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Friday Filler – Righteousness and The Missing Apu

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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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Friday Filler – And Then It Was A New New Year?

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So…let me get this straight.  The first line in the new “mini-event” that we got this week was, “Happy New Year!!” And that came on the 15th of January.

Then, Lisa sets the whole event up with the comment, “There’s no telling who we could be if we just kept our New Year’s Resolutions” (I’m paraphrasing…but that was the gist of it).

So…from the top…EA is two weeks late with the New Year, with an event that introduces FUTURE dopplegangers of the characters that already have the most skins…and we are supposed to celebrate?

Surprisingly… I AM celebrating.

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Friday Filler – Looking Forward To 2020 As Soon As 2019 Leaves!

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Our little game has always had a bit of a problem with time as a construct.   Time is supposed to be linear…always moving forward.  But, of course, in our game, the time/space continuum has been off since they started having multiple versions of the same characters wandering around in the same space/time.

As any fan of movies like “The Time Machine,” or “Back to the Future” know, messing about with the past can have disastrous outcomes for the present and the future.  The fact is, changing even one tiny fraction of an event in the past, could ripple forward with cataclysmic results. People aren’t born,  inventions aren’t invented, and we have to deal with multiple takes of the same event from differing eras of the same person!  It’s like watching “Inception” on acid…which you don’t need to do, because watching “Inception” makes you feel like you’re on acid. But, I digress…

EA seems to disregard this fact, and has  apparently placed the game once again into some sort of “suspended animation” that is keeping us locked in Christmas 2019, without the ability to do most of what we love about the game.

Let’s take a look at where we are…
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Friday Filler- Dear EA- Please Make Some New Resolutions!

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I am writing this early, knowing that by the time you read this, I will either be, (1) At the Amazing WWII Museum in New Orleans (2) on a plane after a week in NOLA, another year older, but likely not much wiser (3) recovering at home after a night of flying, then driving after a week in NOLA, (4) writing this posthumously, as a week in NOLA killed me.

All of the above may be true.

The one very obvious thing is that I hardly tapped…because I hardly HAD to tap.

You can look at this event as the “Last BIG EVENT of the year!” or the FIRST BIG EVENT of the New Year!.” And the fact is, it is the exact format of the first event of last year…and that is not a good thing.

It’s that time of year…when we all make resolutions to make changes, and become the best “we” that we can be. (or as Melania says…”Be Best”).

DEAR EA…PLEASE RESOLVE TO…

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Friday Filler – God, Kristian Krusty, and the Spirit of Giving

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Let’s start with the fact once again, I a writing this “outside the time space continuum,” as it us not Friday…or even Thursday…and certainly not Saturday.

It is, in fact somewhere between Tuesday and Wednesday…and I have just watched a ton of traditional Christmas movies, and will have likely just gotten back from watching “Little Women,” my family’s choice for a Christmas Day Movie…which has been a tradition in our family for more than a decade.

We were not alone…the theater was packed to the brim.  Traditions are like that. And if you have enough people with the same traditions, it can even turn into a cultural norm, or a religion.

Which is exactly why I didn’t buy Krusty the Christian.
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Friday Filler – Ah…Come On. Santa is a Nazi?

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I’m not going to say why…but man, do I need a break from this week.  No…it has nothing to do with Peach Mint Korn (inside family/friends joke) but more to do with trying to get everything done I need to get done, before heading out to New Orleans on the 27th. I know…I know...poor, poor me!

But, what I really want to write about, is that I think the writers have really lost it this year. I get it. Grandpa’s memory is more than a little hazy. But, come on. Did they really have to go there?

Pagans are one thing…but making Santa a Nazi, is really over the top. However,  Heir Santa is only a small portion of the “less than Christmas” vibe of this event.  Let’s take a look and see what else the writers are cooking up…
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Friday Filler- It’s Not About the Watch

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I have to admit, when I saw that Grandpa was the main character in the first act of the new “Holiday/Christmas/Winter” event, I was a bit put off. Especially when the opening lines had to do with Death coming to take Abe to “the other side.”

But, the fact is, I was mostly bummed because it meant that I couldn’t keep Abe and Mona perpetually feeding pigeons into the black hole, across the street from the SuperCollider. This is important, as it keeps things stable in my Springfield, balancing out “the end,” by feeding just enough matter into the black hole, to keep it from sucking everything we know and love, into the black hole.

And then, I read the article about the super, super, black hole that is in our very own galaxy…that is a gazillion times bigger than the black hole that is supposed to be at the center of the galaxy…and just for good measure,  looked out of my window, and saw everything in place…not being sucked up (at least that I could see). So, rather than freaking out, decided instead to look back and focus on the watch. 

Which watch you say? Well…I can tell you that there is more than one addled old grandpa story about a watch. Read on!
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Abes In Toyland Event – Calendar and Math to Get It All!

Let’s remind ourselves that Alissa has placed a moratorium upon complaining about this event.  I get it. She loves Christmas, and is going to be upbeat and happy about anything we get for the holidays.

That said, I honestly have to admit that there isn’t much to complain about here…so it makes the job pretty easy.

This event is LOADED with prizes. There is simply no denying that.

Let’s dive into some of the stuff…and what it’s going to take to get it all! 
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Ugly Christmas Sweaters and Another Addicts Shop Sale

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

So, last week we ran an Addicts Shop sale for Black Friday.  I had hoped to have some Ugly Christmas Sweater designs finished and approved by the time the sale went live, unfortunately, they took a bit longer to get approval on than I would have liked.

So….because of that hold-up, and the fact that the shirts were FINALLY approved yesterday afternoon…I’ve decided to run another Addicts Shop Sale! All items are 10% off (the biggest discount they’ll let me give)!  Now is a great time to add some Addicts Swag to your wardrobe, or to get that special gift for the Addict in your life!

And the shop is now featuring 4 new Ugly Christmas Sweater designs…all Simpson/TSTO themed of course!

You guys may recognize some of the themes…

       

I’m particularly a fan of the Golden Goose one…I know a bunch of you are wishing EA would drop the GGR under your TSTO tree!

So check out the Addicts Shop here, and grab your TSTO swag! 🙂

Use the code HOLIDAY19 to get your discount in the shop!   Sale ends December 14th!

And just as a quick note on the Addicts “swag”…I created this stuff because I enjoy doing it and the stuff makes me laugh/smile, and I thought you all would enjoy it too!  🙂

P.S. I’ve also extended the sale in the Laugh it Up Shop as well…

Use the code CHRISTMAS2019 for the discount in the Laugh It Up Shop…sale ends December 14th! 

I don’t have any non-TSTO Ugly Christmas Sweaters, BUT there are a few fun and festive Christmas shirts! 🙂

Like these two…

Friday Filler – I May Have Killed Christmas

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I am starting to suspect that the lack of a Christmas Event in TSTO may be my fault.  I know…I know…I’m just another blogger with an opinion. But, the correlation between game play and real life is starting to make me lose my freakinshirt!

This is the first year…ever…that there are some huge changes around my favorite holiday in our household…I mean huge.

Just like TSTO, “something is off” when it comes to tradition, and following any kind of regular schedule.  And like TSTO, we are waaaaaaay behind on checking the boxes for this year’s celebrations.

But, even more terrifying to someone like me, who loves Christmas, is that it is starting to feel like the boxes are not only not being checked…but are being removed by a power outside of my control!  It’s as if TSTO and life have suddenly changed, in ways that I never expected, nor really wanted! And, it may be MY FAULT!!

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