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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: 390

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: 44
Views: 2468

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: 44
Views: 2468

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: 44
Views: 2468

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: 285
Views: 6592

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: 540

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: 542

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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