Remember those little virtual pets from the 90s? Tamagotchi? Well, I have a small collection from way back when. Every 5 years or so I get an urge to wake them up. So, I get some new batteries (they take the kind you put in watches, so I never have them handy) and reawaken the tiny eggs.
Tamas are little alien babies that the people of earth need to take care of. I like to view the egg as an interface for some distant caring station. My theory is the species is trying to repopulate and they don't have enough caretakers.
I hatched my newest adopted tama, Cake, on Sunday evening.
Cake required my attention often for a couple hours before achieving her second life stage. She was very good at the musical game we played, but terrible at the physical game. She earned enough coins to get two donuts and a muffin from the shop.