Mr. Tines wrote:It means you have to recalibrate for his normal state being somewhere around miserable-to-depressed.
That seems like a bit of an exaggeration to me. He's in neutral- and even positive-spectrum states for a much greater percentage of the time than you seem to be giving him credit...
In 25' the sight provides him with a temporary refuge from his desolation
Actually, the "refuge" came from someone very huge, very pale, and very pretty:
And Shinji goes into Happy Land from some strange combination of factors... (Yep, he's glad to see Kaworu-kun again. But I'm willing to bet that what's happening between Adam/Kaworu, Eva/Yui, and the Spear has something to do with it, too.
Asuka's bust was the last
thing to appear on-screen before Shinji's blissed-out face rippled away into Tang Land. Then water droplet, and P3II begins. This vision Rei provides of what Shinji "wishes for" seems to prognosticate what happens to people later, even though the presentation is somewhat... metaphysical.
(Yeah, I should probably include images, but I don't feel like processing them right now.)
for all that Triste est omne animal post coitum kicks in straight after (unsurprisingly).
While I'm not sure what that means, the "sandbox" scene follows immediately after Shinji goes splat. Asuka's beautiful visage marks the start of the "mind-meld" segment that follows.Originally posted on: 31-Mar-2006, 06:23 GMT