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Sunday, August 31, 2014
Rib-Bye

After spending nearly an hour looking for an oak silk moth for Kiki last night, I didn't want all that effort to go to waste. So I started the game up today and quickly took her the bug. She thanked me for it, and rewarded me with...752 bells. Seriously? I guess all that effort did go to waste after all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The funniest part was that she said "I don't really know if it's your style, but I hope you like it." 

Anyway, tonight was the last fireworks festival of 2014. I stopped over at town hall to speak with Tortimer; he was handing out some sparklers and Roman candles. I'm not so sure that he's giving good advice, however:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I went over to a bridge (my usual spot) to watch some of the fireworks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also lit a Roman candle while I was there. Who says there's anything wrong with burning bridges?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But the night wasn't all happiness and explosions and fire. My heart sank when I went into Ribbot's house and saw that he's all packed up and ready to move out of town! Why do the good ones always leave?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On that sad note, I ended my game for the night.

Keep an eye out for my Wi-Fi Moments finale video coming out later this week! 


Posted by jvgsjeff at 12:01 AM EDT
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Bug-Hunting for Kiki

I went to the Roost tonight to check out the weekly musical performance. I asked K.K. for a random song, and he played K.K. Ragtime for me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I spoke with Kiki outside, and she asked me for an oak silk moth. I agreed to help her out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lily the frog asked me for a new greeting, so I told her to say "I'm into hip hop."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As I made my way around town, I was keeping an eye out for an oak silk moth. I also caught some other valuable bugs, too. When I chatted with Mallary, she was interested in my goliath beetle; she even said I look less handsome carrying it around!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She offered me a kitschy tile for it. Not a fair trade, but I was feeling generous, so I went ahead and made the deal. 

Near the top of my waterfall, I saw a scorpion walking around. As I walked towards it, it fell off the cliff. I got my net out, and it was trying to get me...even though it couldn't reach me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I just walked to the left and it followed. But I led it right into the river, where it died a watery death.

After nearly an hour of searching, I finally found an oak silk moth. Kiki wasn't at home, so I circled around town trying to find her. After I made a full loop back to her house, I saw that she was now asleep for the night! Ugh! Are you kidding me?

 


Posted by jvgsjeff at 12:01 AM EDT
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Fireworks Festival 2014

In Animal Crossing: City Folk (and New Leaf as well), fireworks festivals are held on Sunday nights in August. Tonight was my first time this year attending the City Folk fireworks. Mayor Tortimer can be found at town hall, talking about how great the fireworks are. He also hands out roman candles and sparklers so that you can have your own fireworks in addition to the bigger ones up in the sky.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The music that plays during the event is festive and cheery, if a bit repetitive. And yet, it gave me an overwhelming feeling of sadness. This year is the first without online play for Wii games, so the happy music rings hollow. I'm reminded of the fun I had in fireworks festivals of the past. Sliding on the beach, waxing Tortimer's shell with Megan, Egbert pecking at my Napoleonfish, and even Ben trying to burn my house down. I imagine it might be like walking around inside an amusement park that was closed down. All that remains are memories and ghosts.

For blog entries of happier fireworks festivals from 2012, see thisthis, and/or this

I continued my walk around town. Ribbot was determined to find out where they're shooting off the fireworks from. He figured they must be nearby because of how loud the fireworks are.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In what was one of my primary flower breeding grounds, I found a new black rose. But what once might have been a happy discovery now means very little. I no longer need additional flowers for my town, which is a good thing...and yet a bit sad at the same time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When I spoke with Melba, she wondered aloud what was so fascinating about fireworks. They're beautiful for a moment, and then they're gone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After completing my walk around town, I stopped on my southern bridge to enjoy the fireworks. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you missed the fireworks tonight, there's still one more show next Sunday (August 31st). See you next time. 


Posted by jvgsjeff at 11:58 PM EDT
Updated: Monday, August 25, 2014 12:01 AM EDT
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Friga's Fridge

I went to the Roost tonight to catch a performance from K.K. I asked him to play me a random song, and he sang K.K. Ragtime.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Further south from the museum, I saw Lily across the river and I stopped to wave at her. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A bit later on, I ran into Friga. She saw something in my pockets that she wanted: a retro fridge! I can't say I'm surprised; she's cool like that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She offered to trade her bubble shirt for it, and I agreed to the trade. I didn't need the shirt of course, but I try to be nice every once in a while.

Not much else happened on this quiet Saturday night, but the fireworks festival is tomorrow. I plan on attending the event, so I should be back with another update tomorrow. See you then! 


Posted by jvgsjeff at 12:01 AM EDT
Updated: Sunday, August 24, 2014 12:45 AM EDT
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Carmen Moves In

I noticed a new house while making my rounds tonight, and I checked out the sign out front. It belongs to Carmen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had a Carmen in my GameCube town before, but that wasn't the same character...that was a mouse! This Carmen is a bunny.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I guess she's okay, but I don't see her becoming one of my favorites.

Outside, I walked a bit too close to a scorpion, and he was on alert. I tried backing up and getting my net out, but since he was already on alert, he charged at me. I took a swing, and I missed. He got me. R.I.P. Jeff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When I ran into Ribbot, he asked me to make a delivery to Angus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angus was in his house nearby, so it was an easy delivery. The package contained a robo-sofa. Typical gift from Ribbot. When I returned to the robotic frog, he thanked me for making the delivery and gave me a retro fridge as a reward.

When I went to visit Kiki, she was reminiscing about her time in Yann's town Tropical. She seemed to be missing Yann's other character, Matteo.

 


Posted by jvgsjeff at 12:01 AM EDT
Updated: Sunday, August 24, 2014 12:46 AM EDT

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