it’s counterfeit, I’ll leave it at the gate for someone else to try.  Not wasting my money on the other two items!

Savannah in the city!

Savannah in the city!

I stopped over at GracieGrace to say hi to Label, and who did I spy in there?  That nuisance, Savannah!  I’d say she was following me, but clearly she was in the store before I was.  So I said hello, lol.

As I was leaving, I walked past Shampoodle’s.  No, maybe it was more like pacing back and forth outside the door.  I want to get a new hair color.  I decided to go in, and keep my haircut the same, but just get a crazy spring-like color to add a little pizazz.  So I went with green hair.  If I hate it, I’ll come back and change it tomorrow lol!

Wednesday – Updated w/Pics

Today is shaping up to be just as boring as yesterday!  No rain, again.  I kinda miss it.  Now I have to water flowers again.  One of the carnations is already wilting.  Grr.  I watered around.  I decided to move a bunch of flowers to more desolate patches, in hopes of repairing the disgusting dirt all over Shaolin.  Hopefully it works, and will work quickly!  I miss my flower lined paths now, they look so naked… lol!  

Well, it’s Wednesday and you know what that means!  City time!

And what do I see when I first get off the bus, but my best buddy Phineas!  Sweet.  What should I get today?  Ugh I got another PURPLE balloon.  I want a freaking red one!

Interestingly, both Peanut and Jambette are in the city right now.  Shaolin rejects reunite!  

 

They didnt recognize me...

They didn't recognize me...

 

UGH are you kidding?  I just walked into Redd’s and the inventory is dismal.  We’ve got a Black Knight (boring), a Moving Painting (prolly fake as usual) and a DESK LIGHT selling for 2,560 bells!  Are you freaking kidding me?  I bought the stupid painting and left feeling short-changed.  

I couldn’t resist so I went to Katrina’s to get my fortune told.  

I can see Pisces swimming lightly through an open expanse of deep, dark space…  All the constellations gaze in awe at the sight of such graceful swimming…  But remember…  Even the most skilled swimmer may only swim where there is enough water.  And so speak the stars…  Fortune may favor you, or it may NOT…  Something bad may be in your future, but it also may NOT be…  Heed my words and just go about your normal business as usual…   On this, the stars all agree.  There is nothing in particular for you to worry about, so please be content.  

So… I got a ‘nothing’ fortune?  Oh well, guess it’s better than getting a curse again!

OMG!  I went back to Shaolin and headed for Nook’s because I hadn’t checked out the stuff yet.  And I see something new – a Silver Slingshot!  Sure, I don’t need it, but it’s just exciting b/c I haven’t seen any silver tools at all until today!  Is this a promise of cool nets and fishing rods to come?  

 

Yes - a Silver Slingshot!

Yes - a Silver Slingshot!

 

Whoa, I took the painting over to Blathers and it was legitimate!  I ran off to the paintings section to see it on display.  But it wasn’t in the main room.  So I checked the back room, where I assume the REALLY good stuff gets displayed.  And there it was, right next to the space where I’m assuming the Mona Lisa (aka Famous Painting) will be put up.  Now that I look at it, I definitely recognize this ‘Moving Painting.’  I wish I could remember what it was called.  But I know I’ve seen it in a real museum, probably either the Louvre, Musée D’Orsay or the Smithsonian or something.  (Wow I feel lucky to have visited so many world famous museums lol!)  Well, I guess that trip to Redd’s wasn’t a waste after all!

 

The newest addition to the museum!

The newest addition to the museum!

This is probably more for my own purposes than anything else, but I’m going to attempt to do a time lapse series of photos to see how fast the grass grows back in a certain area.  I’ll try to pose in the same place every time.  I just want to see exactly how long it takes for this grass to grow in, now that it’s spring time.

 

Time Lapse Pt. 1

Time Lapse Pt. 1