Now that the "raw version" of my Episode 22 montage paper is all set up, I'd like to move onto a further, more detalied assessment of the Misato/Shinji relationship in another Theory/Analysis page
Though Misato's page does outline some of the most important facets of their relationship:
The Wiki wrote:Misato's first action regarding Shinji was to send him a photograph of herself to let him know what she looked like when she picked him up: it is a humorously inappropriate photo of her wearing cutoff jeans that reveal her thighs, leaning forward in a tank top revealing excessive cleavage, winking at Shinji and giving him the V-sign. She also left a lipstick kiss on it. The Japanese writing on it translates as "To Shinji: I'll be picking you up, so wait for me, okay?" (apparently written in creator Hideaki Anno's own handwriting). Misato also punctuated the photo with the highly inappropriate message, "Pay attention!!" with an arrow pointing to her barely covered breasts. This is an early indication of Misato's unusual personality, even before she appears on screen. Though she seemed to be joking when she mentioned "putting the moves on" him, her flirtatious behavior and the skimpy clothing she wore around him undermined her role as his guardian. Their relationship took a darker turn as the series progressed when in Episode 23 she attempted to offer Shinji comfort via sex, and in doing so escape her own loneliness. In Episode 24 she seems to realize her failure, commenting, "Shinji still hasn't returned either. I've failed as a guardian." Nonetheless she kissed Shinji deeply before dying in Episode 25', promising to "do the rest" when Shinji returned.
But before this, Misato seemd to care deeply for Shinji, being extremely distressed whenever he disappears (Episodes 16, 20). Misato has said that she wanted to be a mother to Shinji but could not, and indeed, though she often gives Shinji good advice, Misato keeps him at a distance, and later doesn’t even try to "parent" him, perhaps having understood that she’s not much better than he is when it comes to dealing maturely with her emotions.
I'd like to start a further deconstruction of the topic using the material gained from these threads:
Considering that I've got nothing to do today because I'm laid up at home due to foot surgery, I can put together a preliminary deconstruction on a new page, and perhaps ask for feedback moving forward. Or, if you guys want, I could start it on my userpage. Its just going to be very cluttered as a result of the montage essay still being there.
EDIT: Just did a preliminary set-up for the page. A little text for the first part, just to get it started, next I'll add some images and links.
Oh, and here's the link: http://wiki.evageeks.org/Shinji_and_Misato%27s_Relationship
EDIT II: Working on the images
EDIT III: Preliminary Images for Part 1 Completed. Working on the text to go along with it.
EDIT IV[4/21 10PM]: Gleaning relevant info from threads (linked to the bottom of the page) and pouring over some of the script translations. Nothing substantive until tommorow
Excuse the temporary messiness