One More

Thematically related to the previous post, here is a real-life, naturally-occurring Hyoi Pear:


In-game reference:


The pear in my fruit basket was not consumed, by the way.  I should have looked for some seagulls to feed it to.

On a side note, I first played this game, or at least the beginning of it,  in Japanese.  I bought the pear, but couldn’t read the description above.  Imagine my confusion when I tried using it and all that happened was this:


If there are no seagulls around, all he does is put the pear on his head and look utterly baffled.  Which was pretty much also my expression at seeing this.  Why is he doing that??? I didn’t play it in Japanese far enough to get somewhere that he could actually control a seagull.  Fortunately, the North America release was not long after that so I could find out what it was for.


Eating Games

I posted a while back on how I’m suggestible when it comes to things like beverages in my games and books, e.g., drinking coffee because a character drinks a lot of it.  Here are a few instances of game-influenced eating.

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective


I was reminded of this because of this conversation with my friend @ChrisTheHoff:


The search for the screenshot had both effects, by the way.  As it happens, my sister is cooking chicken for dinner tonight (…well, the night I started this post, which was several weeks ago).  That might be what reminded me to start this post.  (And now I want to start the game again.)

Valkyria Chronicles

One of the two main characters in Valkyria Chronicles is a baker, and her cinnamon rolls play a minor part in one scene (although they look more like round bread).  I played the HD version on PS4 when it came out last April, a few months after a bakery/cafe well-known for its cinnamon rolls opened a location nearby.


That, my friends, weighed nearly two pounds. As you might imagine, it took me a few days to eat it.  The best part is the cinnamon sugar/butter that melted out and pooled around the roll.   Sometimes I just ask the people at the restaurant to give me that (they don’t charge me for it, incidentally).

Animal Crossing: New Leaf

For “Harvest Day” (Thanksgiving) my character was asked to find ingredients for a chef.


That night’s dinner:


Same fish and everything.  (Another character said that her secret ingredient was lemon, rather than vinegar, but I forgot to get a screenshot of that.


However, no matter how much Final Fantasy XV tries, I have no interest in Cup Noodles.  Sorry, Gladio.

Who, Me?

If you’d played with me like I asked, I wouldn’t have had to find my own entertainment.

In case you can’t tell, that yarn is entangled with a wire kitty toy.  And the rest of the skein was in a similar state under the couch.