Space Traveler

Aurora recently sent me an A shirt in the mail. I decided to wear it for a while. I’m guessing the “A” stands for Aurora. Maybe she’s claiming me or something?

Jeff, wearing an A shirt, in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

I’ve continued giving away some items to people lately. Someone left me a bag of bells even though I said I didn’t need the money, so I decided to give it away as well. I tried dropping it on a Club Tortimer island, and a Japanese player seemed to think it was an accident. 😛

Japanese player: U dropped money !Even though he didn’t need or want the money, I found someone else who gladly accepted it.

Nathalie: Thanks! :)

Back in Forest, I apparently did something that made Boots sad. I might have declined his request to play hide-and-seek.

Boots: I guess I'll just do some quiet, contemplative weight lifting by myself then. In a river.

Kate let me visit Reese’s RV, and I was surprised to see Reese talking about road rage. 😛 Thanks again, Kate!

Reese: What can I say? I just get SO ANGRY when other drivers don't follow the rules.Look at this fossil I dug up! I’ve never seen this one! 😉

Look! I dug up a fossil!

The fishing tournament was held on Saturday, but I didn’t participate. I was able to check out the winners’ ceremony, though. Vivian was the big winner, while Aurora won 2nd and Hornsby won 3rd.

Chip declares Vivian the winner of the fishing tournament in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.I’ve mentioned some good experiences on Club Tortimer recently, and I’ve had more of them over the past week.

Celebrating a successful island tour.

I met Mario on a Club Tortimer island.

But I also had this. This guy’s first words to me, completely unprovoked, were “pls get out.” The shop selection wasn’t very good, so I was happy to leave him behind. 😛 As I was leaving, he said that he blocked me. 😛

Foreign player: pls get outLater, I helped Ghost get enough visitors to her town so that she could upgrade her train station. She even let me join her at her town tree to check the number of visits she’s had.

Sitting at the town tree of Hollow with Ghost.

Once she reached her goal, we celebrated with an obligatory Shrunk Funk Shuffle. I wanted to fire off some party poppers, but I didn’t have any. 😛

On Facebook, I gave away more items over the weekend. I even saw TZ again and I gave her some beans.

T Zelda: Yay bird food!

Colin dropped off Katie at my town on Friday, and by Sunday, Katie was ready to explore a new place. I found someone on Facebook to take her; her town name provided for some interesting dialogue from Katie.

Katie: OK, I'm gonna go see what My Anus is all about!

My visiting spree appeared to be paying off when Agent S told me she has heard I’m a pro visitor. I’m pretty sure nobody’s ever said that about me before.

Agent S: Hey, muffin! I keep hearing people say you're totally a pro visitor!Yesterday, Vivian suggested a new PWP (public works project) for me. She wants me to add a hot spring to town!

Vivian: Good. So I think I'm going to tell Isabelle my bright idea. We need a hot spring!

That was the last of the snooty PWP suggestions I needed! In fact, I believe all of the non-bridge PWPs have been suggested and added to my list now! (You can’t get new bridge suggestions when you already have three bridges.) Anyway, this is what the hot spring looks like.

Hot spring PWP: 98,000 bells.

It is a nice one, and I may consider it if/when I decided to add a new project to town. It would have been a fun one to glitch into though; too bad Nintendo fixed the net glitch with the Welcome Amiibo update.

As for Vivian, I still don’t plan on letting her move out anytime soon. Of course, it takes forever for the Welcome Amiibo villagers to ask about leaving anyway. So if you’re wondering who I’ll let leave next, I think it’ll be Lily.

I made some more train visits, including to Ashe’s town. She was looking for a mermaid dresser, so I bought one on the island and took it to her.

Ashe: Hello.

And late last night, I finally saw what I’ve been dying to see: Phineas!! He gave me the Space Traveler badge for making 500 visits to other towns!

I got the Space Traveler badge! Looking for someone to travel with? Look no further!Space Traveler: A badge for players who never stop traveling.

This badge took me forever–four and a half years! And I still would have been waiting if I hadn’t made a concerted effort to make lots of visits over the last several weeks. This is what my badge collection screen currently looks like.

My badge collection as of November 21, 2017.

There are only two badges left, but I’m not worrying about getting them anytime soon. The weeding badge could take me another year or two, and I may never get the gold StreetPass badge. So here is a GIF showing my badge progress over the past four years.

Jeff's badge collection in Animal Crossing: New Leaf from December 2013 to November 2017 (animated GIF).

Today, Harvey had a basic display stand for sale at the campground. I thought this would look better in Booker’s house than the tables I was currently using, so I bought it. Of course, I’ll need a lot more of them. But fortunately, I have Candi’s Welcome Amiibo card, and she has the stand in her RV. So I scanned her card and ordered three more.

Inside Candi's RV.

I’ll need to repeat this a few more times, but Booker’s house will look a lot better once I’m done.

My recent dream visitors have been Grey from Softspot, Beth from Ponytown, Sienna from Dogster, Lara from Polen, and Din from Labrynna. Thanks for stopping by!

Boots’ Pic

Last week, Colin came over for a short visit to see my museum exhibits. I saw that one room had my creepy furniture and some pumpkin heads… I forgot all that stuff was in there! In fact, I was wondering what happened to all the pumpkin heads I used to have. They were up here all along! Oops!

Jeff: I forgot it was here!After one of my villagers gave me a boxing barricade on Friday, I noticed another boxing barricade on sale at Re-Tail. So I put mine up next to it, for the moment at least. 😛

Two boxing barricades next to each other at Re-Tail.Over the weekend, Boots asked me for some fruit. I gave him a perfect orange (that I got from Squishy), and he rewarded me with his picture! Finally!

Boots: Here you go! It's a gently used Boots's pic! Enjoy!

I took it home to get a good look at it. His favorite quote is “Strength lies in muscles.”

Boots' pic in Animal Crossing: New Leaf for Nintendo 3DS.

Just like week, I once again found Bob sleeping on a bench. But this time, he was on the yellow bench in the southwest part of town.

Bob sleeps on a yellow bench in ACNL.

I had perfect oranges as my premium item on Sunday, so I let Squishy know. She came over to smuggle sell some oranges. She also gave me a basket of oranges so I can keep spoiling my villagers. Thanks, Squishy!

Squishy arrives at the Forest train station in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

Kiwi recently let me visit Raddle’s RV. He’s an unusual looking frog (then again, many frogs in the game look a bit odd). He’s a black frog with yellow dots, wearing a surgical mask.

Raddle in his RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf for Nintendo 3DS.

Since I’ve still had Zelda music in my head lately, I changed my town tune to Saria’s Song (aka the Lost Woods theme from Ocarina of Time).

Isabelle: Oh my! What a wonderful theme! It's like...music to my ears! Literally!

Bunny from Tiger was giving away some items tonight, and I picked out a Pondering music box. I picked it up at her town, and then put it in my house. Thanks, Bunny!

Bunny from Tiger and Jeff.

When I spoke to Big Top, he kept telling me about chats he’s had with people. He mentioned three people that haven’t even played in my town for years…and one of them isn’t even on my friend roster any more. I guess the elephant has a long memory.

That’s how Bob was in my ACCF town. He was a long-time resident who had chatted with almost everyone I had played with. And I was very sad when Bob moved away. In a way, Big Top is like the Bob of New Leaf (even though I also have Bob in New Leaf…and Aurora has been in New Leaf Forest even longer than Big Top).

But anyway, Big Top asked for a new catchphrase to replace “on Switch.” So I told him to say “up my nose.”

Big Top: Calm down, boss. I want you to speak slowly, up my nose!

My recent dream visitors have been Elliott from Forest, Jamie from Maywood, Tiffany from Ganache, Cheese from St Binah, and Mayounna from Amy Rose. Thanks for stopping by!

Revisiting Club Tortimer

Britt recently let me visit Billy’s RV. Thanks, Britt! 🙂 I needed the black phone for Booker’s house. But when I saw this hideous “lucky doll,” I had to order it as well. 😀

Billy: Pretty sweet ride, huh? And it's big enough for a total-body workout. Let's do some spins! Wheeeee!For now, I just put in my Halloween themed room with all the other creepy items.

My room of spooky/creepy items.

I visited Merka’s town over the weekend. We uh, planted some beans.

Jeff and Merka throwing beans in the New Leaf town of Muffy.I had a chat with some of her villagers, and I apparently made Drake sad when I told him the town was dirty. Oops. 😛

Drake: I can't believe you think our town is dirty.After a night at the Zelda Symphony on Saturday, I found six new StreetPass homes in the Happy Homes Showcase. I made sure to check out all of their houses.

Six people in the Happy Homes Showcase.On Sunday, my bank account balance reached 103 million bells.

In addition to giving some things away on Bell Tree and Facebook lately, I’ve also been visiting Club Tortimer. It’s mainly been to look for rare items in the shop (to then give away). But I’ve also met some interesting people. Olivia put on this werewolf hood, and then she started howling and growling.

Olivia, wearing a werewolf hood: OWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!Olivia: grrrrrrrr!I’ve also gone on some tours while on the islands.

Tortimer: For your outstanding performance, you've earned a Gold Tortimer award and 7 medals!On Monday, Vivian suggested a new PWP (public works project)! She said we should build a modern bench in town.

Vivian: A modern bench! You do agree, right? RIGHT?This is what it looks like. Honestly, it looks kind of plain. I normally like the modern PWPs, but this one looks like sit. 😛

Modern bench PWP: 52,800 bells.Lily asked me to fetch Bob for her. When I told Bob the news, he seemed afraid of Lily! He asked me to come along to protect him! From Lily? Wow, Bob is such a scaredy-cat!

Bob: You're coming with me, right, muffin? I need you to protect me if Lily's mad at me!But of course Lily wasn’t mad at Bob. She heard Bob was looking for her, but it turns out he just wanted to know how to spell a word! Except that he couldn’t remember what the word was. 😛

Bob: Oh, right. I wanted to ask you how to spell something. But I can't remember what word it was...I found Rolf sitting on the metal bench, so I had a seat next to him.

Rolf and Jeff sitting on a metal bench PWP.Later, I found Bob in the same spot, although he was taking a cat nap. I sat next to him, but I didn’t wake him up.

Bob sleeping on a metal bench.On another Club Tortimer visit, I went on a gardening tour with Jacob. We won the gold Tortimer award, and Jacob seemed really happy about it. 🙂

Jacob, on Club Tortimer: Awesome, a gold award!On the international island, I ran into a Japanese player who gave me a basket of each perfect fruit. That was nice of her.

Jeff: Oh, thank you!

Miiverse closed late last night, and I have not earned any more badges. Although I think I must be getting close to earning the gold visitor badge. I figured that I could perhaps edit my previous badge screen image once I get that one, so I’m not posting that GIF of my badges just yet. Hopefully soon, though! Don’t worry, I’m not going to wait for the weed-pulling or StreetPassing badges. Those could take years.

My recent dream visitors have been Fingus from Catville, Linkling from Poké, D1PP3R from Huricane, Colin from Domden, Haliegh from Mahogany, and Luna from Patue. Thank you all for visiting!