stillborn wrote: You speak my toughts with much greater eloquence than my frothing frustration could ever produce. I would tell you to keep up the fight but i don't want to burden you with breaking walls with your head :P
I've been through a lot! Later I put the full theory for you see.
pwhodges wrote: There are plenty of places where this is strongly disputed - here for one.
I was being very specific of the comments be about the spin off. However, the first mention that it was Shinji's subconscious desires that awakened the Eva and destroyed the world and that he was being punished for speaking some nonsense in a moment of anger born here. In other places where Q was commented most people neither gave themselves the trouble to ask the mechanics of the impact. The verdict was simpler: Shinji is the only culprit.
In the case of the original theme of Sakura and Mari and the guilt of Shinji I think it depends on the official version that Nerv and Seele told the public. I think they put all the blame on the pilot and exempted the Evas from any guilt. The Evas would still be needed to fight the last two angels. Shinji was absorbed and therefore was not more important. So do the math: Eva is an innocent machine and the pilot is the trigger of evil, when in fact Eva is an armed bomb waiting to explode and it has always been this way.
one-eyed wrote: I always question everything.
pwhodges wrote: You make it sound as if you think there's no one else who does.
Again, I was being specific. I was comparing myself to Shinji: he never questioned the how and why of the impacts, simply accepted blindly that it was all his fault and his sin. If the much less dramatic situation of the car incident that I mentioned before had happened what would be your verdict? Was he guilty or a victim? What would have been his sin? What punishment would this "monster" deserve? Do you still think he deserves punishment?
Guy Nacks wrote: IS HE TRYING TO TELL US THAT THE RELEASE OF 3.0 + 1.0 IS CLOSER THAN IT APPEARS??????
joseki wrote: What Anno wrote is pretty much "here's a selfie I took while I was researching material for 3.0+1.0".
I doubt it. I think he sensed that he made a stupid comment after Shin Godzilla. When he was invited to direct and write the project he acted correctly and valued himself by saying that he was totally absorbed in the fourth film. After the release he began to say that he was afraid to accept, that he was afraid of not being up to the task, that he was depressed again and wanted to give up the last film in the series. That touched Eva fans, but it must have driven away several investors, especially after saying that Anime will end. He backpedaled on that last statement and must have regretted the other claims because he should know that not many people like to fund and work with a bipolar diva.