Snow + Fishing Tourney

November 17, 2011 at 11:48 PM | Posted in AC:GC journal | 14 Comments

Last Saturday I decided to check up on Ordale again for the first time since Halloween, still in rags :P, and the first thing I saw when I stepped outside (other than the junk and the ridiculousness that is my house) was snow falling! ๐Ÿ˜€ Though you can’t really see it good in this picture, there’s just a few flakes on my roof.

This weather report notice is labelled the same date, so maybe it’s Ordale’s first snowfall. I’m glad I didn’t miss it. ๐Ÿ™‚

I finally started to pick up all this junk on the ground. ๐Ÿ˜›

I also finally answered my blinking mailbox to go through mail from who knows what or when. ๐Ÿ˜› It was full of birthday letters, and there were two birthday letters from a few of the same people saying the same thing, maybe from previous years? ๐Ÿ˜›

I was somewhat reluctant to change my roof color and remove the rainbow pattern on the sign and door because they’re reflections of my tastes when I originally played this game many years ago. But if I’m going to continue playing in this town, I should have it reflect more of my current tastes, so I changed my roof color to classic red and removed the rainbow pattern from my house. Later on I’ll change the interior, too, based on what I have available in my catalog.

Yay, clean pavement! Though it’s already getting messy again. ๐Ÿ˜› I want to make my first Animal Crossing town really beautiful, so I’ve been buying flower and sapling bags, but until I make a gridded map and a plan for where flowers and trees will go, they’ll just litter the ground. ๐Ÿ˜›

Woo, found a shiny spot! ๐Ÿ˜€ I re-buried the money I dug up to see if anything cool would happen, but I don’t even think it had a chance to become a money tree because I didn’t use a golden shovel. xD It just became a regular tree…

In my first post on Ordale I showed you my main room and upstairs room, but not the basement because I couldn’t figure out how to turn the lights on. I think a notice pops up that you can turn the lights on with the Z button, so I should’ve payed closer attention. ๐Ÿ˜› Well, here it is, a strange mix of storage, outdoor furniture, and a bathroom. ๐Ÿ˜†

Haha, me too Rasher, nice to meet you ๐Ÿ˜›

Um, I think I’ll pass. xP In fact, I went in for the day after this, brrr.

The next day I saw a character who looked like me on the title screen (which made me miss green grass >_<), appropriately carrying a fishing rod because…

It was the Fishing Tourney! Well, it’s not that special, I think there’s one every Sunday this month. ๐Ÿ˜›

I was eager to participate, but first decided to meet another new neighbor:

I guess my town’s working its way back up to the maximum number of residents you can have in AC:GC, 15. Spork just moved into my AC:CF town, too ๐Ÿ˜›

Wow, after playing AC:WW so long, it was strange to see Tortimer wandering around. He gave me a trophy, but I forgot to see what it looks like. >_< And I wonder how it compares to what you get if you win the tournament?

The first thing I manage to catch is this old boot. -_- Fishing is a lot harder in this game than I remember. I swear I press the A button as soon as I see the ball go under water, but it’s almost never fast enough to catch any decent fish. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I don’t know what happened, some of my fondest memories of this game are fishing for hours in the rain catching tons of red snappers, barred knifejaws, and coelacanths.

Not really an impressive collection, but you can tell that I enjoyed fishing when compared with my bug list:

Haha, I remember most of the time I didn’t bother and just ignored bugs. ๐Ÿ˜›

After a few tries I caught my first real fish; it was just a sea bass, but I thought it might be good for the tournament, so I returned to the lake, where the judge’s tent is located.

All after the same fish ๐Ÿ˜›

I went to try from a different angle and found Freckles hogging the pier! Wow, busy ๐Ÿ˜€

Meeting Chip, the judge of the Fishing Tourney.

I can see why he was fired in AC:WW, this seems rather corrupt… >_>

Aww, I thought it would be perfect, the biggest bass you can get!

I started fishing in the river instead and these small bass weren’t too hard to catch, but with any larger fish shadows it was still just way too hard to press A in time. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

I took the small bass to Chip and he was only slightly more pleased with it than the sea bass.

Well, he was of course still happy to eat it. ๐Ÿ˜› I wasn’t expecting much, but he could have at least told me the record I needed to beat. My tiny bass wasn’t competition enough, I guess. xP

Finally, my first (and only) regular bass I was able to catch! ๐Ÿ˜€

Only one inch larger than the small bass?! Oh well, I probably would have had to catch a large bass to win and fishing has become too difficult for me in this game, so I gave up.

Another shiny spot! This time I buried a shovel and a beautiful golden sapling sprouted up, but sadly it died.

Snow again! ๐Ÿ˜€ It’s clearer to see at night. ๐Ÿ™‚

Wow, even if I had beat Eunice I probably would have just been beaten later by Pate.

Meeting Murphy, the grumpy green bearcub. xD His house location is my favorite, in a little nook in the cliff.

And yesterday I found Kabuki, who’d moved in the day before, making my town full! ๐Ÿ˜€ It should be interesting to see how long it will take for someone to move and who it will be, quite possibly one of the villagers who have lived in Ordale over six years.

I was really surprised to see this bulletin board message today! I forgot that AC:GC neighbors did this, but I think I remember now, it’s a really nice touch. ๐Ÿ™‚

I thought it might be gone since the message was from yesterday and said if you snooze, you loose, but I found it! ๐Ÿ˜€

I tried again today in growing a golden tree, I hope it works! Gold trees are part of my plans to make Ordale beautiful. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m working on patterns for Dafdilly and Seahaven, but making patterns can take me a while, so bear with me. I hope to be able to WiFi and post about both towns this weekend. ๐Ÿ˜€



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  1. Poor Tortimer you didn’t say “TURTLE” in his question ๐Ÿ˜†
    He is really angry with you ๐Ÿ˜† I think he can’t forgive you ever ๐Ÿ˜†
    Kidding! ๐Ÿ˜†
    Waw! I put a lot of “LOLs” in this o comment so.. I put the las one ๐Ÿ˜†
    Btw good post, your posts are really long but really cool! ๐Ÿ˜›
    But I want an ACWW post! pleaseee! ๐Ÿ™‚ Btw I really think that CF it’s pretty cool! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Well good job Amy! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I think you’re referring to my previous post with this comment. ๐Ÿ˜› Haha yeah, Tortimer always asks a question like that at the start of the game, even in AC:WW & AC:GC there’s something similar. The choices raccoon, pelican or turtle in his question made me laugh.
      Hopefully there will be another AC:WW post this weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Yeah, I have AC:GC too but our TV has a problem and takes 8 hours to warm up and then I can’t play it really well because of the fact that I get sick from playing it (motion sickness… I get dizzy easily.) which is why I really like my DS. Because the entire screen doesn’t shift direction every time I move to a different acre. Man, I feel sick just thinking about it ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    • Oh no, that sounds horrible, I’m sorry. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I’m not a fan of the acre switches either, but it’s only mildly annoying to me. The change from that in AC:WW is one of its many improvements from AC:GC.

  3. No offense or anthing, but PLEASE stop talking about Ordale. I find it quite boring, and would like to hear about dafdilly (best town ever!!) instead. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

    • You really don’t have to say such things to Amy. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
      I think her blog is really cool and i think her posts about her towns
      is awesome. Ordale has been abandon and left with weeds and
      trash. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ (No offense about that one. ๐Ÿ˜† )
      but the weed problem has been fixed now and she’ll be cleaning
      up her town sooner. ๐Ÿ˜›

      I think all of her towns are interesting and i’m really impressed
      about her taking care of 3 towns. (4 towns in the future. ๐Ÿ˜› )

      • Haha, Oops, She was planning on playing 1 AC:WW town. ๐Ÿ˜†
        so, Still impressed. She’s taking care of 3 towns. ๐Ÿ˜›

  4. Cool! Another GameCube post! I’m really impressed! You manage to take care of a lot of towns! :O You’ve got some Animal Crossing spirit in you! ๐Ÿ˜†

    • haha thanks Jemma! ๐Ÿ˜€ It isn’t too bad, I don’t play the games for very long each day. Since I don’t have any hybrids to worry about in AC:CF, I can skip a day or two, and in AC:GC you don’t even need to water flowers!

  5. That’s really nice, townies burying gifts and leaving notices on the bulletin board like a treasure hunt ๐Ÿ™‚ What is a DK Jr Math, btw? A textbook ๐Ÿ˜•
    Your house looks very nice all tidied up and with a new roof to match the letterbox ^_^
    Amy, huh? Are you sure about that? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Oh wow, I never noticed – Do house models always reflect your roof colour? ๐Ÿ˜ฏ I don’t know because I’ve never strayed from red before in ACWW.

      • DK Jr Math is one of the NES games available in AC:GC:
        They’re really fun to collect! ๐Ÿ˜€ Wish I could get the rare ones on that list like Super Mario Bros.
        Wow, I never noticed that, but they do! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Great observation! Well, in AC:WW I think they’re always red, but my house models in AC:GC changed with my roof color.

  6. I really miss the nez…
    Which of them do you have? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Me too, it’s a shame they couldn’t bring them back in AC:CF. In my basement I have Donkey Kong, DK Jr Math, Excitebike, and Balloon Fight. ๐Ÿ˜› I or my dad’s character might have more elsewhere, though, not sure.

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