Island Hopping – Mayor’s Journal – Animal Crossing: New Leaf
The Mayor’s Journal is my attempt at creative writing. I’ll be talking freely about a number of the things I experience while playing the game so be warned for spoilers.
May 8th, 2013
Today was probably the most busy day I’ve had since I arrived in Rydland. The peach trees that I planted are doing great. The lychee trees are taking root, but it looks like one of them won’t make it. It rained again today. Having the moisture is nice, but I don’t want to spend every day in the rain. That could get depressing. The citizens don’t seem to mind. They like showing off their umbrellas and go on like nothing’s happening.
I got the chance to visit Tortimer on the island today and I’m really glad I did. I met a few members of his family, who all own shops or work on the island. One little girl named Leila likes to play store with guests and she buys things that you find on the island. I was able to go diving and collected a number of great specimens that I took back to Blathers in the museum. That collection continues to grow and grow every day. I’m really excited about the museum becoming a center that people from all around like to visit. There were a lot of different plant types growing on the sea floor and being down there with the fish was an experience like none I’ve ever had. I can’t wait to go back and do it again. I will warn you to watch out for the jellyfish. Their sting will leave you hurting for a while.
Visiting the island also gave me the chance to bring back some new fruits to the town. I collected a bunch of coconuts and some new fruit called a durian. I planted about a dozen coconut trees along the beach and just a couple of durian trees. I want to make sure they’re going to grow well in town before I plant many more.
Everyone seems to be enjoying themselves and getting along quite well. The most popular activity among the residents would be fishing. I see more people walking around with fishing poles on their shoulders or standing along the banks of the river. Hopefully one day we’ll get the chance to see who the best fisherman amongst us is. I’d like to think I’m pretty good, but some of the animals in town would be more natural fishermen than I am. I think Cube’s probably pretty good, being a penguin and all.
Not much else to say. It’s been a good week. The donation drive for our new suspension bridge is moving along. We’ve collected more than 15,000 bells, but we still have a long way to go to reach our goal of 120,000.