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by Shinji Ikari Expy
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Am I alone in having a love hate relationship with Elfen Lied?
Replies: 10
Views: 257

Re: Am I alone in having a love hate relationship with Elfen Lied?

Elfen Lied was a pretty cool horror anime that influenced Stranger Things (much better show imo). It's more style than substance, I guess, but I still found it entertaining. A lot more than I can say for than all the shows I've attempted to watch and then dropped.

I consider it a guilty pleasure.
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Shikinami or Soryu relationship with Shinji ?
Replies: 42
Views: 1469

Re: Shikinami or Soryu relationship with Shinji ?

Soryu seems closer to Shinji and more likely to have a relationship with him. Whether this a good idea is a separate topic that has gotten plenty of debate here. Shikinami in Q seemed so much more mature than Shinji. Maybe she's not exactly a 28-year-old, but she seemed like an adult who prioritized...
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: If Shinji commits suicide...
Replies: 60
Views: 1701

Re: If Shinji commits suicide...

In Q, I was thinking more about Shinji running off with the Ayanami type after Misato told him Wille would protect him if he stayed in their custody. The audience understands that Shinji is simply confused — and so does the leadership at Wille, probably — but would everyone else be as understanding?...
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: If Shinji commits suicide...
Replies: 60
Views: 1701

Re: If Shinji commits suicide...

It would be incredibly silly for the last movie to end with Shinji killing himself. It's obvious that Anno has a redemptive ending in mind; the question is, how will he do it? But I don't blame some of you who are despairing about this. I have similar feelings about it. I can't see how Anno & Co...
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Does Shinji deserve all the hate?
Replies: 23
Views: 762

Re: Does Shinji deserve all the hate?

And then this weird projection thing, people don’t like Shinji because he represents the part of themselves they hate! (Reading to much into the show?) when I think a more likely explanation is people simply don’t relate or don’t like his qualities. I was talking more about the kinds of viewers who...
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Does Shinji deserve all the hate?
Replies: 23
Views: 762

Re: Does Shinji deserve all the hate?

In my experience, Shinji's harshest critics aren't fans, but people who watched the show once and disliked it, or were lukewarm about it. If you don't like Shinji, it's going to be hard to like Evangelion because it's all about him. I think most fans relate to him but also find him frustrating. I of...
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Ayanami and Autism
Replies: 8
Views: 259

Re: Ayanami and Autism

I'm gonna say no, although it sometimes seems that way. At risk of oversimplifying a spectrum of disorders — autistic people have lots of trouble with social cues. Things like intonation, subtle changes in phrasing and body language — things that might provide hints about another person's mood or in...
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: What songs would you best suit to an Eva character?
Replies: 131
Views: 23918

Re: What songs would you best suit to an Eva character?

This fits Shinji, I guess, but it could apply to the entire cast: Simon & Garfunkel - I Am a Rock https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKlSVNxLB-A I build walls a fortress deep and mighty that none may penetrate I have no need of friendship friendship causes pain its laughter and its loving I disdain...
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: What would Rei be like with a little more personality?
Replies: 28
Views: 1934

Re: What would Rei be like with a little more personality?

I hate it when people think being introverted means having "no personality." Still waters run deep. Rei (at least in NGE) is a good example of this.
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Make me feel better about Evangelion.
Replies: 19
Views: 1105

Re: Make me feel better about Evangelion.

Watch FLCL if you haven't seen it already (or just re-watch it). It'll make you feel better.

The show is a comedy that makes fun of the mecha genre, including Evangelion, and has a very Shinji-like protagonist. It's very well-done and has a happy ending, too.
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: How Evangelion Gets Away With Being Terrible
Replies: 57
Views: 4425

Re: How Evangelion Gets Away With Being Terrible

Okay, that makes much more sense to me. Sorry for misinterpreting. Well, see, this is kind of the problem (for me, anyways). NTE lays this all out, while NGE more often leaves things like this open to interpretation, which makes it a much more emotionally and intellectually stimulating work as a wh...
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: How Evangelion Gets Away With Being Terrible
Replies: 57
Views: 4425

Re: How Evangelion Gets Away With Being Terrible

I get that NTE doesn't have the time or format to develop everyone's backstories, and I don't think they should have tried. But it's impossible not to compare the movies to the original, even if it's apples and oranges, and think "gosh, they explained that so much better in the original." ...
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: How Evangelion Gets Away With Being Terrible
Replies: 57
Views: 4425

Re: How Evangelion Gets Away With Being Terrible

At risk of falling into the "my opinion is superior" mindset that Gendo's Papa ranted about (I'm probably falling into it but hear me out) — the reactions to 3.0 make me feel like a lot of these Youtube Eva critics are just full of it. The fact that so many critics dismiss a movie series t...
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: C.T.1290 versus Asuka. Examining the good and bad.
Replies: 359
Views: 16176

Re: C.T.1290 versus Asuka. Examining the good and bad.

You're entitled to dislike a character. But a lot of things you've written about her just aren't true — things along the lines of "Asuka is incapable of caring about anyone but herself," "Asuka never gives Shinji a break," etc. — based on the information we're given in the show. ...
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: If Evangelion had a clearer approach, would it lose its charm?
Replies: 15
Views: 1026

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

Don't confuse complexity with unclear writing. Evangelion has plenty of both. It's complex in many ways — in terms of themes, characterization and plot. This is what makes it such a great series because you can re-watch it many times over and notice something new each time. But there are parts of th...
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: What would the EVA characters be like now?
Replies: 13
Views: 1010

Re: What would the EVA characters be like now?

The adult characters have certain parallels with Shinji that could give us a few hints about his development. Gendo's last words in EoE hint that Shinji will grow up to be like him if he doesn't stop closing himself off from other people. Kaji is kind of role model for Shinji -- a well-adjusted adul...

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