When I was navigating 恋愛相談 Renai-Soudan (relationship consultation) section of Yahoo!Japan, I found an interesting thread. Some girl wrote, “I smashed my boyfriend’s DS since he was totally absorbed in a dating sim.”
Here is the entire translation of the post she wrote.
My boyfriend had been going head over heals with a dating sim, so finally I lost my cool and demolished his DS.
I’m a 21 years old ♀. He got hooked on some kind of DS dating sim.
Because, even when I asked him to show it to me, he never did, so I don’t know what the game really was. But whenever he played the game, he always had niya-niya (grin-grin) on his face talking to his DS, and I speculate the game was Love Plus from the news topic I saw (I don’t know the actual game).
At first, I didn’t mind at all, but as he developed an abnormal attitude and manic attachment to the game, I thought I had to do something, so I texted him and invited him for a date a couple times, but eventually he stopped responding to me, and he often found excuses not to go out with me. Even if I forced a situation to have a conversation with him, he was constantly playing DS, and what was going on between him and DS was extremely weird.
And, one day I happened to read an article about Love Plus, and it sounded very familiar, but I never dreamed my boyfriend would become one of those who got hooked on that kind of stuff.
However, around that time, he began to explicitly flirt with DS even though I was around him, and he was whispering to himself, and when I heard him say “I love you, baby,” I just snapped and got into a huge fight with him, and a lot of things went on, and as a result, I smashed his DS into pieces. He was stunned at first, but then he went furious, and though he didn’t punch me in the face, he grabbed my chest and gave me ugly verbal assaults, and I ended up jumping out from his room. But, he is still very upset about it and constantly texting me that “You did an irreparable damage. You’ll have to pay for my DS, or I’ll sue you!”
I don’t know what to do. I still love him.
But I know what I did was a property damage, and I think I went too far, but I couldn’t help it, so I don’t want to pay for the damage nor make an apology.
But I don’t want to break up with him. But I don’t know how.
I want to repair our relationship.
Sorry for being incoherent, but please give me your advice and thoughts on this.
Wow, instead of breaking up with him, she destroyed a DS. Real girls like her try to smash 2-D girls. They want to destroy our last hope we can cling to.
In a book Makeiku-no-tōboe, Sakai Junko accuses Otaku of not objectifying real girls, especially アラサー・ガール arasaa (around thirty, 26-34) girls, because we’re into 2-D. But these girls are the one having treated us like a toxic waste.
According to Katsuma Kazuyo, the charismatic leader of a women self-improvement cult in Japan (her followers are called “Katsumaa”), only 4% of single arasaa boys make more than 6 million yens ($60,000 USD). So, the rest of 96% are losers in the eyes of arasaa girls. In elephant seals world, only 4% of males have 88% of total copulations according to The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins. Yes, 4%! The same percentage with successful single arasaa boys in Japan. It’s too tragic that we human beings are nothing different from lower-creatures like elephant seals in terms of sexuality. Aren’t we supposed to be more evolutionarily advanced than elephant seals?
Moreover, some of arasaa girls are 歴女 (rekijo “history girls”). According to Kitano Takeshi’s Nippon-no-Mikata (aired April 2nd, 2010 in Japan), Sengoku Basara is one of the most popular games among rekijo. They idolize Sengoku-Busho (the 15-16 century Japanese military leaders) like Oda Nobunaga, the most notable brutal violent alpha male in the history of Japan.
And what’s their main reason they become rekijo? Their answer, “There are too many soshokukei boys. Sengoku-Busho are much better.“
草食系 Soshokukei (carnivorous, sensitive) boys are the failure? Useless? Unmarketable? And Sengoku-Busho, especially Oda Nobunaga, the worst atrocious macho man ever known in the Japanese history, are really better than us? Really? Do they really think like that? They wanna choose violence over peace? Are they out of their effing mind? Nobunaga was Japanese Hitler! Nothing has changed since I left Japan. It’s very sad to see these girls are still indoctrinated and brainwashed with machismo that have cornered us to take refuge in the 2-D world such as Kimikiss, yes, utopia indeed, the Promised Land!
Although these evolutionarily challenged girls are having fun with Sengoku-Busho games, we don’t intend to call for the destruction of PS. We don’t agitate any boycott of game consoles. What’s the point?
Machismo’s era is over. Yet, these girls are clinging to the past. And the past they cling to is the Sengoku period, the worst time of all in the Japanese history except for WWII. Sengoku-Busho were the blood-thirsty warmongers. We can’t go back to that. The era of 肉食系 nikushokukei (carnivorous, violent) males is over. Now should be the time for us, as a young preacher from Georgia once said that together we shall always march forward into the future.
Yet, evolution doesn’t happen over night. It’s a damn long process. And before violent males go away, and before girls completely evolve enough to choose us as a sexual partner, we all would be dead. So, our future is bleak. That is the reality we live in, i.e., 3-D. Therefore, the only girls we seek are in 2-D.
And I hope one day Love Plus will be made into an anime. So, I can migrate from reality to the realm of 17. From 3-D to 2-D. From here to eternity.