From the Mouths of Addicts: Putting a little Faith in EA

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.

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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?

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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…

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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).

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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.

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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.

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To be fair I would also like to see other characters of other faiths (not to be PASSed OVER) 😉

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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

 

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135 responses to “From the Mouths of Addicts: Putting a little Faith in EA

  1. As I mentioned in the Desert Post. I hope this means ancient Egypt and Passover Event.

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  2. You’re everywhere. You’re omnivorous.
    — Homer Simpson, Homer’s attitude to God

    ☆☆☆☆☆

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  3. How about Moe and his fellow snake handlers!!

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    • If that means reintroducing the Whacking Day event sure 😉

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      • That’s the event I most regret not having been around for. (It was before I started playing TSTO.) I would love to have some of the decorations from that, especially that great snake with the kids in it, lol!

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  4. I’d love to see some characters from “El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer)” – especially the space coyote voiced by Jonny Cash. Everything about that episode is amazing. They could do a mini-event.

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  5. EA has done Easter to death already….it’s definitely time for a Passover event! It would be so easy to make an event out of that and would give EA the chance to release Rabbi Krustowski and others.

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  6. I finished act 3 a week ago and while I love The Bonuts I’m ready for something new. Cough*Level 60* Cough

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  7. I love your post 🤗 I’m done with all the political correctness. I believe in GOD so I will say Merry Christmas Happy Easter. If someone celebrates other beliefs that good too. EA blew if this time oh well it is a game😊 And I love this site and chocolate bunny rabbit ears!!!

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    • I don’t believe in any gods, but will still say Merry Christmas, Happy Easter etc. It really is only in the US that they say “Happy Holidays” to be politically correct.

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      • Better to list like 5 holidays than one all-encompassing one, right? Are you sure you cover them all? If you’re not worried about leaving people out, maybe it’s just because Xmas is fairly secular and saying merry Christmas already equates to happy holidays. Would everyone be fine with only a “happy Ramidon” (no, I don’t know how to spell it). I celebrate Xmas secularly and I wouldn’t be happy hearing that.

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      • Okay – I was refraining from contributing to this, but I’ve now been tipped over the edge…

        “Happy Holidays” is what you say to a group of people who’s belief systems you are not sure of. If you are talking to someone who celebrates Christmas, you say “Merry Christmas.” If you are talking to someone who celebrates Hannukah, you say “Happy Hannukay.” If someone who celebrates Christmas says “Merry Christmas” to me, a non-Christian, I say “Thank you – and Merry Christmas to you, too.” However, if, say, my company only put up Christmas decorations and had a tree, but no menorah, I’d be a bit annoyed, since there are people of all faiths working there. And if my town hall had a crèche in front of it, I’d be a bit annoyed, because government and religion should stay separated. But if my town put up generic holiday lights and wreaths and stuff, I’d find that cheery.

        I may not be Christian, but I enjoy some of the traditional Christmas music and have even gone caroling door to door. I’ve had a tree in my house many years (granted, my husband was raised Christian, but, mostly it’s because we’ve always done a kind of ecumenical “Holifest” type of thing during the holidays and I like the tree and ornaments and presents and stockings filled with tasty treats and such (or did, when I had the energy for all of that)).

        Saying “Happy Holidays” isn’t “politically correct,” it’s just a way of being inclusive when you don’t know which holiday another person might be choosing to celebrate. Plus, I take “Happy Holidays” to include New Year’s as well and, if one is saying it early enough, potentially Thanksgiving, too. It’s a celebration of the “holiday season.” But if I’m talking to my mother-in-law on December 25, of course I’m going to wish her a Merry Christmas!

        And if a person wishes me a “Merry Christmas,” I say, “Thanks – you, too!” But, if a company wants me to feel included in their “holiday spirit,” then, unless their commercial is running just on Dec. 25th, it’s better if they stick with “Happy Holidays.”

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        • My favorite is when it’s New Year’s Day and people say Happy Holidays. No, it’s just Happy New Year lol

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        • Well said, Sandra. I kept thinking you’d like hearing “happy holidays” regardless because you’re sort of a unit with your husband and have different faiths (or raised that way at least).

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          • Not sure if I was raised with a “faith” at all, actually. I was raised ethnically Jewish and went to a Jewish day camp for several years as a kid, but that’s about as far as it went. My favorite Jewish holiday has always been Passover, because it felt more like a celebration of the Jewish people than of God.

            I was raised to be an agnostic, I’d say – I was taught to be moral, but not taught to be religious, and I was taught to question everything. I recently learned that my stepfather is an atheist, which surprised me, because, to my mind, how could one know, one way or the other? I do understand the concept of faith though and I kind of envy people who have it (in the way that someone living outside the Matrix might actually be envious of those in it who may be living in a perpetual perception of a much more comfortable live). But I don’t feel a kinship with any existing religion, and I can’t subscribe to a set of beliefs that aren’t wholely based on principles that I believe in and that make sense to me). So, basically, I don’t live most of my life thinking about god (or gods), but, when I’m scared of something that’s going on, I figure it doesn’t hurt to ask for some divine intervention (there are no atheists in foxholes). At best, maybe some will come; at worse, I’ve wasted a few minutes doing that.

            I don’t want to get any more specific than that about how I feel about certain belief systems, because I don’t want this to turn into a “religious debate” thread. Just thought I’d share my own upbringing and beliefs a bit with y’all, while not in the least trying to suggest that I think that everyone (or anyone) should follow my particular beliefs.

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          • Thanks for the details (as detailed as you felt that you could get).

            You’re sorta getting at how most people are raised with a bit of religion, but it can be very secular (my words). Me, too. Christian (not Catholic) upbringing. I also have, at times, been “envious” of the faith that others can have. Maybe we just don’t work that way, people like us. Maybe we’re the stubborn type, needing more than faith to subscribe to belief systems. 😉 (Incompatible. I know.) Anyways, last reply is, are you sure there are no Atheists in foxholes? I’ve had some really down moments, including life-risking ones (but not foxholes (do they even have those anymore?)), and the most that comes up with me is usually a “cursing” of god (kept it lowercase so as not to be so sacrilegious…), but it’s not more meaningful than if I had offered praise… I think the foxhole concept is probably more about people who were rebelling against their faith than for those who are true and full agnostic/Atheist. We might actually exist.

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  8. I want Rabi Krustofsky and a synagogue. Would need a hi du temple for all of Apu’s family.

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  9. Marion (AnothrAddict)

    The religious figure I would want to see in TSTO is the Flying Spaghetti Monster. The Pastafarianism event could include characters dressing like pirates or wearing colander hats. The prizes could include a stripper factory and a beer volcano.

    On a side note: As a girl who has been celebrating Mardi Gras in New Orleans since birth, I want a Mardi Gras event. You reading this EA…You have a year of planning for a Carnival event.

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  10. I think it’s a bit sad you are tiptoeing so carefully around the fact that you just wanted an Easter event. Just say it, it’s not insulting to anyone. Personally I don’t give a rat’s ass if they do it or not but I can perfectly understand that you would like to have it. No need to try so hard not to insult anyone. And to be honest… people who feel insulted should return to the hole in the ground they came from.

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    • This comment is incredibly offensive to the Troglodyte-American community. Living in a hole does not make one any less human. 😜

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    • Regarding being PC, it is about being respectful. I’m writing a post in the House of TSTO Addicts, I’m a guest. I like rocking the boat a little but I’d hate to say anything and have Alissa or the other Admin take the front of it because they have to moderate (though I know they can hold there own) with it being a push button topic I tried to be careful not to flare up people from one group or another (as everyone knows Each Faith has their own extreme Nuts and that one person got angry about that statement is the perfect example 😛 )

      And if I wrote a Post called “EA, I want an Easter event” not only would no one want to read it, I wouldn’t want to write it. 🙂

      I know I’m writing about a specific character but I’m cleverly implanting other subconcious suggestions hence Troy McClure from an actual episode. The Bible Blaster Game (might be a neat mini-game within an event) the Passed-Over joke. There is a method to my madness. I could have been very “Poochy” and Totally in everyone’s face but maybe a future Muse Post :p

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      • You were right to go that route, totbox. Not only is respectful a good tactic, but look what happened when I didn’t have enough consideration on this front — that could have been you!

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    • Hey, that’s my hole!

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    • I like that Totbox is being respectful. I am very sick of so many politically incorrect and rude comments I saw in YouTube and they do it behind fake names. You never know when a comment can hurt someone as everyone’s experience is different.

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