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by Reichu
Mon May 21, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: [Film] James Cameron's Avatar
Replies: 408
Views: 35686

Re: [Film] James Cameron's Avatar

If a conlanger using an umlaut to distinguish one of the vowels of the Na'vi language offends you, I think you might just be looking for things to be outraged by.
by Reichu
Sat May 12, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: Eva 01 themed shinkansen train
Replies: 22
Views: 5288

Re: Eva 01 themed shinkansen train

Alas, the train being a lady is a translation liberty, as I mention at the start. (Normally I would attempt to be more upstanding and avoid this kind of liberty, but as soon as I saw it was a letter to an Eva-01 train I decided I was going to have fun. :devil: Between the Eva-01 motif and the conven...
by Reichu
Fri May 11, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: Eva 01 themed shinkansen train
Replies: 22
Views: 5288

Re: Eva 01 themed shinkansen train

Well given his hatred of otaku in the past, I just assumed he hadn't taken that dive. Color me mildly surprised. Criticism of others is often strongest when it's something personal like this. Anno went through a period where he recognized the shortcomings of the otaku identity and "lifestyle&q...
by Reichu
Fri May 11, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: Eva 01 themed shinkansen train
Replies: 22
Views: 5288

Re: Eva 01 themed shinkansen train

DarkBluePhoenix#878292 wrote:^ That is absolutely adorable. Is Anno turning into an otaku?

Turning into? He's always been one. :tongue: (Check out the manga and/or anime version of Insufficient Direction if you can -- Moyoco lays her husband's nerdy proclivities bare in the cutest way imaginable.)
by Reichu
Fri May 11, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: Eva 01 themed shinkansen train
Replies: 22
Views: 5288

Re: Eva 01 themed shinkansen train

This tweet pertains to the end of the Eva Bullet Train. Here's a transcription and a translation. I don't guarantee it's 100%, but it should be mostly correct. I took the liberty of making the train a lady on account of the letter being addressed to the train as if it were a person. (As far as I ca...
by Reichu
Wed May 09, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Shamshel's Gender
Replies: 26
Views: 919

Re: Shamshel's Gender

Adam is referred to as a human in episode 8. Lilith is called a human in episode 26'. The Angels and Evas are explicitly called "human" as well on more than one occasion. The "what's a human?" topic has come up several times before, so if it's something that interests you, the se...
by Reichu
Wed May 09, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Shamshel's Gender
Replies: 26
Views: 919

Re: Shamshel's Gender

That first sentence seems paradoxical in nature. An engineered species is by definition its own, separate species. Whether they were designed to reproduce hermaphroditicly, which is the most likely case (snip) It's not paradoxical. I was quite specific: they exist outside that paradigm because they...
by Reichu
Wed May 09, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Shamshel's Gender
Replies: 26
Views: 919

Re: Shamshel's Gender

Kaworu refers to both as being "mothers", but that's a classical way of defining just about anything symbolically as being the source of a given progeny. The Earth can hardly be said to have a biological sex, yet it is referred to as Mother Earth. The same can be said about Mother Nature....
by Reichu
Wed May 09, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Lilith and the MP Evas' "Fusion"
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Lilith and the MP Evas' "Fusion"

That does make sense, though now I'm just confused as to how that was intended to play into their interaction with Unit-01. You mean, how does Eva-01 not easily overwhelm them? Yui seems to want Instrumentality to happen, so perhaps to an extent she is subjugating herself. Did SEELE somehow expect ...
by Reichu
Wed May 09, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Lilith and the MP Evas' "Fusion"
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Lilith and the MP Evas' "Fusion"

Yeah, the MP Evas generate ATFs, therefore have souls. ---- I could never figure out a real in-universe justification for this happening either. The "real" answer is probably a boring Doylist one -- it happens because (presumably) Anno liked the visual. Repulsive effigies of Rei require no...
by Reichu
Tue May 08, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: 2K vs 4K or "Is It Really Going To Be That Different?"
Replies: 12
Views: 243

Re: 2K vs 4K or "Is It Really Going To Be That Different?"

Humans not being able to perceive these more advanced resolutions won't be a hindrance. TV manufacturers will just team up with cybernetics companies. You won't believe the level of detail you can see in our flat screens... after you upgrade your eyeballs to the latest model, that is. Soon enough TV...
by Reichu
Tue May 08, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Evangelion Final [SPOILERS]
Topic: Evangelion Official Social Media - Biding Time to Shin Eva
Replies: 560
Views: 47091

Re: Evangelion's site and Facebook/Twitter covers updated with new images - First teases of Shin Eva

AdamMalkovitch#878167 wrote:At the risk of Reichu's wrath

Did "keep it on topic" need to be both bold and red? *smacks A.M. upside the head* If you have the initiative to anticipate out loud that you're crossing something a mod said, you have the initiative to waddle over to Off Topic and gripe about 4K there.
by Reichu
Tue May 08, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: What did you expect going into the show?
Replies: 9
Views: 483

Re: Who else...

Just for the future, thread titles should be descriptive and give you a good idea of the topic and contents. The original thread title, "Who else...", leaves a bit to be desired on this front, and is basically clickbait, so I'm fixing it. Re: "Rebuild", my best understanding is t...
by Reichu
Tue May 08, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Evangelion Final [SPOILERS]
Topic: Evangelion Official Social Media - Biding Time to Shin Eva
Replies: 560
Views: 47091

Re: Evangelion's site and Facebook/Twitter covers updated with new images - First teases of Shin Eva

If it's going to be in 4K, we'll know about it when it's time.

I'm retitling the thread to better reflect its actual use. Let's keep it on topic please.
by Reichu
Mon May 07, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: Quick question about OST III
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Quick question about OST III

pwhodges: In those cases where the information is on our wiki, it's preferable to link to that, since wikia copied the full site at one point. Looks like wikia even neutered the original FMttM listing. (I replaced the link in your post with the local version.)
by Reichu
Sun May 06, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: NGE2: First Ancestral Race and Seeds of Life
Replies: 230
Views: 86265

Re: NGE2: First Ancestral Race and Seeds of Life

I've wondered about the exact logic of putting Adam into stasis instead of something that would have actually made sense, like, well, giving one of the Seeds a chance to get off the planet. What's the point of wasting one of a mere seven Seeds for billions upon billions of years? What's the end game...
by Reichu
Sun May 06, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: So was Ritsuko REALLY off her rockers in EOE?
Replies: 28
Views: 1199

Re: So was Ritsuko REALLY off her rockers in EOE?

the MAGI in HERV HQ were mentioned to be unique. I assume you're thinking of this? HYUGA: They've destroyed everything else, why don't they just nuke us and get it over with?! AOBA: If we weren't sitting on top of the original MAGI system, they probably would have. HYUGA: They probably need it in a...
by Reichu
Sat May 05, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Mark .09, Adams Vessel, Unit 13, and the stolen AAA WUNDER
Replies: 68
Views: 1915

Re: Mark .09, Adams Vessel, Unit 13, and the stolen AAA WUNDER

The cut dialogue has Fuyu calling her "experimental prototype #6" . Even if treated as canon, I don't know if this really tells us anything useful -- I don't think we know what "kind" of Rei the one from the first two movies was. I suppose if Asuka can identify Rei Q by sight as...
by Reichu
Sat May 05, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: (Accidental) Gnostic Parallels in Evangelion
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: (Accidental) Gnostic Parallels in Evangelion

Its worth pointing out Gnosticism and Kabbalah have a close relationship, as do most wester mystic traditions. I would definitely pin any resemblance between NGE and Gnosticism to this. I never even got that far in my Gnostic research, but the memetic overlap with Kabbalism was "reach out and ...

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