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by StrokeMeGoat
Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: The mechanics of souls in Evangelion?
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: The mechanics of souls in Evangelion?

"Technically their bodies were the same" -- they were physically connected, but they weren't the same. An embryo is connected to its mother, yet it has its own soul. I don't have time to cover your other points, but I have to say there's a pretty big difference between gestation and havin...
by StrokeMeGoat
Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: The mechanics of souls in Evangelion?
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: The mechanics of souls in Evangelion?

I think looking toward LCL and how it relates to life is a good start. What's the difference between Evas and the Rei clones compared to all other life that evolved naturally on earth? They were formed synthetically using LCL collected from Lilith that was genetically modified to take the shape huma...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Hands in 'Evangelion' and the Libido/Destrudo Duality [Split]
Replies: 24
Views: 1632

Re: Hands in 'Evangelion' and the Libido/Destrudo Duality [Split]

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Asuka gently caressing Shinji's cheek right after trying to strangle her. While his hands are full of conflict and anger, her hands are inviting forgiveness as a sign that she does care. To be honest, I debate how much Shinji was actually trying to strangle her (a...
by StrokeMeGoat
Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Waking Up from Instrumentality
Replies: 56
Views: 2879

Re: Waking Up from Instrumentality

Some of us don't much care what Anno had in mind and focus instead solely on the show/film itself. Whatever sort of metaphor he meant for it to be breaks down when the fantasy is a real possibility just brimming with unknowable potential. Alright, well, if we're working within the world of NGE itse...
by StrokeMeGoat
Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Waking Up from Instrumentality
Replies: 56
Views: 2879

Re: Waking Up from Instrumentality

Wait, whether instrumentality is a good or bad thing is up for debate? Seriously? It's supposed to be symbolic for losing yourself in fantasy and how it's not much different from being dead in the first place (assuming you let it consume your life or stop you from improving yourself), and that you h...
by StrokeMeGoat
Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Official Happy Birthday Thread
Replies: 1575
Views: 87083

Re: Official Happy Birthday Thread

Happy birthday, StrokeMeGoat! Thanks, I appreciate that. Didn't expect a total stranger to be wishing me a happy birthday today, makes me feel pretty good. In the spirit of your own kindness I'd like to also wish a happy birthday to The Dreaming Tree, Gekusu, Afrid, and vincent-mq. I don't know if ...
by StrokeMeGoat
Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: What's the laptop screen in EoE's opening Misato scene about?
Replies: 7
Views: 1297

Re: What's the laptop screen in EoE's opening Misato scene about?

One thing that kind of bugs me about this wonderful film is that it wants us to ignore the English text on Misato's laptop, but the English text on Maya's laptop is thematically important. But they don't necessarily want us to skip the English text on Misato's laptop. Sure, it may not be something ...
by StrokeMeGoat
Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: End of the manga "Sadamoto's manga"
Replies: 42
Views: 5379

Re: End of the manga "Sadamoto's manga"

Interesting, good to know. That makes things a lot less confusing.
by StrokeMeGoat
Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: at which point were you most angry/frustrated/disappointed with a character
Replies: 84
Views: 9496

Re: at which point were you most angry/frustrated/disappointing with a character

@Iuvenal Fapping with your off-hand is a thing? Sounds crazy to me. I thought his statement was strange too; I know for sure using the off-hand is a thing for some (heh), but I'm fairly certain it's quite common for people to use their "strong" hand over the off-hand. For me it's definite...
by StrokeMeGoat
Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Dreams about Evangelion...
Replies: 923
Views: 149988

Re: Dreams about Evangelion...

I've only had 3 Eva related dreams I can remember, all three are hard to remember at this point. My dreams tend to be very bizarre, and most of the time if I remember them, quite vivid. None actually involved the Evas themselves though, one involved some strange circumstances in Nerv and being in an...
by StrokeMeGoat
Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: If Mari and Asuka are/were Gay. . .
Replies: 84
Views: 11242

Re: If Mari and Asuka are/were Gay. . .

Evangelion is the only fanbase where it's possible to have really deep discussions about how thought-provoking it is while also talking about its main character jerking off to two 14-year-old giant robot pilots fucking. Hey hey, they're 28 now, remember? They just look 14. That means it's... uh... ...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What are your other favorite anime?
Replies: 464
Views: 63487

Re: What are your other favorite anime?

Preface: Bold means top favorite/best/highly recommend. Italics means I still really, really enjoy them and recommend it. Everything else is still quite good, but not something I think was extraordinary, just above average enough I'd consider it a favorite. So other than NGE+EOE/NTE of course, and i...
by StrokeMeGoat
Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: End of the manga "Sadamoto's manga"
Replies: 42
Views: 5379

Re: End of the manga "Sadamoto's manga"

Rei's compatible with Unit 01 in the TV series and movies too. She even synchronizes with it in Episode 14. Unit 01 just doesn't let her use it the one time she needs to. I wasn't referring to the fact that she could sync with Unit-01 in itself so much as the fact that she could at the very beginni...
by StrokeMeGoat
Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Gendo's End in EoE
Replies: 9
Views: 2562

Re: Gendo's End in EoE

I agree with your comments about Gendo's love for Yui, especially in that she fulfilled a need of his. Ultimately our only disagreements boil down to how we define love, or how neither of us is explaining it in just the right way for the other to understand what our intended meanings are. I'm not su...
by StrokeMeGoat
Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Gendo's End in EoE
Replies: 9
Views: 2562

Re: Gendo's End in EoE

First of all, I'm not sure it's fair to say that Gendo loved Yui based on what's presented in NGE. It's more like he has a desperate, obsessive infatuation with her that, even if he does deserve love, is ultimately selfish. Even more selfishly, he compulsively uses any means to reunite out of his de...
by StrokeMeGoat
Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Evangelion Final [SPOILERS]
Topic: Theory: Asuka is a Cyborg
Replies: 8
Views: 1530

Re: Theory: Asuka is a Cyborg

The explanation provided in the actual films is that excessive plug depth results in the pilots "losing their humanity". They look human enough, sure, but Asuka attributes her youthful appearance to "the curse of Eva" and uses the term "Lilin" at the end of 3.0, indica...
by StrokeMeGoat
Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Why did Asuka tell Shinji she didn't receive his help?
Replies: 164
Views: 20972

Re: Why did Asuka tell Shinji she didn't receive his help?

I don't think there's really enough evidence to assume that Asuka is referring to anything but going to find and help her in the aftermath. In a way, it's somewhat linked to what happened with the dummy plug and Unit-03, but it's limited to the fact that Asuka was expecting him to do it and Mari was...
by StrokeMeGoat
Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Evangelion: Jo-Ha-Q (Trilogy Trailer) - Vengeance
Replies: 11
Views: 2980

Re: Evangelion: Jo-Ha-Q (Trilogy Trailer) - Vengeance

Well, that sucks. Whoever made it should've posted the fair-use bit, because I'm guessing it is actually protected from copyright infringement by that clause in the law. I'm guessing whoever owned the account doesn't have it within their power to fight the claim, although I imagine they have to have...
by StrokeMeGoat
Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Episode 26: On the Blue Moon
Replies: 3
Views: 588

Re: Episode 26: On the Blue Moon

I think what you refer to specifically as the blue moon, and what Reichu claims is a coral reef is more of a small, personal world that represents the smaller version of the world that exists within Shinji's own mind that they talk about a good part of the episode. He asks many times "where&quo...
by StrokeMeGoat
Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: The Endless Question: The Souls of the Mass Production Evangelion Series
Replies: 43
Views: 2595

Re: The Endless Question: The Souls of the Mass Production Evangelion Series

After Kaworu dies, his soul is somehow later present in GNR during EoE, so in the meantime it was probably lingering around Terminal Dogma where Kaworu died. I had always assumed that it returned to Adam's flesh, which was in Gendo's hand at the time. This explains why Rei returning to Lilith resul...

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