I always tend to deride the Vilani for their love of safe, predictable, and ultra-safe cuisine i.e.: sterilized, refined, and blandized to an inch of its life
“All the food here… everything… it has the same taste… the same colour… the same texture… the same smell and feel,” squealed the Vilani with delight…
… but, as per GURPS Interstellar Wars, they also have a strong aptitude for math.
When I saw this video and read the top comment — “Am I the only one thinking about the amount of math that went into this thing?” — I suddenly realized: at their best, the Vilani must make glorious musicians!
I can also see them sublime their more creative instincts into a host of inventive new musical instruments (as well as their famously asymmetrical manner of dress), in the same way the Japanese — another collective/conformist people — are quite happy dreaming up creative-but-useless inventions, i.e. “Chindogu“.
Yes, I know, the Japanese actually have a strong food culture: “but we Solomani all know the Vilani aren’t really human!”
(Imagines the Solomani/Imperial shouting matches regarding the implications of interbreeding, species differentiation, and the correct definition of a real human… and keeps an eye on the door, when the shouting matches become shooting matches…)