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Postby Blockio » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:00 am

View Original PostJoseki wrote:It was weird.

Sounds like an average dream to me :'D
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Postby HARVEST » Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:13 am

Not my dream and it's an online friend's dream where he was watching the TV series in the English dub, but instead of Spike Spencer voicing Shinji, it was Zooey Deschanel voicing Shinji.
Her acting was apparently amazing and superior to Megumi Ogata.
Plus, Shinji apparently sounded really adorable in this dub.

He also dreamed about both Death and Rebirth and End of Evangelion getting licensed by ADV and getting superior, consistent translations with AWL's role in the dub being voicing Rei and nothing else, the English dub has Zooey Deschanel voice Shinji again.
And we apparently got the Platinum Edition movie DVDs, the Rebuilds were licensed by ADV, we got Blu-Rei and Archival DVD boxes from ADV.
And in his dream, ADV never went bankrupt and never planned the live action Eva film (which is what drove them to bankruptcy in the first place).

Also, Bandai's dub of 5 Centimeters Per Second never existed and Your Name was localized by ADV in this dream.

In his third one, Shinji is a girl with long, slightly curly hair with bangs (essentially an anime Zooey Deschanel) and is voiced in English by (you guessed it) Zooey Deschanel.
Female Shinji was crying cutely and Male Rei (who is essentially a blue-haired Kaworu) comforted her and then they do cute things together.
Said dream was apparently overflowing with cuteness.

And finally, he dreamed about going on a screening for Ballerina (aka. Leap!), that French CGI film that came out last year.
And he saw a trailer for 3.0+1.0 during that screening.
The cinema was filled with kids and their parents (who wanted to watch Ballerina), and Evangelion fans who came just to see the new trailer, since Khara announced that it won't be shown online.
Some of said Eva fans left after the trailer but some stayed to see Leap!.
There were also teenage and young adult couples on movie dates, some just wanted the Eva trailer, some came for Ballerina.
The trailer consisted of clips from 3.33's "next time" preview, cleaned up Until You Come to Me footage, and new footage consisting of Unit 01 coming back, the Rei from 1.11 and 2.22 coming back, and Unit 01 battling alongside Unit 08 + 02.
After that, some Eva fans left the theater but not him, since he really loved Ballerina.
I loved that movie too.
His brain went to recap mode and watched the movie in his dream.
He took his wife with him.
Hearing about this dream reminded me of a time when some Star Wars fans went to other movies just to see trailers for The Phantom Menace then leaving afterwards.
Pretty weird now, huh?

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Postby HARVEST » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:37 pm

I had an Eva dream now.
I was in a group therapy session with my girlfriend, Shinji, Rei, Asuka, and Misato.

It pretty much felt like the therapy sessions I had when I was heavily depressed (thanks to school bullying) as a teenager mixed with EoTV.
I also apparently made good friends with the Children and Misato, especially with Shinji.
And after said dream and getting cured of my depression, well, "Congratulations!" ensued for each of us.

One of the nicest dreams I had in some time.

We were all speaking English in this dream.

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Postby The Divine Emperor » Wed May 02, 2018 10:44 pm

Had a long and complicated one last night, of which only the scene prior to waking I recall. I may have been Rei; the distinction between us was not clear, which is fitting now that I think about it inasmuch the event in question occurred as part of Instrumentality. Anyways, I/Rei was being addressed by Kaworu in a dark tunnel or crypt: he had filled an inverted blue rubber glove with some dark flammable substance, and lit it in on fire, holding it up as a slow-burning torch. Kaworu stated that I/Rei would "be taken somewhere you do not want to go."

This is a clear paraphrase of John 21:18, although its meaning for Rei/myself is unknown on account of my alarm interrupting. (And why a blue rubber glove? The mind boggles.)
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Postby DarkBluePhoenix » Wed May 02, 2018 11:17 pm

^ Or the mind is trying to guide you ^_^

http://us.dreambook.in.ua/son/gloves/ Rubber gloves is down on the list, and seeing as this a thread about dreams, maybe the link can help folks try to unravel the meaning behind them all.
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Postby Ambiant23 » Thu May 03, 2018 1:29 pm

I dont think this one had anything to do with Eva in particular, but it I just have to share it.

So in the dream I was walking downstairs when I saw that our our HDTV was replaced by an old CRT. It turns on by its self then something that felt like Giygas flashes pulsating red lights on of the TV. I have a seizure on the floor then a slit goes through my head and all I feel is what you could imagine child labor would be like if happened on the cranium.

I wake up with a massive head ache.

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Postby ShonHam » Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:11 pm

The closest thing to a dream of Evangelion I've had was moreso an amalgamation of the horror shows I'd been watching beforehand mixed with the end scene from End of Eva. The red ocean was clearly visible from the balcony of my room, it had this subtle scarlet glow that was oddly soothing, but surrounded by essentially nothing but pitch dark, strange figures lumbering around in the cityscape. It was bizarre and kinda chilling if I'm honest.
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Postby ZQFMGB » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:43 pm

I made three dreams about Eva. The first one was me seeing a berserk Eva (can't remember which one, but it was probably Shogouki) roaring and eating an Angel (again, can't remember which one but it was probably Sachiel or Zeruel).
In the second one, I was just behind Gendo during the beginning of ep 5, when Unit 00 went berserk. Oddly, it wasn't one of those dreams where you can't move, it would've fitted the situation after all, but I couldn't stop staring at Unit 00's big creepy red eye... brrr...
And the last one was... hum... imagine a mix-up of the Arael mindrape, EoTV and Instrumentality. It was just after I watched EoE.

So yeah, my Eva dreams are far from being fun... why can't I dream about being Pen Pen ?!
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Postby Reichu » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:26 pm

Just woke up from one of these.

So in the dream, I was on a train or something, and I had access to these books full of insane concept art for the movies. Most of it seemed like Mahiro Maeda's, but there could have been some Okama in there too. They had notes written all over them, and for some reason they were all translated into English. (I remember being simultaneously happy about the translation, and unhappy that the original Japanese was completely edited over.)

There was one page that flat-out explained what the Adams' Vessels (plural) were. They were being conceptualized as a set of six, and the book had them labeled by letters (A thru F) rather than numbers. I definitely remember they were supposed to be vessels for the reborn Lilith. Dream didn't go into why they were called Adams' Vessels if they were intended for Lilith. I guess implication was that the Adams were a part of the whole Lilith resurrection thing from the beginning.

That was pretty cool, but even better was all of these completely nuts concepts, for the timeskip mostly. Vaguely remember these really creepy awakened Lilith ideas where she looks like something out of Wayne Barlowe's Inferno. Distinct among those is an image where Lilith had a face kind of like the (Barlowe-designed) Angel of Death from Hellboy 2. No idea if she had eyes in weird places as well.

During the descent down the main shaft in Q, the walls "initially" had all sorts of stuff on them (that weren't the Failures), serving as a testament to the insanity of the timeskip and maybe even things that happened earlier. Body horror of various kinds. Dissected Eva prototypes. (I remember notes on the artwork pointing out visible circuitry that had become "fused" over time.) Two versions of an Eva series that may or may not have ever been launched, one of them based directly on the original MPs, the other looking a bit like if you created a more cybernetic version of the MPs with some Angel Carrier features. (The latter was referenced by name, but I can't remember what it was. Something like "Pleroma"? A Greek-ish thing starting with P and ending in A?) The drawings very explicitly pointed out that these Evas were to have many more fingers than the regular ones. There were supposed to be some wall displays where their hands were cut into multiple pieces, showing the internal anatomy, and glued down in a sort of exploded view.

Very peculiarly, there was a mounted Asuka torso down there. I have no idea what it was supposed to mean.

There was a drawing in the book that was like an Eva-tized version of a corrupted Quartz from Steven Universe. I guess Beast Mode something or other. I want to say they were considering a Beast Mode for Eva-08, but I honestly don't remember.

Eventually, I was in this room and somebody started projecting the contents of a videotape onto the wall. At first I thought I was seeing animatics for... some alternative envisioning of SOMETHING. The characters had gone to this really cold, dark place, where it was something like Eva-01 being held inside a white cross-shaped casket. The casket breaks open, the Eva comes out and starts transforming. Turns into a bigger, blockier, very super robot mecha sort of thing. Then it's revealed that the Eva has internalized the power of multiple generations of super robot anime into itself, and we are shown every last one of these references via an extremely forced sort of montage.

The dream quickly went downhill from there. No more awesome behind the scenes stuff. Instead it was just watching these visually incoherent, unsubtitled fan films from Spanish-speaking countries. Woke up soon after. *massive shrug*

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Postby DarkBluePhoenix » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:33 pm

^ That's a pretty awesome dream Reichu. Out of the whole dream you described the Asuka torso is the weirdest part to me... not sure why though.
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Postby Melkor » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:08 am

I've had three Evangelion related dreams of note that I can recall. One of them, which I described in a thread I made, is about what happened inbetween the 2.0 and 3.0 movies: post/884426/I-Had-A-Really-Interesting-Dream-About-A-Potential-25-Rebuild-OVA-Movie-That-I-Feel-Like-Sharing/#884426

The second was about a potential scenario for how 3.0+1.0 could end:

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It picks up during what I can only assume is near the end what would be the movie's story. I'll do my best to describe what I can remember and try to piece it together, given that a lot of context is missing. The ending I saw wasn't completely happy or completely tragic, but more along the lines of bittersweet. It starts by showing the end of Final Impact after Shinji has rejected Human Instrumentality, and he's inside some sort of giant red core thing filled with a swirling vortex of souls, and it's floating in the sky beneath the Gates of Guf. Unit 01 and Unit 13 are there as well, floating at opposite sides of the core thing, so I assume they played some part in initiating Final Impact. The core thing is being pulled into the Gates of Guf along with all the Failures of Infinity that were created during Third Impact, and seeing as there's no way for him to get out of the core, Shinji simply resigns himself to his fate of being pulled along with them, satisfied that he at least saved the world by stopping Human Instrumentality.

Asuka then shows up and dives into the core with her EVA in an attempt to save Shinji and pull him out, the whole scenario exactly mirroring what Shinji did at the end of 2.0 to save Rei and pull her out of Zeruel. As she's diving deeper and deeper into the core, Asuka's EVA is ripped apart and destroyed, leaving her to continue on in human form, and as this happens the contamination from Bardiel begins to spread all over her body. Asuka fights through the pain, determined to rescue Shinji, and one of the souls in the vortex she sees is that of Gendo (I guess the vortex contains the souls of the deceased, so I guess Gendo died), and she tells Gendo "You're the whole reason he ended up like this in the first place!", referring to Gendo's treatment of Shinji being what led him to become the person that he was. She eventually manages to make her way to Shinji, whose body is completely white and is just sitting there, much like Rei was inside Zeruel, and she reaches her hand out to him and says "Take my hand idiot!" Surprised to see Asuka there, Shinji grabs her hand and she pulls him out of the core with her, Asuka hugging him the same way Shinji hugged Rei after he pulled her out of Zeruel. After exiting the core, the leftover bits of Bardiel inside Asuka are destroyed, causing massive injuries to her body, and she lands in a pool of LCL on the ground below with Shinji.

As the Gates of Guf are closing, the soul of Rei II takes over as the dominant soul of Unit 01 and ejects Yui from it, after which Unit 01, controlled by the soul of Rei II, and Unit 13, controlled by the soul of Kaworu, are sent into space. Yui, now back in her human body, lands in the pool of LCL below, and as this is happening Rei and Kaworu's voices speak to her, telling her she should return to the ones who love her most rather than continuing to live in a false reality. According to Rei and Kaworu, what Yui did by placing her soul inside Unit 01 was no different than what Shinji did when he caused Near Third Impact by trying to save Rei, their selfish actions hurting the people closest to them and leading to all the grief and suffering that followed. Yui realizes her sin and decides to forget about whatever plan she had for the EVAs, ready to instead just go back to being with those who care about her.

In the next scene Shinji wakes up and finds himself in a hospital room, where he is greeted by Rei Q and Mari, and remembering what happened he asks them where Asuka is. They lead him to another room in the hospital, where Asuka is in critical condition. The damage Asuka's body sustained is severe, and now she is slowly dying. Nothing can save her now, and hearing this Shinji rushes over to her side, distraught and asking her why she went to such lengths to save him if she knew this would happen to her. Shinji apologizes to her repeatedly, saying that it's all his fault why she ended up like this and that she should have just left him, because now it's like he's killed her a second time. Asuka then reaches out towards Shinji and puts her hand on his face in a gentle manner (much like she did after Shinji tried to strangle her on the beach in End of Evangelion) and says "You can't even figure that out? You really are an idiot Shinji." smiling at him as she says this. She tells Shinji that it was her choice to do it, and, and that she doesn't regret it and would do it again if she had to. In her final moments Asuka's usual tsundere personality fades away and she shows a much kinder and softer side to Shinji. As she is dying Asuka asks Shinji to stay by her side, and he does, holding her hand until she finally succumbs to her injuries.

After this Shinji finds himself outside in the courtyard of the hospital by himself, where he remembers Kaworu's final words to him, feeling the same pain after Asuka's death that he felt after Kaworu's. Shinji now finally realizes how stupid and selfish he has really been, and that there were people who cared about him all along, one of them even going so far as to risk their life in the same way he did for Rei just to save him, but now she's dead. Shinji then breaks down into tears and starts crying, resenting the fact that he is only now realizing this when it's already too late. Seeing Shinji on his knees just bawling his eyes out like that was so heartbreaking to watch. Off in the distance, Yui, who is wearing a hospital gown and standing on one of the balconies, recognizes Shinji (at this point Shinji does not know she is back yet), and she walks down to the hospital courtyard to see him.

What follows is a really beautiful and heartfelt moment where Yui just quietly approaches Shinji hugs him. Thinking that it's Rei Q at first, the look on Shinji's face turns to one of pure shock when looks up and he sees that it's his mother Yui hugging him, not sure if what he is seeing is real or if it's a dream. Shinji must have been feeling so many different conflicting emotions in that moment. It sucks that Asuka died, and right as she and Shinji were finally opening up to each other and realizing how much the other meant to them, but at least on the plus side Shinji is now reunited with his mother. Everything then cuts to black, and all you can hear is Yui saying what she said to Shinji in End of Evangelion: "Anywhere can be paradise as long as you have the will to live. After all, you are alive, so you will always have the chance to be happy. As long as the Sun, the Moon, and the Earth exist, everything will be all right."

It then cuts to the next scene and some text appears that says "six years later" and it shows Shinji and Rei Q, who are now both older (both looking to be about 18-20), sitting in the back of a car being driven by Yui. Humanity has started to rebuild after the events of Final Impact, and things have seemingly begun to return to the way they were before. Yui and Shinji have since reconnected with each other, and Rei Q has been living with them, Yui having adopted her as a second child. Shinji now views Rei Q as his sister and Rei Q views Shinji as her brother, and the two have formed a strong sibling bond with each other. Rei Q in turn refers to Yui as "mother" and calls herself Rei Ikari, reflecting the fact that she has become a part of their family. This Rei has begun to develop a unique personality of her own, one distinct from that of the original Rei II, though she still seems a bit socially awkward. Rei also still has Shinji's SDAT, and apparently she has developed a taste for heavy metal music, which I found both odd and hilarious at the same time. Yui then stops the cars at some college campus and Shinji and Rei both get out a few suitcases they have packed, this being their first day of college. Yui tells them that she knows their teacher personally and that they will be alright, and she kisses them both goodbye before leaving.

After Yui leaves, presumably to go to work (wherever that might be now) Shinji and Rei head to their first class of the day and sit down. They are joined by Mari, who sits down next to them and appears to have aged a few years just like they have (I guess the Curse of the Eva was lifted after Final Impact, which is why Shinji, Rei, and Mari are all able to age now) and instead of her usual pigtails she now has her hair down all the way. Shinji and Mari seem to be really good friends, having stayed in contact with each other after the events of Final Impact, and they begin discussing the various nerdy things they're interested in. Next, the teacher finally walks in, and it's revealed to be Fuyutsuki, so I guess he survived the events of Final Impact and has gone back to teaching. I wonder who else survived, since there seems to be no sign of Misato or Ritsuko or any of the other Nerv staff who were a part of Willie. Perhaps teaching the next generation is Fuyutsuki's way of redeeming himself? Fuyutsuki then sees Shinji, Rei, and Mari sitting there together in the classroom, and he's immediately reminded of the time he first saw Yui in his classroom. He smiles and thinks to himself "it seems the end and the beginning really are one and the same". Hopefully this means things will turn out differently for Shinji, Rei, and Mari than they did for Gendo and Yui, and Fuyutsuki won't have to witness history repeat itself.

After this there's a quick montage of some random slice of life stuff that happens in their lives during college. In one shot Shinji is seen visiting Asuka's grave and leaving flowers, in another he and Mari are at some karaoke place singing together on stage, in another Rei seems to have made friends with a group of eccentric girls at the college and shows them a pile of love letters she has received from various boys at the college, feeling flustered and not sure what to do. Next there's a scene of Yui and Rei bonding together while gardening, and Shinji shows up with Mari. Shinji appears to be blushing, which might be a sign that he and Mari have started dating and is nervous about introducing her to Yui. The final shot then pans away to space, showing Unit 01 and Unit 13 in orbit around the Earth, and above Unit 01 is a ghostly representation of Rei II, while above Unit 13 is a ghostly representation of Kaworu (they're not literally there, but metaphorically), and that's where the dream ended. It was pretty cool getting to see how Shinji's life turned out. Shinji has suffered so much, and I'm glad he was able to be happy again and live normal life after reuniting with his mother. I guess the main underlying message behind this ending is that despite what may happen "life will go on." In a weird way, that alternate slice of life future Shinji saw in Episode 26 sort of came true, but in an unexpected way, and Asuka dying really made the whole thing bittersweet. I actually wouldn't mind reading a slice of life manga about Shinji's life after the Rebuilds, just as long as it doesn't do something stupid like making it so that nobody remembers anything about Human Instrumentality or the EVAs like the ending of the manga did, because that would pretty much invalidate all the lessons they learned.


And the last was a really weird one where saw things from Shinji's perspective and actually controlled his actions:

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Throughout the whole dream it was like I was seeing everything through Shinji's eyes. It was so trippy, and the scenery kept changing and altering like an actual dreamscape. Based on the context of what was going on, I can only assume that the events of this dream take place sometime after 3.0 when Shinji is brought back to Willie's home base by Asuka. Shinji refuses to pilot an EVA anymore, so he pretty much just sits around at the base watching from the sidelines. One day Misato, Asuka, and Mari leave for a mission on the Wunder and take their EVAs with them, and Shinji chooses to stay behind at the Willie base and continue moping around. While they are gone though, the Willie based gets attacked by these strange Angel-like creatures that were presumably sent there by Nerv. They all looked exactly like the Diemay Angel, and apparently they were some kind of "artificial" Angels created by Seele/Nerv which they commonly mass-produce and use against Willie in many of their battles. Shinji is the only EVA pilot there at the base (Rei Q was nowhere to be found, so I don't know where she could have gone). The Willie personnel ask Shinji if he will pilot the only EVA on hand at the base, but he refuses. Left with no other choice, the Willie personnel actually begin suiting up to pilot the EVA themselves. They were all adults too, so I guess adults can pilot EVAs too, but the sync rate is weaker the older the pilot is.

The Willie personnel were extremely desperate to even think of resorting to such a move, and Shinji could just see the looks of desperation on their faces. The Willie personnel suiting up know they likely won't win against the Diemay Angels, and that's if they are even lucky enough to sync with the EVA, but the very fact that they are trying anyway because they desperately want to live sparks something in Shinji. Shinji then has a change of heart and agrees to pilot the EVA, so they take him outside the base to this large metal scaffolding which holds a large, bulky, red colored EVA. Although it was red, it was quite different from EVA Unit 2, having a bigger and wider body, and written on the side of it was 07, so my guess is that this EVA is the missing Unit 07 that never showed up in the Rebuild movies. Shinji suits up and gets into the cockpit, and the Willie personnel talk to him over the intercom and tell him that LCL the in this EVA is of a bit different than the kind he has been used to, being much purer and denser, so it might take some time to adjust to. The cockpit then fills with LCL, and I could actually feel it as though I were really there. There was a heavy pressure on my chest as the LCL filled around me, until it eventually forced the air out of my lungs and then it felt like I was breathing in water. For a second I thought I was going to drown, but then the sensation passed and I could breathe normally as though I were surrounded by air.

After this I gain much more control over Shinji's actions, actually controlling him now rather than just watching from inside his head, and as Shinji I launch in the red EVA Unit 07 and begin fighting off the group of Diemay Angels that are attacking the base. Unit 07 takes quite a beating from the Diemay Angels as I get used to piloting it, but luckily the thing is built like a freaking tank and only has a few scratches. It also had the ability to fly and I got up into the air to start attacking the Diemay Angels from above, flying alongside them and shooting at their cores. They go down surprisingly easy, and after killing about half of them the remaining Diemay Angels then morph into a humanoid forms that looked exactly like the white Mass Production EVAs from End of Evangelion. So basically these "artificial" Angels have two forms, one for aerial combat that resembles the Diemay Angel, and one for ground combat that resembles the Mass Production EVAs. It kind of makes me wonder if the Diemay Angel might have had something to do with the creation of the Mass Production EVAs, because looking at a picture of the Diemay Angel it is white just like them and had these gun looking things for arms, which almost seem unnatural, almost like something that was added to it by humans. Perhaps in the Rebuild continuity the Third Angel greatly resembled the Diemay Angel before it was stripped down, and the research obtained from it became the basis for these Mass Production Diemay Angels/EVAs that Seele/Nerv uses against Willie.

The fight continues on the ground where I begin fighting off the rest of the Diemay Angels that morphed into Mass Production EVAs, and one by one I take them all out. Misato, Asuka, and Mari then finally show up with the Wunder, having rushed back when they heard the base was under attack, but by the time they get there the battle is already over, the remains of the Diemay Angels and Mass Production EVA's strewn about everywhere in a bloody mess. They are surprised to see this and ask who it was that fought them off, and the Willie staff at the base all say it was Shinji. At first they don't believe this, but then I exit the cockpit of Unit 07 and reveal that I (Shinji) was the one piloting it. Seeing the looks on their faces as I stood there triumphantly felt so satisfying. After taking out an entire group of Diemay Angels and Mass Production Angels, I had just helped Shinji prove his worth to everyone, and now they would have to show him a little more respect after this. Asuka, being the tsundere that she is, pretends she is not impressed and seems jealous that Shinji was able to use Unit 07 to this extent, because apparently Unit 07 is a very problematic and temperamental EVA that even Asuka has trouble piloting sometimes, as it has been known to occasionally refuse commands from pilots and is even selective about who it allows to syncs up with it. Mari congratulates Shinji for a job well done, and Misato even goes on to apologize to Shinji for how she acted towards him in 3.0. Misato then hugs Shinji (it was a nice warm hug) and says that she is glad to have him back, and the dream ends there.


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