Happy new year!

January 1, 2012 at 6:22 PM | Posted in AC:GC journal | 17 Comments

Happy new year everyone! I hope you all had a fun new year’s eve and will have a great year in 2012. 😀

Yes, this is my second AC:GC post in a row, but no, I haven’t forgotten about AC:WW or AC:CF. 😛 I’m actually pretty busy in AC:WW; I’m in the middle of dead spot testing in Dafdilly, so there will be a post about that when I’m done. As for AC:CF, I simply can’t spend a lot of time right now resetting for the town I want.

– I have a new little addition to the top of my welcome widget, it’s a note about my WiFi status that I will update when I’m unable to WiFi, able to WiFi, and when my gates are open.
– January’s information page is up!
– The pattern page. Sorry, things keep coming up to prevent this from getting my full attention, but my new goal is to have it up by the end of January.

But enough of that stuff…

Woohoo, off to the lake! Actually, at first I forgot it was taking place there and went to the Wishing Well instead. 😛

Looks like Eunice couldn’t make it ’till midnight. 😦

I found Tortimer on the way to the lake, but he’s on the other side, all by himself. Come on, join the party!

He gave me this noisemaker, which makes an odd buzzing sound.

Less than 20 minutes to go! 😀

Now less than five…

The music changed a few times over the course of the night, like at the 5 minute mark. Then when there was less than a minute to go, the music stopped dramatically:

Light! Music! Singing! And silly Poncho wearing a bikini 😆

And fireworks! :mrgreen:

I really like the fireworks in this game and how they’re reflected in the lake since you can’t see the sky.

Lots of green fireworks:

Watching the fireworks on the other side with Tortimer 🙂

Wow, a super bright yellow one!

Yep, they kept on singing the whole hour. O_O

Going back to the pier for the “finale” 😀

Aww, party’s over.

The countdown wasn’t going on in real time, I time-travelled backwards today so that I could experience the festivities. Then I time-travelled back to real time, the morning of new year’s day, when it’s tradition to make a wish and toss a coin in the Wishing Well:

Because of the word “healthier” I expected to receive fruit, but she gave me 10,000 bells! Thanks mom 😛

Tortimer was at the Wishing Well to give his usual holiday memento — today a diary — and provide wisdom.

Watching to see how it’s done 🙂

My turn ^_^ I had quite an audience. 😛

Why thank you, Katrina 🙂

Katrina’s here to fortune-tell for the new year:


That didn’t sound very good, so I tried again.

There we go. This sunshine lottery isn’t very consistent, Katrina. xD I hope you all have a great year ahead of you as well!


Jingle comes to Ordale

December 25, 2011 at 2:53 PM | Posted in AC:GC journal | 48 Comments

Indeed, happy holidays everyone! 😀

My AC:GC Mom had holiday greetings as well in this sweet letter. 🙂

Yep, it was snowing heavily last night and it looked beautiful!

I have several log cabin-style houses in Ordale and they look nice and cozy in the snow with the lights on.

Both oaks and cedars can have holiday lights in AC:GC, so your whole town looks festive, not just the northern part.

The music adds to the atmosphere as well:

Isn’t it lovely? ^_^

Found him, the man of the night — er, reindeer of the night — Jingle! 😀

He agrees with Freckles. 😛

Before Jingle can give a present you have to find him in random acres throughout town about five times:

The second time I found Jingle, he didn’t seem very enthusiastic. 😛

He asks three questions before finally giving a present, and what he gives depends on the answers you give. Big things=Jingle furniture, Foldable things=Jingle shirt, Woven things=Jingle carpet, Printed things=Jingle wall. I picked big things since the Jingle shirt wasn’t as important to me as completing the series.

Yes, and I will continue to do until you give me a present. xP This time he asked if I prefer printed things or woven things, and I said woven (carpet).

His final question was a face-off between Jingle furniture and the Jingle carpet since I said I preferred those over the others. I went with the carpet first because I think it’s the most important piece to establish the feel of the series; if I don’t get all the furniture, I can always mix and match red and green furniture from my catalog.

Jingle’s pleased to see me this time, and I could tell he was ready with a present — he even gave a “ho ho ho!” 😛

My first (and only legitimate) gift: the Jingle carpet 😀

Now for some trickery… 😈

After receiving the first gift from Jingle, change your clothes so he doesn’t recognize you and talk to him again, answering his question about what Jingle item you want. Then push him to the very edge of the acre (so that you can still see his antlers or bag from the other acre) and switch acres, going back to the one with Jingle quickly. Talk to him again, receive the item, switch clothes, and repeat the process. 🙂

You get the idea. 😛

He’s so sweet I almost felt bad for tricking him, but it’s the only realistic way to get the whole series, so I didn’t really. 😛

Starting to get suspicious?

Aw, looks like the jig is up.

He took it well, I guess this probably happens to him a lot. 😛

I thought I would be able to continue by using my dad’s character Bob, but…

I found Jingle and talked to him several more times and this is all he would say:

It doesn’t seem fair that only one person can get the Jingle items each year. 😕

I only got the Jingle carpet, wall, sofa, bed, lamp, piano, clock, and chair (some of these twice), but the Harvest furniture had to go anyway. xD

Harvest Festival + Sale Day

November 26, 2011 at 11:41 PM | Posted in AC:GC journal | 19 Comments

Gee, thanks >_<

This past Thursday was the Harvest Festival in AC:GC and AC:CF, and since I haven’t found the right town for AC:CF yet, I made sure to take a little time to partake in the festivities in Ordale.

But I hadn’t played for several days, so first I ran around town pulling weeds, and all of a sudden Franklin cried out when I was running by a tree — I didn’t even see him! Way to blow your cover, Franklin. -_-

I can see why… o_o

Franklin felt he would be safer with no silverware around, so he asked me to steal the knives and forks from the feast. I wanted to finish pulling weeds, though, and look what I found… 😀

My first golden tree ^_^ Planted with a shovel in my last post. It’s so pretty! I had an AC:WW town named Goldleaf once, but I think the name would be so appropriate for an AC:GC town with lots of these trees.

And a golden shovel tumbled out of its branches! I didn’t know about this playing when I was younger, just found out recently on the internet. 😳

As I got closer to the Wishing Well acre, this music began to play faintly and grew louder and louder until I was at the feast’s tables with the rest of my neighbors, who were laughing, drinking, and having a good time.

Tortimer was also there and gave me one of his many special events gifts.

And here’s a pointless video of me stealing the silverware, lol:

I didn’t mean to stop recording when I did, but pressing the recording button of my handheld camera with one hand and trying to press various Gamecube controller buttons at the same time is not the best video-making technique. 😛

My neighbors kept giving me hints about which row or column of acres Franklin was in as if they wanted me to do the dirty work, unaware that I was secretly helping him out.

Found you! 😛

And again. 😆 Maybe refraining from poking your head out every two seconds would make your hiding places more secure, Franklin.

He was thankful everytime I brought him the silverware and gave me a piece of the Harvest series in return each time.

But I didn’t do this too much because it looks like I already have all or most of the Harvest series in my main room (which was like this when I first started playing again after many years):

You can also see the fishing trophy that I got from Tortimer in my last Ordale post. Wonder what that medal’s for…

Tortimer gave me a cornucopia, which I already had in this room, so now I have two. 😛

The next day was Sale Day, which I expected to be like the sales in AC:WW, so I was surprised to see all these red bags!

Upstairs looked as usual, but I did buy the papa bear. 😛

Hmm… 2,011 bells…

When I opened the grab bag, I was surprised to see three items pop out in my inventory!

I opened a few more and got two pinwheels, this yellow one and a red-and-white striped one. 😀 They’re really cute, they spin faster as you walk. I bought all the grab bags, but I’ll save some of the fun of opening them for another time. 🙂

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