Okay, last post in this mini-series. Maybe. Sort of. 2nd last. 3rd. Bang.
Okay seriously now 😛 This Autumn-to-Winter catchup has taken a LONG time. This is the last main installment. Aside from this there are a couple more possible posts but I don’t know if they’ll go up. It depends purely on how I go for time (and energy) after this. But who knows, if uni has taught me one thing, it’s how much more I work on my blog when I actually have work I should be doing (procrastination alert), and lazy I can be when I have all the time in the world.
Anyway… here are the last main events of the past few months, which are… literally the main events -_-
I got a bit of a start when one October afternoon I found Jack the Pumpkin King (or Pumpking in the Japanese version 😆 ) hanging around my house! He informed me that he would be back at the end of the month and that I should collect as many masks as possible in the meantime.
In preparation for the festivities, I made myself an altered version of my usual ‘Teepo’ dress ^^
And collected the spooky series items as they showed up in the Nooklings’.
While sussing out what each villager was afraid of, Savannah made me stop to think a bit ._.
The day has come 😀
My villagers liked to gang up on me. No fair! Why don’t you trick-or-treat each other? >_<
Yes they were smart enough to wait outside and ambushed me when I came back out -_-;;
Finding the real Pumpkin King, who was full of pranks, creepy furniture, self-importance, levitating tricks, and candy by the time I was done with him.
My front room was a cobwebby mess of creepy items by the time I was done with Halloween. Jack even gave me some creepy pieces for common candy.
For the rest of the night, I occupied myself with collecting the heads of rogue pumpkin spirits. Not a bad haul this Halloween ^__^
The Harvest Festival
It was great to see Franklin the turkey for the first time, and the little work station he had set up on the plaza. Like Halloween which involved some risk to personal items and grasswear, I was a bit nervous about completing the Harvest Festival, mainly in the aspect of gathering all necessary ingredients, especially if he asked for something difficult.
And he did ask for what I wished he wouldn’t… but fortunately it was taken care of quickly ^_^
My villagers were also experiencing the trials of the Harvest Festival.
Each dish was completed without a hitch, including the invisible dessert dish; it’s there, you just can’t see it.
For completing all of the dishes perfectly (okay I needed a guide for at least one of the secret ingredients), I received the… hang on while I look the name up… cornucopia. Well that certainly works better than the Copernicus.
When Toy Day came around, I loaded the game up at ten to six not knowing the exact details about Toy Day, and panicked when I didn’t find Jingle anywhere. I looked up a guide, found out the event starts at 6, and panicked even more when it told me I needed the full Santa attire to do the job, and so far all I had been bothered to buy was the hat! Would I even be able to do Toy Day without an atrocious amount of time-travelling??
First, to the shops!! D:<
Mabel and Sable had the jacket and the pants, Labelle had the beard, Kicks had the boots, and my museum storage room had the hat! WHOOOOOOO, just in time!
I had been taking notes throughout December on what the villagers wanted (the 3DS’s Game Notes really came in handy for this event!) and eventually delivered everyone’s desired present. I say ‘eventually’ because when I got around to Papi, he wanted a brown present, and the only thing that came close to brown in my sack was birch flooring, which turned out to be wrong, and I ended up resetting (seeing a villager disappointed with his gift sucked >.< ). Who knew the swell tee actually classified as ‘brown’? 😕
Ohhh, I see 😛
Happy New Year!
And the final main event was… celebrating the end of the year!! 😀
Here it comes!!! x3
This is how I celebrated this day in real life, so the only fireworks I got to see were in Arcadia ^_^ Though doesn’t something else in this scene look familiar…
On the plaza on the first day of the year was this colourful photo op display, where I posed with me, myself and I.
Tangy’s take on the new year…
Pete also had a present for me.
It was a Kadomatsu! After the last couple weeks of December in Japan, I knew where these went ^^ Well, they’re meant to go in front of your house, but this was close enough
Remember that old bingo card that had FIVE possible bingos that just kept eluding me?
I decided to give them snowman eyes one more spin…
Snake eyes… on January 1st 🙂