Monday, 24 March 2008

While away the winter in Harvest Moon

Karen is pregnant and it seems like she has been that way for some time now, The Fall has passed and winter has begun. No Crops to be harvested, except for the occasional bumper cash crop of pineapples in the Hothouse that pumps up my balance of G. However a flock of 10 chickens and a barn filled to bursting with Cows and Sheep are daily tasks that keep me busy in real time, as time stops whilst indoors in Harvest Moon. They are quite a job to take care of, yet I cannot bear to sell them. The products from my animals I now mostly ship as raw and unmade, as there is no real need for me to earn money. I think that I am already a millionaire farmer who has no worry for cash. Whereas I would never previously nave bought food at the inn, now, I'm a regular customer whenever I pass by!

Anyway back to original reason for this post about whiling away the Winter. I want Karen to give birth as quickly as possible and I have resorted to going to bed as early as 6:30 am! (This just to make time pass as quickly as possible so that I can begin playing as a girl). Karen must think I'm nuts, but then again, she's also not too sane, as she pleads with her unborn child to stop tormenting her. I think that the end of the pregnancy is near, and I shall start contemplating what name I shall give the child when its born. I am truly curious as to its gender too!


Freyashawk said...

Your description of Karen's pregnancy takes me back to FoMT. She was one of the MOST difficult wives... a great sweetheart when walking alone the shore at night, reciting poetry to the girl, but a very spoiled attitude during pregnancy. (Nor did she ever learn to cook! I had to do ALL the cooking as well as all the farmwork.)

I love being rich in Harvest Moon, reaping the rewards of the back-breaking labour at the start of the game. Many players quit the game when they have fulfilled all the goals. To me, that is only the beginning.

Your post is making me wish I could return to Boy & Girl. That is ALL I need right now!

Mountain Gnome said...

Hi Freyashawk

Thank you for your comment! It really is a long and arduous process in real life to get through, and I feel that I am cheating by going to bed so early in the day, but I am also so anxious to see my new child. I also noticed something else, and that is that the game only seems to be at 72% complete. Is that because all the other girls have not yet been married to my rivals?

If so I probably should do something about that, as I DO want to get to 100%.

Then again, Reel Fishing is 'luring' me away too! Hee Hee!

Keep well