The following post was submitted by one of our Addicts Regulars..Totbox. Perhaps you’ve seen Tot in the comments a time or two ;)…Yes Totbox is back with some insightful TSTO musings for us all!
While Lent was up and running, I made a decision. (Give Up Tapped Out!? No, no, let’s not go crazy.) “I shall try to be more patient and forgiving to a higher power for not providing what I truly want”, That’s Right EA, I give you a little break for a while but now Lenten season is over. Easter is over and I feel as holy as a digital donut :p
Happy Belated Easter everybody, hope you had a good one with all the chocolate and jelly beans and all those things that take away from the true meaning of Easter (sorry, Shredded Ned told me to say that). Still grinding away at this Sin City event? Wondering if EA also lost the true meaning of EAster? I can’t be too hard on them, after all they have been pretty good to us and while there are still things we may want to see in the game, they tend to fix their mistakes and add characters and content at a somewhat reasonable pace.
I know the big taboo, “don’t talk about politics or religion” and Heaven Help You if you mix the two together. Just send all your angry thoughts and letters to Sarah Palin, she’ll sort it out for you :p . But this isn’t about Politics, this about The Simpsons :p
Artists before the Simpsons, even before Michelangelo (the Ninja Turtle) have depicted their ideas of what God looks like. The Simpsons have one similar to the most famous one painted on the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo (not the Ninja Turtle). It is so famous I didn’t have to tell you, you are literate after all. Right? These words on the screen, you know, you are reading this aren’t you?
Anyway, no matter what I nor you believe, The Simpsons’ have a depiction of God that they have used in numerous episodes including The Simpsons Video Game. A giant of a man with a white/gray beard, white robe and sandals (not to be confused with Reclusive Mr. Burns), It seems to the popular choice amongst cartoonists. I’m not sure if the actual God dresses in that fashion (maybe it’s function over fashion) who am I to judge?
I have mentioned (in some comment post) that “God, The Devil and Bob” was one of my favorite TV shows. Sadly only had 13 episodes.. The God in that show was dressed like Jerry Garcia. But enough about clothes…
Homer and Marge portrayed Adam and Eve, the most famous nudists of the bible from an installment in “Simpsons Bible Stories” . In that segment God had a pet Unicorn named Gary. Which I named my workspace, if anyone messes it up I say out loud “Aw, what did they do to you Gary?” But the jokes don’t stop there (for the Simpsons, though maybe for me).
The Simpsons had Mayan Gods, Indian Gods, and multiple demons and Devils too over the years. But for the Love of “you know who”, can’t we get God in our game?
Some may argue, explaining that God IS SkyFinger, but the latest cut scene implies that SkyFinger is Maggie, thus God can be added as an in game character. Besides The Simpsons’ God has five fingers not four, though I guess God could have as many fingers as he wants.
Easter Time is pretty much over but maybe next year EA can make an event around it. During Lent or Advent.. Easter or Christmas, you know around the time that people don’t normally go to church but feel guilted by family to go.
To be fair I would also like to see other characters of other faiths (not to be PASSed OVER) 😉
That’s it. I laid low on the jokes so not to be insulting to anyone’s faith and I have faith I may have accomplished my goal (Get EA’s attention without offending anyone).
Did you actually read or did you just look at the pictures? Any religious figure you’d like to see in the game? Do you think just writing such a post should make me head straight to the confessional? Are you planning to write an angry letter to the former Alaskan Governor? I request not sharing your personal faith online but if you must maybe on a more appropriate blog so the Admin doesn’t have to make tough moderation decisions, they love hearing from you but try keeping it about The Simpsons (Tapped Out and TV show). 🙂
Faithfully Yours – Totbox :p