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by pwhodges
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Avatar: The Last Airbender (WTF is your avatar/sig from?)
Replies: 1522
Views: 150168

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

Shinji is not a typical shounen hero, and we love him for that. But at times he is driven to a degree of heroism, even if his motivations are mixed up. At those times we can for a moment dream of him as a comparatively untroubled warrior. It is perhaps easier to picture him thus when he is removed f...
by pwhodges
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Why people hate this show nowadays?
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Re: Why people hate this show nowadays?

IOW memes are evil. Gets my vote!
by pwhodges
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Was Yui nearly as bad as Gendo?
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Was Yui nearly as bad as Gendo?

Ultimately NGE and Rebuild are both studies of Shinji’s states of mind. The motivations of those who cause him mental trouble are unimportant, and only need to be clear enough to allow the surrounding story to work adequately. In my post-Q fic I have Shinji conclude that both his parents were delude...
by pwhodges
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Hideaki Anno, Mari, and destroying Eva
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: Hideaki Anno, Mari, and destroying Eva

Mari has an important role advising Shinji near the ends of both *Ha* and *Q*. As for ‘breaking’ Eva, what she breaks is conventions established in NGE, like restrictions on who can pilot which Eva unit, not the franchise as a whole. And ‘one note’? If this was NGE perhaps, but in the film context s...
by pwhodges
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Official Happy Birthday Thread
Replies: 1936
Views: 129179

Re: Official Happy Birthday Thread

Many happy returns of the day, Ornette!
by pwhodges
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Darling in the Franxx (Studio Trigger)
Replies: 283
Views: 11210

Re: Darling in the Franxx (Studio Trigger)

You know, Darling in the FranXX has included some pretty unsatisfactory features, and has been poorly executed in many ways; but it has been quite a fun watch at times, and I'm also finding that it contains interesting ideas that I really want to see through to the end. The combination of interest, ...
by pwhodges
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Net Neutrality Vote on Dec 13th! (#SaveNetNeutrality)
Replies: 37
Views: 2446

Re: Net Neutrality Vote on Dec 13th! (#SaveNetNeutrality)

Maybe he is! (Well I know we don’t agree on political matters...).

But anyway, I wrote to my MEP before the last vote, and got nothing out of it beyond an automated acknowledgement.

What frightens me about this particular legislation is the sheer ignorance that it displays.
by pwhodges
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Darling in the Franxx (Studio Trigger)
Replies: 283
Views: 11210

Re: Darling in the Franxx (Studio Trigger)

More specifically, were we not shown the same sex pair as unable to connect in a FranXX?

At least we got a glimpse of some Nines who reversed the stamen/pistil relationship.
by pwhodges
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Fanfiction
Topic: FanFiction Requests/Recommendations/Discussion etc.
Replies: 1044
Views: 122834

Re: FanFiction Requests/Recommendations/Discussion etc.

Love/Rei/Shinji
by pwhodges
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Darling in the Franxx (Studio Trigger)
Replies: 283
Views: 11210

Re: Darling in the Franxx (Studio Trigger)

After a slow start Darling got quite fun to watch; also I guess I find Hiro and Zerotsuu more interesting than some of you, and I want to see how they end up. Recent episodes have got bad in story-telling terms, though. And I agree that the sexual characterisation is seriously questionable. On anime...
by pwhodges
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Darling in the Franxx (Studio Trigger)
Replies: 283
Views: 11210

Re: Darling in the Franxx (Studio Trigger)

I’ve only watched up to 20, and I won’t be able to watch 21 until July. Still, re Hiro: he and Zerotsuu have by far the most developed back-story (next is Mitsuru I guess), and while his memory being taken reduced his leadership qualities, it was still him who went exploring when they revisited the ...
by pwhodges
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Evangelion Final [SPOILERS]
Topic: Shin Eva - Official Social Media
Replies: 653
Views: 57745

Re: Shin Eva - Official Social Media

ErgoProxy#879359 wrote:POLAND MENTIONED! :w00t: Care to share what exactly did they record in Warsaw?

Not specified beyond saying the Warsaw Philharmonic recorded some additional orchestral music.
by pwhodges
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Evangelion Final [SPOILERS]
Topic: Shin Eva - Official Social Media
Replies: 653
Views: 57745

Re: Shin Eva - Official Social Media

And the other soundtracks were recorded in London? That's pretty neat. I wonder if they were all at this same studio... The full list of studios used for each film is as follows (taken from the OST booklets, and given in the order listed there, presumably greatest use first): Jo: Abbey Road, London...
by pwhodges
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Evangelion Final [SPOILERS]
Topic: Shin Eva - Official Social Media
Replies: 653
Views: 57745

Re: Shin Eva - Official Social Media

All the previous Rebuild music was recorded mainly in London (at Abbey Road, Eastcote, and Air - George Martin's studio) and minor bits in Warsaw and Tokyo, so I'd say it was relevant!
by pwhodges
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: 1001 Animated Films You Should Watch Suggestions Thread - UPDATED 29/APRIL/2018 (NEARLY 3600 FILMS!)
Replies: 71
Views: 12170

Re: 1001 Animated Films You Should Watch Suggestions Thread - UPDATED 29/APRIL/2018 (NEARLY 3600 FILMS!)

Here's another for you, which I give a strong recommendation: Piano no mori - The Perfect World of Kai https://myanimelist.net/anime/2594/Piano_no_Mori https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1119194/ There is no official English version. The film covers the first section of a manga of the same name. As it hap...
by pwhodges
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Darling in the Franxx (Studio Trigger)
Replies: 283
Views: 11210

Re: Darling in the Franxx (Studio Trigger)

She couldn't kill him because he hadn't finished his part of the exposition. Also, why waste a good cliché? Again.
by pwhodges
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 705
Views: 51707

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

I'm glad you appreciated it - I'm fully with you on that.
by pwhodges
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Darling in the Franxx (Studio Trigger)
Replies: 283
Views: 11210

Re: Darling in the Franxx (Studio Trigger)

Franxx just wants Yui klaxxohime to love him, so he explains all the bridal preparations he has made, before she shoots him down. Meanwhile, as all Hiro wants to do is elope with his dinowife to somewhere that doesn't frown on such bestial practises, rather than stay and be the Parasite Jesus of th...

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