Does anyone remember Anchovy from Animal Crossing? I’m pretty sure he was a serial killer in our game.
I played on the same file as my friend Owen after school (this was way back when we were still at school, wow, so like properly over six years ago now). Anchovy at first just made us giggle because he just seemed a bit. You know.
He became, like, really attached to Owen’s character. But eventually it started getting really creepy, like, he’d get angry at Owen when he was gone for too long. Then he’d be talking to my character angrily and being like, “Where is Owen? Have you seen Owen lately?”
So we had this injoke running that Anchovy was Owen’s stalker. We were frankly okay with it (well, I was), until I got a letter from Anchovy in the mail. He said, I’ll never forget this…
Dear Whiskers! I have buried a little surprise for you at D-4. Bring a shovel. Better get it quick!
I dutifully went to the spot and started digging. Owen was like, “jeez, I wonder what the heck it could be, I mean it is Anchovy.”
I’m not making this up. I swear, Nintendo should have accounted for this contingency.
It was a live hamster.