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by AlphaGamma
Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Why did Asuka tell Shinji she didn't receive his help?
Replies: 164
Views: 33787

Honestly, I chalk a lot of the fairytale motifs in NGE up to Anno's depression. A big theme of depression at any level is the sense of hopelessness, and this sense of hopelessness tends to make people romanticize their depression, in ways which basically confirm that their depression is differe...
by AlphaGamma
Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Why did Asuka tell Shinji she didn't receive his help?
Replies: 164
Views: 33787

Rei was reading The Happy Prince there. No idea how it matches up, but Rei wants to make Shinji happy, and Asuka's our princess, and Gendo's the king . . . eh, who knows? :shrug: Yep, the book is the "Happy prince and other stories" by Oscar Wilde and its story can be directly com...
by AlphaGamma
Mon May 04, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Mari is gay for Yui (_very_ serious thread)
Replies: 91
Views: 21157

The treachery of images must be kept in mind. Eva is not deterministically designed in advance but improvised and retconned. The 2.0 CRC makes this very clear even to those who haven't been following the internal evolution of Eva episodes based on drafts etc and attaining a 'live' feeli...
by AlphaGamma
Sat May 02, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Mari is gay for Yui (_very_ serious thread)
Replies: 91
Views: 21157

She made cat noises along with dog barking/whining noises, funny enough. Even back in NGE, there were Shinji = puppy connections (Epi 8 background dialogue). Who know if it's meant to be shipping(?) or silliness on Miyamura's end, though! :lol: Oh, it is shipping. In an inte...
by AlphaGamma
Fri May 01, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Mari is gay for Yui (_very_ serious thread)
Replies: 91
Views: 21157

Exactly what I was saying. Maybe Anno's just making a bunch of pussy jokes? He definitely is making some deliberate connections between cats and Asuka. In the old preview to 3.0 he had specified for Asuka's smile to be cat-like. Then there is the fact that Yuko Miyamura in her 3.0 interview...
by AlphaGamma
Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: [Manga] Shinji Ikari Raising Project
Replies: 338
Views: 364246

I just picked up volume 15 last weekend. I already know its going to end ambiguously, with neither Rei or Asuka as a clear "winner". I only read this for the parts were Gendo pops up and does something hilarious. I've checked out some of the chapters. It always feels like Asuka is the...
by AlphaGamma
Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:23 am
Forum: The Editorium
Topic: Content Submissions, Suggestions and Comments
Replies: 153
Views: 50068

Just wanted to point out that i've rewritten parts of the Asuka-Shinji theory ( [url]http://wiki.evageeks.org/Theory_and_Analysis:Shinji_and_Asuka%27s_Relationship ) and added some of the episodes that were missing. I've put more of a focus on Shinji being Kaji's replacement and ...
by AlphaGamma
Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: The Editorium
Topic: Scribe Sign-Up Sheet
Replies: 444
Views: 122977

As i'm finding myself having a lot of free time (until september) i would like to help out editing the wiki. I was thinking about adding some info to the page dedicated to Sadamoto's manga to begin with (having recently finished reading it). I should point out that i have no ...
by AlphaGamma
Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:02 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Rejection vs Understanding. Asuka/Shinji theory
Replies: 9
Views: 3927

The wiki is an effort of several people working on the same page at any given time, not just 1 writer. That article's extremely old by now, either way. Though, some of those assumptions you mentioned come straight from the Platinum (Renewal) booklet commentary on DC 22': Oh ye, i ag...
by AlphaGamma
Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Rejection vs Understanding. Asuka/Shinji theory
Replies: 9
Views: 3927

Rejection vs Understanding. Asuka/Shinji theory

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post it, but, after reading the Asuka-Shinji theory from the wiki ([url]http://wiki.evageeks.org/Theory_and_Analysis:Shinji_and_Asuka%27s_Relationship#Episode_16:_Asuka_Surpassed ), i felt like i had to point out some issues with the analysis. I...
by AlphaGamma
Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:15 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Episode 22, platinum booklets. Clarification?
Replies: 12
Views: 2592

alongside feeling Shinji was giving Rei attention over her (though she'd obviously never admit that). I think that's generally the best way to look at Eva instead of stuff being one thing over another. :shrug: Heh, that is on her though. She could have gone to greet him instead of t...
by AlphaGamma
Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Episode 22, platinum booklets. Clarification?
Replies: 12
Views: 2592

I'd have to watch the scene again. But I'm busy right now, and the first order of business when I get home it watching the new Star Wars trailer 17 times in a row. But, if Asuka is losing "to the likes of [Shinji]," then she could be referring to the previous angel battle back in ...
by AlphaGamma
Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Episode 22, platinum booklets. Clarification?
Replies: 12
Views: 2592

Given the Arael sequence I don't think they misread the line at all. If she was talking about Shinji she could have said that at any time, but instead she says it specifically when he's talking to Rei. Seems pretty clear the line references her, and that the writers of the Platinum book pic...
by AlphaGamma
Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Episode 22, platinum booklets. Clarification?
Replies: 12
Views: 2592

Episode 22, platinum booklets. Clarification?

So, i came across the description of the station scene with Asuka, Rei and Shinji from episode 22 (director's cut) in the booklets (link: http://www.evamonkey.com/platinum-booklets/episode-commentaries-21-26.php). It is not stated as a fact, but it is suggested that Asuka may per...
by AlphaGamma
Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:32 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Back to the Beach
Replies: 37
Views: 7404

And in the process, Asuka is suddenly made into a much more major character. It really makes one look at her earlier scenes differently. This may be the first time i see someone thinking that Asuka isn't a very important character in the original series. Most people tend to agree that the time ...
by AlphaGamma
Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:09 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Will Shinji Ever Find Love In The End?
Replies: 548
Views: 64373

Im curious how you came to this conclusion. I mean it's not like her relationship with Shinji has ever been a focus in the rebuild, nor have they really shared screentime together. I'm curious about how they'd be so terrible together so indulge me a little. It doesn't even make sens...
by AlphaGamma
Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Will Shinji Ever Find Love In The End?
Replies: 548
Views: 64373

@Bagheera: Rei's total social ineptitude goes both ways. Asuka hides her crush because she's socially conditioned to; Rei has no such conditioning. Her motives are a little more nuanced; Asuka is cooking as a display to Shinji, Rei is doing it to do something nice for Shinji, but the desire...
by AlphaGamma
Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Will Shinji Ever Find Love In The End?
Replies: 548
Views: 64373

As much as I'd love for an NME Shinji and Asuka romance to happen, romance doesn't seem to be the point of NME. A possibility sometime after EoE depending on your POV, sure. But I don't see how it could happen in NME when the focus is Shinji fully accepting himself and the world despite...
by AlphaGamma
Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Evangelion Final [SPOILERS]
Topic: 4th Film Info (READ OP) + Speculation
Replies: 1362
Views: 275743

Having just seen 3.0, I am unsure what to think of what will come in Final. 3.0 was so different from 2.0 that it would be hard to guess. However, I do have a couple of very general predictions. One thing I am curious about though is why Asuka brought her with him. Of all the aspects of 3.0 that I ...
by AlphaGamma
Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Why don't the Japanese like Rei Q?
Replies: 62
Views: 10048

Because Rei Q drops all of Rei's previous characterization......she isn't the same character and thus isn't as interesting or enticing. Not that surprising. The main reason why people don't like ReiQ is probably because they were hoping/expecting to see the rest of the movies (o...

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