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by Born of Lilith
Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: What You Did NOT Like About Evangelion
Replies: 705
Views: 84733

The Children's social lives outside Nerv are pretty glossed over... I mean, come on, they go to school, and I'd guess that they must have some sort of general familiarity with their classmates besides the three who are established characters, enough so for them to be shown as more than just ...
by Born of Lilith
Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: You know what I miss?
Replies: 269
Views: 18277

You know what I miss? Not being a meth fiend.
by Born of Lilith
Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Why does NGE have so many references to the Bible?
Replies: 109
Views: 47901

Regarding the subject of the thread, I made an attempt at translating an excerpt from a roundtable featuring Anno and the very famous science fiction writer Sakyo Komatsu, author of Japan Sinks and other works. This is one of the more detailed discussions concerning Anno's use of Christianity, ...
by Born of Lilith
Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Where do the angels come from?
Replies: 95
Views: 10883

Okay so I know there are canon answers that contradict the thought that the Angels in Evangelion are like angels in the bible, but... is it really possible to ignore the man-overcoming-God subtext in NERV/SEELE destroying the Angels who have biblical names and such? Someone should, like, come up wit...
by Born of Lilith
Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Which philosophy does Evangelion resemble most?
Replies: 29
Views: 10191

The general picture is unacknowledged weak generic theistic existentialism. What characters among themselves follow is agnostic existentialism. The existential undercurrent of the show is just open-ended and ceases to elaborate upon itself where it ceases to enhance the emotional experience of the ...
by Born of Lilith
Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Rei's haircut.
Replies: 9
Views: 3216

Emo.
by Born of Lilith
Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Rei = underreited
Replies: 82
Views: 14228

I do not believe he suggested it was finished by that. I think he said Rei was finished as in, "She's fucked." This is because that smile was a symbolic element of her development, and that he had it too soon, therefore he screwed up Rei's character. Because she smiled so soon, it...
by Born of Lilith
Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: My biggest gripe with anime.
Replies: 60
Views: 8223

Sweet baby Jesus... could you like, not link to tvtropes in every post guys?
by Born of Lilith
Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [Music] Lady Gaga (Question)
Replies: 362
Views: 43985

I think all of us ragging on her "activism" are just talking about it from an art-oriented standpoint... I'll only speak for myself here, though, just in case.
by Born of Lilith
Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Rei = underreited
Replies: 82
Views: 14228

She was willing to sacrifice her life for pretty much anything related to her job, and that itself was one of her creepily self-objectifying traits.
by Born of Lilith
Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Which philosophy does Evangelion resemble most?
Replies: 29
Views: 10191

Souls exist in a Chamber of Guf before being born. So... spiritual existence precedes physical existence? I don't think Sartre ever argued that there aren't some preconditions to our existence (that would be proposterous considering issues like genetics, instinct and contingency); e...
by Born of Lilith
Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Rei = underreited
Replies: 82
Views: 14228

She cracked a smile in episode 6, and that was the extent of her humanization. ...and her level of humanization never reached that level, however small it might have been, again. So she at the very least regressed just a little bit. But actually, that such a moment was such a significantly stark co...
by Born of Lilith
Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [Music] Lady Gaga (Question)
Replies: 362
Views: 43985

chaosakita#489228 wrote:Haha, Gaga's support of the LGBT community is laughable.

But I guess that somehow makes me homophobic to say that.


I'm LGBT and I couldn't agree more.
by Born of Lilith
Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Rei = underreited
Replies: 82
Views: 14228

As others have pointed out, yeah, her most concrete regression in character is when she becomes Rei III, but even before that it seemed to me that she anticlimactically regressed from clearly beginning to break out of her robot-like shell and express/come to grip with her emotions and general humani...
by Born of Lilith
Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:20 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Which philosophy does Evangelion resemble most?
Replies: 29
Views: 10191

Re: Which philosophy does Evangelion resemble most?

NGE is highly unsartrean, for in the case of humans essence does precede existence; and it also highly kierkegaardian, as humans were created by a very powerful, hidden, and rationally not completely comprehensible personal force. I never noticed it being implied that essence precedes existence in ...
by Born of Lilith
Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [Music] The Grand Music Discussion Thread [2]
Replies: 1983
Views: 165317

I took it upon myself to write some shitty reviews of albums released this year, in celebration of the coming of Fall or something like that. Read if you want, ignore if you want, it's all gravy baby. Lady Gaga - Born This Way: Mainstream pop music really didn't need one of its only remainin...
by Born of Lilith
Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Which philosophy does Evangelion resemble most?
Replies: 29
Views: 10191

Which philosophy does Evangelion resemble most?

I'm going to use the philosophies of Kierkegaard, Nietzsche and Sartre as my points of comparison but feel free to bring any philosopher or school of philosophy into the fray. Imo Eva is most consistent with Sartre's thought, especially in the last two episodes. Granted, the idea that the la...
by Born of Lilith
Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Evas as Nephilim
Replies: 28
Views: 7772

They're not literally the children of any divine figure. They're clones of a big-ass space alien powerful enough to ruin planets. Perfect example of, just like how in real life it's more fun to speculate imaginatively on how fucking magnets work than get the scientific answers, fanwanki...
by Born of Lilith
Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Rei = underreited
Replies: 82
Views: 14228

Another attempt at an actual discussion reduced to a circle jerk of snarky one-liners... and I wondered why I stopped posting here for a while. >suggesting Rei is not the most iconic and influential female anime character of the 90s which is not something one can explain through superficial fetishis...
by Born of Lilith
Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Rei = underreited
Replies: 82
Views: 14228

Rei = underreited

Yes, yes, of course, I know that Rei has a crapton of really devoted fans, some less creepy than others, to the point of *sigh* memetic mutation (ZOMG TEH Rei!1) but I don't seem to see a lot of fans who find her arresting, sort of mystifying, as a character rather than just the object o...

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