What has happened since then? For starters, Halloween happened.
Mayor Aino's favorite part of this spook-tacular holiday? Scaring the crap out of her neighbors--especially the ones who didn't vote for her during the last election.
Halloween wasn't the only cause for celebration in the last four or five weeks. Another: Snake's birthday on Nov. 3. Aino got him a treadmill as a joke, but Snake actually seemed to like it so she did her best to stifle her giggles after he opened it.
Aino and her fellow Animachians also celebrated the grand opening of Katrina's fortune teller shop earlier this month.
Sure, it could be a bit more visually appealing, but it still looks better than the defiled trash can that used to fill this empty alley.
Speaking of grand openings, Animachi recently welcomed the T&T Emporium to its main street, too.
The highlight of this gigantic, multi-floored store for Bryan: Gracie Grace's shop--despite the fact that its proprietress is a bit on the (strange and) snobbish side.
Although the fair citizens of Animachi said a good number of "hellos" in the last month or so, they also said a few "goodbyes." Case in point: Poppy decided to move to greener pastures shortly after Halloween. (Hopefully it wasn't because of that prank Bryan pulled on her?)
Oh, well, at least she sent Aino an adorable framed photo of herself on her way out of town.
Not wanting to be left out, Rizzo also mailed a photo of himself to Aino--although he's staying put for the time being. (Don't tell anyone, but Aino isn't entirely sure what she thinks of that last bit.)
Who moved in to fill the hole left by Poppy? Oh, just THE MOST HIDEOUS CREATURE TO EVER WALK THE FACE OF THE EARTH.
Yes, that's Paula (aka the most hideous creature to ever walk the face of the earth) in the screenshot above. And, yes, that's Aino watching with evil glee as Paula and her creepy blond hair (held in place by a butt-ugly headband) struggle to free themselves from a well-placed pitfall.
Hey, that's what you get when you traipse around town and say "yodelay" all day.
In less creepy, and more uplifting, news: Animachi's bulletin board was recently updated to warn citizens that the snowy season is on the way.
Although that caused a couple of villagers to fall into a deep depression, it had the opposite effect on new resident Arle, who whipped up the holiday-themed sweaters shown above shortly after she swept into town.
Look for QR codes for all of her designs to be shared here--as soon as that skank Sable allows Arle to use her sewing machine.
See also: previous 'Adventures in Animachi' posts