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by StrokeMeGoat
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Was Yui nearly as bad as Gendo?
Replies: 27
Views: 3128

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: 1172

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: 27
Views: 3128

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: 1419

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: 4163

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: 1298

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: 1298

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: 953

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: 27
Views: 3128

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: 2104

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: 1285

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...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Shinji Clenching His Fist Question
Replies: 18
Views: 2104

Re: Shinji Clenching His Fist Question

Tuser Eva Yojimbo (who hasn't posted here in a long time) made a great observation, suggesting that the open hand represents life (Shinji's hand covered in blood in episode 1 and covered in..something else in EoE) and the closed hand is death (all the strangulations that happen). The clenching is t...
by StrokeMeGoat
Thu May 24, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Shinji Clenching His Fist Question
Replies: 18
Views: 2104

Re: Shinji Clenching His Fist Question

I feel like you're reading into this too much. In the bus scene where the kids laugh at him, the whole fist clenching/unclenching thing is more than likely just a physical gesture animated in as a method of visually representing that he feels more powerful or capable. I've seen this same fist clench...
by StrokeMeGoat
Thu May 10, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Shamshel's Gender
Replies: 29
Views: 4163

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. Second of all, Adam and Lilith are not their own species. Seeds of Life are engineered beings that exist outside the species paradigm. In analytical contexts like this, &q...
by StrokeMeGoat
Wed May 09, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Shamshel's Gender
Replies: 29
Views: 4163

Re: Shamshel's Gender

I find most everyone's arguments about the possible biological sexes of the Angels are far too deep in head canon for me to be convinced they're really correct. Without a doubt, especially so with Shamshel, the sexual imagery in design is fairly transparent. What evidence is there that suggests the ...
by StrokeMeGoat
Tue May 08, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Do You Think Rei Was Un-Tanged Shortly After "Kimochi Warui"?
Replies: 15
Views: 2230

Re: Do You Think Rei Was Un-Tanged Shortly After "Kimochi Warui"?

In keeping with a more Christian interpretation, Rei herself was Lilith being housed in flesh. Lilith is the parallel to God the Father, herself being God the Mother. Rei as an incarnation of Lilith in Lilin form is the parallel to Jesus being an incarnation of God in human form, God the Son/the Son...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: EoE Final scene explained and connected to EoTV G.W.F Hegel.
Replies: 17
Views: 42992

Re: EoE Final scene explained and connected to EoTV G.W.F Hegel.

I agree with you. I also believe that, while it maybe have been Hegel's ideas that influenced the ending scene, even if that wasn't the case, Hegel's Master/Slave essay would still appear as though it had influence on that scene anyway for a pretty simple reason. His essay and ideas are well thought...
by StrokeMeGoat
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Lilith and Adam parallel Cain and Abel
Replies: 5
Views: 783

Re: Lilith and Adam parallel Cain and Abel

I think there are multiple different combinations of people and beings in NGE that form the Holy Trinity, I've mentioned so a few times in other posts. I'll try finding and linking them sometime when I've got more time to/I'm less lazy. In any case, I could see how Adam and Lilith parallel Cain and ...
by StrokeMeGoat
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: "Above the starry firmament God judges, as we judged" Meaning?
Replies: 10
Views: 1403

Re: "Above the starry firmament God judges, as we judged" Meaning?

I'm inclined to think that it's trying to say that god isn't as powerful as everyone thinks, because of the "God's in his heaven all is right in the world" quote, which I think is supposed to mean that we don't need God, that he should stay in his heaven. Not sure if you're aware, but the...
by StrokeMeGoat
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Why were there only 3 impacts ?
Replies: 25
Views: 2240

Re: Why were there only 3 impacts ?

I never thought of that. I always thought the red wispy things that flee from the body when it's reverted to LCL (easiest seen with Keel in EoE) were souls, and LCL was just a bunch of soulless primordial goop. You see a bunch of red wispy bits swirling the Black Moon, raising from Earth, and going...

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