Welcome to the fourth edition of Animal Crossing Chronicles. This feature originally began in January 2010 and has evolved into a diary following a new character in the town of Tokyo on the GameCube version of Animal Crossing. Each quarter, we will look at the life of Samus as she makes her way through Tokyo and learns the ropes of life.
Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011
I made a little headway on the loan as part of my New Year’s resolutions. I had about 120,000 Bells saved up
from my mysterious gift in December (just in time for Christmas!) so I paid 49,800 Bells today. This paid off my loan for the basement addition! I opted to get a larger main room, and it should be done tomorrow.
It snowed in December finally! I could attempt the snowman furniture collection, but it’s too aggravating. The balls have to be just right and, more often than not, mine are not. I will buy some more furniture, though, because I’ll be getting an upstairs addition pretty soon with a few more payoffs. I would like to move my bed and add a bath section upstairs so that I can entertain in the main room. Also, I’d like to be able to use my 8-mat tatami flooring again. I think I will be using the tea room wallpaper in the upstairs bedroom, but I haven’t really given it much thought.
I look forward to warm weather again already. It’s too cold here!
Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011
Today I was tasked with turning on the light in the Tokyo’s lighthouse. Tortimer asked me yesterday when I was running errands if I would do this for about a week. I didn’t want to because who knows when I’ll be outside again, but I agreed anyway because I’m nice. So I have to do this until the 22nd, which is next Saturday. If I can remember to do it after today, I will.
I made a big payment on my next loan as well. After Nook finished the latest upgrade, my bill jumped to 398,000 Bells. Since I had 90,000 Bells saved up, I used it to pay a little on the balance. I hope the next upgrade will be the upstairs room. I’m ready to move my furniture around.
Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011
So I thought I was doing something good and making progress in Tokyo. I added more furniture and to my surprise, I found that I was running out of room. I can’t have everything that I own in my living room! I don’t have the
upstairs bedroom yet, and I need some place to put all of my clothes. I bought some storage spaces, which is ridiculous. Why is it that the shelving only holds three items? They really should make them hold multiple items. That way I would save on space and not have to spend so many Bells just get the place organized.
I’m hoping that I have enough tickets at the end of the month to join in the raffle that Nook holds. Last month, I won a bunch of stuff because I had 45 tickets. It seems when you’re new in town you can easily rack up tickets because you have to spend a lot of money at the store.
Oh, and I’m not looking forward to Valentine’s Day. For the single people like me, it’s a made-up holiday. I don’t care.
Friday, Feb. 18, 2011
I caught a huge fish today! I think it was a stringfish. It was in the pond and I saw this huge shadow so I immediately pulled out my fishing rod and reeled it in. I don’t have to donate to the museum since Lyndsey and Jamie have already finished that task, so I’m selling it for the 15,000 Bells it will bring in.
I’ve steadily been making payments on my loan from Nook. What I usually do is make the rounds in Tokyo, looking for fossils and gyroids and then selling them the next day. You can only mail in three a day because that’s all that the Faraway Museum will accept. If you send in more, they won’t send them back and you will have lost them. I found
that out that hard way several weeks ago. It would have been nice for one of the other characters to tell me that! But I’ve been making money and every little bit helps. I pay 10,000 Bells everytime I finish up for the day. Slowly but surely this has helped knock down the money I have left. I hope pretty soon to take a break and go listen to K.K. Slider at the train station. He only shows up on Saturday nights but I need new music!
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Spring is here! It’s nice for all of the snow to be off the ground in Tokyo. Like my namesake, I can’t take the cold for very long (I love the Metroid reference I just made), and I’m glad it’s warming up again. I’ve started buying the spring tops and I’m going to start planting flowers around my house just as soon as I have time to pick out the types I want.
My spring project is remodeling the house. I think I want yellow and green in the rooms. I have stored mostly all of the green furniture that’s been offered at Nookington’s and I’m going to design a decent yellow wallpaper at the Able Sisters’ shop in a few weeks. Once I get the room addition, I will have the space to put everything, and I can stop storing furniture in letters at the post office. It also means I can sort of clear out my basement.
I finally met Sahara the other day. She’s … different. I did a trade with her. I gave her a carpet and 3,000 Bells and she gave me a special carpet. Truth be told, they’re not all that special, most of them. I like the Sand Garden pattern and that’s about it. I might use that in my room with the deer scare.
Friday, March 18, 2011
I meant to update on the February raffle. I didn’t win anything. I didn’t have nearly as many tickets as I thought I would at the end of the month. I got some tickets from Lyndsey, but it wasn’t really enough to do anything with. I like to think that maybe I will do something this month. I have another part of the house to outfit now and I plan to turn my basement into another area as well. So that means more furniture to be bought.
With spring around again, I decided it was time to catch insects again. And I did! I caught several species of butterflies that I didn’t have already and I’m working on catching a snail and a ladybug. They’re pretty rare but I know when they show up so it shouldn’t be too hard. I might keep the ladybug in the house. They’re cute bugs and I think it will look nice.