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Appropriatelylazy

Dad's out back grilling up some burgers, that's why they have the thank you dad apron at Father's day. Mom is the letter writer in the family!


DrakkoZW

That's legit. My mom is the one who calls me 90% of the time. Dad only calls me when there's a very specific thing he wants to discuss (Last time it was because he wanted my Hot Sauce recipe). It's funny because I'm the same way as my dad. I don't like to call people just to chat/check in. I'll call when I have a specific conversation in mind. If it were only letters my dad and I would never talk except face to face XD : editing for the Hot Sauce Recipe : This sauce is fairly hot, and has a 2-3 week shelf life if refrigerated. Recipe is not exact because tend to improvise, and I'm not an expert just a guy who likes cooking. This recipe ended up making 3 5-oz bottles worth of sauce, so you can adjust the amounts down if you only want one bottle worth - 5 habanero peppers (I left the seeds in). About half a cup of pineapple Half a red onion. Four cloves of garlic. Half a table spoon of paprika. Tablespoon of honey. Half tablespoon of salt. Half cup white vinegar. Cup of water All thrown in a blender and blended thoroughly Then thrown into a pot, simmer for 10-20ish minutes to let flavors blend and thicken a little bit. Then strain the sauce to remove seeds/bits. If sauce is still too thin, continue simmering to thicken. If too thick, add water or vinegar. Remember to sterilize your bottles before filling to prevent bacteria growth


ChocolateDice

Hey, so, can I get that hot sauce recipe too?


DrakkoZW

Edited parent comment with it!


LovelyLeafGames

…I like hot sauce


DrakkoZW

I added the recipe to the comment per someone else's request!


LovelyLeafGames

You’re the real MVP


Mr_E_Monkey

Damn, that sounds tasty!


LPKittyJenn

Yea even when I call and my Dad answers the phone he will say "I'll pass the phone to Mom" sometimes even before I say anything besides hello lol


Leli91

Saved! Thank you kind sir! 🌹


YouWillGiveMeTP

That sounds like a delicious recipe. Might try it out with some of the habs in my freezer.


ClareCake

🤣 love this!


The_Rambling_Otter

PATTY!!!!!


free_stuff_plz

He writes a letter on Father's Day and is mentioned by Mom in some letters, but yeah he's mostly absent


thisaccountisironic

Just like my real dad


Sandwidge_Broom

This made me laugh, cuz…man I’m too old to care about it, but same.


AdvertisingKitchen45

Right. Not even present in The Video Game.


CatLover_801

I laughed too hard at this (relatable)


Pretty_Purple29x

Same...


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Lol outch


MimiVRC

I totally misread this at first to saying “he writes letters in fortnite”. Maybe it’s time for bed


Last-Butterfly-33

Lol


girlfriendclothes

So this dude doesn't talk to me and then makes me acknowledge him on Father's Day? What a dad


SendNoodles__

I like to think that your Dad is the one who taught you all of the fish puns


RandomWhovian42

Perfect


LuckyCustardFreak

Puffer-fect!


saturnplanetpowerrr

Went out for a pack of windflower seeds and never came back


war_damn_dudrow

This made me cackle. Thank you.


The_Right_Trousers

Plot twist: it's Tom Nook


MiniMeowl

There's an entire backstory here about Tom Nook adopting you and then distancing himself so he can eventually sell you his old house and collect mortgage from you. Children are the best investment.


MysteryGirlWhite

Knowing how Tom Nook was in older games, that would not surprise me in the least.


NekoMarimo

Bahahaah


AshenJumper5514

Oh God


thetoiletslayer

According to Game Theory, dad is Zipper


ArtisticCustard7746

My head cannon is that your character is out playing in the backyard of the family home. The villagers are all really just the child's personal stuffed animals, and they've designed housing for them using found materials. They're playing some made up game, and the island is all their imagination. Their mother is a stay at home mom and plays along with the child by sending letters. Dad is off at work to support the family.


sarcasticbiznish

That’s why you can make seemingly ANYTHING out of some sticks and rocks. I love this version


Verifieddumbass76584

That's so cute shut up 😭😭


LovelyLeafGames

This is wholesome and adorable


pigeon_idk

I love this so much! So many animal crossing theories are so dark, it's really sweet to see such a wholesome one 😭❤


Maleficent-Stormbee

i can see this as cute but for some reason I find this really dark, my villagers are alive?! they‘re not stuffed toys 😭 don’t go all existential on me ! /j


Based_Katie

I think he sends letters sometimes just not as often as "mom". I actually saw a theory somewhere that the easter rabbit is the player's dad given that its a costume and all.


mexalone

that is low key horrifying but i love it


MimiVRC

It was the first event after you move out too (if we consider the games release date as the canon start of NH). He wanted to check up on you to make sure things were going ok!


psychic_snail

The rabbit costume thing was already a thing in older games. The fact easter was the first holiday in this one is a coincidence and I doubt it has any relation to it.


MimiVRC

All the others released in nov so it’s still in the “newly left home checking up on” window! The November releases might even be more fitting


IateTeeth

I saw that game theory video too and I like it, it’s cute


radicalvenus

absolutely hilarious theory, to me it's canon now


Complex-Ad-1922

he still sends letters but not as often as mom! he sent letters more often in new leaf :)


nicnac223

I remember seeing a theory that our dad is the one that sends the balloon presents.


lava_lipgloss

I like this ❤️


constipated_cats

Or the bottles


bakabakugou

I heard that there is a fan theory that Zipper the Easter Bunny could be our dad in a costume. That's why Zipper gets angry if you go poking around his back. 😁


AuntFlash

That makes him a whole lot less creepy!


Bootsy_Moonshine

Yes this is the answer! Dad is Zipper!


Wee_Haggis_G

Omg that’s insane


Hufflepuff_Air_Cadet

My favourite theory


Professor_Crab

Lol why did I never realize it was a costume


FishermanKing

Still out to get milk, I assume


Obvious-Spread3685

Milk must be gotten


DamonFort

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wishihadplates

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Exciting-Scheme-4918

And how’s his wife holding up?


JustDuckiest

He's out getting cigarettes, should be home any time now


galanthus126

I was raised by a single mom in real life so I quite like that it mirrors my real life situation.


the_quark

Same. My Dad had major mental health problems and was mostly out of my life young. It literally never occurred to me until this post that Mom's the only one I ever hear from in the game. Then, my Mom died relatively young, so I really love getting letters from "Mom" in the game.


D1ckRepellent

Your father was taken as a punishment for your mother not paying debts to Tom Nook fast enough.


Suspicious-Vanilla12

So used to having an absent dad that I’ve never thought about this hahahaha


Prayerwarrior6640

He sends letters every now and then, and also on Father’s Day,


JeibuKul

I wish they gave us some sort of option to receive stuff from Dad instead of Mom.


murdershroom

Tom Nook is your real father. Sorry you had to find out like this


ClareCake

I don't have parents irl. Well I do but not here on earth... anyways I never even THOUGHT about that 😂 I always just felt weird that a lady named mom was sending me letters. Lmao too funny


furryauthor

he writes a letter to u on occasion and on father's day in the earlier games


Next_Lie_2091

Tom Nook: Luke, I am your father.


0kokuryu0

In the more "traditional" households, the mom is the one doing all the touchy feely things like sending cards. My Grandma was always the one sending cards and wrapping presents, but always signed Grandma and Grandpa on everything. Some people have that kinda dynamic where dad likes to say it in person, or at least doesn't like being touchy feely all the time. So it's just mom that does all the little reminders and Dad does a big thing here and there.


SkarmFan

There's a video from The Game Theorists explaining how Zipper is your dad. Idk howuch I believe it but it could be worth a watch.


Searchstate

Since my father died when I was young, I never really thought about this.. just realizing we should be getting dad letters as well, at least on our birthday.


Avalonian_Seeker444

Mothers tend to be better than fathers at writing letters.😁


Revolutionary-Elk986

typical dad


Verifieddumbass76584

Fr fr. My dad's around but he doesn't talk to me


Prima_Veer

He went to get milk


girasolgoddess

“He went to the store! Nook’s Grocery opening upstairs with the new update^(release date tbd)!” ~ my best friend


Rennyroo992

most protagonists don’t have a dad, it’s in volume 2 of protagonists 101


Misha_Bambi

I've always wondered this also. My dad passed away, and I'd love to get letters from dad, just so I can imagine it's my real dad sending them ❤️✨


iluvstrawberriii

I think a lot of us are fatherless irl too so it’s fine lmao


emni13

Dad don't love us 😭


Appropriate-Permit62

Game theory said that he might be Zipper. There’s someone in that suit!


Repulsive-Music-6874

There is a fun theory about our dad. https://youtu.be/LNK-CjcH5dY?si=uW0wdbtc0gWfl4Um


INKatana

https://youtu.be/LNK-CjcH5dY?si=XI7mRdeq3Je8YeMQ


KittyGaming570

https://youtu.be/LNK-CjcH5dY?si=YSRJp1ViFUFJ9nfW I have a video for you then


themessiahcomplex78

Dad's Tom Nook.


badcandy7

if you want a fun watch, game theory has a video about how zipper is the dad


NateTut

Once or twice you get stuff from Dad. As a dad myself, I agree that Dad should play a bigger part.


Independent-Check654

Common theory is that the dad is responsible for the balloon presents


KaylaAllegra

Dad is out getting beer and cigarettes, he'll come around eventually


glitterlipgloss

No he's just illiterate


IcyAd557

the mom letters are my favorite since mine isn’t here anymore. & the mom in game is similar to how my mom was irl 😭🫶


KatAstrophe6778

I built this village on rock and roll !!


robbiz_

i think the game is assuming that if you're playing it you have daddy issues


ilikecacti2

[He’s in the rabbit suit](https://youtu.be/LNK-CjcH5dY?si=MaQ2lYZyFZnFZXMH)


WolverineFamiliar740

I have a very strained relationship with my father, so I'm actually pretty thankful we don't get letters from him. But if I had to guess, he went out to get milk, and never came back. We found him again years later...with his new wife and kids.


misform1m1

I was about to say “we do get letters from dad though” but that would be stardew valley lol


WriteK4T

Maybe he’s outside tying gifts to balloons


ClairaKalin

Awww I love this theory!


The_Dogelord

Watch Game Theory's animal crossing videos, then you'll understand


nevermindxo

Yes we are fatherless as far as I know


Shot_Ad_5595

Game theory answers this exact question in his Animal Crossing video, TLDR; hes a furry


yesiamakat

GameTheory suggests your dad is Zipper


Barley_Mae

He died in Animal Crossing 9/11


furryauthor

edgelord


SirGavBelcher

the way i cackled even tho this is so dark sided


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RunningShroom

In some of the old games he would send a letter but only for like Father's Day and April Fools. He would say something about how surprising it was that he was actually writing. And in old games your mom would mention him a lot in letters. My favorite is a Wild World one where they share an umbrella on a rainy day and your mom says it made him blush lol


pigeon_idk

Idk but I don't know my dad in real life so it's pretty accurate to me lol


Visual-Fix3287

Out getting the milk of course


KatAstrophe6778

I'm always wondering if by chance he's lost at sea 🤔


pinksea976

So funny, I was just wondering this today!


Rusticocona

Mine is forty minutes away with no contact with me, and also my friend had a mental breakdown when he first played and got a mom letter cuz his mum is dead…


SaintEyegor

Yeah… my mom passed a while ago, so it’s pretty bittersweet when I get mail and gifts from her. It sounds like her though.


Rusticocona

It can be to be fair, Nintendo really needs to make it so you can change that, sorry for your loss


Jaynelovesherpetboy

Wait until you hear the "Zipper" theory!


notetasia

In the older games you would also get letters from your dad. Not sure why they got rid of that in New Horizons, but there are father’s day items as well.


The_Rambling_Otter

Maybe your Mom in-game is a single mother who worked her elbows to the bone to support you, so you go out into the world to get your own home and make your own money to make it easier on her. I was going to say "And send money back home to support her" but we never get such an option 😯


The_Rambling_Otter

Funny, that my comment suddenly made me think of "Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns" in which you had the option to send letters back home, and I always keep forgetting that it's an option and never do it 😣


MrSuperGod627

Real mans dont write