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.
BOOM!! And we are off to another Grindfest of Marginal Excitement!! Act II Prizes are relatively repetitive, but a little better (as in a little) than act one.
As with Act I, the First Prize is actually serves a couple of purposes. First, it is another ride for Itchy and Scratchy Land. Second, it unlocks the Crafting area for Level 5 of Crafting…which coincidentally is mostly just a bunch of add-on parts for said ride. And Lastly…it will help you increase your bonus percentage when/if you place said ride within the Blue Bonus Area that is associated with the main gate.
And the said ride is???
There’s no EAsy way to say this… It looks like another grindfest if you “want it all.” The real question is, “Do you really want it all?” The EAsy answer…OF COURSE YOU DO!! After all…we’re addicts…right?
So…while there may be a subtle message being delivered here to a-BORT! (Sorry…couldn’t help myself) by EA, the fact is, we are now deep into making Itchy & Scratchy Land – along with the newly revived KrustyLand (perhaps we should rename it “Lazarus Land” and combine it with Praise Land) the largest tract of land in our entire Springfields. I’m starting to wonder if the designers are all adapting to the “Over 60” players, by making everything so big, you don’t need your reading glasses to place it. But, I digress…
On to the number for GETTING IT ALL!
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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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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!
I have to admit it…I had to go deep into Google to figure out who the heck Diane was. And going Google Deep is a scary thing sometimes. You have to be careful how you search. TSTO Diane can bring up all sorts of things that don’t make a lot of sense. Especially if you misspell TSTO. But, I digress…
Turns out the Diane is a “Big Wig” at Krustylu studios…or was. The WIKI tells us that, “She and the other executives wanted to cancel Krusty and replace it with Homer’s show. She is the one who fired Jeremy. And everyone remembers Jeremy…right?
OK. Fine. Just be glad that you got her for free. Here’s the details on why she is not going to be breaking the glass ceiling any time soon.
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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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!
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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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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