The week began with Resident Services re-opening as a very familiar looking town centre! Not only that, but my old secretary Isabelle had also decided to come and share island life with us, working alongside Tom Nook in the Resident Services centre! The island immediately took on a whole new atmosphere, feeling less like a deserted island and more like a flourishing town. I felt more at home than ever.
I immediately set to designing a town flag (though I mean to improve it before showing it off here) and a familiar sounding town tune. I also began splitting Inkwell’s trees into fruit districts, so that certain fruits grew in certain areas – Nook’s Cranny is in the Cherry District, my house in the Peach District, etc etc. I still have a ways to go on that front but my most prolific foreign fruit so far is oranges, and they’re my main source of income besides tarantula hunting at the moment. It’s been a fairly fulfilling experience, though I expect I’ll be shuffling some trees around before I’m fully happy with my town layout.
Oh, and how could I forget – the Able Sisters set up shop! I recommended that they set up next to Timmy and Tommy, as they’ve done in the past. I’ve typically been against sticking buildings side-by-side in an overly planned way, but they just seem to go together, you know?
Last week I’d steadily been upgrading the size of my house, but this week that’s mostly been paused so that I can focus on improving the quality of life for all of us here on Inkwell by funding bridges and inclines. Gone are the days of constantly swapping tools to get from A to B, gone are the days of Norma having to brave sheer drops and rushing water just to make her way to the town centre. Thanks to
my everyone on Inkwell’s hard work, two bridges and two inclines have been established, though I’d still like to add another bridge between the orange and cherry districts, and between Canberra and Tammi’s houses.
Speaking of Tammi, yesterday was her birthday! I got her a Red Biker Jacket as I think it’d look classy on her, and it seemed to go down well. Zucker was there too! I wasn’t aware that octopuses were such fans of cake, but I also wasn’t aware of their obsession with bugs, and Zucker certainly hasn’t slowed down on that front.
As the town continues to flourish, we’ve been drawing the appeal of new villagers! This week has seen the arrival of Henry the Frog – via the newly established campground – Whitney the Wolf, and the exceptionally oddly named Peewee the Gorilla. I was originally excited to find out that I’d gained a frog villager, but Henry’s attitude seems… well, he’s smug about practically everything he does. Still, I’m sure he’ll grow on me. Whitney seems nice, if a little snooty, but that’s fine, I’m used to snooty, Queenie followed me around for years! As for Peewee… I’ve yet to really talk to him all that much, but his voice is so deep it gives me goosebumps, so there’s that.
Oh, and Bunny Day is here! Well, it’s more like a Bunny Fortnight, nowadays. I’ve yet to find Zipper T. Bunny around, which is odd because I’ve heard that other people have been speaking to him… but there’s been no shortage of egg related shenanigans taking place. They’re in the trees, in the ground, in the ocean, in the leaves, and every twenty seconds they’re in the frickin SKY! Seriously! It’s been so hard to get things done when you just hear wooshing every other moment! On your way to pick oranges? Woooosh. On your way to donate fossils? Wooooosh. Trying to decide what to do next? Wooooooosh.
Make. It. Stop!
Anyway, next week I have my final two animals moving in, Chevre and Pierce. I met Pierce on a deserted island visit, and he seems pretty cool! I imagine he’ll get on excellently with Coach. Both neighbours should be arriving today, in any case. I plan to spend the next week focusing on touching up the island with little flourishes, such as decorations, and maybe some paths…
See you then!