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by pwhodges
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Why didn't Shinji finish Asuka off in EOE?
Replies: 13
Views: 287

Re: Why didn't Shinji finish Asuka off in EOE?

So she doesn't love him then? Or even care about him at all? I should have known as such. She doesn't need to love him to feel a degree of natural human sympathy or understanding towards him. Admittedly, thinking otherwise is a common teenage aberration, but most move past it. It was only a matter ...
by pwhodges
Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: The most disturbing moment in Evangelion
Replies: 900
Views: 155985

Re: The most disturbing moment in Evangelion

Ah, so "plug depth" refers to the pilot's actual physical position, rather than how deep their mind is linked with the Eva's. I've always taken it that plug depth is related to synchronisation rate. The effects of excessive synch rate in the series (Shinji reaches 400% when he is absorbed...
by pwhodges
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: The most disturbing moment in Evangelion
Replies: 900
Views: 155985

Re: The most disturbing moment in Evangelion

Pwhodges , do you forget that even back in NGE, "human" was much more inclusive than "Lilin"? I'm not overplaying a thing. This stuff had always been there. But in NGE, that is used not to modify our view of people but to draw the angels closer to us as an alternate offshoot of ...
by pwhodges
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: The most disturbing moment in Evangelion
Replies: 900
Views: 155985

Re: The most disturbing moment in Evangelion

I think you're over-playing it. In spite of the fantastical settings, Eva is a story about humans with human problems, and it falls apart if that connection is broken or strained too far. In the earlier continuities, even through the fantastic events of third impact and instrumentality the character...
by pwhodges
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Do people still hate Evangelion 3.33?
Replies: 408
Views: 27975

Re: Do people still hate Evangelion 3.33?

And why the hell would Shinji want to hurt them? That's going to be the last thing on his mind. He's not a prick. Just so; and even when Asuka is calling him pretty much exactly that, he is doing his best to play a purely defensive game against her - she loses because of her battery failure, not be...
by pwhodges
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: The most disturbing moment in Evangelion
Replies: 900
Views: 155985

Re: The most disturbing moment in Evangelion

Sure - not perfectly normal, far from it - but still able to function normally in Lilin society, by all appearances far better than Kaworu does. But I'd forgotten the remark where she refers to others as Lilin, I will admit; however, I can take the cracking of the glass as extreme use of human stren...
by pwhodges
Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: The most disturbing moment in Evangelion
Replies: 900
Views: 155985

Re: The most disturbing moment in Evangelion

You make that sound clear-cut. All we know is that she survived, and that her eyepatch has angel-containment runes on it - but that could be for no more than her eye (startling enough, I know, but that doesn't make her "no longer a Lilin").
by pwhodges
Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: One recurring complaint about EVA I've heard a lot.
Replies: 17
Views: 262

Re: One recurring complaint about EVA I've heard a lot.

Of course, the DotA advocates (of whom I am not one) would disagree with you.
by pwhodges
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 377
Views: 22009

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

Heh! - you dropped that show over one early episode, but your avatar is from a show that had four successive recap episodes right in the middle!
by pwhodges
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 377
Views: 22009

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

FrDougal9000#862192 wrote:I heard that a certain twist is not too far off and I want to see how this changes things up.

Just a little (!), is how.
by pwhodges
Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Why was Shinji strangling Asuka at the end of EoE?
Replies: 306
Views: 103691

Re: Why was Shinji strangling Asuka at the end of EoE?

That's simply denying the evidence put right there in the film showing how she's changed, to suit your preconception. I would suggest that "most people would argue" doesn't get you very far in this situation; you are just refusing to accept that change is possible for anyone , which is rat...
by pwhodges
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Why was Shinji strangling Asuka at the end of EoE?
Replies: 306
Views: 103691

Re: Why was Shinji strangling Asuka at the end of EoE?

C.T.1290#862180 wrote:Honestly, after Instrumentality, she would have been a better person, but apparently, she's not.

And so what was the significance of her stroking Shinji's cheek if not to demonstrate the start of that change?
by pwhodges
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: The game of Shogi: a view on characters and plot in Rebuild
Replies: 22
Views: 371

Re: The game of Shogi: a view on characters and plot in Rebuild

He did that at the end of Ha as well, though. We are just supposed to see him as that able to manipulate people (or at least predict their reactions). It marks him out as a hate figure, while using him as a device to point out that we need to think about why actually people behaved as they did.
by pwhodges
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Do people still hate Evangelion 3.33?
Replies: 408
Views: 27975

Re: Do people still hate Evangelion 3.33?

That is the Kaworu I wanted! The one which is pretty clearly being deceitful, even if not outright lying? Well, he's a good character for this film, I agree. The three main characters are gathered together, just because. First of all, by this point, they don't give a fck about each other. How about...
by pwhodges
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: The game of Shogi: a view on characters and plot in Rebuild
Replies: 22
Views: 371

Re: The game of Shogi: a view on characters and plot in Rebuild

everything in 3.33 is pretty much Wille's fault. If they would have just briefed him properly... You should acknowledge that they were starting to, once they'd satisfied themselves who/what he was - but they were attacked, and then he was grabbed away from them, before they could give him proper ex...
by pwhodges
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: How Evangelion Gets Away With Being Terrible
Replies: 15
Views: 476

Re: How Evangelion Gets Away With Being Terrible

It's impressive how much can be got wrong in less than four minutes.

For instance, the changes in the characters in Q are explained, and are consistent with the story told; the aquarium in Ha is the start of an effort to recover the oceans, not merely an entertainment facility.
by pwhodges
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Video Games and Gaming
Topic: .hack//G.U. Last Recode (HD remaster coming to PS4)
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Re: .hack//G.U. Last Recode (HD remaster coming to PS4)

A "tetrology" is four (three is "trilogy").
by pwhodges
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Anyone else feel dislike towards EoE nowadays?
Replies: 34
Views: 1413

Re: Anyone else feel dislike towards EoE nowadays?

How is he supposed to be effective here, though? How is he supposed to climb onto the unit and jettison the entry plug by himself while the entire thing is frozen in bakelite? He has no crew or technicians to help him because presumably they've all been killed/evacuated. He's a shounen hero - of co...
by pwhodges
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Evageeks.org News and Feedback
Topic: "Like post" system?
Replies: 26
Views: 2098

Re: "Like post" system?

No update yet; it requires waiting until all the add-ons we use are updated, and more particularly, I need to update the forum theme. The new version does not have a "like" system built in, so it would still be a matter of finding an acceptable add-on - if it were to be agreed that it's a ...
by pwhodges
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: News [NO POLITICS]
Replies: 243
Views: 17292

Re: News [NO POLITICS]

The block was recently refurbished, a major change being the addition on the outside of plastic cladding on wooden battens. There is speculation that this helped to spread the fire. The residents' association had blogged a number of times about their concerns regarding inadequate fire safety; this s...

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