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J.D. Salinger

Surrounded by Phonies | Finding meaning in alienation.

0 · 611 views · located in Yokohama

a character in “Bungou Stray Dogs / Days of the Cats”, as played by bethelit

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twenty-four / m / lithe / 188cm / 66kg / united states / #c0180f
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The Rebel in the Rye

A man shrouded in smoke and shadows, Salinger is hypnosis incarnate. He has an innate ability to suck others into his magnetic, sacrosanct universe, and exploits anyone willing to invest in him. Although loyal to Murakami, he rarely complies to anyone else. If there’s anything reliable about Salinger, it’s his tendency to operate on his own agenda.

To his colleagues, he’s IQ84’s peculiar, reclusive transporter with a low, calming voice. A nondescript presence and a hauntingly quiet personality are hallmarks of Salinger's character. Those who meet him describe him as “eerily perceptive, terrifically compassionate, and a little lonely.” He's emotional without being sentimental, dramatic without being melodramatic, and honest without being obscene. It’s understandable why anyone would feel comfortable being intimate with him, in more ways than one. With a cigarette pinched between two fingers, Salinger speaks as if he’s got the whole world figured out. That he’s got you figured out. And perhaps, just perhaps, he does.

Despite all his academic failings, Salinger matured into a sensitive, careful man. Growing up, he realized that most people lived life filled with ulterior motives, starting with his parents, and of course, the Guild. As part of the AU upper-class, he witnessed firsthand the dubious morality associated with being in the Guild. His parents often used Surrounded by Phonies to conduct backhanded activity, only to be effectively killed in a raid of their own doing. At the funeral, Salinger couldn’t bring himself to inherit their will. Above all, he cannot abide those he deems "phony," people whom he finds banal, duplicitous, inhuman, or even cruel. Maintaining his distance, he refused to take over for his parents as part of the Guild. He did his best to shield his younger sister, Phoebe, from the repercussions of his actions, though he could not have predicted her kidnapping.

Salinger never cared much for the AU community until Phoebe went missing. The American Supernatural Federal Bureau left the case unresolved, claiming that say she might have lost control over her powers, and disappeared completely. Although he managed to successfully live in privacy, Phoebe’s disappearance snapped him out of his seclusion. After years of refusing to enlist, Salinger finally joined Haruki Murakami's organization in 2014. Upon joining, he made it very clear to Murakami that his views on Ability Users and other adults has not changed. Even though he is a peripheral member of IQ84, he does not believe in its members or their sincerity. The signature on his contract states that he works for Murakami only, and not for anyone else. As IQ84’s transporter, he acts as Murakami’s personal chauffeur and spy. In exchange for his services, IQ84 has promised to investigate Phoebe’s case.

To this day, Salinger remains imprisoned by his adolescent views. He silently contemplates society while being repulsed by its intense hatred and hypocrisy. “There’s no hope left,” he’d say. “It’s up to the future now.” He sees young people as the only trustworthy generation left. And himself? He sees himself as the last American prophet, crying out against the urban wilderness. These days, he’s a regular presence in IQ84’s jazz lounge, thinking about how his whole situation knocks him out. With a missing sister and a bleeding heart, Salinger hopes to recover, if not for his sake, for her’s.

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I felt like I was sort of disappearing. It was that kind of a crazy afternoon, terrifically cold, and no sun out or anything, and you felt like you were disappearing everytime you crossed a road.

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Ability

Surrounded by Phonies (インチキ, Inchiki) allows Salinger to isolate himself and his targets from reality. For all practical purposes, when this ability activates, Salinger does not exist. He does not occupy any physical space, cannot be seen, heard, felt, smelled or otherwise detected by any natural sense. Nor is it possible to detect him by any other form of earthly detection, such as radar or sonar. While this skill is tapped, he and his targets can only be perceived by each other. Additionally, he leaves no trace of his presence on any surface or in the world around them while his ability is active. Performing any actions that require interaction with the physical world will naturally be impossible. Although highly useful, Surrounded by Phonies is a skill that requires a great deal of concentration from its user. A single activation leaves Salinger completely exhausted for weeks, or months, at worst.


a f r a i d
THE FEELING OF BEING COMPLETELY ALONE IN A CROWD, THE CREAKING SOUNDS OF A RUSTY CAROUSEL, A CIGARETTE BURNED TO THE FINISH.

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So begins...

J.D. Salinger's Story