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by StrokeMeGoat
Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: C.T.1290 versus Asuka. Examining the good and bad.
Replies: 288
Views: 8158

Re: How much does Asuka care about Shinji?

Honestly I think it's a bit of a stretch to say she's actually attracted to him. Her behavior towards Shinji when she's first introduced is geared more towards getting his attention and getting him to interact with her. Her comment about him being a boring boy after talking about thermal expansion a...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Nature of sync tests
Replies: 12
Views: 642

Re: Nature of sync tests

@Merridian: Not bad ideas at all, although I can't say I'm comfortable leaving something as general as your idea that the pilots need only be calm and receptive to states of calmness. It seems rather lacking in nuance, if for no other reason than because there can be several factors and causes that ...
by StrokeMeGoat
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Nature of sync tests
Replies: 12
Views: 642

Re: Nature of sync tests

If I remember right, they remark on Shinji's synchronization level when he first enters Unit-01 to fight Sachiel without a plugsuit. Knowing that, synchronization data can be gathered by simply having a pilot sit in the entry plug. That doesn't mean they don't have diagnostic tests they could run th...
by StrokeMeGoat
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: If Evangelion had a clearer approach, would it lose its charm?
Replies: 15
Views: 715

Re: If Evangelion had a clearer approach, would it lose its charm?

In general, i think intellectual properties benefit more when their creators/authors respect their audience's intelligence. There's definitely a way to be too obscure with your themes and intended meanings, but assuming you can keep from doing that, I find myself infinitely more likely to enjoy work...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: What would the EVA characters be like now?
Replies: 13
Views: 688

Re: What would the EVA characters be like now?

Even though he's actually 22, Satou from Welcome to the NHK always seemed to be a spitting image of Shinji. I mean, just look at this and tell me you don't see a dysfunctional, hikikomori Shinji: http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/welcometothenhk/images/8/80/-animepaper.net-vector-standard-anime-we...
by StrokeMeGoat
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: The Significance of "Shadow Bone"
Replies: 7
Views: 434

Re: The Significance of "Shadow Bone"

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phallic_woman Found this statement at that link, found it pretty interesting: "The phallic mother can be (though need not necessarily be) an actively castrative figure, stifling her children by pre-empting all room for autonomous action." Yui literally sets...
by StrokeMeGoat
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Let's Watch NGE Together! Unofficial Commentary Thread
Replies: 66
Views: 2693

Re: Let's Watch NGE Together! Unofficial Commentary Thread

The episode isn't about the challenge of the Angel itself, but about choosing to rise up to the challenge, deciding not to run away from adversity, and instead taking control of one's life, taking control of the wheel and piloting it (even if you need mommy's training wheels at first). I have to ad...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: "Anno intended Rei to be creepy"
Replies: 183
Views: 28037

Re: "Anno intended Rei to be creepy"

Hmm, that reminds me of that small interview of Hayashibara's in the extra-stuff at the end of volume 3 of the manga, where she talked about how Anno had told her, that it's not like Rei doesn't have emotion but that she doesn't know what it is (but once she learned them, she can develop them) - hi...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Why was Shinji strangling Asuka at the end of EoE?
Replies: 320
Views: 109382

Re: Why was Shinji strangling Asuka at the end of EoE?

I wrote a post about my hypothesis here , To be honest, I debate how much Shinji was actually trying to strangle her (at least in the sense that he was going to kill her) given that his hands are positioned in such a way that his thumbs both line up with her carotid arteries when every scene in the ...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Massive Object Lurking Beneath Antarctica
Replies: 17
Views: 1177

Massive Object Lurking Beneath Antarctica

I don't know how valid any of this is, but I couldn't help but thinking it was a joke in reference to Evangelion at first. http://nypost.com/2016/12/29/massive-anomaly-lurks-beneath-ice-in-antarctica/?utm_source=keywee&utm_medium=keyweefb&utm_campaign=keywee&kwp_0=372654 Scientists belie...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Evangelion Final [SPOILERS]
Topic: The Red Soil and Rei's Monologue
Replies: 9
Views: 772

Re: The Red Soil and Rei's Monologue

I'm not sure my thoughts are together enough to comment on anything yet really, but there's also the fact that in EOE, SEELE says something along the lines of "let the Red Earth purification ceremony begin".
by StrokeMeGoat
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Why didn't Mari and Sakura blame Shinji for NTI?
Replies: 10
Views: 1028

Re: Why didn't Mari and Sakura blame Shinji for NTI?

Sakura just seems to be keeping her interactions with Shinji professional, which changes somewhat as he's about to escape with the Ayanami series girl. Otherwise, she's his nurse/aide so it makes sense she'd behave that way. Mari on the other hand is somebody who doesn't conform to behaviors or opin...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Im writing a Thesis about Evangelion
Replies: 8
Views: 664

Re: Im writing a Thesis about Evangelion

Okay, after reading more about Lacanian psychology, I've identified a number of things represented in NGE that fit in with his theories. First things first, the AT-Field . The ATF is a representation of the alienation that one's mirror image imposes as a result of having separated the self from &quo...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Im writing a Thesis about Evangelion
Replies: 8
Views: 664

Re: Im writing a Thesis about Evangelion

Visual words, or "acoustic images", are the main basis of the Lacanian notion of significant. Visual words are just a synthesis of two mediums which a "concept" or meaning is "aprehended" (this is not entirely true, it's never fully aprehended because there's always a ...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Anyone else feel dislike towards EoE nowadays?
Replies: 40
Views: 2903

Re: Anyone else feel dislike towards EoE nowadays?

I always liked the original ending, but lately I've grown to appreciate it anymore. That said, I can really only say the same thing about EOE too. I don't really see a reason to compare them like they're separate endings, I see them as supplements to each other. Even if it could be argued that the o...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: The most disturbing moment in Evangelion
Replies: 905
Views: 160053

Re: The most disturbing moment in Evangelion

I've always taken it that plug depth is related to synchronisation rate. The effects of excessive synch rate in the series (Shinji reaches 400% when he is absorbed into the Eva) are similar to excessive plug depth in Ha (Shinji gets absorbed at the end of the film). I believe that what we know is n...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Was Adam trying to create human life?
Replies: 10
Views: 658

Re: Was Adam trying to create human life?

Thanks, I appreciate you clarifying things. I think it's important to mention that when I say that the donors aren't necessarily the same, that doesn't mean that the contact experiment and Kaworu being Adam's soul placed in a clone are unrelated or that one isn't important to success of the other. T...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Songs that remind you of Evangelion
Replies: 506
Views: 80943

Re: Songs that remind you of Evangelion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26UvLC2j46w Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead I'd have to say it's pretty much not possible to hear this song and associate it right away with Rei. [Verse 1] Her green plastic watering can For her fake Chinese rubber plant In the fake plastic earth That she bought from ...
by StrokeMeGoat
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Was Adam trying to create human life?
Replies: 10
Views: 658

Re: Was Adam trying to create human life?

I feel like you're taking my enthusiasm for parsimony a bit too personally. The bit about taking it personally is probably true, but given parsimony is defined as "1. a principle according to which an explanation of a thing or event is made with the fewest possible assumptions. Compare Occam's...
by StrokeMeGoat
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Was Adam trying to create human life?
Replies: 10
Views: 658

Re: Was Adam trying to create human life?

Why would you think several hints were deliberately added to the show about Adam being experimented on with Lilin genes, if NOT to explain Kaworu's origins? The economy of information in fiction is our friend, not the enemy. More on this here , specifically addressed in this post . All I did was po...

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