Category Archives: Addicts News

An Easter Adventure…

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The Little Addicts are back this week with a new Adventure! On this Adventure Sunday, we celebrated Easter!  Come along and join us for our Easter traditions!

You can check out the latest adventure here, and give it a “thumbs up“:

P.S. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!  The contest is still ongoing and we’re getting closer to the 1,000 subscriber mark where we start giving away prizes! Subscribe Here!

P.P.S. I explained the Little Addicts Adventures Vlogs in this post.  So check it out if you’re wondering what the heck is going on!

April Event SPOILERS!

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Sorry guys, I thought we had more time to edit this!  We recorded this on Tuesday, and I just quickly finished the edit a short time ago.  EA really threw a curveball at us and allowed us to release info WAYYY earlier than we thought we would.  This event won’t hit until April 7th (Wednesday), and we don’t expect to see it in the files until Tuesday the 6th.

We’ve received our info packet from EA and we’re FINALLY allowed to share the details with you!  And no this is NOT an April Fools Joke!  This is 100% legit.   Curious about what’s included in the next event?  When does it start? How many donuts do you need?  Who should you keep free?  Want some major event spoilers?!  Well look no further…we answer all of that and more here…

Thoughts? Excitement? Are you ready for it?!  Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you!

Simpsons Watch Party Survey

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As I mentioned the other day, we’re planning on starting to do Simpsons Watch Parties. Essentially this will be a place where Saf and I, and up to 97 other Addicts from this site, will get together and watch either new episodes of the Simpsons or old episodes. This will be done over Skype and it will NOT be recorded, so if you’re not at the watch party you won’t be able to rewatch it later.

And as a note, for those worried, they don’t have access to new or old episodes of The Simpsons…I’m trying to work this out so that we will be able to show whichever episode we’re watching in the call as well.  So those who don’t have access to the episode will still be able to see it.

So now, it’s time to do a little survey to see where y’all stand with the watch parties.  This will be to decide if we’re going to watch new episodes (the season is almost over), or old episodes.  Also to determine the best day and time that works, and how frequently we will be doing it.  So, if you’re interested in the watch party, please take a moment to fill out the survey below!

Thanks!

For those having trouble viewing the survey embedded on the site, here’s a direct link to it

Addicts Want To Know: Feedback From Your Feedback

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So a few weeks ago I posed a question to you all about what we here at Addicts can do to bring back that community feel to the site.  (you can find that post here) And I was also open to any and all suggestions y’all might have had for content changes/additions to the site.

As always, you guys were amazing in coming through! I received a ton of feedback and a lot of really good suggestions/ideas for moving forward.  I wanted to take a minute here and address some of them, and also give you a little preview of what’s ahead for the Addicts.

This post is going to be very wordy, I apologize in advance!

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A Movie Adventure…

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The Little Addicts are back this week with a new Adventure! On this Adventure Sunday, rented out an entire movie theater to see the movie Hop! We also enjoy the beautiful Spring weather and have a special visit with the Easter Bunny! Come join us for all the fun!

You can check out the latest adventure here, and give it a “thumbs up“:

P.S. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!  The contest is still ongoing and we’re getting closer to the 1,000 subscriber mark where we start giving away prizes! Subscribe Here!

P.P.S. I explained the Little Addicts Adventures Vlogs in this post.  So check it out if you’re wondering what the heck is going on!

An Adventure In LEGO…

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The Little Addicts are back this week with another adventure!  This time we did some exploring at LEGOLAND!  Come along for the adventure as the Little Addicts complete Ninja Training and take a ride on the Imagination Express!
You can check out the latest adventure here, and give it a “thumbs up”:

P.S. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!  The contest is still ongoing and we’re getting closer to the 1,000 subscriber mark where we start giving away prizes! Subscribe Here!

P.P.S. I explained the Little Addicts Adventures Vlogs in this post.  So check it out if you’re wondering what the heck is going on!

An Adventure In Green Drinks…

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After a week off, The Little Addicts are back with another adventure! This time we did something YOU guys suggested.  A few weeks ago in the comments Aknad and CJBrown told me I needed to try a Shamrock shake.  So, that’s exactly what the Little Addicts and I did this week.  Our thoughts?  Well, you’ll have to watch to find out…what did you think I was just going to give away the ending? 😉
Check out the latest adventure here, and give it a “thumbs up”:

P.S. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!  The contest is still ongoing and we’re getting closer to the 1,000 subscriber mark where we start giving away prizes! Subscribe Here!

P.P.S. I explained the Little Addicts Adventures Vlogs in this post.  So check it out if you’re wondering what the heck is going on!

Addicts Want to Know: Help Us Help You

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As part of my plan to start fresh and make the community of this site to the forefront again (see this post if you’re confused), I want to bring back something I let fall by the wayside over the last few years (the last one of these I did was in 2017…) I want to hear what you have to say!

I want to hear from YOU…the most amazing readers on the planet….about what you love about our site, what you hate about it & what you think we could be doing better (or would love to see).  Here’s your chance to sound off and let me know exactly how you feel, please don’t hold back (although remember comments are still moderated, so don’t be hostile).  I want to hear it all…the good, the bad & the ugly.

And in an effort to hear the brutal honest truth, I’ve set up a Google Docs Form for this.  This way you guys can be as honest as you can be, and I won’t know who left which comment. (of course, you can sign it if you want) No names, no IPs, just you and a keyboard.  Should be fun…

Of course, if you want to leave a comment on this post you’re welcome to do that as well.

Seriously guys, be brutally honest!  I can take it.

-What do you think will help re-engage the community around here?
-Posts you want to see?
-Things you want to see brought back?
-Features you want to be removed?
-Anything we can add?
-Suggestions on future content/features?
-More YouTube or less?
-Do you want to be involved in some of the Addicts Lives?  Like a community round table, where you join us via Skype (or Zoom)?
-Would you be interested in community Skype/Zoom, not on YouTube, where we talk “face to face” with you guys?
-Would you be interested in Simpsons watch parties over Skype/Zoom?
-For those of you who have been with us awhile, what did you love about the site from the beginning that you hate now?
-What can I do to improve my relationship with you all?

The list could go on and on….Nothing is off-limits, and I truly mean that.  So please share your thoughts, I can’t wait to see what you have to say!

For those who can’t see the form, you can access it directly here

An Open Letter to the Addicts Community…

I blame boredom.  I’ve never done well without a million things on my plate.  I thrive in chaos.  I always have.  It’s why my family calls me in an emergency.  It’s also why I used to write papers at 4am when they were due at 8am.  I’d always get an A on those papers.  Like I said, I thrive in chaos.

I’ve never been someone who does well with a quiet mind.  Mostly because I don’t know how to quiet my mind. I was a hyperactive kid and in a lot of ways I’m still a hyperactive adult.  I just never learned how to shut off.  Even when I was on my honeymoon 7ish years ago I couldn’t get my mind to shut off.  I’d be lying on a beach in Jamaica with a drink in my hand, listening to the ocean, and wondering if an update hit TSTO.

Yes, I am that crazy.

So at this point, I blame boredom.  I mean we are on day 360 of 15 days to slow the spread. Perhaps I’ve simply run out of things to keep my mind otherwise occupied.  So I think it was boredom that caused me to take a trip down memory lane.  Maybe boredom, maybe some personal issues I’ve been dealing with for the last couple of years, maybe a push from the big guy upstairs, maybe an all of the above situation.  All I know is I saw a religious talk from someone I follow on Instagram and it sent me spiraling down a path of memories.

I know this isn’t a site about religion. We write about The Simpsons.  I know that. But as any of you who have been following this site for a while know…my faith and relationship with God are extremely important to me.  So when I saw that talk, coupled with the madness that is my mind I went for a stroll through history.

There’s a point to all this, I promise, so stick with me.

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Adventure Awaits!

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The Little Addicts are back with another adventure! This time we checked out the Imagine That Children’s Museum! Check out their latest adventure here, and give it a “thumbs up“:

P.S. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!  The contest is still ongoing and we’re getting closer to the 1,000 subscriber mark where we start giving away prizes! Subscribe Here!

P.P.S. I explained the Little Addicts Adventures Vlogs in this post.  So check it out if you’re wondering what the heck is going on!