Wednesday, December 08, 2004

 

Japanese Weirdness Update, 8 December 2004.

While looking on Wikipedia for a reference to the Markov story I cite below, I came across their entry of the day:


A bishōjo game (美少女ゲーム, often spelled bishoujo game), also known as a girl game/gal game is a type of Japanese video game centered around interactions with attractive anime-style girls. Although nearly all bishōjo games involve romantic or sex appeal of some kind, they may or may not be pornographic.

An attractive anime-style girl. Not to be confused with MSNBC Anchor Chris Jansing.

I. Just. Don't. Get. It.

Don't get me wrong; I'm a big fan of animated girls.

Anastasia? Smoking hot.

But I just don't understand the Japanese. I don't get this, I don't get tentacle porn, I don't get the B-word that I will not type at work.

They say you can tell a lot about a culture by the games it plays. I say you can tell a lot more about a culture by what it slaps off to.

Bizarre.

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UPDATE: In a somehow-related story, This Is London reports that "Almost one in four people [in Britain] with broadband internet admit signing up in order to download pornography."

I don't know what a comparable study in America would say, but I can tell you that I did not purchase my broadband connection to download pornography, but instead so I could run Xbox Live.

The broadband pornography is a benny. A wonderfully decadent benny.

Comments:
Those wacky Japanese...what will they think up next? Or, more acurately, what have they already thought up that will be hugely popular, and just as hugely misunderstood, in the US in about 6 years?
 
bukkake bukkake bukkake bukkake bukkake bukkake bukkake bukkake bukkake bukkake bukkake bukkake bukkake bukkake
 
Mallet, I know that was you.
 
Almost 1 in 4, huh? So that means half the men in Britain admit to getting broadband for porn.

The other half just doesn't have the sand to admit it.
 
No, I didn't. It was the chair, eh? Get that reference and I owe you a beer.
 
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