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by PenPen4life
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Significance of the fans surrounding Kaji and Misato?
Replies: 6
Views: 1802

Re: Significance of the fans surrounding Kaji and Misato?

Specualtion ofc, but i'll give it a shot: Misato depends on Kaji's validation for motivation. When he dies she is unable to do anything and cnnsequently doesn't really do anything when she clearly needed to intervene with Asuka, who in turn Shinji relies on for validation rendering him insecure. Whe...
by PenPen4life
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Why was Shinji strangling Asuka at the end of EoE?
Replies: 377
Views: 133381

Re: Why was Shinji strangling Asuka at the end of EoE?

The strangulation scene strangely mirrors the first Angel battle in Ep 2. Unit 01 sits atop the Angel, pinning it to the ground. The angel reaches up and literally embraces Unit 01. The AT field is destroyed. Similarly, Shinji sits atop Asuka in EoE, pinning her to the ground. Asuka reaches up and ...
by PenPen4life
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Why must Asuka be "the best" pilot?
Replies: 4
Views: 1059

Re: Why must Asuka be "the best" pilot?

when your guardians give you the impression ur worthless, you may end up doing everything you can to prove them wrong. Worthless implies you're at the bottom of the food chain, so the logical opposite of this is being at the top. So Asuka wants to be at the top, "the best".
by PenPen4life
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: NGE as a metaphor for Revelation
Replies: 40
Views: 9828

Re: 13 thesis on the symbolism of Evangelion

Mr. Tines#885103 wrote:Yes; it's the punchline of the play Huis Clos ("No Exit").
yee that was the one.
by PenPen4life
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: NGE as a metaphor for Revelation
Replies: 40
Views: 9828

Re: 13 thesis on the symbolism of Evangelion

Mr. Tines#885060 wrote:I hope this was slow enough ==> :slowpoke:

You're asking a question of someone who was banned from the forum 7½ years ago.
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Sartre's famous quote "Hell is other people."

Didn't he make a play about that? i recall reading it in english class
by PenPen4life
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: The Tree of Life Significance
Replies: 22
Views: 1839

Re: The Tree of Life Significance

Reichu#885013 wrote:Let's get back on topic, shall we?

Aight aight.

Trees have wood lead to colorful life(leaves/fruit) at the top. An upside down tree has colorful life lead to wood at the top. Seele's sucking the color out of everything. Definitely not fans of Splatoon.
by PenPen4life
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: NGE as a metaphor for Revelation
Replies: 40
Views: 9828

Re: 13 thesis on the symbolism of Evangelion

Maybe. It's not cool to be a Christian in most niches of the entertainment industry, so I guess most people just keep it to themselves, but it shows in their work. Yes, I'm sure Anno was showing his closet christianhood when he had the protagonist reject a world state that Seele aspired to as heave...
by PenPen4life
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Debate the quality of Rebuild here. [2]
Replies: 826
Views: 212788

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

The first Matrix was satisfying despite being incomplete. The sequels were disappointing despite being complete. All of the things that complete the narrative in the sequels were considered by audiences to be boring and tedious. Which would indicate that the payoffs were badly executed or badly wri...
by PenPen4life
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: The Tree of Life Significance
Replies: 22
Views: 1839

Re: The Tree of Life Significance

Mr. Tines#884971 wrote:That's kind of meant to be its selling point, you know.

Just because I pitch something as pleasant doesn't mean it'll be pleasant in practice
by PenPen4life
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Does Asuka see Shinji as her Senpai?
Replies: 18
Views: 3499

Re: Does Asuka see Shinji as her Senpai?

I too kick senpai in the head and drag him across the desert.
by PenPen4life
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Debate the quality of Rebuild here. [2]
Replies: 826
Views: 212788

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

Yours was a needlessly combative post; please try to be rather more relaxed about things. Also >prequels does make a rather large and controversial assumption. aight. And huh? The star wars prequels being prequels is an assumption? I'm not stating that we should either. I'm just asking if the exper...
by PenPen4life
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: The Tree of Life Significance
Replies: 22
Views: 1839

Re: The Tree of Life Significance

I really have to wonder if Instrumentality should really be considered anything like heaven, paradise, or Nirvana. I've noticed a lot of people around here seem to have the opinion that HIP happens to be something like this. Honestly, the show and EoE don't make HIP seem all that pleasant of an exp...
by PenPen4life
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Debate the quality of Rebuild here. [2]
Replies: 826
Views: 212788

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

^ The Rebuild however doesn't make NGE "worse" (if you think they are bad) No idea why you're bringing the prequels into this or what point you're responding to. No one said anything about them being made worse, what I said was that as rebuild borrows many of it;s narrative elements from ...
by PenPen4life
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Current view of the Rebuild series and last movie expectations
Replies: 55
Views: 3803

Re: Current view of the Rebuild series and last movie expectations

Though I don't know if that's the absolute priority in the show, how believable it is. I think a real world 14 year old , seeing those monsters would star vomiting from shock and pass out. When I first so it as a ..15 year old I definitely thought the 14 year old pilot thing is a stretch. The real ...
by PenPen4life
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Debate the quality of Rebuild here. [2]
Replies: 826
Views: 212788

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

How so? Simply put, every story consists of parts and if you build off the stories they themselves can become parts of another story rendering them "incomplete". I can look at a scene from a trailer and say it's part of a story or treat it as it's own story. A story is never "complet...
by PenPen4life
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Debate the quality of Rebuild here. [2]
Replies: 826
Views: 212788

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

Lemme just get to the point here. I think what you're attempting to argue for here is that a story be at least complete before it can be considered good. Am I right? Because the Matrix provides a microcosm of reasons why that way of thinking isn't always correct. Yeah this whole "matrix wasn't...
by PenPen4life
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Debate the quality of Rebuild here. [2]
Replies: 826
Views: 212788

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

To be more specific, it's about how the first Matrix movie sets up threads and themes that it doesn't pay off within that first film. Ahhhh. So you're arguing we should factor in stories that haven't been told yet into our opinions of a published story? Yeah, that makes zero sense. If the next film...
by PenPen4life
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: The Tree of Life Significance
Replies: 22
Views: 1839

Re: The Tree of Life Significance

There are indeed still people who claim Evangelion is Christian propaganda. Those people are ridiculously wrong, but still. JHWH is generally considered otherworldly in the sense that He is an eternal entity, one without beginning and end, who is considered omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent, a...
by PenPen4life
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Debate the quality of Rebuild here. [2]
Replies: 826
Views: 212788

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

Let me ask you a question. Which is the better film, the first Matrix movie, or either of the Matrix sequels? (Also, I think you might mean "set-up without payoffs," right?) Let me ask you a better question. This is relevant, how? We're discussing rebuild not the matrix. If you want to us...
by PenPen4life
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Current view of the Rebuild series and last movie expectations
Replies: 55
Views: 3803

Re: Current view of the Rebuild series and last movie expectations

I'm open to the idea of the angels being narrative significant without NGE(I'd appreciate if you could cite links or time stamps for some of the examples you're referencing), however they are narratively significant, then this is rendered moot: Sure they still had questions like "what are the a...

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