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by StrokeMeGoat
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: New info re: Episode 20 continuity error?
Replies: 14
Views: 6351

Re: New info re: Episode 20 continuity error?

When you're reading a translation, you want to try and avoid being too exact with the way you interpret the wording. I had always taken that line to mean what the Netflix translation seems to clarify for us with a more accurate translation. If the suit had simply been what remained after Shinji diss...
by StrokeMeGoat
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Mother is the First other: The Human Instrumentality Project and Lacanian Psychoanalysis
Replies: 6
Views: 3220

Re: Mother is the First other: The Human Instrumentality Project and Lacanian Psychoanalysis

Rei's segment during the beginning of episode 25 is an excellent representation of Lacanian psychoanalytic theory. She even starts off looking into a mirror and questioning if the reflection is her, which is about as direct of an allusion to the Mirror Stage as it can get. In truth, I think Anno was...
by StrokeMeGoat
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Would the angels have awoken and attacked regardless of the Katsuragi expedition disturbing Adam 15 years prior?
Replies: 6
Views: 2250

Re: Would the angels have awoken and attacked regardless of the Katsuragi expedition disturbing Adam 15 years prior?

From what I understand, the Angels would've awoken in 2015 whether or not Second Impact occurred. The Dead Sea Scrolls seemed to indicate as much. Based off the information found in the scrolls, SEELE decided the best way to limit the potential damage was to initiate Second Impact themselves and to ...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Was Anno Inspired By This Real-Life Phenomenon?
Replies: 10
Views: 1807

Re: Was Anno Inspired By This Real-Life Phenomenon?

Now that I think about it, that means the White Moon would not have been buried under the ice of Antarctica for the whole 4 billion years it has been on Earth. There would have been portions of Earth's history where it would have been exposed, like during the time of the dinosaurs. So how is it tha...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Explain Each Characters' Instrumentality/3rd Impact Plan
Replies: 10
Views: 2079

Re: Explain Each Characters' Instrumentality/3rd Impact Plan

I may edit this post or make another after taking some time to read the responses so far, but here's my take: SEELE: SEELE's plan involves killing off the old Gods and merging all of humanity into a single amalgamated being that becomes God as the artificially induced next (and presumably final) ste...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Why was Shinji separated from Unit 01? (Episode 20)
Replies: 2
Views: 1118

Re: Why was Shinji separated from Unit 01? (Episode 20)

The timing of the events and cinematography, as well as later on by the dialog provided by Ritsuko in a conversation with Misato following Shinji's reconstitution suggests that it was in fact Misato clutching Shinji's plugsuit, grieving over his loss, and pleading for him to come back that prompted ...
by StrokeMeGoat
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Was Anno Inspired By This Real-Life Phenomenon?
Replies: 10
Views: 1807

Re: Was Anno Inspired By This Real-Life Phenomenon?

Interesting find! I think I've seen this before but had forgotten about it and not really given it much thought. There's a lot having to do with the South Pole that is similar to the Evangelion plot it seems. It's hard telling how much of it Anno was exposed to and used as inspiration for the plot. ...
by StrokeMeGoat
Mon May 06, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Eva Anatomy & Physiology: 2018 Edition
Replies: 88
Views: 17993

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: 21
Views: 6977

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: 1523

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: 1657

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: 1101

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: 23
Views: 3990

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: 23
Views: 3990

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: 23
Views: 3990

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: 1136

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: 17993

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: 17993

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: 6800

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: 17993

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...

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