Part I: INTRODUCTION
Over the past few years, I've never had much of a problem hiding Tamagotchis from teachers, principals, etcetera, but from vindictive cousins and their friends.
I'll explain: While living in Kissimmee, Florida, I had two younger cousins that could be little angles, but also little demons. Basically, they lacked discipline, and love to torture me sometimes with their rough-housing and taunts. For some reason, they hated Tamagotchis with a passion, and thought I was "geeky" and even dumb for purchasing one. They especially loved to go into depth about how "gay" they thought they were.
Many times, they threatened to steal my Tamagotchi and reset it or break it altogether. If that were to happen, I couldn't have gotten one for a long time, seeing that my father was working two waiting jobs and fifteen bucks was still considered moderately expensive.
Fueled by silly paranoia, horrible boredom, and excitement (it was height of the hurricane season, so everyone was hyped-up anyway), one of my best friends and I got together, with Red Bull energy drinks in hand, to lay out all sorts of blueprints for odd, overly-complex "TamaBunkers" for my Tamagotchi. We even came up with actual steps for a "Tamagotchi Evacuation Plan," in case my little virtual pet was threatened and we needed to grab it and go.
First, Joy and I constructed a small area in a pile of blankets that was always there in my bedroom (there were six of us in all, so I shared the room with my dad; he was a clutterbug, so mess didn't bother him). We used two blankets, a quilt, some string, four sturdy books, and a clock radio left over from Christmas. After a few hours of tweaking and perfecting, Joy and I had contructed a virtually indestructable TamaBunker. The hiding spot was perfectly disguised, blending into the whole room.
Inside, there was a special holder for my Tamagotchi, the manual that came with it, a list of shop codes, and even an extra battery. It was like Anne Frank's Secret Annex in there. The clock radio served as an alarm that would go off if the Tamagotchi was picked up, made possible by tying a translucent string around the Tamagotchi's keyring and the other end around the clock radio's switch. Swollen with pride and giggles, we conducted several tests and drills, with silly scenarios. Joy even came up with a list of simpler hiding spots in her bedroom right around the path from my house.
So, as a result of many bored, feverish nights spent plotting and engineering on a tiny scale, I have created this list of places to hide and not to hide a Tamagotchi for those extremely protective people with too much time on their hands, as I was.
Part II: BASIC LOCATIONS
1. A very simple hiding spot would be at the bottom of a dry, fairly dustless vase of fake flowers.
2. Hiding a Tamagotchi in the bottom of a basket filled with potpourri is also a nice technique (it might even smell nice, too!).
3. If you have a bookshelf, pull a few books out, place your Tamagotchi in the back of the shelf, then carefully replace the books so they go back far enough to just touch your Tamagotchi. Be careful not to crush your toy, nor make the hiding spot obvious. Or, trick "hidden treasure" books can be bought. The trick books look like real books, but have a hollowed out space inside for jewelry, money, ECT..
4. If you have a window with blinds and curtains that are not see-through, simply take the blindpull, tie it around your Tamagotchi's keyring, and suspend it behind the curtains, toward the top of the curtain rod. Even is someone were to look in the window, it might not occur to them to search that deeply.
5. Hiding a Tamagotchi in your underwear/bra drawer is also effective.
6. While you may think the opposite, spaces behind large electronic devices, such as TVs and stereos, make great hiding places. Just make sure your Tamagotchi doesn't overheat and you do the dusting!
Part III: PLACES NOT TO HIDE YOUR TAMAGOTCHI
1. Toilet tank.
2. Fish tank.
3. Hamster cage.
6. Anywhere outdoors.
7. Couch cushions.
8. Behind washer/dryer
9. In powdered substances such as flour or laundry detergent.
10. Topside of a ceiling fan blade.
Part IV: CONCLUSION
In closing, I certainly hope you have found my little list useful. Please feel free to add your own, or leave a comment or two. Thanks for reading.