HELLO! I'm Mel, you can call me Mel.
I'm happily married to a huge goofy dude who frequently talks like elmo.
My interests include; Fish, isopods, virtual pets, digital art, crochet/knitting, video games, music, and sticker collecting.
This is Gidget, who is 11 years old, and Biz, full name Perfect Beautiful Business Child, who is about 3.
I'm an avid collector of THINGS, mainly virtual pets (such as Tamagotchi and Digimon), but I also collect polyhedral dice, because they are shiny and play on the goblin inside of me. Aside from these, which I would say are my 'main collections', I also hoard shiny rocks and geodes as well as seashells, and have been building a collection of stickers and, more recently, pokemon cards!
When i'm not browsing for collectables, I play a helluva lot of video games.
I play a LOT of MMORPG's, like FFXIV, PSO2, Maplestory, Ragnarok Online, PSU Clementine, and Ephinea PSOBB to name a few.
I'm also a filthy casual, and enjoy playing relaxing sim games like Animal Crossing in my free time!
If you'd like, you can add my button to your site!
June 19th, 2021 5:03PM EST~DLC watch nightmares
I restrained myself from starting this overdue update with just one long paragraph of "ughhhh".
Starting with good news, because if I dont I might just devolve into groans, my Digimon PenZ has been fucking incredible!
I love it, I've been working on unlocking every 'mon on it over these last few months, and I'm just about done with that.
I also got my Acomm in the mail, which is a whole other cool thing I found out about in the time between my updates.
Basically, theres this beautiful fan made application so that digimon fans can connect and battle eachother via phone or computer, using these neato lil connectors ALSO made by fans!
They even have instructions on how to make your own on their website!!! ITS RAD! Please go check them out HERE!
So I've spent the last few months working and unlocking mons, as well as raising my 20th anniversary tama, but I DID preorder the two versions of the newly localized Digimon X!
Specifically the ones with the wacky fuckin' shell colors >w>;;
I'm slowly leaning more towards the digimon than tamagotchi, mostly because theres so much more to do now with my Acomm.
Now I will get into the bad news, or at least why im ughhh...
IDK if I've mentioned the Digimon Vital Bracelet on one of these updates yet, but I am now, because I am SO upset with it.
I absolutely hate the business model of releasing a $60-$70 glorified stepcounter, and then forcing people to buy physical little DLC cards to unlock the other digimon on the device. And now their doing it with Tamagotchi!
What the fuuuuuck!
The new Tama characters on this look so cute, and I'm so angry that so many of them are going to be paid DLC that will undoubtedly be difficult to get my hands on.
I also weirdly love the idea of having a tamagotchi themed watch in the first place, which Isn't something I thought I would say but here we are!
Anyway, basically I might cave and buy one of these but I'm also radically against this product and those like it and I hope they stop doin this sort of thing soon!! Basically!
Gonna try to update here more but like, we know how that goes
April 12th, 2021 2:08PM EST~Domain Changes, and more
Hewwo again y'all uwu/
Obviously a lot has happened once again, so let me fill y'all in on some of the more pertinent things that I've been up to in recent weeks.
Firstly, and probably most obviously, I had kind of a rebrand recently! LiquidRat, the new site name, and my new (sort of) brand name.
I went thru all of my socials and changed them to match, is'nt that neat?
I was pretty tired of using Onishiri to be honest, it's an old username I came up with when I was around 12 or 13, and it just didn't fit my vibe anymore.
Also, I got vaccinated! Now I'm in recovery, and soon I'll be able to do shit again!!!
ALSO! I'm VERY hype for my new Digimon Pendulum Z
(that I literally just ordered today @w@;;;)
I have ZERO chill and the second I got my stimmy I started looking at what vpet I wanted to get.
I'd been interested in the pendulum series for a while, since that was one I'd not tried yet, and I'd heard it had roughly the same battle style as the X, so I went ahead and got myself the Nightmare Soldiers version.
Aside from this stuff, my FFXIV Free Company has been THRIVING, and we have a lot of new members we've been helping thru content.
It's been really good to see the older cutscenes again, to get a refresher on the story in preparation for Endwalker, which I'm MORE HYPE FOR THAN ANY OTHER EXPAC SO FAR....
Anyway, this is gonna be a smaller update since my arm is still KILLING ME from getting vaccinated, so for now I'll leave the bigger updates for future me to deal with.
See y'all next time! (❁´◡`❁)
March 7th, 2021 5:09PM EST~A Gentle Return
I realize it has been some time, obviously, and I know I said I'd be back after new years, and TECHNICALLY THATS STILL TRUE, but its been a BIT since then, so....I'm mostly sorry to myself, lol
As I mentioned in my last post foreeever ago, I did indeed get a Sweets Meets, and I really like it, especially with the new Magic Hut download. I've been using it on all my Meets and it makes it so much easier for me to run multiple tamas at once without being too stressed out about my time lmaoo
heres the part where i talk about pokemon for a while
For some reason, I decided to start playing like 4 different Pokemon games at once, just after my birthday (which was great, I got an exercise bike!) so I've been weirdly busy with that, and work mostly.
The games I'm replaying are Soul Silver, White, and Sword and then also I'm playing for the FIRST TIME Pokemon Pearl.
Honestly tho, I've been much more invested in my White play thru, because It's no joke my favourite generation of Pokemon.
This is my team so far, I love all of them dearly! I personally don't understand why ppl talk about this gen as like, the worst designs in pokemon history, cause practically all of my favs are from this gen. Solosis is a beautiful baby jello cup, and I will love Vanillite's whole line forever. Anyway, it's also one of my fav gens for like, the peripheral stuff? Like the gen before had the Pokewalker, which is great, but the amount of downloadable stuff from the website in that time was SO COOL! Not to mention the dream link stuff, I used that shit soooo much! I really miss it in this playthru, since those servers got shut in 2020, but the game is still incredible without them.
Also! I am pretty psyched about the Pokemon DPPt remake, since I've never actually played it before, tho its slightly bitter-sweet for me 😒
I ended up searching all over hells half acre for a copy of Platinum (or really any of the three) that was legit, so that I could play it myself finally. Well, I got a copy of Pearl, and like 3 weeks after I'd already recieved it and started playing it, they announced the fuckin remake!
Impeccable timing really, though I will say if the remake doesn't have any of the Platinum updates in it, I REFUSE to buy it.
ALSO!!! I started collecting Pokemon cards again as well! Just all kinds of Pokemon related nostalgia recently, I might also make some pokemon posts here too, since I've gotten a lot of nice cards so far!!!
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In other news, I finally got my PS1 emulation working so I'm replaying Legend of Dragoon and Chrono Cross for the first time since I was like, 12, and I'm enjoying it IMMENSELY. Aside from 🅱ideo games and a new exercise routine tho, everything has been much the same considering we're still QUITE quarentined, but hopefully this coming May there'll be enough people with the vaccine that we can get out and do some stuff again.
I think also, I'm going to start posting sticker collection updates on here! I dunno if I've ever actually mentioned on here before, but I have several sticker club subscriptions, and I import stickers from japan relatively frequently (mostly Sumikko Gurashi because I LOVE THEM) soo YEAH. Look forward to that I guess.
Also gonna be making a more Tama-focused post either later tonight or tomorrow about my new Sweets Meets and some of the accessories I got for it, so keep an eye out for those!!!!
See Ya! \(^▽^*)♪
December 19th, 2020 1:30PM EST~Tama Update 358/2 days
SO, I gave up a little bit, as may be obvious by how its been, like, two and a half weeks since I last wrote an update to this site.
I ended up marrying Togetchi, and the baby was another Lovelitchi lookalike, so I went ahead and took out the batteries for a break.
Since that whole fiasco, I've been busy with end of year commissions and family, but there is some exciting news!
I FINALLY ordered a Tamagotchi Sweets Meets!
in the meanwhile, I ordered myself a soft plush bag to carry my tamas around in without worrying about scratching them, and I ordered some screen cleaner to HOPEFULLY fix my first Tamagotchi Meets, which tragically got a scratch right down the center of the screen. I'm not super confident that I'll be able to get rid of that completely, tho...
We, meaning my husband and I, spent hours the other night writing up custom christmas cards for our friends and family. It's the first time I've ever done something like hand writing letters for so many people, but honestly its a little strange that it's taken me THIS long to write christmas cards, considering i've always been super in love with stationery; we even bought new stamps and stickers expressly for these cards, along with some Sumikko Gurashi themed stuff. ALSO I recently delved into using washi tape, which I can't BELIEVE i've missed out on for so long!! I don't really know how to explain why I love it so much but I LOVE IT.
Oh also, before I end this lil update, I recently bought and downloaded the Magic Hut download for the mymeets application, and I HIGHLY reccomend getting it if your a very busy adult that still wants to run Tamagotchi regularly! It's incredibly helpful and has a lot of great tools to make Tama raising easier, go check it out on Etsy!
See you all soon, most likely after new years! Happy holidays ♪(^∇^*)
November 27th, 2020 2:14PM EST~Tama Update; Curse of Lovelitchi
You may notice...that this update comes a bit...later, than usual at least. WELL, here's the thing; SOMEHOW, by some force of nature, the baby that Maskutchi and Lovelitchi had ended up looking EXACTLY LIKE Lovelitchi, same colors and everything. I thought for sure that Maskutchi's genes were strong enough to make for a really interesting mix, but apparently not. I was so dissapointed that i pretty much forgot to take any other pictures besides THIS ONE;
So i pretty much immediately married her off to my other M!X tama, who happened to be a lovely mix of Jellytchi and Speplanetchi...
Both babies had Lovelitchi's ears, which i was hoping would go away when they matured...
And of course, AS I WAS WRITING THIS UPDATE, both teens grew up!
I am cursed. Lovelitchi does not want to leave this family line, she just wont let go. The spacey baby is ADORABLE and a wonderful mix of Lovelitchi and Jellytchi genes, but the anniversary baby is...just Lovelitchi with different eyes...
I'm going to work on unlocking Makkakka town and Ura town, and HOPEFULLY the next mix will be able to break the Lovelitchi curse ಥ_ಥ
November 23rd, 2020 12:05AM EST~Tama Update: Chain of Memories
OK so i must have coddled my tama too much cause she turned into Lovelitchi, which is fine! i like lovelitchi! I just prefer other tamas!!
pretty soon after she evolved, I set to work unlocking locations so i could find her an eligible bachelor that i liked, which actually made me go and turn my first tamagotchi m!x on!
turns out you need an item from the mermaid palace to unlock one of the areas on the anniversary m!x, so i booted up my spacey m!x and swapped it over. I may keep the spacey on for a bit cause i do like the tama i have on there,
but BACK to the anniversary m!x...i could only unlock about 4 new lands, but LO AND BEHOLD i found my good ol friend maskutchi in one of them!!
the baby they had shortly after this pic was taken is ANOTHER girl tama(im getting so insanely lucky?? wtf??), not sure what she'll look like but i bet itll be adorable (´▽`ʃ♡ƪ)
November 21st, 2020 7:54PM EST~Tama Update #1 1/2
OK so, we now have a TEEN, folks!
also i did do a little further looking and found the actual sprite for this teen pretty quick, so clearly my googling earlier was hella inefficient lol
i...kinda dont like this teen as much, but i guess its one of those awkward middle stages? everyone has that one year of embarrassing teenaged antics where they wore a classic burglar mask everywhere, right?
oh well, i did see some of the art for the other teens and they look pretty interesting, but i dont like purposefully neglecting my tamas for specific evolutions too much :/
i do believe the next evolution will be the adult stage tho, so here's hoping i get a nice adult, cause whoever it is im marrying to uratogetchi pr much asap ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
November 21st, 2020 4:09PM EST~Tama Update #1
So i definitely forgot to take pics of the baby form and the first evolution, and im super duper too lazy to do it now apparently, but luckily i found the sprites online!!
LOVE the mochi evolution with her lil LEAF, and i totally thought the first form looked like a lil chestnut baby 🌰
I was very attentive during these first few hours with it, so this is the best care evolution i think, also didnt realise immediately that this is a girl tama, which is weirdly rare for me?
I almost always start with boys for some reason, but im excited to see where the evolutionary line goes cause none of the teens seemed to have sprites where i was looking. Since i started running this one a little late in the day when i got it, i assume the teen evolution wont happen till later today so i might have like, a part 2 to this update soon!!( •̀ ω •́ )✧
November 20th, 2020 9:08PM EST~Early Christmas Tamamail!
Well, I didnt intend for my tama mail to get here as fast as it did, but it shipped INCREDIBLY FAST for some unknown reason, so uhhh...Here's my early christmas present!! lol
THE 20th ANNIVERSARY ROYAL WHITE TAMAGOTCHI M!X~
Its got a few surface scratches, but overall its in great condition!
I bought it used for around $55 USD, which is honestly such a steal for how nice it looks in person.
The packaging also came intact, which im so glad of cause im one of those weirdos who keeps the boxes for all their vpets 🥴💦
I continue to be completely floored by how much more responsive the M!X models are compared to the current Meets models, the only slow menu is any text menu, but everything else is zippy as hell...I do still prefer the Meets, but only because of the expanded features and the connectivity with the app. The M!X will always have a special place in my heart, as it was the first Tamagotchi I ever got, and this 20th anniversary shell is one i've wanted since it came out, not to mention my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE tama is in this one!!!!!
such a cutie, god i cant wait to meet them in game 💖
as is tradition, i have TOILED away and created another adorable sweater for this tama as well, this time I decided to try giving it a tail!
though honestly, the tail tends to get in the way a bit so I might remove it later ^^;;
I'll do my best to raise my first baby on this anniversary shell, and i'll post a lil update about what it evolves into later!
( ﾟдﾟ)つ Bye
November 19th, 2020 11:47PM EST~BUTTONNNN!!
I fiddled around in aseprite today and made myself a site button!!! im pretty excited about it, tho i should probably change my header pic to match the updated way i draw my 'sona.
I went ahead and linked it in my about section, and i included a lil text field so ppl can add it to their sites too!!! aaa!!!!!
ALSO i ordered myself an early christmas present, im looking forward to sharing pics when it arrives
November 18th, 2020 1:20PM EST~Renovated!!
its taken a lot of fuckin trouble to make this site look the way i want but im finally happy, for the most part.
i'll probably fiddle with it a bit more in the future but for now, im stickin with this layout.
ALSO, lil vpet update; I got another digimon device, as well as a BRAND NEW kind of vpet (very epic and cool, i know)
its called a Maze Maze Mix! Punitapi-chan, and its based on a boba tea cup.
You collect different little boba's by making different drinks and stirring it up,
and then you can display them on a sort of lock screen with a clock.
its cute, but overall its lacking compared to my tama's and digi's.
at any rate, its a great desk clock!
TEXT BELOW IS FROM BEFORE RENOVATION!
I have 5 modern Tamagotchi, and two of the re released retro models,
as well as two of the 20th anniversary Digimon Digivice's.
I also shelled out about $70 (holy sh*t) for a 1998 clear purple digimon because I HATE my wallet!
Ive also started creating custom content for my tamagotchi Meets, which you can preview and download right here! wowza!
This custom content requires the MyMeets application, which is freeware made
so I do not claim responsibility for any weirdness that may occur using this application!!