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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
Wallpaper of choice: \
Favourite cartoon character: Shuichi Shindo (Gravitation)
Personal Quote: \
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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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AsanoMatsuya Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
Ah HAH. Found you :3 (It's Serena btw x.x)
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suricata5 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
I love your icon, I just want to sit and watch it all day.
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AsanoMatsuya Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
XDDD aww :3 thx... has the matching one...sorta...the timing is a little off @_@
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jgphotography Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2007
Adam, you are a wonderful model. Absolutely one of the best I have worked with. Best of luck to you and Josh. A long, successful modeling career and friendship.
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UnholyVault Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006
Thank you for the fav! :holly: :heart: :holly:
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1footonthedawn Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006
Thank you so much for the fave! ^^ I hope you like it here on DA. It's been a lifeline for me.
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Akemi-Ayura Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
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ThisIsMyLife Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome to DA! :handshake: Have fun and all that good stuff!
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