Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Aino's (and Bryan's) Adventures in Animachi, Week Five

Life in Animachi was a bit less frantic this week than it was in weeks one through four. That's not to say it was boring, though. For instance, Mayor Aino continued her quest to pimp out her ever-expanding, not-quite-humble abode--including the trippy "balloon room" that can be seen below.

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


Zaphod65 said...

I'm still not sure where Butch went when he left Dunwich. He may have moved to a village belonging to one of my sister's kids, but I haven't had a chance to ask them yet.

Francisco said...

HI How do you get so much money to buy so cool things ?

thegaygamer.com said...

Or he just disappeared into the ether. Either way, it's OK--I kind of like the idea of being surprised by the next villager(s).

By the way, you got my letter with the bamboo, right? Just making sure. If not, let me know and I'll come back--and this time I'll just drop it at your door.

Justin Difazzio said...

Hooray! Shirtless me! :-P I had a great time seeing your village and spending time there (as short as that was). And to everyone else, go see Bryan's town as soon as humanly possible. It's the most gorgeous town I've ever seen. Ever.

thegaygamer.com said...

Go to the island at night (after 8 pm) and hunt beetles and large fish until you fill up the box that's to the left of the door you go through to enter/leave the island. Go home, sell all of that at Re-Tail and earn tons of money! (I usually get about 350,000 Bells per trip.)

It's a bit boring, to be honest, but it's worth it to be able to afford the house expansions and public works projects in a timely manner.

thegaygamer.com said...

Yes, shirtless you! What an awesome design that is/was :) Anyway, thanks for visiting--I had fun, too. Hopefully you'll come back sometime? And hopefully you'll let me visit your town sometime, too?

Thanks for the kind words about my town, by the way. It's definitely not the most gorgeous town ever, but I am really happy with it.

I'm amazed by how much laying down a simple path helped with that, TBH. I've never laid paths before in AC, but this time decided to try it. Anyway, I'd highly recommend it to anyone else playing this game!

Justin Difazzio said...

I plan to throw a path down at some point, but I haven't seen a tileset that I really like yet...

Francisco said...

I do it always, it's boring. I thought there was other way to make more money! Thank you!

thegaygamer.com said...

Well, you could always put some of the money you've already made into the Stalk Market, as that can make you a LOT more money, as far as I'm aware. For whatever reason, though, I've never tried it!

thegaygamer.com said...

Oh, I understand that--it's kind of overwhelming, isn't it?

Here are some good sites to visit for path designs, BTW:



Nightmare Bruce said...

Oh, I love your study (and Justin's shirtless shirt). My townsfolk are calling me Pookie now and saying "na' mean" after every sentence...I regret teaching that one to Jay now.

Your villagers are adorable too! My favorite neighbor Tabby is moving out today but I'm grateful to have fan favorite Julian living there, haha.

Zaphod65 said...

I got the letter with the bamboo.

And you should visit the upstairs bedroom in my house sometime. The sign out front of the house is nothing. The back wall is beefcake posters from one side to the other. lol

thegaygamer.com said...

Great! Also, you know what? I don't think I've ever even been in your house! Next time, no question :)

thegaygamer.com said...

Thanks, Jeremy! The study has changed a bit since I snapped this shot--in a good way, I think.

As for Tabby moving: what? Damn, I had her in the first AC and I loved her. I don't know who Julian is, though. Hmmm.

BTW, I added you as a 3DS friend, but I don't think you've done the same yet. Here's my FC if you're still interested: 3050-8125-7171

Nightmare Bruce said...

Oops, I forgot to do that :^u Okay, you're registered!

Julian is new to New Leaf, I believe...he's kind of a yaoi unicorn, haha.

thegaygamer.com said...

No worries! Now we have to find a time for one of us to visit the other's town :)

Also, I just looked up Julian--I love him! Of course, I have a soft spot for this game's horses, for some reason. My current town has Winnie, who I like well enough, and my last AC town (the GC version) had Savannah, who is one of my favorite villagers ever.

RetroKingSimon said...

This game looks so good I even almost want a 3DS! I wish I was KK Slider's friend :(

thegaygamer.com said...

It *is* good, Simon--better than that, actually--and well worth owning a 3DS for. Maybe you should ask Santa for one :)

RetroKingSimon said...

Haha, Nintendo will probably have replaced the 3DS by then :P

thegaygamer.com said...

By the end of this year? I don't think so. It's just starting to take off in the States (and probably Europe, too?), thanks to this game. I'd say we have a few years left with it. Anyway, I'm sure you'll be able to pick up an OG 3DS pretty cheaply later this year if you really want to ;)

Monster_Hunter2882 said...

One of my town's residents (it was Peck) also suggested "Beefcake" as my nickname. Now pretty much all of the residents call me Beefcake which I have to admit I don't mind being called that. Unfortunately the catchphrase they all want to say is "Blih" which is probably the worst catchphrase ever plus I would prefer them to all have a unique catchphrase. I'd also like to point out that we both have Blue Bear in our towns.

Also I was wondering when you built the cafe did you get the perfect town rating because I did and I've read many other people have also, so I'm thinking maybe the cafe and similar public work projects might be required to get a perfect rating.

thegaygamer.com said...

Ah, yes, the infamous 'blih.' I remember one of my neighbors in the first Animal Crossing liked to use that phrase. She was a goat, I believe, and I didn't like her much :P

As for needing a cafe to achieve a 'perfect town' rating: I'm not sure! I've definitely read that anywhere, and I can't remember if I got the rating before or after the cafe opened. Hmmm!