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Friday Filler – Organizing and Creating from Clutter and Chaos

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I always felt kind of smug when I saw the pollution pics of Beijing, China. All of those people moving around in a thick haze, wearing masks, and scurrying from building to building.

And then the West Coast fires hit…and our area, most especially the “Real Springfield,” is still chewing the air in small doses, as we run from one AC haven to another.  If we are lucky, we are supposed to be down to just “unhealthy,” from “you would be an idiot to go outside,” by midweek…next week.

We joke about toads and locusts being next. But, we don’t joke much anymore.

**Update…as I write this, we got a few hours of respite after a night of coast air blowing things out for a bit. But, we are predicted to go back to awful for the weekend. Yes. I am golfing today while the air is less chewy. I will only play nine. I’m not a complete idiot. 

However…the hideous smoke has forced me away from my last home improvement chore of rebuilding our deck, and made me take time to do some “Digital Tap-Worthy Remodeling” of my town.

After deciding to store some of my “Bonus % Items” so I could design a bit within the Item Limits…I am kind of pleased at how the organization and designing has gone.

It really comes down to mastering and executing the ability to purge, design, and place. Let’s take a look at how things turned out.
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The Sounds of TSTO: Van Houtens 2020

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Your senses can evoke powerful memories in you. The smell of saltwater can trigger you back to your youth spent at the beach, the touch of cotton can bring you back to memories of your mom, and hearing sounds of TSTO can bring back countless hours spent tap, tap, tapping away.

So let’s take a trip down memory lane via the sound effects of TSTO…

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Springfield Showoff: Van Houtens

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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The Van Houtens Act 4 Full Dialogue: The Van Houten Curse

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Nearly time for Milhouse’s fame to end…the Van Houten’s ends tomorrow.  So while we count down till the next event, let’s look back on the Act 4 dialogue for the Van Houtens Event…

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For The Van Houtens, The End is Near

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Just a reminder that the Van Houtens Event Ends TOMORROW September 16th. 

Milhouse has had his time to shine, now it’s time to go back to all Homer, all the time.

As far as questlines go, what’s happened in the past is that the current prize you’re working on (on any questline) you were able to finish.  Once that current prize was completed then the questline disappeared.  

This means that you will want to make that final push to gather up all the things you want from the Event before it goes with the Event.

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The Van Houtens Act 4 Premium Questline: Grandpa Van Houten

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Everything’s coming up Milhouse!  Last year we had The Flanders’s this year we have the Van Houtens!

Act 4 of this multi-event ushered in one new premium character to help navigate this event.  Grandpa Van Houten is an all-new premium character for Springfield, who not only helps earn event currency but also comes with a short questline.

So let’s take a look at the full dialogue for both The Great Indoors…

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Addicts Open Thread

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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…..

The Van Houtens Act 4 is in its final days.  In fact ALL of the Van Houten event is in its final days.  Time to wrap up those questlines because the end is near!  Thoughts on the event overall?  Favorite prize? Ready for Halloween?

How’s your Springfield design coming?  What are you doing with your town? Share some photos in the comments below! (If you need a refresher on how to add photos to the comments check out this post)  Don’t forget the Springfield showoff this week.  Submissions are due by Tuesday evening.  Details here.

Any weekend excitement going on in our neck of the woods?

Stay safe, whatever that means to you. Just remember, we’re all in this together.

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!

Friday Filler – When TSTO Duplicates Real Life…Things are Hilariously Weird

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OK. First of all…we’re fine.

Thanks to all of you who dropped me personal notes asking if I am on fire. No. We aren’t on fire. But, close enough that the sky has been dark red, and the air full of ash since Tuesday. Needless to say, we are staying inside…and continuing to hope for the best for several friends who have had to evacuate.   Crazy times. Yes…the world seems to be on fire for a number of reasons figuratively…but where we live, it has been on fire, literally.  More on that later.

Apparently, God is trying to burn down the Left Coast. No politics intended.

As far as the Van Houtens Event, for my donuts, they saved the best Premium Item for last. It is the best New Character/Decoration combo in some time. Or should I say, Old and New Character…as the best new intros for my taste, were the introduction of Milhouse’s NICE grandparents…and their RV.

Call it coincidence, or call it “Tapping Imitating Life,” but the fact that the Grandparents and the RV were introduced during the very week that my wife and I took a couple of our grandkids on an RV weekend, was just too perfectly “Tapperitious” to ignore.

RV Life.  It’s a new chapter..and one fraught with instant challenges…especially in the Covid-Reality.
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The Van Houtens Prize Guide: Act 4, Prize 5 Italian Milhouse

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Time for our final Van Houtens prize post!  Bust out the confetti and party hats because these are done…for this event anyway. 🎉🎊

So let’s take a look at the final Van Houtens prize…Italian Milhouse…

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The Van Houtens Prize Guide: Act 4, Prizes 2-4, Solvang Air, Nana’s Vineyard & Little Italy

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Time for another fun and exciting event prize post! But fear not my friends…the Van Houtens, and my torturing you with prize posts, are almost over!

Act 4 consists of 1 new decoration, 2 new buildings, 1 Mystery Box Token, and 1 new costume.

So let’s take a look at the prizes on the Act 4 Van Houtens Prize Track: Solvang Air, Nana’s Vineyard & Little Italy…

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