Category Archives: Other Games

Runnin’ Around Squelfland ๐Ÿ๏ธ

Over the last few weeks I’ve been playing a little more Animal Crossing, on and off. I really want to get more into it now that my family is all playing together, but I’m kinda burned out. My villagers are all a little upset at being ignored:

Alfonso ended up on my island by accident. He was my sister’s villager and I believe she didn’t mean for him to leave. For that reason, even though he wasn’t a favorite, I just can’t seem to let him go. I may let Lily go eventually though, despite the fact that I do like her.

Snow finally stuck to the ground. Bamboo island looked especially cold:

Since I had an empty house plot I started to go to islands hoping to find The Holy Grail Raymond, of course with no luck. I found some pretty cute villagers that I ended up not grabbing since it’s so easy to get them with an Amiibo:

This one gave me heart a little leap for a split second, but no dice…

Eventually though, I met Rod. He was irresistible. I’d never seen him before, and with that color scheme, those eyes, and being a mouse, he had to come to my island, no question about it. So I ended my search with him.

I was really happy to come across him later in Squelfland, he’s really perfect:

I made a Snowboy finally… it was a tad underwhelming.

And of course now that I bought acquired a RIDICULOUS amount of bells, I finally hit Tarantula Island for the first time. This particular moment was funny:

I leave you with some of my holiday/cold weather outfits:

That’s all for this post!

A Happy End To The Day ๐Ÿฅฃ๐Ÿฆ–๐ŸŽ„

Dinner wasnโ€™t healthy exactly but I had like three different types of cereal so at least it was… colorful? ๐Ÿฅฃ๐ŸŒˆโœจ

Played a little Animal Crossing while having dinner too:

Playing on one of my monitors while using the ElGato is sooo cool. Iโ€™m so grateful to Christopher for setting this up for me. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Letโ€™s end the day with one last relaxing snail soak:

Goodnight, everyone!

I Have Sold My Soul To The Devil ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ๏ธ๐Ÿƒ

Yesterday I came to a realization: 245 hours (or just over TEN. FREAKING. WHOLE. DAYS!!) is just about as long as I can play Animal Crossing before being bored by the grind. Namely, the grind to rearrange my town. I’m not a quick money maker in AC. The idea of demolishing the bridges I paid so much to create, and then to pay for them again, is something I find deeply demoralizing. I want to have fun in my town again, and honestly, I’m done grinding for it. I’m done.

So I said f*ck it, and resorted to questionable means. I will say the devil provides amazing, on-the-dot service. Everyone else says the same thing, too. I have no idea when the Animal Crossing devil sleeps, but he seems to reply to everyone with the same immediate promptness regardless of location.

Now that I’m a millionaire in AC, I need to figure out how to best put it to use. I may remake my town completely, but this time I need to think it through properly. After all, this cheating I did is a one time thing. I cannot replicate it at will. As much as I’ve gotten a ridiculous amount of bells, it is, regardless, finite.

Anyway, I’m already Christmasy there too:

It’s really nice to be enjoying the game again… perhaps with this level of freedom I can truly be as creative as I want with my town. ^-^

It’s Time For Giraffe And Annika! ๐Ÿฑ

With Code: Realize ~Guardian Of Rebirth~ sadly behind me, it’s time to play Giraffe And Annika, hopefully to completion, before I can get my hands on Code: Realize ~Future Blessings~. Today I played for barely a few minutes, but it looks like a delightful time.

It was a treat to finally get to open this gorgeous box:

As you can see, it comes with an artbook, three tiny patches, and a music CD. The music in the game already sounds wonderful so I’m happy about that. It’s a gorgeous collector’s edition.

Annika is an adorable character. Sometimes she appears drawn, sometimes in 3D. She’s always very cute and a joy to play.

Oh, oh, guess what!! Drumroll please…

I GOT MY PRO CONTROLLER!! ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ

Mwako bought it for me in exchange for two Telegram stickers, and since drawing him is hardly work, it’s so much fun, it was certainly worth the trade.

Just look how nicely it matches my case! ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ’•โœจ๐Ÿ’•โœจ๐Ÿ’•

For playing games like Giraffe and Anikka, this controller is a delight. I’m very, very happy!

And that’s it for this post. I’ll have more to share tomorrow!

New Switch Case ๐Ÿ๏ธ๐Ÿƒ

Last week before leaving for Sebastian I got a new Switch case:

I got it for a couple of reasons: for one, it was on sale. But most importantly, I wanted a case with a stand, to play on my desk. This has turned out to work amazingly well:

So much so, that I added a pro controller to my Christmas wish list to use with this little setup. It’s not the same one as we got my sis in law for Christmas but it’s AC themed too and matches my case much better. So if I don’t get it for Christmas I’ll definitely buy it eventually (next year):

I mean, if it’s still around. I know that with Christmas, it may sell out completely, but I’m not going to be stupid and buy it now.

Even though I spent so much today, and my January and February allowances will all go to cover it… I am so relieved, I was able to buy nice things for everyone. I hope everything arrives in time. I feel less stressed, I think that this, more than my bills, was a heavy weight on my heart. Now that it’s done, I can give my all to working towards the bills. โœŠ

Also… for all my sadness and grumbling about… stuff, I am so sorry that the Thanksgiving visit ended so fast. I miss my family, no matter what. I want us all to be together. At least my mom and sis in law are coming once in December.

Before we left last Saturday, we played Jack Five, and then Trivia Murder Party on the TV.

Pan was so tired from all the activity around her:

I won one of the games (but just barely).

What I really need is to make a little spare time, for all of us to play Animal Crossing as a family. But on a regular basis, Christopher’s jobs barely leave him enough time for us to have dinner together.

I can’t wait until we can have afternoons together again… laying on the couch together, having a snack and not just dinner, calmly discussing our day, watching him relax afterwards while I do the evening housework. Well… maybe someday.

Back To Squelfland ๐Ÿ๏ธ

Now that my mom in law and her very nice roommate have Animal Crossing too (in addition to my husband and sister in law) I may make an effort to get my town back in shape… it really needs it. And pay off my last loan.

This is the outfit I prepared for our first hangout, it is really nice to play with a bunch of people who are all with you in the same room:

I got a monarch butterfly. I thought the joke for this one was pretty funny.

At times I tried to take cute photos with Christopher but my sister in law inevitable came to play the axe murderer.

When she wasn’t photobombing anything I tried to do:

But hey, that’s what sisters are for, right? I did get some cute photos of us together, though:

As well as some silly ones with the entire family:

I don’t think I’ll be able to jump back into AC properly until I beat Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ but I’m getting there. So far I’ve done Impey, Van Helsing and Saint-Germain’s good endings, as well as one bad ending for Lupin and two for Saint-Germain. Saint-Germain has LOTS of bad ends… =_= Four total, I think? It’s one messed up route.

I’m sure I’ll be blogging more about Animal Crossing through the month of December.