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by SaltyJoe
Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: Video Games and Gaming
Topic: Video games that jumped the shark
Replies: 77
Views: 7933

The Tomb Raider series is still in flight over the shark since it took off with the fourth game. Oh, and on the subject of female gaming icons: i'm surprised no one mentioned Metroid yet. I never played with any of the games, but it seems to be a common opinion that Other M was some sort of fran...
by SaltyJoe
Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Shinji Character Analysis (2.0/3.0)
Replies: 1366
Views: 165928

CyberXIII#592911 wrote:why else would he get into EVA-01?


The answer wrote:for his father to actually acknowledge him for once in his life.

For fuck's sake, Shinji himself states it in 2.0.

At any rate, Shinji unknowingly emulating Gendo is not his fault, but a cumulative effect of his flaws he needs to overcome.
by SaltyJoe
Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Translation of Evangelion: 3.0
Replies: 522
Views: 279130

We can do that for the OEDUB version . By the way, Seele00TextOnly and I were talking in IRC about how the shogi match appears to never actually start -- it's just Fuyutsuki and Shinji setting up pieces. As a result 00:55:19 {Fuyutsuki} You'll lose in another thirty-one turns. seems off. I ...
by SaltyJoe
Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Camrips Discussion Thread
Replies: 308
Views: 54633

Better reply late than never: You sure that's not intentional dissonance fully intended to be very disturbing? Probably, and it actually starts earlier then the final scene. Shinji's facial expression when he pushes against the wall of his Plug as Kaworu is about to blow is ridiculous. Anno&...
by SaltyJoe
Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Shinji Character Analysis (2.0/3.0)
Replies: 1366
Views: 165928

They had Sakura run tests, but she found nothing of that sort, so... Given their track record with Angelic infection*, better safe than sorry is probably a part of their policy. *Asuka's left eye glows the same shade of blue that could be seen on both the Ninth and the Twelfth (and she refe...
by SaltyJoe
Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Shinji Character Analysis (2.0/3.0)
Replies: 1366
Views: 165928

^ Probably right. They tagged his feet in a way that made it seem like they are uncertain of his identity, and if you look closely, you can see those same Angel contamination pillars found in Asuka's quarantine room (from 2.22) when we see Shinji being retrieved(?).
by SaltyJoe
Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Thoughts about Mari
Replies: 546
Views: 111978

Fanwank time: the woman is related to both Asuka and Mari, in the way Big Boss is related to both Solid Snake and Liquid Snake. She was the genetic donor for both the Shikinami and the Makinami series. Asuka and Mari are genetically engineered Eva pilots, built with an artificial defect that prevent...
by SaltyJoe
Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Camrips Discussion Thread
Replies: 308
Views: 54633

And the sheer BRUTALITY of the final scene. It hurts so bad. How did no previous synopsis mention the sheer brutality with which Asuka kicks him across the entry plug , the emphasis this puts on the way she just drags him, or how she... his face... ...words fail me. Yeah, the boneshattering cruelty...
by SaltyJoe
Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Shinji Character Analysis (2.0/3.0)
Replies: 1366
Views: 165928

All Shinji got out of his stay at Wille were some threats of bodily harm and a few glaring looks. He, once again, knew nothing about anything at all. He didn't have the slightest of inklings about the state of the world until Kaworu took him sightseeing. He didn't have the foggiest idea abou...
by SaltyJoe
Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Shinji Character Analysis (2.0/3.0)
Replies: 1366
Views: 165928

And that message fails when it's not grounded in reality. If in the magical world of Evangelion people with problems Shinji has can get over them reasonably consistently without therapy than fine, Shinji needs to do that, but the cost of that is that the message is irrelevant to our world, it&#...
by SaltyJoe
Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Shinji Character Analysis (2.0/3.0)
Replies: 1366
Views: 165928

While it's certainly a commendable idea to explore the full spectrum of troubles a character such as Shinji would have to face in life, most fictional works that want to impart some sort of message to their audience have to boil things down to a few basic themes. Evangelion, theatrical or televi...
by SaltyJoe
Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Shinji Character Analysis (2.0/3.0)
Replies: 1366
Views: 165928

Shinji's responsibility towards himself and towards the world at large is to grow up, to develop a mature way of thinking without turning into Gendo. This is what he has been failing at spectacularly so far, and this is what his arc and the narrative as a whole is about. No more, no less. He is ...
by SaltyJoe
Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: [SPOILERS AS FUCK] 2ch Q synopsis prep. for anal devastation
Replies: 1333
Views: 327396

The appropriate reaction

Move over D.E.L.T.A Invasion, we have a new champion crapfic!

And to think i was blind enough to take this crap seriously even for a minute.
by SaltyJoe
Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Q Trailers Thread (was: Q trailer on new Nico Nico)
Replies: 380
Views: 131692

Vulvas are back: Looks like an Eva's eye. Unit-08 awakening? Or it's what's under Asuka's eyepatch OMGtwist? Anyways, i think i pieced together what's going on with Asuka and Mari: 1., Angel shows up 2., Mari sorties 3./a, Asuka butts in before Mari could take off, takes Unit-02...
by SaltyJoe
Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [Music] The Grand Music Discussion Thread [2]
Replies: 1983
Views: 158634

My alternative for "Presidents of the USA" would be Dead Kennedys. The bottom one is JFK, while the top one looks like Robert F. Kennedy ...kinda. Sorta. Can't really make it out. Anyway, here are some findings i did not see mentioned: [URL=http://imgur.com/rvQDM] http://i.imgur.com/rv...
by SaltyJoe
Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Soryu vs. Shikinami
Replies: 201
Views: 59871

@Jornophelanthas: In your comparison of Asuka and Rei, you seem to have skimmed over an important point: though not without it's genuine elements, the relationship between Shinji and Rei is staged, manipulated, by Gendo no less. It could be argued then that Rei trying to connect with Shinji, an...
by SaltyJoe
Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: SF Debris reviews Evangelion 1.11, and gets completely lost
Replies: 84
Views: 19077

I think we all know that NME's raison d'etre of appealing to newbies is a bit of a failure. Is it, though? The ideal new viewer for these movies is Japanese, male, thirteen or older, most likely already exposed to (even if not exactly a fan of) anime and Japanese pop-culture in gene...
by SaltyJoe
Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: SF Debris reviews Evangelion 1.11, and gets completely lost
Replies: 84
Views: 19077

I got T-shirts older than this kid!

Heh, that was a good one.

I have to say that if that if the reviewer's first thought upon seeing Shamshel is cuttlefish instead of flying dong, Eva is just not for him, period.
by SaltyJoe
Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:13 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Evangelion 2.0 CRC: Anno Interview
Replies: 261
Views: 768115

Reading of such squeamishness to show a female form in that of evolved Zeruel being mercilessly attacked on screen while still having what happens to Asuka happen seemed a bit... odd. Perhaps they really didn't have an idea of just how brutal the process and treatment of her injuries would seem...
by SaltyJoe
Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Evangelion 3.0 out November 17
Replies: 150
Views: 41522

Holy shit, a release date. EDIT: Holy shit. Are those things that are flying passed that red shape....Soul crosses like the ones in EoE? ....Is the preview taking place during Instrumentality? If by "red shape" you are referring to this: http://i45.tinypic.com/20iwf3l.jpg To me, that looks...

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