animal crossing
Cane and Rinse Vol. 2

Animal Crossing – Cane and Rinse No.74

“Hello.  Um…allow me to introduce myself…”

“The name’s Resetti.  Mr. Resetti. Have we…met before?  At the…post office, perhaps?  Yeah, whatever. Anyway, let me just say thanks for buying this game, Animal Crossing. Um…on behalf of everyone at Nintendo, I…um…I… What was the next part?  Huh?  Aw, forget it!  That’s enough! Let’s get down to business, whaddaya say?  Because you may not know it, but you and I got issues to discuss. First, let me just tell you what it is I’m doin’ here.  Just so there are no misunderstandings later on. You, my friend, reset your game, didn’t you?  Huh?  Maybe on accident, maybe on purpose, but you pressed it. Or maybe you didn’t, huh?  Maybe you just went and turned the power off without saving.  Sound familiar? What?  Sorry, what was that?  I didn’t catch that last bit.  Did you just say I’m right?  You did what I said you did? Ah-HAH!!! All right, you listen and listen good, ’cause I get real angry when I gotta repeat stuff I gotta say. Resetting… It’s like pressing an emergency call button.  You press it and I gotta come read you the riot act.  See? Also, you gotta SAVE before you turn the power off.  If you don’t save, it’s the same as resetting. Well, OK… That last part?  I just added that.  Why?  Because I wanted to. Forget about other games for a minute, will ya? I’m here to suggest that you try and play THIS game, Animal Crossing, without  hitting RESET.  Got it? I know what you’re thinking: “Whether I hit RESET or not should be up to me. After all, it’s MY Nintendo GameCube!” Well, sorry.  Rules are rules, OK?  Know what I’m sayin’?  Let’s not make a big deal out of this.  End of discussion. This bein’ our first meeting, I’m gonna let you off easy.  Think of this as a friendly warning from me to you. Oh, one more thing.  This is my job.  I take it seriously.  So next time you see me, it’s no more Mr. Nice Mole. Oh, yeah, and another thing I guess I gotta say here… I really watched my… language…here today.  I’m not usually quite so… you know, so polite. If I’m bein’ truthful here, I gotta tell you… I been told I got what you call an acid tongue.  I sorta…scare people. Hey, that’s…who I am.  Nothin’ I can do about it.  What, I’m supposed to say sorry for bein’ me? Look, it’s nothin’ personal.  I ain’t tryin’ to be mean or cruel or nothin’. I ain’t a monster. For those people who get their feelin’s bruised easily, I gotta apologize in advance.  Just deal with it, OK? The deal is, I get paid to be nasty.  Crazy world, huh?  Ha ha ha ha ha!!! Well, I figure it’s about time for me to get outta here. So, uh… Yeah.  Here’s hoping I don’t have to come see you no more.  Now… SCRAM!”

Music used in this issue:

1: Title Screen by Kazumi Totaka
2: K.K.’s Intro by Kazumi Totaka (or possibly Kenta Nagata, Toru Minegishi or Shinobu Tanaka)
3: Nook’s Cranny by Kazumi Totaka (or possibly Kenta Nagata, Toru Minegishi or Shinobu Tanaka)

Cane and Rinse 74 was edited by Sean O’Brien

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  1. The “neglecting your town” situation actually got much worse in City Folk, which needed you to water every flower each day in order to prevent them from dying, so that if you ignore the town for a few days, all your flowers are dying or dead.
    They also added in grass deterioration, so that if you ran over your grass repeatedly, it would die and there would be nothing but dirt there. It was supposed to make your town more unique, since paths would start appearing where you often walked. It was a nice idea but it meant that if you were someone who ran a lot, all of your grass would disappear and your town would look horrible.
    For me and a lot of others, this meant we would start planning out paths for us to walk on, and we would rarely walk off of the paths, so that the grass would look nice and orderly.

  2. Hi April, thanks for posting. The tending your flowers every day sounds like a step too far in terms of asking players to commit. The paths idea sounds neat, although it also sounds like it could create even more OCD behaviour!

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