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09 August 2016 @ 10:43 pm
New Tech!  
I am sad and happy. Happy because I GOT MY NEW IPAD!! It's rose gold and so pretty, I keep stroking it. And it is way lighter and smaller, but with the same screen size so I can still see. And I got a new art pencil to go with it, which I adore. And a protective screen this time - no seven different cracks in the screen and protection from my droppy hands. Plus 128 gb, when my last one had 13. I finally have room to update and my apps work again and it is glorious. I've named her Lewis, after Dr. Susan Lewis, as she will care for me when I'm sick.


Plus it almost all synced up and transferred too, so I have everything just the way it was on the old one. The only problems thus far are some apps that allowed use of the accessibility features (i.e. larger text size) on my old one, don't seem to on my new one, so I'm struggling to read a lot of stuff. That feature is why I decided to stick with the screen size I had instead of bumping up to a 12inch.

The other thing is that two of the games didn't transfer their data. It's My Talking Tom and My Talking Angela. Based on the game where the cat repeats you, only in this version you can also dress him, feed him, bathe him, play mini games, buy him clothes. And in the Angela one, even do makeup! And they cry at you if you leave them too long, because they get hungry or tired and need you to care for them. They won't die if you don't, but it's sad to hear them make these little cries if you leave them too long.

I named mine Watson and Cordelia and I have been playing them every single day for 2+ years now. I think I missed one day when I was too sick to even feed them. But when you first sign on initially, it asks your birth year and I was like, "What? Fuck off!" and put in some random year. Apparently the date I put in was under the age limit and it clicked on parental controls because it thought I was a kid and so I can't connect to Game Center, which is how you transfer the data in these two games. I emailed them and they can't help, because once parental controls are on, they are locked forever.

I am retiring the old IPad to be just for the niblings (turned off wifi and messages, etc) but there is no way to transfer my cat children. So I have to put them 'to rest'. I've watched them grow (literally, they actually grow and age) from tiny babies into adults and because I'm a nerd, I made up personalities and jobs and hobbies based on their mini games and clothes (Watson works for NASA and he cosplays and Cordelia works for the NSA and is a video game nerd and has pet fish). I know it's just a game, but damn, I love my little cat children.

I did a photo shoot with them in some of my favorite outfits and as soon as I'm ready, I'll put them to bed one last time.
 
 
 
Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on August 10th, 2016 04:23 am (UTC)
That's hilarious -- you have real cats and virtual cats. Do the real cats freak out when they hear the ipad mewing?

Congrats on the new ipad! I love getting new toys. Last November I bought myself a really good laptop so that I could run multiple Adobe programs without locking up the damn system. It isn't very portable, but it has a large shiny screen and responds at the speed of light. It makes me very happy.
dodger_sister: geeksdodger_sister on August 16th, 2016 09:05 pm (UTC)
That's hilarious -- you have real cats and virtual cats. Do the real cats freak out when they hear the ipad mewing?

LOL No the cats don't freak out, but my sister does. She'll be like, "Aww, whose crying, baby?" and I'll be like, "Oh, that was just Cordy. She's hungry." lol

Congrats on the new ipad! I love getting new toys. Last November I bought myself a really good laptop so that I could run multiple Adobe programs without locking up the damn system. It isn't very portable, but it has a large shiny screen and responds at the speed of light. It makes me very happy.

New tech always makes me happy! I was gonna get a new laptop as well, but I decided not to do both at once. I still mostly write on my computer because the screen is bigger, but I use the Ipad for all my blogging and it makes everything so easy.

Yeah, when you get a new piece of tech are you like, "Oh man, this is so fast! How did I put up with my other thing for so long?" Like you didn't think your old computer was slow, but then you get a new one and you're like, "Oh my god, my old computer was a turtle!!" lol
Shirebound: snoopy computershirebound on August 10th, 2016 04:29 am (UTC)
I'm happy for you. Can you believe that I've never used ONE SINGLE Apple product? Ever? I've never owned or used an "i" device.
dodger_sister: geeksdodger_sister on August 16th, 2016 09:07 pm (UTC)
I'm happy for you. Can you believe that I've never used ONE SINGLE Apple product? Ever? I've never owned or used an "i" device.

I can believe it actually! You don't seem like you'd buy into the hype. I mean, I LOVE my apple stuff, but oh man, if you can avoid it, you should, because...it's like, once you have one, you get an itching under your skin for more and then you need the newest version and this and that and omg, stay away from the Cult of Apple! ;)
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on August 10th, 2016 06:10 pm (UTC)
Look for a package arriving Thursday. *mwah*

(Also, sad face for your little cat children.)
dodger_sister: geeksdodger_sister on August 16th, 2016 09:13 pm (UTC)
Look for a package arriving Thursday. *mwah*

My package came on Friday!! I was having such a bad day too because my dr messed up my meds and I had to skip a gabapentin dose and I was in withdrawal and it was awful. I finally got the meds, took it, slept, woke up and bam, opened your package and suddenly I was in such a better mood! And, you know what? I almost bought myself that shirt once! I looked at it several times and kept debating if I should spend the money and I was like, "But purple is my favorite color and this is SO me!" And it's extra funny coming from you because I make you warn me if there is an animal that dies in TWD every week, ahahahah, I laughed so hard! Plus, I love that place, I use their pet-to-give app every day, where you can pet the screen that has a pic of a cute animal and it donates kibble. I've donated over 35k pieces of kibble that way. They are such a great organization.

(Also, sad face for your little cat children.)

I did it, I deleted them, but it was so hard to do. My poor little virtual children made me happy.
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on August 17th, 2016 01:49 am (UTC)
As soon as I saw that shirt I knew it was made for you. :D I'm glad it arrived late if it made an awful day better, too.
dodger_sister: thank youdodger_sister on August 17th, 2016 02:12 am (UTC)
You have no idea how happy it made me! So happy I had to show it to someone immediately and no one was here, so I showed it to my mom, lol. It is SO me and SO totally a present from you, you know.
lindahoylandlindahoyland on August 11th, 2016 04:50 am (UTC)
That's sad about your virtual cats.I once tried a game of that type but kept forgetting to feed them. I'm much better with my real cats.
dodger_sister: geeksdodger_sister on August 16th, 2016 09:26 pm (UTC)
That's sad about your virtual cats. I once tried a game of that type but kept forgetting to feed them. I'm much better with my real cats.

But my real cats won't let me dress them up in costumes!! lol

Yeah I don't like the games where if you forget to feed them, they die. In these games if you don't feed them, they just cry at you like once every 6 hours. The worst that happens is if you don't wash the tom cat for a few days, flies gather around him.

I was sad to have to delete them, I'd been playing for so long. Also I really liked the mini games they had so I may get the games for my new Ipad just to have access to the mini games again.