ihrketayhl: (wtf?!)
Happy birthday, [livejournal.com profile] volwrath! :D :D :D

Just finished reading The Tale of Genji (Seidensticker translation), and uh. What. Whaaaaaaat.

More than half a semester spent reading this book and that's how it ends?!

Usually! Usually I agree with my Genji professor on just about everything re: this book. We make fun of the same stuff, we find the same chapters interesting, we both cry at the beginning of Chapter 42 (insert obligatory "soaking sleeves with tears" remark here). But she says the ending totally fits and I--

I mean, c'mon, he could've AT LEAST run off with her. They didn't have to sleep together (even Genji doesn't mess with nuns, right) but WHAT THE HELL, KAORU, YOU SPENT THE ENTIRETY OF YOUR CHAPTERS MOURNING ABOUT NOT GETTING LAID.

*crickets*

I wish this book weren't so dense and obnoxious, because I'd love ya'll to read it. I'd love the whole internet to read it, frankly; why is there no Genji fanfic? I'd KILL for the smallest bit of OOC slash, srsly. Or a parody. Shit. SOMEONE READ THIS BOOK BESIDES ME, PLZ, I FEEL LIKE A FANDOM OF ONE. I don't know what I'm going to do when the class actually ends, and I'm deprived of my twice-a-week hour-and-a-half fifteen-person discussion group. We are like a tiny fandom onto ourselves; we even have shipping wars (Genji/Murasaki OTP).

Gahhhhhh I think I'm actually going to miss reading the stupid thing. X( Time for supplementary materials. *cracks open Liza Dalby's Tale of Murasaki*
ihrketayhl: (wtf?!)
Happy birthday, [livejournal.com profile] volwrath! :D :D :D

Just finished reading The Tale of Genji (Seidensticker translation), and uh. What. Whaaaaaaat.

More than half a semester spent reading this book and that's how it ends?!

Usually! Usually I agree with my Genji professor on just about everything re: this book. We make fun of the same stuff, we find the same chapters interesting, we both cry at the beginning of Chapter 42 (insert obligatory "soaking sleeves with tears" remark here). But she says the ending totally fits and I--

I mean, c'mon, he could've AT LEAST run off with her. They didn't have to sleep together (even Genji doesn't mess with nuns, right) but WHAT THE HELL, KAORU, YOU SPENT THE ENTIRETY OF YOUR CHAPTERS MOURNING ABOUT NOT GETTING LAID.

*crickets*

I wish this book weren't so dense and obnoxious, because I'd love ya'll to read it. I'd love the whole internet to read it, frankly; why is there no Genji fanfic? I'd KILL for the smallest bit of OOC slash, srsly. Or a parody. Shit. SOMEONE READ THIS BOOK BESIDES ME, PLZ, I FEEL LIKE A FANDOM OF ONE. I don't know what I'm going to do when the class actually ends, and I'm deprived of my twice-a-week hour-and-a-half fifteen-person discussion group. We are like a tiny fandom onto ourselves; we even have shipping wars (Genji/Murasaki OTP).

Gahhhhhh I think I'm actually going to miss reading the stupid thing. X( Time for supplementary materials. *cracks open Liza Dalby's Tale of Murasaki*

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