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by Kendrix
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: Evangelion ANIMA (general)
Replies: 1104
Views: 442362

Re: Evangelion ANIMA (general)

BTW, I've heard some things about the ending, but no account ever specified what exactly happens to Asuka (does she get un-merged from EVa 02?) or Rei (especially the 3rd one)

Anybody in the know?
by Kendrix
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: What would Rei be like with a little more personality?
Replies: 28
Views: 2487

Re: What would Rei be like with a little more personality?

You just gotta pay attention. Taste is subjective and all that and obviously she's a stylized, exaggerated portrayal steeped in fictional elements (as is everyone else - I mean, a college student with model looks, seriously?), but she's not that far beyond some widespread realistic personality types...
by Kendrix
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Best Pair: What Eva Characters Do You Ship?
Replies: 1175
Views: 9861

Re: What Evangelion characters do you ship?

I'm with team Best Ending here
by Kendrix
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Fanfiction
Topic: How do you like your Gendo?
Replies: 33
Views: 1863

Re: How do you like your Gendo?

I suppose "dark byronic anti hero" opr at the very least "tragic villain", both because I believe this to be more interesting than a disney villain, and because that's what I believe to be accurate. That said the plot of a given fanfic often necessitates that he be the antagonist...
by Kendrix
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Evangelion Pic Thread 10: The Society for the Appreciation Of The Premium Girl (and her friends)
Replies: 1218
Views: 67174

Re: Evangelion Pic Thread 10: The Society for the Appreciation Of The Premium Girl (and her friends)

Well, I think her hair in the manga is more strawberry-blonde than true redhead like the anime. Or an alternative theory, probably used all the red ink on Unit-02 or Asuka's plugsuit. Perhaps it was supposed to look more "realistic." Even I didn't know human hair could be that orange unti...
by Kendrix
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: What parts of yourself do you see in Evangelion's characters?
Replies: 7
Views: 566

Re: What parts of yourself do you see in Evangelion's characters?

I'm currently in this weird place where my position and struggles in life begins to be closer to Misato's than that of the Pilots.
by Kendrix
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Evangelion Pic Thread 10: The Society for the Appreciation Of The Premium Girl (and her friends)
Replies: 1218
Views: 67174

Re: Evangelion Pic Thread 10: The Society for the Appreciation Of The Premium Girl (and her friends)

It's not just relatability or empathy but a tension within the movie itself - Shinji gets to see the worst of their attitudes toward him rather than the moments that suggest a lingering attachment somewhere, and they don't really process Shinji's side to is as they once would have, like if everyone ...
by Kendrix
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Who is the best cook?
Replies: 69
Views: 4313

Re: Who cooks better: Asuka or Rei

In part it's kinda part of the point that neither would be very good because they both, in different ways, lead lives very focussed on single purposes with little time taken to expand, smell the roses & enjoy the mundane. Asuka's very much a "career person" looking for the grandiose pa...
by Kendrix
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Fanfiction
Topic: From Your Lips to the Author's Ears: Story Ideas
Replies: 1930
Views: 158901

Re: From Your Lips to the Author's Ears: Story Ideas

There's the hint of some bad blood between them -- look at the way Asuka squints at Misato when she says, "Isn't that right, Captain Katsuragi?" Not enough to get in the way of what needs to be done in the present, but something emotionally unresolved regardless. This might be subjective/...
by Kendrix
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Fanfiction
Topic: How To Characterize Shinji As An Adult?
Replies: 212
Views: 30130

Re: How To Characterize Shinji As An Adult?

I feel that scene is often mis-construed (by Shinji as well as us). Gendou doesn't use Shinji's hands - he disables and bypasses them. If Shinji had been prepared to use his hands at that moment, he could have avoided the conflict with Gendou (regardless of the outcome of dealing with Bardiel). In ...
by Kendrix
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Evangelion Pic Thread 10: The Society for the Appreciation Of The Premium Girl (and her friends)
Replies: 1218
Views: 67174

Re: Evangelion Pic Thread 10: The Society for the Appreciation Of The Premium Girl (and her friends)

I've long wondered why Kaji and Misato's child in that picture looks so like Shinji... Since Misato has her Q hair, I assumed that he defeated Neo Nerv at the cost of getting shrunk Sailor Saturn style in a heroic sacrifice to atone for his sins, & they adopted him with the airm to "raise ...
by Kendrix
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Who was Kaworu's body a clone of?
Replies: 12
Views: 1554

Re: Who was Kaworu's body a clone of?

Whoever donated the DNA used in the contact experiment with Adam probably, though he seems to be considerably less human-esque than Rei & wasn't really shown to have the same hybrid frailties (pills etc.) She couldn't remote control an EVA either, and he does still somehow 'count' as an individu...
by Kendrix
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Why Gendo never talk to Asuka?
Replies: 39
Views: 13465

Re:

Shinji was the child of his body, and Rei the child of his making. Asuka was just another NERV staff member - and how often does the CEO speak to a shop floor worker? This. He pays Misato good bucks to deal with the pilots, & has no reason to interact with her, he's not the sort to just chat wi...
by Kendrix
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Why are Rei and Asuka often portrayed together?
Replies: 11
Views: 1142

Re: Why are Rei and Asuka often portrayed together?

Because nobody cares (sexually) about Shinji... and for good reasons. Neither boys nor girls... right? :bigeyes: :bigeyes: AFAIK he has plenty of fangirls in Japan & fangirls are a thing in general especially with anime. See for example the amount of fangirl lust our very own Kaworu engenders. ...
by Kendrix
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: C.T.1290 versus Asuka. Examining the good and bad.
Replies: 402
Views: 21994

Re: Is it impossible for Shinji and Asuka to love one another?

^ That actually sounds like a great fanfic idea. Perhaps... but the point I was intending to make is that they're not "two people who share the same traumas" like a pair of peeps who happen to be soldiers or domestic abuse victims or whatever- as far as the events involving EVAs are conce...
by Kendrix
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Music You Associate With Eva and Eva Characters
Replies: 871
Views: 25564

Re: Songs that remind you of Evangelion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8NG6rLVmaQ In Flames' "The Jester Script Transfigured": Cre-age-aeon, new beginnings held in infinite vacuum Biotronic test-worlds free of inscription devoid of the evils of man, noble cyborg savage In cold, ceremonial perfection more radiant than the sum o...
by Kendrix
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: C.T.1290 versus Asuka. Examining the good and bad.
Replies: 402
Views: 21994

Re: Is it impossible for Shinji and Asuka to love one another?

^ Thats a whole different issue tho, that's more a question of sitting the kids down in a circle with a shrink like "Eva Pilots Anonymous", including Touji & Rei if she ever returns from the sea. Even then, unlike a random bunch of war veterans they already know each other & have p...
by Kendrix
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Fanfiction
Topic: FanFiction Requests/Recommendations/Discussion etc.
Replies: 1010
Views: 116769

Re: FanFiction Requests/Recommendations/Discussion etc.

TFW you get a review but it's just someone bitching about how they can't stand Mari OR 2.0 with no actual relation to your fic... BTW just in case anyone's interested, here is the latest chapter on the english version, in which Shinji tries to take Rei out to dinner but isn't really sure how to qual...
by Kendrix
Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: C.T.1290 versus Asuka. Examining the good and bad.
Replies: 402
Views: 21994

Re: Is it impossible for Shinji and Asuka to love one another?

Let's unpack this "same traumas" bit, tho. This is somethng where when I was younger I'd answer "I guess so, still think the other ships are better/ that she's mean/that it's not gonna work" but now as an adult trying to function despite my own traumas it really rubs me the wrong...
by Kendrix
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: C.T.1290 versus Asuka. Examining the good and bad.
Replies: 402
Views: 21994

Re: Is it impossible for Shinji and Asuka to love one another?

^A lot of these are just kinda joke answers (The gendo bit obviously XD She does spent mst of the series following him like a cult leader), & not answering obvious flamebait questions nor taking them as seriously as us fanbois & fangirls. All Ishida says is "I don' wanna say anything th...

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