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Animal Crossing - Fruit from Villagers.


In Animal Crossing, if you send letters with presents to the animals in town, then will respond with presents, and every once in while they will send fruit back as a present. This is a great way to get a non-native piece of fruit so that you can plant it in your town for big bells. The trick is in sending a letter that's just right to get fruit in return, instead of furniture or clothes.

In Animal Crossing: City Folk, this in a letter (with a piece of fruit attached as a present) has resulted in a pretty high rate of fruit return for me:

Got any fruit?

It might work in other versions of Animal Crossing. Of course, you could just visit my town instead. I've got several of each kind of tree growing.

Animal Crossing City Folk Update.


Last week in my little town of Tethys, I caught a Coelacanth. I was very pleased with myself - I hadn't managed to catch a Coelacanth in either the Gamecube or DS versions of Animal Crossing. Hooray for the Silver Fishing Pole!

Katrina, the fortune teller in the city, says that ancient wealth will come to any visitors who plant a flower seed in my town. What could be easier? Let me know if you want to come visit my town. I have Peaches, Cherries and Pears.

Back Off the Wagon.


I have started a new live of indentured servitude to an anthropomorphized raccoon. Santa Claus brought me Animal Crossing: City Folk for the Nintendo Wii. I did some fishing, paid off my first mortgage, and had my house re-modeled. Would any of you like to visit my town? Let me know - I've got peaches.

For the rest of you, perhaps this will be interesting: Big Fish Games is offering two free downloadable puzzle games for PC, and 50% off any other game. Go to and enter your email address.

Final Kingdom Hearts II Thoughts.


Last night I finished up with Kingdom Hearts II. I'd whipped through the first 50 hours, up to the point where you enter the door to the final boss from which you can never return to the rest of the game. From there I intended to do ye olde backtracking, gathering levels and swag so that the Moogles would create better equipment for me. Eventually I got tired of the collecting, and distracted by new and shiny games, and I never got around to finishing. I'd really enjoyed myself at the time.

I finally popped it back the PS2 and jumped through the final door. There were sufficient rounds of the requisite 'boss expansion phase' and a lot of frantic button mashing at the screen filling king / metal dragon / metrosexual in a cloak. Then after that was lots of "We're friends forever!" and "I'm part of the darkness." and "You're part of the light now!" nonsense in the final cut scenes. Having the characters say the same pseudo-mystical-eastern foolishness over and over doesn't make it any clearer.

It was all very unsatisfying. Perhaps I've changed a lot as a gamer, but the button mashing made me mad. I want strategy, not whacking, in my RPG. Anyhow, I'm going to sell / trade in both of the Kingdom Hearts games for the PS2. If you'd like to get them instead of GameCrazy, let me know. I'm also going to get rid of Animal Crossing: Wild World for the DS. I have some awesome stuff in my AC house. I've got a Starman, and a bunch of moon themed stuff, even the flooring. If any of you out there are still playing AC:WW and would like this cool stuff, also give me a holler.



I have successfully acquired an Animal Crossing item from Toys R Us. The first time I went, the tag mode just traded bottle notes with some mouth-breather named Jerry, who couldn't even write a proper message.

I went back the next day, stood right in front of AC placard and got my item. Then, and this was only for scientific record, I sent off another bottle note and got a second of the same item. Sweeet!

Now I have two Starmen - invincibility stars. They make the famous 'invincibility music' when they're placed in one's house. Anyone want one? Got anything good to trade?

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