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by StrokeMeGoat
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: The Tree of Life Significance
Replies: 11
Views: 307

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: 11
Views: 307

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: 562

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: 67
Views: 8071

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: 67
Views: 8071

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: 4805

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: 67
Views: 8071

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: 4805

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: 246
Views: 96534

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: 4805

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: 1520

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: 4805

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: 1922

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: 4486

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...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: NGE: Episode 05, EVA-00 accident
Replies: 8
Views: 1575

Re: NGE: Episode 05, EVA-00 accident

Gendou says そうか viz. sou ka. Oh, hmm. Well, I suppose what I said about it being a basic acknowledgement still works. Now that I think about it though, I think naruhodo and sou ka are typically used in some what distinct contexts from one another despite having overlap in meaning. Then again, I rea...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: NGE: Episode 05, EVA-00 accident
Replies: 8
Views: 1575

Re: NGE: Episode 05, EVA-00 accident

I can't read the (what I'm assuming is) Hiragana that Lavinius posted and the link unfortunately doesn't display the romanized spelling of the word, but I'm rather sure it's the Japanese word "naruhodo", which is typically translated very simply as "I see". That said, if you're c...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Asuka and Prometheus
Replies: 2
Views: 1008

Re: Asuka and Prometheus

Eh, I guess I can see some parallels there, but the story of Prometheus and Pandora's Box seems more like an expression of man's realization that consciousness, knowledge, awareness, and enlightenment leads to eternal toil, struggle, and suffering. The story of Genesis itself is an example of a refl...
by StrokeMeGoat
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Was Yui nearly as bad as Gendo?
Replies: 35
Views: 4805

Re: Was Yui nearly as bad as Gendo?

More enlightened parents seek to prepare their children to handle whatever the world might throw at them. They do not selfishly attempt to modify the world for the convenience of their children Indeed. It is generally wisest to seek primarily not to change the world itself to be easier to handle or...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Shinji Clenching His Fist Question
Replies: 18
Views: 2313

Re: Shinji Clenching His Fist Question

I think your passive/active interpretation works as well. A good example of this is when he is confronting Gendo in episode 19. That's actually the primarily example that stuck out to me when forming my interpretation. It's also worth noting that this is supported by its repetition in Rebuild when ...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Lilith and the MP Evas' "Fusion"
Replies: 11
Views: 1409

Re: Lilith and the MP Evas' "Fusion"

For me this moment has never been troublesome; it's Seele assuming control over Lilith-Adam, to ensure that she'll cooperate with their plan. Eh, I don't think SEELE wound up planning to carry out Third Impact and HIP utilizing Lilith or the Lance of Longinus. They themselves exclaim in pleasant su...

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