11/30/22 day five of #studuingunderthefallingleaves
Why did you choose your major?
I'm studying modern languages, literatures and cultures which, for the kid who had always her nose in some sort of enciclopedia and loved hearing the older generation tell tales of their childhood, is a pretty good major!
I've also always had anxiety and troubles with overstimulation (together with an unstoppable imagination), problems that I found out I could calm with reading a good book, and that's how my love for literature sparked <3
🎧 O My Heart -mother mother
🎞️ On Count of Three
📖 The Italian
hi does anyone have queer book recommendations that are less… concrete. about who they’re representing.
I’m a queer person. I know this. I think i’m non binary but I don’t know. I might be a girl I might be a guy i don’t know. I’m with a guy, but I think I also like girls. I think ? I think i’m asexual but I could be wrong you never know.
I want a book that gets that. i’m not questioning. I just don’t particularly care. I think that the only characters I get who are like this in any way, are very bi coded. the ace spec vibes is the things that I never find. I don’t mean someone discovers that they are asexual, but someone that knows about the asexual labels, and partly relates to them and is okay with that. I really just don’t relate to that certainty, or that sort of. tortured confusion. I am not tortured. I simply vibe baby.
Japanese Books With Cats
"The Guest Cat" by Takashi Hiraide (trans. Eric Selland)
An author and his wife move into a new house and start getting visits from their neighbor's cat.
"The Travelling Cat Chronicles" by Hiro Arikawa (trans. Philip Gabriel)
Nana the cat is on a road trip with his person, Satoru. He doesn't know where they're going or why, only that they are visiting Satoru's old friends.
"The Cat Who Saved Books" by Sosuke Natsukawa (trans. Louise Heal Kawai)
Bookish student Rintaro Natsuki is about to have to close his late grandfather's bookshop when a magical talking cat named Tiger enlists his help to save the world of books.
"If Cats Disappeared from the World" by Genki Kawamura (trans. Eric Selland)
Our narrator's days are numbered as he finds out he is going to die. His only solace is his late mother's cat Cabbage, until the devil shows up and wants to make a deal.
"I am a Cat" by Soseki Natsume (trans. Graeme Wilson and Aiko Ito)
Written from 1904 through 1906, Soseki Natsume's comic masterpiece, I Am a Cat, satirizes the foolishness of upper-middle-class Japanese society during the Meiji era. With acerbic wit and sardonic perspective, it follows the whimsical adventures of a world-weary stray kitten who comments on the follies and foibles of the people around him.
"Oh Tama! A Mejiro Novel" by Mieko Kanai (trans. Tomoko Aoyama and Paul McCarthy)
Oh, Tama! takes the reader deep into the haphazard lives of Natsuyuki, the protagonist, and his loosely connected circle of dysfunctional acquaintances and family. Trying to keep some semblance of order and decency in his life, working as an occasional freelance photographer, Natsuyuki is visited by his delinquent friend Alexandre, who unexpectedly entrusts him with his sister's pregnant cat, Tama. Despite his initial protests, Natsuyuki accepts his new responsibility and cares compassionately for Tama and her kittens.
"She and Her Cat" by Makoto Shinkai and Tsubasa Yamaguchi
This is the story of Miyu, a woman who lives alone with her cat, Chobi. As Miyu navigates the world of adulthood, she discovers both the freedom and loneliness that come with living independently, and Chobi learns of the outside world through her actions. Time drifts slowly for Miyu and her cat, but the harsh realities of the world soon catch up...
"A Man and His Cat Vol. 1" by Umi Sakurai
Convinced he will never find a home, an "ugly" pet shop cat is thrilled when a man comes in and falls in love. These are their adventures together.