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by StrokeMeGoat
Mon May 06, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Eva Anatomy & Physiology: 2018 Edition
Replies: 88
Views: 13554

Re: Eva Anatomy & Physiology: 2018 Edition

Honestly I think Unit-02 having four eyes is a case of the design simply looking cool. If it actually was meant to have any kind of symbolic meaning, I think considering the circumstances surrounding it's introduction and first appearance in the series, the fact that both Shinji and Asuka pilot it t...
by StrokeMeGoat
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Does Asuka see Shinji as her Senpai?
Replies: 18
Views: 3499

Re: Does Asuka see Shinji as her Senpai?

Given Asuka is a Captain, iirc, in the Rebuilds, then it wouldn't make sense for Shinji to be considered her senior/senpai by anybody . Not quite sure how Japanese honorifics work, but if anything, Shinji should probably be referring to her as Shikinami-sama if anything. That's totally ignoring the ...
by StrokeMeGoat
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Post Ep. 21, Misato deliberately avoided facing Shinji and Asuka
Replies: 9
Views: 1127

Re: Post Ep. 21, Misato deliberately avoided facing Shinji and Asuka

I think it's clear pretty early on in the series that Misato doesn't know how to properly deal with people, especially needy vulnerable ones. I mean, there's an entire dialog over the phone between her and Ritsuko all about how she doesn't know how to really approach Shinji. We also see this early o...
by StrokeMeGoat
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Why must Asuka be "the best" pilot?
Replies: 4
Views: 1059

Re: Why must Asuka be "the best" pilot?

The lesson Asuka learned was that she couldn't rely on anyone. She couldn't be a dependent child anymore. She couldn't get hurt again. But she couldn't fully exist apart from others. Asuka's paradox is that she wants to NOT need anyone else, but she needs to be noticed, which requires other people....
by StrokeMeGoat
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Post-3I Yui: Monument or Mother? Mk. II [Split]
Replies: 9
Views: 793

Re: Post-3I Yui: Monument or Mother? Mk. II [Split]

She could be both really. The ending of EoE doesn't do much to suggest she's going to take on the role of a SoL, but considering she became the Tree of Life for a time and is capable of utilizing the Lance/Spear of Longinus to restore humanity, I don't see why she couldn't act as a SoL if she so des...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: The Tree of Life Significance
Replies: 22
Views: 1839

Re: The Tree of Life Significance

Well, the story does potray a version of heaven... Before the protagonist rejects it as an escapist illusion I really have to wonder if Instrumentality should really be considered anything like heaven, paradise, or Nirvana. I've noticed a lot of people around here seem to have the opinion that HIP ...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: The Tree of Life Significance
Replies: 22
Views: 1839

Re: The Tree of Life Significance

I'm a little confused why you first acknowledge that the symbols have their own meaning within NGE, and demonstrate that you're familiar with Kabbalah, only to seemingly dismiss the idea that the ToL is used by NGE in a very specific spiritual context (which doesn't come at the expense of the psych...
by StrokeMeGoat
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: The Tree of Life Significance
Replies: 22
Views: 1839

Re: The Tree of Life Significance

(The oft-cited Tsurumaki statement is about how NGE isn't making any kind of Christian statement. The borrowed Judeo-Christian elements have plenty of meaning within the work itself.) ^This. The choice being made to use Christian symbolism was because it seemed cool/exotic and could generate intere...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Does Shinji's personality rub off on some people?
Replies: 4
Views: 953

Re: Does Shinji's personality rub off on some people?

I related heavily with Shinji when I first watched the series when I was 14, especially following a concussion that sent me into an intense depressive spiral, where I isolated myself entirely, developed crippling social anxiety, feelings of hatred for everything and self-loathing, as well as losing ...
by StrokeMeGoat
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Eva Anatomy & Physiology: 2018 Edition
Replies: 88
Views: 13554

Re: Eva Anatomy & Physiology: 2018 Edition

I know this is rebuild and not original EoTV, but since we're discussing rebuild sizes too, after a recent rewatch of 3.33, I think the entry plugs are actually the 20m size... at least going off of the Unit-13 insertion sequence. The entry plugs were clearly impossibly large just watching them Here...
by StrokeMeGoat
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Eva Anatomy & Physiology: 2018 Edition
Replies: 88
Views: 13554

Re: Eva Anatomy & Physiology: 2018 Edition

Regardless, I feel the placement is a bit off. When I've got a bit more time I'll have a go at my own placement. It is nit picky, but we're discussing the placement and its relation to the core here, nit picking is kind of the name of the game. Keep in mind I'm not trying to criticize CL's job here,...
by StrokeMeGoat
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Was Yui nearly as bad as Gendo?
Replies: 35
Views: 5901

Re: Was Yui nearly as bad as Gendo?

^ Look, I won't belabour the point any more than I need to, but everyone has agreed Yui was essentially god. If we take that into consideration, than with the power of god, which she has, she could have avoided 3I. You can't have it both ways where she's playing god, but 3I was inevitable, it's eit...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Eva Anatomy & Physiology: 2018 Edition
Replies: 88
Views: 13554

Re: Eva Anatomy & Physiology: 2018 Edition

I think your placement of the entry plug is a bit off. You can see in the gif below that the spinal armor/plug-hole and containment apparatus actually both raises AND rotates just prior to insertion, making the exact placement and angle of the entry plug rather tricky. https://www.vrfocus.com/wp-con...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Was Yui nearly as bad as Gendo?
Replies: 35
Views: 5901

Re: Was Yui nearly as bad as Gendo?

^ I still think the least ego-trip decision that could have been made was to avoid 3I entirely. I would agree if I could see a plausible way of avoiding the initiation of HIP--when you are against the equivalent of the Illuminati, there's little you can effectively do to change the outcome they des...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: NGE2: First Ancestral Race and Seeds of Life
Replies: 248
Views: 101125

Re: NGE2: First Ancestral Race and Seeds of Life

Is it possible for other aliens to have existed alongside the FAR, if so, they wouldn’t be made out of LCL, right? What Lavinius said. LCL may have properties intrinsic to its physical structure or some other aspect of its nature that makes it predisposed to its functions concerning life and the so...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Was Yui nearly as bad as Gendo?
Replies: 35
Views: 5901

Re: Was Yui nearly as bad as Gendo?

^ Still, even though her intentions are good, Yui is still paying god by forcing things to go her way. In how you explained it, she thinks her way of doing thinks is best. She literally has control of the EVA, that's been evident since Episode 1. She could have made the difference in avoiding Instr...
by StrokeMeGoat
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Shinji Post-Third Impact
Replies: 9
Views: 1860

Re: Shinji Post-Third Impact

Despite the cast's, and indeed, Shinji's traumas all being specific to them as individuals, their traumas are unique only in the minutia of their particular lives. On a more broad, human scale, they were all more or less just people trying to cope and live with the harsh reality of the human conditi...
by StrokeMeGoat
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Was Yui nearly as bad as Gendo?
Replies: 35
Views: 5901

Re: Was Yui nearly as bad as Gendo?

Yeah, it makes more sense. Still, I find it hard to believe that Yui, generally described as a nice person and a loving mother, let HIP occur... okay, she did so that Shinji could undo it, but it's really a cold reasoning... I honestly think that, given the situation in EOE and what all SEELE has a...
by StrokeMeGoat
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: An Observation on the Evas
Replies: 20
Views: 2446

Re: An Observation on the Evas

I think the three layers of an Eva as a being are reflective of a more fundamental, underlying principle surrounding human consciousness and being a living being. This is why we see the concept of threes so pervasively within human belief systems, hierarchical structures, in our cultures, and our sp...
by StrokeMeGoat
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Shamshel's Gender
Replies: 29
Views: 5069

Re: Shamshel's Gender

Earth is a planet. Nature is a figurative concept. Adam and Lilith are human beings in a work about human beings. Poor analogy. I know this post is old, but after rereading the thread, I rather confidently feel you're incorrect regarding my analogy being poor, in the implication that nature being a...

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