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by LeoXiao
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: What would Evangelion be without Shinji?
Replies: 14
Views: 645

Re: What would Evangelion be without Shinji?

I imagine Rei could serve as a pretty decent main character in lieu of Shinji, but they'd have to rework a huge number of things (Kaworu would probably be the major foil/love interest for Rei here) and it'd go from "quintessential postmodern bildungsroman" to "surprisingly introcate a...
by LeoXiao
Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Which languages do you speak?
Replies: 22
Views: 986

Re: Which languages do you speak?

Aside from English, I know Mandarin Chinese and used to have decent German. I can still understand it but I can't really hold more than a basic conversation without momentarily forgetting what the words for even common abstract words like "realize" or "miss" are. I don't find Jap...
by LeoXiao
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Halloween 2017 Evageeks!
Replies: 13
Views: 463

Re: Happy Halloween 2017 Evageeks!

I hope to get to the library and get some writing done...but I'm still wasting away at home.
by LeoXiao
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Kaworu's Upbringing?
Replies: 16
Views: 750

Re: Kaworu's Upbringing?

Kaworu was probanly raised by some of SEELE's guys similarly to Rei in the sense that he was born--artififcally--not to be human but to serve as an instrument in a sacred mission. As a detail, the fact that that he refers to others as "you Lilin" shows that he is aware of and agrees with t...
by LeoXiao
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Rei's Fate
Replies: 1
Views: 260

Re: Rei's Fate

"Realistically," I don't think there's much evidence Rei can come back because she was Lilith and Lilith pretty much died so that everyone else had the chance to be reborn. It's similar to how Kaworu was the final product of Adam. Episodes 24 and 26' seems to have made their deaths pretty ...
by LeoXiao
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Is there any anime with better characters than NGE?
Replies: 12
Views: 935

Re: Is there any anime with better characters than NGE?

I wouldn't say that NGE has better characters. In fact the characters are actually rather typical. Where NGE shines is in how it portrays them on various and multifaceted levels.
by LeoXiao
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Who cooks better: Asuka or Rei
Replies: 37
Views: 2177

Re: Who cooks better: Asuka or Rei

Rei would be the better cook because she'd actually take the time to read the cookbook whereas Asuka would spend that time complaining about why she has to cook.
by LeoXiao
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Watching Eva in other languages
Replies: 29
Views: 5028

Re: Watching Eva in other languages

I found the Chinese (Mandarin) dub. It was cool to see how some of the things were translated, but what I really disliked was how all the female voices sounded the same and Gendo sounded...not like Gendo.
by LeoXiao
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Will Eva become dated, or will it become more relevant with time?
Replies: 12
Views: 1216

Re: Will Eva become dated, or will it become more relevant with time?

Honestly I think the themes and story in NGE won't get old--there are more than a few classic works that share similar ideas--but the presentation might become very dated in the eyes of a future audience. Stylistic choices, the art, the setting, the light-hearted bits and fanservice, things that we ...
by LeoXiao
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Watching Eva in other languages
Replies: 29
Views: 5028

Re: Watching Eva in other languages

I've always wanted to see NGE with the German or Chinese dubs, just to increase my vocabulary in those languages. But the quality is not good at all.
by LeoXiao
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Who is the EVA character you feel most sorry for?
Replies: 80
Views: 5589

Re: Who is the EVA character you feel most sorry for?

Rei is the most tragic. All the other female characters are either indifferent to or hate her for reasons that are almost completely beyond her control. By contrast, Rei doesn't demonstrate any malice in the series; even in EoE when she rejects Gendo's plan, her going to Shinji isn't a rebellion, bu...
by LeoXiao
Sat Dec 26, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: The headcanon thread
Replies: 216
Views: 28531

Re: The headcanon thread

Gendo is actually a good guy, or has good intentions. His extremely hard work and brief expressions of regret point to an insanely focused man who is trying his best to do his best. It's just that he's a flawed human being and has so much pressure on him to not fail that he makes mistakes, which are...
by LeoXiao
Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: FML general thread [7]
Replies: 1989
Views: 137850

My old laptop ran Windows 7 very nicely and played most of the games I liked on decent settings. It was a solid machine and everything about it worked nicely except for the microphone which would fail on occasion. After 4 years it got very slow (most likely due to HDD getting old) and I repl...
by LeoXiao
Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: EGF's House of Lonely Hearts
Replies: 1231
Views: 70248

Compiling_Autumn#804626 wrote:the new social trend is to ignore people and hope that they get the hint. The internet has made it so that some have the luxury of being spineless. Your only option is to move on.

Yes, very much so. There's a good article on this.
by LeoXiao
Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: EGF's House of Lonely Hearts
Replies: 1231
Views: 70248

I don't know why you felt it necessary to apologize for a simple greeting. Would you have done it if it was anyone else? If not, then the apology was not only unnecessary but probably came across as clingy.
by LeoXiao
Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: Fandom Area
Topic: Another Flash Parody
Replies: 2
Views: 1743

"I don't need another flash parody, so I took it and THREW IT ON THE GROUND!!! MAAAAAN!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKn-lk27QaI
by LeoXiao
Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: Related Works & People
Topic: Anno interview by Russia: Anime has about 5 years left
Replies: 42
Views: 10994

What Anno is saying is that Eva has kept anime alive for twenty years and now someone else needs to stop adapting galges and produce something worth debating every minute aspect of. That's probably also why he made 3.33 suck, so that people would't continue thinking that the industry will fo...
by LeoXiao
Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? 2H15 to 1H16
Replies: 919
Views: 91464

Started watching Kare Kano a few weeks ago. Interesting show, they really cut corners on the animation budget though.
by LeoXiao
Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: The Fanfiction portrayal of Gendo
Replies: 39
Views: 7022

The issue isn't that Gendo is portrayed as a chessmaster (he clearly is meant to be one in canon), but that his thought processes are usually depicted in an overly mechanical way. People who are really good at things, especially psychological skills, usually don't think about them co...
by LeoXiao
Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Ever had a change of heart?
Replies: 40
Views: 4957

After reevaluating the meaning and virtues of masculinity, my respect for Gendo has increased.

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