Wootini’s Weekly Animal Crossing Diary 4/4/20

Dear Diary,

Well, Xanadu isn’t quite as deserted as it used to be. We’ve got a handful of residents, and now some shops are opening and we’re becoming a nice little community. There’s still quite a bit of work left to do, and honestly, I’m not sure it’ll ever be completely finished. Of course, I’ve flown to some of my friends’ islands that are way more developed than mine, which makes me a little jealous of all the cool things they have. But then I remember that there’s plenty of time for me to get all of those things. There’s no rush! I moved to this island to relax and get away from all the stress and pressure of regular life. I’ll get to it when I get to it!

I built a nice stone bridge to access the northeast side of the island, where I also chose to be the location for the campsite. This is Tom Nook’s plan to lure people to come and visit Geneva so we can snooker them into moving here and then once we have a thriving community, K.K. Slider will deign to perform a concert here. We’ll see. We’re gonna need a lot more people living here, and I’m not inviting anyone else until I can make all the levels accessible and we can spread the houses out some. And at nearly 100,000 bells a ramp, it’s taking a little while. But by the end of the week, I was able to built the minimum number to make every area accessible in some way. I’d still like to build another bridge and at least one more ramp, but this will do for now.

I guess Joan retired because now her granddaughter, Daisy Mae, comes around on Sunday mornings to sell turnips. Even though I know all about the stalk market, I still let her give her little spiel and explain the whole thing. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a lot of money on me at the time, so I was only able to buy 200 turnips. They were 95 bells each, which came to 19,000 bells. My own island price only got up to around 150, but luckily a friend of mine alerted me that his island’s price was up to 478, so I sold them for 95,600 bells! A tidy profit… now if only I had bought more than 200!

Keaton was Xanadu’s first camper, but I didn’t really take to him so I just left him to it and hoped for someone better the next day. Unfortunately, the next day he was still there, and I found that I had no say in whether or not he was going to move to my island. A bit rude, but in talking to him further, his snootiness was almost kind of funny, so maybe it won’t be so bad.

I was very excited to meet Celeste, who told me that the weather would be perfect for shooting stars so I should keep an eye out. Unfortunately, I saw zip. Zilch. Nada. I’m starting to think she doesn’t know quite as much about astronomy as she claims…

At first, I thought C.J. was kind of annoying and I missed Chip, who I assume is his dad? C.J. is Chip Junior? But as I spent more time with him, I found him kind of cute and developed a bit of a crush. He’s still an irritating influencer and obsessed with his internet followers and taking selfies, but he’s cute enough. And after I met his challenge to catch three big fish in a row, he bought fish from me at a higher rate than the Nooklings pay, so that was a nice help in earning bells for my multiple slopes I was trying to build!

C.J. also has a friend who will make fish models as long as you give him three of the fish you want a model of. Not sure why he needs three, but whatever. I caught three black bass and gave them to C.J. and the next day I had my model! To be honest, I was slightly disappointed because I was hoping it would be wall-mounted, like that Benny the Bass or whatever that sings. But instead, it just sits on a table. Eh. Maybe the bigger ones end up on the wall, like a marlin or something…

Earlier in the week, Mable set up a little temporary stand in the plaza in front of Town Hall to sell a handful of wares. After shopping there for a couple days, she decided that there was a market here, and Mabel and Sable opened up the Able Sisters shop. I was a impressed by the amount of stuff they had on sale, and then I went into the fitting room, where you can select from even more stuff — and in various colors so you can style it just the way you like! Amazing!

So naturally, I couldn’t resist the pompadour wig and motorcycle jacket, though I decided to pair it with cutoff jean shorts instead of the pleather pants. It’s starting to warm up and I want to show off my legs!

I swung into Apple’s house and found her in her pajamas because she’s not feeling well. Luckily, I still had one dose of medicine on me from back when I was getting stung repeatedly by wasps while chopping wood from trees. And to thank me for putting her on the road to recovery, Apple gave me an apron. Eh. I still like my 50s biker look better. But thanks anyway!

I managed to complete three different fossils for the museum this week. First was the Megacerops, then the Triceratops, and finally the Megalocerops. I like to get all the fossils because I’ve never been very good at catching all the fish and bugs. I’m always missing a few that are rare and difficult to catch. But fossils don’t move around and they’re available to be dug up at any hour of the day!

April 1 brought that creepy little dude, Zipper T. Bunny, to Xanadu, and he explained how things are going to work this time around. Like before, there are eggs hidden in the ground, in trees, in the water, the sky, and in rocks. Though now they’re also found by chopping trees. And this time, you collect various DIY recipes for furniture and clothing that you use those various eggs to craft. There are also cherry blossoms floating around to collect, and I wish I could find more of the cherry blossom recipes because they can make nicer things than the garishly-colored egg stuff. Oh well, there’s still time to do them both by April 12, which is Bunny Day.

Kiki made me feel bad twice this week. First because I misgendered her. I had thought Kiki was a boy, but then while talking with Genji, he refered to Kiki as a she. Boy, was my face red! Back in the day, blue was for boys and pink was for girls, but nowadays there are all kinds of different colors so it can be hard to tell. This just means that Kiki can’t replace Lopez as my boyfriend. Oh, and the other time was when she wanted a warf roach, and I said sure, but when I went back to where I’d seen them, they were gone. And no matter how hard I looked, I never saw any more all the rest of the evening. The following day, when I saw one, I caught it and gave it to her, and she was happy, but like before, if you don’t do the favor the day it’s asked, you don’t get proper credit for it. Oh well!

Then I met Flick, who is like C.J., although I now suspect that he’s the one who makes the fish models, too. Because in addition to buying bugs at a slightly higher price than the Nooklings, he also will take three bugs and make a model of that insect for you. I kind of miss Nat, who was just enthusiastic about bugs because he clearly thought they were delicious. Flick’s interest in bugs seems almost… sexual? It’s a little disturbing.

On the last day of the week, Celeste came back to urge me to watch the sky, and once again, I saw nothing. As the night went on, I stayed up in the hopes that I might see something after midnight. I swear I saw something flash out of the corner of my eye and heard a little tinkling sound, but Apple was grabbing my attention to teach me how to act sleepy, so I missed it. I was kind of furious with her, to be honest. But after another length of time, I heard and saw them again and managed to wish on at least one of the stars. By that point, it was way past my bedtime, so I had to call it a day. I don’t know if this will give me what I need to build the magic wand all my friends seem to have already, but there will be other opportunities. This adventure has only just begun!

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