I finished off the fossils section of the Museum tonight. 52 fossils in just under two months. If everybody's town generates 1-3 fossils a day, and if everybody is as diligent as I am in digging them up, then I would expect that a lot of Day One Wild Worlders have a full or nearly full dinosaur exhibit right about now.
The last fossil I needed was a Trilobite.
Spoiler: You don't get anything for completing Blathers's fossil collection. Unless something comes in the mail tomorrow, I guess. It would have been nice if Blathers had handed me a rare item to comemmorate the event. When my Official Nintendo Strategy Guide arrives in the mail, I guess I can double-check that. Then again, given the hippie attitude Nintendo has toward Animal Crossing - where it's all "Have fun doing it yourself!" - maybe not. The GameCube strategy guide has a big writeup on NES Punch-Out, for cryin' out loud. And we still have no legit way to get it. Some strategy guides go into insane detail about game mechanics and minutae, covering every possible hidden secret and delicate nuance. Not Animal Crossing. With Animal Crossing, you get a photo guide to the item sets and a lot of vague descriptions about things that might happen. I can't wait to see how all these no-item pseudo holidays stack up against the GameCube's Real American Holidays With Rare Items And Sort-of Minigames.
So far, they don't.
From this week's Open Gate night: Tyler, Matti, me, Marci. That green feather in my hair came from donating over 10,000 bells to the downtrodden denizens of Boondox.
Tyler is sporting the royal crown, which costs a million bells if you bought it from the store. He says a friend gave it to him, but I would wager it was procured through less-than-honorable means... or one helluva week in turnips. Regardless, it is a catalog item (although you can't order it, it does count towards your list); he hadn't been in town for more than a few seconds before we were begging to touch it! So we worked out a trade. Tyler wanted the UFO I had up in my western room: I let him have it free of charge, if he allowed all three of the other people currently in Adamsvil touch his crown. He consented, and the royal crown went around the room like a pack o' Luckies. Catalog +1!
In other news, I had the Lost Kitten sequence again, this time with the mother cat in my town. The kitten was roaming over in Gabby's town of Mooguppy. We met up and reunited the family... and I forget what I received for it. Something amazing, I'm sure.
I did get TWO paintings from Wishy the Star this week, which has to be a crazy coincidence.
Also finished off a mortgage and had Nook put in a house upgrade. Now I have a side room off to the left of my main room that contains a complete Snowman Series decor. And the new upgrade/mortgage is well underway.
And lastly, a link: Old Grandma Hardcore does Animal Crossing!