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What I Learned from … Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone

Philosphers Book

Whether you call it Philosophers Stone or Scorers Stone – Harry Potter and the [preferred adjective] stone is a beautiful book – in my opinion – that brilliantly sets up an amazing series that has definatly changed the lifes of many children and adults globally. I was definitely one of them. I vividly remember the day that my mum had finished the series and told me I had to start reading them. So I took the first book on our annual Hunstanton trip and could not put it down. I remember going through the series so quickly and crying near the end because I knew there wouldn’t be more to read.

Since Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone was published on the 26th June 1997, it is the 20th anniversary of it’s release! And to mark this milestone I thought I’d break down what the first book in this series taught me as I grew up. I hope you enjoy …

This post does contain¬†SPOILERS of the first book but if you haven’t gotten to the reveal of the first book then where have you been the last 20 years? ūüėÄ

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A Talk about TSTO Mothers

First of all, Happy Mother’s Day to all you amazing mum’s out there that work your socks off for your family – you’re amazing! Let’s use this day to celebrate the amazing deeds that mum’s worldwide do out of the kindness in their hearts

With today being the day for Mother’s, I thought I would do an organised ramble about TSTO mum’s: the ones we have and the ones we don’t have yet. 

DISCLAIMER: to all you Americans out there … no, I have not misspelled ‘mom’ throughout the post, I just refuse to write anything other then ‘mum’ 😁 …
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What event shall I write about?

Dr Nick

Heya¬†everybody, hope everyone is feeling well and surviving Monday so far. EA has given us this Military update in the unexpected form of a mini event. Whether I like it or not is up for another post but, as I count these mini updates as (easy-going) background fun, we have a bit of lull before the next “BIG” thing.

So … I wanted to do something that I keep saying I’ll do and that is share event ideas. I have so many event ideas and I always want to share them but I barely do and it’s a shame so I will start to do more event ideas in between events and maybe a few in events 😁.

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Happy Wedding Anniversary Homer & Marge! 

On this day, February 23rd 35 years ago, Marge Bouvier and Homer Simpson got married!


Marge: Maybe our next anniversary will be romantic. Aww, look, Homey, our wedding cake!

Homer: You mean there’s been cake in our freezer for eleven years? Why was I not informed?


If the Simpsons didn’t exist on a floating timeline (so characters don’t age, basically) then it would be their 35th Wedding Anniversary after being married on February 23rd in 1982. That’s impressive! I’ll have whatever anti-aging products their using …

We first get a glimpse into the relationship of Homer and Marge before marriage in the episode “I Married Marge” which is episode 12 of season 3.
Season 3 is probably my favourite Simpsons Season due to many of my favourite episodes featuring in this season and this episode is no different. It’s got jokes, heart, flashbacks and quotable dialogue all packed into a really sweet episode.
(Seriously, if you haven’t watched it then 1) *rolls eyes* and … 2) watch it! You have to today because of their anniversary)

To sum up this great episode here is the SimpsonsWikia synopsis:
In flashback, the year is 1980, and¬†Homer¬†andMarge¬†are dating. After seeing a¬†Star Warsmovie, they get busy afterwards – and Marge finds out she is pregnant with¬†Bart. When Homer finds out, he proposes to her, and then tries to find a higher paying job. He goes to the new power plant, only to be rejected. When the baby’s things are repossessed, Homer decides they’ll be better off without him – until Marge comes to find him.

This episode teachers that nothing can stand in the way of love. The love that Homer and Marge portray is so sweet, you can’t help but love the animated couple.
Let’s face it … Homer can be a jerk. Although beer and other stuff persuades him, he often finds himself back with Marge and no matter what stupid things they do against each other, nothing can stop their love ‚̧. Marge see’s behind his silliness and flabs and see’s the fatherly love that has developed in him.

(I better stop now before I start tearing up 😁 …)

How has Marge’s and Homer’s relationship affected your love life? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below and Happy Tapping …

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Around the World in 10 Days #5: Tanzania

Howdy tappers. Here on a Friday evening for another Around the World in 10 Days post. Yep, we’re at Number 5. We’re halfway there and I have a bit of a confession to make … We got all of the great ones done first. Sorry, but we’ve only got good, mediocre and meh ones left. This was by accident because I chose the country order by starting with UK and going the most “sensible” journey around the world, ending at Brazil because that’s the Act 3 theme.

Put your shirts and shorts on because we’re going somewhere hot with some beautiful picture opportunities (so yes, your phone has other abilities then Tapped Out *gasp*)

So … Enjoy your ride to Tanzania 

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Chinese New Year 2017: The Guide

Yesterday EA gave us a little something to let our resting fingers tappa tappa tappa in wait of the “next big thing” and gave us a little Lunar New Year update to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
It is a small update, to fill the gap between the next thing EA has in store for us, with some items in store and a short questline for us to work our way through. Time to decorate for the Chinese New Year!

Being a baby blog site there is no point in doing loads of small posts about individual parts of updates (seperate should I buys, questlines etc) but I do like to do one BIG post with every info you should need about an update (tend to only do these for mini events and updates – major events get to big) so here is your All-In-One post for the Lunar New Year update …


SPECULATION


This is where I will link the speculation post when it is published.


GAMEPLAY


We don’t do full walkthroughs here but find a walkthrough of the gameplay HERE but it is 3 parts of gameplay that consists of using the Simpsons family (and Ned for one part) and then on the 28th of January 3 more parts of gameplay unlock and SMALL SPOILER on the 31st of January you will unlock a special decoration.
SMALL SPOILER END


ITEMS IN STORE


Chinese Lantern – 5000

Quick Review: It’s a decoration so mainly personal choice but they’re freemium so pick up as many as you can and want. I’m decorating my town with these lanterns to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

Chinese Junk Р75

Quick Review: Not the biggest fan of this one and will personally be passing but if you are a fan of ships, water items or the Chinese design then you might want to pick it up. No payout, No questline, No tasks but 2.5% bonus on all cash and XP.

Giant Takeout Box – 50

Quick Review: Love this item and I don’t know why. Fun decoration that will forever be my inspiration and decision decider. Everytime you tap it you get 1 out of 22 fortunes in the form of a dialogue bubble (..thing😛). These include Watch your step, You learn from your mistakes, You will learn a lot today, The fortune you seek is in another cookie and 18 more. Consider this purchase if you have many more donuts for whatever is coming next.

Giant Wall – 60

Quick Review: I like this item. Pick it up if you have the donuts. On ‘How it Works’ go to Giant Wall information😃

Giant Dragon Bundle – 100

Quick Review: 3 enormously tall dragons that cry rainbows when tapped. Great for some designs (might stitch together some of TOuk’s great dragon placements later) including Chinese buildings but for a steep price you might want to pass if the donuts are tight. Conclusion: Meh


GIANT WALL INFORMATION


When you spend the 60 donuts you will get a main tower and two walls (one wonky one way and the other wonky the other). When you place the main tower you can tap it and you will get this:

You can spend 10000 in-game cash to get another tower (doesn’t have a flag) – 24hrs wait – or spend 2000 in-game cash to generate a wall (wonky either way) – with a 3hr wait for it to generate. You can only make one part at a time.


Well I hope you enjoyed that post – took me a while to compile. With the update a small one I think we can call this segment downtime so look out for some speculation about what’s to come and Happy Tapping to all …

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Episode Overview: Homer the Heretic 

Hey Tappers! It’s Robobot here again, bringing you an episode Overview of the Season 4 Classic, Homer the Heretic! 

This Episode starts with A Sunday Blizzard. Marge still wants everybody to go to church despite the Blizzard, but Homer doesn’t want to. So while Marge and the Kids have are Cold and Miserable at Church 

Homer Stays home and has the time of his life. When Marge gets home, Homer tells Marge that because of how much fun he had, he’s not going to go to Church anymore. Marge gets upset by thi, and Prays to God to forgive Homer. Homer then has a dream where he visits God. God is at first angry, but After Homer tells God that he serves his family and works for his family, he sees no reason why he can’t worship his own way. God Understands. After that, Marge, Ned, and Reverend Lovejoy try your convince Homer back to being Christian, to no avail. Next Sunday, Homer once again stays home, but this time, he accidentally started a fire! 

Apu sees the Fire, and so Apu, Krusty, and Ned help Homer put out the fire, and they save Homer from the burning building. Homer at first thinks it’s God’s wrath, but Reverend Lovejoy tells Homer that God was working through the hearts of everyone. This convinces Homer to go back to church. 

What was your opinion on this episode? Comment Below! 

 

Guest Post: 13 things to avoid on Friday 13th

Hello one and all. Christmas has gone and the boring month of January has arrived. Halloween has long gone but today is … Friday the 13th! People say the origin of the ‘unluckiness’ comes from biblical reasons. Meant to be the day Eve at the apple, the tower of babel fell down and 13 people were present at The Last Supper but there is a ton of historical origins towards this day (I recommend reading this post)¬†. The Friday the 13th movies have become icons in modern culture and I am sure they are rerunning most of the movies today on most channels. Even the Simpsons have had a go at the references …

So … in hope of some horror inspiration I turned to the TOuk horror and gore expert Brooders! And on request she has provided a guest post for us: 13 life things to avoid on Friday 13th (with Simpsons pictures). Enjoy …

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Happy New Year!

Just a really quick post to wish every single one of our a very happy new year. I think it is fair to say 2016 was a rollercoaster of a year with politics, celebrity deaths and even in the game BUT 2016 has gone so let’s look towards 2017 as I am sure it will be a lot better.

I did a YouTube video, on my channel, for the New Year – explaining what you can expect from the channel that I hope to build up in 2017:

(There is quite a bit of background ambience. Sorry. I was speaking quietly because of a cold – slowly recovering)

Please subscribe if you like the channel. The more support, the more motivated I am to keep working on that.

2017, in TSTO, will be kick started by, IMHO, a really cool mini-event that introduces some really cool characters and items so SAVE YOUR DONUTS because that starts 3rd January (so only a few days to wait!).

Let’s make this a positive year guys (#stopthehate) and respect EA for what they do – a lot! Thank you everyone for the support in 2016, I had an amazing year thanks to all of you – let’s make 2017 bigger and better.

Have a great day, whatever you are doing, and use this opportunity to start a fresh. I don’t know what it is about the new year but I definitely feel fresh 😁. Take a more positive approach to life and the game – you will find yourself enjoying the moment more. Happy Tapping …

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A brief Reflection of TSTO 2016

Hey Tappers! It’s the eve of 2017 and we wave goodbye to a rollercoaster of a year. In this post I do a brief reflection of TSTO 2016. fyi, all stuff in BOLD is written by Sam. Enjoy …

A Popular Opinion online is that 2016 was a really bad year, with tons of awful things happening and tons of celebrity deaths. While that’s true to an extent, I wouldn’t say 2016 was the worst Year ever. I actually had a pretty good 2016. 

TSTO had a good 2016 in terms of events. The events this year gave us tons of new items that we were wanting, and 2016 gave us a lot of new ways to get Donuts. 

(Sam…) I agree, there was a lot of hate going around with certain updates that wasn’t just or thought out. There have been a lot of positive additions and updates to the game, in 2016, that I think we need to celebrate.

My Favorite Event of the year would have to be The Casino Event. I really liked the Mini Games, and The Items were really cool. You could make your own Hollywood Area. 

(Sam…) My favorite event was also the Casino event. I just loved the LIGHTS and all that jazz – it brought some fun items and had huge possibility for design. The mini games it brought with it were GREAT but it was very annoying to see them go 😢.

My Least favorite Event would been to be Springfield Games. Not because it’s bad, but because it had a lot of potential to be a Tap ball 2 type of thing, and I thought that it was a little lame that we only got a Lisa Skin and Fatov. 

As for the show, the episodes were a mixed bag. I feel like the show is still good, it’s just that it’s not the same as it used to be. None of the episodes are really bad to me. It’s just that sometimes, it can feel a little stilted. 

My favorite Season 27 episodes are a tie between Cue Detective and Halloween of Horror. I thought that Cue Detective was a really fun adventure detective episode, and Halloween of Horror really had that old Simpsons heart and charm to it. 

(Sam…) I won’t tell Robobot that we are, currently, on Season 28. I think quality isn’t decreasing (much). It ISN’T what it was but I don’t think that is bad. I still watch every episode, enjoy every episode (some more then others) and I still love it for what it is now. Favourites of S28 are “The Last Traction Hero” and “The Town” but overall S28 is turning out to be pretty strong – well done FOX!

(Still Sam…) In conclusion, 2016 has been a fun year for Tapped Out and it got a lot of undeserved hate just because EA tried something new with updates. 2016 will be the year of experiments (they tried religion, sequels, new systems – eg. Daily Tasks, Rewards for premium purchases) and I respect that 😃. I think people need to approach the game with a respectful and positive attitude. It is a game that costs loads of money that has been offered for FREE (be grateful for it!). From a positive perspective: In 2016 we got:

  • A much needed cut and paste mechanic! Super helpful!!
  • A sequel superhero event that actually gave some cool items – when you think about it.
  • TSTO’s first ever alive guest star (not including Mr Greoning): Stephen Hawking , who was flipping amazing!
  • The extremely helpful visual task icon – becuase it’s mostly what I send my characters on.
  • We got Starsuit Maggie!!! Enough said. *mic drop*
  • And a whole lot more … Make a list – it’ll surprise you.

So have a great new year, if the timezone you are in is there already, but for me I have a few hours. There might be a post tomorrow for the new year but until then Stay Positive and Happy Tapping …

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