Thank Grog It’s Firday!
Well…when we last checked in with my Springfield, I was lamenting the fact that purchasing the Hellfish Bundle caused me to do all sorts of things that I don’t usually do. You can read that post here, if you missed it. And, as a true confession, I wasn’t even aware that the Hellfish bundle was actually a retread from a past update. Since the Hellfish episode is from Grandpa’s past as well, the whole past/present, and how it affects the future, gets murky at best.
The most interesting thing starts to happen when you start getting old in Springfield (as in too many items for your memory to handle), some of it predictable, and some of it downright random. But, it may ALL have to do with Grandpa and Mona leaving their posts at the black hole.
Let’s follow along the events in the last week, even though I am writing this almost a week early, due to it being “wedding week” at the Miller household. But, as we will see, time is indeed relative, and at the time you are reading this, our house will be FULL of relatives, old and new…so time, here and now, is indeed relative. Mostly. (yes…I need some sleep).
First of all…by now, I do indeed have the Damn Dam. It took me almost 12 days of dedicated 4 hour-cycles to get it. But I got it. I don’t have time to place it right now, and EA’s weird new “you can only buy this chunk of land with tokens” bit, is messing with me. But, I got it. Patience won out. I am done with Cecil. I don’t care about the rest of the Cecil upgrades. The Dam is mine.
Now, back to my hole. Oops…that sounds horrible. Back to the black hole in my town!
This update, and having Grandpa off battling kids at the play structure has really caused some quantum mayhem in my town. Most notably (if not ironically) around the area where my black hole resides.
As I have said, when things are “normal” in my town, it is because Grandpa and Mona are feeding pigeons to the black hole. Yes…Charles...this should make it expand. But, in fact, this hole is easily distracted by the prospect of eating, and pigeons, are small, light meals. So, as long as the pigeons are coming, everything is fine.
But, when Grandpa and Mona aren’t around, it seems all hell breaks loose regarding the balance of my town. The following screen shots are a testament to the weirdness that happens when you let average citizens try to help out in “iPhone square” (which you see is located between the Mapple store and the Collider, which should create it’s own mass of quantum messes).
THESE SCREEN SHOTS ALL HAPPENED IN SEQUENCE…in a 1 minute time-frame.
While Grandpa and Mona are elsewhere, Don Vittorio “took over their territory.” At first I thought the cat was a gonner…
But, when I pulled back, I could see that the mayhem was actually BEHIND the Subatomic Supercollider. All sorts of quantum parallel bits started showing up…some on fire, others not.
This isn’t all that surprising around these parts, and apparently, science is coming to the conclusion that the “many universe” theory is correct. If it’s in Forbes magazine, it must be true…right?
But then, pulling back again, I saw that he had just jumped to another bench, and all was correct, including Shary Bobbins perpetually suspended in mid-air, as a punishment for what she put me through to get her during the now infamously hated, “Easter 2014 Event.”
But wait…when I zoom back into the black hole, SANTA is suddenly swimming toward danger…NO SANTA!! Don’t look into the hole!!!
As a scream out a warning, Santa disappears, and is replaced by 2/3rds of a Kookie (with a full cookie wandering away on the left side of the screen…another parallel universe Doppleganger??
In a blink of an eye, Kookie is gone, and a “mostly intact” Lucille (criminal mind apparently not fully intact), looks like she is being sucked into the hole, or is trying to lasso the thing.
Only to be replaced a few seconds later by a cigar smoking, Roger Meyer Jr. who may have mistaken the hole for an ash tray, and is now paying the price.
The WEIRD THING about all of this…is that when Grandpa and Mona are doing their thing…none of this stuff happens.
Yes…it’s true that once in a while there is some other quantum weirdness that may or may not be brought about by the fact that I have well over 10,000 items in my Springfield. So…maybe I’m a tad bit over the limit…but, hey! I love my flowers and trees!!
Look…I believe that reality is a combination of what we know in traditional science, what we are discovering in quantum physics, and a whole mess of things that are yet to be conceived or discovered. I believe strongly that consciousness is outside of this space/time, and that most of what is important about “what is,” in the here and now, is a mere perception, based on our own creation. But, then again…I’m old. I’ve had an NDE. My perception of what this life is about is a heck of a lot different than most believe.
But, I believe one thing for sure. I need to get Grandpa and Mona back on the bench, doing their thing. Because time/space and a house full of relatives in beautiful wedding finery, waits for no man!
When you read this…I will be deep, deep, deep into the actual wedding weekend. It’s gonna be epic…
Keep your eye on your limitations…and then ignore them. Life is SO much better when you don’t limit yourself by fear, too much faith in mythology, cling to a single “ism,” and can realize that the world is never really what it seems.
Have fun. It’s really YOUR choice…