They certainly were filled with a smidge of intrigue, as it was revealed that Barold, Rodney and Snake all are gay.
OK, so maybe that's a stretch, but the conversations above at least suggest they could be gay.
Hamlet isn't gay--or at least I don't think he is--but he is a bit fidgety, as evidenced by his recent urge to leave the, er, hamlet of Animachi for greener pastures.
Being the meanies they are, Aino and Bryan didn't try to stop him, even though they like him quite a bit. Unfortunately, he's one of two hamsters in Animachi, and one of two jock villagers, and Aino and Bryan prefer Rodney and Snake when it comes to hamsters and jocks, respectively, so ... Hamlet had to go.
Only he didn't. Move out, I mean. The day before he was about to do so, Aino checked in on him and when she did she was informed that he would be sticking around for a while longer. (Yeah, right; she's heard that before.)
Which would've been all well and good, but around that same time Filbert wandered into town to make use of its campground. With Hamlet staying put, the adorable blue squirrel wasn't able to fill his spot as Animachi's tenth villager.
Aino got over her disappointment rather quickly thanks to the professionally shot photo Ankha gave her after she completed some gargantuan task (like catching and handing over a coelacanth).
Not only that, but Ankha had personalized her photo with a bit of info about herself--including her favorite saying.
Appropriately gloomy, don't you think?
Far less gloomy was Gracie's first appearance in Animachi. OK, so she was as stuck up as always, but what else should one expect from a run-in with Gracie?
One thing neither Aino nor Bryan expected from Gracie's visit was to be forced into participating in something called "Gracie's Fashion Check."
Thankfully, Gracie's level of taste isn't an astronomical as it first seemed, as she "passed" Bryan with the following "sporty" get-up.
In other exciting news (or at least Aino and Bryan found it exciting), Aino completed the Animachi Museum's dinosaur collection after she dug up and handed over to Blathers a Parasaur torso.
Speaking of torsos, Bryan recently made another trip to Dunwich (again of The Dunwich Hoarder fame), and when he did so he encountered the following in front of Mayor Terry's home:
He found additional torsos (and more) inside the above-mentioned house.
Something else may have transpired in that room at a later time, but Bryan was sworn to secrecy. Shhhhhh!
See also: previous 'Adventures in Animachi' posts