Aaron Clark (Eva Monkey) article in Otaku USA (Feb '14 issue

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 The Eva Monkey » Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:22 pm

View Original PostNuclear Lunchbox wrote:It should say, "Exclusive interview: Aaron Clark". :lol:

I wish I was that important.

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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:07 pm

I'm curious about how these things work: Does us buying the magazine contribute to the payment you see? Or is there just a set amount of money you get for writing the article?

I might stop by Barnes and Noble sometime next week to check it out since things are busy with Thanksgiving this week. How long will it be on newstands for?
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Postby The Eva Monkey » Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:15 pm

I got paid per word, which really isn't a bad deal. I got something in print, and I got paid for it. In my book, that's a win win.

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Postby AR-99 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:04 pm

View Original PostSailor Star Dust wrote:I'm curious about how these things work: Does us buying the magazine contribute to the payment you see? Or is there just a set amount of money you get for writing the article?

Aaron's fee doesn't change no matter how many issues sell is my understanding. If he had written a book it would be different.

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Postby ElMariachi » Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:14 am

Although if this issue sells well, that could incite Otaku USA to call him again to write other articles! ;)
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Postby AR-99 » Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:38 am

Feedback on the article would probably influence the staff more. I asked OP for his opinion on it.

*Still waiting...*

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Postby v3g4n » Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:37 am

おめでとう
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:44 pm

Just read my copy of Monkey's review in Feb 2014 Otaku USA. :asuka_thumbsup:

I definitely agree that 3.0 feels more like a continuation of EoE than 2.0, though I've so far enjoyed 3.0 and NME overall.

2 sentences in the review felt as if they were edited or condensed for space (the sentences that began with "One day prior to its theatrical release" and "To the excitement of fans", respectively), but that could have been a reading comprehension issue on my part.

I think it's a balanced review to read for anybody on the fence about watching 3.0--as long as they don't mind a major spoiler reveal. :wink:
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Postby The Eva Monkey » Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:59 pm

View Original PostSailor Star Dust wrote:2 sentences in the review felt as if they were edited or condensed for space (the sentences that began with "One day prior to its theatrical release"...

GAH. I rewrote that several times. It looks like the last time I revised it I failed to mention that the opening was released to the public. That's going to bug the shit out of me.

Surprisingly, I think my article was completely unedited. They moved things around, chose a highlight quote, and broke it up with some headings, but the content is almost entirely as I wrote it. I was hoping for some feedback or for them to direct me in the final draft, but no, they pretty much took it as is. Not sure if it's just how things work, or if time was a factor.

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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:13 pm

Maybe it was a mix of both? Still, that's nice to know they didn't edit any of your writing.
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Postby Rei IV » Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:18 pm

It's disappointing that it wasn't a critique of the film because, as much as I love the film, I'm fascinated with what nay sayers and detractors have to say of the film and their less than receptive views. Their reasons, IMHO, are often legitimate and understandable. Would've been nice to see Q get ripped into shreds, because that is what Eva does best: Polarize audiences!

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Postby The Eva Monkey » Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:17 am

View Original PostRei IV wrote:It's disappointing that it wasn't a critique of the film

And I'm hoping to do that. But this was supposed to be a feature, about the film as opposed to a review or critique. Reviews are what I'm more used to writing, and I feel there's a lot to be said, even if I'm just regurgitating feelings I have that others have already put to words.

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Re: Aaron Clark (Eva Monkey) article in Otaku USA (Feb '14 issue

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Postby The Eva Monkey » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:46 pm

It's been a good long while since both of my Eva 3.0 articles have run in Otaku USA Magazine, so I've archived them on my site, just in case anyone is interested in reading them:

Feature from the February 2014 issue:
http://www.evamonkey.com/writings/clark ... t-redo.php

Review from the June 2016 issue:
http://www.evamonkey.com/writings/clark ... t-redo.php

And, just a quick FYI, I didn't write the titles, taglines, or section headers, that was editorial.


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