March 30th, 2020

dua / future nostalgia

ONTD Original: Spice Up Your Animal Crossing New Horizons Parties!



pantherlike and her favourite villager /jk

As some of you may have seen from my comments, my hobby at the moment is messing about with the multiplayer aspect of ACNH and coming up with new games and party themes to make visits more fun than just raiding your best friend for cherries again.

As suggested by kjesta, I've compiled some of my best and brightest ideas (and one that needs improvement, I'll be honest) into a post for everyone to reference! I love hearing about exciting things people do with their game, so if you end up doing any of these, please let me know!

A few of these ideas do allow you to have the connection of a common goal without requiring island visits, so don't fret if you don't have Nintendo Online, there's something for you too!

Long post ahead, so I've put each mini game under a cut.

[Flames On The Side Of My Face]Murder Fainting Mystery Party:

There are no deaths in Animal Crossing NH (or, at least, no murder), but I will certainly try to create some. This is one of the more elaborate ideas, as it takes a great deal of planning and supplies. My version is modelled off Cluedo at the moment, since constructing a more intricate mystery and determining how to play it was too frustrating.

How to Play:

This is elaborate and tailored to my friend group, but you can take this premise and do just about anything with it.

You have to construct your narrative before you do anything else. Decide who was killed (you, the host, is always the best idea), who did it, with what (for the sake of simplicity, make it a basic tool! Strangled by fishing line, axed by an axe, etc), and if you want, where on the island (if you choose to make this approach, make sure you pre-divide your island into areas and make a map available - this works best for parties who have a group chat outside of the AC servers).

Choose your clues: they should hint at the three/four questions. For example: a piece of furniture from the victim’s home, the native fruit of the murderer, the murder weapon, and a shell (indicating the victim was killed on the beach).

The day before the party, send your players mail: state who their character is (if you decide to have set characters), give them a piece of information that will help them solve the mystery (such as the location of a clue), what you need them to bring, and, if you want, a costume. Also, obviously, tell the murderer they’re the murderer.

Prepare your island: place the clues. Make liberal use of the bulletin board, gift wrap, and item burial.

Play in rounds: each round, the players have two options, going in order of who arrived to the island first (or whatever you choose). The first option is to ask another player a yes or no question (is your native fruit oranges? Did you own a pear bed?) that they must answer truthfully. The other option is to look for a clue, which ends when they player finds the clue or two minutes pass. They can only take one clue at a time, and can choose whether or not to share with everyone. (If everyone's cagey with their clues, the murderer wins, so play smart!)

When a player believes that they have solved the mystery, they may make their guess. (best when done to a non AC group chat.) if correct, the game ends. If incorrect, they’re eliminated. If, at the end, all players are eliminated but the murderer, they win the prize.


[Mmm Whatcha Say]Timed Hide and Go Seek:

While hide and go seek is limited by your island and won’t necessarily be difficult, making it a time challenge can add the sense of competition back to it!

How to Play:

One person is seeking at a time. The host will be timekeeper by default for ease, but you can talk to your friends and plan accordingly.

The seeker will enter the resident services tent (or building, depending on the host’s progress) and give the hiders one minute to “hide.” They must announce when they’re going.

After they’ve found a player, that player must return to the town square. When all players have been found, the clock stops, and the process begins again with a new seeker.

At the end, the player with the fastest time wins. (Prize individually determined!)


[If You Want Me, Find Me]Ultimate Scavenger Hunt:

This is a two parter, as it requires players both find items and find their host. That's what makes it ultimate!


How to Play:

Before everyone arrives, the host will leave a list of items across one or two notes on their bulletin board, as well as a drawing that conveys where they'll be located during the challenge. Getting creative with the items is the best way to play: something crafted, certain types of fish or bugs, a specific fruit or flower, a message in a bottle, so on.

Once players believe they've collected the most items they can, they must find the host to tell them, which is the second half of the game. You can choose the winner by time or most items found.

This one is easily modified and can become hyper-specific: a fish-only hunt could take an hour and a half. People could come in and out of the island if you expand it to be multi island and require they bring things from their islands. It's malleable!


[Tens Tens Tens Across The Board]Ten Item Challenge:

You ever seen *Chopped*? This is AC furniture *Chopped*, basically. It’s best played in a tournament format and can have an unlimited number of players, so people without Nintendo Online can participate. (Though they may go unrewarded if they win.)

How to Play:

The contest host chooses a room design theme (this can be anything, from “kitchen” to “undersea mermaid palace” to “sidewalk café”) and each player may use only 10 items (non default walls and flooring are counted as an item each) to make an arrangement that fits the theme. They then submit their picture, and everyone playing votes.

This format can be played with a lot, so it’s quite nice as a multiplayer activity that doesn’t actually require any real travelling but still allows you to be social!

You can also do the same format with a custom design challenge.


[Walk Walk Fashion Baby]Fashion Contest:

While similar to the Ten Item Challenge, this one can be played on a host’s island, and gives everyone a chance to show off their style!

How to Play:

Players arrive to the island with a full inventory of clothing (if they don’t have much clothing, they may want to wait, or reduce the number of rounds.)

The host and judge will announce a theme (from “beach day” to “wedding day” to “dress like your favourite villager”) and the contestants will strut their stuff.

Again, you can play with the format: require a certain item (like, “everyone must wear a hat”) or have custom designs only or have a judging panel, it’s your choice!


[X Marks The Spot]Treasure Hunt:

The credit for this one goes to my dear Lizard. She was the one who inspired my thinking about how to make multiplayer more interesting, so all my love (as usual) goes to her! This is a good one to play with just one person, but can be played with everyone.

How to Play:

One player (or several) brings a wrapped gift to the island, and hides it somewhere on the island. They then leave a message on the bulletin board regarding its location.

Fairly simple, but very, very fun!


[I Would Do Whatever Isabelle Says I Should Do]Isabelle Says:

It’s the classic "Simon Says", but with our favourite pup involved! To be really fun, this requires some group coordination to move together.

How to Play:

The directions are pretty simple for this one. Everyone gathers somewhere where the "Isabelle" can see them, and has tools prepared. Then, the Isabelle calls out commands, but the caveat is that they must say "Isabelle says [do activity]", and if a player does the activity without "Isabelle says" in front of it, they're eliminated. They can also be eliminated if they don't do what Isabelle says, so standing still won't work!

You can modify this in several ways: Isabelle says catch a small shadow fish, for example, eliminating anyone who doesn't get one in the allotted time. Isabelle says get me a piece of furniture.


[Present Roulette - Rihanna]Present Roulette:

My friends and I always bring each other presents when we visit each other’s islands, and present roulette adds a new dimension to gift giving.

How to Play:

At their homes, every player selects an item that they believe to be good — whether because it’s valuable, required seasonal materials, or comes from a travelling merchant, it’s their choice.

The host chooses one object they believe to be “useless” or less valuable. All items in the game except lost items or Gulliver parts, I believe, do have value, and supplies are more valuable than you would think, but it’s more fun when it’s a unique crafted item. (for example, I have a kettlebells recipe that doesn’t fit my aesthetic, and I’d choose that as the “bad” gift.)

Upon arrival at the island, each player is given the official wrapping paper (from the host). You can either require every player purchases it at book’s cranny, or provide it, and each player wraps their gift then drops the paper for the next player to pick up.

Once all gifts have been wrapped, they’re deposited for the host to pick up, and the host will then place them in no real order (it doesn’t matter if players witness the placing or not, since they won’t know which gift the host is dropping).

One by one, the players will choose a gift, with the host last.

Then, everyone opens their gifts, and you all get to laugh at the person who got the host’s. (or not!)


[Boo Tag, AC Edition]Good Old Fashioned Tag, But It's Actually the Mario Party DS Mini Game Boo Tag:

This has the twist of requiring the person who is “it” wear a shirt designating them so. The shirt will then be exchanged between players, who must put it on when they're tagged.

How to Play:

The person who is "it" will wear a specific shirt, and chase the other players around the island. Once they catch a player, they make them "it" instead, and can take off the shirt and leave it on the ground for that player to pick up and put on. Really simple!


[I Am Waiting For It, That Red Light, Green Light]Red Light Green Light But Make It Cover A Whole Island:

A new twist on an old playground classic, this is a team game and is best done with eight players.

How to Play:

Assign teams. If you want to go the distance, the day before, send each player a shirt or other piece of clothing that matches that of the others on their team. If not, inform them of their team and select a captain for each team. (I really recommend matching shirts though.)

This is island layout dependent. Pair off (with one person from each team in the pair) and have two players on each corner of the island. No one is allowed to hold any objects at the start.

Starting with one team, their captain will type “go”, and the players of their teams must attempt to run for an agreed upon landmark (a building or the square are good choices) as the other member of the pair follows them. The other team captain may call “stop” whenever they want, and all of the players must stop where they are. However, if they choose to keep going, they won’t be out unless they are still moving by the time their pair partner also says an agreed upon, unique stop phrase.

(This is mostly self policing and relies on your friends not to cheat or help each other cheat.)

This can be made more elaborate if running for an object gets boring, but the main difficulty is ensuring eliminations. Players will have to think carefully about how much further they can go before their partner says the phrase. They must honour the game and eliminate themselves if they’re still moving but their partner doesn’t see.

If you have any ideas for improving this one, let me know!


Sources: my brain, my friends, image source (a screenshot from my game)

(Sorry this post isn't prettily formatted and for the lack of pictures! I just wanted to get it out ASAP 😊 And sorry for the first post mods, I thought I had one!)
CI Kathryn

Superstore cast blinded by America Ferrera's exit




-Ben Feldman recently revealed that the cast and crew of Superstore were shocked to learn that America Ferrera would be leaving the series.

-America informed Ben of her exit shortly before his directorial debut as the news would be coming out during the shooting of the episode and she didn't want him to feel upstaged or frustrated by the news.

-The rest of the cast and crew learned of the news while filming the episode and with the rest of the world.

-He believes that America's decision to leave the series came late into the season as the writers were not originally writing towards her exit as far as he knows.

-With production shut down and the season wrapped before the proper finale due to Coronavirus, America's exit will not happen in the current season. She has alluded that she will give her character a proper send off sometime when the show starts production on Season 6.

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Do you think Actors should notify their cast mates ahead of news of their depature?
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Doc Antle From “Tiger King” Is The Tiger Handler In Britney Spears’ Iconic 2001 VMAs Performance




The twists just keep on coming! Who would have thought that Britney Spears and Netflix’s latest viral hit “Tiger King” would share a connection. It appears that the Tiger handler on stage with Miss American Dream was Bhagavan “Doc” Antle himself from Tiger King. As you know, Spears had a real tiger on stage with her during her iconic 2001 VMA performance for “I’m a Slave 4 U.” But it’s clear that Banana the snake stole the entire show and grabbed most of the headlines. People online made the connection and some even think Carole Baskin was sitting next to Spears in the audience. However some are contesting whether the second picture is actually Baskin. What do you think?


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...now watch me!



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horny christmas

New dates for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020



-Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony rescheduled for July 23, 2021

-The Paralympics were rescheduled to Aug. 24-Sept. 5.

-Mori said a spring Olympics was considered but holding the games later gives more space to complete the many qualifying events that have been postponed by the virus outbreak.

source= https://twitter.com/Olympics/status/1244596537902202881
milotic

Van Gogh stolen over night raid



A painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh was stolen in an overnight smash-and-grab raid on a museum that was closed to prevent the spread of the corona virus.

The Singer Laren museum east of Amsterdam said that “The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring 1884 ” by the Dutch master was taken in the early hours of Monday.

Museum General Director Evert van Os said the institution that houses the collection of American couple William and Anna Singer is “angry, shocked, sad” at the theft of the painting.

The value of the work, which was on loan from the Groninger Museum in the northern Dutch city of Groningen, was not immediately known. Police are investigating the theft.

Police said in a statement that the thief or thieves smashed a glass door to get into the museum. That set off an alarm that sent officers rushing to the museum but by the time they got there the painting and whoever stole it were gone.

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Celebs Practice Social Distancing at Home



Offset was caught hiding his phone from Cardi while playing video games and he forgot he was on IG live.
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Justin Bieber plays "The Floor is Lava," while hunkering down at home with wife Hailey Bieber, who filmed his attempt.




Post Malone Is Hosting An 8-Day Celebrity Beer Pong Tournament called the “The Ballina Cup,” that will feature celebrities playing from their homes via Instagram Live next week. players include Machine Gun Kelly, Rob Gronkowski, Camille Kostek, Johnny Manziel, Travis Kelce, Trevor Bauer, Mike Clevinger.

The tournament wasn’t only conceived for the sake of entertainment. All proceeds will be donated for coronavirus relief.


source= https://twitter.com/CapitalXTRA/status/1244581642875867137 & https://twitter.com/ComplexMusic/status/1243999159612518400 & https://twitter.com/sohh/status/1244326325063757826 & https://twitter.com/WNDU/status/1244098453543825408

stay safe, stay at home and wash your hands. please don't be this guy
H - Eroda

Dua Lipa's new album Future Nostalgia is out, gets amazing reviews



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Currently sitting with a 89 metacritic score from 16 reviews, and a 9.2 user score, needless to say her sophmore album is quite successful already. Pitchfork gave the album 7.5, and the other reviews are also more or less 4/5 stars. HDD predicts 250-300K album equivalent units, 100-150K in actual sales.

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ONTD have you listened to the best pop album out there rn ? If not...
Stream on Spotify | Apple Music | Vinyls and merch
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Rihanna covers British Vogue



Bad Gal Rih Rih stars on the second of two special covers for the May 2020 issue of British Vogue.

"I can’t say when I’m going to drop, but I am very aggressively working on music. I feel like I have no boundaries. I’ve done everything – I’ve done all the hits, I’ve tried every genre, now I’m just wide open. I can make anything I want."

— Rihanna on #R9 to British VOGUE

source= https://twitter.com/BritishVogue/status/1244691837748723714
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ONTD Roundup

Florence

Coronavirus Causes Dip in Podcast Listening



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since a lot less people are commuting these days podcast downloads are down by 10%

news podcasts are down by 10%

true crime podcasts are down by 30%

sports podcasts are down by 13%

comedy podcasts are down by 15%

for comparison, TV ratings are up a lot

Good Girls 3x08 Promo "Nana"



Beth agrees to pick up a mysterious package for Rio in order to get back in his good graces. Just as Annie finds unexpected support from Josh, she receives devastating news about an old friend. Meanwhile, Stan has a surprise for Ruby that makes her question their involvement with crime.



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What's everyone's thoughts on this season? Are you guys as disapointed as I am?
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Michael C. Hall (Dexter, Six Feet Under) is in a band





Dexter actor Michael C. Hall is now part of a pop band. The Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum are made up of Michael plus two musicians he met on the set of Broadway's Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Peter Yanowitz and Matt Katz-Bohen.

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girls

Tiger King may help police solve disappearance of Carole Baskin's husband



-Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister says the disappearance of Don Lewis is still an active cold case
-He's using the show's popularity to gather attention for the case
-Joe Exotic (and a majority of the internet?) thinks Carole fed him to the big cats

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Selena Shares Her TV, Movie and Music Must-Haves during quarantine.

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What have you been enjoying during your social isolation?

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Britney Spears wishes Mariah Carey a Happy Birthday, Mariah responds 🦋



On Friday, Britney wished Mariah a Happy Birthday and Mariah responded. The two pop icons showed admiration for each other. 🦋




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Mariah/Britney appreciation post?

The View: Gretchen Whitmer, Jonathan Karl, Hot Topics

Panel is Whoopi, Joy, Sunny, Meghan, and Sara



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAU3e4zCQeo

Sara promotes the tiktok distance challenge. Record yourself on any platform, then tag @charlidamelio and #distancedance. The first 3M posts, P&G will make a donation to help families in need.

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Ontd did you go outside and breathe fresh air today?

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BOP

Sony Pictures Runs from The Rest of the Year because of Coronavirus.

Because of the Rona, Sony has run from 2020.

  • Greyhound (Columbia Pictures) – TBD (from 6/12/2020) - The war movie with Tom "Not Tripping" Hanks

  • Fatherhood (Columbia Pictures) – 10/23/2020 (from 1/15/2021)

  • Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (Columbia Pictures) – 1/15/2021 (from 08/07/2020)

  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Columbia Pictures) – 03/05/2021 (from 07/10/2020)

  • Sony/Marvel Morbius (Columbia Pictures) – 03/19/2021 (from 07/31/2020) - The vampire movie with Jared "What Pandemic?" Leto


I guess we can call Peter Rabbit 2 the new New Mutants at this rate.

Oddly, it doesn't seem that The Mitchells vs The Machines Connected has been pushed from late September.

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‘Strega Nona' author Tomie dePaola is dead at age 85



Tomie dePaola, the prolific children’s author and illustrator, died Monday at age 85.

DePaola died at the Dartmouth-Hancock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, according to his literary agent, Doug Whiteman. Last week he was badly injured in a fall and he died of complications following surgery.

His career spanned over 50 years and he worked on close to 250 books. More than 15 million copies have been sold worldwide and his books have been translated into more than 20 languages.

His most famous character, Strega Nona, debuted in 1975. His book, “Strega Nona: An Original Tale,” was a Caldecott finalist for best illustrated work. He wrote nine more books about the character, including “Strega Nona’s Magic Lessons” and “Strega Nona Meets Her Match.”

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RIP. :(
Florence

A Mommy "Influencer" Is Getting Tons Of Hate Online For Fleeing NYC



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big shot mormon mommy blogger Naomi Davis (Love Taza) lives with her 5 kids and an unemployed husband on the Upper West Side in a two bedroom apartment

last friday night they rented a RV to drive "west" (assuming Utah, where they have family)

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Hozier pays tribute to COVID-19 victims on RTÉ One's The Late Late Show



Hozier was on the Late Late Show to help raise funds for Childline as they have been inundated with calls due to the pandemic. He performed a Sean-nós style of the traditional Irish ballad, The Parting Glass - dedicated to those who have lost their lives to COVID-19.

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