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by CommanderFish
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: How Evangelion Gets Away With Being Terrible
Replies: 44
Views: 2500

Re: How Evangelion Gets Away With Being Terrible

A single explanation can generate hundreds of interpretations. Human interactions are a fixed value of 0 and 1,they can be every value in between and can be read in many ways. Maybe I should have used "extensively documented" instead of "fully explained" to better explain what I...
by CommanderFish
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: How Evangelion Gets Away With Being Terrible
Replies: 44
Views: 2500

Re: How Evangelion Gets Away With Being Terrible

I really disagree with this. As one of the regular posters here points out, NGE was often guilty of telling us its point instead of showing, e.g. Shinji's conversations with his subconscious self on the traincar. EoE actually tells you the point it's trying to make through Yui's monologue at the en...
by CommanderFish
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: How Evangelion Gets Away With Being Terrible
Replies: 44
Views: 2500

Re: How Evangelion Gets Away With Being Terrible

I am not dismissing his claim that NTE isn't as good as NGE. I'm only challenging his logic getting there. I don't think NTE is as good as NGE either. Okay, that makes much more sense to me. Sorry for misinterpreting. But that doesn't keep NTE from being good or even impressive in its own right. I ...
by CommanderFish
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Make me feel better about Evangelion.
Replies: 19
Views: 410

Re: Make me feel better about Evangelion.

Depressed Corn Man wrote:But really though let's focus on the happy parts of NGE itt.

How about this: what do you consider the happy parts of NGE?
by CommanderFish
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: How Evangelion Gets Away With Being Terrible
Replies: 44
Views: 2500

Re: How Evangelion Gets Away With Being Terrible

Yeah, I saw DD's videos, and they're only slightly better than this. His claims still lack the proper context of both the series, the movies, and the other titles he compares them to. He'll claim that it wasn't the multiple characters and short duration that made NTE "fail" in character d...
by CommanderFish
Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Make me feel better about Evangelion.
Replies: 19
Views: 410

Re: So I watched the series and EoE a few days ago, and I really shouldn't have.

Evangelion (and particularly The End of Evangelion) is beautiful to me because it presents us with all the absolute worst, most horrifying, most depressing things that we can experience in life and says that despite all of that, it's still a life worth living. Whenever I get down, I try to remember ...
by CommanderFish
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Evangelion Final [SPOILERS]
Topic: Evangelion's site and Facebook/Twitter covers updated with new images - First teases of Shin Eva
Replies: 176
Views: 13225

Re: Evangelion's site and Facebook/Twitter covers updated with new images - First teases of Shin Eva

Re: "After that"/"The End" -- the former is indeed referring to "continuation", so the simplest interpretation IMO is that this is just telling us what we already know, that 3+1 is both a continuation (following on from 3.0) and the ending (final entry). Oh that's with...
by CommanderFish
Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Evangelion Final [SPOILERS]
Topic: Evangelion's site and Facebook/Twitter covers updated with new images - First teases of Shin Eva
Replies: 176
Views: 13225

Re: Evangelion's site and Facebook/Twitter covers updated with new images - First teases of Shin Eva

^^ Must be crazy to go through something like that. Like Evangelion's destiny is finally being fulfilled, or something. :tongue: Also, about the poster itself: I find it interesting that the words "NOT" and "ANTI" are very alike, while the phrases "After that" and "...
by CommanderFish
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: If Evangelion had a clearer approach, would it lose its charm?
Replies: 15
Views: 547

Re: If Evangelion had a clearer approach, would it lose its charm?

^Very good points here.

Also, if Evangelion had a clearer approach, I'm guessing about half the threads in this section ("Evangelion Discussion") wouldn't even exist.
by CommanderFish
Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Netflix's Death Note Live Action Adaptation
Replies: 75
Views: 2487

Re: Netflix's Death Note Live Action Adaptation

Nonsense. The show never once addresses the moral issues of a Death Note in any real fashion. But I never said that it addresses moral issues. I said that it demonstrates how power can corrupt. I didn't say anything regarding the discussion of morals. Light STARTS the show as a crazed sociopath who...
by CommanderFish
Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Netflix's Death Note Live Action Adaptation
Replies: 75
Views: 2487

Re: Netflix's Death Note Live Action Adaptation

Just like the subpar show, the movie jumps over the most interesting concept of the Death Note - how would a book with this power corrupt someone The show definitely addresses this, but from what I can gather it just didn't do it enough for you. Which I can understand. But it was still my main take...
by CommanderFish
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Rebuild Instrumentality Theory
Replies: 24
Views: 1217

Re: Rebuild Instrumentality Theory

1.0-2.0 is Shinji's "dream" during 3rd Impact (Retribution), seemingly ended by Kaworu in 2.0 but actually ended by Asuka during Eva 01's awakening at the beginning of 3.0. Shinji 2.0 is reborn when Shinji 3.0 is retrieved from space, connecting Shinji's dream with reality. This is why he...
by CommanderFish
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Rebuild Instrumentality Theory
Replies: 24
Views: 1217

Re: Rebuild Instrumentality Theory

Unit-01 is heavily implied to be one of the four Adams in NTE. Unit-13 as well. For 13, they skip the "imply" part and just flat-out state it. :tongue: In other words, I've seriously got to re-watch the Rebuilds. Regardless, I like the idea of all the excess LCL being linked to the Chambe...
by CommanderFish
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Rebuild Instrumentality Theory
Replies: 24
Views: 1217

Re: Rebuild Instrumentality Theory

All of the Impacts in the new films seem to involve an Adam and a portal opening up to another space. I'm following you on everything else except for this. I can understand how the first two involve Adam, but how does Near-3I? And how exactly does 4I? (unless you're talking about Kaworu, in this ca...
by CommanderFish
Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Rebuild Instrumentality Theory
Replies: 24
Views: 1217

Re: Rebuild Instrumentality Theory

So serious question: is this just for fun, or are you serious enough about these ideas to be able to think of anything that would convince you to drop them? The falsfiability that I mentioned. I realize that "fan theories" usually amount to "wild speculation" and never aspire fo...
by CommanderFish
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Rebuild Instrumentality Theory
Replies: 24
Views: 1217

Re: Rebuild Instrumentality Theory

Why would Shinji create the kind of reality shown in the movies? Tons of stuff has absolutely nothing to do with Shinji's happiness levels. You don't need to make Angels explode into LCL, add three Adams, invent the Spear of Cassius, change Lilith's mask, etc etc etc in order to find happiness -- w...
by CommanderFish
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Rebuild Instrumentality Theory
Replies: 24
Views: 1217

Re: Rebuild Instrumentality Theory

As for the previous Evangelion, many people took what I made as 'entertainment' and turned it into a 'target of dependence.' I wanted to take responsibility for those people becoming impudent. I wanted to bring the work back to the level of entertainment. However, I’ve started to pull back from tha...
by CommanderFish
Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Rebuild Instrumentality Theory
Replies: 24
Views: 1217

Re: Rebuild Instrumentality Theory

In a sense, Anno might be using Shinji's neverending Instumentality purgatory as a metaphor for his fanbase, whom he must know has been similarly "stuck" in an endless cycle of theories, alternate fanfic endings, etc. ever since the original series ended 20 years ago. Yeah, this is basica...
by CommanderFish
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Rebuild Instrumentality Theory
Replies: 24
Views: 1217

Rebuild Instrumentality Theory

Alright, I've been sitting on this theory for quite a while now, so I may as well share it. What if the Rebuild films actually take place within a reality constructed by Shinji during Instrumentality? Certainly this idea has been brought up in some fashion during the many years of discussion these f...
by CommanderFish
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 465
Views: 29616

Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now

pwhodges#864937 wrote:Of course, FLCL blows the Scott Pilgrim film out of the water.

It's really amazing how much they packed into just six episodes. I already want to re-watch it!

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