Art, Magica, Science, Technology, Innovation, History, PROGRESS! All of these elements are integral to Humanity, and to the betterment of it! We see their enduring impact on every part of our lives, in every part of our day, but it is not often that they all culminate into one perfect and undeniable form.
The Video Game! Yes, the noble Video Game. Dating back to pre-(H)istory, it allows us to experience and interact with art and imagination in a way that nothing else can. You can slay great and fearsome beasts without any fear of truly getting hurt, while still being challenged and pushed to your very limit! Or you can wander through a world that is serene and peaceful, another place and time that lets you escape from the fears and problems that may plague you in your day to day existence.
The very act of enjoying and playing a video game is a act of APPRECIATION for all that Humanity has been through, and has conquered! Only a mighty civilization could even gather the resources to let its people enjoy such a delight!
So in conclusion, that is why I have not made any further progress on the book "Pre-Culture and the impact on the modern Person in a time of great Conflict", even though I did get the extension and the payment.
Please allow me another year for research and studying.
(Videogames ARE research!!)
-A letter to his editor, by (H)istorian Costanza Godhand