Buying a Festive Tree

As I started the game up today, I got Nan’s goodbye letter in the mail.

Dear Jeff, Today's my last day. I'm leaving Forest. Good-bye, Jeff. I hope you won't forget me! -Good-bye, Nan

I also received a letter from Mom (she sent me an apple), and my monthly statement from the Bank of Nintendo (informing me I earned 99,999 bells in interest for the month).

At Nook ‘n’ Go, I saw Nook had a large festive tree for sale. Since it’s December now, I bought it and put it in my house.

Tom Nook: Yes, a big festive tree. It costs 1,984 bells.

Samson was sick with a cold, so I gave him some medicine I had in my pockets. He flipped for it; I wonder if it was cheese flavored.

Samson flips as he takes some medicine.

Over by the waterfall, Kitty asked me for a new greeting. Since she was still wearing a skimpy bikini in the cold December weather, I told her to say “I feel so cold.”

Kitty: I feel so cold...You can see Wendell’s “mystery circle” patterns in that picture. Speaking of Wendell, he was in town again today. But I wasn’t looking for any of his designs, so I didn’t even speak to him.

Static asked me for a fossil, and he was lucky I was feeling generous today. I gave him a parasaur tail, and he seemed to enjoy it. In return, he gave me a TV with a VCR, which is nearly as old as the fossil. 😛

Static: You really came through for me there, buddy. I'd like you to have a TV with a VCR.

At the gate, I cleaned out the lost and found. I currently have 25 pitfall seeds, not counting the one that’s buried in the corner of town, or any that I may have in storage. Why am I hoarding pitfall seeds? Maybe I’ll put them to use at some point next year. 😉

Nan on the Lam

Nan is moving out of town; I found her all packed up and ready to go today. I don’t know why she’s running away, but I’m okay with it. She’s not bad, but I’m not really a big Nan fan.

Nan: Well, there's no point in hiding it. You've probably guessed, but I've decided to leave Forest.At Able Sisters, there was a Jingle shirt for sale. Since it’s almost December, I decided to buy it and put it on.

Over by the waterfall, Samson asked if I’d like to play a game of hide-and-seek. I agreed, so I had ten minutes to find Samson, Opal, and Benedict. I found Benedict after one minute and Opal after two minutes, so I thought it was going to be an easy game.

However, the timer kept counting down as I circled around town without finding the mouse man. But with two minutes to go, I found Samson behind a tree. He actually wasn’t far from where Opal was. It wasn’t easy, but I won the game. Samson rewarded me with a folding chair. Not a gyroid? Surprising.

Samson: OK, to commemorate your awesome victory, here's a folding chair for ya!I visited my newest neighbor, Champ the monkey, and he told me that he recently challenged Tangy to see who could stay awake the longest. It took him 98 hours, but Champ is the…well, champ.

Champ: But I have to say, it was tougher than I thought. Good thing I'm awesome.But staying awake for long periods isn’t the only thing Champ and Tangy have in common: They both own that cool train set. 🙂

I decided to shake a tree, and the very first tree I shook had a bee in it! But fortunately, I was able to catch the bee before it stung me.

I caught a bee! Bzz! Bzz! Bzz!Midge locked herself out of her house, but I didn’t bother helping her out. I saw Pete out delivering mail, which meant that today was not a UFO day. It’s been a year and a half since I’ve last shot one down (May 2016)! One of these days, I’ll shoot that ship down once again…

Harvest Festival 2017

Today is Thanksgiving in the United States, and Animal Crossing celebrates the occasion with the harvest festival. Tortimer was standing outside of town hall, next to tables full of fruit and side dishes…but no main course. Tortimer gave me a knife and fork.

Tortimer: Gobble dee HO! Gobble dee HAY! It's the Harvest Festival today!Tangy was using the holiday to…look for a boy? She was hoping a boy would fall in love with her after seeing her elegant cutlery moves. And she just happened to be wearing a very skimpy bikini as well.

Tangy: I'm hoping some handsome boy sees my elegant cutlery moves and totally falls for me, I'm a gem!
I don’t think your cutlery moves will be what catches their attention.

I soon found Franklin the turkey hiding behind Midge’s house. He seemed a little tense.

Franklin: I'm freakin' out here!I gave him the knife and fork, and he gave me a harvest lamp in return. I went back to Tortimer for another knife and fork, and continued my walk around town. The next time I found Franklin, he gave me a harvest dresser.

Franklin: You know what? Just to say thanks, I'll give you this harvest dresser.

Near the northwest bridge, I ran into Champ the monkey. Like PoizonMushro0m (Mike) pointed out in a comment last time, some people think Champ may really be Porter, who runs the train station in the GameCube game and in New Leaf. Champ’s catchphrase seems to support this theory, seeing that his catchphrase is “choo CHOO.”

Champ: Knowing that you look awesome is half of actually being awesome, choo CHOO!When I visited Benedict, he told me the plan for today: Stuff your face, complain about being full, and then go back for more.

Benedict: First you stuff your face, then you complain about how full you are, then you go back for more!Once I finished making my rounds, I focused on hunting down Franklin. I’d give him the knife and fork, get a piece of harvest furniture, get new cutlery from Tortimer, and then look for Franklin again.

Franklin: Don't eat me!

In all, I found Franklin ten times. I then sold the furniture for a total of 33,330 bells. It’s actually not worth as much as I was thinking; the spooky and Jingle sets are worth much more.

Happy Thanksgiving if you’re in the United States like me! And if not, I hope you enjoyed the harvest festival in any Animal Crossing games that you may have played today. See you next time!