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šŸ§„The Jacketed TerrapinšŸ¢
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Joined ā€¢September 23, 2015
ā€¢June 4, 2015 (under my old account, "TurtleLovingGuy")
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Hello! I call myself "The Jacketed Terrapin", but you can also call me any of the nicknames listed at the end of the "Name Origin" section. I've been an editor on this wiki since September 23rd, 2015; however, I actually started under a different account in June 2015, but I couldn't remember the password to that account, so I made a new one and pretty much abandoned the old one.

Name Origin

Before my current name, I used to be called "TurtleCrossing" (with my old account being named "TurtleLovingGuy"), but I have decided to drop that name altogether because I wanted a name that I felt would identify me better (I initially formatted it as "JacketedTerrapin" before settling with the current name).

While you can probably guess the reasoning for my turtle-themed name and avatar, the jacket in my sona's design is based on an O'Neill jacket I got for Christmas of 2016 (I believe). What really stood out about this jacket for me was that it was covered in faux fur on the inside, thus providing extra warmth whenever it was cold somewhere and it was admittedly a very comfortable jacket to use as a pillow, too :P.

Do note that the jacket has been simplified for my design, as the real-life jacket has thin stripes in its design as well as sporting the O'Neill logo. The jacket also isn't quite that shade of blue, but I thought it looked nicer.

As a side note, you can call me by a few shorter nicknames. Some preferred names are "Terrapin", "Terra", or "T.J.".

My Relation to the Animal Crossing Series

My knowledge for Animal Crossing all started with Super Smash Bros. Brawl, which heavily represented the series despite it not even having a playable character in that game. While I never intended to get into the series at the time, I did have some curiosity for it, and I even watched an English fandub of the Movie (can't remember who did the dub I watched, though).

Somewhere in the early 2010s, I gained this new interest in a little web series called "Happy Tree Friends", and I thought it'd be pretty funny if I mixed a cute video game series with cute animal people with an internet cartoon that's similar in a way but has an emphasis on gore. Looking back at it, I am not really fond of the idea. (Fun fact: The fanfic's equivalent to Flippy was a male Villager, and this was long before the meme that depicts the Villager in Smash Bros. as a psychopathic serial killer)

Anyway, my real first Animal Crossing experience was with New Leaf in 2013. Ever since I got this game, I instantly became hooked and became so attached to it that I wanted to try out other games in the series. My first attempt to try the series' prior installments was by downloading an English patch for the Nintendo 64 game. It was working fine at first, but then it started to crash once it hit I believe Day 3. I then downloaded another English patch from a different website, but the same problem occurred, and it even gave my laptop a virus. Because of these issues, I have never attempted to download emulators since.

My first real pre-New Leaf game was City Folk in 2015, which probably wasn't the best game to start with in hindsight (grass deterioration, villagers saying the same thing over and over again until you enter/exit a building, villagers becoming sad 90% of the time if you don't accept their requests, etc.). That same year, I got Happy Home Designer, which was honestly fine for what it was, although it admittedly shouldn't've been $20.

In 2018, I got Wild World on the Wii U Virtual Console. I have considered getting the physical copy of the game back in maybe 2014 as my second Animal Crossing game, but what made me stop doing so is the fact that the final Tom Nook shop upgrade could not be unlocked without a another player buying an item from the 2nd-to-last upgrade, meaning you not only needed another copy of the game, but another system altogether; while I did have multiple Nintendo DS/3DS systems, the requirement for needing to have another copy pretty much turned me away from owning the physical version. Thankfully, the VC version removed that awful requirement, so I downloaded it with no problem.

In 2020, I got New Horizons. I was planning to get this game as a birthday gift, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic starting to make its rounds around March 2020, I instead had it pre-ordered and available to me by launch. For the first time in my experience with the series, I have actually went out of my way to fully complete the catalog (well, at least the non-furniture items, anyway. Locking the other variants behind stuff like balloons or Jolly Redd's is the absolute worst; so is making the two remaining fruits unobtainable without visiting someone's island).

My Sandboxes

On other NIWA Wikis

SmashWiki: The Jacketed Terrapin
NintendoWiki: The Jacketed Terrapin

My New Horizons Item Checklist

Tops

Able Sisters:

  • Delivery Jacket (Blue, Green, Orange, and Pink unobtained)
  • Dynamic Tank Top (Black, Dark Red, and Navy Blue unobtained) SUMMER ONLY
  • Fired-Up Kanji Tee (All variants unobtained; 4 variants in total) SUMMER ONLY
  • Hawaiian-Print Apron (Mint and Pink unobtained) SUMMER ONLY
  • Layered Polo Shirt (Beige, Black, Blue, Red, White, and Yellow) SUMMER ONLY
  • Open Track Jacket (Berry Red, Green, Navy Blue, and Red unobtained)
  • Pocket Tee (Black, Green, Light Blue, Purple, and Red unobtained) SUMMER ONLY
  • Robot Hero Tee (Black, Blue, Red, and Purple unobtained) SUMMER ONLY
  • Short-Sleeved Uniform Top (All variants unobtained; 4 variants in total) SUMMER ONLY
  • Tee and Towel (Red Towel & White Shirt, Black Towel & White Shirt, Orange Towel & Black Shirt, and Green Towel & Black Shirt unobtained) SUMMER ONLY
  • Tropical Cut-and-Sew Tank (Blue unobtained) SUMMER ONLY
  • Windbreaker (Berry Red, Black, Blue, and Navy Blue unobtained) WINTER ONLY

Apparel Shop:

  • DJ KK Logo Tee (Neon Blue and Neon Green unobtained)
  • Paradise Planning Event Tee (Blue unobtained)

From Mom:

  • Mom's Hand-Knit Sweater (Animal, Chicks, Flowers, M, Star, and Teddy Bear unobtained) OBTAINED IN DECEMBER
  • Mom's Handmade Apron (Animal, Family, Flowers, Fruits, M, and Quilted Pattern unobtained) OBTAINED IN JUNE

Other:

  • DAL Pilot Jacket (from Dodo Airlines)
  • Dirty Tank Top (Black, Light Brown, and Olive unobtained) RECYCLE BIN
  • Ripped Doctor's Coat (All variants unobtained; 2 variants in total) RECYCLE BIN

Bottoms

Able Sisters:

  • Botanical Shorts (All variants unobtained, 2 variants in total) SUMMER ONLY
  • Plover Skirt (All variants unobtained; 3 variants in total) WINTER ONLY
  • Python-Print Slacks (All variants unobtained; 2 variants in total)
  • Rose-Print Skirt (All variants unobtained; 4 variants in total)
  • Rubber Half Apron (Orange and White unobtained)
  • Surfing Shorts (Gray, Green, and Pink unobtained) SUMMER ONLY
  • Yacht Shorts (Light Blue, Pink, and Purple unobtained) SUMMER ONLY

Other:

  • Torn Pants (Black variant obtained, but not in storage) RECYCLE BIN

Dress-Ups

Able Sisters:

  • Athletic Outfit (Navy Blue, Orange, Purple, Red, and Yellow unobtained)
  • Clean-Room Suit (All variants unobtained; 5 variants in total)
  • Cold-Country Bunad (All variants unobtained; 3 variants in total) WINTER ONLY
  • Dazed Dress (All variants unobtained; 3 variants in total) SUMMER ONLY
  • Full-Length Maid Gown (All variants unobtained; 6 variants in total)
  • Ice-Hockey Uniform (Blue, Green, Orange, and White & Blue unobtained) WINTER ONLY
  • Long Down Coat (Beige, Black, Green, and White) WINTER ONLY
  • Long Pleather Coat (All variants unobtained; 3 variants in total) WINTER ONLY
  • Long-Underwear Set (All variants unobtained; 3 variants in total)
  • Ribbons & Hearts Knit Dress (Black, Light Blue, and Purple unobtained)
  • Shorts Outfit (Blue and Pink unobtained) SUMMER ONLY
  • Simple Checkered Dress (Green and Pink unobtained) SUMMER ONLY
  • Sleeveless Shirtdress (Lime and Pink) SUMMER ONLY
  • Tropical Muumuu (All variants unobtained; 5 variants in total) SUMMER ONLY

Headwear

Able Sisters:

  • Emergency Headwear (Silver unobtained)
  • Fast-Food Cap (Black, Blue, Brown, Green, and Orange unobtained)
  • Paper Restaurant Cap (All variants unobtained; 6 variants in total)
  • Plain Do-Rag (Black, Camel, Coral, Green, Navy Blue, Pink, and Red unobtained)
  • Prom Tiara (All variants unobtained; 2 variants in total) APRIL ONLY
  • Punk Hair Wig (All variants unobtained; 5 variants in total)
  • Robo Antenna (All variants unobtained; 4 variants in total)
  • Twisted Hachimaki (Blue, Red, Green, and White unobtained)
  • Watermelon Hat (Unobtained) SUMMER ONLY
  • Wig with Ribbon (All variants unobtained; 6 variants in total)

Gulliver:

  • Geisha Wig (Black, Golden Yellow, and Green unobtained)
  • Kaffiyeh (White unobtained)
  • Sombrero (Green, Natural & Green, Natural & Red, Navy Blue, Orange, and White unobtained)
  • Tam-o'-Shanter (Green unobtained)
  • Tubeteika (Purple unobtained)
  • Turban (Blue and Purple unobtained)
  • Veil (Blue unobtained)

Other:

  • Birthday Hat (Blue and Yellow unobtained) BIRTHDAY
  • New Year's Hat (Green, Light Blue, Pink, and Yellow unobtained)
  • New Year's Silk Hat (Green, Pink, Purple, and Red unobtained)

Accessories

Gulliver:

  • Candy-Skull Mask (Orange unobtained) GULLIVER

Other:

  • Birthday Shades (Blue and Yellow unobtained) BIRTHDAY

Socks

Kicks:

Shoes

Able Sisters:

  • Basic Pumps (All variants unobtained; 8 variants in total)

Kicks:

Bags

Kicks:

  • Apparel-Shop Paper Bag (All variants unobtained; 2 variants in total)
  • Asian-Style Clasp Purse (All variants unobtained; 2 variants in total)
  • Basket Bag (Brown and Light Brown unobtained)
  • Beaded Clasp Purse (Navy Blue and Pink unobtained)
  • Bear Backpack (Black, Light Blue, Pink, and White unobtained)
  • Bread-Print Eco Bag
  • Camo Tote Bag (Green unobtained)
  • Checkered Backpack (Blue and Green unobtained)
  • Clasp Purse (Ash, Blue, Brown, Green, White, and Yellow unobtained)
  • Cloth Shoulder Bag (Blue unobtained)
  • Clutch (Black, Red, and Green unobtained)
  • Delivery Bag (Black, Brown, Green, and Yellow unobtained)
  • Department-Store Paper Bag (All variants unobtained; 2 variants in total)
  • Diamond-Weave Basket Bag
  • Dreamy Backpack (All variants unobtained; 2 variants in total)
  • Dreamy Ribbon Pochette
  • Dreamy Unicorn Pochette
  • Electronics-Store Paper Bag (Light Blue and Yellow unobtained)
  • Fish-Print Eco Bag
  • Flower-Print Eco Bag
  • Foldover-Top Backpack (Green unobtained)
  • Furoshiki Bag (Green and Red unobtained)
  • Instrument Case (Blue, Pink, and White unobtained)
  • Jet Pack (Gray unobtained)
  • Leopard-Print Backpack (Brown, Blue, and Pink unobtained)
  • Logo Paper Bag (All variants unobtained; 3 variants in total)
  • Logo Tote Bag (Navy Blue and Red unobtained)
  • Messenger Bag (Orange unobtained)
  • Panda Backpack (Brown unobtained)
  • Pleather Handbag (Black, Gray, Orange, Pink, and Red unobtained)
  • Polka-Dot Backpack (All variants unobtained; 5 variants in total)
  • Python-Print Shoulder Bag (Gray unobtained)
  • Randoseru (Brown, Green, Light Blue, and Purple unobtained)
  • Retro Sports Bag (Red unobtained)
  • Satchel (Blue, Brown, and Camel unobtained)
  • Schoolbag (Black, Brown, and Green unobtained)
  • Simple Backpack (Gray unobtained)
  • Simple Tote Bag (Blue, Green, Red, and Yellow unobtained)
  • Spacey Backpack (Pink unobtained)
  • Square Shoulder Bag (All variants unobtained; 2 variants in total)
  • Sword in Scabbard (Black and Red unobtained)
  • Tiny-Flower-Print Tote Bag (Yellow unobtained)
  • Veggie-Print Eco Bag
  • Zebra-Print Backpack (White unobtained)
  • Zebra-Print Backpack (Yellow unobtained)
  • Zen Clasp Purse (Dark Blue and Sky Blue unobtained)

From Mom in May:

Umbrellas

Wardell's Catalog:

  • Paradise Planning Umbrella

Wallpaper

Saharah:

  • Backyard-Fence Wall (obtained, but not in storage)

Saharah's Co-Op:

  • Airplane Wall
  • Antique Brick Wall
  • Apparel-Shop Wall
  • Bathhouse Wall
  • Brick Garden Wall
  • Circus Wall
  • Club Wall
  • Coffee-Shop Wall
  • Concession-Stand Wall
  • Frozen-Foods Freezer Wall
  • Graveyard Wall
  • Gray Locker-Room Wall
  • Gray-Shelving Wall
  • Greenhouse Wall
  • Hallway Wall
  • Ice-Cream-Shoppe Wall
  • Limestone-Cave Wall
  • Orange Moroccan-Style Wall
  • Outdoor-Window Wall
  • Pharmacy-Shelving Wall
  • Retro Restaurant Wall
  • Robo-Wall
  • Steampunk Wall
  • White European-Style Wall

Wardell's Catalog:

  • Paradise Planning Wall
  • Room Sketch Wall

Flooring

Saharah's Co-Op:

  • Circus Flooring
  • Fast-Food Flooring
  • Magic-Circle Flooring
  • Natural Flooring
  • Old Board Flooring
  • Patient-Ward Flooring
  • Steampunk Flooring

Wardell's Catalog:

  • Paradise Planning Flooring
  • Room Sketch Flooring

Rugs

Saharah:

  • Blue Medium Round Mat
  • Botanical Rug
  • Brown Argyle Rug
  • Colorful Vinyl Sheet
  • Green Checked Rug
  • Green Kilim-Style Carpet
  • Ivory Simple Bath Mat
  • Lacy Rug
  • Magic-Circle Rug
  • Peach Checked Rug
  • Pink Heart Rug
  • Purple Persian Rug
  • Purple Shaggy Rug
  • Red Argyle Rug
  • Rough Rug
  • Simple Medium Avocado Mat
  • Simple Medium Black Mat
  • Simple Medium Purple Mat
  • Simple Small Black Mat
  • Tatami Mat
  • White Heart Rug
  • Yellow Persian Rug
  • Yellow Stripes Rug

Saharah's Co-Op:

  • Bone Entrance Mat
  • Brown Cow-Print Rug
  • Cookie Rug
  • Dark Square Tile
  • Elegant Blue Rug
  • Gray Brick Rug
  • Imperial Rug
  • Light-Brown Cow-Print Rug
  • Light Square Tile
  • Light Stones Rug
  • Light-Wood Flooring Sheet
  • Light-Wood Flooring Tile
  • Natural-Wood Square Tile
  • Red Exquisite Rug
  • Red Watermelon Rug
  • Simple Entrance Mat
  • Skull Rug
  • Stage Rug
  • White-Wood Flooring Tile
  • Yellow Hawaiian Quilt Rug

Wardell's Catalog:

  • Small Paradise Planning Mat

From Mom:

  • Mom's Cool Kitchen Mat (November)
  • Mom's Lively Kitchen Mat (November)

DIY Recipes

Balloons:

  • Cherry-Blossom Rug (Spring)
  • Maple-Leaf Rug (Fall)
  • Yellow Bamboo Mat (Spring)

Normal Villagers:

  • Stacked Shopping Baskets

Peppy Villagers:

  • Shell Music Box

Snooty Villagers:

  • Pile of Cash
  • Project Table
  • Small Wooden Partition
  • Tree-Stump Rug
  • Wooden Music Box

Big Sister Villagers:

  • Gear Apparatus
  • Gear Tower
  • Golden Gear Apparatus
  • Golden Gear Tower
  • Golden Meter and Pipes

Lazy Villagers:

  • Forbidden Altar
  • Pile of Cardboard Boxes
  • Stacked Fish Containers

Jock Villagers:

  • Wooden Field Sign

Cranky Villagers:

  • Golden Decorative Plate
  • Golden Dharma
  • Mini Golden Dharma
  • Senmaizuke Barrel
  • Stacked Senmaizuke Barrels

Smug Villagers:

  • Open Wooden Shelves
  • Plate Armor

Any Villager:

  • Blue Rose Wreath
  • Cool Hyacinth Crown
  • Cool Hyacinth Wreath
  • Cute Lily Crown
  • Cute Rose Crown
  • Dark Cosmos Crown
  • Fancy Lily Wreath
  • Purple Hyacinth Crown
  • Rose Wreath

Cooking DIY Recipes

Daisy Mae (via purchasing turnips):

  • Bamboo-Shoot Soup
  • Jarred Bamboo Shoots
  • Kabu Ankake
  • Turnip Salad

Fishing:

  • Carpaccio di Salmone (via Salmon)
  • Poke (via Salmon)
  • Salmon Bagel Sandwich (via Salmon)
  • Salmon Sandwich (via Salmon)

Balloons or Villagers:

  • Spooky Cookies (October)

Villagers:

  • Jarred Mushrooms