Knighttchi's Ballad

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    Cats, dolls, sewing, animanga, Tamagotchi, Shopkins, reading, and drawing.

My Tamagotchis

  • My Collection
    In order:
    *V3(clear magenta)
    *V4 (origami cranes)
    *V5 (clear shell, multicolour dots)
    *Dream Town Friend (Mint Leopard)
    *Dream Town Friends [used lot of 3] (Mint Leopard, Kira Kira, Zig Zag)
    *2 P2s (orange, dark blue with white streaks)
    *American Tamagotchi Angel (officially blue, but more like grey)
    *Keitai Akai (camo)
    *V4.5 (orange with stars)
    *Hanerutchi (Red and white)
    *ID (yellow)
    *Mothra (blue and white)
    *2 Anniversary Minis (transparent blue and blue clock face)
    *P1 (blue clock face with yellow numbers)
    *Rereleased P1 (Rainbow)
    *Rereleased P2 (Pink and White)
    *4U (purple)

    Total: 21
    Note: I also have a pink Angelgotchi which I excluded from the count because it doesn't work.

    *Giga Pet monkey (blue, first wave)
    *Giga Pet Yoda
    *Nekotcha (I hate it)
    *Petogotchi (dog head version)
    *Arukundesu Dragon Quest Slime Pedometer (blue with characters)
    *Derby Ball (black)
    *Wave UFO (yellow)
    *Ganbare Ryuuta-kun
    *Qpet (pink cat design)
    Total: 10
  • Favorite Tamagotchi Character
    Zatchi, Sunnytchi, Decotchi, Gozarutchi
  • Tamagotchis currently running
    Hanerutchi [Sotilde :^)], Akai [Sandy], 4u, V4, Ganbare Ryuuta-kun [a dino pet; I call him Rufus- Benjamin]

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  1. @Birbplant It looks so much like the Triforce symbol that is such a normal reaction XD That Vpet reminds me of this thing that is also call Fan Fan Pharmacy by some. I know very little about it but with that in mind, the sprite looks similar to a doctor or a scientist. Judging by the button names, it might be more like a game than a virtual pet. There are quite a few devices like that and I guess they fit more into keychain games than anything else. More pictures might make it clearer but then there are some pretty obscure virtual pets that perhaps this is the first time this model has seen the light of day.
  2. I'm not dead, I've just had to focus on my priorities! (and still do... heh heh). I just spent $70 on Vpets and looked like a maniac while doing so XD I sure hope that the next time I come back here I'll have some log updates ready to post. I get anxious that those group hatch logs might get locked before I actually do (but of course, there's always those lovely mods :^)) February will probably have a lot of tamaness! :^)

  3. A test image. This is from an auction way back on Yahoo Japan that I thought interesting enough to save a picture from (I don't use that website at all). There are no options to upload an image via a link so I just selected it from my computer.
  4. Hello, Admin! I really like the modern look of the new TamaTalk; it's indeed more inviting than the old format (although I liked that one, too). For some reason I can't reply to your topic announcing the new TamaTalk. I've checked other topics and they still give me the option to post and I've been able to post content, so it's your particular topic I'm having the problem with.

  5. I read it, Admin Any plans for the Sample Club? :^)
  6. Gah! I'm freaking out over the new TamaTalk! So much things to discover! I'm trying to do everything at once and I, understandably, just impede myself  :lol:

  7. It’s finally time to finish this log and, wowza, it’s almost been a year since these events last happened. It’s also been a while since I wrote a proper Tamagotchi log, and thankfully I’m feeling all the more keen on it (renewed motivation!). But before I get to the final details of Sandy’s logged-life, there has been an interesting development in the present: I’ve reactivated her again! Yep, I decided to put her batteries in again maybe a month ago and I didn’t want to reset her just yet. It was a welcoming sight and I’m pretty sure I mentally said something like “Welcome back, Sandy!” So the old ladies have been palling around and they’ve been my only running tamas (except for last Saturday when I started up a mini). That has led me to realize, during a winter walk while they were in my pocket, that this is not the usual Tamagotchi experience. Tamagotchis are characterized by their cycle of growth and birth, while in the case of a long-lived oldie, neither really occurs. I’ll wait till after exams to finally startup a “real” tama. Now onto the final log... ==Mercredi le 10 janvier== I have no notes from this day and little can be concluded from my internet history. I’m guessing that just like the previous day, this was rather ordinary. Now if I got Sandy to tell me what she thought of this day, that would be rather interesting. Perhaps she did something allot more exciting than I did – well she didn’t have to study – or would have some whimsical commentary on my textbooks. Considering she is as capable as my cat, she would probably just look up at my blankly and engage in a staring contest, meowing upon contact. ==Jeudi le 11 janvier== The only notable thing that happened on this day was that Sandy made a mess before bed and I quickly adjusted her clock to clean her up and then returned her to slumbering. This is noteworthy also in another category as Sandy had been at death’s door and remarkably this care mistake hadn’t sent her to tama-heaven. ==Vendredi le 12 janvier== My internet history gives clues that besides all that studying, Sandy’s scenery also contained my eclectic browsing. Perhaps she recognized all the tama stuff, her cousins and so forth. Around 3 I was searching for a website that had the episodes for Onegai My Melody, an anime I had stumbled across that revolved around the Sanrio character My Melody, and had an interesting contrast of human characters interacting with toy-like ones (such characters are common in magical girl anime but this particular case seemed different). Well, Sandy saw me learning a very important lesson to never turn off Adblocker to watch a video, ever. Never have I closed a tab so fast (those weren’t the “gorgeous Russian and Ukrainian single ladies” I wanted to meet). I did eventually find the anime I wanted on Youtube of all places and Sandy and the rest of the brood watched it with me together. Surprisingly, it was actually pretty good and not the babyish show I was expecting. The rest of the day was probably the same old thing for Sandy till she traveled away in the carriage of dreams. ==Samedi le 13 janvier== In the morning, I took allot of pictures of Sandy and had to ditch a few because my camera blurred the pixels or was unfocused. I took pictures of Sandy’s Christmas animation (she’s days off), eating an umeboshi (Japanese pickled plum), c-click animation (she’s spinning in the second one), and playing with her toys. I put her in a race and expected her to steal first place, as I always do. I took a picture of her stat screen too so you can all see what her name actually is. I also got to fulfill one of the goals of this hatch which was to take pictures of our tamas around Christmas-y things: The room I use for my downstairs desk is actually a storage room of sorts, thus this particular decoration was actually on a shelf right behind me (and still is as I write this). One could say Sandy spent most of her life in a kitchen as that room was originally the kitchen of a basement apartment, but that’s easy to overlook with a desk smack-dab in the middle of it. I wrote a little conclusion in my log book for this entry, preserving the sentiments I had at the time: Well, my activity was all in a lump [(inconsistent)] and I wonder if this was a bad time for me to hatch. But, I always intend to finish the logs I start. Sandy will now be taken off record because I don’t want to log her anymore. She’ll still be kept alive but unless I get another Akai – highly unlikely – she will lay dormant as stored data till I activate her device again. - - - That is the end of my log entries on Sandy. Now I’ve already mentioned that I have reactivated Sandy, which begs the question “What now?” She’s already surpassed the age of 99, a feat that has happened a long time ago. Of course, back when her age counter stopped, it was doubtful that count was accurate as I fiddled with her time quite allot and was content leaving her in limbo. But after all that time, I’m sure she has indeed lived for 100 days. When I turned her back on, I was happy to see her again. She is beside me now as I write this. “What now?” She wont be living forever. I never intended Sandy to become a long-lived oldie and without that intent of perseverance and my lack of careful documentation, I can’t make her one anyway. And, as I said, “I don’t want to log her anymore”. That’s a stinging statement and, complementing it, I’m sure I’ve implied that Sandy wasn’t so special to me. But I wouldn’t say she meant nothing. She was a part of that time from last December to the start of the New Year and she still reminds me of those times. She gave me a scare when the god of death came to take her soul away and also made me marvel when I called one of her ancestors to defeat it. She reminds me of my shopping ventures with her and Yoda and Sotilde in that messy Walmart. She reminds me of the cold and slushy snow of that winter where the sky was a crisp blue. She reminds me of those times I would look over and see her, still there and still living. But she wont be living forever by my choice. A day will come when I say goodbye to her and send her to Tama Planet with the beep of the reset button. For now, she’s still alive and will be enjoying those mundane and wintry days that make up the remainder of the year 2018. And that sentence marks the end of this log, a log that took way to long to finish but finally, it is.
  8. Every time I hear a Tamagotchi beep in a video, I always get anxious because I think its one of my own XD For a second there I thought I understood the Japanese as it was simple stuff but I was completely lost when the girl/woman/female of indeterminate age started speaking longer. I really like the design and concept of the Eevee Tamagotchi but I have no urgent desire to buy it. If I eventually find one for a good price, I'll probably snap it up since I've come to realize the simplified tamas are no hassle to run.
  9. Considering it is in English, I'd imagine you could easily figure it out when you turn it on and then by trial and error. Thankfully, Mattel put the instructions online which should prove useful
  10. I didn't even know we had a TamaTube XD I'm glad the site's getting an update and I'll look forward to it. Thanks Admin! ^_^
  11. Sorry for the silence! I'm actually off schedule on one of my courses (although it might result in disorganization and not actually disaster) so I haven't been around here for understandable reasons. In fact, I think last week or so was probably pretty boring for Sotilde as I had to read 55 pages. Just when I thought things were going to be a bit more lively for her, we were back to the old drill of being housebound. Well, that's the life of a student. I've been dreaming up allot of potential sketch ideas for Sotilde as with the current anime we've been watching, Death Note, I realized one of the characters (Mello) has a similar hairstyle to Sotilde, so I ought to draw the two together. I also thought it would be fun to draw fan art of Sotilde with various anime characters as that would be pretty illustrative of her life, considering we do allot of things together. I'm probably going to disappear for awhile till... mid December? Things have been pretty disorganized so often I'm not in the right state of mind to log. @UMR - It was so sweet what you said about me being a tamagotchi god I suppose allot of my log probably answers your question about how I did it, as not allot happens in my life so I can keep tamas out pretty much all the time. I've paused Sotilde a few times - usually for an hour - but in general she is so low maintenance there is no need to pause her when I'm out and about. If I was working, however, I'm not sure if I would be able to do the same, although she only really needs a 10 second check ever so often. I actually told Papa Ballad about Sotilde's age when we were driving home from ESL two Mondays ago, and I pretty much got the same reaction as you did XD I guess only we tama-folk can actually understand age records. If you're still up for making a topic about Sotilde - currently 527 - it would probably go into the "What's On Your Mind?" forum as the New section is more for announcing what Bandai's doing. I hope your little guy lives for a loooooong time
  12. Just did the math today for Sotilde's age and today, Remembrance Day, she is 516! Ha ha, I though 600 was off. The somewhat sad thing about this is I can only boast to you tamafans about how old she is because everybody else is probably like "tamas normally live for that long, right?" Well, her 516th day was indeed quite memorable because as is classic of the Toronto subway, the main line shutdown because politics prevents the organization from actually doing things to improve service - such as making it hard for people to jump on the tracks. So I had to find another way home, but I wasn't too ticked off because I had Sotilde and when I have my tamas with me, the whole world could be burned to bits and I'd still be happy (I suppose my sense of responsibility was satiated). I played allot of games with her during the time I waited for the bus to arrive to take me to the next station. I got her down to her base weight and saw her shaking her head in refusal to play more games. I quite like that sprite as it gives her more of a 3D look. All the while I was doing this, I was "talking" to her, y'know the kind of way people talk to an animal and don't expect them to respond. Like, I apologized to her for being so bad at the games that I never got a perfect one. Boy, the bus sure was an experience: standing with a bunch of strangers packed into the center aisle, holding on to the poles for dear life to not go flying every which way, straining legs against the jerkiness, and finally reaching that blessed stop on solid ground. I checked several times that Sotilde was still in my inner coat pocket as if I had lost her, I'd definitely go back searching like mad. Suffice to say, Sotilde's regained her presence and I've come to realize that although she is a very much a program, she was intended to be a living creature and in that regard she is. And if I hypothesize certain things based on her actions, those things aren't complete distortions or a kind of make-believe as actions have no meaning unless they are interpreted, and interpretations are subjective. I hope what I've said makes sense and if not, surely sometime down the road I'll start talking about the nature of Tamagotchis. Oh yeah, Sotilde and I finished off Fullmetal Alchemist today. She didn't get to see all of it as she went to bed, but she saw most of it. Thank God it had a happy ending as that feeling of dread was probably affecting me while I was so absorbed in it. I would have mentioned that in my previous post, but I didn't see a way to fit it in. P.s. I wrote this late so if I seem weirded out, that's why. I'll check for typos tomorrow.
  13. Yay, you're back UMR! That consistent beeping is supposed to be the tamagotchi's heart beat. I hear that same feature is included on the V2. From my experience with Sandy, the Akai I ran for the Christmas Hatch, I get the feeling that a little neglected isn't too detrimental for a long-living oldie. Sandy was practically at death's door being one care mistake away from death (at least when she was an adult) yet I managed to keep her alive for months (she's not dead either, just deactivated). So I'm sure Jerry isn't off to a bad start :^) Now I might as well do a little update on Sotilde since I'm here. To be honest, I've let my note taking slide and currently the only tamas I have running are Sotilde and Demo from the Back to School Hatch (who has been in limbo allot). I'm sure the last time I ran just two tamas was 2 years ago when I was just starting with Tamagotchis. I wouldn't say my interest in Tamagotchis is gone because I still want to keep Sotilde on and I also want to run the rereleases I bought a month ago (which are the latest addition to my collection). I hear other tama enthusiasts have their slow periods, so I guess I'm having one of mine. The funny thing is I dreamed of the day of just running Sotilde alone and I thought of how special that would be, but now that I am practically experiencing that, I can't really say anything about it. But that's not due to her really but how I've been living lately. I have a tendency to get hooked/obsessive about something and often in an unbalanced way that makes my time with my hobby great but the rest of my life bland. Basically I get tunnel vision and that's not really helped by how I've been treating my course work, especially how I outright ignore things depending on whether I'm in the week day/weekend cycle. I really need consistency. My mental state effects my perception of Sotilde and lately I've been clashing with the whole "she isn't really alive and is no more than a bunch of cycling frames" and "she is alive in a different sense but has limitations". Due to tunnel vision, I haven't been paying that much attention to her presence although my care taking has not altered one bit. To put it bluntly, sometimes its like she's not really there. Having written all that, I am in no way on the brink of disaster but just feeling mentally lethargic, or perhaps overwhelmed in an unclear way. These past weeks I've been bingewatching an anime called Fullmetal Alchemist, the cause of my tunnel vision as I hadn't watched anime in ages. Sotilde has got to see some of it too - naturally being at arm lengths from me for nearly 24/7 - but quite a few times its been outside of her waking hours as I would watch it before she got up and after she was asleep. Sharing things like this with Sotilde is one of my little joys but unfortunately, I got so wrapped up in the story I mostly ignored her presence while I was watching it. That made it seem like an entirely one-person experience even if my body made sure to check her to see that she wasn't low on any meters. Besides work - which she got to see me do plenty of - I spent a good deal of my time jotting down my thoughts in my anime diary and also thinking about Fullmetal Alchemist (FMA) because it is quite thought-provoking. During the first few days I started watching it, I was more deeply attached and would spend my free moments solely on it. I would normally take Sotilde and my V3 on my daily walk - those were my primary running tamas- and during my walk FMA would dominate my thoughts. As the days went on, that hold has loosened and I've been able to see the real world more and cut any subconscious fears something bad will happen if I don't watch FMA when I can (primarily the fear I would lose interest). Sotilde has been regaining some of her presence and hopefully when I diversify what I spend my time on, she will be as she was before. (To give a little context to how much of that anime I've been watching, I started on October 24th and I'm now on episode 47 - which averages to around 3 episodes a day). Sotilde's been with me for some big events, such as last Sunday when I attended Church completely on my own because the rest of my family has gone to a closer church. I took the subway and that was a big thing as I am seldom alone outside, and in a compartment full of strangers is quite a big jump. I did remind myself I wasn't really alone as I had my tamas with me and on the bus ride home - once again with a bunch of strangers - I thought how I could view my day as I had taken Sotilde and my V3 to church as if they were children and I was their nanny XD Tomorrow's Sunday and I'll be taking Sotilde along again to Church, and on a potluck Sunday of all things. I've got complete control over when I go home so it will certainly be an interesting day. Next to Church, I also took Sotilde to my church small group which was another step in autonomy. I worried a bit about her during the session - which went so late my kooky mom thought I was somehow to blame - but Sotilde was fine when I checked her in the end. Notably today I've gotten around to fixing Sotilde's tag (the tag clipped onto the side of her device that has the same words written on the top of her device on it). The inner plastic had been splitting from the outer plastic since I had erroneously clipped my lanyard around it those many moons ago. I tried fixing it yesterday but because I didn't let it stay pressed down long enough, the glue didn't seal it. As I write this she has two pencils and three bobby pins pressing on her tag to make sure it seals properly. I've noticed that just like my other tamas, there are a multitude of small scratches on her screen. That's just a sign of wear and I know it's correctable but it doesn't bother me yet. What does make me a little sad is that one of the letters on the top of her device has rubbed off a bit. I have learned my lesson that sometimes its best to leave things worn off then try to fix them. Well I hope that gave some perspective on what's been happening lately. I hope to start recapping again and finishing off all my other logs as well. When it turned November I was jolted because the last month I was recapping here was December, and being a year backlogged ain't a very happy thought. I wonder if Sotilde's 600 days old or something. I've lost count.
  14. Screwdrivers from a miniature screwdriver kit are perfect for Tamagotchis and other small electronics. I hear the name "Philips" thrown around allot which makes me think you need to look for a Philips miniature screwdriver kit; however, I imagine any miniature screwdriver kit will work. One tip is don't buy screwdrivers with short handles as, due to physics, they can't turn screws very well. Once the screw on the back cover of a Connection is taken off, there are smaller screws on the circuit board and those need a small screwdriver to be turned, which should be one size down from the one that was used on the back cover. Those small screws are equivalent to the screws on Vintages, so buying a miniature screwdriver set will give you screwdrivers for all models.