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by Quiddity [ANF]
Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Is Evangelion Flawed?
Replies: 211
Views: 56013

I should point out that the Angels are much more important than they are almost always given credit for being. That is to say, they are indispensible, even if their individual appearances could have been "scripted" better. The way I see it, sacrificing a couple of the Angels and the devel...
by Quiddity [ANF]
Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Is Evangelion Flawed?
Replies: 211
Views: 56013

Is Evangelion flawed? Certainly. There's no doubt about it. While Eva is better than 95% of the stuff out there, its certainly far from perfect and has its points that drive me absolutely nutz at times. The show starts off great, falls into a rut for a little while, hits its climax, then crashes...
by Quiddity [ANF]
Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Terminal Dogma: Essays on Neon Genesis Evangelion
Replies: 92
Views: 45126

Working on my 'eva influences' essay, maybe you guys can help me with a few things... -Any thought out there whether the use of classical music in Eva (Beethoven's Ode to Joy or whatever its official name is, Bach's Air II, etc...) was influenced by 2001 A Space Odyssey's...
by Quiddity [ANF]
Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Terminal Dogma: Essays on Neon Genesis Evangelion
Replies: 92
Views: 45126

That would certainly be interesting to do. Not only what influenced Evangelion, but what it in turn influenced. You can also adress the issues of creativity of narrative works. There is that huge argument of creativity and originality. I would very much like to see you restructure your arguments in...
by Quiddity [ANF]
Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Terminal Dogma: Essays on Neon Genesis Evangelion
Replies: 92
Views: 45126

Very interesting, perhaps I'll submit something myself (already have plenty of stuff on Eva Monkey's site http://www.evageeks.org/ANF-Archive/images/-tongue.gif ). An article on Eva's influences would definately be something interesting to write about, especially if it gives such...
by Quiddity [ANF]
Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:48 am
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Gendo At His Desk
Replies: 59
Views: 35685

Quiddity abandoned that site and domain name earlier this year. The Ideon stuff that used to be there is now at shin-getter.net, but I have no idea if or where the rest was re-hosted. Not abandoned. The host pulled the plug. I still have all the content from all the sites, but have no host for them...
by Quiddity [ANF]
Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:19 pm
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Eva fans, your thoughts on RahXephon
Replies: 86
Views: 40646

I'm not suggesting that it is, and if you read my original posts you will see that I believe the manner in which Anno takes such a wide range of diverse ideas and puts them together is original. Can you explain in more detail why you think the manner Anno brings these cliches together makes Eva...
by Quiddity [ANF]
Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Eva fans, your thoughts on RahXephon
Replies: 86
Views: 40646

The manner in which these ideas are presented and the style that Anno uses is original, not the ideas themselves. What manner though? If you take that as granted though, you must adjust your grade scale appropriately. I wouldn't give anything developed in the last hundred years a grade above &#...
by Quiddity [ANF]
Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Eva fans, your thoughts on RahXephon
Replies: 86
Views: 40646

[quote="MDWigs "][B]I think Eva is very original, just not in the way in which you describe. I think Production I.G's Yoshiki Sakurai sums it up best. I don't think it's very fair to say that Eva rates a grade of F on the originality scale. Eva's originality comes with the ...
by Quiddity [ANF]
Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Eva fans, your thoughts on RahXephon
Replies: 86
Views: 40646

I just finished Rah myself and i think the key difference betweens the two is NGE was the pioneer. The level of originality is what put NGE in the front of the list of "Anime u GOTTA watch". Wha? Time to become familiar with anime history :p If Evangelion has to be graded on originality, ...
by Quiddity [ANF]
Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Are any of you following Ideon?
Replies: 52
Views: 26366

Btw I noticed on the shinn getter site you said your fav animes are Eva + Ideon, prefer Eva to Escaflowne these days? No. Esca is better than Eva. Better written, better music, the story and character development is handled better, I prefer it on almost all counts. Eva trumps it in terms of discuss...
by Quiddity [ANF]
Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Are any of you following Ideon?
Replies: 52
Views: 26366

I was in general reffering to the old tape fansub, I don't know much about it other than they subbed most of the names wrong (Baff Clan). I don't really remember saying it was a poor translation, but either way, our version wil lbe better . Speaking of Quid, you should update your p...
by Quiddity [ANF]
Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Are any of you following Ideon?
Replies: 52
Views: 26366

It doesn't effect the series.It only takes place in the film. They start talking about Instrumentality in Eva as early as episode 2. Remember? Again that only emerges in EoE. Me thinks you need to watch Eva again if you think those things are only relevent in the movies. The Robot having a shie...
by Quiddity [ANF]
Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Are any of you following Ideon?
Replies: 52
Views: 26366

Instrumentality is directly from Ideon and you say it doesn't effect most of the series? C'mon! Many of the shows key points - mechas with souls, Ideon/Unit 01 as the key to everyone's plans, AT field, the need for kids to pilot the mecha, all were done in Ideon. Thats not grasping at st...
by Quiddity [ANF]
Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Are any of you following Ideon?
Replies: 52
Views: 26366

Ah, Ideon talk makes Quiddity happy. Yes, episode 34 makes a pretty blatant observation about the true nature of the Ide although they have made some passing references to it earlier (end of ep 27 for example). And that is... SPOILER! (highlight to read):That the Ide is in fact the e...
by Quiddity [ANF]
Mon Feb 04, 2008 12:59 am
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: First Evangelion Experience
Replies: 57
Views: 13998

I'm poking fun at Quiddity's obsession that Evangelion is unoriginal and that Gundam, XenoGear, etc are all more original. He's written essays on how unoriginal Eva is. While Gundam is, I've never claimed that Xenogears is more original than Eva, only better written than Eva. Xenoge...
by Quiddity [ANF]
Mon Feb 04, 2008 12:56 am
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: First Evangelion Experience
Replies: 57
Views: 13998

I first heard of Eva back in the late summer of 1999 when I first got an internet connection at home. At the time I was extremely obsessed with the videogame Xenogears, and I occasionally heard of this 'Project Eva' thing first thinking it was another videogame. Not being an anime fan at the...
by Quiddity [ANF]
Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:48 am
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Similarities between NGE and Gunbuster.
Replies: 38
Views: 8790

Misato saying 'Okaerinasai(Welcome Home)' a number of times early in Eva seems to be a homage to Gunbuster, atleast at the end of episode 4. 'Welcome Home' is of course the message Noriko and Amano find as they return to Earth at the very end of Gunbuster. And in turn you cou...
by Quiddity [ANF]
Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:42 am
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Evangelion/Gunbuster Comparisons & Preference
Replies: 75
Views: 16182

Quiddity, may I ask how you would have handled the final two episodes of Eva if you were the director and the circumstances were the same (= the studio has virtually no money, very little time and your original script is censored to hell)? I wouldn't have gotten myself in that situation...
by Quiddity [ANF]
Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:41 am
Forum: AnimeNation Archive
Topic: Evangelion/Gunbuster Comparisons & Preference
Replies: 75
Views: 16182

No to mention Angel fights take on average probably 2 minutes or less. Most of the episode is the characters interacting while they find a way to beat it, or wait for it to arrive. Yes, the Angel fights themselves tend to be short outside of eps 18 and 19, but they spend a considerable amount of ti...

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