You know what Q reminds me of?

Discussion of the new series of Evangelion movies ( "Evangelion Shin Gekijōban", meaning "Evangelion: New Theatrical Edition").
The third installment debuted in Japan on November 17, 2012.

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Postby Guy Nacks » Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:04 pm

View Original PostTheCarkolum wrote:Q reminds me of a colonoscopy :huh: :huh:


Epic bump.
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Postby TheCarkolum » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:55 am

View Original PostGuy Nacks wrote:Epic bump.

Why? The OP states what Q reminds him of, and I say what Q reminds me of.
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Postby Reichu » Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:35 pm

Typically, threads should be bumped if you have something useful to contribute. I'm thinking something with potential to prompt further conversation. What you've provided is not useful -- it only highlights how directionless the thread was in the first place and makes a good argument for locking the damned thing. It would have been better to simply leave it alone. Please keep this in mind when considering a bump.

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Postby Gob Hobblin » Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:26 pm

It seems a rather spot on comparison to me, honestly. Everything about Q gave me the sensation of receiving a rough colonoscopy.

Frankly, the whole thing reminds me of an uncomfortable fever dream, and not in a good way. The tonal shift, thematic shift, character shift...just everything, was so stark, that it prevented me from being able to emotionally connect in any way other than confusion and frustration. Perhaps that was done to emphasize the isolation of Shinji, but it doesn't seem a good plan if it isolates the viewer as well.
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Postby Reichu » Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:58 pm

Unlike Carkolum (or the OP for that matter), you're at least providing an explanation. In other words, actual content.

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Postby xanderkh » Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:05 pm

I'm with Gob on his explanation, 3.33 did well to create the sense of isolation, confusion, and feeling of being trapped experienced by Shinji, which is brilliant as a story-telling perspective to feel that sense.

However, because of the events leading up to Shinji's fall and the futility of his actions, it has created a sense of me teetering on the edge of "Darkness-induced apathy" towards both the characters and the world in a sense. Final has some pretty big shoes to fill to rid that taste out of my mouth. :um:
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Postby Reichu » Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:12 pm

So since I liked Q... quite a bit... my first colonoscopy better be smooth and satisfying. If it isn't, I'm holding you boys accountable.

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Postby TheCarkolum » Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:39 pm

View Original PostGob Hobblin wrote: Perhaps that was done to emphasize the isolation of Shinji, but it doesn't seem a good plan if it isolates the viewer as well.


Not only isolates the viewer, but needlessly confuses him and insults his intelligence.

Reichu wrote:Unlike Carkolum (or the OP for that matter), you're at least providing an explanation

An explanation for what? This is not an explanatory thread where we explain why Q sucks. It's a thread about what Q reminds of to a person, plain simple. If you are not OK with that, lock the thread. I just did a single, tiny joke.
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