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Week 10: Major Website Updates, Art Exhibit ALMOST Complete, and More!

This is going to be the lamest blog post (just a head’s up) lol! I had a heck of a start to my week with online college finals.. But the good news is I will graduate in one more term! Also, I’ve started the recording of my fourth music album, so ACNL time has been pushed to the side… But there are still a couple of things that I will note here for week 10, hopefully next week will be more exciting!

I don’t know why I’m even posting this, but Gracie came to my town and I skipped out on her (again..) She always comes on the worst days… 😦 aw well, I have passed 2 fashion checks and only need 2 more, so all in good time!

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On that note, I am currently working on updating my website (http://animalcrossingnewleaf.moonfruit.com) with a Gracie Fashion Check guide. Some updates have occured, which I will list below…

  • New Autumn layout
  • Catalogs updated
  • Museum page updated, including a full bug catching list, September fish, maps, etc (just go take a look!)
  • Music being updated now!
  • Club Tropica… Still under construction (sorry!)
  • New pictures

As I ran along the river (sometime during the week) I saw a tiny shadow and for some reason thought “what the heck” and went fishing. I’m glad I did, because I caught a new species to me, a popeyed goldfish!

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I went and donated the fish to the museum and decided to check out the 2nd floor shop. I’m glad I did, because there I found a paintball floor, a commemorative item for my art exhibit being more than 50% complete! Woot woot!

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Katrina told me more crazy stories as the week went on… I worry about her sometimes…

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I paid Victoria the usual visits as well, and I’m glad to say that we are still madly in love (apparently)… lol

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And I see she saved the flight attendant uniform I sent her… I am so evil lol. 😉

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Throughout the week, Cobb suggested that I build a drinking fountain as my next public works project. I thought it was a great idea for my park (Cobb has actually had quite a few good ideas as of late). Here’s the final product! 🙂

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And he didn’t stop there! Just today, he recommended a torch, another one I’ve been waiting for! Can’t wait to see how it looks once it’s built tomorrow!

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Another thing I realized today was that you can refurbish your stained glass window if you have one. I’ve been keeping one in my rococo room (if you remember from previous blogs), so I decided to visit Cyrus…

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Now, there’s a handy guide online (see my website) that tells you all of the combinations of design patterns you can make. So I chose one that I liked and set the alpaca to work! It came out great!!

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Today on ACC, I managed to score a few things. First off, somebody sold me a yellow aloha shirt and their hero’s cap for very very cheap!

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I then set up a thread where I would buy the remaining art pieces I need in my museum for 500k a piece. While this was a bit draining on my bank account (a total of 5 art pieces were bought!) I now only need 4 pieces of art until my exhibit is complete! I’m so excited!

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This might be my goal for this next week!

Coming up for Week 11…

  • Finish my art exhibit (repetitive… I know lol)
  • Update website:
  1. Music updates
  2. More pictures
  3. Gracie guide
  4. Index
  • Get more badges!!!
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Week 9: Birthday Extravaganza! New DLC, Tingle Hood and more!

Well, my week started off with a bang! As those that keep up with this blog may recall, I dealt with a false accusation against me by ACC user osiris7777777, so I wouldn’t interact with them or they might do the same to you (read about it in my last blog post).

Despite that, my week started off with yet another Gracie fashion check! She wanted me to go for “rock n roll” this time around, so I got to work making my perfect outfit!

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I also was suggested by Cobb that I should build a video screen in town as my next public works project! This is one I’ve been waiting for, so I set the location down by town plaza and paid it off right away!

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I had also been selling some of the afternoon-tea set DLC to make a few bells. My account is slowly rising, I’ll hit the 100 million mark eventually!

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I returned to Gracie wearing this… It wasn’t exactly what she was looking for but she let me pass the test! 2 down, 2 to go! 🙂

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Something else exciting happened early on in the week. I visited Dr. Shrunk day after day, as per usual, and I hit the point where I finally learned every joke he had to offer! He taught me the shrunk dance and gave me the Dr. Shrunk’s Jacket which I have been trying to get for some time now! Whoo!

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Also, since my bank account finally hit the 50 million bell mark, I was sent a special gift from the post office via the mail! It’s a postman’s hat! This is classy and will sit proudly in my rococo room!

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Now, as you all may have read, my birthday was approaching, and my brother played a sort of prank on me lol. If you have visited my town’s Dream Address and either found the actual picture or design of something highly inappropriate, I’m sorry if you are offended! If you have found it and you laughed, then that’s good, because my brother logged on to my 3DS, uploaded a design via QR that some would think is totally gross, and hid it on a wall in my house! I’m leaving it there because I think it’s funny, I’m just saying that if it offends anyone, I am truly sorry! (more information on visiting my town or dream address on my website http://animalcrossingnewleaf.moonfruit.com)

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The next day, I found my nice video screen completed! It looks great!

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I also found Phineas wandering around town. I asked him for a badge, and he gave me the Gardening Specialist badge for always keeping my plants watered! WOW!

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That’s my first gold medal! Can’t wait to get more! I next decided to move my catalog event sign to the left side of the field and make a more organized setup. I also changed the existing sign to a design I created for the café.

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Still chasing after Victoria’s picture, I always try to 1-up her requests. She asked me for a cherry and I, of course, brought back a perfect cherry. However, I haven’t got a picture yet! I’ll keep trying though 🙂

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The next day was my birthday! Not knowing what to expect, I turned on my 3DS in the morning to find Victoria in front of my home.

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She dragged me back to her place where there was a party in store!

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I made a funny wish that Victoria asked me to tell her. I did and she said she’s gonna spread it around! Wow! That would be hilarious 😀

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I exited the house to a little cutscene where I note that I am awesome…

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Only receiving a birthday table item from the birthday furniture set, I was visited by a few friends who granted me awesome gifts! Among them were a full white suit and a full birthday furniture set!

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Feeling generous after the nice gifts, I decided to run a catalog event on my birthday! (crazy, right?) I invited Simone, a great friend of mine, to come first and test out my new organization method! We had a lot of fun!

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Simone also brought me a shopping cart! Now, after some research, I found this item isn’t really anything special. It was listed in the Prima guide as “DLC”, but in fact, it is just a spotlight item. However, people want it because of this typo, so I decided I’ll include it in my DLC collection for now.

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Another exciting gift I received was the last DLC/event item I needed to complete my collection, the fruit basket!! Monumental moment for me right there.

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After all the time, effort, blood, sweat, tears and McWaffle incident, I finally had a complete collection! No where to go from here but towards the future releases! What a feeling. 🙂

After the catalog event I held on my birthday, I saw my bank account rise a little, almost nearing the 60 million mark!

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Strolling through town, Cobb recommended another great public works project, a fire pit! I’m beginning to like this guy…

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I visited the fortune shop I opened last week to have my daily fortune reading. If you remember, I received a celebration hat randomly as a special good-luck item. There is one other you can receive called the Tingle hood (yes, Tingle from Majora’s Mask) and Katrina finally offered it to me! (well..you have to pay 10,000 bells…..)

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As great as the hood looks on my head…

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I decided to showcase it in my Nintendo museum exhibit with all of the other classic gear from other games 🙂

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I got a letter from Nintendo notifying me about the afternoon-tea set‘s availability at Nintendo Zone locations. I wish Nintendo would keep this hush-hush… what good are exclusive items if everyone knows about them? Oh well…

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I was happy to spot Phineas again! He presented me with a Letter Writer badge! Sweet!

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And that dingy morning, my fire pit was also complete! It looks soooo epic

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The next morning, it was finally September! This meant some new catches in the fish and bug department! My first new find was a pike

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Not much else exciting happened (as I was on vacation with limited play time). The next day was the Labor Day festivities in my Town Plaza!

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Yup, this included the receiving of the DLC picnic basket (which I already had, but for those of you that don’t…. Labor Day was the day to play 😉 )

Shortly after, I found two new bug species, a cricket and bell cricket!

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Also starting September, the new downloadable DLC (via the post office), the full-moon vanity, has been released worldwide! Go get yours sometime during September!

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I placed it in my US/EU DLC exhibit and await the next DLC item to be released!

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In other news, my main website catalog has been updated in the “furniture” section, and the website has a new Autumn layout! Hope you all enjoy! Here’s the address again…

http://animalcrossingnewleaf.moonfruit.com

For next week…

  • Finish art museum exhibit
  • More badge collecting
  • Major website updates, including info on the new Club Tropica
  • A 7-11 set giveaway (watch my website)

Week 8: Beware the McWaffle! Complete DLC, Fortune Shop Arrives, Etc!

All right, so I have to start off my week 8 blog with a very sad story. One so sad, it made my heart break a little just living through it. But we all move on. So, on Monday of this last week, I decided to hold a catalog event. As many of you know, I’ve normally held it on GameFaqs, but I’ve been transitioning my site and everything over to Animal Crossing Community. So this would be my first big event there!

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So I compiled a long list of interested people, and when they each pay 1 million bells a piece to come catalog, it’s good news for me because I’m that much closer to my 100 million savings goal! Anyway, the first 2 visitors came and had a fun time. Then… the second two arrive…

One of them had been to my event before via GameFaqs and I knew and trusted him. We had a deal worked out where he would come for 100k since he was an old time customer. Then the second person arrived.. a player with the ACC username McWaffle

I’ll tell this story as I did on many ACC posts. McWaffle arrived and plead that he had very little bells and begged me to let him enter for a measley 100 bells. I normally would shut of the wifi switch right away but I decided to be kind to the new player. After all, that’s what community is all about, helping each other out. Now, I keep my DLC in stacks that are ordered so that it’s organized and easy for me to walk back through and ensure no stealing has taken place. After these two players ravaged through it though, the place was a complete and total disaster. However, it appeared that all items were there on a quick runthrough and I had a long list to go through, so I hurried the players along to the zodiac set (which was away from the event area). The 2 catalogged it and I noticed when they said they were done a zodiac statue was missing… I assumed it was accidental, and McWaffle laughed and dropped it. Seeing that everything should have been there, I ended session.

Upon reorganizing, I found a total of 15 DLC items had actually been stolen, including 6 re-orderables (like my cool yellow refurnished rolling suitcase) and 9 non-orderables, which as you know if you’ve been reading my blog, have taken a LONG time to collect 😦

I was, at first, devastated. I contacted the other person who was there, and being a trustworthy friend, knew at once that it wasn’t him, but I made this offer to both him and McWaffle… “If you bring me the items back that were stolen, I will forgive you and dupe them to you for free”. I wanted to extend the courteous hand in the situation, and even though raged that someone just stole from me, wanted to play it cool. Of course, the entire time, all of the people who were going to come catalog were angry with McWaffle as well, and it blew into a big thing on the ACC thread. McWaffle finally messaged me back and said he stole some items. However, he only claimed he took 6 because “he thought they sounded cool”. And wouldn’t you know it… they were the 6 re-orderable items…

At this point, there was no reasoning with him. He just kept swearing on God that he only took 6 from me. Rather than try to refute with an incompetent 13 year old (this coming from me… 22 years young lol 😛 ), I turned to the community. I had a total of 5 complete strangers offer to dupe me and outright give me pieces of their personal DLC collections to rebuild mine. I was shocked, such a bittersweet moment that on one hand, there’s McWaffle stealing items, and on the other, so many players coming together to help get me all my missing items back.

SO! The moral of the story is this. I will, in future catalog events, make sure things stay in piles. I will double check EVERY item to make sure it hasn’t been taken from me, and I will always send players back home that don’t pay the ticket price lol. Although I feel bad for the McWaffle (not really, but several people, after reading this, my website, and my ACC rants won’t trade with him), you shouldn’t steal to get what you want. After all, with the era of duping upon us, why steal? That’s just taking away happiness from another player. Like me… If there hadn’t been people willing to get me back all of my missing items… that’s just a lot of time wasted making trades and hard work.

Anyway, with that side not past us… Let’s move on!

One player in particular, cloudx3 on ACC, invited me to his town after he gave me some of his DLC items to help me out. I enjoyed his town! He had a triforce pattern on a tree trunk, which for those of you that don’t know, patterns can randomly appear on tree trunks after cutting down trees with a golden axe

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He also had a very funny face cutout standee… lol

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Returning home, I finally found that my turnips that I’ve been waiting for to rot had done so! This brought two new species into my encyclopedia… a fly and an ant!

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During the period of time where players came together to help me out, I actually got an event item that I had not yet collected, the cornucopia!

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On another note (completely aside from the rebuilding of my DLC collection) I was trading the pumpkin pie DLC stock that I had for real art items and other DLC that I had yet to get… One such item was the holiday stocking, not to be confused with Japan’s stuffed stocking, which is a European “Naughy-Or-Nice” day item!

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I also managed to conduct several trades and my museum was building up a better art collection than ever before!

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I noticed as I walked through town that Frank decided to wear the most stylish pattern possible… What up bro!

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I have also fully converted my basement from a game room (as I gave away my sloppy set last week in a giveaway) to a zen-zelda-like garden! It looks great so far!

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Many of you ask me what my position is on duping, and I would simply respond as this. If the act of duping does not inhibit the enjoyment a player has, then I personally don’t think there’s a problem with it. I found a friend online, who stuck behind me 100% during the McWaffle incident, who wanted to become duping partners. I figured I could use practice, since I’d never really done it before, and became quite good at it. In the end, I received the remaining New Year’s Hats I was missing…

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And also had an extra 7-11 set that I decided to auction off. I know some players frown upon this sort of activity, but I honestly just think about how happy the winner of the auction will be when they receive their 7-11 set. Why, when I completed mine just before duping came out… I was soo happy. Filled with joy 🙂

Now, if you remember last blog, I talked about Katrina opening a fortune shop and the methods to doing so… Well, she showed up in my town near the end of the week, and it was time to start visiting her! As you recall, I wouldn’t visit her with my main character, that would be at the end of my 20 total visits… So I created new character after new character…

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The good thing about this was, not only could I visit Katrina with new characters, I could grab a pumpkin pie for my stock as well! Katrina did give some weird stories throughout my visits that day…

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And at the end of the day… I had more pie than I had room for!

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Upon returning home, Victoria surprised me yet again (this girl.. She won’t leave me alone I tell you! Why doesn’t Erik come over and play??? It’s only Victoria… lol!)

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All jokes aside, I headed up to Nook’s Homes because I am still trying to reach 150,000 points. I’m getting close, but I’ll need to decorate with a little more ooomph if I’m to reach the big score!

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Katrina spewed out some more fortunes as my day of visiting continued…

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I then felt sure I had 20 total visits and visited her as “Cody”, which is me! She completed my fortune and at first, I was afraid I miscounted, because she said nothing about opening a shop 😦

However, as I went to walk out from her tent… She caught my attention!

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That’s when she spilled the beans and told me she was interested in opening up shop on main street! YES! After a long day’s work, I got my goal!

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Through the whole pumpkin pie sales, I also saw my bank account making great progress!

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I will one day reach the 100 million! It’ll just take a while lol. But I do want to get into the turnip trade one of these Sundays… lol, anyway!

Phineas arrived in town and gave me the Great Host badge! Apparently through all of the pumpkin pie buyers and everything, 100 more people have visited my town since the train station remodel! Thanks all!!

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The next morning, I noticed that the fortune shop had opened! The inside looks identical to Katrina’s tent, but the outside lies right by the Dream Suite on Main Street!

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Also, on Saturday, Gracie was visiting town to do a fashion check. As I haven’t had time to gather clothing and pass one yet, I decided to actually take part in it that day for the “historical” theme she set out…

Here’s what I came up with… (you can see a full list of items that will pass a themed fashion check on my website, http://animalcrossingnewleaf.moonfruit.com)

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Sexy, right?…. Well, I may not think so, but she loved it! One fashion check down! 🙂

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I also visited the fortune shop when it opened and Katrina warned me that bad luck was coming my way. However, she had a special item that could help me and would sell it to me for 10,000 bells! Of course, I accepted (after all, you know how anal I am about finishing my catalog)… So I got a celebration hat!

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On my way back through town, Cousteau recommended a public works project, a video screen! This is one I think will look cool down by my event plaza!

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I attended the fireworks show on Sunday night, getting myself a bulb bopper.. I’m trying to collect these things as this is the only place you can get them!

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This morning (monday) I did the “Bestbuy” router trick (see my website for more info) and was able to download the new Nintendo Zone DLC item, the afternoon-tea set! I’ve been waiting for this one for a long time! Whoo!

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For Next Week:

  • I will try to finish my art collection!
  • I will try to track down a fruit basket DLC item!
  • I will try to update my website with more info on upcoming DLC
  • I will try to try to do all of these things
  • The 28th of August is MY BIRTHDAY! I will update the post with information on special items I receive at this event! 🙂

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 12: Japanese DLC! And a new shop too!

On a first note of the day, I am proud to say that I finally met up with that Japanese player I keep talking about and got my hands on the rare DLC, including a cherry blossom clock, leaf bed, and sprout table! I will eventually have these available on my website (http://animalcrossingnewleaf.moonfruit.com) for any players who wish to come visit and buy them from me! The search for more Japanese exclusive items continues, but for now these are cool…

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Yesterday, I also designed a new shirt! Most of you don’t know who I am, but I’m actually a beach themed pop-rock music artist, and this shirt resembles a typical shirt I would wear in real life! So to see it turn out so great was awesome! The front says Hollister, which is a popular brand name on the US west coast, and the back says “Surf On” with a surfboard.

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Today was another rainy day in Trópica. It looks like my palm tree project is turning out nicely, you’ll just have to wait and see what I have in store…

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Also, my house upgrade came through with that left room! As the morning ensued, I had to do my regular island routine to rake in some bells and pay back the Nook man…

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But not without a little celebration first! I headed over to the town hall where Isabelle told me we will be celebrating the opening of the Dream Suite (despite my creepy adventure yesterday, I had good spirits haha)

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I checked out Trópica Orchards and everything is coming along nicely. Before you know it, this fruit will be available to the public. Can’t wait to invite others to come over here!

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To celebrate the Orchards, I made my next public works project a signpost that will be where my design is on the ground there. Of course, paying it off was no big deal at all…

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I next headed up to main street to check out my newly upgraded shop! I’m very impressed, right off the bat I got a slingshot, an item I’ve been graciously awaiting (as I’ve watched several balloons float on off into the sky….) Another great thing about this is the fact that two fortunes are available a day AND my catalog is finally accessable!!!

Today’s Nintendo items I received were the hero’s pants, a legend of Zelda item I believe, and another copy of the Master Sword which I will most likely be giving away.

I headed over to the post office and paid off my loan…..

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I decided on adding an extra room to my home rather than expanding at the moment. Then I’ll have all of my rooms and can focus on pure expansion. There was a cool oriental door that I almost bought rather than upgrading my house, but I decided it wasn’t for me.

The next thing that happened is something else I’ve been waiting for! Mable finally decided to talk to me about that QR machine.

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Now I can import designs by taking a picture of a QR Code with the 3DS. I think my “Surf On” Tee might become a QR item on my webpage, so keep checking in on that!

As an ending surprise for the day, I received a mannequin from Mable for purchasing so much stuff from them. I don’t know what the requirements are for getting one, so it came as a sort of shock to me.

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All in all, a great day! I won’t be updating the website until Monday, so hang tight if you’re waiting to come visit. Tomorrow should be a lazy day (not much time to play) but I still have a couple of things to look forward to in the morning…

For Tomorrow:

  • Public works project, the signpost, will be completed. I will then start another… maybe Resetti Surveillance Center haha
  • Catalog items will arrive at my home. I ordered the Campus Set, a Japanese exclusive set, so we’ll see about it and get it available for the public.
  • Possibly look into QR coding my shirt design
  • Will that mystery shop between the Able Sisters and the Museum open tomorrow? We’ll see!