History Literature / KafkaOnTheShore

18th Aug '14 9:44:06 AM emeriin
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* StrawFeminist: Two of them show up at Komura Library to inspect how woman-friendly the facilities are. They complain about the lack of gendered bathrooms and the card catalog.
** Up for debate since the encounter doesn't follow the usual model (Straw Feminist(s) launches rhetorical volley, Man/Society slaps them down or discredits them, Straw Feminist(s) slink away or recant), and actually leads to a discussion on how narrow-mindedness is a destructive state of mind.
*** And bear in mind that the two women are not asking for anything inconceivable or exaggerated. Their requests are very reasonable actually and they seem like nice enough people otherwise.
**** They're quite condescending in their treatment of Oshima. While they do begin decently enough, they quickly turn to insulting him. Furthermore, while it is arguable that the women's requests are reasonable, they're changes to things rather benign. None of the qualities of the library that requested to be change are sexist. Perhaps old-fashioned, but they do not show any preference against women.
**** Don't overlook that Oshima, being [[spoiler:trans*]], has a lot of reason to resent radical feminism. And to want non-gendered bathrooms.
17th Aug '14 8:59:39 PM edara
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''Kafka on the Shore'' (Japanese: 海辺のカフカ, ''Umibe no Kafuka'') is a 2002 novel by HarukiMurakami that features two distinct plots that are nonetheless intertwined. The first is about fifteen year-old "[[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Kafka]]" Tamura who runs away from home in order to avoid fulfilling an oedipal prophecy. The second follows Nakata, a mentally slow old man who has the ability to talk to cats, as he gets dragged into a journey across Japan running parallel to Kafka's own. It begins realistic enough, but soon takes a turn for the [[MindScrew surreal]] and it becomes clear that neither will be having a normal journey.

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''Kafka on the Shore'' (Japanese: 海辺のカフカ, ''Umibe no Kafuka'') is a 2002 novel by HarukiMurakami Creator/HarukiMurakami that features two distinct plots that are nonetheless intertwined. The first is about fifteen year-old "[[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Kafka]]" Tamura who runs away from home in order to avoid fulfilling an oedipal prophecy. The second follows Nakata, a mentally slow old man who has the ability to talk to cats, as he gets dragged into a journey across Japan running parallel to Kafka's own. It begins realistic enough, but soon takes a turn for the [[MindScrew surreal]] and it becomes clear that neither will be having a normal journey.
4th Aug '14 8:55:49 PM lameasskid
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* OneHitWonder: [[spoiler:Miss Saeki, with "Kafka on the Shore".]] It was also her ''only'' song--there wasn't even a different song for the B-side.

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* OneHitWonder: In-Universe. [[spoiler:Miss Saeki, with "Kafka on the Shore".]] It was also her ''only'' song--there wasn't even a different song for the B-side.
4th Aug '14 8:55:22 PM lameasskid
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**** Okay, but don't overlook that Oshima, being [[spoiler:trans*]], has a lot of reason to resent radical feminism. And to want non-gendered bathrooms.

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**** Okay, but don't Don't overlook that Oshima, being [[spoiler:trans*]], has a lot of reason to resent radical feminism. And to want non-gendered bathrooms.
30th Apr '14 4:15:09 AM SciFiMs
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** With the exception of the first time, whenever Kafka [[spoiler:has sex with Miss Saeki]], the narration switches to second-person, with inconsistent use of the [[PaintingTheMedium boldface type]] that comes in whenever Kafka is normally talking to himself/the boy named Crow (who is Kafka's alter-ego; the name "Kafka" itself also means "crow"). The effect is rather confusing.

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** With the exception of the first time, whenever Kafka [[spoiler:has sex with Miss Saeki]], the narration switches to second-person, with inconsistent use of the [[PaintingTheMedium boldface type]] that comes in whenever Kafka is normally talking to himself/the boy named Crow (who is Kafka's alter-ego; note also that the name "Kafka" itself also means "crow"). The effect is rather confusing.
30th Apr '14 4:12:53 AM SciFiMs
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** With the exception of the first time, whenever Kafka [[spoiler:has sex with Miss Saeki]], the narration switches to second-person, with inconsistent use of the [[PaintingTheMedium boldface type]] that comes in whenever Kafka is normally talking to himself/the boy named Crow. The effect is rather confusing.

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** With the exception of the first time, whenever Kafka [[spoiler:has sex with Miss Saeki]], the narration switches to second-person, with inconsistent use of the [[PaintingTheMedium boldface type]] that comes in whenever Kafka is normally talking to himself/the boy named Crow.Crow (who is Kafka's alter-ego; the name "Kafka" itself also means "crow"). The effect is rather confusing.



* RavensAndCrows: Kafka's alter-ego is "The boy named Crow"; the name "Kafka" itself also means "crow".
30th Apr '14 4:12:53 AM SciFiMs
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** With the exception of the first time, whenever Kafka [[spoiler:has sex with Miss Saeki]], the narration switches to second-person, with inconsistent use of the [[PaintingTheMedium boldface type]] that comes in whenever Kafka is normally talking to himself/the boy named Crow. The effect is rather confusing.

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** With the exception of the first time, whenever Kafka [[spoiler:has sex with Miss Saeki]], the narration switches to second-person, with inconsistent use of the [[PaintingTheMedium boldface type]] that comes in whenever Kafka is normally talking to himself/the boy named Crow.Crow (who is Kafka's alter-ego; the name "Kafka" itself also means "crow"). The effect is rather confusing.



* RavensAndCrows: Kafka's alter-ego is "The boy named Crow"; the name "Kafka" itself also means "crow".
29th Apr '14 7:10:46 AM Catbert
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6th Mar '14 6:04:38 AM j9ac9k
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* {{Meganekko}}: Oshima.

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* {{Meganekko}}: {{Megane}}: Oshima.
7th Jan '14 6:39:10 PM CaptainAmberg
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* EyeScream: [[spoiler: The boy named Crow delivers a pretty nasty one to Johnnie Walker.]]
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