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by pwhodges
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Did Anno Seek to Undermine Rei with Rebuild?
Replies: 14
Views: 3342

Re: Did Anno Seek to Undermine Rei with Rebuild?

It can be noted that the movie was supposed to be the finale, which was changed into the first part of two over time. There were intended to be four films from the start. Before Q was finished, there was some talk of the final film coming out almost simultaneously with it - but as we know, that did...
by pwhodges
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Pictures Thread 2.22: You Can (Not) Advance
Replies: 673
Views: 83649

Re: Pictures Thread 2.22: You Can (Not) Advance

Had a little bit of burning (stubble, not the crop) around Oxford, but not much, and that dealt with efficiently.
by pwhodges
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Does Spike Spencer hate Shinji?
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: Does Spike Spencer hate Shinji?

He talks about Shinji a bit in this interview (warning - appallingly bad quality; probably worse than you'll tolerate for long enough to get to the point!).
by pwhodges
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Why people hate this show nowadays?
Replies: 19
Views: 2062

Re: Why people hate this show nowadays?

It's not hard to see Eva with English sub/dub, but it involves getting second-hand or bootleg copies at somewhat inflated cost, or illegal downloading. In Europe, the Italian version is also out of print, as is the German (which included English, curiously). But you can buy the French release of the...
by pwhodges
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Evangelion Final [SPOILERS]
Topic: First look at Unit 08 and Mari from the theatrical teaser for 3.0+1.0
Replies: 85
Views: 4961

Re: First look at Unit 08 and Mari from the theatrical teaser for 3.0+1.0

El Squibbonator#881280 wrote:The good guys are whoever Shinji & co. are currently employed by.

So in Q Nerv are the good guys? Or does the fact that Shinji goes his own way in the end make him self-employed, and himself the good guy in spite of what he's doing?
by pwhodges
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 767
Views: 59517

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

Yes, actually; I've dipped into Eureka SeveN various times, but not gone through from end to end as I am now (last episode in a few minutes!). After the end I will watch the short series of stills showing life a year later, which I think came from a pachinko game but was also broadcast, and the alte...
by pwhodges
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Personal Status After Rebuild
Replies: 12
Views: 1248

Re: Personal Status After Rebuild

That gives you several more years here (if you wait until after the US release of the last film on disk, for instance). :)
by pwhodges
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Controversial Anime Opinions
Replies: 1344
Views: 120006

Re: Controversial Anime Opinions

Visual Arts Key/P. A. Works totally sucks at making anime. Their only one gimmick is that “sad girls with big eyes” trope and it’s mostly implemented uncomfortably close to chauvinistic tendencies. Hang on, Uchōten Kazoku ( The Eccentric Family ) is also P. A. Works, and really doesn't fit your des...
by pwhodges
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Evangelion Final [SPOILERS]
Topic: First look at Unit 08 and Mari from the theatrical teaser for 3.0+1.0
Replies: 85
Views: 4961

Re: First look at Unit 08 and Mari from the theatrical teaser for 3.0+1.0

For all intents and purposes, Wille IS the Jet Alone of the Rebuilds in that it’s the only rival organization who has the crew and gusto to rival Nerv. But the parallel doesn't go very far; Jet Alone was shown up as an absurdity in a single early episode, whereas Wille is clearly a major player in ...
by pwhodges
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Why do some people not want to talk about 3.0/Q before the last movie comes out?
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Why do some people not want to talk about 3.0/Q before the last movie comes out?

Some people find that Q makes them so miserable, and so uncertain of how Shinji's situation can be resolved, that they don't want anything more to do with it until they know that there is a resolution. These people have found the delayed appearance of the last film especially difficult to cope with.
by pwhodges
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 767
Views: 59517

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

Redline really is a visual treat, for sure, though I found the story didn't much interest me (not saying anything against it, though).

I'm please to note that in rewatching Eureka SeveN I'm picking up details I missed first time through. Also a general reminder to myself that it really is good.
by pwhodges
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 767
Views: 59517

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

In my rewatch of Eureka SeveN I have just overtaken you :)
by pwhodges
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Is it normal to be traumatized by Evangelion?
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Is it normal to be traumatized by Evangelion?

Anno is very clear that it is not for him to give you an answer, though. In the end, the best lessons are those you are able to learn for yourself; Evengelion may offer a pointer and a hint as to a direction you might benefit from looking in.
by pwhodges
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Is it normal to be traumatized by Evangelion?
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Is it normal to be traumatized by Evangelion?

You are not alone, though the strength of people's reactions depends a lot on their life circumstances. The important thing is to realise that the endings (both the series and the End of Evangelion film) are , even if it's not fully spelt out, optimistic . Shinji has discovered in the end that he ca...
by pwhodges
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: FML general thread [8]
Replies: 946
Views: 72918

Re: FML general thread [8]

Lead off roofs is a common one. In this country, typically off churches, but I have a friend who had lead flashing stolen from his new conservatory.

There's certainly been a case where signalling cables alongside a railway track was stolen for the copper - that created havoc, as you might expect!
by pwhodges
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 767
Views: 59517

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

Re My Hero Academia . What's happening here is that in order to get to the end of this cour without starting on the next big (and long) villain arc, they are having to pad out the licence tests. This week's episode was almost entirely not from the manga but anime-original filling. In the manga the p...
by pwhodges
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: An Observation on the Evas
Replies: 20
Views: 519

Re: An Observation on the Evas

Frankly, I never bought that berserk mode was the Evas' true natures coming out, or that dummy plugs actually exterted any control other than initiating it. There's a far simpler explanation that also ties in much better with the themes of the series. Do you mean that the Eva is simply reflecting t...
by pwhodges
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Official Happy Birthday Thread
Replies: 1974
Views: 135356

Re: Official Happy Birthday Thread

Thanks for the greetings, folks - it was a good day. By the end of it I'd had a good meal, and acquired a new tablet (Huawei M5, replacing my old Google Nexus 7 which can't play H265) and a couple of books by Murakami.
by pwhodges
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Avatar: The Last Airbender (WTF is your avatar/sig from?)
Replies: 1528
Views: 156986

Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender (WTF is your avatar/sig from?)

Back to a "real" Shinji. This is from Shinji's nightmare while trapped within Leliel in episode 16; the infant Shinji speaks to the dreaming Shinji in an adult voice, saying "It was yourself you ran away from". https://cassland.org/images/EG/Avis/Shinji-Leliel_125.jpg https://cas...

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