Let’s Talk: ACNH Group Stretching (Buttons Vs Motion)

Good Afternoon! Even though it’s still technically morning, but it’s also close to the afternoon! Hope you’re all having a good start to the week and that you enjoyed your weekend!! Happy Monday, you know I must say, if I’m being honest Mondays kind of leave me with mixed feelings….some days I actual enjoy it and don’t mind it much, but I also have days where I’m feeling like Garfield the cat thinking to myself “Mondays” I think most people feel that way though when it comes to Mondays usually, where it’s either a hit or miss at times!

I personally don’t consider Mondays to be all that bad, it just depends on how the day is going or how it feels, but I say we should show the day that starts our week a bit of love, I mean it kind of has a bit of a charm to it wouldn’t you say!? To each their own I guess, anyway…..you might be able to tell what this post is going to be like and what it’s about, today I want to talk about Animal Crossing, because if I’m being honest, it’s who I am inside and I love talking about it! I don’t know what it is about this game, but it just always brings so much joy into my life, I can go away from it for a while, but it’s always going to be the thing I come back to and you know what!?

I don’t mind it and I hope that it’s okay and if it’s not well then…..that is perfectly alright, I’m still going to share upon it anyway, because I can’t help myself, it’s what I love and I’m not ashamed to admit that!! Okay now that I’ve got that all out of my system…kind of….let’s discuss the group stretching that Nintendo brought back to us after sooo many years, for those that never played this game or aren’t familiar with the Animal Crossing series, back when the game first released and when I say game, I’m talking about the very first Animal Crossing off the GameCube (What a gem that console was…..that might just be my opinion though)

We were given a lot of cool features, one of them allowed you to get up early and join in on a nice workout session with some of the villagers in town, which was called morning aerobics, literally you had to get up early in order to catch this one, but if you happened to miss it, well then you’d just be watching the villagers work out, if you made it on time, I personally never tried this, I didn’t know at the time that they even had these cool things you can actually join in on, it was after I hadn’t played it in years that I learned about it, I always wanted to experience it though, but then again I didn’t really understand the concept of Animal Crossing back then either…..it wasn’t until New Leaf that I really fell in love with game and started to understand fully what it was actually about!!

So even though I didn’t quite get the game all those years ago even after trying them out and being frustrated and confused on what I was meant to do….it was always this thing I found myself becoming drawn to not really knowing why exactly I was so drawn to it…..but it always left me feeling happy and excited whenever I heard about it, eventually I got the game and the rest is history!!

Back to the group stretching part of this blog…as already stated, Nintendo gave us back something that a lot of people enjoyed from the older games, although it’s called something different, it’s still the same concept to the original! I’ve done the group stretching in New Horizons about 3-4 times now I’d say, the first 3 was just using the buttons which was quite hard, believe it or not, I say that because you have to time it properly otherwise it’s going to look a bit funny, the best way to explain it is….it’s kind of like a rhythm game, It’s the got the same mechanics as if you’re playing Bust a Groove, only you’re there for about 5-10mins max!!

Live From My Main Island….Group Stretching Button Option

If you even slip up once, just prepare to be lost, while everyone else is in sync and you’re there looking like an Octopus with no control of it’s arms…..okay that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but it’s pretty much like that as well lol! If you’re someone that likes everything in a fashionably order and you love to see everything synched up nicely…..just know you’re going to feel slightly triggered when it’s not like that, mind you I’m just talking about the buttons….I haven’t even gotten to the whole motion side of it yet…speaking of that…..I tried that for the very first time today, group stretching with the motion option using the controllers (you only need one controller by the way) that was….an experience…..but it was a fun experience, I enjoyed it….although I wasn’t quite on beat with everyone, but then again….I’m not really that coordinated with a lot of things, hence why I never played sports back when I was in school….

Fun fact:

Had I played a sport….it would’ve been Football (Soccer) or badminton (fun fact on me just learning that this is an actual sport and not just something that was played for fun) would I had played it as a sport if there was a team….maybe, but also no, I think I prefer to play it just for fun to be fair, but football (Soccer) I would have definitely considered trying out had I played a sport

Me Again…..Group Stretching With The Motion Option (better option in my opinion)

Back to Animal Crossing, regardless to my coordination for certain things, that doesn’t mean I won’t still try my best, now if you were to ask me….which do you prefer buttons or motion!? I would pick motions, for the simple fact that, it’s fun….yes the buttons are fine, but it’s called group stretching which means you need to move, yes I’m not always timed perfectly with everyone….but even when I’m not, I still have a good time doing it, plus I feel the motion option to be a better way to really feel like you’re really participating as well as really bonding with some of your villagers and the NPC’s that join it, most importantly, by choosing the motion option, you’re giving your body the exercise that it needs which means you’re caring for yourself, yes it’s a quick and light workout, but if it’s something you can have fun with, why wouldn’t you want to join in on the fun!?

You have to admit that, it’s pretty flipping cute seeing the villagers and everyone having a good time group stretching, by the way sometimes the villagers and NPC’s go off a beat as well so if you look a fool you won’t be a fool alone which is great!! That’s my thoughts on the Animal Crossing Group Stretching mini game whatever you want to call it!!

What are your thoughts, have you played the group stretching mini game!? If so do you prefer using the button option or the motion option!?

P.S.

I was going to to add the videos of each group stretching, but I’m unable to share the video as I don’t have the proper plan for it, so instead I hope you don’t mind the still photos of it! No need to fret though (not that you are) as I’m sharing it on my twitter so, if you want to see both examples with the actual video (button option VS motion option, you can find it here: Daydreamer Lex (that’s the twitter I use for these posts and the only social media I have at the current moment)

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

11:11….This Is Where You Make A Wish

Good Afternoon…..Happy Thursday or as Isabelle from Animal Crossing would say Friday’s Eve which is a bit true if you really think about it…..I mean every time Thursday rolls around you know it’s time to celebrate because that’s when you know you’re close to the weekend time! I hope that everyone’s week has been going alright….I must say this week has gone by pretty quickly don’t you think, I mean the fact that we’ve already arrived at Thursday and we’re almost at Saturday is a bit mad, but it’s also good too so I won’t complain about it!

Now I know what you’re probably thinking….what is this title of a post!? Well if you don’t already know today is November 11th, that might not seem like a very important thing and for some it might not be, as far as you’re concerned it’s just a month and a day, but the fact that we’ve come to the 11th month on the 11th day, is very big actually, it’s a bit hard to explain it, but if you know anything about it then you’ll understand what I mean here. If you don’t quite get what the importance is with 11:11 then I’m probably going to sound crazy…..but to put it in few words in the best way that I can explain it….11:11 is the number of being aligned, so if ever you are to see this number it means that you are exactly where you’re supposed to be in this moment, at least that’s part of it anyway, this number can mean a lot of different things!

Believe it or not it’s not only 11:11 that is important, although it’s what most people know of to be of importance the most, but every number is important! If you’re constantly seeing the same number all of the time however, be it a favorite number, your birthday or just a random number that you find follows you everywhere you go, you might want to look into that number, there could be a message in them for that you need to know! Every number has it’s own special thing to it, but it’s when a single number is tripled or you see it as a 4 digit, maybe 5 digit number to where it can become even more powerful!

So for example say you see the number 555 or 444 and it’s not just once that you see it, maybe you notice you’re seeing it twice in one day or every time you are out for a walk….if you’re constantly seeing these triple digit numbers, take a really good look at them….especially if ever you find yourself wondering about them and why you’re always seeing them so much! You might at times come across numbers like 2222, 3333 and are wondering what exactly they mean….just know you might want to add it to your “definitely need to look into that” list, when you start seeing 4 digits instead of 3 it means you’re meant to pay close attention!

When these numbers appear constantly they’re inviting you to research the message they have for you, so that you can understand what it is they want you to know! It probably doesn’t make much sense I know, it’s okay if this sound like a weird language, but there is something to them, if you choose to look into them! So if you ever feel yourself becoming just a little curious to why you’re always seeing the same number over and over again, it’s probably because there’s a message for you that is important for you to know! Numbers are a bit weird and they can seem quite complicated, but they can be pretty helpful in knowing things that may be going on in your life that you may not be aware of!

It’s kind of like getting a message in a bottle every day or anytime you need to know something that you may have missed, it keeps you in the know and allows you to stop and really think about certain things! It can also be a good way to know if you’re on the right track! What I mean by that is say you have an idea, but you aren’t really sure if you should go forth with it or you just need a bit of encouragement…..it could also just be maybe you’re wanting a confirmation on something that may come out to be exactly what you had in mind originally, things like that it’s the best way I can explain it at least….

There’s many ways though to find out if you’re on the right track of something, but numbers are one of the best ways of knowing more, without knowing more if that makes sense!? That way you get to understand better and really know what something is, be it a thought, emotion, a random idea, whatever it is you’re needing or may need help with!

Back to 11:11 though…..there’s more to this number then what I’ve explained, but if you want to keep it simple and you believe in what most people call superstitions, if you haven’t already…..make a wish later on tonight at 11:11pm and when you do take a deep breath with your eyes close and think of something that you would like to happen or would want and wish for it! Let the universe know what it is you have in your heart that you would like to share and if you don’t have anything specific in mind you can always just choose to have something continue that is very important to you and show that you appreciate and are grateful for those things!

You don’t have to feel like you need to say a lot, you could just say thank you to what you already have and just for the moment that you’re in and if you want you could even use that wish for someone else to have, it’s whatever you feel and how you choose to use that wish, I hope that you all choose well, take care, stay safe and have a good rest of the day!

Update

Here’s my latest podcast episode, I actually recorded it a little bit earlier during the late evening, I’m not going to lie it’s a bit of a weird one, also it’s got a bit of this post in it, but it’s not all the same, if you’re interested check it out! There’s a glitch again…so if you see episode 45 instead of 46 you know why…..I’ll give it a day to fix itself until then…..you can listen to the episode here: It’s November 11th….and I’ve Got A Few Things To Say With It Ep. 46

It's November 11th….and I've Got A Few Things To Say With It Ep. 46 Daydreamer's Podcast

Good Evening….hope you've been well! In today's weird episode, we talk on the topic of November 11th and it's importance a bit, we also go one about numbers and what not….oh and I also share my thoughts about the animal crossing update and what I like of it so far! Pretty much this episode is a random one so to speak….
  1. It's November 11th….and I've Got A Few Things To Say With It Ep. 46
  2. Animal Crossing In November…..(Slight Monthly Chat) Ep. 45
  3. Animal Crossing Direct Thoughts (Part 1) Ep. 44
  4. Let's Talk: The Final Ultimate Character Joining The Roster & The Upcoming Animal Crossing Direct Ep. 43
  5. Monthly Chats (October Thoughts) Ep. 42

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

Octember Weekend….Just Go With It!

Good Evening! Hope you’re all doing well! We’ve come to the end of the week which also means we’ve just finished the first week of November and are headed towards the weekend and will be getting ready for the 2nd week ahead! I’ll admit it’s still a little shocking that we’re in November, I mean the last days of October we’re literally well last weekend, hope you all had a good Halloween by the way if you celebrated it at! I didn’t really do much on Halloween, just stayed in…..to be fair you don’t really do much other than going door to door asking random people for free candy…..it’s pretty much all there is to the holiday if you really think about it, at least the tradition of it anyway!

However if you’re the kind to see it more than just that and you celebrate the deeper spiritual side of it than it might mean something more to you and if so it’s a different story ain’t it!? That being said, I know that it’s not always about the candy with Halloween, most people enjoy it for the decorations, costumes, the feel of it even, I guess it all depends how you choose to celebrate it really, for kids they probably love it for the candy mainly, but also the costumes…..I mean what kid doesn’t like to dress up, better yet what kids doesn’t like getting a whole load of candy!? That’d be the real question,

If you were to create a poll on what everyone’s favorite thing about the spooky season is well then you’d be in for a load of many different answers, wouldn’t you!? We all know Halloween has a bigger story to it, beside the candy, costumes, decorations all that jazz, but most of us don’t tend to focus on the actual reason of Halloween just the fun stuff you can do with it, but yeah I don’t really know why I’m going on about Halloween during November, I mean it was last weekend, why is October coming in to head, I’m not sure…..guess there was a few things that I wanted to say with it!

Into November though….what can we say about it, well we were on Monday and now we’re on Friday which will tell you how quick this week went by, the first of November had a bit of both pretty alright and not alright at least for me, the rest of the days wasn’t so bad…..I mean one good thing is that we got the new Animal Crossing update, although it’s release happened a day earlier than expected, well two days early if you want to get technical, I mean we were meant to be getting it today on the 5th of November at least it was announced to be released on the 5th, however Nintendo had other plans in mind and had the thought of “You know what would be grand, if we just dropped the update two days early, that would surely catch everyone off guard and have them losing their minds”

Which they were right about about I didn’t learn of it until yesterday, but once I updated my game, I barely knew what to do with myself when experiencing all the new things we had gotten…..it was quite the chaotic, but not the chaotic day in the Animal Crossing world, although we had the update come to us early, we did have something to unbox for the 5th of Nov that being the second installment of Happy Home Designer off the 3DS, but the newer version of course that is Happy Home Paradise, which I plan on getting, just not sure when exactly I want to get it, but it’s in the wish list!

So that’s kind of what November has brought so far….there’s been a few other things as well, but for the most part, this week has been okay, sure there’s been some slight changes with it, but it was still an okay week I feel! We arrive to another weekend and then on to another week, but before we get to that second week, for now let’s just enjoy the weekend as it comes, hopefully it’s not been too bad of a week for you guys, if it was a bit stressful or was a bit rough starting, I hope you’re able to enjoy a nice chillax weekend with all your favorite things waiting for you, but if it was a good week for you, well I still wish you all a well deserved chillax weekend as well!

P.S.

I recently uploaded a new Podcast episode, it’s a bit of a short one compared to the other ones, but if you guys are interested it’s up if you want to check it out!

Animal Crossing In November…..(Slight Monthly Chat) Ep. 45 Daydreamer's Podcast

Good Evening….Hope you guys are doing well! In today's episode we talk a bit about the month of November and how it's been so far even though we're still in the first week of it, as well as some Animal Crossing and it's early update release that decided to drop during the late evening on the 3rd of Nov….it's a bit of a short one this episode, but I felt I wanted to check in with you guys and share some thoughts!

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa

The 1st Of November….(Short Post)

Good Evening! Hope everyone has been doing alright, hard to believe that we’re already in the month of November, I hope those who celebrated Halloween enjoyed themselves yesterday and got a good amount of candy at that! I’m not really sure how to describe the start of the month, I guess you can say it’s been….all over the place, it’s hasn’t quite gotten it’s feet on the ground entirely just yet, but you can tell it’s trying despite the stress and non stress…it’s just been pretty weird is what I mean, however it did just start sooo….it’s a little too soon to talk fully about it!

It might be a lot different for you guys though, maybe some of you are trying to sort out things and get yourself going in a way, some might be doing a bit of self reflection, maybe November has got you in all sort of ways, it’s got me feeling different things that’s for sure….that being said, again November just started, we still got time to turn it around somehow! I thought I at least had an idea to what November was going to be like, but now I’m having to sit and think of what I want it to be like, although that was probably going to be something I thought about anyway regardless, with every new month, you tend to think about what could come from it!

November is no exception to that, I have to think up some new ideas that I would like to bring for this month, with October I tried to stick with the themes I had for it, but I will admit that I didn’t really do everything I had in mind for it, so with November I’m hoping that I can come up with new things and see what they turn into, all while trying to keep my cool in all of it as well! I guess I just need to feel out this month and see what works with it….try and find a good footing to it!

Yeah, I don’t really know what else to say….so I guess this post is meant to be a short one for now, I hope that you all have had a good start to November and that it continues to be all that you hoped for and some that is still yet to be unknown and unexpected, but good as well!

All The Love ❤ ❤

Lexa