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by Bhorium
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Asuka isn't Justified
Replies: 25
Views: 5066

Re: Asuka isn't Justified

I'm trying to limit the length of this, and it is going against my better judgement to continue, but what I'm trying to say that my view is that Shinji is very much a subject of the effects of hegemonic masculinity and so is Asuka. It is, perhaps, a bit much too saying that Shinji, as a boy, should ...
by Bhorium
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Asuka isn't Justified
Replies: 25
Views: 5066

Re: Asuka isn't Justified

Because outside of that, I don't see how Shinji "harmed" Asuka for failing to live up to her demented expectations or emotionally harmed her. Sometimes, doing nothing is the most violent thing to do. Point is, Shinji never tries to empathize. (And not just with Asuka, but anyone in genera...
by Bhorium
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Asuka isn't Justified
Replies: 25
Views: 5066

Re: Asuka isn't Justified

Let's make things clear, Shinji has had an equally difficult past Now, I would like to question this assertion, if nothing else. Yui disappeared from one day to the next, and Shinji never really got a good look at her "death". Asuka had to suffer through seeing Kyoko linger on as a shadow...
by Bhorium
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Would the angels have awoken and attacked regardless of the Katsuragi expedition disturbing Adam 15 years prior?
Replies: 6
Views: 2272

Re: Would the angels have awoken and attacked regardless of the Katsuragi expedition disturbing Adam 15 years prior?

I think, thematically speaking, that the idea that mankind (well, Seele) could have chosen to just leave slumbering giants lie, but decided to open Pandora's Box any way in their hubris, fits very well with the series.
by Bhorium
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Apostles?
Replies: 13
Views: 3489

Re: Apostles?

Was there, like, a whole controversy in Italy about their translation being shoddy? I believe the Italian division of Netflix even issued a public apology and promised to overhaul the translation.
by Bhorium
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: Netflix Release General Discussion
Replies: 197
Views: 20724

Re: Netflix Release General Discussion

Netflix have not only removed "Fly Me to the Moon" from the credits. They even have taken it out of the episodes themselves. The versions used in the Kaji walks Misato home scene from Episode 15 and the answering machine scene from Episode 21 are just gone. I feel like I could take or leav...
by Bhorium
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Eva Character Designs
Replies: 11
Views: 3488

Re: Eva Character Designs

I'll have you know that Rami-chan is a girl. :emogendo:
by Bhorium
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: The most disturbing moment in Evangelion
Replies: 915
Views: 186316

Re: The most disturbing moment in Evangelion

I would say on a purely psychological level, Yui's decision to mould Shinji into being the lynchpin for her plan from the beginning and how coolly she acted around carrying the whole thing out is pretty damn disturbing. It sure is something for a parent to decide to traumatize their child by faking ...
by Bhorium
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Toji's Squandered Potential
Replies: 10
Views: 1828

Re: Toji's Squandered Potential

It really is rather strange. Anno said that he originally had plans about killing Toji, but could not go through with it, due to him promising as a part of the sponsorship deal with King Records that he would not kill any child characters. But in the manga, the moment where Toji is killed off feels ...
by Bhorium
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Why must Asuka be "the best" pilot?
Replies: 4
Views: 1659

Re: Why must Asuka be "the best" pilot?

I think what is another important part of what is at the root of Asuka's whole paradox, can be read from the two different pleas she delivers to her mother, namely: Okay, I'll die with you, Mom. So, please don't quit being my mom! Okay, Mom?! And: Mom! Mom! Please don't kill me! No! I'm not your dol...
by Bhorium
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Does Rei Ayanami have schizophrenia?
Replies: 14
Views: 2181

Re: Does Rei Ayanami have schizophrenia?

The premise of slapping a human diagnosis on someone who is at least somewhat beyond human is questionable.
by Bhorium
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Personal Status After Rebuild
Replies: 38
Views: 7659

Re: Personal Status After Rebuild

I know what you mean. I can relate to the feeling that the Rebuild series has just been keeping its wheels spinning and that the characters haven't really gone anywhere nor changed significantly, despite Rebuild overtly changing things when it comes to visuals and setting. I think there should be a ...
by Bhorium
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: [NEWS] Neon Genesis Evangelion coming to Netflix Spring 2019
Replies: 524
Views: 48202

Re: Netflix Rights and Redub

Personally, I'm kind of looking forward to what Netflix's spin on a re-dub might be. While I prefer subs, I don't actively dislike the old dub (nowadays, at least), but it does have a lot of problems and a re-dubbing of the series is something I have been hoping for ever since the release of the big...
by Bhorium
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Was Yui nearly as bad as Gendo?
Replies: 35
Views: 6801

Re: Was Yui nearly as bad as Gendo?

I think a consideration that is also worth brining up in this thread, is that Gendo and Yui by all appearances both had the same core motivation of ultimately wanting what is best for Shinji, and were willing to hurt him in the process, but rationalizing this with the idea that it would eventually b...
by Bhorium
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Was Yui nearly as bad as Gendo?
Replies: 35
Views: 6801

Re: Was Yui nearly as bad as Gendo?

I'd say that regardless of everything else, her apparent decision to throw Asuka under the bus in EoE, by all appearances for the purpose of breaking Shinji further mentally, does undeniably paint her in a bit of a ruthless light.
by Bhorium
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: What do you think Gendo was like at Shinji's age?
Replies: 40
Views: 6953

Re: What do you think Gendo was like at Shinji's age?

I would say that Gendo's immense sense of self-loathing also counts against him being a sociopath. Sociopaths believe that they are entitled to others' affection. It is pretty much the entirely opposite with Gendo; he strongly believes that he is inherently too worthless and terrible of a person to ...
by Bhorium
Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Introduction, Toxicity of AsuShin and other things
Replies: 230
Views: 24396

Re: Introduction, Toxicity of AsuShin and other things

Well, to cite a classic (and a great moment from Mr. Plinkett's "The Force Awakens" review): Asuka might be a "bad egg" but "blaming the kids is a lie and a shame. You know exactly who's to blame..."
by Bhorium
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Lilith in human history
Replies: 5
Views: 1025

Re: Lilith in human history

I would like to think that Lilith walked around at first and in doing so s/he influenced ancient mythology as in it there are many references to Star people in some mythologies that would be very fitting to Lilith in that she'd be part of the mythology but humanity not really realizing it. http://w...
by Bhorium
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Introduction, Toxicity of AsuShin and other things
Replies: 230
Views: 24396

Re: Introduction, Toxicity of AsuShin and other things

The manga implies Yui can move he just has to call up on her so Shinji could have done the same in EOE. I know, but the manga is not really the same as the anime though, as the character and circumstances are quite different. I could go on a long diatribe about it, but I think that is way outside t...
by Bhorium
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Introduction, Toxicity of AsuShin and other things
Replies: 230
Views: 24396

Re: Introduction, Toxicity of AsuShin and other things

as well as his inability to help her during her last stand against the MPEs.? I have got to ask, because I see this one pop up quite a bit. What exactly could Shinji have done in this situation? Yui held all the cards at this point and she deliberately waited to until Asuka was really most sincerel...

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