Main Street is getting livelier and livelier, with a new convenience store, new shoe shop, new machine at the Ables’, and rumors of a potential new club. Even Blathers is brainstorming on how to increase traffic on his end. Other towns’ Main Streets are bustling too, clearly, since I was able to get a fancy new haircut in the salon at a friend’s town. ^^
Saturday, June 22 (Day 13):
Timmy and Tommy’s shop upgraded to the convenience store T&T Mart, which I guess is the equivalent of Nook ‘n’ Go in previous games. I can finally get my hands on some new tools (like the slingshot and megaphone), buy carpet and wallpaper from the store (instead of relying on my neighbors), and best of all, order from my (not so great, but ever-growing) catalog! 😀
There was also some exciting news at the Able Sisters’ shop: I can use the QR Machine now! I actually haven’t used it yet, but I plan to in the future.
I’ve been a bit disappointed by my neighbors’ lack of public works requests, and wondered if there’s a way of encouraging it a little. I read a few threads on AC forums about it, and some people think that your neighbors will suggest more community projects if you have a good relationship with them. Usually I don’t like to force the friendship process with my neighbors, and would rather it happen naturally. But I’ve decided to start putting more effort into being involved with them: doing more favors for them, going to their houses, having them over to mine, and writing them letters. I don’t know if it will help any, but it certainly won’t hurt!
When sending my neighbors letters in AC:WW, I’d attach 100 bells as a gift because it wouldn’t mess up their house décor, and I could often make a profit on the things they sent me in return. I did the same thing in New Leaf without thinking anything of it, but a few of them actually mentioned the bells in their response letters! 😮
I was tickled by this, and also a bit embarrassed, especially by Carmen’s reply. 😛
That night I got my second community project request! But I’m not saying it’s because of the letters or anything like that! It’s probably just random whether they request a project or say something else instead. The picnic blanket isn’t on my list of projects I want, but I do like it! Maybe I’ll think about building it, I can always demolish it later.
Sunday, June 23 (Day 14):
On Sunday morning I was surprised to find Dr. Shrunk at my doorstep, bringing exciting news of a club he wants to build.
Since a club would be a rather loud and flashy addition to Main Street, I had to make sure my neighbors were okay with it as well by having them sign a permission sheet. All of them seemed on board with the idea, so I finalized things with Dr. Shrunk, and it should hopefully be built soon!
Then I looked to see if there were any towns available to visit, and saw that Belltune was! So I went over, and in just a little while the town was full:
Belltune has Shampoodle, so I took the opportunity to get my hair done! I was getting really tired of that pink haircut… Once Shampoodle is built in my town, I’ll probably continue to play around with the color and cut, so this isn’t necessarily the look I always want to have for Estel.
It’s morning in my town, but nighttime here — perfect for bug-catching! And I think it might have been Rain’s first visit to the island (or one of the first), so I bet she was adding lots to her encyclopedia.
But in the middle of the Fall Bug Tour, WiFi crashed! >_< We were doing so well, too! But no matter, we all returned to Belltune, and now that it's 8 PM, Club LOL is open!
It was a lot of fun to hear the assortment of K.K. songs (I was especially excited when Forest Life came on!), and pretty funny to see our characters doing those dance moves. 😛
Looking around Belltune, I was surprised and impressed to see this brick bridge, awesome! 😀
WiFi was kind to us the next time we tried visiting the island. We went on lots of tours, and did well in all of them except the Elite Fossil Hunting Tour. xP
Cliff-jumping back in Belltune! For a little while we tried jumping in unison, but it seems nearly impossible with four people.
It was getting late for Teru and Choco, so we ended the WiFi after one more visit to Club lol. Though Choco herself isn’t in this picture, she’s on the screen! It would do that whenever Belltune’s town tune was playing. 😛 Thanks for such a fun WiFi, everyone! 😀
Back in my town, Kicks’ store was open for the first time!
I forgot to introduce myself to Kicks and went straight for the polka dot rainboots, how rude of me. >_<
The polka dot rainboots match the toad parasol and toad shirt I have, so I thought it would be a cute outfit for a rainy day.
I tried making my first path patterns for New Leaf. Nothing elaborate, but I think it’d look nice if it goes with the feel you want for your town. I want to have stone path patterns in my town eventually.
A new bridge was built, but no one was there for the celebration (again 😛 ). I hope that having three bridges won’t stop requests for new styles of bridges! I’d like to replace some of these cobblestone bridges with different ones later.
Monday, June 24 (Day 15):
Aww 😦 When bringing him the day’s fossils, I found Blathers feeling down about the museum’s attendance. It seems better now than in previous games, at least!
To help increase the museum’s attendance, he asked if I would contribute in funding the museum’s second floor, which will hold exhibits that the residents of Citàlune can choose. I have no idea what will be displayed there, but of course I still went ahead with the project!
I grew my first rose hybrid! Now I just need to get my first tulip hybrid.
I was able to get a matching cloud flooring and sky wall from my neighbors (being more social with them does help in adding more stuff to your catalog), so I thought I’d use the pair in Estel’s main room and re-do the furniture. I don’t have enough white furniture to do this room properly (I had a room like this in AC:WW), but I at least prefer it to the mismatched assortment of items I had before.
My mermaid room so far… I’ve been able to get some things from my dad’s island recently, like the mermaid floor, mermaid bed, and treasure chest. It’s in Violet’s upstairs room, and I like that you can hear the ocean inside her house. 🙂