At 6/19/10 05:05 PM, SoulMaster71 wrote:
What's wrong with Japan? They make more than their share of interesting stuff. Almost all the good video games, some pretty good anime, and hey, guess where most of the Power Rangers fight footage comes from? Admittedly, I'm a bit of a weeaboo myself.
No worries, mate. I'm just saying that openly being a weeaboo on the internet is never good unless you're among a crowd of them. Like how I only talk about video games in real life with people who also play video games.
Plus, I'm white, and taking Japanese next year as my language. Along with some other friends who also want to learn the tongue. But my real reason is because the culture and language interest me, plus I can eventually translate text about new video games for my friends. Online and off. :)
While that conclusion was less than ideal, it is part of the solution.
Or, some of us can take a step outside and get a good look at people, particularly women, and see if the world is really as scary as we may think it is. I've been through the mainstream world and back multiple times. I've turned down women my age with IQs less than half of mine whom we have nothing in common. I've been told time and time to again to start playing the field (which really means "get laid, dumbass"), but I can't do it with them. It's...demeaning. And I do believe in the concept of love. If sex is truly a physical expression of love, how is it taken so lightly with those people? I'm going to stop myself before going further into that subject.
What I want to say is, you can't make judgements about the outside world if you've experienced very little of it. And I don't mean trying to befriend the mainstream (I hate this term, I really do), I mean checking out other things in life. Remember the Build a Better Gamer episode? My favorite part was where he talked about how we need to know and be able to do things in life other than video games. And when you take the time to do that, usually that involves human interaction. You make many friends who can teach you about their hobbies while you teach them about yours. The people I consider "friends" are the people I have something in common with. And though I haven't met many females I can relate too, I must admit this is a philosophy I'm still trying out. Women have a tendency to appear in your life instead of you finding them.
but some nerds deserve better than oversized blobs who look more like men than women.
I agree. And I don't tend to trust women with no regard over how they look. Hell, even I fix my hair when it gets screwed up. All women learn how to look good. Those that refuse to are like men who sit when they take a piss on the toilet. Unnatural.
More attractive women need to try giving nerd guys a chance.
Correction, interesting women need to try giving nerd guys a chance. When you can relate with a woman, you find them attractive later. Have you ever heard that one saying "I don't love you because you're beautiful, you're beautiful because I love you."? It's very truthful and makes a damn good line for your loved one. You know, if you're into romance.
and debating Captain Falcon's sexual orientation (I'm not the only one who gets severe gay vibes from that guy),
I refused to play as him in Melee because of those gay vibes. My friends didn't know what I was talking about. How can you not see it? But since I never played an F-Zero game and know nothing about the story (assuming there is one), I have to assume he's bisexual.
It was Korean. And it disturbs me that you think interspecies sex is "cute".
Come on, this is the kind of thing we saw as kids, but with a deeper story. And there wasn't any sex in that story. I only recall hugs. :D
Megaman has a certain characteristic appeal. Similar to Astro Boy's appeal, to be sure, but he's not another generic personality-devoid soldier in space armor the way Master Chief is, and you actually see Megaman during gameplay instead of just during cutscenes.
Maybe, but as I was playing the older Megamans (all that I have at my disposal), I never felt like I understood this character. His motivations, his reasoning. Can he have either if he's a robot? Megaman never interested me as a character. And the only reason I attempted to beat his games, was for bragging rights.