Posted 15 November 2004 - 07:59 AM
Chapter 1, Childhood
I was afraid to pull out the little tab for a while, I just sat there at the kitchen table while my parents looked on with a long-suffering expression on their faces. I'd read the instruction sheet three times over and I knew the implications of pulling that tab. Still, I pulled up my courage and yanked it out. The long beep as it sprang to life told me there was no turning back.
I spent half an hour lost and confused with Kyle, but I got the hang of it eventually. It was Saturday, and I had the day off on Monday, so there was plenty of time to sort him out. His childhood passed without much trouble, and on Sunday he became an Ichigotchi. I don't know when he'll become an adult, but he's doing fine for now.
I think my goal for now with Tamagoptchi is to get a Mimitchi. But hey, that'll probably take a while... for now, I'm just trying to bond with Kyle.
It's not just about looking after him though, I've got to keep the egg safe as well. I've got the problems of losing it, dropping it and battery shortages to deal with. I was dragged into town today to buy a new coat for Winter and I'm pleased to say that there's a front pocket with a zip which would be good to keep him safe. I'm thinking about making some kind of soft pouch to keep it in as well.
Posted 16 November 2004 - 01:07 PM
Today was the first day I had to take Kyle to school. I've got a thing against pausing Tamagotchis so I just got him out at lunchtime for feeding and a couple of snacks, then playad games when I got home to get his weight down. It was kinda funny to see the reactions of people when I got a Tamagotchi out, the, uh, un-trendy people freaked out scoffing at it saying they'd been out of fashion for seven years and the fashionable people thought it was great. I'm a bit of an extreme individualist, so I don't really care either way.
I'm expecting him to become an adult tomorrow at 2:31 pm. I'm having trouble bonding with Kyle; I've grown up so much since the Tamagotchi craze. I used to talk to them and cry when they died, all I see when I look at Kyle is pixels. And that's odd for me; I'm always practicing visualization and daydreaming, when I was about 5 I had a whole tribe of invisible friends. It feels like it's gone. Actually no; that's not what's changed. There's a whole science behind invisible friends and psychiatry that I never knew was there before, and I almost find the idea of forming an imaginary personality for a lump of electronics repulsive. I'll get over it, I think, I just hope it's before Kyle dies.
Posted 17 November 2004 - 11:59 AM
I was right, Kyle did grow up today, into a Mametchi. He looks really cute skipping around the screen. It was the middle of Drama when he grew up so I didn't see until I got home from school. Anyway, now I'm just trying to keep his stats up. It'll be nice if he has a baby Tama, but it's not a goal I want straight away. I'm expecting him to have a much later bedtime now, which is a bonus.
I'm thinking of writing some fan fiction... seems like it might help for some reason.
Posted 20 November 2004 - 05:08 AM
I'm expecting the matchmaker to come today, since it will be 72 hours since he gre up at 2:31 pm . I'm going to have to remember to check at 3 and 7 pm. I'm REALLY hoping for a Mimitchi partner or something, but I'm not that lucky. If it's something like a Masktchi, I'm going to turn it down. Wish him luck!