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by barnett
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 797
Views: 65141

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

Is anybody watching Bananafish? It seems like the only new anime of this season worth watching for me, but I'm busy with Monster right now, and it's gonna take a while.. .
by barnett
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Favourite piece from the Eva OSTs?
Replies: 38
Views: 1916

Re: Favourite piece from the Eva OSTs?

Hot take: the best song in Eva is Soul's Refrain (I never liked the overblown gospel-like coda of KsT).
by barnett
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Darling in the Franxx (Studio Trigger)
Replies: 397
Views: 23164

Re: Darling in the Franxx (Studio Trigger)

I finished to binge-watch DitF recently. I had it on my radar for months but I prefer to wait for series to be over before watching them. Anyway, I entered the show with low expectations but quite curious, needless to say it was a frustrating experience. First, I had no particular issue with the &qu...
by barnett
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Favourite piece from the Eva OSTs?
Replies: 38
Views: 1916

Re: Favourite piece from the Eva OSTs?

I'd say Robe des Champs from the second Rebuild movie right now (it's the soundtrack used when Kaji tells Shinji about Misato and her presence to the impact). Short but incredibly powerful and beautiful - and originally used in Kare Kano. Very close to that track I'd put Thanatosand 閉塞の拡大 from EoE.
by barnett
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Fanfiction
Topic: Is there any good NGE fanfic?
Replies: 70
Views: 23201

Re: Is there any good NGE fanfic?

@amitakartok sorry for the late reply. I feel like others have already answered with objections similar to the ones I would have made. it's maybe a bit tricky, because Bagheera mentioned some ground rules that some (me included) can feel """objective""" for writing &quo...
by barnett
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Fanfiction
Topic: Is there any good NGE fanfic?
Replies: 70
Views: 23201

Re: Is there any good NGE fanfic?

I discovered this thread only after the last post and found it very interesting as I completely agree with Bagheera's first post. I'd love to read more EVA fanfic but I could not care less about AU, crossovers, or time travels. Over-exposition is also the other common problem I found in so many stor...
by barnett
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Favorite crazy Evangelion theories
Replies: 478
Views: 64401

Re: Favorite crazy Evangelion theories

It doesn't seem that crazy to me.
by barnett
Wed May 30, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: What did you expect going into the show?
Replies: 12
Views: 1687

Re: What did you expect going into the show?

That's the best way. I discovered in TV years ago (starting from the second episode), and at the time I did not have internet at home. No spoilers, no reviews, no binge watching: an unadulterated experience.
What a rollercoaster it was!
by barnett
Thu May 10, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 797
Views: 65141

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

I'm halfway through Box of Goblins . Very intriguing, but also quite convoluted. The characters talk A LOT* and the show is full of references to Japanese culture and language like Mushishi and Bakemonogatari, it's not particularly easy to follow. Overall it is definitely a series with lots of perso...
by barnett
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: Evangelion References and Homages
Replies: 896
Views: 283440

Re: Evangelion References and Homages

That was brilliant :D
by barnett
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Debate the quality of Rebuild here. [2]
Replies: 802
Views: 202211

Re: Debate the quality of Rebuild here. [2]

I think is quite an overreach to say that somehow Misato had any real role in Shinji's decision at the end of the second rebuild movie - probably he didn't even hear her. I think that scene wants to tell you more about Misato (and highlight the cruel irony of Shinji's choice) than about what Shinji ...
by barnett
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Was emo Shinji becoming AN HERO in 25'?
Replies: 98
Views: 21634

Re: 3.33 Tonal Shift

Staff Edit: tangent moved here from: post/875970/333-Tonal-Shift/#875970

@AGCT It's absolutely clear that he didn't try to drown himself at the beginning of EoE. It was sweat.
by barnett
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Last Movie You Watched
Replies: 1556
Views: 128334

Re: Last Movie You Watched

I watched Annihilation too yesterday, really enjoyed it. I think Garland did a good work in adapting what was the first part of Vandermeer's trilogy in one coherent movie, with its own ending. The movie got progressively better - the final act is amazing - and Barrow's (Portishead) work for the soun...
by barnett
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Evangelion Final [SPOILERS]
Topic: Will Anno Try To Top The "Hospital Room Scene"? Can Anything Be As Messed Up?
Replies: 66
Views: 8192

Re: Will Anno Try To Top The "Hospital Room Scene"? Can Anything Be As Messed Up?

Yeah that sounds quite realistic in the context of the NTE, definitely tamer than NGE
by barnett
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Does Sadamoto Ship Rei or Asuka?
Replies: 121
Views: 15911

Re: Does Sadamoto ship Shinji and Asuka?

I always got the feeling that Sadamoto never truly "got" the gist of Anno's story. I find the ending of the manga quite awful. Overall I appreciate only his artwork (often stupendous), Kaji's backstory, and the scene with Ritsuko trying to strangling Rei, quite violent and unexpected, but ...
by barnett
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Shinji's last words in Ep. 21
Replies: 4
Views: 1093

Shinji's last words in Ep. 21

At the end of the episode Shinji sees Misato crying in the kitchen, as she just learned of Kaji's fate. It is implied that Shinji did not listen to Kaji's message, as he is showed listening to the SDAT and stopping only when he hears Misato's cry (this would open another question, when and how he kn...
by barnett
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Introduction, Toxicity of AsuShin and other things
Replies: 228
Views: 16119

Re: Introduction, Toxicity of AsuShin and other things

Or maybe Anno sees that the relation between the two has been meaningfully fleshed out in NGE+EoE, and that NTE is an occasion to try something new.
It seems more likely to me.
by barnett
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Evangelion Final [SPOILERS]
Topic: Stuff that you would like to see in Evangelion 3.0+1.0
Replies: 186
Views: 32557

Re: Stuff that you would like to see in Evangelion 3.0+1.0

I'd like to experience the same feelings of fear, depression, and wonder that I felt the first time I saw the fight-less mid-part of Q, and also that sense of anything-is-possible-at-this-point present in EoE.

and after that, a 12 episode show on the events of the time skip asd
by barnett
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Are the Failures of Infinity alive?
Replies: 34
Views: 3447

Re: Are the Failures of Infinity alive?

well the movies nowhere say or even imply that the Evas have a soul.
by barnett
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Some questions regarding the nature of Rei's soul
Replies: 29
Views: 2237

Re: Some questions regarding the nature of Rei's soul

@Reichu, how do you relate your argument to Naoko's attempt to salvage Yui? Do you think Rei had already "emerged" by then?

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