As all two of you who enjoy reading these posts (I kid ... I think) surely figured out long ago, I failed to publish an update on Aino's and Bryan's "Adventures in Animachi" last week.
There were a few reasons for that, with the main one being that I didn't (and don't) want to turn this blog into little more than a dumping ground for my obsession-fueled Animal Crossing: New Leaf musings.
As such, don't expect to see another such update next week--or possibly even the week after. Although I have no plans to end this series anytime soon (I'm still far too obsessed with New Leaf to do that), I definitely want to spread out these posts a bit from here on out.
With that out of the way, let's get to what actually happened in Animachi over the last two weeks, shall we?
The screengrab below does a more than acceptable job of summing up a good portion of the last two weeks in Animachi, actually, as both Aino and Bryan spent a lot of that time working on their homes and their wardrobes.
In the shot above, by the way, Aino is showing off her current "Hip Geisha" look as well as her cozy-as-all-hell study.
Moving along, here (above) is a glimpse of Aino's nearly finished kitchen. (All that's left to do is find and install the flooring that matches the wallpaper.)
It's a good thing she's been keeping up on her interior design hobby, as Barold popped in for a surprise visit the other day. Oddly, and unsurprisingly, he fell asleep--while standing--halfway through his so-called inspection.
Speaking of odd encounters, Aino recently had the following exchange with Ankha:
Lest you should think that exchange isn't so odd, here's a shot of the streetlight she'd like to see somewhere in Animachi:
Thankfully, Rodney quickly came to the rescue and suggested the magnitudes-more-interesting "cube sculpture."
Amazingly, Rodney's recommendation didn't win the "Best Public Works Request of the Last Two Weeks" award. No, that went to Bluebear, who, during a rather impromptu discussion one evening, basically begged for a police station to be built.
Here's the sight that greeted Aino and her fellow villagers the next morning:
Well, that and ... Booker.
Good old absent-minded--and completely adorable--Booker.
Although most of Animachi's citizens chattered on about the new "Classic Police Station" for the remainder of that particular week, Bryan and Aino quickly moved on with their lives.
Of course, it helps that both of them had more important things to do--such as work part-time at The Roost.
Bryan's been doing such a good job there, in fact, that Brewster recently gave him a homemade gyroid.
It now sits in a rather exalted spot within Bryan's Astro-themed bedroom. (Actually, a second one joined it yesterday, but Bryan was too lazy to snap a photo of it.)
Brewster also gave Bryan an extra cafe uniform last week.
Bryan originally deemed it too stuffy to use as "everyday wear," but he's now rethinking that opinion after Ankha handed him this stinging rebuke one night:
Thankfully, not everyone in Animachi is so harsh. Aino's aforementioned "Hip Geisha" look already has a fan, for instance. (And, shockingly, it isn't Rodney.)
Speaking of Rodney, the little dweeb (or is he a geek?) recently tried to swindle Aino by selling her a "dynamic painting" for 7,840 Bells.
Amazingly, he handed it over free of charge after she balked.
Of course, Aino's threats of immediate bodily harm (and worse) may have had something to do with that.
In lighter news, Aino's week was "made" in one fell swoop after she received a framed photo of Bluebear--and all she had to do to earn it was find the straightforwardly named villager a Horned Hercules!
If Aino could nab similar pics from Barold and Snake, I'm pretty sure she could die a happy "Hip Geisha."
Did I say that the above-mentioned experience made Aino's week? It did, of course, but it wasn't the only event that brought on feelings of euphoria.
The other revolved around Animachi's Town Tree growing large enough for Aino and others to sit on the brick wall that surrounds it.
Now that you've heard what transpired in Animachi over the last two weeks, what happened in your respective New Leaf towns in that time?
Feel free to share all of the details (or as many as you'd like) in the comments section below.
See also: previous 'Adventures in Animachi' posts