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Adam Flanders
United States
Graphic/web designer, model, photographer, circuit/arduino/robot-tinkerer. Believer in the Romantic movement and lover of the ocean. Dabble in Buddhism and Wicca. Favorite book is The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran. Darjeeling tea is the best ^-^

Favourite genre of music: Electronica
Favourite photographer: Jim Grimes
Favourite style of art: Impressionism
Operating System: Mac OSX
MP3 player of choice: iPod Nano
Shell of choice: BABELOMUREX ARMATUS
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Favourite cartoon character: Shuichi Shindo (Gravitation)
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I was surprised to see that the 1997 Digimon Virtual Pets (Digivices) are selling for a lot on eBay right now. I'm seriously debating selling mine. I have a dark blue one (the one that looks like a rectangular rock) in really good condition, but it's always been my favorite giga pet, along with my Pikachu GS 2. I miss my Talking Nano Puppy - I lost him a long time ago. I don't think I ever owned an actual Tamogotchi. I wonder what happened to their popularity?

My little sister, who is now 13, has almost no memory of virtual pets, though I did make sure she had the Pikachu GS 2 when it came out years ago, along with a couple of the more "modern" Nanos. Granted, her generation also has no memory of life without computers. When I was her age, the most advanced technology was a pixelized Oregon Trail played on a desktop that would make a long clicking sound whenever it had to process the unfortunate death of a squirrel or bison. You'd think everyone's life now exists on their iPhone or other device.

Speaking of iPhones, there is a horrible selection of virtual pets. You'd think that with modern processing speeds and the ubiquity of portable devices, there would be a plethora of virtual pets. Imagine if iPhones had debuted in the early 90's! I can only find a few legitimate virtual pets in the iTunes AppStore - the 3D iHusky, 3D Touch Pets (Cats or Dogs) and the 2D (but perhaps more expansive) Kimimon. The latter option comes closest to the original concept behind the 90's Tamogotchi, though it is far more advanced in both options and graphics. For now we must settle with things like the Pokewalker. I think it would be nice to find emulations of these past giga pets, for any platform.

Perhaps the days of giga pets are long gone, left to a digital grave, a fad of the 90's. But I'm sure there are those who, like me, hope the phenomena will one day be resurrected, much like the pets themselves.
  • Listening to: Icarus by White Hinterland
  • Reading: The Greatest Show on Earth by Dawkins
  • Watching: The Secret of Kells
  • Playing: Pokemon Heartgold
  • Eating: Pomegranates
  • Drinking: Darjeeling Tea

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zraclooc Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
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zraclooc Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
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Kitsune3Tails Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thnx for the +watch! :D
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Radiance-Eternal Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey man! Thanks so much for the fave the other day! I'm glad you found something you liked! :)

Great gallery btw! I love your work! I really like your photography especially.
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LT-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011   Digital Artist
thanks for the :+fav: :D
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Bensonjm1 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
Hey there! So, you're back in Maine? Long time, no see! I love your gallery; my fav.s are ShadowCat, Almost There, & Let Go. I'm on FaceBook (sadly enough...) so if you wanna, contact me, Hope you are well & happy! ~jenny benson (UMO class of '08, Elements President).
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zraclooc Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
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stargirlphotography Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Student Photographer
Thanks for the fave! :heart:
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MartyTee Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Student Digital Artist
They will ban you. But they won't delete it.
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suricata5 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009
yeah, I started reading things and figured that out - so I took the image down. guess there's no way to get an account totally wiped out.
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