The Death of My Social Life.

…or how I discovered Animal Crossing: New Leaf. 

Not that I had much of one left since I started working from home, but you get the picture.

I haven’t played any of the other Animal Crossing games, but I did spend an unhealthy amount of time on the London Life mini-game that came with Professor Layton and the Last Spectre, which is kind of similar. And when you’re as inept as I am with most video games, familiarity is a big plus.

ACNL’s something of a life sim game. You start the game as you move into a town and get appointed Mayor. Then you plant trees & harvest fruit, catch bugs, dig up fossils, and go fishing for monies to buy a house, clothes, and happiness. Charaught. It’s fun and adorable though. As Mayor, there’s also the option to start town development projects, but I just got my 100% approval rating this morning, so I’ll get my development permit soon.


Even in the virtual world, my nose gets made fun of. Hahaha!


At least Kapp’n thinks I’m cute.

My not-cousin Irwyn let me use the salon in his town so I could get rid of the pink pigtails the default avatar came with. 8D I’m almost afraid for a salon to move into mine because I might just change my avatar’s hair everytime I change mine. I’m already changing my TPC photo with every outfit change. Hashtag Maarte Problems.

In related news, the English releases for Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy and Professor Layton VS Phoenix Wright are both slated for release next year! I’m especially excited for Layton VS Wright. The main reason I bought a 3DS was in anticipation of that game, and they had me worried when they still hadn’t announced an English version more than a year after the Japanese release.


Tomorrow, in real life, I join the exodus of fellow city folk to the beach for the long weekend which will be the first time I will be separated from my 3DS since I bought ACNL. A few days off the grid and in the sunshine will be good for me, right?


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