Hands in 'Evangelion' and the Libido/Destrudo Duality [Split]

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Re: Hands in 'Evangelion' and the Libido/Destrudo Duality [Split]

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Postby pwhodges » Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:20 am

Though book Harry came first and manga Shinji came second.
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Postby lilim » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:30 pm

that's true!
i wonder what made them want to give Shinji a better sense of humor?

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Postby Sachi » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:37 pm

View Original Postlilim wrote:that's true!
i wonder what made them want to give Shinji a better sense of humor?

Perhaps it translates aspects of his character better when presented in manga form, as opposed to animation with audio and such. And then there's "blah blah, Sadamoto doesn't understand Shinji, only Anno can do Eva, etc".
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Postby Joseki » Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:12 pm

I don't it was mentioned but before the already discussed caresse/strangling scene in EoE there's this cut:

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Asuka's right arm on the left and Shinji's right left arm on the right with nothing between them. They still are two different poles, male and female, introvert and estrovert, but "impenetrable wall of Jericho" tumbled down and they can finally have each other.

On a similar note I think there are this two scene from Episode 23 and Q:

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Between Shinji's hand and the other there's an obstacle, a wall, in the form of the SDAT.
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Postby Alaska Slim » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:57 am

The Hands of Clannad.

Perhaps this can serve as a primer or provide a vocabulary to express whatever it is believed Evangelion is doing with its own "hands".
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Postby imprimatur13 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:24 pm

While sleep-deprived and looking over the FGC last night, I noticed something about Ritsuko's hand in this cut.

This is, of course, yet another hand shot. The interesting thing about this one, is what it represents. Here, Ritsuko is raising a hand against Tokita and his characterization of the Eva as a "hysterical woman".

Now, Ritsuko's hand here looks quite rough from work. Doesn't look like she moisturizes often, or takes any particular care to her hand's appearance. Perhaps, this is supposed to represent that she rejects traditional femininity and its passive ideal. She's assuming a more "masculine" role, which is why she's raising her hand as an act of "rebellion" against Tokita's male dominance? Does this make any sense?

I ask, because now that I've slept, it still seems to work for me...
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