As effervescent as that room is, Aino doesn't spend much time in it. Instead, she spends most of her time in her brand new (and still-in-the-works, admittedly) study.
Aino also erected a few more public works projects in the past week, including this "illuminated heart":
And this "stone tablet":
As exciting as those events were for the citizens of Animachi, both pales in comparison to the opening of the town's first cafe.
That's not to say Aino ran around like a headless chicken the entire week. She also relaxed a bit. Case in point: one day, she spent a few minutes (with Ankha and Winnie) taking in the sight of a double rainbow.
She also had a nice--if exercise-centric--chat with her main "brozinsky," Hamlet.
She hoped to have a similarly enchanting tête-à-tête with Barold, but, well, those of you who've met him know how can be...
In related news: Snake took to calling Bryan "beefcake" this week--which wasn't altogether off-putting.
Speaking of beefcake, Bryan made yet another trip to Dunwich (again, of The Dunwich Hoarder fame), during which he encountered the following:
He also had his first run-in with boyfriend-to-be Butch. Sure, he's a bit of a downer, but look at those biceps!
Sadly, although Bryan threw himself at Butch (over and over and over again), Butch never took him up on any of his "offers."
Back home, Bryan finally introduced Justin (aka Viewtiful_Justin) to the sights and scenes of Animachi--or, rather, he would have if the pair hadn't spent so much time watching Aino's "home videos" while perched on the mayor's patchwork sofa.
They did get in a bit of fishing before Justin had to head back to his own town, though--despite the fact that Justin wasn't exactly dressed for the occasion.
While the boys were fooling around, Aino was exploring Nintendo of Japan's town via Animachi's Dream Suite. By far, the most exhilarating part of the whole experience for her (she even said so in her pink, faux-leather diary) was this Pikmin-themed room:
This Tingle "photo face board" was pretty awesome, too, it has to be said.
In fact, Aino thought it was so sweet that she brought a copy of it back to Animachi--and had the resulting product placed just outside of Bryan's home.
Unsurprisingly, none of Animachi's citizens showed up to participate in that project's "completion ceremony."
Finally, Animachi welcomed a new villager at the end of last week, with the villager in question being Poppy the squirrel.
Will a 10th villager join her next week? Tune into the sixth installment of "Aino's (and Bryan's) Adventures in Animachi" to find out!
See also: previous "Aino's (and Bryan's) Adventures in Animachi" posts