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Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Brief Encounters...

My excuses for not updating properly have lost meaning over the last year or so, but between studying, graduating, looking for a job and so on, I just haven't had the time (or motivation) to update on a frequent basis. I also became quite boring for about six months, and didn't really want to inflict that on anyone that appeared here. I've decided 2010 is the year to brush off my terrible blogging habits and update regularly, even if it's tiny snippets of something interesting. Maybe as the year progresses, I'll find my footing again - I'm also studying to become an English teacher in another country (I'm hoping Japan or Korea) this year, so 'the apathist' might be relocated in cyberspace and the real world, which should be exciting!



Friday, January 15, 2010
Sidenote #2

Norwegian Wood (Murakami) as a film.
Tran Ahn Hung directing, and I'm kind of shocked that someone actually thinks they can do this novel justice. Toru, Naoko and Midori shouldn't be brought to life because they'll never be just right. Murakami's words are what make this book so unforgettable, I can't see how the descriptions and internal dialogue will ever be conveyed to invoke the same feeling. Norwegian Wood is something that should be experienced as a book, and I have a feeling people will use the film as a way of it which is such a shame. It's one of those films I'll never see, even out of curiosity because it'll utterly change the way I read the novel. It's too bad because I bet I'll miss some amazing style and great cinematography, but I just can't watch it.

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