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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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TSTO Addicts Simpsons Trivia: “Holidays of Future Passed”

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It’s been a while since we had some trivia around here, so what do you say we have some fun this morning?  After a 6 month hiatus…Let’s kick off the weekend with a new round of Simpsons Trivia!

This week, in honor of the Holidays of Future Past Mini-Event, I thought for this round of trivia we’d cover the episode were this future stuff comes from.  So this week we’re talking about Season 23’s “Holidays of Future Passed”…

Time to brush up on your Simpsons skills because today’s trivia starts now!

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Musings About Holidays of Future Past

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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The Sounds of TSTO: Holidays of Future Past

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

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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Showoff Announcement: Holidays of Future Past

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It’s that time…calling all Addict Designers!  We’re getting ready to do the next Springfield Showoff, and this time around I want to see what you’ve done with the Holidays of Future Past (and Future in general) stuff! This can be anything and everything Future items (from previous events), or items specific to this event.   So prep those towns…because we want to see what you’ve done with your Springfield!

As always please remember to limit it to 1-2 of your favorite areas/photos…we can’t show your whole town, unless you want to send in your entire town via town portrait.

So use this time to polish up your town and show us how creative you can be!  Send in your Holidays of Future Past inspired designs (by 8pm ET Tuesday, January 28th) and we’ll be putting up the Showoff post featuring your designs on Wednesday, January 29th. 

Remember, your designs can be anything and everything Future/Holidays of Future Past

So grab some screenshots of your town, or finish up those designs…just make sure to send your submissions in by about 8pm ET Tuesday, January 28th, can’t wait to see what YOU have come up with.

You can send your designs in two ways…either post a link to the image in the comments on this post or you can email them to us at TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com.  We won’t be pulling images from anywhere else, so please if you want to be featured either submit in the comments below or email your images to us.

Note: PLEASE try to limit your submissions to only 1-2 of your favorite screenshots.  We like to try and let everyone showoff their town but it becomes difficult when some of you are sending in 7-10 images.  Pick your favorite areas and send them in (or if you stitch photos together, that works too).  We’ll try our best to get EVERYONE in, but please understand that sometimes we miss a photo or two.  If we miss you one week, we’ll try really hard to make sure we get you in the next week.  You’re always welcome to showoff your town, at any time, on our Flickr page.  We know a lot of you have awesome towns that you want to show off, but please try to stick with this week’s theme.  Remember, this isn’t a contest.  There’s nothing to win.  It’s just a fun way to showoff your town and get some design inspiration from your fellow Addicts.  🙂   

Do you want to be featured on the next Springfield Showoff?  Post your images  in the Comments below or email us your screenshots at TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com. We can’t wait to see YOUR designs! (Need help with images, just ask.) 

Holidays of Future Past Prize Guide: Bart’s Boys, Jiff and Skippy

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Update time in TSTO!  Time for the first official update of the New Year!  As the latest mini-event in TSTO hit our towns…this time to celebrate the New Year…?  I guess Santa didn’t give EA that calendar I said they needed for Christmas. 

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Holidays of Future Past questline, you’ll have to earn  via various character tasks in order to unlock the prize for that part.

So let’s take a look at prize 5, Jiff and Skippy…

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Should I Spend Donuts On the Returning Jenda, Zia or Homer’s Dream House?

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Gather ’round the tapping device everyone, it’s update time in TSTO!  And there’s no time like the present for the residents of our pocket-sized Springfields to make New Year’s Resolutions…even if we are 16 days into 2020 already!   Of course, a new event gives EA an excuse to stock our stores with returning premium content, just tempting us to drop those pink sprinkles!

As we all know, that limited-time label can tempt us to grab everything in sight because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add the returning Jenda, Zia or Homer’s Dream House to your Springfield? Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding these throwbacks to your town…

 

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Holidays of Future Past Prize Guide: The Ultranet

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Update time in TSTO!  Time for the first official update of the New Year!  As the latest mini-event in TSTO hit our towns…this time to celebrate the New Year…?  I guess Santa didn’t give EA that calendar I said they needed for Christmas. 

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Holidays of Future Past questline, you’ll have to earn  via various character tasks in order to unlock the prize for that part.

So let’s take a look at prizes 4, the Ultranet…

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Should I Spend Donuts On the Returning Future Simpson Kids?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Gather ’round the tapping device everyone, it’s update time in TSTO!  And there’s no time like the present for the residents of our pocket-sized Springfields to make New Year’s Resolutions…even if we are 16 days into 2020 already!   Of course, a new event gives EA an excuse to stock our stores with returning premium content, just tempting us to drop those pink sprinkles!

As we all know, that limited-time label can tempt us to grab everything in sight because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add the returning Mooch Bart, President Lisa, or Rockstar Maggie to your Springfield? Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding these throwbacks to your town…

 

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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…..

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.

New update in TSTO!  Yay for new content!  Holidays of Future Past is in full swing, thoughts on the new content?

How’s your designing coming?  What are you doing with your town? A heads up a Showoff will be announced later this week. Share some photos in the comments below! (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!