Leaves and Houses Episode 2
Life in Kadaria has been a bit hectic. Part of the problem is that I went to Handyville for Christmas and I got a little behind on my escapades. I may have to post a few times close together so that I can catch up on all the latest happenings.
It’s still winter in Kadaria, but the fruit still grows on the trees. The (second-to-) last time I visited there were a lot of dead flowers. More than usual, but I don’t expect much when the temperature outside is -20 degrees. That’s how cold it was in Handyville, so I imagined it was the same in Kadaria. Here I am watering the flowers:
It was so cold out I just had to do something about it. So what did I do? I got a cup of coffee! You can see me hanging out in the town square contemplating getting a cup of coffee, but then you can see me getting it from the to-go counter. That’s a me with a cup of joe. Weird thing is… it has a green spot on it. Am I drinking Starbucks in my own game?
I think I wrote about how I was getting a new resident into town the last time. I’m pretty sure I did because I remember posting about the construction site. I had not seen a house there before. Well, I did get a new resident named Jacque. I was wondering what kind of animal he’d be, being one of my little animal friends, and it turns out that he’s a penguin! His house is a little odd in comparison to the styles of the other houses, but then again penguins are known to be a strange bunch. I think it’s fitting given the weather:
After meeting the locals, I had a brief respite. I thought I’d enjoy one of my public works for a bit.
I did finally pay off my loan! So I trekked back to my house and examined the new furnishings I could enjoy. I opted for a larger upstairs so that I could fit more stuff into it, preferably from the Rococo family. I also re-arranged some stuff in my messy main hall:
After that it was time to go to town. I’ve always liked the fortune cookies you can buy at Nook’s Convenience store, although I’ve been seeing them less. I wonder if its because I have them all? I don’t think I do. There’s really no way I can tell however, as far as I know, and I just kind of get what I get. To get a cookie you have to spend a play coin (which you get by walking around with your DS, clever buggers). Here was my fortune for the day:
Pretty wise advice. What else was there to do in town? Well, I went shopping, but the more significant pace was my makeover! I started the makeover at the beauty salon. I decided it was time to lose the wolf head and get some new hair. I decided I wanted to be all red, in the spirit of Christmas. So I started with my hair:
Cool looking doo if I do say so myself. I look like a fierce little gay boy, someone you’d expect to be having an intimate conversation about x-men on a date at IHOP.
Then I went with my outfit:
Check that hat out! It’s a flat style hat that’s black, which is exactly the same hat I wear IRL. Now I look like my self in my game. A little scary… Do you like the glasses?
After that I bought some Christmas furniture to top the makeover off:
My question is, who would sleep in that bed? And who are the presents for? I unfortunately missed Toy Day because I was busy. I was either driving, or, I was at Handyville, where I didn’t really have the right time opportunity. Either way… it was time for a warm up, so I went on vacation to the islands:
I actually was able to find some new wildlife, and I earned a few tokens by running around a maze collecting fruit. There’s a lot more fruit in the game than what’s in my town. I want to collect all the fruit so I have one of every kind, but unfortunately I couldn’t take the fruit from the trip back to Kadaria. Ah well, we’ll have to see where else I can dig it up. In the mean time I had some mayoral duties to attend to. Now that the Reset Center has been put in place, it was time for another public work. This time I chose a windmill, I thought it was aesthetically pleasing. Here’s what it will look like when it’s done:
It was time to go to my job in town, working at Nook’s Homes. When I came in Isabelle said I should work on a town facility, so I said, “Okay girl! Calm your tits!” It was time to build the hospital. Here’s the outside before I started renovations. For some reason I don’t have a picture of what it looks like after the renovation on the outside:
I was supposed to build a doctor’s office, a waiting room, and a patient ward. Each one had slightly different requirements, but I think I did pretty well meeting them all. I used all the times I’ve sat in hospital waiting rooms with a cut finger as my inspiration. Actually, I used the old waiting room at the clinic in Handyville where I grew up as inspiration. They had a little table-top arcade game there, so I put one in too:
The magazines and coffee maker were of course obligatory.
The doctor’s office was interesting. I wanted to make sure it had all the measuring devices usually found in more intimate doctor visits, but I had limited space. It also needed a hospital bed, which is odd, but I guess the doctor takes particular residents into his office. Nook apparently didn’t feel so good:
And lastly, the patient ward. I needed several beds, so I put those in. There’s a acute bed behind a curtain, and an operating table behind another in the corner. I put in several amenities like a sink, and EKG machine. It came out pretty sterile:
All in all it was an eventful day in Kadaria.