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by StrokeMeGoat
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: 3 Aspects - woman, mother, and scientist in EOE
Replies: 14
Views: 451

Re: 3 Aspects - woman, mother, and scientist in EOE

Can't agree more on this sentiment. I'm pretty intrigued by the Trinity angle not just in relation to Eva, but our species as a whole. Even in dualistic spiritual movements I've noticed a hidden third aspect usually in the form of harmony/balance. Hell even quantum mechanics plays around with the t...
by StrokeMeGoat
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Who would win, Adam or Lilith
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Re: Who would win, Adam or Lilith

In every single canon, Lilith and her progenitors have been the victors over Adam I'm not sure I'd say that Lilith and the Lilin were victorious over Adam and her progeny. I mean, yeah, the Angels were all defeated, and the Lilin were ultimately given the option to be reborn if they possessed the w...
by StrokeMeGoat
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: 3 Aspects - woman, mother, and scientist in EOE
Replies: 14
Views: 451

Re: 3 Aspects - woman, mother, and scientist in EOE

I have actually started a massive write up on this myself, the main difference being that I'm focusing on the Holy Trinity and trinities in general. They show up everywhere in the series. The ones already mentioned of course, and Rei I, Rei II, Rei III ; Rei, Kaworu, Yui; Adam, Lilith, Unit-01 w/S2 ...
by StrokeMeGoat
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Who would win, Adam or Lilith
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Re: Who would win, Adam or Lilith

As far as we can tell, both Adam and Lilith are essentially identical, physically speaking. They were just provided different fruits to provide their children. Kaworu's reaction to encountering Lilith in Terminal Dogma, if taken at face value (no speculation about pretending to be surprised or putti...
by StrokeMeGoat
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Meaning behind Asuka's Mom's Mixed Messages
Replies: 11
Views: 518

Re: Meaning behind Asuka's Mom's Mixed Messages

I believe the way that the libido and destrudo of the on the psychograph and their connection to the state of the Eva and pilot's AT Field(s) in combination with Asuka's announcement of understanding the meaning behind the AT Field is presented in EOE tells us fairly clearly about the nature of its ...
by StrokeMeGoat
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: What You Did NOT Like About Evangelion
Replies: 642
Views: 66352

Re: What You Did NOT Like About Evangelion

I didn't like how much of a bitch Asuka was yea you had a tragic backstory but it did get a bit too much at times While I can agree, especially thinking the exact same ting about Risuko, NGE wouldn't be NGE if the various major personality and psychological issues and dysfunctionality with living o...
by StrokeMeGoat
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: What if there was a 3rd Seed of Life?
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: What if there was a 3rd Seed of Life?

Do you mean a third seed present on Earth? Info from some of the games officially recognized as canon state the FAR created 7 seeds of life. IIRC, four with the fruit of life, and three with the fruit of knowledge.
by StrokeMeGoat
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Why dosen't Yui just complete third impact herself?
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: Why dosen't Yui just complete third impact herself?

To perhaps clarify everybody's intended outcomes a bit (or my opinion on them, anyway), Yui's desire is to use Unit-01 as an Ark to save mankind from the destruction of the flood of destruction that it is Third Impact and the initiation of the Human Instrumentality Project. Nerv/Gendo's isn't entire...
by StrokeMeGoat
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: [Theory] Why did Anno and NGE's other creators choose to define Angels as Human?
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Re: [Theory] Why did Anno and NGE's other creators choose to define Angels as Human?

At least on some level, you can't ignore the religious lore must have at least some significant influence on the decision and the symbolism intended by it. If you read up on Kabbalism in particular, Angels (or more accurately, "messengers" is what the ancient Hebrew for angel translates to...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Question about the ending of EoE
Replies: 8
Views: 804

Re: Question about the ending of EoE

Can someone explained to me why Asuka's the only one that returns in the end after Shinji refused instrumentality ? Or she's just the first one ? Based on Yui's parting statements to Shinji, it's being strongly implied others will eventually return. To help clarify why this is so, it;s fairly impor...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on Asuka
Replies: 27
Views: 1518

Re: Thoughts on Asuka

I don't find Asuka any more interesting than many of the other characters. She's easily the most relatable to me, but that fact doesn't necessarily make her any more interesting to me than any other character on its own. As a matter of fact, as time has gone on, I've found the characters i've relate...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Asuka and Rei numbered out of order?
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Re: Asuka and Rei numbered out of order?

Kaworu was basically raised by SEELE in a manner of speaking and he's the fifth child, the naming reflects more of what Asuka'sBigBrother said--when they were specifically selected and designated as a pilot for an Eva.
by StrokeMeGoat
Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: C.T.1290 versus Asuka. Examining the good and bad.
Replies: 355
Views: 15833

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: 980

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: 980

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: 1020

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: 1007

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: 13
Views: 976

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: 74
Views: 4065

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: 29314

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...

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