Happy blogiversary Addicterinos!
Well, we’ve been here for just about 6 months and still going strong. While you have been following all our madness, you may be wondering just who are “these people” blogging about TSTO. Well, in honor of our 6 month mark, we decided to unveil a little bit more about ourselves. At Addicts, we like to think of ourselves as a different kind of blog team. Every one on Addicts is actually cool with each other and we work behind the scenes every day to bring you what you hopefully think of as the Best. Site. Ever.
Alright, getting to the point. We’ve been at this crazy TSTO blogging gig since August and every day I find myself truly humbled that thousands of folks come here just to see what we have to say about The Simpsons Tapped Out. I know I like to actually know a little about the authors I read, so I figured I’d take the chance to take you away momentarily from all the Valentine’s Day Event Madness and tell you about my least favorite subject… ME.
I’m well aware that some people don’t care so if ya don’t, cool by me. Just don’t click more. I’m sure there’s one or two other things here to pique you interest.
Wow… you clicked more? Seriously, just that leaves me blushing. Truth be told, I don’t think I am any one special and kinda accidentally fell into this whole blogging deal. If it wasn’t for Alissa digging my 2D art and words over at tapped-out.co.uk., I wouldn’t even have the opportunity to ramble about myself. So you may know me as The Wookiee (furry owner and proprietor of Wookieecorp). No real reason for the name other than I’m a huge Star Wars fans and love Chewbacca and all things Wookiee. My friends tell me Wookiees are strong, loyal and good friends, usually gentle but not someone to trifle with. Since I tend to be self-deprecating, I’ll take their description and be flattered by it.
First off, I am so happy to be a part of this site. It really is a pleasure to get to give my point of view to all things TSTO and have a blast doing it. I have been tapping away since October 2012 and play TSTO on ioS on my iPhone 4S. Due to this, I have had the blessing to get a lot of the game content that is envied by other folks, especially Android users (so happy this disconnect is being remedied slowly by EA). You might know me from such 2D content as King Snorky, Emperor Moe and Master Yoda. My regular posts include 2D stuff, What a Wookiee Wants (WAWW) and TSTO Anonymous. In addition, I often get the chance to let you know where items come from. You can always count on me to ramble about things that float around randomly in my brainpan (it really is more than just a hat rack).
Here’s some random stuff about me and my madness.
Tapped-out user name: Joe Wookiee Riot
Real Name: Joey or Joe (or Joey Joe Joe Junior Shabadoo)
Favorite Simpsons Character: Comic Book Guy. I am an uber-geek at heart. Star Wars, comic books, science fiction, fantasy, cosplay, occassional Trek. He is everything that is good with the world (besides the obesity lol).
Gotta say that CBG recently getting married made me soooooooo happy. There’s hope for all of us nerds.
Favorite Episode: Season 4, Episode 12 (Marge vs. the Monorail)
This is arguably the best episode. It was written by Conan O’Brien AND Leonard Nimoy made a cameo!
Favorite TSTO time of year: Halloween
Favorite TSTO Character: The Rich Texan (just his sayings make this an easy one for me. After all, “America’s not a place for seatbelt-wearing cowards.”
Favorite TSTO Building: Abe Lincoln’s Cabin. I’m a huge history buff so having one of the Best. Presidents. Ever. in my town is righteous!
Favorite TSTO task: Without a question, CBG’s 12 hour Cosplay Task. Although not a trekkie, anything that pays homage to my fellow geeks and/or sci-fi has my love.
Brief synopsis of me: 33-year-old father of three. Served almost 14 years in the USAF and going to school to be a history teacher (hence all my free time for this mess).
Aspirations in Life: To write fiction for a living and to someday record an album of my own music. It hopefully is obvious I like to write words but I also really love to sing. If you ever want to know what auditioning for The Voice is like, let me know, I seriously auditioned for it in December 2013. Sang Broken Road by Rascall Flatts (originally by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) and was told I sing well but that I wasn’t what they were looking for. Guess I’ll stick to my “day job”.
Embarrassing Confession: I have scheduled my TSTO tasks around my real life AND sometimes prefer the company of other Addicts to family and friends.
I seriously love this game and that it has introduced and reminded people about The Simpsons. I love the show and can get quite nerdy about it. It really is more than just a silly animated show about yellow characters. Sharing the game and show with my family makes me incredibly happy. Getting to share all of it with you, well that’s even better.
Well, that’s a little bit about me in a nutshell.
When I’m not up in the middle of the night writing here, I can usually be found over at tapped-out.co.uk. and of course by comments on the BEST. TSTO BLOG. EVER.
Special thanks to Alissa and Bunny for putting up with me through all the madness that is Addicts. They really are two of the Best. Ladies. Ever.
You stay classy Tapperinos! TTFN… Wookiee (Joey) out!
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