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by TheCarkolum
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: First cross-shaped "awakening" of the EVA-02
Replies: 1
Views: 135

First cross-shaped "awakening" of the EVA-02

Something that always bugged me in the first part of EoE is the "mechanics" of the awakenings of the EVAS. EVA-02, for example. He activates himself in the lake... or not? Because eventually he enters Berserk mode, which make me guess that the first time he doesn't activate himself, but As...
by TheCarkolum
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: What You Did NOT Like About Evangelion
Replies: 621
Views: 60802

Re: What You Did NOT Like About Evangelion

I think you should watch episode 16 again. I did. What point are you trying to make? In that episode we don't see anything new about Shinji's childhood. He was abandoned with a bag, that's it. You mean we see a young Shinji in the train? Yeah, we see Rei and even Asuka in EoE too (and Tōji as well)...
by TheCarkolum
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: What You Did NOT Like About Evangelion
Replies: 621
Views: 60802

Re: What You Did NOT Like About Evangelion

I think the idea is that Gendo was sending Shinji to live with his teacher. Which is why he had a bag. That's why the trauma was inside the train: Because, while in the station, he was still with Gendo. He was only alone after he was in the train. But, he seems to have somewhat repressed the actual...
by TheCarkolum
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: What You Did NOT Like About Evangelion
Replies: 621
Views: 60802

Re: What You Did NOT Like About Evangelion

His father abandoned him at a train station That would explain something , but all I see is Shinji with a bag. That implies he was left in a train station? Maybe Gendo was like: "Shinji, pack your shit and get out". I mean, why is Shinji crying if his father is leaving from the train stat...
by TheCarkolum
Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Rick and Morty
Replies: 51
Views: 11411

Re: Rick and Morty

I was talking with a friend who felt that the way The Rickshank Redemption handled the divorce of Beth and Jerry was done poorly, even if he felt it was time for it to come eventually. I could see where he came from, but considering how much the show subverts expectations, I'd wait to see how it pl...
by TheCarkolum
Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Hollywood's "Ghost in the Shell"
Replies: 730
Views: 41357

Re: Hollywood's "Ghost in the Shell"

What you've said is exactly why I don't expect them to live up to the original. I don't want to experience franchise bias. I don't want to put them side by side and judge them. You said it turns a good product into a mediocre product. Why can't I just enjoy the good product AND the better product, ...
by TheCarkolum
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: What You Did NOT Like About Evangelion
Replies: 621
Views: 60802

Re: What You Did NOT Like About Evangelion

The train sequences make sense just fine to me. I don't see how what Reichu says contradicts what I said; they really go hand in hand. Trains are linked to Shinji's insecurities, and therefore becomes the setting of his personal hell. Oh, I see. I thought you were giving another different interpret...
by TheCarkolum
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Moments where you hated characters you usually like
Replies: 117
Views: 14291

Re: Moments where you hated characters you usually like

I think what TheCarkolum may be referring to what is known as the public face as people normally have a face they show the public which is Asuka's not so nice ego face and her private face which shows after she kisses Shinji and it goes wrong where she breaking down and vulnerable and going why did...
by TheCarkolum
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: What You Did NOT Like About Evangelion
Replies: 621
Views: 60802

Re: What You Did NOT Like About Evangelion

@TheCarkolum I see. Perhaps, instead of "non-human", we might say that the common thread, is being confronted with the presence of the "other". And that both your and my interpretations are two aspects of that? By the way, that picture, which episode is it from? It's from my &qu...
by TheCarkolum
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: What You Did NOT Like About Evangelion
Replies: 621
Views: 60802

Re: What You Did NOT Like About Evangelion

I always thought it was more of a... primordial thing (like the sea of nutrients from which life evolved). Specifically, those scenes during 3I in EoE, where Shinji is with Rei, and Kaworu, that it symbolized a sort of recreation of life. Or perhaps, of... Not isolation, but just of being alone wit...
by TheCarkolum
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Moments where you hated characters you usually like
Replies: 117
Views: 14291

Re: Moments where you hated characters you usually like

Surely a character is defined by their personality? A character is defined by what it does through the show. And bear in mind Asuka does not always do things that matches her real being, her true personality. Her cunt personality can be a little distracting, but I love the character anyways. Don't ...
by TheCarkolum
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Moments where you hated characters you usually like
Replies: 117
Views: 14291

Re: Moments where you hated characters you usually like

Shinji in EoE and Ritsuko for being emo mode because Gendo doesn't give a fuck abouth her (girl, it's Gendo...).
by TheCarkolum
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: "Anno intended Rei to be creepy"
Replies: 182
Views: 26191

Re: "Anno intended Rei to be creepy"

She's not quite human. She is an imitation. A doll . Coupled with that is overall her lack of agency and emotion, her willingness to do as ordered, and her disregard for self-preservation. It's as if she lacks a soul or her own. She is a human. She has a human soul, Lilith's, therefore is human. Th...
by TheCarkolum
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: What You Did NOT Like About Evangelion
Replies: 621
Views: 60802

Re: What You Did NOT Like About Evangelion

Well, yeah. There's so much to complain in episode 20. But the train sequence is, as we told before, a motif. The beach one is better, in my opinion, for several reasons. First, it has a purpose along the series, and it never loses it. You know, the human reality, in contrast with when we are inside...
by TheCarkolum
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: "Anno intended Rei to be creepy"
Replies: 182
Views: 26191

Re: "Anno intended Rei to be creepy"

Rei is not only creepy, but a hundred more feelings at the same time. It's perfect.
by TheCarkolum
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: What You Did NOT Like About Evangelion
Replies: 621
Views: 60802

Re: What You Did NOT Like About Evangelion

How many times is overused? I'm pretty sure you can count the number of train sequences used in the original series on one hand. In episode 20 is used at least 3 times, so pretty sure one hand won't be enough. Again, it's overused because most of the times it's not needed, it's used just because it...
by TheCarkolum
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: What You Did NOT Like About Evangelion
Replies: 621
Views: 60802

Re: What You Did NOT Like About Evangelion

Trains are burned into Shinji's psyche because they're inextricably linked to the memory of being abandoned by his father. Far from "pretentious", it's smart use of a motif. I'm not against that idea as much as its execution. I mean, it's overused and a lot of times is pointless, which ma...
by TheCarkolum
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Why NECESSARILY do the last 3 angels have those appearances?
Replies: 10
Views: 381

Re: Why NECESSARILY do the last 3 angels have those appearances?

Specifically the question is why sacrificing the design of two angels to express a vague symbolism of Christianity, to me does not make sense. But they are not sacrificing anything. Their designs are maybe the best of all. In fact, the symbolism doesn't even bother or matter. So, I don't see any pr...
by TheCarkolum
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Did Evangelion really run out of budget?
Replies: 12
Views: 564

Re: Did Evangelion really run out of budget?

Well, just because something is commonly accepted, does not mean it's true. I know. In fact, the "Unlimited Budget Works" is a joke to emphasize that, maybe the rumor became overbloated, but I still think that they got a high budget compared to other shows. First of all, Karas is not a TV...
by TheCarkolum
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Did Evangelion really run out of budget?
Replies: 12
Views: 564

Re: Did Evangelion really run out of budget?

Sources? Mmm actually it's hard to provide factual sources because usually they don't release official numbers, but it's commonly accepted that Ufotable, for example, as a big studio that it is, tend to expend large amounts of money in their projects. Look at this in the Crunchyroll website: http://...

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