Let's get something monumental out of the way right of the bat in this installment of "Aino's (and Bryan's) Adventures in Animachi": Animachi finally has a proper town flag.
Here's a shot of Mayor Aino as she stands proudly beneath it:
Here's another look at it, in case you can't make out all of the details in the shot above.
The "A" is Animachi, of course--although a few of the town's snarkier citizens have suggested (in hushed tones, naturally) Aino may think it's supposed to represent and honor her on-going mayorship.
The figures that can be seen standing around the "A," by the way, are (from left to right) Ankha, Snake and Barold.
Hamlet, above, didn't make the cut, sadly. Is that what prompted him to pack up and leave town last week? No one knows, but at least a few Animachians suspect it may have been a factor.
Although both Aino and Bryan were sad to see the little jock go, the former was happy that the removal of his home meant an illuminated tower could be erected in its place.
The tower in question looks snazzy enough by day (above), but it looks nothing less than stunning at night (below).
Another reason Aino, especially, wasn't entirely gutted by Hamlet's departure: he sent her a framed photo of himself as a parting gift.
Speaking of villager photos: Aino also got Winnie's "pic" last week after completing an entirely mundane task for the long-faced lass.
With that photo, by the way, Aino now has four villager pics--one each from Bluebear, Hamlet, Katie and Winnie.
While Aino was whoring herself out (not literally) for villager pics, Bryan was redecorating his long-ignored home.
He began with his upstairs bedroom (above), which has a "robo" theme with a few space-y items thrown in for good measure.
The second room he tackled was the "west wing" of his main floor--which, as you hopefully can see in the screenshot above, has been made to look like the inside of a spaceship. (A spaceship piloted by a foursome of brewstoids, no less.)
Finally, he also redecorated his home's "east wing" to have an "astro" theme. (Note how his bed is situated so he sleeps between a pair of studly statues.)
When Bryan wasn't moving furniture in the last two weeks, he was traveling the globe--or at least traveling to Dunwich (yes, of The Dunwich Hoarder fame) to see his best bud, Terry. (Who's also been known to like a stud or two, it should be said.)
Bryan's main reason for taking yet another trip to Dunwich was so he could convince Lily the frog to fill Hamster's spot in Animachi, he also had a bit of fun--or maybe I should say "a bear-y good time"--with Terry.
Going back to Lily: she and her stuff showed up in Animachi two days after Bryan's visit.
While interacting with Aino, Lily's all "aw shucks" and "aren't I adorable?"
While interacting with Bryan, though, she's a bit, well, more saucy.
Sadly, Lily has yet to figure out that Bryan bats for the other team, so to speak, so she won't leave him alone. As such, Bryan decided to take some extreme measures in order to keep her at arm's length--such as by catching a scorpion and keeping it in a cage near his front door. (Lily detests skittering creatures.)
Bryan hasn't been the only Animachian to get a bit feisty this last week. Aino, for instance, went on a bit of a tree-whacking binge after she finally got her hands on a golden axe a few days ago.
Will the next installment of "Aino's (and Bryan's) Adventures in Animachi" show the town to be a barren wasteland thanks to Aino's crazed, tree-toppling excursions? I guess we'll find out about two weeks from now.
See also: previous 'Adventures in Animachi' posts