Attachment in Three Favorite Love Stories

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As I continue to deepen my Buddhist practice, I find myself engaging with old favorite texts through a more Buddhist-informed lens, and this had led me to think about some old favs in terms of the characters’ attachments. I wanted to explore some contrasts through possibly my three favorite love stories in the world:

Naoe and Kagetora in Mirage of Blaze
Vash and Wolfwood in Trigun
Ash and Eiji in Banana Fish [1]

(Spoilers follow for all three, not detailed but significant. This post assumes you know the basic stories—no summary.)Read more… )

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Arwen Spicer
Arwen Spicer

Arwen Spicer is a science fiction writer and writing teacher raised in the San Fransciso Bay Area, and Northern California will hold her heart forever, even if it turns into a desert. She wrote her doctoral dissertation on ecology in utopian science fiction and is an educator on the concept of workable utopias. Her novel The Hour before Morning was hailed as “A carefully paced, rewarding sci-fi debut” by Kirkus Indie.

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Arwen Spicer

Arwen Spicer

Arwen Spicer is a science fiction writer and writing teacher raised in the San Fransciso Bay Area, and Northern California will hold her heart forever, even if it turns into a desert. She wrote her doctoral dissertation on ecology in utopian science fiction and is an educator on the concept of workable utopias. Her novel The Hour before Morning was hailed as “A carefully paced, rewarding sci-fi debut” by Kirkus Indie.

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