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Week 12: 100 Million Bell! T&T Emporium, Autumn Moon, & More!

Hey all! Sorry last week’s post is coming in a little late. Last night I planned on writing it up but while I was cooking dinner for my wife, I managed to grab a hot pan out of the oven without using oven mits 😦 Basically, I had it on ice all night. It feels much better now! (Despite the blister across my palm and on all my fingertips…)

Now, if you remember where I left off last week, I had answered Gulliver’s question correctly with Vietnam. For helping him out, he sent me a letter the next morning that included a tuk-tuk, which is a bicycle taxi thing that is popular over there! Wow… lol

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I noticed that morning while perusing my town that Gracie was there!

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I’ll come back to that, but if you remember, I only completed 2 fashion checks at that point and you need 4 to get the store upgrade!

I also found that a 10th villager (Wendy) decided to move in since Frank left. She could’ve chosen a worse spot I suppose, but holy crap… Right in the middle of my paths and stuff?? Ugh…

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Oh well, I’ll make it work. Now, Gracie’s challenge had the iconic theme. I used the handy guide I uploaded to my website (http://animalcrossingnewleaf.moonfruit.com) and found out that if I basically dress like the main character of the Adventure Island video games that I’d be set! lol

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The next day, I checked in on Wendy’s house and did some gardening. It’s actually not too shabby (still inconvenient)…

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With the new fear of anyone else moving out, I went inside to meet her. She seems very nice (she has similar characteristics to Victoria… haha)

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Now, for those that have been keeping up with Spotpass visitors, you may recall on with this room.

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This may not seem like a big deal, but to some it is. Included in the room is the Japanese exclusive DLC, kagamimochi, which is now available to US players through this room! Go grab yours by ordering furniture from the showcase!

The next thing that happened was astounding. If you remember, my savings account was just tipping over the 50 million point, and I yearn to reach 100 million one day. Well, you may also remember that I was hosting an auction on ACC for a full spotpass collection!

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I managed to auction the entire set off for 50 MILLION BELLS! This was huge for me. I met up with the player that day who won the auction and they began the transferring of the money!

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We didn’t finish it all that day so we decided to pick it up at a later time (this was a very trusting player to pay me millions and know their items would be there at a later date). I love people who can trust each other, that’s what the games supposed to be about.

Anyway, I continued on to my museum and found that they were selling a paintball wall. This item only appears after completing your art museum (which I did if you remember my past blogs)

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I visited Nook’s homes and found that the Zen Exterior was back. As much as I love the golden exterior prize, I think I want to switch back to Zen to build up my HHA points once I reach 150,000 for the interior (visit my website for a guide on HHA point prizes).

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The next day, I managed to buy a cabana dresser off of ACC, which is an item I need to further my island room! I, of course, took it to Re-Tail right away to get a gold finish on it!

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My streetpass auction winner met back up with me and we finished the massive trade! I was now filthy stinkin rich! WAHOO!

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I swung back by Re-Tail and picked up my awesome dresser! Looks great!

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I also decided to fix up some other things. In the 7-11 Diner room, I patterned the chairs to match the tables in there…

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I also managed to find an LED video screen which scrolls my personal 7-11 Diner pattern! You can put any pattern you want on the LED screen by visiting Re-Tail! It’s awesome!

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When I went back outside, Phineas was ready to give me my gold badge for finally pushing 100 million!

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I also noticed something funny which I shared as a topic on ACC. The in-game typing for the badge clearly states that it’s for players who have save 1 billion bells. It appears they misprinted this in the final version of the game, so if you read on my website and others, be sure to note that it is an error, you only need 100 million bells lol.

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Another prize for reaching 100 million in savings is an ABM, which comes via letter from the post office. For those of you out there having a hard time finding the 7-11 ABM, this is another option to get access to money straight from your home! A very handy item indeed.

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I found Saharah in town later and decided to let her do wonders to my interior of my home…

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And it was a dud.. No unique walls or carpets. However, I do like the Tartan Rug and how it matches in the room, so I’m keeping that in there for now!

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From the HHA showcase, I found the surveillance camera item in a home and ordered it. When it arrived, I placed it above my 7-11 ABM in the diner to make it seem like a more realistic ATM machine haha. Pretty neato.

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I haven’t been saying much about my police station, but I do love how they integrated the old school Gamecube feel! That Booker… always thinking it’s not a problem when you steal from the lost & found… lolz

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Cousteau came over to me while walking through town and said this… I don’t know where these guys are getting the drugs, but I wish they’d stop… lol

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Speaking of creepy villagers, Ken made me come to his house and then offered me candy…. On Halloween, it’s one thing, but on a seemingly normal September day… this is insanely creepy…

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Victoria asked me when I saw her (wouldn’t you know it?) to go get a petition signed in another village. Now, I haven’t had luck with this as of yet, but I managed to find a nice player on ACC willing to let me come over and talk to 6 of his villagers!

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Victoria was pleased. I think maybe too pleased, because when I made it back home, she tried to barge in again and do some stuff…. When will she learn the meaning of privacy???

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The next day was the autumn-moon festival! I hope you all took your opportunity to grab the rare US event item wheat bundle

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I also found a new species to me, the diving beetle. If you see a shadow that looks kinda like a frog skipping along the water, pull out your net instead of your rod. You need to have impeccable timing to nab this little troublemaker, but once you do, you can add it to your encyclopedia!

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I also found that the next day would be the last Gracie’s fashion check I’d have to complete! She told me to dress sporty, and since I don’t have too much time on Fridays, I did my best…

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And she gave me a pass! This would mean the Emporium (final shop) would be opening soon!

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I would just have to wait! On Saturday night, I finally managed to put in a few minutes of playtime after 8 to go to my first KK Slider acoustic show on ACNL.

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This makes my running count of concert 2 and I need 100 for the gold badge. Now, for those of you who have asked, you can only get one KK song per Saturday night, and it’s the first song he plays that night. However, you can request for him to play more songs after that, and while he won’t give you copies of the songs, they still count towards your badge total, so if you have an open Saturday night, you can get a gold badge by mindlessly playing music over and over. Pretty cool, right? I’ll have to do this sometime in the future.

I didn’t get a chance to play on Sunday at all (as you read at the beginning, I burnt my hand bad). I got on this morning, thought, to find my T&T Emporium complete! Superb!

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The gardening store (now inside) contains fertilizer, which helps grow rare flowers and trees!

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And probably the best (and most expensive) part of it all is Gracie now owns a personal store on the 3rd floor! While her items are outrageously priced, she gave me my 4th mannequin as congrats for opening the store! Now my Mario gear in my museum’s Nintendo Exhibit can be showcased properly. Sweet!

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Now, I normally post a “for next week” segment here, but I have some announcements to make. I will try to play as much as I can, but my playtime has to decrease. My music album is pushing to the next level of production and will take a lot of my time, and that’s where I need to focus right now. Also, I’ve been playing Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, which I bought recently, and I have to say, any fans of the old trilogy need to get this game (unless you already have it on Wii). I’m astounded that the composer remixed several of you old favorite songs from the originals. I’m also excited that David Wise, who composed all three original games, is returning for the next installment coming to Wii U next year! Now I just need to get a Wii U…. lol

Anyway, so I’ll try to post something fresh and exciting for next week, as well as update the website. Thank y’all so much for tuning in.

 

And a SPECIAL birthday announcement to my buddy Simone. I hope you had a great birthday sweetheart, and I wish you all the best 🙂 All right folks, ’til next time! 😀

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Day 33 & 34: I’m a Barista! And BestBuy DLC Round 3!

On Saturday, very little happened, but here goes… You remember I got another shaved-ice lamp right? It was sitting in my museum and would prove useful as soon as I got a hold of my Japanese friend because she loves giving me rare DLC for them… 🙂

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Anyway, to complete Friday’s gameplay, I learned a new Dr. Shrunk emotion, Joy! Now I can make flowers sprout from me any time I’d like…

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Anyway, another cool thing happened on Friday! I finally began my work as a barista at Brewster’s! The point is to make coffee for 4 people daily and get their orders correct. Now, you can sit around and take notes on everyone and finally get their orders right or you can use a cheat sheet I posted on my website (http://animalcrossingnewleaf.moonfruit.com). Either way, it’s satisfying to get an order correct. And you can win prizes for getting a certain number correct! So make sure you go work every day!

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Oh Victoria, you do have the hots for me… Anyway, Brewster presented me with good coffee beans at the end of the day because I fudged the first two orders (before I found the cheat sheet). However, I felt pretty good about continuing on as a barista! 😉

Now, Saturday morning came and my Japanese friend messaged me back. For my shaved ice lamp, she got me 2 japanese exclusive items, a cucumber horse and an eggplant cow! I don’t know about fashion sense… But they’re still cool nonetheless!

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Unfortunately, after this it turns out she won’t be needing any more lamps. Hopefully we can work out trades in the future so I can get all of the japanese DLC I need! I also noted that morning on my houses remodeled exterior. It’s going towards the vision I have, a Zen Japanese styled town!

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I do want to keep inviting people to visit to hopefully reach 100 total and get my train station remodeled, but all in time. I was walking around town when I noticed Katie. I had to beg people online to let me bring her over, and luckily someone did…

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Returning home, you’ll remember that I demolished the main bridge through town. I replaced it with a wooden suspension bridge that’s more fitting to my theme. I chose the exact same spot and started the project!

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Visiting my island, I noticed that a silver axe was available! I was wondering when I’d see one of these! I picked it up by going on a couple tours!

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Once I had it, my town was my oyster and I finished cleaning up some trees that needed chopping 🙂

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While I think Victoria has the hots for me (no kids, I’m not into bestiality :P) she sure talks about my brother alot… Hmm…

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I paid off my bridge straight away! It would be finished by the next day!

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I called it a day after that depressing statement from Victoria. I thought she loved ME…

In the mail the next morning, Katie sent me a thank you gift, giving me her pic (Katie’s Picture). I won’t be showing this off in my home… But thanks Katie…

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I found some classy triangle shades at Labelle’s… Again, not something I’ll be keeping… The things one does for a complete catalog…

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I found Joan, who roams around every Sunday. As I stated in an earlier blog, I’m not one to take part in the stalk market, but this time around, I decided to give it a shot. Turnips were 99 bells, and I saw regular online posts for people whose towns have reached upwards of a 500 bell sale price. Hey, if you can multiply your money by 5, why not, right?

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Victoria came and found me, and it is apparent she’s using drugs again…

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I wish I could help her, she’s not making any sense these days… 😦 Anyway, I changed my router to “Bestbuy” because Sunday marked the release of the new DLC item, the rolling suitcase! In no time, I had one for myself! (If you need help doing this, again, visit my website).

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As my Sundays are very limited, I ended play for the day and decided to focus on what was to come!

For Tomorrow:

  • Hold another catalog event?
  • Trade with my European friend?
  • Look for more DLC!

Day 32: New 7-11 Item! :D

Just another day in the world of ACNL 🙂 This morning, due to my sudden wealth I came upon yesterday after my catalog event, I gave myself a break from beetle farming. It felt good to start up and not have to worry about catching as many beetles as possible in an hour and a half window. Things were looking good when I found my lucky ore rock of the day and it contained a gold nugget!

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I noticed while wandering through town that Saharah was visiting. I gave her a shot (like I always do…) which turned out rather ugly…

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But, both the carpet and wall are rare, so I’ll hold onto them lol. I swung by the completed fence project. Looks good! I just have no idea what to put inside of it…

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The finding of that gold nugget this morning brought my total up to 3! Now for those that don’t know, once you find 3 gold nuggets, you can take them to Cyrus at Re-Tail and he will fashion a piece of furniture from the Golden collection! (more on this on my website http://animalcrossingnewleaf.moonfruit.com)

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While waiting around, I decided to go in for work at Brewster’s… However… It appears I was not needed 😦

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Oh well, tomorrow’s another day. 🙂 Anyway, I decided to open my 4th and final museum exhibit titled “Odds & Ends Room”. It will showcase a random assortment of things, right now, my perfect fruit collection and the full zodiac set that I got a couple days back.

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I headed back to retail to see what Cyrus made me and he gave me the golden wall! Good way to start the collection I think, and I eventually want to have a full room in my basement.

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Isabelle told me we were holding a ceremony for the wooden fence project, which was just like all the other ceremonies. I couldn’t decide on a project to start next, but I did want my bridges to be the same, so I chose the demolition of the original cobblestone bridge for tomorrow. Then I’ll rebuild it as a suspension bridge the next day.

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I paid off my house loan in full today. For tomorrow, rather than expanding my house, I decided to add to my theme I’m going for (the Japanese zen) and ordered a zen mailbox and zen castle exterior, both of which were available in Nook’s homes today.

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I went to buy flowers from the garden center and Leif decided to give me a gift for always buying flowers there. He presented me with the silver can! How lucky am I?

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For now, I decided to utilize the fence as a garden with flowers of all different colors. But we’ll see if that changes in the future.

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The last thing that happened was a bittersweet moment. Online, I saw someone who wanted to trade his soft-drink display for a 24-hour-shop uniform. Now, I do want all of the 7-11 items one day… But I haven’t heard back about catalogging my contact’s yet and I could use the display moreso than the uniform. I took him up on the trade and now have a new item in my catalog. The only downside is that now all of you fans can’t catalog the uniform until I possess another, but c’est la vie, right?

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This weekend should be fairly lazy, although on Sunday I will be downloading the suitcase Best Buy DLC! More info on that in the next post. Til then… 🙂

For the weekend:

  • I bought another shaved-ice lamp from a guy today for 1 million bells… I need to watch money, but it’s too late now. Maybe my Japanese friend will be up for another trade? 🙂
  • Downloading the suitcase Best Buy DLC, as I said.
  • Starting a new bridge project.
  • Starting work at Brewster’s? 😀
  • Will I ever get to catalog the 7-11 set? Will my new TT respond to me and find the rest of my NA holiday items? Stay tuned… 😉

Day 26 & 27: 7-11 Saturday! :D

My friday play time ended on a sort of sour note. For one, the person who I was planning on getting the 7-11 24-hour-shop uniform from bailed on me. I went back to my Japanese friend who gave me the other 2 7-11 items and asked if there’s any way she still had the shirt. She said she already traded it away and that was that 😦

However, when I got online saturday morning, I received a message that made my day! She got her hands on another uniform, and wanted to trade me for one of my shaved ice lamps right away! (If you remember from last time, my total was back up to 2). We traded and I thanked her as much as I could. She told me she had some more rare items (non-7-11) for me if I had another lamp. I always want to have at least one for myself, but I told her I’d let her know if I got my hands on one. Check out the new digs!

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My quik mart/kitchen is coming along quite nicely! I noticed amidst the early morning that it was finally getting nice outside! Pretty soon (july 16th if I’m not mistaken) your character can get tanner daily by spending at least 15 minutes outside! I’m so in on this lol.

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I went and checked out the cafe, where Brewster told me that I could make use of the right hand counter if I ever want to take my coffee to go! Sweet!

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I headed to the northern end of my village to find that the suspension bridge project had been completed! This ties everything together and makes all areas easily accessible. I’m proud of the layout I’ve made!

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I noticed while walking through town square that Redd was in town. I visited his shop and picked out a perfect painting to donate to the museum. Over his last few visits, I’ve found out that he only has one real art piece every time (as in, the others are fakes that can’t be donated). I’ve updated my website with information on how to tell the reals from the fakes, so check that out if you need help. (http://animalcrossingnewleaf.moonfruit.com)

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After walking around for a little, I noticed a balloon gift and shot it down. Wouldn’t you know it? I got a copy of the balloon clock… looks like it’s Re-Tail for you.

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Isabelle wanted to hold a ceremony for the bridge. So many people showed up, it was crazy…

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I was surprised to see Phineas in town once again. After he decked me out on friday, how could this get any better? He gave me the avid bell saver badge for my savings account! If you remember, I have over a million (I know, it’s not too great) because I’m waiting on my time traveler.

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The next day brought more fun themes. I decided to deck out my basement game room in balloon furniture… Oh boy…

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I found upon visiting the museum shop that there was a fancy frame for sale. I have a perfect idea for these! But more to come on that later…

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Victoria caught up with me in town and asked me to get 6 signatures for her Booster club petition! Unfortunately, they had to be from a different town and I didn’t have time to play on sunday too much. What I didn’t realize is is that they had to sign it that day or else she would say scrap the whole thing 😦 I missed out on this opportunity, hopefully someone will ask again!

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I decided to open another exhibit (aka a storage area…) to house all of my gyroids in! I made a fancy sign and all lol

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I actually got in a late night play session too. I checked out Club LOL but found that it was nothing special by yourself 😦

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I decided to open yet another museum exhibit to house some of my rare DLC and showcase it! I called it the World DLC Exhibit and made a sign for it too!

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Still much work to be done though… Part of the problem is that I like some items and they are in my house… But aw well lol

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For Tomorrow:

  • Zodiac statues? Mayhaps 🙂
  • Another trade with my Japanese friend? Mayhaps 🙂
  • Look for new and exciting things to do! 😀

Day 24 & 25: Raining Badges and… 7-11 ITEMS!!!!!

So yeah, sorry I didn’t post yesterday! Like I said, 4th of July celebrations and all… Only so much time for AC:NL haha. 🙂 However, I did get some stuff done, so here’s what happened on my day 24…

The cafe opened! I went in and grabbed a cup of coffee from Brewster, one of my favorite things to do!

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Next, to my surprise, Phineas was waiting outside for me! He wanted to give me more badges.

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Apparently, I haven’t seen him in a while. I won’t bore you with pictures, but basically, he drowned me with badges for all of my recent accomplishments, including badges for skilled bug catcher, backyard gardener, catalog maniac bronze, HHA Score bronze, and village representative. Wow!

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I went up to main street to see that Super T&T, the new Nookling store, had opened!

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Inside, I found repeat Nintendo items, Fi Mask and a yellow Pikmin hat… Aw well. I moved on through my town and was surprised to see Saharah wandering around. She came back and remodeled my room (which is changing back to exactly as it was after she leaves), however, something great came out of it. The flooring she put in was the sci-fi floor, a very rare and wanted item. I can possibly use this in the future!…

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Isabelle, Brewster and I held a little party for the opening of the cafe… Yippee…

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I decided to start a bridge project next that will tie my whole town together. After all, I’ve always found it annoying when I’m up here that I have to go all the way back down to the bridge to get to main street. Problem solved… 🙂

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However, I didn’t pay off the project on day 24 because I was waiting for news from my time traveler about meeting up the next day to exchange my money for zodiac statues. She didn’t answer (it’s all good, she has a life too haha) so I called it a day and enjoyed my holiday 🙂

Now, the REALLY REALLY exciting part! Day 25 came around… And boy did things start happening! On a forum, I found a European fellow who wanted to give up his shaved ice lamp for a massage chair, which was a korean exclusive DLC until the north american release of the game. Unlike Europe and the rest of Asia, N.A. players can find the item in-game, and I happened to get one on my first day of playing (if I recall)! So we made a deal and now I had some firepower in terms of trade value!

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In the mail, I recieved a chic wall from my mom… It’s ugly and nothing special, so I sold it… thanks mom…

Anyway, as the morning continued, I was contacted by a friend that she wanted to trade her 7-11 item for one of my shaved ice lamps! I took up her offer, and received the 24-hour-shop model from her! I felt like the luckiest person ever… These are super rare items!

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She left my town and we both felt happy with our trade, and then I asked her one question before saying bye for now. I asked if she would like to trade for another lamp? She told me it was actually her plan to collect lamps and that she’d happily give me her barbecue bed! I let her back into my town and thus got my 2nd 7-11 item out of 10!

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That is absolutely disgusting (when I say bed, I mean you lay on it), but my friend is so sweet and I can’t thank her enough for these items 🙂 Now I can share these for catalog with everyone who comes by my website! (http://animalcrossingnewleaf.moonfruit.com)

As if my day could get any better, right? 🙂 Anyway, I traveled to town square and saw Katrina was there. She let me know that wearing a hat would make me lucky, and it turns out, I already was!

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And for the first time, I believed in fortune telling! I began watering plants around town and found a jacob’s ladder that had grown on the western ridge. I took it home and planted it because it is a rare flower to appear.

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I went up to see Celeste at the museum and she had a dig-site floor for sale to commemorate 30 fossil donations to the museum. Sweet!

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Today’s Nintendo items that I receive were a repeat of the Triforce from Zelda and a new item, a Green Shell. After placing the shell in my museum, I got a grand idea. I decided to open up an online trading board for all of my extra Nintendo items. After all, it’s not like I was gonna use them anyway… So I did and everything went great! Through trading today, I received a Varia Suit, Hero’s Clothes, Pikmin, Big Bro’s Stache, Bad Bro’s Stache, Pipe,  and Fire Flower! Now I’m one step closer to having a complete Nintendo exhibit 🙂

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Just when I thought the excitement of today was over, my other European friend contacted me and told me she was ready to do a trade. I gave her some DLC items, an aurora screen and a tree-stump chair, and in return received another shaved-ice lamp (bringing my total back up to 2!) and a Korean exclusive DLC, the Pengi Top! Now this new item can be available for my fans on my website, Sick!

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I then went to see Dr. Shrunk, who taught me despair techniques… when will I get a good emotion? 😦

After that, I felt like I needed to stop all of the trading before I overdid myself for one day lol. I did, however, start up an online board where people could come catalog the two 7-11 items I did get. After all, that’s my goal, to have a free catalog available to anyone anywhere 🙂 Unexpectedly, one person who visited left me a tip that included a zodiac tiger! I contacted my time traveler and told her I don’t need that one anymore, but if she gets me one, perhaps I can use it to barter for more 7-11 items!

For tomorrow

  • Not much, it’s the weekend, so I probably won’t post until Monday

What’s next?

  • The bridge project will be completed!
  • My time traveler and I will probably meet up on Monday, so I’ll get all of the zodiac statues
  • More 7-11 items with another trader? Waiting for his response… 🙂
  • My European friend has all of the 7-11 items and might let me catalog them! (although I’d rather physically get them so I can share… It’s still cool)
  • The hunt for more rare DLC
  • More public works, perhaps a stadium light
  • Clearing out trees, finishing pathways