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by StrokeMeGoat
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: GNR got her head cut off BEFORE asking Shinji!
Replies: 16
Views: 737

Re: GNR got her head cut off BEFORE asking Shinji!

IIRC, her neck rips open and the blood starts to spray right after Shinji and Rei get finished discussing the difference between realities and dreams, and Shinji asks where his reality is. The whole live-action sequence is taking place during the period where Shinji has essentially chosen to create ...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sun May 21, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Hikari and Kensuke
Replies: 15
Views: 1487

Re: Hikari and Kensuke

I sit corrected! Well, you weren't incorrect on the basic context of the situation though. Her getting both of Unit-02's arms cut off and decapitated, only to be saved by Shinji in the end isn't much better than failing to synchronize I'd imagine, at least for her. I think the fact Shinji disappear...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sat May 20, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Hikari and Kensuke
Replies: 15
Views: 1487

Re: Hikari and Kensuke

she's been dismissed from Nerv at this point, This scene happens at the beginning of ep. 23, before Asuka fails to initialize her Eva against Armisael. Maybe my memory is a bit off, but she technically isn't dismissed from NERV until after that point. When it comes to Hikari and Kensuke in relation...
by StrokeMeGoat
Wed May 03, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Did Last A actually happen?
Replies: 27
Views: 1809

Re: Did Last A actually happen?

1) There's a reddish overcast in the final scene that affects a lot of the colors. It tints the irises of Asuka's eyes so that they look slightly brown, for instance. 2) In contrast, the stain under the nail is a silvery gray (vs. a dark reddish brown). 1) That's a good point to bring up I hadn't t...
by StrokeMeGoat
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Did Last A actually happen?
Replies: 27
Views: 1809

Re: Did Last A actually happen?

Reichu, while I agree that it's rust (why would it be streaming down from just below the nail in particular if it were a blood smear and not more in the center, there's just no reason to assume it would be blood), your argument about the colors doesn't really hold up. http://i.imgur.com/GVz68QU.png ...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Did Last A actually happen?
Replies: 27
Views: 1809

Re: Did Last A actually happen?

Didn't somebody who paid a lot of attention to the cycles of the moon determine that between the first post-impact scene and the ending choking scene roughly two weeks had elapsed, based on the phases of the moon ? Rust can build up in that amount of time. edit: http://i.imgur.com/fAWO5iN.jpg If you...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Transition guides
Replies: 27
Views: 1800

Re: Transition guides

Lol my whole post was really meant to get across the point that the details on whether it was physically happening or all in somebody's mind (or whatever) doesn't actually matter. I still agree with Bags more on this one, but does it actually matter that much which is the case? My point is that we s...
by StrokeMeGoat
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Transition guides
Replies: 27
Views: 1800

Re: Transition guides

I'm more inclined to Bagheera and Chuck's takes... or rather, I share their skepticism regarding the reality of what happened with Gendo and the transition guides. Reichu, I like your idea about not being able to maintain form because GNR's ATF or AATF is essentially causing others to "sync ove...
by StrokeMeGoat
Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: The mechanics of souls in Evangelion?
Replies: 6
Views: 940

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: 940

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: 2825

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: 4073

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: 4073

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: 1637
Views: 97446

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: 1820

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: 6342

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: 10605

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: 927
Views: 157156

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: 85
Views: 13861

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: 465
Views: 66428

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...

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