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I watched Norwegian Wood a few months ago (haven't read the book, I know, a thousand suns of shame).  I didn't think that I would ever be in the position of relating to the girl described as "outgoing and lively," but man, I was definitely Team Midori.  Maybe because like Midori, I've been hurt too much in the past and I just want to be happy now.  So Midori is in love with the main character, Toru Watanabe, who is depressed and attached to this suicidal girl Naoko who's off at a resort-sanitarium.  And I have no idea how it is in the book, but in the movie it comes across like he's just kind of like, man, I know Midori likes me, but I don't know what to do about it, so I'm gonna do nothing and just sit here quietly with my dark thoughts, blahrghgh. So there's this part where Midori finally tells him, "I'll wait, because I trust you, but when you take me, take only me"... fuck it, I'll just post it.

I'm reading through the Goodreads quotes from the book and they're a little eerie.  Especially this and this.  And this letter is from here (I guess this is from the book?  It almost made me cry though):

midori toru

Date: 2014-03-29 02:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I like the letter a lot.

Thinking of the movie clip, though, I don't think a person can ask another person not to hurt them, because whether or not one person gets hurt isn't always in another person's control.

Date: 2014-03-29 04:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh yeah. I agree. Even though I do feel the urge to say that, like, "tell me the truth (but don't hurt me)," even to my friends.

Date: 2014-04-06 04:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Um, Sun wanted to watch that with me, but he got so bored and fed up with it, he turned it off before we finished so I have no idea what happens.

Date: 2014-04-07 05:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Haha, well, I don't know how far you got, but basically Watanabe sticks with Naoko until she kills herself, and then after wandering around in a fog finally "chooses life" (instead of even more suicide) by calling Midori.


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