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by Shinji Ikari Expy
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: If Mari and Asuka are/were Gay. . .
Replies: 149
Views: 28829

Re: If Mari and Asuka are/were Gay. . .

I agree with the above post, which is why I don't feel strongly either way about Mari. She is there mainly for comic relief and to move the plot along at certain points, e.g. taking Asuka's place in the Zeruel fight. She's funny and irreverent, sometimes borders on Mary Sue-ish, but not obnoxiously ...
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Did Anno Seek to Undermine Rei with Rebuild?
Replies: 22
Views: 4359

Re: Did Anno Seek to Undermine Rei with Rebuild?

Ironically, Rei Q highlights the individuality of the Rei that Shinji and the audience knew in the first two movies. Rei II cannot, as she says, be replaced — she's an individual with a distinct personality shaped by her experiences in Tokyo-3. The fact that her replacement in Q is so different is d...
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: FLCL: Seasons 2 and 3
Replies: 113
Views: 14228

Re: FLCL: Seasons 2 and 3

I've been watching the dub of the latest season on Adult Swim and I'm not especially impressed. I was ready to accept that it wouldn't be as good as the original but I told myself I'd try to enjoy the ride anyway. But this new season makes me realize how important Naota was to the chemistry of the s...
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Does Shinji deserve all the hate?
Replies: 34
Views: 4409

Re: Does Shinji deserve all the hate?

Re: Shinji's supposed wimpiness, I think most fans are remembering the first episode and EoE — which is understandable, but it kind of skews your perception. In Ep 1, he's wrestling not only with fear but resentment of his father, who is asking him to do something incredibly dangerous years after ab...
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Darling in the Franxx (Studio Trigger)
Replies: 397
Views: 22894

Re: Darling in the Franxx (Studio Trigger)

I'm going to keep watching to see what happens, but here's my first impression of Ep 15: it was really disappointing. I found the concept of the show intriguing at first, but it's just taken a turn into melodrama and anime cliches. I can't tell you exactly what I was expecting, but I was hoping for ...
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: Rebuild-specific References/Homages/Etc.
Replies: 74
Views: 93443

Re: Rebuild-specific References/Homages/Etc.

Not sure if this is a direct reference, but in the flashback scenes of Darling in the Franxx , the characters are all wearing hospital gowns and chokers, similar to what Shinji was given to wear at the beginning of 3.0. https://i.imgur.com/aq3gSah.png https://i.imgur.com/V8R3oML.png The characters i...
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Personal Status After Rebuild
Replies: 14
Views: 1820

Re: Personal Status After Rebuild

I've thought about the doing the same thing, but honestly — we're all going to be digesting the final movie (and NTE as a whole) for awhile. Just like every other Eva ending, 3.0+1.0 is going to be a) difficult to understand, requiring multiple viewings to fully comprehend the information available ...
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Grand unifying theory of Evangelion: Gendo the Janitor
Replies: 11
Views: 1258

Re: Grand unifying theory of Evangelion: Gendo the Janitor

^^Best answer. There is no way Gendo had no training in the sciences, or else he wouldn't have any idea how to lead a team of bioengineers and technicians. It is ridiculous to say 32 is "too old" to be in graduate school — 32 is actually the average age of grad students in the US. Fuyutski...
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Evangelion Final [SPOILERS]
Topic: Who will die in Final.
Replies: 198
Views: 41426

Re: Who will die in Final.

CT's multi-thread meltdown is depressing but compelling, like Evangelion itself. Very meta. CT, you have a little bit of Anno in you. CT: No one understands my shitposts. Gob: You never understood ours, either. CT: I thought this was supposed to be a forum without flaming...without trolling. Gob: Be...
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Rewatching the Rebuilds, and my thoughts
Replies: 73
Views: 8091

Re: Rewatching the Rebuilds, and my thoughts

So the only believable and intellectually honest ending is for Shinji to become a cliched comic book supervillain? Suffering emotional pain and alienation does not turn people into villainous mass murderers; this is a silly, overused trope in anime and superhero movies. When I say "satisfying e...
by Shinji Ikari Expy
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Rewatching the Rebuilds, and my thoughts
Replies: 73
Views: 8091

Re: Rewatching the Rebuilds, and my thoughts

Like many fans of the original series, I hated 3.0 when I first watched it. After seeing it a few times, I still find it painful to watch, but I have to admit it's a good movie. I've spent more time thinking and reflecting on 3.0 (and the closing events of 2.0) than on any other part of the franchis...
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: 17
Views: 2025

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: 3024

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: 78
Views: 7258

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: 78
Views: 7258

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: 34
Views: 4409

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: 34
Views: 4409

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: 734

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: Music You Associate With Eva and Eva Characters
Replies: 872
Views: 35453

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: 30
Views: 4149

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.

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