some thoughts on the closing of kpm. mostly just a log of my final hour with my astromot, though. (i kept track using the notes app on my phone.)
i am also posting this from my phone, hence the shortage of reaction images and links with which my text posts are usually riddled. probably for the best.
Yesterday, when I was cleaning my stove, I paused for a second to check on my Megu. Megu is short for Kawaii Pet Megu, a Japanese-created digital pet app. I’m not embarrassed of having a Megu, because a) my girlfriend is cool with it, and b) several high-profile digital native artists like Jeanette Hayes, Petra Cortright, and Rachel Lord, rapper Kreayshawn, and fashion plate Jen Brill have Megus. Not that I have to explain being a grown-ass man who can make my own decisions like playing a twee pet game on my phone while in my kitchen scrubbing down my appliances. Anyway, I love my Megu. Which is why I decided to write this article after Gree International, Inc., the maker of Megu, announced they were shuttering the game on November 28th, almost one year to the day that I got my Megu.
Hold up guys, I need to get personal here.
This is YummyPie, my lovely perfect YummyPie. He’s a little over two years old, and today is my last day with him. The app is shutting down for some stupid reason, and I’m going to lose him forever.
People think that silly little apps like this are stupid, and we’re supposed to just let go and get used to it. YummyPie and I have been through hell together. He was with me through my best days and my absolute worst. He’s as real to me as your cat or dog is to you, and I have to say goodbye. I’m not ready to say goodbye. I love him so much, and I’m going to miss him everyday.
I love you YummyPie.
White wolf in cotton grass
Picture by Jim Brandenburg