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"This sort of group dynamic appeals to younger audiences who are unfamiliar with romance, and appeals to older audiences who live in a world of complex relationships and convenience masqueraded as False Friendship, who are feeling nostalgic about the times when friendship meant a lifelong bond."
This paragraph about audience appeal and the cynical nature of friendship doesn't seem relevant.
"This trope was originally known as Nakama, a Japanese word that many Westerners mistakenly think means a deep friendship with a dedication akin to family." So — what does it actually mean?
I had the same reaction, so I did some digging. The edit I just made should explain it pretty well. Here's a source.
Seems a bit too much of a stretch.
I don't see it that way, but I suppose it doesn't quite fit the definition.
I have a little probem with the definition. It says "It is a relationship considered to be deeper than mere friendship but more innocent than romance."
Friendship is a kind of love as well. It (phileo) shoulnd't be confused with storge.
Who says frienship in't as deep as family? (in it's normal state?).David and Jonathan anyone?, who says romance is not inocent?.
I suggest that this part should be rephrased.
Good point but Love isn't necessarily always a romance.
"deeper than mere acquaitnaceship but less sexual than romance" is I believe what it means, but that sounds way less poetic...
Just dropping by to say that there's a double Lost example, but since I do not watch the series, I have no idea which one should be removed.
Little Mistake on the Final Fantasy VIII spoiler section: It's not that most of the characters are related, but that most of them grew up in the same orphanage.
Also, can the Foxhound unit from Last Days of Foxhound be a subversion, since they are forced together as a group, have a love/hate relationship that burrows into each of them, and the ending specifically shows they fought/died for the same thing.
You could just fix those yourself, you know.
This Is A Wiki, after all.
Anyone else think this ought to be divided into sub-pages? It's getting pretty long
I... uh... I actually have a really weird argument against that... ^^; when I finished reading the entire page, and had every single subsection open, it made me squee to see how long it is. So unless it gets considerably even longer, I'd say it's not worth the effort per squee-unit payoff of having to open subpages, even though subpages look smaller but feel bigger. But you can ignore this if you like ^^;
I get the feeling that any longer would just be unmanageable. Splitting it up is at least worth considering.
This page needs a serious cleanup. In the Live Action TV section I see, at the very least, Lost and Red Dwarf mentioned twice.
I'll get on it, but post cleanup requests in the wiki-talk section in the forums. (natter Alert is a good thread to go to for this)
I really want to change the image to one from Toy Story 3 after watching the ending. Someone, please talk me out of it. T_T
The Three Musketeers are more important. There, did that convince you?
A little.... But, here's my (honest) question- in the book, are they actually friends? Or do they just know each other/work together?
Yes, they are actually friends. That's the entire point.
Read the book. Jeez...
Though, honestly, you do not have to be so rude. Currently I am in my senior HS year, and working on 5 IB courses so right now reading a brick like The Three Muskateers is not on my 'to do' list unless it's assigned.
Get some non-rudeness. Jeez...
See, it doesn't feel very nice, does it? :-/
Actually it has no effect on me emotionally at all, so it doesn't "feel" like anything. Just read the book already.
...I would love to, IF I ACTUALLY HAD THE TIME. ^_~ I don't right now. Sorry about that, but you don't know my schedule, and I don't know yours. Okay?
I do know your schedule. 6 IB courses + EE and TOK. Reading the three musketeers must always come first.
Well, it can't. P_P
loracarol: The Three Musketeers, unlike many classics, actually reads pretty swiftly - it's basically a nineteenth-century version of a thriller/adventure/buddy movie. I found the second half, especially, so fast-paced and tense that I couldn't put it down. When you DO have time, give it a try. As for whether or not they're friends...well, they DID invent the saying "All for one, and one for all," which is basically the essence of the nakama spirit.
Shoulda read it in elementary like me. Much more time. :) Besides I think Three Musketeers is better visual example plus a commonly known one.
Oh my God, this sounds like a You Tube comments section. If loracarol doesn't want to/have time to read The Three Musketeers, he/she doesn't have to. Some people are faster readers than others. No need to be rude about it, he/she was just asking a question. End of discussion.
@ Loracarol: You could put the Toy Story 3 image in the Film section.
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