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by James Sucellus
Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Shinji and his interpretation of what it means to be a man
Replies: 24
Views: 3581

He hates himself for being a coward, which must surely tie in with the vox populi's definition of how a 'masculine' man should behave, which Shinji feels he fails to live up to.
by James Sucellus
Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Kimochi warui
Replies: 114
Views: 19677

I always thought he strangled Asuka at the end because he'd just escaped Instrumentality, so the feeling of seeing another distinct, individual human being who could potentially hurt him, gave him an intense emotional response. I think Asuka's line is about.... everything. The entire situati...
by James Sucellus
Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: What would you change about Evangelion?
Replies: 326
Views: 50755

I'd have made the distinction between Adam/Lilith smoother, as it feels like they changed gears midway through the series, and I'd have included a scene in End of Evangelion which clarified Gendo had attached Adam to his hand, as I maintain it's very unclear on first watch. Toji should h...
by James Sucellus
Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Eva Pic Thread 7: Waifupalooza (use spoilers, no hotlinks)
Replies: 1979
Views: 265812

Yay, cheers for feeding my undeservedly starved weird obsession with a minor, relatively pointless character from a 90s Japanese cartoon.
by James Sucellus
Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: What do Japanese fans think of Shinji?
Replies: 58
Views: 9800

Bagheera#726325 wrote:He is active in his Eva. He is passive in real life.


Agreed. It is an interesting dichotomy: that of the inactive action hero.
by James Sucellus
Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Eva Pic Thread 7: Waifupalooza (use spoilers, no hotlinks)
Replies: 1979
Views: 265812

:lol:

I wish there was more Hikari fanart out there.
by James Sucellus
Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Evangelion 3.0+1.0 [SPOILERS]
Topic: Do you want FINAL to be it or do you want a new show?
Replies: 143
Views: 25283

I think that instead of a new Eva show, I'd like Anno to create and write an original show, which has a similar level of nuance and complexity. Eva to me doesn't seem ripe for that vast a franchise, as it's a story with a very clear beginning, middle, and end.
by James Sucellus
Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: What do Japanese fans think of Shinji?
Replies: 58
Views: 9800

Chuckman#724063 wrote:Shinji is unpopular in the west because he's passive. He doesn't do things, things happen to him.


He's submissive, but I wouldn't say he's passive. He himself decides to pilot Unit-01, and saves the day too many times for me to consider him somebody who doesn't do things.
by James Sucellus
Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Eva Pic Thread 7: Waifupalooza (use spoilers, no hotlinks)
Replies: 1979
Views: 265812

I don't post here much due to feeling a bit intimidated, but this thread really is a gift.
by James Sucellus
Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Your sole favorite Rebuild of Eva film thus far?
Replies: 110
Views: 13081

I agree, the obsession with darkness in modern culture strikes me as mundane too. I just don't think if Eva had been like 2.0 during its original run, it would have stood out as a classic. Everything that makes the series unique is neutered. The character backstories and psychologies were such a...
by James Sucellus
Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Your sole favorite Rebuild of Eva film thus far?
Replies: 110
Views: 13081

If anybody here has taken the time to watch the 3 films back-to-back, what are their thoughts? I hope to do this sometime, whenever Funimation releases the 3.33 Bluray this summer. I did it yesterday. 3.0 comes across as a real sucker punch after the bright sunniness of 2.0, although I'd never ...
by James Sucellus
Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Eva Pic Thread 6: The Search for More Money (use spoilers)
Replies: 1999
Views: 1533171

Rei IV#710792 wrote:Mari x Asuka is so canon. It cannot be disputed! Also, many thanks to Kendrix for the Kuronami pics!


Hikari/Asuka is the one true pair. Those slumber parties could get pretty intense.
by James Sucellus
Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Your sole favorite Rebuild of Eva film thus far?
Replies: 110
Views: 13081

I really liked 2.0 and never went through this phase of hating it that the rest of the fandom seems to have endured. It was a roller coaster ride from start to finish and I can't think of any aspect of it I don't like. It's fun and visually stunning. I like it. It's visually appeali...
by James Sucellus
Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Your sole favorite Rebuild of Eva film thus far?
Replies: 110
Views: 13081

The first movie is an alright novelty, but really just the edited highlights with a great final confrontation. The second movie is a hugely dumbed down version of Evangelion for a commercial market, with things like Mari and an angst-free Asuka contributing to a much frothier and empty product. The ...
by James Sucellus
Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Does Sadamoto Ship Rei or Asuka?
Replies: 121
Views: 19178

Chuckman#710800 wrote:You will like Mari once you fully comprehend her. To do this you must oil up and chase you friends and wrestle them until you achieve a state of gnosis.


Making friends is too much effort for this otaku. I'll oil up and wrestle my monitor, instead.
by James Sucellus
Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: End of Evangelion ending...
Replies: 69
Views: 12914

I agree, it makes sense to me but one small but sadly important thing, after Asuka gently touches Shinji's face WHY IN THE FUCK did they have to add 'how disgusting' it completly negates, her act of kindness I get that that's simply her character but still, I leaves open the possibi...
by James Sucellus
Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Does Sadamoto Ship Rei or Asuka?
Replies: 121
Views: 19178

This goes beyond a matter of interpretation. Nothing in the realm of subjective (all art) goes beyond the matter of interpretation. I like Rei, but there's clearly less to her than with the other main characters, and she's only so mega popular because of her cute image. This isn'...
by James Sucellus
Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Does Sadamoto Ship Rei or Asuka?
Replies: 121
Views: 19178

Except she is very obviously none of these things to anyone who payed the slightest shred of attention, and is not why anyone likes her. Fair enough, I just have a different interpretation of the show than you do. I think she works as an exploration of Gendo's idealised blank and non-rebellious...
by James Sucellus
Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Does Sadamoto Ship Rei or Asuka?
Replies: 121
Views: 19178

I think Rei is quite clearly there as a deconstruction of how girls are viewed within anime, and how eerie a subservient, robotic, emotionless, empty vessel of a cute girl would actually be. On that level, she succeeds, and I like her as a character. Her mass popularity with those who take her at fa...
by James Sucellus
Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Worst Case Scenario Ending?
Replies: 172
Views: 33953

I found Toji's sister to be a much less forced 'cute new girl' character.

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