Hey hey Addictereenos!
So we’ve all been gambling our digital tails off lately and IMHO, all the new additions and questline have been fun, but all good things eventually come to an end. For those of us who have finished the Act III questline, you probably noticed a little teaser right at the end.
This got me to thinking (despite what the “experts” say about thinking too much). I said to my self, “Self… what could they possibly mean with this little bit of teasery.” Well… the truth is, I don’t truly know but I had some thoughts and figured there’s no place better to share than here. If that sounds like your cup of tea, click for more.
So… a Springfield desert has been something that tappers have been wanting for a while. We’ve gotten items along these lines previously but always wanted more.
Just a glance at some images from the WDTCFs from these items (click each image above if you’d like to read those posts) present some fun desert scenery.
Wowza… lots of cacti. I thought it might be fun to take a look at a Springfield Map I had to see the West Springfield desert area we might be seeing in the near future. You can click on it for a better view but the tan desert area is pretty easy to recognize. (Also might be fun to set up your own town similar to this but I digress.)
Maps are fun but what about other new stuff? Surely there’s other ideas. For a change of pace… I headed over to the Frinkiac with some key words and pulled some memes for my favorite tappers.
While I’m not sure we’ll be getting a flashback of Krusty’s USO tour that resulted in his daughter Sophie, this IS the desert. I spent a bunch of my life in similar circumstances so that’s probably why I wouldn’t mind seeing our favorite clown in DCUs. Some think Arizona or the Gobi when they hear ‘desert’… my mind goes to other places.
This next one probably gets my biggest vote just because I want to see Space Coyote from “El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer)” (S8:E9). There could be a whole fun questline with the merciless peppers of Quetzlzacatenango. Who doesn’t love a good chili cook-off? I’d also love the chance to get more stuff to build golf courses.
“Marge on the Lam” (S5:E6) – We already got some of the goodness with the introduction of Ruth Powers and The Seething Sisters in Level 54 but the Badlands figured prominently in Marge and Ruth’s high speed chase with the Springfield Police.
Speaking of the Badlands, Alkali Flats is part of this area. Where else could an out of work Krusty go to broadcast himself when Sideshow Bob manages to shut down television transmitters everywhere in “Sideshow Bob’s Last Gleaming” (S7:E9). I think this emergency broadcast station could be fun or maybe we could even get the Wright Brothers aircraft and a task for Bart and Bob?
This image shows a few other ideas I had tucked away in my files. The top two images from “Marge on the Lam” (S5:E6) and “Sideshow Bob’s Last Gleaming” (S7:E9) were already mentioned but there’s fun in the other two images. I like the idea of Bloodbath Gulch from “Homer Simpson in: ‘Kidney Trouble'” (S10:E8) or The Outlands from the 500th episode aka “At Long Last Leave” (S23:E14).
So those are just some of my thoughts. Give the episodes a watch and see if there’s anything specific you’d like to see from them? Got any other ideas I didn’t mention? Hoping to see cactus patches make a return? Sound off in the comments and happy classy tapping friends.
TTFN… Wookiee out!