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WDTCF- June Bellamy

Ah….it’s time again for another episode of WDTCF (Where Did That Come From?) or as I like to call it, Hey…I Don’t Remember That! or HIDRT!

It’s pretty easy to not remember something or someone with more than 600 episodes to choose from.  And although, EA can’t seem to find it in their hearts to give us characters we actually remember, (Like Sarah Wiggum), they seem to have no issue whatsoever giving us obscure, one-offs.

But, this time…I have a sense that the writers and maybe even the “Voice Actors” had something to do with this choice. Because the character in play, is the one, and only (as in, she was only in one episode) June Bellamy!

Don’t remember June?  Well like most voice actors, you may not know them by their faces (I mean can anyone tell me what Tress McNeal looks like??)

No? Well Tress is a real person, and is on more Simpsons episodes than almost any of the “star actors”…and so if you don’t remember what Tress looks like,  it may be even harder to remember who June is, because she is only BASED on a real person. Kinda.
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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…..

First off, it’s Father’s Day.  So Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there! Hope y’all have a great day!

Itchy and Scratchy Land Act 2 hit our games this past week.  What are your thoughts on Act 2? How are you doing with the prize track?

ICYMI Addicts Live was all new yesterday.  We talked Itchy and Scratchy Land, lag and drag and previewed what’s ahead in the next couple of weeks.  Check out all the fun here…

How about the rest of your weekend?  Getting ready for summer vacations? Anywhere fun planned?  Do anything fun and exciting this weekend?  How did you celebrate Father’s Day?

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 – Of Lags, Limits, and Loops

Thank Grog It’s Firday!!

Ah…another Act is upon us, and another “Grindtastic Weekend” awaits!  Is it possible to stay on track to “get everything,” while still having a life? Yes. Yes it is…if you are smart about how you spend your time.  Most of the “grinding” these days is actually “Grinding Lite,” as the  critical stuff only takes a few seconds.

But, EA has continued to make things challenging, once you win items…in that with the item limit restrictions in place, some of us have to be pretty clever in how we maximize our bonuses. We need to have fun with the items that we win…without getting the dreaded, “YOU HAVE REACHED YOUR ITEM LIMIT…YOU SUCK!” message (I might have been paraphrasing there a bit…but it is the way it makes you feel).

Nonetheless, (don’t you love a word like “nonetheless?” It looks like a run-on mistake…but it really is a word! Like aforementioned, and heretofore…English is so weird sometimes), where were we? Oh. right…Nonetheless, there are ways to deal with the Lag Issue that some continue to face, as well as trying to figure out ways to maximize our bonus earnings while cramming everything into the “Bonus Blue” area for Itchy&ScratchyLand.

Let’s take a look at some solutions.
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Where Did That Come From? – Act I Almost Everything From One Place…Itchy Scratchy Land


This is one of those events, where at least for Act I, it is almost easier to write about what ISN’T from one episode of the Simpsons. But, if we are going to stay true to form, I’ll just list all of the things that ARE from this single episode.

  • Itchy’s Mine Field
  • Itchy & Scratchy Helicopter
  • Roger Meyers Sr. Statue
  • Itchy & Scratchy Banner
  • Itchy & Scratchy Land Ticket Booth
  • Itchy Parking Lot, Scratchy Parking Lot
  • Nurse’s Station
  • Itchy and Scratchy Land Gate

Got it?  So…really…the only things from Itchy and Scratchy Land from Act I, that AREN’T in this episode, are…well…Diane. That’s it. Just Diane.

So which episode is it?  (drum roll please…)
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And Now…A Word From Our Sponsors and a BIG Thank You!

My training in my youth was better than this. Really.

I was trained to write a “Thank You Note” almost as soon as I received a gift.  At Christmas, the marching orders from my Mom were, “You can’t play with your gift, until you write a thank you note!”  That was pretty good motivation, unless it was socks, or a sweater from my Aunt in Illinois.  But, you get it…

So…I SHOULD have written this last week…or, even the week before.  But, as you might remember, all hell broke loose in our Krustylands. Nukes were tossed, and mayhem ensued.  I got distracted…

But that is no excuse…and it is time to set the record straight!
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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…..

Itchy and Scratchy Land Act 1 is nearing its final days.  How have you faired with the Act 1 Prize Track?  Crafting?  How’s your Amusement area coming along?

What do you think Act 2 will have in store for us?  Have you checked out the Act 2 tips from yesterday?

How about the rest of your weekend?  Getting ready for summer vacations? Anywhere fun planned?  Do anything fun and exciting this weekend?

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 – There’s Whole Lotta Ploppin’ Goin’ On!


Thank Grog It’s Firday!

I’m writing this early (Thursday) because I’m going to be on the road  Today (not actually today, but Friday…which is when you are reading this…so it’s still today, kinda…). I am heading out to a golf tournament/college reunion with a bunch of my old football team buddies (those who still remember playing before they started diagnosing CTE).  It should be a wonderful chance to roll out the traditional greeting for reunions, “You’re OLD!  No…YOU’RE Old!!

I’m old. I don’t mind admitting it. My white hair and creaky body (did I mention I played college football, and then rugby until I was 35?), reminds me every day. But, that doesn’t stop me from being active mentally…right?

And, as it pertains to TSTO…that means being active in the game…active in design…and resolving to keep powering through, no matter what the game throws our way! Unless it makes us grind to a dead halt…which I’ll talk about later.

This whole “KrustyItchyScratchyLand (or KISLand as one of our community suggested) Post Nuke Era,” has people clearly divided into two camps. Those who have attacked the opportunity to put on their Uber-Design-Hats, and those who seemingly have been rendered immobile by the overwhelming possibilities.

It has created a reality of “Designers – vs – Ploppers.”  And there is a Whole Lotta Ploppin’ Goin’ On!

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Itchy and Scratchy Land- Prize Guide- Act 1 – Prize 4- Roger Meyers Sr. Statue

You have to love an homage to Roger Meyers Sr.

After all, without a Roger Meyers Sr., there wouldn’t be a Roger Meyers Jr.  And that would be a real shame! Kinda.

Roger Meyers Sr. is based very, very, very, very loosely on Walt Disney. They both had mustaches. That is about where the similarity ends. But that didn’t stop him from stealing concepts from Walt, most notably with his films, Steamboat Itchy, and Scratchtasia.

He is the consummate schlock film-maker…whose legacy is the felonious and murderous pair that this theme park is based upon. So…why not a statue? 

Why not indeed?  Let’s Take A Look at the details!
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Itchy and Scratchy Land- Prize Guide- Act 1 – Prize 3- Nurse’s Station

OK. I get it. As much as Itchy and Scratchy shred one another (apparently, because the HAVE to), they probably need a Nurse around full time.

But, I have to say it…this “Nurses Station” looks a heck of a lot like one of the canal houses we got in the last major event. As in A LOT. Paint it a different color….slap a mini-portrait of the boys doing mayhem to one another…and BOOM! Canal house is a Nurses Station.

But, I’m sure some of you are going to want it. In fact…some of you are going to want more than one!  Right??

Here are the details on Prize #3- the Nurses Station.
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Tips On Surviving the “New Era of TSTO” After Krustyland

I believe my prediction for this major event was, “it’s gonna be a game-changer.”  Like calling something “interesting,” the term “game-changer” can mean almost anything…good or bad.  And in my opinion, that pretty much covers it. This is some good, with a handful of bad thrown in.

Let’s start with the fact that most people don’t like change. Moving, a death in the family, changing jobs…these all sit at the top of the “stress meter” when it comes to adjusting in life. And in many ways, nuking Krustyland, along with the myriad little changes that came with it, were a combination of all of these. There is was certainly death. There was the stress of packing up and moving. And, there are myriad new jobs, and ways of dealing with old jobs, that have been forced upon us.

All of this requires adjustments…even if some of the new changes are ultimately for the better. And, there are a couple of them that are clear improvements over the “old way.”

Let’s break down some tips that will help you maneuver the changes, without losing your collective minds.
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