Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Love is in the air friends! Yes, Valentine’s Day is back in our pocket-sized towns! And this time around things are going to be done, Springfieldian Style.
Love, Springfieldian Style follows the same event structure that the Simpsons Christmas Special event followed. This event consists of 4 parts (or Acts), with each part lasting a week and taking us through a new part of the event!
For Act 3 we’re tasked with following Bart’s Tale…and his time traveling chase of the time travel fugitive…and the images of his ex-wife that haunt him! Bart is the narrator for this tale, so let’s take a look at what he has to say…
Here’s the story’s synopsis:
Snake is even more confused by Willie’s story then he is bored. He decides it is time to start destroying some Valentine’s Cards. The first one he goes for has Bart’s name written on it. Bart doesn’t want a card meant for him to be destroyed, so he offers to tell a more exciting story.Bart tells the story of time–traveling cop who is trying to protect the timeline from a fugitive at large. He chases the fugitive through the future and the past, finding out that the fugitive has kidnapped George Washington. After further investigations, he finds out the fugitive got plastic surgery to become George Washington! Bart travels back to Colonial America to stop the crook. Right when he is about to make the arrest, Time FBI Jenda steps in to takeover for him. She was an undercover detective the entire time.
Now, on with the story!
Where ever you see the story italicized indicates the story that Bart is telling. The regular font indicates real-time Springfield
Bart to Another Future Intro
Snake: Alright, dudes and dudettes, it’s time to slash up some Valentines Cards. Starting with… this one.
Bart: Hey, that one has my name on it! “Bart” doesn’t have an “i” in it, but if it did, I’m sure they would’ve dotted it with a heart! Look Snake, I’ll give you an action-packed story. Just leave my card alone.
Make Lisa Perpetually Roll Her Eyes at Bart’s Story- 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp
Make Bart Tell a Story From the Future- 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp
Bart to Another Future Pt. 1
Bart: It was ten years in the future… or should I say will be. I never was great at grammar. Or will be. Anyway, technology had finally caught up with what they thought the future would be like in the 1980s. We had laser guns, holograms, and time travel. That’s where I come in, narrating my future as a Time Cop.
Bart: Oh wait, the text bubble has that thing on top now. I mean my PRESENT as a Time Cop.
Nelson: You’ll never stop me, Copper, until I screw up all the timelines!
Reach Level 12 and Build Bart’s Treehouse
Make Bart Chase the Fugitive- 4hrs
Collect Holo-Valentines- x100
Bart: I’m in pursuit of the fugitive. Nothing can deter me!
Jenda: Bart? You’re one of those Time Detectives?
Bart to Another Future Pt. 2
Bart: I know it’s cliché, but I think seeing my long-lost ex-wife threw me off the trail of a time bandit. And on Valentine’s Day to boot. It doesn’t get anymore hardboiled than this.
Nelson: Haw-haw! Bart’s haunted by his past in the future!
Bart: It’s the present, dummy! I was just using the past tense because I’m narrating this now in the future, as well as telling it in the past.
Reach Level 17 and Build the Police Station
Make Bart Try to Wrap his Head Around This Timeline- 4hrs
Collect Holo-Valentines- x200
Bart: Okay, I think I finally figured this whole timeline thing out.
Nelson: Think again! I have the access codes to the Quantum Tunnel. You’ll never find me when I am after this!
Bart: Aw, come on! You can’t just say something like that and expect people to know what you’re talking about!
Bart to Another Future Pt. 3
Bart: Professor Frink, you need to tell me everything there is to know about the Quantum Tunnel.
Frink: That’s more of a Futurama-type question. This is a just-go-with-it-type game. Good luck!
Bart: Nelson’s going back to the 1700s!
Nelson: Gimme that powdered wig, old man!
George Washington: Someone help!
Make Bart Find the Time Hostage- 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp
Collect Holo-Valentines- x250.
Bart: 1700s Colonial America is weird. No one’s even looking at their phones. I don’t recognize anything, except… Jenda?!
Jenda: I’m not Jenda, I’m, uh, Betsy Ross… *runs away*
Bart: Weird, Betsy Ross looks exactly like my ex-wife. AND she’s a bad sewer, but a fast runner.
Bart to Another Future Pt. 4
Bart: I’m back in the future… I mean present, which is the future. And my head is spinning both from explaining this and seeing Jenda again.
Milhouse: Nelson just went into the Plastic Surgery Center!
Bart: Plastic surgery? Do you know what that means?!
Milhouse: It means his youthful good looks aren’t so youthful?
Bart: It means Nelson could be anybody!
Make Bart Investigate the Plastic Surgery Center- 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp
Collect Holo-Valentines- x250
Bart: Where’s Nelson?
George Washington: I snuck away from his grasp, but he ran that way! Go get him, Constable!
Bart: Jeez, even I know where this is going.
Bart to Another Future Pt. 5
Bart: Okay, General Washington. Show me where he went.
George Washington: I cannot tell a lie… I have to kill you!
Jenda: *shoots Washington with laser gun*
Bart: Jenda?! You shot George Washington!
Jenda: That’s not Washington, it’s Nelson! You can tell because he’s wearing a presidential vest.
George Washington: You’ll never take me alive!
Make Bart Duel the Fugitive- 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp
Collect Holo-Valentines- x300.
Bart: We got him, Jenda. But I need to know, why were you following me from timeline to timeline? Is it because you want to get back together with me someday in the future… by which I mean now?
Jenda: No, it means I’m working undercover in the Time FBI, and I’m taking over the case.
Bart: You feds are all the same.
Bart to Another Future Outro
Bart: She definitely would’ve gotten back together with me, it just would’ve been a jurisdictional nightmare.
Snake: Harsh betrayal, I know how that feels.
Lisa: You do? Why don’t you tell us more about that in the form of a story in an unusual setting!
Make Lisa Convince Snake to Tell A Story- 4hrs
And this concludes the full dialogue for week 3 of the Love, Springfieldian Style Event!
What are your thoughts on Bart’s story? Did you enjoy it? Did you miss out on the dialogue the first time around? Are you like Snake and can relate to a tragic love story? Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you!
Bart to Another Future (Act 3) was an enjoyable Love, Springfieldian Style (can’t go wrong with the Event Prizes!), I am happy we finally got Jenda in the Game (yay!), the Skate Park is great (right next to Poochie’s Half Pipe!) and I hope we get more of Shelbyville this year! 👍
Thanks a lot Alissa! I enjoyed Bart’s story 😁