Novel Romance

“Accepting his feelings was hard at first. But life with Miku, he argues, has advantages… She’s always there for him, she’ll never betray him, and he’ll never have to see her get ill or die.” Akihiko Kondo and Hatsune Miku seem to have a fulfilling relationship. What makes it unique is that Akihiko Kondo is a person and Hatsune Miku isn’t. Actually, maybe that isn’t as unique as it sounds. “Thousands of others are in devoted fictional relationships, served by a vast industry aimed at satisfying the desires of a fervent fan culture.” NYT (Gift Article): This Man Married a Fictional Character. He’d Like You to Hear Him Out. I’m in no position to judge. I’ve been in a long term relationship with my MacBook Air for years. We’re never apart. She sits on my lap. I caress her all day with my fingertips. She forgave me when I briefly cheated on her with an iPad. And she rarely uses a caps-lock tone even though she knows full well that someday I’ll trade her in for a younger model.

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