Monthly Archives: January 2020

Friday Filler – On the Other Hand…Squirrels and James Taylor

Thank Grog It’s Firday!!

Did you feel it? Did you feel the earth shake, hell freeze over, and the moon turn blue?  The original “Ah Come On! We are still getting good stuff!” Queen of the Bliss Ninnies (and I use that term with the utmost of affection), wrote a pointed, pragmatic, and reality-based “Musings” yesterday on the “State of TSTO!”

And, the shift you felt, wasn’t so much us swapping magnetic poles, as much as the fact that even “She who is the perpetual cheer leader” has come closer to my side, while I have slid closer to the middle.

Let’s be honest…to say that TSTO is on a “downward slide,” is like maneuvering half-way down Stelvio Pass in the Italian Swiss Alps, with no breaks, in the dark…and saying, “Well…this isn’t as fun as it used to be!”

But, I really do think there are a lot of redeeming qualities to continuing to keep TSTO active on my padular devices...especially if I remember James Taylor.
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Musings About The State of TSTO

Happy Musings Thursday my friends! I’m back with another musings post for you.  I’ve got some thoughts, so let’s get to ’em…

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Springfield Showoff: Holidays of Future Past

As we sit here frakkin files, pulling pics, and typing a million words a minute to get our readers the latest updates and information…we sometimes find ourselves forgetting to stop and enjoy our own games. More so our neighboreenos. So we try to make it a point to hop in n out of the towns now and then to see what cool things YOU are up to. So we have decided we want to continue to focus more attention (as if we don’t already 😛 ) on YOU…our readers. Time to time we will be peaking into your towns, checking our Flickr, and also the posts in the comments below to see what cool ideas and designs YOU have come up with to make your towns unique and…well…YOU.

So here is YOUR chance to show off all your hard work, time, donuts & in-game cash spent. Send us your work, no matter how big or small and brag about it to the world. We want you to! Then keep your eyes posted to Addicts to see if YOU end up on our “SPRINGFIELD SHOWOFF”.

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Holidays of Future Past Main Questline Full Dialogue

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Now that the Holidays of Future Past event is officially in its final hours…ends tomorrow at 10am…it’s time to take a look back at the dialogue of this event!  Just in case you missed it by tapping too fast…

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The Holidays of Future Past Mini-Event is Nearing the End…

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Just a quick reminder that tomorrow (Wednesday, January 29th) marks the end of the Holidays of Future Past mini-event!  So,  if you haven’t already, finish up that prize track, purchase your last few premium items, and be prepared to see the mini-event leave our games tomorrow morning! (and hopefully, something new arrives in its place)

What are your overall thoughts on the mini-event?  Have you enjoyed it?  Or did you feel like it was a bit lame?  Where have you placed the prizes? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

P.S. I’m going to give one more reminder about the Holidays of Future Past Showoff!  Please send in your submissions by 8pm ET tonight to be included with tomorrow’s Showoff Post.  Very low participation rate in this one so far, so I’m hoping the rest of you are just busy designing!  Don’t forget to send in those designs! (TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com)

Holidays of Future Past Premium Questline: Retired Homer and Empty-Nest Marge

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

With the Holidays of Future Past nearing the end, it’s time to take a look at the full dialogue for this event.

First up, the tales of Empty Nest Marge and Retired Homer…

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Super Safi’s Monday Morning Musings 04 – Aversion Therapy

Morning Musically-Minded, Medically-Minded, Masticators!

(Today’s post is sponsored by the letter “M”)

 

Over the past 600+ episodes, The Simpsons has taken us on an amazing journey involving music, science, and food to name a few concepts.

And what better way to start your week, then by discussing some of these concepts Monday morning?

So let’s get started this week by discussing a focal point of the climax of the fourth episode of The Simpsons, aversion therapy.

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Addicts Open Thread

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s that time of the week again, time for the Addicts Weekly Open Thread!  So, let’s get the conversation going!  Oh and remember…just because this is posted here today doesn’t mean you can’t comment on it all week long.  This open thread will still be open for comments long after today is over!

Here’s where you can talk about anything you want to talk about…TSTO Related, Simpson’s Related or ANYTHING.  Just no Add me requests…those should go here.  We’ll give you a few suggestions (like most Sunday’s you can talk about the current episode of the Simpsons) but for the most part, you’re free to talk about ANYTHING your little Tapping Fingers desire…just keep it PG.

So, here is your Open Thread…..

No new Simpsons tonight.  In fact, there won’t be a new episode for about a month. (Feb 16th)  NFL playoffs are still going on, and they’ll conclude with the Superbowl in February.

ICYMI Addicts Live was all new yesterday!  We talked update and had a bit of drama amongst the crew. Check it out here if you missed it.

Holidays of Future Past is winding down, we’re in the home stretch…it ends on Wednesday.  How have you done with the prize track?  Ready for what’s next?

How’s your designing coming?  What are you doing with your town? Don’t forget Showoff is this week.  Send your submissions in to Tstoaddictsblog@gmail.com by Tuesday night!  More details here.   (If you need a refresher on how to add photos to the comments check out this post) 

And finally, how was your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting?

So chat about the Simpsons, TSTO, Update fun, or anything else you can think of! (Just no politics, it never ends well)  Can’t wait to chat with you all, you know we love hearing from you!

Have Fun!  And happy Sunday!

Episode 56- Addicts of Future Past

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Welcome to Addicts Live!  We hope you enjoy this week’s episode, as much as we enjoyed putting it together…

The Addicts Crew is back again with an all-new, episode of Addicts Live! Join Alissa, Patric, and Safi as they breakdown the first update of 2020…Holidays of Future Past!  The Addicts crew talks all things future, new prize track, feeling satisfied (or unsatisfied) from EA, and figuring out just what the heck we want in an update these days!  You won’t want to miss the rants in this one!

You can download this episode from Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or listen to it below!

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Friday Filler – Righteousness and The Missing Apu

Thank Grog It’s Firday!

Wow. What a week. Trials, and finger pointing, and loss of righteousness…and that’s just what happened in our little world of TSTO!  I love the fact that TSTO is always here, as a distraction from the insanity of the “real world.”

But sometimes, it seems that the “real world” encroaches on our “happy place,” and we end up “losing our shirt” over something someone says or does.

This has been one of those weeks.  And, man…did it make me feel old and tired.
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