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keitai novels [Jan. 12th, 2009|03:40 am]
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I ♥ NOVELS: Young women develop a genre for the cellular age by Dana Goodyear is a report in The New Yorker on the keitai (cell phone) novel phenomenon in Japan. Fascinating stuff. I doubt I'd be able to read these novels. The subject matter may or may not work for me, but I like complete and more-or-less grammatically correct sentences and no emoticons in my novels (among other things). I remember a friend linking me to the original Densha Otoko thing a long time ago, but I couldn't get through it because it was so choppy.
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From: worldserpent
2009-01-12 04:04 am (UTC)
I've been thinking of reading Koizora just to see how insane it is, because the plot seems more bathetic even than most shoujo manga. (Thankfully or sadly I have little grammatical sensitivity in Japanese)
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2009-01-12 05:37 am (UTC)
OH, please read it! I'd love to know what someone who is not the target audience or a researcher thinks about it. I'm not that sensitive to Japanese grammar but it sounds like these novels just slaughter it. I already get irritated when the narrative tries to be too colloquial in the BL novels I read.
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From: worldserpent
2009-01-12 05:42 am (UTC)
Ah, okay. Just how do they slaughter it, though? Can they really be worse than manga? So far it really just seems like a person talking, and you can kind of square that as dialogue.
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[User Picture]From: madamada_chan
2009-01-16 03:55 am (UTC)
ugh. i'm wary enough about reading manga online, with my monitor at its dimmest, and still get paraoid about my eyes' health. and that's manga. with big, and short texts. on a big screen. novel on my phone? probably not for me XD
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2009-01-19 07:22 am (UTC)
The convenience probably trumps all other concerns. I have a bad habit of carrying numerous books around at times (just in case I want to read one or another!) and it gets...heavy. ^^;
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[User Picture]From: madamada_chan
2009-01-20 03:38 am (UTC)
true XD i usually bring a book with me to work too. to read during break. but with my textbook on days i have night class, home-packed lunch, and mug for tea... it's not fun T___T
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