Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
IMPORTANT NOTE: Act 3 is slated to start SUNDAY, February 21st. Act 2 (and Act 1) isn’t going anywhere, so if you didn’t finish it you’ll still have time to. Look for Act 3 to start around 9am ET. (1400 UTC)
You’ll need Marge and Homer free for the first round of tasks (and those earning event currency). Also, 1 new premium character combo will be released to help with the event, 150 donuts for the combo. And Act 3 is where Gil will make his appearance…175 donuts for the Gil “deal”.
Love is in the air! Although maybe not so much in the Simpsons’ household…
Love and War is the latest event to hit our pocket-sized towns, and it’s an all-out romance novel affair! Also always, loads of dialogue with this one, so be sure to read along to see what happens! And of course, I’ll be posting it as each week wraps up…
Now on with the Act 2 Dialogue…
Amorous Avarice Pt. 1
Temperance: So let me understand this, I’m just a character in your novel?
Marge: I guess so. Honestly, I’m just as confused as you are.
Temperance: Yes, you look it.
Marge : *grumble*
Temperance: Then you were the one who made my husband so evil. Why would you do that?
Marge: Well, when I created you, I was kind of going through some things with my own husband. Just like I am now. And at most times in between. Anyway, writing this story was helping me work through my feelings.
Temperance: I’m sorry to hear that. Where is your husband?
Marge: I kicked him out.
Temperance: Women can do that here?! Tell me more about this wondrous world…
Make Marge Tell Temperance About the Future- 4hrs
Make Temperance Listen in Awe- 4hrs
Collect Novels- x155. 4hrs
Marge: And this is a dishwasher. You can put your dirty dishes in here and it washes them. As the name implies.
Temperance: Amazing! Does it, too, use mi-cro-waves like your cooking stove?
Marge: I don’t think so, but maybe. Hey, if you really want to look at appliances, let’s go to the mall.
Temperance: Does this mall have a cobbler? My shoe is still broken.
Marge: Sister, this mall will blow your socks off!
Temperance: Then I shall really need my shoe repaired.
Amorous Avarice Pt. 2
Marge: This is called a “movie theater”. It’s like a book, but in picture form.
Temperance: May I see this picture book?
Marge: It looks like the multiplex has eight different theaters showing the same McBain movie. Do you like watching hairy men turn their cars over and explode?
Temperance: …I think so?
Artie Ziff: Matinee ticket for one, please.
Marge: Artie, is that you?
Artie Ziff: Marge?! What are you doing here?
Marge: I’m showing my friend around Springfield. What about you?
Artie Ziff: Well, I’m certainly not seeing a movie alone, because I’m lonely and incapable of finding companionship, if that’s what you’re thinking.
Temperance: Oh, you poor thing. You’re obviously lying.
Artie Ziff: Hello! What have we here? Marge, you never told me you had a twin sister. Besides your twin sisters.
Marge: Artie, meet Temperance.
Temperance: I’m a character Marge created in her romance novel.
Artie Ziff: That’s a weird and unsettling remark. But I don’t see a wedding ring, so do go on…
Make Marge Explain to Artie – 4hrs
Make Temperance Pity Artie – 4hrs
Make Artie Raise Eyebrows at Temperance- 4hrs
Collect Novels- x115. 4hrs
Artie Ziff: Let me get this straight. Temperance is a character from a novel?
Marge: I think so. I’m still trying to figure it out myself.
Artie Ziff: How intriguing… So she’s basically you, except that she can never get older.
Marge: I never get older either, you know! C’mon Temperance, let’s go inside.
Amorous Avarice Pt. 3
Temperance: That poor man was so lonely.
Marge: Who? The drug lord that McBain dropped from Burj Dubai into the log chipper?
Temperance: No, Artie. I was terrified by the picture show so I closed my eyes and thought of him.
Marge: Oh no. I can already see the yearning in Temperance’s freshly opened eyes. I have to do something… I know! After watching two hours of unrealistic dialogue and dreadful plot twists, I’m newly inspired to write more of my book! Hold on Temperance, I’m going to save you from yourself!
Temperance: You know, I can hear you, right?
Make Marge Head Home- 4hrs
Make Temperance Keep Thinking About Artie- 4hrs
Collect Novels- x115. 4hrs
Marge: Now, let’s add another chapter to this novel, shall we? *types* Cyrus started to worry about Temperance. Just a moment away from her was more than his heart could bear. *types faster* And so, in a mad dash he ran to the neighbor’s house to ask if they’d seen anything, and knocked on the door… *hears knocking* Right on cue. Hello Cyrus, you fictional Romeo, you! *opens door* Homer? What are you doing here?
Homer: Marge, I’m here to win you back!
Homer: Not just any chocolates. These ones come in a heart-shaped box! Isn’t that thoughtful?
Marge: Yes, it makes me think of how you broke my heart. Plus, the box is half-empty.
Homer: Oh uh, sorry. I got a little hungry on the way here. I never got those nachos, remember?
Cyrus Manley: Excuse me, I hate to bother you, but have either of you seen my lady friend, Temperance? She looks exactly like your wife, although I’ve never seen her bare shoulders. *averts eyes*
Amorous Avarice Pt. 4
Temperance: Cyrus! You came for me?
Cyrus Manley: Of course! I had to come find you and bring you these new shoes I made for you.
Homer: Marge, these two remind me of something but I just can’t put my finger on it.
Marge: They’re the characters from my novel.
Homer: The one I never read?
Homer: No, that’s not it.
Marge: Yes, it is, Homer. Temperance met Artie Ziff at the movies and I was afraid she might fall for him, so I wrote Cyrus back in to woo her.
Homer: Oh, so Cyrus is like me then, isn’t he? He’s trying to win over the heart of his woman! Go Cyrus!
Marge: Ugh. Hardly. Cyrus didn’t take his friend to a wrestling match on Valentine’s Day.
Temperance: But he did forget our anniversary. That’s why I needed time to clear my head.
Homer: Oh no, that’s what Marge said right before she kicked me out! Cyrus, quick, go get a box of chocolates. And don’t eat more than half!
Cyrus Manley: Dare I obey this loutish man-walrus?
Marge: Don’t! Homer, get out and take your bad advice with you. Cyrus, Temperance doesn’t need chocolate.
Homer: *sniffs and leaves* They were for me.
Make Marge Kick Homer Out Again- 4hrs
Make Temperance Think Things Through – 4hrs
Collect Novels- x155. 4hrs
Temperance: Things have escalated awfully quickly around here. First, Cyrus and I run away from my evil husband, Captain Mordecai. Then Cyrus forgets our anniversary. And then I run into that sweet, sad, little man, Artie, at the moving picture establishment. He sure seems sweet…and sad…and little… Wait a minute! Marge said when she had to think things through, she wrote a novel. Maybe I can do that, too!
Amorous Avarice Pt. 5
Temperance: What should I name the main character in my book? Marge named her character Temperance, so the least I can do is name my character Marge. And I’ll make her married to Artie! Oh, I can’t wait to see how this plays out! *quill scribes* Artie gently woke his wife, Marge, from her slumber with a tray full of breakfast…
Artie Ziff: Good morning, Marge Ziff. Behold, I have prepared for you a feast for the ages. But in all ages past, none has seen a beauty such as yourself, my love.
Marge Ziff: *chuckles* Oh, stop, you sweet, sad, little man.
Artie Ziff: I cannot stop, my love. For I cannot stop my love! And to prove it I want you to help me unveil my latest philanthropic endeavor: “Orfanato De Artie Ziff”.
Marge Ziff: You built an orphanage? Okay, that does it. I’ve made up my mind.
Artie Ziff: …
Temperance: Oops, I meant to just think that last part.
Make Marge Meet With Temperance- 4hrs
Make Temperance Meet With Marge – 4hrs
Collect Novels- x195. 4hrs
Marge: Have you had a chance to think things over?
Temperance: I have and I did. I’m leaving Cyrus for Artie.
Marge: You’re what?! Temperance, no, you don’t know that man like I do. You’re making a mistake.
Temperance: Before you start judging me, you may want to turn around. Homer is climbing naked into your bedroom window using a rope made from his clothes.
Homer: Good thing I wore underwear today. The elastic waistband made this clothes-rope just long enough.
Cyrus Manley: And strong enough to hold both of us.