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by pwhodges
Thu May 24, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Shinji Clenching His Fist Question
Replies: 11
Views: 140

Re: Shinji Clenching His Fist Question

I don't know if you feel this counts, but in EoE he clenches his fists as he kicks down his sandcastle. If not yet a tic, it's still a movement that could develop into one.

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by pwhodges
Thu May 24, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: FML general thread [8]
Replies: 898
Views: 64819

Re: FML general thread [8]

Not exactly FML, but sad story for me. Some of you will recall that my son Nic is a concert pianist of considerable repute. His talent became apparent with the remarkable development of his playing from start to the highest level of school exam (what we call "Grade 8" in the UK) in barely ...
by pwhodges
Thu May 24, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Eva Anatomy & Physiology: 2018 Edition
Replies: 22
Views: 639

Re: Taking in Zeruel's S^2 Organ caused Unit 01 to physically change

I'm sort of hesitant to use the word "vestigial" in this particular context. This led me to check up on my knowledge of the human appendix, and I found (somewhat to my surprise) that research since the time I learnt about it has pointed at the possibility of it having genuine functions. I...
by pwhodges
Wed May 23, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: NGE2: First Ancestral Race and Seeds of Life
Replies: 232
Views: 86397

Re: NGE2: First Ancestral Race and Seeds of Life

We have no idea how little value the parts we don't understand may have; they may simply do things in ways we haven't yet twigged.
by pwhodges
Mon May 21, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Darling in the Franxx (Studio Trigger)
Replies: 177
Views: 6320

Re: Darling in the Franxx (Studio Trigger)

Sure, this is far more blatant - but the wiping of Hiro's memory was not restricted to his AWOL period - his promise with Mitsuru being the key thing there. But again, I guess that could go unnoticed until the time came when his no longer remembering it became apparent (and then only Mitsuru would b...
by pwhodges
Sun May 20, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Darling in the Franxx (Studio Trigger)
Replies: 177
Views: 6320

Re: Darling in the Franxx (Studio Trigger)

And someone needs to ship APE an executive summary of The Evil Overlord's Handbook , or at least a clue or two -- there's no point mind-wiping someone then putting them back amongst people who will inevitably try filling in their blanks They hadn't had a problem doing that with Hiro - it was only t...
by pwhodges
Sat May 19, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Darling in the Franxx (Studio Trigger)
Replies: 177
Views: 6320

Re: Darling in the Franxx (Studio Trigger)

Blockio#878511 wrote:Personally, I think Code 000 is the Klaxo princess.

Wikipedia claims the Princess is 001 - but I don't know on what authority.
by pwhodges
Sat May 19, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Darling in the Franxx (Studio Trigger)
Replies: 177
Views: 6320

Re: Darling in the Franxx (Studio Trigger)

Thanks - I remembered that it was vaguely Nordic, starting with Hr, but watching through an episode to find it was more effort than I felt like when writing...
by pwhodges
Sat May 19, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Darling in the Franxx (Studio Trigger)
Replies: 177
Views: 6320

Re: Darling in the Franxx (Studio Trigger)

I had the opportunity this week to rewatch Darling in the FranXX in binge mode. I found that the pacing of the show worked better knowing more of where it was heading, which I suppose points to a flaw in its presentation; but it's not one I'm too concerned about - Evangelion comes over in somewhat t...
by pwhodges
Thu May 17, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Darling in the Franxx (Studio Trigger)
Replies: 177
Views: 6320

Re: Darling in the Franxx (Studio Trigger)

Blockio#878438 wrote:Also, calling it now, Futoshi, Zorome and Ichigo are going to lose their shit completely over one thing or another in the next episode

No surprise there, then.
by pwhodges
Sat May 12, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Internet toxicity (Social media, fandom shipping, etc)
Replies: 80
Views: 3942

Re: Internet toxicity (Social media, fandom shipping, etc)

I am generally against censorship of thought. But often swearing is nothing to do with thought, and I am happy to censor it if it breaks the stated rules. In particular, I require civility in a forum - and if it happens to be the proponents of a particular point of view who uniformly fail to meet th...
by pwhodges
Fri May 11, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Noragami manga returning after hiatus
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Noragami manga returning after hiatus

I didn't know that; explains why I have come across two slightly different versions of the second OST album:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-12-04/noragami-soundtrack-2-cancelled-due-to-islamic-sound-samples/.96105

Hardly seems something to prevent a new series, though.
by pwhodges
Thu May 10, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 673
Views: 48345

Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now

Now that the anime of "Piano no Mori" has passed the point at which the 2007 film ended, I feel the need to comment on the pair of them (taking into account that I have also read the entire manga). First, I should point out, for the nostalgic who haven't noticed, that this new anime is fro...
by pwhodges
Thu May 10, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Only in Japan...
Replies: 1622
Views: 210642

Re: Only in Japan...

Um, it was in Israel, but served to Prime Minister Abe.

I don't follow the Israeli media's logic that because the Japanese take off their shoes indoors, serving a novelty desert in an imitation shoe was an insult; seems to me they're trying to create a fuss.
by pwhodges
Wed May 09, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: 2K vs 4K or "Is It Really Going To Be That Different?"
Replies: 12
Views: 259

Re: 2K vs 4K or "Is It Really Going To Be That Different?"

Standards set according to conventional limits on what can be perceived can be found inadequate when it is discovered that the simple measurements used don't capture all the possibilities of human perception. This has clearly happened in audio. I don't suppose that anyone who praised the "perfe...
by pwhodges
Mon May 07, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: Quick question about OST III
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Quick question about OST III

Here is a listing of the usage of 31 different versions of the song (different masterings of the same episodes often used different versions): https://wiki.evageeks.org/Fly_Me_to_the_Moon The London version is not listed. In any case, it is over eight minutes long, so couldn't be used as it stands. ...
by pwhodges
Sun May 06, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II
Replies: 1386
Views: 145967

Re: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II

Stan#878076 wrote:As for new dubs for old dubbed shows like Escaflowne, they kept the old dub on all the releases.

For Akira they didn't until the 25th anniversary re-releases.
by pwhodges
Sun May 06, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: What did you expect going into the show?
Replies: 10
Views: 563

Re: Who else...

fukuda#878055 wrote:Too bad the Rebuilds went with the name "Rebuild"

They didn't - that's just the fan name for them. "Rebuild of Evangelion 1.01" is the name of a documentary, a bonus item on the DVDs/Blurays.

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