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by CitizenGeek
Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Last Movie You Watched
Replies: 1991
Views: 149391

Vertigo (1953) Very good movie, as to be expected from Hitchcock. That said, it didn't quite live up to the hype. The first hour of the movie just was not very compelling. The twist at the end is fantastic, however. The film explores obsessive love and paranoia in a very effective and i...
by CitizenGeek
Sat Nov 10, 2007 5:07 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Anime Insider's Top 50
Replies: 129
Views: 20270

I'm having a very hard time understanding the number 2 and number 3 positions. I've never seen Porco Rosso, but no one seems to go crazy over it. Millenium Actress is fantastic, but definitely not top 3 material, it's not even Kon's best work.
by CitizenGeek
Sat Nov 10, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Shogouki in Magma Diver
Replies: 74
Views: 10517

Mr. Tines wrote:Plot armour.

Literally.


But, there's no signs of any extra armour, is there? I think it's probably just that Unit01 could go to that depth for a short amount of time.
by CitizenGeek
Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Maya Ibuki
Replies: 151
Views: 29651

...Says the diehard S/K shipper. That's probably a joke, but I'll state once more that I hate "shippings" and "pairings" and fanfiction and doujinshi and even mild things like bad fanart. Just saying that again, in case anyone isn't aware of how much I detest "s...
by CitizenGeek
Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:31 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Yaoi/Shounen-Ai
Replies: 143
Views: 22130

.You're better off just using yaoi for the whole male spectrum like yuri for female (with shoujo-ai being an out-of-fashion weeaboo coinage matching the obsolete shounen-ai). I think it's important to differentiate between yaoi, which can be pornographic, and shoenen-ai which is jus...
by CitizenGeek
Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Thoughts of the Noob. Whole Series. (NO SPOILERS)
Replies: 289
Views: 34090

THE Hal E. Burton 9000 wrote:Though I agree with Brik-kun that in the long run and plot-wise it was not a very important episode.


... Where did BrikHaus say that?

And Shinji runs away in episode 4, running away is a pretty big theme in Eva, I would have thought?
by CitizenGeek
Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Rebuild's dub
Replies: 859
Views: 112498

Even if they make minor changes , they are still changes . Why alter the original? It's pretty much guaranteed that whatever the change will be, it will mess the original, even in a smal degree. Japan and the West are two very different places with two very different languages. It's inevita...
by CitizenGeek
Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Thoughts of the Noob. Whole Series. (NO SPOILERS)
Replies: 289
Views: 34090

BrikHaus wrote:Episode 4 bores the crap out of me. Literally. Whenever I watch it I have this immense urge to use the bathroom.


I love episode 4, actually! It's great! The last scene with the long pause was one of the first times I realized that Evangelion isn't going to be like other anime.
by CitizenGeek
Sat Nov 10, 2007 10:03 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Rebuild's dub
Replies: 859
Views: 112498

Dubs do have a nasty habit of taking things out of the originally intended context. This is generally due to the director wanting to put their own spin on a series. Other reasons include shitty translations and actors. The Eva dub has at various points all of the above in it. Dubs can be done right...
by CitizenGeek
Sat Nov 10, 2007 6:08 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Rebuild's dub
Replies: 859
Views: 112498

This course of action is the only possible road ADV could take if they ever want the English language version of Evangelion to be taken seriously. What are you talking about? Unless you are saying that most anime fans are on the internet (which they aren't) then you are totally wrong in...
by CitizenGeek
Sat Nov 10, 2007 5:50 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Maya Ibuki
Replies: 151
Views: 29651

Sailor Star Dust wrote:That's what I've always thought about Maya, too. That she suffers from Internalized Homophobia, whether or not she realizes she's gay. (Which is partly what Internalized Homophobia can be, anyway.)


I think you are reading far, far, far too much into it.
by CitizenGeek
Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Rebuild: Canon???
Replies: 43
Views: 13323

No, I don't think it can be considered canon for the TV series. It's 'canon' all by itself.
by CitizenGeek
Thu Nov 08, 2007 4:55 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Official Rebuild's GuideBook (Entry File 1.0)
Replies: 127
Views: 41311

I like Lilith's new minimalist mask, but for you, there's still the one on the moon. Yeah, Moon-Lilith (or whatever it turns out to be) looks much cooler! The new mask just takes away from the "Jesus, that's a giant crucified with a spear stabbed into it!!" effect that...
by CitizenGeek
Thu Nov 08, 2007 4:24 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Official MST3K Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 9287

Enlighten me, oh EGF masses: Just what in the hell is MST3K?
by CitizenGeek
Thu Nov 08, 2007 4:23 pm
Forum: Fandom Area
Topic: Recording a Commentary for NGE
Replies: 177
Views: 20795

Bad idea, Jimbo. It has all the potential for a grand disaster if handled even the least bit sloppy. Not to mention that in-jokes and the like would wreck all pretensions of seriousness and throw off a lot of people. Yeah, I think there's great potential for this going horribly wrong - however,...
by CitizenGeek
Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Official Rebuild's GuideBook (Entry File 1.0)
Replies: 127
Views: 41311

I don't like Lilith's new mask. It's not as "cool" as the one it had in the original series and just looks a bit silly, to be honest!
by CitizenGeek
Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:37 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Anime Insider's Top 50
Replies: 129
Views: 20270

Not everyone thinks it should be number one, I can understand that. But I think the majority would believe it deserves a spot somewhere in the top ten. I definitely agree that it should be in the top 10, yes. There is a lot of subtle humor found in the character interactions throughout the series. ...
by CitizenGeek
Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:24 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Yaoi/Shounen-Ai
Replies: 143
Views: 22130

I think this thread should be titled "Yaoi/Shonen-ai", considering most of what's been mentioned here appears to be shoenen-ai, rather than "extreme, graphic, boy-on-boy sex" (which isn't a fitting description for most yaoi, anyway!). Personally, I haven't see...
by CitizenGeek
Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: Live Action Evangelion Movie
Topic: [LAEM] Matt Greenfingers
Replies: 63
Views: 11627

We don't have to go to all the way to bastardized Anime for the answer. Let's say for example, the movie adaptations of "V for Vendetta", and "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen", "The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy", etc. etc. Most people liked those film...
by CitizenGeek
Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:47 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Anime Insider's Top 50
Replies: 129
Views: 20270

There's no way Cowboy Bebop is better than Evangelion, or, indeed, most of the series in that top 10. Cowboy Bebop is outstanding, but it's not as almighty as many suggest. The comedy in the series is often cringe-inducing-ly childish thanks to Ed, it's episodic nature means very few plo...

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