And the Japanese, the true geniuses behind the world of video games. Pah, I throw my scorn upon such incompetents of the West who would mock the true art of the Japanese with 'games' such as Baldur's Gate and Madden. Perhaps it is that the West is not as intelligent as the East, but this is a matter for another day. Japan has given us such masterpieces as the Final Fantasy series, Star Ocean, Wild Arms, and of course, Arc the Lad. Yes, some of the finest videogames in the world were created by Japanese. I come to you today to ask you in all earnesty, what is your favorite videogames? I will reveal mine after the grand debate has illustriously begun, but not before the first poster falls victim to my plot of discussion.
There is, perhaps only one medium of art that matches the excellence of videogames and that is (obviously) visual kei. Combining absolutely exquisite j-rock and j-pop, sprinkled with hints of videogame melodies, with the pyrotechnic visual flare that the Japanese are known for, visual kei takes its viewers on a rollercoaster ride of lights, fanfare, and music that even Beethoven could tap his toes to. Would that I were Japanese, (though under careful scrutiny, it appears my genealogy tree does in fact show sign of a Japanese presence) I too would participate in this art of the 21st century and even perhaps venture onto the visual kei stage myself. It is no surprise that the impotent minds of Western society cannot fully grasp the total splendor of visual kei and instead choose to squander their time listening to rap and country "music."
Food: It should be no surprise to anyone with a passing familiarity with videogames that pocky is the ideal food to snack on when playing mentioned objects ( although 'playing' is an inappropriate word, becuase you experience, rather than play, a videogame: I shall use 'playing' for the sake of simplicity). For those ignorant to the intricacies of this fine Japanese cuisine, imagine a delicate stick of sweetened bread about the width and length of a chopstick, its tip coated in the richest chocolate imaginable. The bold flavor of the chocolate is complimented by the small nuts that caress the tip, creating a culinary juxtaposition of sweetness and saltiness that can only have been hatched in the mind of a chef versed in the subtle paradoxes of Eastern cooking. They are light and easy to eat and hold, useful for videogaming on the go, and their sugar content add that extra boost for late night videogames. Therefore, pocky has garnered itself the precious title of "Ultimate Videogame Snack". Perhaps the only drawback of pocky is its limited availability in the West, though this cannot be attributed to the snack itself, but the infuriating baboons that think they are running grocery stores.
Videogames: I promised earlier to divulge upon you the name of my favorite videogame, but I have a treat: not only will I give you the name, but I will give you a tantalizing summary to entice you to try it(though you will no doubt need to brush up on your kanji before playing, as the game's subtle yet flavorful use of Japanese idiosyncrasies can only be grasped in their entirety with a sound mastery of Japanese). The videogame, as many of you may have guessed, is the absolutely stunning RPG/dating sim Angelique: Tenkuee no Chikonka, one of the first games to pioneer the moe aesthetic. It flawlessly merges a powerful and compelling RPG story and system with an incredibly advanced and realistic dating sim that has sixteen (that's right, SIXTEEN) datable characters. Though it is not generally my nature to develop crushes, I must admit to feeling the palpitations of love's caress once or twice while dating, as the characters are very beautifully drawn in the anime style. Add absolutely enchanting music with incredibly lush and colorful graphics and you've got the perfect recipe for the best game ever made.
4.) My Little Pony