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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
Saturday, August 16, 2014
August Bug-Off

The Bug-Off insect-catching competition was held today, but I played much too late in the day to participate. I still talked with the judge Nat, and he told me that Friga was today's winner with a 60-point mantis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I went to the Roost to catch K.K.'s Saturday night performance. I asked him for a sad song, and he played K.K. Ballad for me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I don't have many flowers that still need watering, since I have all my paths lined with gold roses. But I still make the same walk around town, talking to the animals that are out. In Melba's case, I stopped and waved to her.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My night was pretty uneventful. But as a reminder, the fireworks festival is tomorrow night. So check that out if you're interested. It will be the third of five shows this month. 


Posted by jvgsjeff at 11:40 PM EDT
Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014 11:41 PM EDT
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
ACCF Wi-Fi Moments #61

Without further ado, here is ACCF Wi-Fi Moments #61!

If you have any trouble viewing the embedded video, you can also view it on Youtube. The video includes over 10 minutes of unseen footage, some of which dated all the way back to 2010. There is still one more video to come, and it will focus on the finale night of May 19th

As for today's goings-on, I got Wendy's goodbye letter in the mail. It's sad to see her go, but it's hard to keep animals around when you don't play every single day. Sometimes it's hard even when you do play every day. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And of course her house left behind a bare spot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I went in to talk to Lily, and she was telling me it's nice to pick some flowers from outside and put them in your house. And I never tire of her catchphrase.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angus was sick to the stomach(s), so I went to the store and bought some medicine for him. He started feeling better right away.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kiki asked me to make a delivery to Ribbot, so I agreed to help her out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surprisingly, she sent him a wave-breaker! I returned to Kiki and told her the job was done, and she rewarded me with a kitchen tile.

 


Posted by jvgsjeff at 12:01 AM EDT
Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014 12:49 AM EDT

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