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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: 430
Views: 18136

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 cooks better: Asuka or Rei
Replies: 34
Views: 1004

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: 1705
Views: 140392

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: 26684

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: 430
Views: 18136

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: 917

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: 11385

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: 615

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: 284
Views: 6470

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: Songs that remind you of Evangelion
Replies: 506
Views: 80349

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: 284
Views: 6470

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: 812
Views: 100706

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: 284
Views: 6470

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: 284
Views: 6470

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...
by Kendrix
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: WTF is with Kaworu and Asuka (shipping)?
Replies: 182
Views: 33455

Re: WTF is with Kaworu and Asuka (shipping)?

^ Asuka never really seemes suceptible to the same 'moral dillema' kind of scenarios as Shinji was, though - her policy seems to be that if something attacks her (real or perceived) she gets to bite back, has little qualms about collateral damage or even fighting humas. I doubt she'd hesitate much o...
by Kendrix
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Why was Gendo's transition guide Unit 01?
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Re: Why was Gendo's transition guide Unit 01?

As for why it happened the way it did -- self-loathing, like you said. Yui gives him the violent end he feels he deserves. But it's in the form of the Eva-01 who absorbed something into herself by eating it. Both Gendo's desires are satisfied at once: He receives punishment, but he also gets taken ...
by Kendrix
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Evangelion Pic Thread 10: The Society for the Appreciation Of The Premium Girl (and her friends)
Replies: 430
Views: 18136

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

Various places, basically the usual sources (google, tumblr, /c etc.)

For all its... faults, I miss That Board, there was a regular stream of decent content & discussions if you were willing to sift through the lowest common denominator content, and it was all neat in one place.
by Kendrix
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Evangelion Pic Thread 10: The Society for the Appreciation Of The Premium Girl (and her friends)
Replies: 430
Views: 18136

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

Who's that girl between Ristuko and Mari? Not sure if I've seen her before. Pretty sure that's just supposed to be Hikari, modulo the art style. Regular Dose of Rei: http://i.imgur.com/4pZSGl0.jpg http://i.imgur.com/eaUHNJY.gif http://i.imgur.com/2KGWpiL.jpg http://i.imgur.com/UEgNa20.jpg http://i....
by Kendrix
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Why would someone place a drawing of Sephiroth's tree in the ceiling of his office?
Replies: 30
Views: 1313

Re: Why would someone place a drawing of Sephiroth's tree in the ceiling of his office?

It's not unusual for ppl to decorate spaces in accordance with their purpose like it can be said to represent "creation" or "completion" and that's what NERV is supposed to do according to its backers, so why not incorporate this in the designated BigBoss Room? - SEELE paid for t...

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