Week six was a pretty low key one for Aino, the Magnificent Mayoress (that's what she's requiring her underlings to call her at the moment) of Animachi, and her cohort, Regular Ol' Citizen™ Bryan, as you're sure to see while taking in the following photo diary.
That's not to say it was without its thrills, though. Case in point: a rather fabulous lighthouse was built (overnight, of course) near the town's most precipitous cliff.
Also, Animachians were treated to a stunning meteor shower for the majority of one evening.
And then there was the morning when both Bryan and Aino were handed golden watering cans in recognition of all the hard work they did (not much, to be honest) to maintain Animachi's "Perfect Town" status.
All of those events paled in comparison to the one documented in the photo below, though.
Why was the unearthing of yet another boring fossil considered such a momentous occasion? Because it had laid, maddeningly undiscovered, for about three or four weeks--during which time Aino and Bryan nearly tore out their hair in search of it. (Because, you know, it meant they only were able to dig up three, rather than four, fossils each day.)
Nearly as thrilling, but a tad less dramatic: Aino and Bryan both took on glamorous part-time jobs as baristas at The Roost last week.
That hasn't kept either of them from their regularly scheduled globetrotting adventures, however; with Bryan's 1,000,000th trip to Dunwich being especially noteworthy thanks to how he was greeted by that town's mayor this time around.
Thankfully, Terry had a stash of such harnesses and shared one of them with Bryan. (OK, so Bryan actually brought his own. You never know when you're going to need it!)
It seems Terry must wear his harness quite often while carrying out his mayoral duties, as none of Dunwich's residents seemed all that shocked to see Bryan in one while begging for signatures for Rodney's surprisingly timely "Appreciating Hipsters" campaign.
Sadly, Bryan's harness was nowhere to be seen during Animachi's Second Annual Bug-Off, which took place on Saturday.
That's because Aino banished him to her dungeon-slash-basement to scrub the floor (with his tongue, of course) while she cleaned up in a less literal manner.
Yep, Aino crushed her Bug-Off competition with a (usually unheralded) goliath beetle. She didn't participate in order to take home (another) shiny golden trophy, though; no, she took part so she could nab as many pieces of adorable insect furniture as possible.
Sadly, she failed to nab a few select pieces of that phobia-crushing set--namely, the caterpillar and stag beetle chairs.
Should any of you have an extra of either of them that you'd be willing to sell or trade (I have extras of most of the rest of this set, plus tons of Nintendo and other pieces), please let me know in the comments section below or via twitter.
See also: previous "Aino's (and Bryan's) Adventures in Animachi" posts