Posted 03 July 2010 - 03:17 PM
Posted 03 July 2010 - 03:19 PM
But I'd probably consider them a pet, not a friend.
Friends are different from Tamagotchis. Tamagotchis are just a device that helps people learn how to be more responsible. And a pet for others.
Don't get me wrong I really love them, but not as much as my real life friends.
Posted 03 July 2010 - 03:27 PM
Posted 06 July 2010 - 06:12 AM
I mean, spending a lot of your day with a tama really makes you bond.
Posted 07 July 2010 - 10:20 AM
Posted 08 July 2010 - 05:31 AM
Posted 05 August 2010 - 11:08 PM
Edited by tamalvr23, 05 August 2010 - 11:08 PM.
Posted 05 August 2010 - 11:31 PM
As far as a spot in my heart for it, zip. It's not a living thing, and my Tamagotchis and I, too, are only about as close as a non-living thing can be to a living human. I think of them like an online friend that I've never met before, Serrafina_Pekkala or Hershey_Princess or something, except more like friends between a pet and a human. They are too unrealistic for any further explanation, but I don't want them to get any more realistic. I prefer something with a real life, although Tamagotchis are still very fun and addictive. The toy itself, I like a bit more. Not a lot, just a bit. Only for the fact that it's like a console and brings back some good nostalgia (I know, oxymoron) because it has the capability of resetting, starting over with a new Tama on the same console. That's the main thing that makes it so unreal. When I got my new dog, I couldn't bear keeping my old dog's bed. It's in a safe spot, but there always needs to be a clean slate.
Posted 09 August 2010 - 12:02 AM
Posted 09 August 2010 - 12:23 PM
Posted 09 August 2010 - 01:38 PM
Posted 09 August 2010 - 01:39 PM
I agree. yes, its a toy, but its there, isn't it?
No, I don't think so. A lot of the time I feel like my Tamagotchies are my best friends ... they'll always be there, especially when nobody else is, and they don't care who you are or what you look like or what you're interested in, they love you anyway, and they express it. When you don't need them, you can just put them down, and then when you really need a friend again, you pick them back up. They're amazing. My Tamagotchies were my only real friends back when I was in primary/elementary school, and some of high school. I used to be mocked a lot for it too, but it didn't put me off them, it added to the fact that they were the only ones that were there for me.
Over obsession is a little bit too harsh a description for being 'friends' with your Tamagotchi, I think. There are much worse cases in the world, lol. I'm not even gonna go into that. xD
I consider my Tamagotchies - all 14 of them - to be my children. I love them so dearly. I carry at least two of them around with me at all times - usually my two TMGC+C, sometimes my Music Star. I can't go anywhere without them or I feel horrible about leaving them behind where they'll get hungry and feel all alone.
I'm in my second year of university, too, by the way. I have many real friends and even a boyfriend, and they're still very dear to me.
Posted 11 August 2010 - 11:07 AM
Isnt important if he's a real, true or pure friend, it's part of our daily life
for me they're an entertaining electronic pets, but they have the power to take your time and be part of your real life. I think this is good enough for a "toy".
Edited by black candy, 11 August 2010 - 11:08 AM.
Posted 11 August 2010 - 01:38 PM
Posted 23 August 2010 - 08:28 AM
School starts in 2 weeks, and I know many people will make fun of me for playing with a tamagotchi, but I will do my best to ignore them. Some people just don't understand me and my interests.
Edited by HeartGold, 23 August 2010 - 08:42 AM.
Posted 23 August 2010 - 06:35 PM