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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: 107131

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: 675

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: 447

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: 720

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: 7
Views: 428

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: 7
Views: 428

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: 35
Views: 2005

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: 158413

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: 524

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: 499
Views: 79079

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: 524

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: 524

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...
by StrokeMeGoat
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: What You Did NOT Like About Evangelion
Replies: 621
Views: 60801

Re: What You Did NOT Like About Evangelion

Trains are burned into Shinji's psyche because they're inextricably linked to the memory of being abandoned by his father. Far from "pretentious", it's smart use of a motif. Have to agree. It also reminds me of experiences of mine in various altered states, whether it was drug use in the ...
by StrokeMeGoat
Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Do the Evas go into Awakening in the original series?
Replies: 8
Views: 389

Re: Do the Evas go into Awakening in the original series?

I think the awakening in the original series is less divine in the ways it appears to be in Rebuild. Strictly speaking, until Unit-01 ingests the S2 organ, it isn't the equivalent of a god yet. What isn't clear is what's going on to power Unit-01 during its berserk state in ep 16 and in ep 19 direct...
by StrokeMeGoat
Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Was Adam trying to create human life?
Replies: 10
Views: 524

Re: Was Adam trying to create human life?

So does that mean that in a similar way to Rei, Kaworu's body is a clone of that of the man who took place in the contact experiment? When Yui was involved in a contact experiment, she was making contact with Unit-01, not Lilith. They also state that Rei's clones are made from all that could be sal...
by StrokeMeGoat
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Why was Gendo's transition guide Unit 01?
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: Why was Gendo's transition guide Unit 01?

Yeah, I agree pretty much with what's been said. I feel like what he feels he deserves is more or less and unconscious... desire isn't quite the right word, I suppose judgment works better. The rest of the cast was similarly judged. Aoba wound up being "punished" as well. At the same time ...
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: 990

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: 1806

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: 1806

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: 2242

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...

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